• WESTERN SERBIA
    WESTERN SERBIA
    If you looking for beautiful pure nature with amazing landscapes where you can do a bunch of outdoor activities – Western Serbia is definitely a peace of globe that you’ll love! Here you’ll find some of the sets from Kusturica’s movies...
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  • SPLIT, CROATIA
    SPLIT, CROATIA
    The story of Split is already 17 centuries old, dating to the time the Roman Emperor Diocletian decided to build his Palace right on the peninsula near the great Roman city Salona, where he wanted to spend the last years of his life...
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  • BELGRADE, SERBIA
    BELGRADE, SERBIA
    White City is the biggest city of Serbia and one of the few capitals that were built on a confluence of two rivers, in this case Danube and Sava rivers. This city has a long and complicated history which is known by...
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  • ZABLJAK, MONTENEGRO
    ZABLJAK, MONTENEGRO
    National Park Durmitor was accepted as a World Heritage site in 1980, a paradise for mountaineers and nature lovers with unparalleled beauty and incredible diversity. The city of Zabljak lies just outside the borders of the...
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  • SOFIA, BULGARIA
    SOFIA, BULGARIA
    On the edge of Europe and closer to Asia than to Brussels, but still an EU capitol city, Sofia is always open to visitors from all over the world. Witness the fusion between East and West with layers of history – from Roman...
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  • NOVI SAD, SERBIA
    NOVI SAD, SERBIA
    Seen from above, City of Novi Sad reveals itself as a city located in a vast plain, spacious and open to all directions. Fortress of Petrovaradin, a historical site, is situated on the right bank of the River Danube, whereas...
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  • THESSALONIKI, GREECE
    THESSALONIKI, GREECE
    Thessaloniki (520 km. north of Athens) is the second largest city of Greece and the most important centre of the area. Built near the sea (at the back of the Thermaïkos Gulf), it is a modern metropolis bearing the marks...
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  • TIMISOARA, ROMANIA
    TIMISOARA, ROMANIA
    Timisoara is one of those cities that once you’ve visited, you want to keep coming back to. Why is that, you may ask? It’s not just because you fall in love with its parks of a surreal beauty, the scent of the ancient buildings...
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  • DURRES,  ALBANIA
    DURRES, ALBANIA
    More than three thousand years old, Durrës is located in the middle of the Adriatic Coast, in central Albania, with Greece to the south and Italy to the west. The city is full of history, with much still to discover...
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  • CLUJ, ROMANIA
    CLUJ, ROMANIA
    Lonely Planet designated Transylvania the #1 region in the world as a 2016 destination. In the heart of the region, the city of Cluj-Napoca sends a warm message to anyone who wants to listen: Welcome!...
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  • ULCINJ, MONTENEGRO
    ULCINJ, MONTENEGRO
    With its unique combination of history and wild beauty Ulcinj is definitely a place to see in Montenegro! Old town Ulcinj is one of the oldest towns on the Adriatic coast, withstanding the ravages of time for 25 centuries...
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  • MOSTAR, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
    MOSTAR, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
    Mostar is the biggest city of the Hercegovina region with population of 120.000, and it’s the fifth biggest city in country. City was named after the bridge keepers (mostari) who in the medieval times guarded the Stari Most...
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  • PRISTINA, KOSOVO
    PRISTINA, KOSOVO
    Pristina is one of the youngest cities in Europe, nearly half its population is under the age of 30, and this is reflected in its vibrant bar and cafe scene. It’s also one of the friendliest cities in Europe; you’ll find it hard not to make friends just...
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  • ZAGREB, CROATIA
    ZAGREB, CROATIA
    Imaginative and playful Croatian capital of art, culture, festivals and great people. Zagreb is the cultural, scientific, economic, political and administrative centre of the Republic of Croatia. With a population of nearly one million...
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  • NOVALJA, ISLAND OF PAG, CROATIA
    NOVALJA, ISLAND OF PAG, CROATIA
    Pag is a Croatian island in the northern Adriatic Sea. It is the fifth-largest island of the Croatian coast, and the one with the longest coastline. There are two towns on the island, Pag and Novalja, as well as many smaller villages and tourist...
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THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL IN THE BALKANS

The Balkan Backpacker is an association of hostels with a goal to promote travel in the Balkans and make backpacking and holidays easier and better. The aim of the Balkan Backpacker is to take the hassle out of finding your next hostel/destination and make traveling easy so you can spend more time on the things that matter!! These hostels are handpicked valued by highest standards: great atmosphere, amazing staff, best location and impeccable cleanliness, safety, facilities and top overall value for guests. Hostels are chosen based on all these criteria by guests themselves and their opinions on booking websites, travel websites and blogs, awards and our personal opinions as travelers as well as hostel managers/workers. Best quality accommodation for travelers with our highest recommendation.

The Balkan Backpacker hostels are run and owned by like-minded people who have a passion and love for traveling. This means at every stop you will be welcomed with a friendly face a warm smile and most importantly the best local information.

Each of these hostels has its own unique character and atmosphere. These are places where you will have a great time, be able to socialize and meet interesting people, and you will still get a good nights sleep! The staff is there for you for whatever you need and help you experience their city in the best possible way. You will feel welcomed and taken in as a friend. These are definitely places where you will feel comfortable and at home.
We have chosen some of the best hostels to travel in the Balkans.

HOW TO GET 10% OFF AT THE BALKAN BACKPACKER HOSTELS?

Find the list of hostels on the flyer or website, book your stay directly by email/phone (referring to The Balkan Backpacker), ask the staff to book your next hostel, or just walk into any of the hostels with The Balkan Backpacker flyer.
Collect stamps at each hostel and when you receive 5 you will get an added bonus – somewhere it will be a free night, another hostel will treat you to some beer and rakija or it might be something totally different depending on where you collect your bonus but it will be something special!

WHERE

Guests can choose a hostel in 10 countries and 28 cities