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Where to Stay in Podgorica

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

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. 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, 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. 

Where to Stay in Podgorica City Centre

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Podgorica City Centre
Montenegro Hostel
Explorer Hostel
Hostel Q
Hostel Podgorica

Budget Hotels in Podgorica City Centre
Terminus Hotel Podgorica
Hotel Crnogorska Kuca
Seven Hills Bed&Bike
Guest House Radonjic

Mid range Hotels in Podgorica City Centre
Hotel Hemera
Hotel M Nikic
Hotel BojaTours Lux
Eminent Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Podgorica City Centre
Hotel New Star
Ramada by Wyndham Podgorica
Hotel Aurel
CentreVille Hotel & Experiences

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Podgorica City Centre
Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora
Hotel Union

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. 

Where to Stay in Podgorica City Centre

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Podgorica Old Town
Hostel Q
Explorer Hostel
Montenegro Hostel
Rooms In

Budget Hotels in Podgorica Old Town
Terminus Hotel Podgorica
Hotel Crnogorska Kuca
Guest House Radonjic

Mid range Hotels in Podgorica Old Town
Hotel New Star
Hotel Podgorica
Hotel Marienplatz Podgorica
Evropa Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Podgorica Old Town
Apartments Athos
Hotel Keto
Hotel Laguna
Hotel Bambis

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Podgorica Old Town
Hotel Union
Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora
Hotel Ambasador

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. 

Where to Stay in Podgorica City Centre

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Novi Grad
Montenegro Hostel
Explorer Hostel
Hostel Q

Budget Hotels in Novi Grad
Hotel Crnogorska Kuca
Montenegro Central Point
Seven Hills Bed&Bike

Mid range Hotels in Novi Grad
Centreville Podgorica Hotel
Perla Residence Hotel
Best Western Premier Montenegro
Hotel Podgorica

Family Friendly Hotels in Novi Grad
Hotel Resurs
Eminent Hotel
Ramada by Wyndham Podgorica
Hotel New Star

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Novi Grad
Hotel Union
Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora
Hotel Ambasador

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. 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.

The 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. 

Where to Stay in Zelenika

Budget Hotels in Zelenika
Apartments Ploski
Nada Jablan’s Studios
Hotel Restaurant Laguna

Mid range Hotels in Zelenika
Hotel M
Hotel Lovćen

Family Friendly Hotels in Zelenika
Apartments Zelenika Herceg Novi

Meadow and buildings in Podgorica city in Montenegro

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Where to Stay in Podgorica

Where to Stay in Podgorica

Where to Stay in Podgorica

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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious! With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!