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Where to stay in Belgrade

Belgrade Serbia. . Belgrade Old Town. with red park sculpture. View from New Belgrade, on the Sava River, the Belgrade port and the Cathedral Church.

Planning a trip to Serbia? If a visit to the capital city is in your plans, we’ve got the guide to help you decide where to stay in Belgrade. The city sits at the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers, and has been around for over 20,000 years. That’s a lot of history! The strategic position with the two rivers has made this coveted land for centuries, and Belgrade has seen over 100 wars, with many ruling empires taking ownership throughout the years.

Various empires have left their mark on Belgrade, making distinct impressions as you travel around the city, which is still recovering from the Yugoslav wars of the 1990’s. On the other hand, Belgrade is legendary for the nightlife scene, with over 300 splavovi, or party barges, moored along the rivers. To help you decide where to stay in Belgrade Serbia, we have rounded up the most interesting neighborhoods and Belgrade hotels in each area.

We will cover off all types of Belgrade accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Belgrade hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Belgrade Serbia 2023, the best Belgrade hotels, best places in Belgrade to visit, the best places to stay in Belgrade, hotels near Belgrade attractions, best neighborhoods in Belgrade and many more.  Wondering where is the best place to stay in Belgrade? Our guide below will be able to answer all your questions.

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Old Town- Where to stay in Belgrade for first timers

As with many European cities, Old Town Belgrade, also called Stari Grad, is the heart of the city and the best place to stay in Belgrade if you want the full tourist experience. Republic Square Belgrade in Old Town is the most central area to find Belgrade hotels. If you prefer a hostel, Belgrade’s Old Town has a good selection of those, too. From here, you have easy access to the major sites of Belgrade, such as the Kalemegdan Fortress, the Church of Saint Sava and many museums and galleries such as Nikola Tesla museum.

The Knez Mihailove pedestrian zone is a popular area, full of restaurants, cafes, bookstores and shops. Brace Jugovica is another main thoroughfare, with many shops and restaurants. Also check out Skadarlija, Belgrade’s bohemian area, with more restaurants, galleries and shops. Within Old Town, the area of Dorcol is the best area to stay in Belgrade for nightlife, as it’s close to the rivers and party boats.

Best places to stay in Old Town

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Old Town:
El Diablo Hostel Belgrade
Hostel Skadarlija Sunrise
Belgrade Modern Hostel
White Owl Hostel

Budget Hotels in Old Town:
Guest House Petrov
Villa Skadarlija
Apartments Skadarlija
Belgrade Inn Garni Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Old Town:
Allure Caramel Hotel by Karisma
88 Rooms Hotel
Hotel Nevski
Veneti Suites

Family Friendly Hotels in Old Town:
Hotel City Savoy
Hotel Opera
Passpartu Home
Boutique Rooms

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Old Town:
Queen’s Apartments
Legacy Apartments
Hotel Moskva
Metropol Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Belgrade

Belgrade, Serbia- Republic Square in Belgrade. Historic square located in the Old Town.

Zemun- Where to stay in Belgrade with family

Across the Sava River from Old Town Belgrade is the Zemun area. Zemun was once its own town, but merged into Belgrade in the 1930’s. It dates back to Neolithic times, and today is a quieter option for Belgrade accommodation, just 20 minutes from Old Town.

Zemun retains an independent feel, and is a charming place to stay during your Belgrade visit. With a lot of real estate along the Danube, water plays a big role in Zemun, and a stroll along the Zemun Quay is a must while staying here. Even if you stay elsewhere in Belgrade, make a trip to Zemun to sample some of the fabulous seafood restaurants along the river.

Best places to stay in Zemun

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Zemun:
Hostelche Hostel
Hostel Ruler
Hostel 1910

Budget Hotels in Zemun:
Skala Hotel
Garni Hotel Side One Design
Hotel Bohemian Garni

Mid range Hotels in Zemun:
C5 Apartmani
Villa Geppetto
Hotel Theater Belgrade
Apartments Residence

Family Friendly Hotels in Zemun:
Villa Akacija
Orient Villa Hotel
City Code Spa
Falkensteiner Hotel Belgrade

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Zemun:
Hyatt Regency Belgrade
Crowne Plaza Belgrade
Square Nine Hotel Belgrade

Panoramic view of Zemun rooftops in Belgrade,Serbia

Ada Ciganlija – Where to stay in Belgrade for nightlife

This is an area known as Belgrade’s seaside. It sits on a peninsula between the two rivers, and is a welcome escape from the heat of Belgrade in the summer. It’s only four kilometres from the city centre, but has a unique microclimate that affords cooler temperatures.

Much of the peninsula is covered in forest and green spaces, and it’s a popular recreation destination, with more than 50 outdoor sports fields. You can find anything from football, tennis, golf and volleyball, to rock climbing and bungee jumping. Ada Ciganlija is also home to numerous restaurants and nightclubs, so it’s also a contender for the best area to stay in Belgrade for nightlife.

Best places to stay in Ada Ciganlija

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Ada Ciganlija:
Hostel Amd
San Art Floating Hostel
Green House Hostel
Guesthouse Fair

Budget Hotels in Ada Ciganlija:
Hotel Passport Garni
Hotel Admiral Arena
Balkan Hotel Garni

Mid range Hotels in Ada Ciganlija:
Hotel Sumadija
Holiday Inn Belgrade
Orasac Garni Hotel
IN Hotel Belgrade

Family Friendly Hotels in Ada Ciganlija:
B Hotels
New Belgrade Hotel
Villa Mystique
Falkensteiner Hotel Belgrade

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Ada Ciganlija:
Crowne Plaza Belgrade
Hyatt Regency Belgrade

Boats at Ada Ciganlija in Belgrade Serbia

Terazije – Where to stay in Belgrade on a budget

An alternative to Old Town is the central area of Terazije, which is centered on Terazije Square, often cited as the main square of Belgrade. This is a very historic area, with several hotels, restaurants and shops. Belgrade’s first high rise building, Palace Albania, was built here in 1937, and Terazije also has the honor of the largest McDonald’s restaurant in the Balkans. Terazije is a great option for Belgrade accommodation if you still want to be centrally located, but just outside of Old Town.

Best places to stay in Terazije

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Terazije:
Traveler’s Hostel
Hostel Bongo
Hostel Home Sweet Home
City Zen Hostel

Budget Hotels in Terazije:
Feel Belgrade Aparthotel
Vila Terazije
Luxury Rooms Luca and Deluca
Hotel Madison

Mid range Hotels in Terazije:
Life Design Hotel
Kopernikus Hotel Prag
Maccani Luxury Suites
Hotel Kasina

Family Friendly Hotels in Terazije:
Konak Mikan
Queen’s Astoria Design Hotel
Zepter Hotel
Feel Belgrade Aparthotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Terazije:
Hotel Moskva
Eden Luxury Suites Terazije
One Luxury Suites
Hilton Belgrade

Belgrade, Serbia- Hotel Moskva and Terazije in Belgrade. Hotel Moskva in downtown Belgrade, Terazijska fountain and people.

New Belgrade – Where to stay in Belgrade for tourists

A final area to consider for Belgrade accommodation is New Belgrade, or Novi Beograd. This is the largest district of Belgrade and, as the name implies, a more modern alternative to Old Town. Some of Belgrade’s best cafes and restaurants are in New Belgrade, and there are many, modern Belgrade hotels to choose from. Novi Beograd sits across the river from Old Town, next to Zemun, so it’s still a very central location for your Belgrade holiday. Business travelers and hotel points hackers will find plenty of global brand hotels in New Belgrade.

Best places to stay in New Belgrade

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in New Belgrade:
Guesthouse Fair
Green House Hostel
Hostel Jedro
Hostel Amd

Budget Hotels in New Belgrade:
Hotel Passport Garni
Hotel Admiral Arena
B&B Wimbledon Garni Concept
Boatel Charlie

Mid range Hotels in New Belgrade:
B Hotels
New Belgrade Hotel
Avangarda Suites
Falkensteiner Hotel Belgrade

Family Friendly Hotels in New Belgrade:
Holiday Inn Belgrade
Tulip Inn Putnik Belgrade
Radisson Collection Hotel, Old Mill Belgrade
Jump INN Hotel Belgrade

Affordable Luxury Hotels in New Belgrade:
Crowne Plaza Belgrade
Square Nine Hotel Belgrade
Hyatt Regency Belgrade
Villa Akacija

BELGRADE, SERBIA - Skyline of New Belgrade (Novi Beograd) seen in the early evening from the Kalemegdan fortress. The main landmarks of the district, such as Usce can be seen

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Where to stay in Belgrade

Where to stay in Belgrade

Where to stay in Belgrade

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