Impressive brown-grey fortified ancient coastal towns, scintillating blue-green of the Adriatic Sea, forbidding greens of the rugged Drumitor Mountains, and the orange tiled roof villages, Montenegro is a vivid landscape of colors that pop out and sceneries that mesmerize. The small country in Southeastern Europe has a history that goes back to the 9th century and even recently has survived as a connection between the East and the West political and economic ideologies. There is so much to do in the country, from enjoying the beautiful 300 KM of coastline and the forest-filled mountains that lend the country the name ‘Black Mountain’. But in order to explore those without burning a hole in your wallet, you need to stay at these comfortable yet chic hostels in Montenegro.
Top 10 Hostels In Montenegro
Here are the top Montenegro hostels. You will surely enjoy staying at these comfortable hostels in this amazing destination for a memorable trip.
1. Montenegro Hostel 4U
Catch the sun reflecting off the shimmering waters of the Adriatic Sea from the dorm windows of the Montenegro Hostel 4U in Kotor. One of the most popular party hostels in Montenegro, Hostel 4U is located on the enviable beach strip in the town. Just take a short walk and you find yourself on the beach, for a day out canoeing, sunbathing or simply chilling with friends. The hostel is the ultimate party hostel in Kotor and only meant for the young at heart and age too, only those below 35 are allowed to stay here! The hostel is clean and bright, and has pretty white and blue decor, plus offers both dorm beds and private rooms if you need more privacy.
2. Montenegro Hostel B&B Kotor
The Montenegro Hostel B&B Kotor is a cozy and welcoming hostel situated in old town and popular amongst its guests for its location. The hostel is located within the fortified walls of Kotor’s old town and even the buildings retain the ancient facade but have modern interiors. The old town of Kotor is, in fact, a UNESCO World Heritage site and this hostel gives you the best option of living amongst ancient history and to enjoy the surrounding narrow lanes and cobblestone streets. It is not a traditional party hostel and maintains calm and peace, and is ideal for travelers who are interested in the culture of Kotor and its residents. Don’t miss out on their Kotor Bay tour which will take you around to all the spots in the area.
3. Freedom Hostel Budva
The Freedom Hostel Budva has a rustic charm around it and is rated one of the best hostels in Montenegro consistently. The best feature of the hostel is its location; it is situated right beside the fourth gate of the walled Old Town of Budva. At the same time, it has proximity to the beaches, which are just a walk of five minutes. The hostel offers unique tours of the town and also has a bicycle rental facility which you can use to explore the region. Guests between 16-45 years can book freedom Hostel dorms, the rest can still enjoy the youthful vibe of the hostel but can only book their private rooms.
4. Hostel Hikers Den
Žabljak is a famous mountain resort town in Montenegro and is the base for hiking and trekking near the Durmitor National Park, and other interesting spots like Tara River Canyon, Black Lake, and Bobotov Kuk. The Hiker’s Den is one of the few Montenegro Hostels that are family-run, it is run by brothers Alex and Stefan, who do a fantastic job of making guests feel at home. They are also avid trekkers themselves and ensure all the hostel facilities cater to hikers and trekker at affordable costs. The hostel is conveniently located so you can start the day early and you can also rent gear and other hiking stuff right at the hostel.
5. Montenegro Hostel B&B Budva
Budva is a coastal town on the Adriatic Sea and like other towns is known for its ancient walled town that was settled by the Venetians. Despite a terrible earthquake in 1979 which reduced the town to rubble, Budva rose rebuilt and today is a scenic historical town. The Montenegro Hostel is situated right in the middle of the Old Town within an old building and has refurbished into modern interiors. It is just 50 meters from the beach and ideal to walk around the attractions within the walled town. This hostel belongs to the Montenegro hostels chain which also has hostels in Kotor and Podgorica, and you can avail cheap services to travel to each of these hostels.
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6. Hostel Pirate
Despite the forbidding ‘Pirate’ name, the Hostel Pirate is one of the warmest and friendly hostels in Montenegro. The decor theme is pirates but the hostel has taken care to include elements of the Adriatic Sea, and the place includes cozy white and blue sofas and beddings. It also has a big terrace that gives unparalleled views of the blue-green Adriatic Sea and the orange-tiled roofs of the town. Something that’s unique to the hostel is their fruit orchards! You can take a pick of your fruits and enjoy sitting in the shade and reading a book. If you are looking for fun, then the beach is just a short distance away. They have a fascinating boat tour through the Valdanos where you can find hidden caves amidst the coastline. It’s in these caves that pirates of yore hid their treasure!
7. Saki Guesthouse
Run by Saki and his family, the Saki Guesthouse is the perfect mix of backpacker’s hostel and comfortable family guesthouse. Whether you are a family of four or a solo traveler, the Saki Guesthouse has a bed for you! Unlike the other hostels in Budva, this one is a bit further away from the Stari Grad or the old town but is located quite near the Podmaine Monastery. However, it has other convenient facilities like a car park, which is ideal if you are on a road trip through Montenegro. It also has a Jacuzzi and pool that is perfect after a long day walking through the streets of Budva. Saki Guesthouse also has a collection of bicycles that can be rented to explore the region.
8. Hostel Podgorica
Hostel Podgorica is one of the cheapest hostels in Montenegro, and a comfortable place to stay while in the capital city. The hostel is located near the center of the city and just 3 minutes away from the bus station. The hostel has basic facilities that cater to the needs of hostellers, especially solo travelers. They run several tours, both of the city and the country, which means you will always find someone to share your travels and expenses with. Visitors also love the hostel staff and have rated it high on hospitality. Don’t miss out on exploring the old town area and the bridges over the Moraca River and Ribnica River!
9. Explorer Hostel
Explorer Hostel is your best bet in Podgorica to get a cheap and comfortable place to stay. The hostel is a five-minute walk from the center of the city and has a bus station in the street nearby. The staff helps in organizing local travel for guests plus they offer one of the cheapest transfers to the airport. It is located in a calm area and also has facilities like free parking, in case you are bringing your car. The Explorer Hostel has all basic hostel facilities like kitchen facilities, free WiFi, and complimentary towels and linen. You can also print out free maps of the city and get authentic and local tips from the staff to explore the city.
10. Hostel Nice Place
If you wish to experience living like a local in Podgorica, then look no further than this great hostel. It is located in a quiet area surrounded by parks and greenery, yet a short distance you will hit the main avenue and find yourself surrounded by trendy restaurants and bars. The host Backo is a hit amongst travelers who get lots of tips and advice on exploring Podgorica and surrounding regions. The hostel itself is not too large and perfect for those looking for a comfortable and peaceful holiday. This is definitely not a party hostel but can give you a sense of local culture and hospitality!
Location: 19 December, Podgorica, Montenegro
Starting price: INR 940/-
TripAdvisor rating: 4.0/5
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