Where to Stay in Podgorica [Best Places to Stay for 2024]

Montenegro has recently become increasingly popular with world travelers, and the capital city of Podgorica is poised to welcome visitors from all over the world.

Many travelers are skipping over Podgorica Montenegro in favor of coastal or mountain locations, but it’s worth a look.

Podgorica, Montenegro - View on the river Moraca River in Podgorica city

The city doesn’t get much love from travel writers, but intrepid travelers know how to find the good in any destination. We did, and now we’re going to help you find the best area to stay in Podgorica.  

We will cover off all types of Podgorica accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Podgorica hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Podgorica 2024.

This guide shows the best Podgorica hotels, best places in Podgorica to visit, the best places to stay in Podgorica, hotels near Podgorica attractions, Podgorica neighborhood guide and many more.

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City Centre – Where to Stay in Podgorica for First Timers

The Podgorica city center is the best area for tourists who want a central location from which to explore the highlights of the capital city.

Most Podgorica hotels are located in or near the city centre, including a few budget-friendly hostels for backpackers passing through Montenegro.

In general, the prices in Montenegro are quite low, so you can get really good value for your money regardless of which hotel you choose.

The city centre is ringed with public parks and is in easy walking distance of all major attractions and historic monuments. 

Best places to stay in Podgorica City Center

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Podgorica City Center

Budget accommodation in Podgorica City Center

Mid range accommodation in Podgorica City Center

Family Friendly accommodation in Podgorica City Center

Affordable Luxury accommodation in Podgorica City Center

aerial view of the residential part of the capital city on sunny summer day, Montenegro

Old Town  – Where to Stay in Podgorica with Family

Podgorica Montenegro received heavy bombing from both sides during WWII, so the Old Town area is not as well-preserved as the Old Town of other European capitals.

However, the ruins are interesting to explore, and there are a few tourist attractions scattered throughout the area.

Travelers seeking a family-friendly location in Podgorica will appreciate being so close to King’s Park, which separates Old Town from the city center.

It’s one of the largest and best parks in the city, with a really lovely playground for children. This is the best area for tourists who want to be within walking distance of the city center but prefer quiet surroundings. 

Best places to stay in Podgorica Old Town

Budget accommodation in Podgorica Old Town

Mid range accommodation in Podgorica Old Town

Family Friendly accommodation in Podgorica Old Town

Podgorica, Montenegro - Old arched stone bridge across the river Crnojević. Boat pier and hotel at the source of the river.

Novi Grad – Where to Stay in Podgorica for Tourists

Across the river from Old Town is the Podgorica neighborhood of Novi Grad or New Town. This area, too, has many parks and several Podgorica hotels with easy access to Old Town and the city center via the Blažo Jovanović bridge.

One of the main tourist attractions in this area is the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ.

From a beautiful, but unassuming exterior, you will marvel at the colorful details inside the church.

Even if you do not choose to stay in Novi Grad, you will want to visit the neighborhood to see this church and to explore the streets and cafes in the “new” part of town. 

Best places to stay in Novi Grad

Budget accommodation in Novi Grad

Mid range accommodation in Novi Grad

Family Friendly accommodation in Novi Grad

Affordable Luxury accommodation in Novi Grad

Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica - Montenegro

Zelenika – Where to Stay near Podgorica for Short Term Travellers

If you prefer a more suburban location, perhaps for an extended stay near Podgorica, then Zelenika is a good option. Approx 100km away from Podgorica.

Located along the main highway between Podgorica and Skadar Lake National Park, this is the best area for tourists who maybe only want to spend an afternoon in Podgorica but prefer the more natural sights of Montenegro.

Zelenika city center is just two kilometers away, while the airport is five kilometers away. Skadar Lake National Park is just 20 kilometers from here, and the beach towns of the coast are less than 35 kilometers from Zelenika. 

Best places to stay in Zelenika

Budget accommodation in Zelenika

Mid range accommodation in Zelenika

Family Friendly accommodation in Zelenika

Meadow and buildings in Podgorica city in Montenegro

Top 5 favorites accommodation options for Podgorica 

❤️ Best Area first timersPodgorica City Center
💸 Best Luxury HotelHilton Podgorica Crna Gora
👪 Best Hotel for For FamiliesRamada by Wyndham Podgorica
🏨 Best Mid-Range HotelHotel Podgorica
🛏️ Best Budget HotelApartment Mona
✨ Best HostelStars Aspava Blue HOSTEL

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  • Samantha King

    Sam, a seasoned traveler across four continents and 49 countries, is a leading authority in travel planning. Her website, Travelling King, offers tailored itineraries and expert guides for seamless trips. Sam's expertise in luxury travel, fast travel, and destination guides keeps her at the forefront of the travel community.

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