We stayed at Star in Belgrade for a night (or two) back in July while doing a tour of the Balkans and SE Europe. It was an average hostel. We had some trouble checking in because when we showed up at about 8am the door was locked and nobody from the staff came to let us in until a guest came to the door. We later found out the night guy was sick and didn't hear the buzzer. There was 4 of us and we got a very nice 5 bbed room to ourselves. The furniture was new and in good condition. The bathrooms were kind of like normal Balkan household bathrooms instead of something built for a hostel with multiple travellers. They were a little grungy but sufficient and fair to the price. A washer was also available. The overall security of the hostel was very good. You needed a key to get inside the buildiong and another to get inside your room. Lockers were also available free of charge.
The two owners were fantastic and very helpful in aiding us plan our trip in Belgrade and beyond. They spoke excellent English and suggested we use an awesome mini-bus transfer service to Sarajevo (highly recommended). The hostel is well located although a little far from the bus and train stations- not that far since we did the walk with all our backpacks.
My only complaint is that we were told to pay the full cost of our booking including the 10% pre-paid booking fee via Hostelbookers.com The owner told us that that 10% goes to Hostelbookers.com and he sees none of it, so we basically paid 110% for our room. This was the only hostel that this happened in during our 3 week trip. Not a huge deal since it was cheap anyways.
Overall a good hostel. Nothing outstanding but very good value and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Star hostel is one of two oldest hostels in Belgrade. We opened our doors first time in summer of 2005 and have been on a good reputation ever since. We are located in the true centre of Belgrade in the Old town (Stari grad - Dortyol). Our set-up offers you privates and dormitory style rooms by backpacker prices, well equipped kitchen, free breakfast, free internet free custom maps and common room for leisure time. Common room includes wide screen TV for video games as well as for watching movies. Our movie collection is counting over 1000titles as well as everyone favourite TV shows. In our neighbourhood you’ll find 24h shops, ATMs, exchange offices, fast food joints, national restaurants and plentiful of Belgrade’s bars and clubs. ... more less
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