- Reviews: 1226
Urban Hostel: Residential Living in Skopje
I stayed at Urban Hostel because I found a flyer for the hostel and it had a slot machine in the common area. Count me in!
Unfortunately, upon arrival, the slot machine didn't appear to be working. There were a number of other disappointments as well, including the front desk guy who kept watching the same Youtube video over and over and over and over again (children singing in a field, followed by a close-up of rocks on the ground as their singing continued in the background) and a narrow, cramped four-bed dorm room that didn't really fit four people very well. The common area was nice, however, and when the dorms are that cramped it encourages chatting on the couches.
I found it easy to catch bus #15 and #22 from the main bus and train station to the hostel, by following the instructions on the hostel's website. It takes about fifteen minutes to walk briskly to the main city square from the hostel, but I have to admit the sidewalks are lovely and wide (if not shady) and it's a pleasant walk. The hostel itself is in a residential area, so you'll get feel for how people live in the city. There are some shops and restaurants near the hostel, but not many.
- Reviews: 1095
Shanti hostel: Shanti hostel
This place is decent enough - located just a 5-10min walk from the bus station and similar distance to the city centre/old town.
Staff are young locals and very friendly.
Rooms are clean, theres a good kitchen, a great chill out area outside and a smaller area inside.
it has an 8 bed and 4 bed dorm and the website advertises that they have shanti 1 and shanti 2 - i think i was in 1, not sure where two is.
its a little hard to find as its in the middle of a residential area.
it inlcudes a free breakfast which is pretty much toast, cereal and tea but is good.
it costs 8 euro for an 8 bed dorm.
- Reviews: 1242
Guesthouse Anja: Good value accommodation by the river
My girlfriend and I stayed at Guesthouse Anja in Skopje for 2 nights at the start of our visit to Macedonia in March 2012.
We booked our stay through www.booking.com and paid 45 Euros per night for an en-suite double room with breakfast included.
We paid a further 15 Euros for the airport pick-up service that the accommodation offered to us via email after confirming our booking. We knew that this would be cheaper than the 20 Euros+ that taxis at the airport would charge for the journey.
We settled our total bill in cash (in Macedonian Denari) at breakfast on the final morning of our stay. We were offered the chance to pay by credit card if we had so wished.
Guesthouse Anja is located on Kej 13 Noemvri on the southern banks of the Vardar River, just 100 metres or so from the Old Stone Bridge and Macedonia Square.
The accommodation is located above Anja Restaurant and is attached to City Mall. There are shops, supermarkets and exchange offices within City Mall although, as we arrived on a Saturday evening and left on a Monday morning, most of these were closed during the course of our stay.
The riverside promenade directly in front of the hotel is lined with bars, restaurants and outdoor cafes; including an Irish bar, a tapas restaurant, a Cuban bar and restaurant and an Argentinian steakhouse.
The train station and both bus stations (the local and long-distance stations) are all located next to each other about 10-15 minutes walk east of the hotel, along the river and past the Vero Center shopping mall. We easily walked there with our suitcases in tow when we caught the bus to Ohrid.
The historic district of Carsija can easily be reached on foot, via Old Stone Bridge, in about 10 minutes and the Memorial House of Mother Teresa is just a 5 minute walk away.
The journey from Skopje's Alexander The Great Airport, in the hotel's pick-up car, took around 20-25 minutes on a Saturday evening with not much traffic on the roads.
In summary, Guesthouse Anja enjoys a very central location; convenient for all the sights and for public transport options.
Our double room contained a proper double bed (not two singles pushed together) which was pretty comfortable, a reasonable sized wardrobe for our short stay (although it would have struggled to accommodate a week's worth of clothing for two people if we'd been staying longer) and spacious drawers on either side of the bed.
There were electrical sockets on either side of the bed for recharging batteries and phones overnight.
The flat screen TV picked up a few dozen local and European satellite channels, as well as CNN News, and there was a remote controlled heating and air-conditioning unit.
Although the hotel advertised free wi-fi throughout, I was unable to pick up a signal in our room. I could pick a signal up on the corridor outside our room and could just about get a weak, unreliable signal at the entrance to our room, but couldn't pick anything up once inside the room. Our room was at the back of the hotel; some of the rooms closer to reception may have a stronger signal. I used my netbook in the hotel's restaurant where the signal was strong and the connection was fast and reliable.
The worst thing about our room was that it had no windows. There was a small skylight in the ceiling high above the bed. This could be opened fractionally (with a long pole while standing on the bed) to let a little bit of air in. It also let in a small amount of sunlight. There are several rooms along the front of the hotel that have large windows overlooking the river, but not all rooms have this benefit.
The en-suite shower room was an adequate size with a larger-than-average shower cubicle. The water pressure was high and there was always hot water when we needed it. Shower gel dispensers were provided in the shower cubicle and above the washbasin.
The shower leaked a little through the screen, so we inevitably ended up with a soaking wet floor whenever either of us showered. This wasn't a huge problem and there was a step up into the main room to prevent the water from leaking through onto the bedroom carpet.
Fresh large and small towels were provided on each of the two days we stayed and a hairdryer was provided in the shower room.
Overall, our room was sufficient for a short two night stay. The lack of windows was the biggest complaint we had with it (as well as the noise from surrounding bars – see below), but we'd be happy to stay there again if we were ever in Skopje. We'd perhaps request a river-facing room next time if possible.
Breakfast is served in the hotel's ground floor restaurant, which has a modern dining room decorated in wallpaper with a design featuring the front pages of various international newspapers and magazines. In the warmer summer months, you can probably have your breakfast outside at a table on the promenade overlooking the Vardar River.
The menu is fairly extensive and you can choose whatever you like from it and in whatever quantities you like. Choices include toast, muesli, omelettes, various styles of eggs, ham, bacon, croissants, sandwiches, hot dogs, cheeses, pancakes, fruit salad and various fruit juices and hot beverages.
On the first morning, I opted for an omelette with cheese and bacon, a glass of orange juice and an espresso coffee, while Emma had the sweet pancakes (with chocolate sauce, bananas and cream), an orange juice and a cup of tea. On the second morning, I had the sweet pancakes and Emma had the savoury pancakes filled with cheese and ham.
The restaurant is open to non-guests, so even if you're not staying there you can pick up a good value breakfast for less than 150 MKD (£2).
Upon arrival, we were taken to a table in the restaurant (just next to the reception desk) and given a complimentary drink (I chose a bottle of Skopsko beer, Emma had a soft drink) while the staff dealt with the formalities of registering our passport details. Once we had finished our drinks, a couple of porters carried our luggage to our room. This involved a journey down the side of the restaurant, into the City Mall and up a couple of flights of stairs. The rooms were located above the restaurant, but there was no way of getting to them internally.
Thanks to its riverside location, on a promenade lined with cafes, bars and restaurants, it tended to be quite noisy in an evening; especially since we were there on a weekend. Loud music was playing in several nearby cafes and bars and was almost as loud in our room as it must have been in the cafes and bars themselves! However, the music can only be played until a certain time and the cafes and bars adhered to this ruling; the music stopped dead on 1am on the Saturday evening and dead on midnight on the Sunday evening. On both occasions, we had only returned to our room a short time earlier, so it wasn't a major problem for us.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Guesthouse Anja, would recommend it to others and would happily stay there again ourselves if we ever returned to Skopje.
This accommodation boasts an unbeatable central riverside location, just metres from Old Stone Bridge, Macedonia Square and numerous cafes, restaurants, bars and shops.
The price was very competitive at just 45 Euros per night for a double room with a hearty breakfast. I wouldn't be surprised if the price increases in coming years when the nearby construction work around the river is completed. It will offer great views of the renovated waterfront area.
Our room was perhaps the worst one in the hotel; it had no windows and we couldn't pick up the wi-fi signal, but it was fine for our short stay. The river-facing rooms along the front of the hotel are probably nicer. Request one of those if you get the chance.
- Reviews: 1
Skopje Apartments: Skopje serviced apartments for rent
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And save money! Apartment rentals can equate to a 50% saving on hotel rates having the same or even better facilities. Skopje apartments are located in the best areas of the city and are fitted with all necessary for a comfort stay, inclusive fully fitted kitchens and even washing machines...
Plus they offer a PICK-UP from the Airport and trains/bus stations.
To the leisure travelers and holiday makers coming for a short-break, shopping trip or vacation in our beautiful city, Skopje apartments will provide great value and facilities to make your holiday the most fabulous one. Apartments are located near the main tourist attractions of Skopje city, close to all trendy bars, restaurants and night clubs.
For the business travelers few of our apartments are offering a number of useful features such as Internet connection, international TV channels (CNN, BBC), allocated parking spaces...And prime location near the main business and government services.
- Reviews: 2
Flat Stay: Skopje accommodations
I know you posted awhile ago, but have you thought of checking things like couchsurfing and hospitality club? I met a few of the people here that participate in it, and they were all very nice people.
- Reviews: 6
Mladinski Hotel/"Ferijalen" Youth Hostel: Youth Hostel near the city centre
The Youth Hostel is situated near the City centre and offers single and double bedrooms.
The rooms are equipped with bathroom, TV and air condition.
The price for a room with two beds was about 40 EUR for locals and 50-55 EUR for foreigners.
This was the the cheapest place we could find close to the city centre (march 2008) and it takes only about five minutes to walk there.
Ask to see the room before you decide whether to stay there or not. Check the bed as it might not be the best to sleep on. I got a bed where the springs made it less comfortable to sleep on. But besides that the rooms seem to be fine.
- Reviews: 280
Macedonian Youth Hostel Association: Downtown Hostel
I did not actually stay in this hostel, though I did speak with management and take a look at one of their single rooms. My impressions of this downtown hostel is that it is conveniently located walking distance from Skopje's main bar/restaurant strip and was clean. At the time of writing, single private rooms were 33 Euro per night - the cheapest private rooms in Skopje that I know of. All rooms have private bath and a television, though are quite simple and small.
Breakfast is included in the price of the room, though I have to imagine that it is somewhat unimpressive.
Cheapest reasonable lodging in Skopje.
- Reviews: 280
Hotel Centar: Olympic Swimming Pool!
Hotel Centar's claim to fame is its in-door olympic-sized swimming pool, which is proudly advertised on their business card! The hotel is located fairly close to the bus station, which regional travelors may find useful. Rates range in the Skopje "mid-range" -- at the time of writing, about 65 Euro per night for a single room. Rooms are clean and the management seems competent.
What else? The olympic swimming pool!
- Reviews: 150
Kaj Ramce te Bujtje: A cheap alternative more
For 600 Dinar a night you can stay in a rather quiet place.
Only one bathroom for the guests. But there is TV and even air conditioning in the rooms.
The owner is Albanian and speaks also Turkish and German.
- Reviews: 2792
Dal Met Fu: Dal Met Fu
A fantastic hotel with a great location, great rooms, great service, and great views of Makedonija Square, the old Stone Bridge and the Kale fortress beyond. The rooms are delightfully furnished, large, comfortable, and with free wi-fi access, and even a connected PC in the bigger rooms. Downstairs is a fantastic and very popular restaurant...
...and therein lies the only problem with the hotel: it's as noisy as hell. If you want to get to bed before 1am, forget it, unless you can sleep while people chat, eat and listen to jazz music below. They close at midnight, but the stragglers and the scraping of tables and chairs as the staff clean up will ensure there is noise until at least 1am.
Still, it is a great hotel, and great value, and perfect if you want to spend the night on the town and don't care about getting up early for long hikes into the wilderness.
- Reviews: 1
hotel: cheapest hotel in skopje
hi guys, those looking for a cheap place to stay in skopje will have no doubt found that there are no cheaps places. but lo and behold i found a hotel for 5 euros a night. yes! that excatly what i said. 5 euros a night. to find this hotel you need to cross the brigde with numerous arcs into the turkish quarters. once you cross the brigde keep going further until you actually see the turk quarters start. once you enter try going leftwards, not uphill infront of you. you will see a big masjid infont of you. do not go to this one but find a white one to the left. it is white in colour and does not have a dome but a brown pyramid roof., it has drinking water taps in front of it. facing your back to this masjid follow the cobbled road ahead. it is full of shops. upon reaching da end you will arrive at the main road. ther will be a market with green metallic walls. infont you should see a masjid with a red tower turn left on this main road,
keep going until you cross over a highway brigde. go straight forward and you will see houses and a paint decorating shop. go into the settlement and you will see kindergaten next to it a red colour house with no name to indicate hotel, but ask for owner. you will get bed for 5 euros anight and 1 and half euros to have a shower. conditions are satisfactory.
- Reviews: 32
HOTEL RM: Skopje's Hotel RM
WARM AND TIDY PLACE TO STAY. APP 15-20EUR PER PERSON. ALSO STAFF IS VERY HELPFUL. THEY EVEN AGREED WITH A TAXI FOR RETURNING TO AIRPORT AS 11 EUR INSTEAD OF 20 EUR.
THEY ARE KIND AND GENEROUS. ALSO HOTEL IS INSIDE THE BIG OLD BAZAAR. SILENT AND AUTANTIQUE PLACE. ALSO VERY SAFE. BY WALKING IT TAKES 13 MIN TO THE BRIDGE.
adress UL. JORGANDZISKA BR. 21/14 91000 SKOPJE ,STARA CARSIA
TLF 00389 91 117 133
BEATIFUL VIEW, CLOSE TO EVERYWHERE,SAFE, SILENT
- Reviews: 1426
Youth hostel: YHA
This is the worst hostel i spent some days in wholle Eastern ..yes really it was so so hard to find out where it was....just 5-10 minutes if i had known where it was beforehand,, but the loney planet guide was horrible for Skopje and the hostel was located in other place where it is !!!! so you have to add this to no signs on the street ... so few people talk or understand a little bit of english and it was a bloody MESS !!!!
i asked people where was Prolet street and they didnt know at all and after i realize that it was just one street behind... i can understand right now ..how could u know a place where you will never go and the streets has no name !!! buaaa
After 40 minutes wandering i found an exchange office where i asked for the last time and they guided me quite well to the street and then just go on go on through some restaurants and finally i got it !!!!! god bless Skopje !!!! lol
I dont suggest to go there.. i were in a suite room ..there aint lively living at all...its like an apparment buildings or cheap hostel with double room with no breakfast available and quite expensive 20 or 21 euros i guessed remember ... the best quality is a shower for yourself and cable TV but if you are a real backapcker this is a *** you want to talk to people not stay alone in a sad room as it was the case !!!!
SO TRY FOR ANOTHER PLACE !!!!!
- Reviews: 1
Exclusive Apartments: Exclusive apartments for rent in Skopje
Just 3 minutes away from the centar of Skopje, Macedonia in the quiet neighbourhood of Kisela Voda lies the "Exclusive Apratments"
The apartment homes at 1, Sava Kovacevic street feature an array of modern amenities such as an on-site laundry facility, high-speed Internet availability, satelite TV, air conditioned rooms, storage spaces and personal remote controlled garage places.
- Reviews: 5
I haven't stayed here, but I have seen it from outside and inside.
It is nearby city stadium and Vardar river, and about 1km far away from city square. Very clean. Peaceful place. You have bed, bathroom, tel and air condition. The price for a single bed is e45 (including breakfast (buffet)), whereas for two it is e60.
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