Manga Hostel

Resavska 7, Belgrade, 11000, Serbia

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    A wonderful hostel.

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    People sometimes look at me slightly askance when I tell them I still stay in hostels now that I am in my fifties. Certainly those of my generation have an image of spartan conditions, cold showers, curfews, chores and all sorts of annoyances. Quite honestly things have changed considerably and I would hold up the Manga Hostel as an example of what is available for a very few euros.

    Do not be put off the outward appearance. you have to go throught hte carpark of a residential block and it does not look very appealing, indeed the exterior isn't very inspiring either. Go through the gate, however, and you are in a delightful little garden area (pictured) where I was greeted in a most friendly way by the young lady on duty. Registration was quick and easy and I was shown to the room, a dorm of 12 bunk beds. Clean and tidy, there were also good sized lockers for each bed, handy for keeping valuables in although I never felt any fear of theft there.

    Wandering out for a stroll to the firt Euro premeet nearby, I was engaged in conversation by the young lady again as well as a couple of other guests (there were only about four of us in there that night) and a glass of raki, the local spirit offered as well as some sweets. Never one to refuse, I accepted this typical Serb hospitality and sallied forth with a spring in my step. That raki is powerful stuff, I can tell you.

    Next morning, I inexplicably awoke earlier and went outside for a cigarette as the whole hostel is non smoking. I was met by the night person, another delightful young lady with excellent English and she immediately offered me coffee, which was much appreciated. Normally in hostels, you have to make your own. I subsequently found out you can help youself to coffee or tea whenever you want. This friendly service was to be the hallmark of my whole stay. It really is more like staying in a friends place than a commercial venture.

    To the technicalities. The bed was very comfortable with all bedding provided. I stand 6'7" and I lay stretched out on the bunk with neither head nor feet touching the boards. The toilet / shower room is immaculate. The kitchen, although I did not use it, looked clean and tidy and the common room boasts some games and a satellite TV with about 120 channels on it. there is free wifi and, if you don't have your own laptop, there are two broadband computers to use. Should you want, there is even a Playstation.

    If you are not worried about sleeping in a communbal dorm (I believer there are private rooms available) I really don't know why you would spend money on a hotel when you can stay here.

    Very highly recommended.

    Unique Quality: The unique quality of this place has to be the young and amazingly friendly staff, they really are superb.

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Car Rental Beograd; Use Outside Serbia

by lucianedward

Please help: in August a friend & I plan to rent small car in Bepgrad. We wish to drive thru: Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montengro, Croatia, BiH, returning to Beograd via Guca. QUESTION: is there any legitimate car rental agency that will allow driving in all countries named? I have failed to find one.
Thank you.
Lucian

Re: Car Rental Beograd; Use Outside Serbia

by GyuriFT

I know one in Hungary, Polip rent a car, http://poliprentacar.com

They allow to drive their cars everywhere where the "green card" is valid.
Their cars are relatively inexpensive (starting with 35 Euro / day) but by no means "small".

Re: Car Rental Beograd; Use Outside Serbia

by MacedonianUK

www.sixt.com will let you take your ar into all of this countries, and if you are driver under 25, you do not pay penalty (e.g high rental charges) because of your age.
But make sure is rented in SERBIA, with SER numberplates!!

Re: Car Rental Beograd; Use Outside Serbia

by lucianedward

Thank you. Sixt is the least restrictive. But it does not allow driving in Albania. May have to give up lovely Tirana. Thanks again.

Re: Car Rental Beograd; Use Outside Serbia

by MacedonianUK

Oh, they changed rules?! last time (2yrs ago) Sixt was the ONLY one who were letting you drive into Albania... ah, never mind, you will need to rework your route...Unless, you decide to use public transport in all of these countries and extend your stay longer.... :D

Re: Car Rental Beograd; Use Outside Serbia

by branx

We rentated a car thru Zim Renta car and you are allowed to take over the SRB borders provided you get permission from them, the only one they didn't approve was Kosovo and Albania. We drove to Croatia, BiH and Montenegro with no problems.
http://www.zim-rentacar.com/information.php

Travel Tips for Belgrade

History

by ChrisAlexander

You might well know something about the recent history of Serbia and its capital. How that past still lingers is evident in the still visible destruction that was the result of US/NATO bombs towards the end of the 90s. You might spot the odd memorial around the city, like those below in Tasmajdan park, remembering the loss of life...There is a necessity to remember such things, but also to move on. I found that this sentiment is strong in Belgrade. "The past is past... Lets look at the future." Belgradians are tough enough to take care of themselves. (See my Intro page) There is what is in the past, but the city has its young people and a cultural vibrancy to pull out of the dark. Through the sanctions and bombs.

RUN THE OTHER WAY

by nikola316

THESE ARE THREE GUYS THAT OWN A PORNO SHOP IN SAN FRANCISCO. I RAN INTO THEM IN BELGRADE. THEY WANTED ME TO BECOME A PARTNER, BUT I SIMPLY HAD TO REFUSE.

ONE OF THEM PLANS TO BE IN THEATRE.
ONE WANTS TO BE A CETNIK.
AND ONE SIMPLEYHAS A WISH FOR THE WORLD'S BEST ASS MACHINE... I'M STILL NOT SURE WHAT THAT IS, BUT HEY... IF IT MAKES HIM HAPPY I HAVE TO SAY GO FOR IT. I HOPE HE FINDS A GOOD ONE!!!

In my opinion; "Zivlja Srbija" !!!!! LISTENING TO THESE GUYS TALK ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY COULD NOT WAIT TO GO BACK TO SAN FRANCISCO!!

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by made_ofstone

if you are planning a trip to belgrade in winter bring plenty of warm clothing and good boots...it can get very icey on footpaths and roads as i have experienced... was on my ass more times than my feet.

History - 10th to 19th century

by Prasnjavi

(1072) Belgrade was taken by Byzantine Empire
(1096) Hungarian army destroyed Belgrade, but it remained under Byzantine control
(1127) Hungarian king Stefan The Second destroyed Belgrade and uses the stones to build Zemun
(1154) Byzantine emperor Manuel The First destroyed Zemun and took the stones back to rebuild Belgrade
(1182) Hungary attacked and ransacked Belgrade
(1185) Byzantine Empire regained Belgrade by diplomatic means
(1230) Belgrade belonged to Bulgaria
(1232) Belgrade became part of Hungary
(1284) Belgrade was given to Serbian king Dragutin from Hungarian Crown, and it is the first time Belgrade came under Serbian rule
(1316) Dragutin's brother Milutin took Belgrade by military force
(1319) The Hungarians deprived King Milutin of the rule over Belgrade
(1382) Enemies of Hungarian Crown, Horvat brothers, conquered Belgrade
(1386) Hungary regained control over Belgrade
(1403) Under Despot Stefan Lazarevic Belgrade became the capital of medieval Serbia
(1427) The Hungarians took Belgrade from Despot Djuradj Brankovic
(1440) Turkey attacked Belgrade, but it remained unconquered, although it was heavily damaged
(1456) Sultan Mahmud The Second conducted unsuccessful siege of Belgrade
(1521) Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent conquered Belgrade
(1688) Duke Maximilian of Bavaria conquered Belgrade
(1690)
Belgrade felt again under the Turkish rule
(1717) Prince Eugene of Savoy captured Belgrade
(1723-1736) Construction of Belgrade fortress by the plans of colonel Nikola Doksat de Mores
(1739) By Belgrade peace treaty, made between Austria and Turkey, Belgrade was given to the Turks, again
(1789) Marshal Gideon Ernst Laudon captured Belgrade
(1791) Peace treaty of Svishtov Belgrade was given back to the Turks

Islam

by Prasnjavi

Here are addresses and contacts so people belong to Islam religion can organize their religion needs.

- Bajrakli Mosque, Gospodar Jevremova 11, tel. 2622-428, 3031-284 tel/faks 3031-285
www.izs.org.yu, e-mail: jus@beotel.yu
- Mufti of the Islamic Community, tel. 2622-337, 3283-195
- Council of the Islamic Community, tel. 2622-337, 2622-428

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