This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Kikinda.
Kikinda, Serbia, is a quiet, small city where you can relax; it's located on the border with Romania. If you want to see life in rural Serbia, Kikinda is a great place to do that. It used to be a major train station and a stop of the Orient Express back in the day. In fact, there was a train connecting Kikinda with the neighboring Romanian city, Jimbolia, even through the past few years. However, now there is no direct connection between the two cities. It is really sad that you cannot travel by train anymore, but you can also hitchhike, as the border to Romania is less than ten kilometers away.
The Orthodox Church in Kikinda, with works of Teodor Ilic Cesljar, is among the most valued in Serbia and a must-see in the city. The building of the Velika (Great) Kikinda District, currently the National Museum of Kikinda, and the City Hall in Kikinda are also monuments worth seeing. In the middle of the Town Square, you can see the monument of the Kikinda Partisan Unit. Kikinda also hosts several curious events. One of them is Pumpkin Days, an annual event in mid-October with more than thirty years' history and international participation. The festival also has a costume ball for children, many dances, concerts, drinks, and pumpkins everywhere.
As it can be expected, there are not hordes of tourists rushing to visit this small town. However, there are enough tourists, mainly during the weekends, and you can find a few Kikinda, Serbia hostels in the quieter part of the city. As Kikinda is rather small, everything is within walking distance, so do not worry if you think that your Kikinda, Serbia hostel is far from the city center. Additionally, taxis are very cheap. The only time when you might have problems to book a hostel in Kikinda, Serbia, is during Pumpkin Days. Kikinda is a rural and not-very-touristy place, so do not expect that many people would speak English.
Written by local enthusiast for Kikinda hostelsGeorge Traveller