Travel on a budget has always been a passion of mine. I think of it almost like putting a puzzle together but instead of small cardboard pieces, it’s accommodation, food and travel expenses. When you’re looking to travel a city on a limited daily budget, hostels are definitely the way to go! Experiencing Skopje’s vibrant new and old city will have you craving time outdoors rather than cooped up in your hotel. I say ditch the hotel plans, grab your backpack and explore Skopje through hostels! Whether you want to stay near the Old Bazaar or at the foot of Vodno, there are hostels in Skopje for you.
Here are 6 hostels in Skopje to check out on your next adventure
This Macedonian hostel has the capacity of 128 people with 8 rooms and 100 bunk beds. Yep, you read that right…100 bunk beds! If you’re looking to stay near the Old Bazaar, this is the perfect hostel for you. You can walk to Macedonia Square in only 5 minutes and explore the city at your leisure.
If you’re looking for some local insight, this may just be the place for you! David, Get Inn’s owner, is a tour guide in Skopje who runs tours to Matka Canyon and the Millennium Cross. A cozy, home-like atmosphere is offered at this spot as well as a freebie everyday. A deal you won’t wanna miss!
With cool art and a bright interior, this hostel is sure to make you smile! You can easily explore all that Skopje has to offer from this spot or you can enjoy the views from the balconies! Located at the foot of the mountain Vodno and equipped with a spacious green garden, this hostel has it all. Did I forget to mention the free wifi?
Looking for minimalist vibes? Sorry but this isn’t the place for you! Located at the foot of mountain Vodno, this hostel is only a 10 minute walk from the city centre. You’re sure to make new friends and gain perspective on the city with a stay at Hi.
Hostel World has voted Shanti the best hostel in Macedonia four times since 2013! Owned by a couple and brother, this hostel is sure to give off cozy, local vibes. You can easily walk to the city centre from this hotspot while mingling with your fellow backpackers.
If you’re looking to be in the heart of the old town, this is the hostel for you. Known for their coffee, Hostel Mickitos is only a 3 minute walk from Macedonia Square. With views of the city and Vodno, what more could a backpacker want?