Arkabarka

Arkabarka

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4.5
#8 of 158 hostels in Belgrade
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.6
Value
4.4
In 2015 we built a new float ArkaBarka 2 floating dream apartments which ARE THE FIRST APARTMENTS ON THE WATER FOR daily RENT IN EUROPE! THIS UNIQUE BED and BREAKFAST ACCOMMODATION WILL BOOST YOUR BELGRADE VISIT EXPERIENCE at ONE OF THE MOST PICTURESQUE LOCATION AT DANUBE.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast buffet
Room features
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbor View
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Croatian, German, Greek

Location

Ušće bb, Blok 14, Belgrade 11070 Serbia
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Car recommended
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90limj wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Arkabarka is an amazingly unique hostel. Staffs are friendly, rooms are clean and the morning view from the Danube is just phenomenal. Location is also very convinient. You can reach Zemun, New Belgrade and City center easily with the two buses (15,84) and by foot. The weather has been surprisingly fine during my visit despite the season and walking through the park was also super. Nothing to complain!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: ask for the rooms upstairs the cafe, the view is great
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Daniel H wrote a review Jan 2023
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First of all, I'd like to mention the location. The hostel is about 15 minute walk from the city centre and the sights. I also was pleasantly surprised, when I realised, that our room was cleaned up every day. And of course I cannot but mention the staff. All of them were very positive and ready-to-help.Absolutely stunning large room with dry sauna and incredible view from large windows to river bank. I really recommend this hostel, if your budget is not very big, but you still want to spend some wonderful days in Belgrade. My girlfriend and I really had great time together 11th days. Recommend ArkaBarka to everyone ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Victor G wrote a review Oct 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really nice and original hotel in a quiet area of Belgrad. The staff was friendly and helpful, they arranged a taxi for taking us and our bikes to the airport. There was a delicious breakfast and a chill terrace open 24h. We could also park our bikes in the hotel. If there is anything non-ideal to mention, is that the bathrooms were rather small and their ventilation was not great. All in all, we definitely recommend this place!
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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David S wrote a review Jun 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked here because we where visiting for a wedding. And decided to make it a full holiday. With no warning on the site here (what would be easy to do) they send a mail, the day before departure there is a GDM Festival RIGHT outside till 3AM. This is down right scandalous. I will be asking a refund and looking for a new place to stay. i am not staying in a place that can't update there site to inform costumers on time they will be as good as INSIDE a festival that will last every day till 3AM.
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Date of stay: June 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: We booked here because we where visiting for a wedding. No warning that there was a 5 day...
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Petra Š wrote a review Dec 2021
Rijeka, Croatia
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We waited for 4 hours to check in after 10hour bus ride. The room was not finished. By not finished, I mean not even built! They were putting floor tiles while we were waiting. Room is dirty, no soap, no paper, sink falling off, dirty windows, bed is on a pice of wood and very uncomfortable. The worst thing is that the toilet is not even attached to the floor! Toilet pipes are leaking on the shower floor and there is s*th and p*e everywhere. Owner is non existent and staff is uncapable. Food is awful and our friends had hair in the dish. Worst worst day every!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Gabriela Z wrote a review May 2022
Sofia, Bulgaria
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Extremely small rooms and bathrooms, there’s no standing shower in our bathroom (Maybe because the ceiling is very low). The room was not clean at all, a lot of dust on the old small carpet. Bathroom towels - very very old and ragged. Our door handle was missing for 4 days (although on the first day they promise to fix it). It’s very busy and noisy during the night. They accept card payments only for the drinks from the bar not for the rooms. A public parking is available nearby, but we found our car tied perforated!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Avoid this place and public parkings in Belgrade.
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Jelena D wrote a review Jan 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful place, with a wonderful view of the river. The hosts are very kind. Wonderful view of the river, peaceful and quiet. Easy to reach all parts of the city. Highly recommended for everyone who likes rest and relaxation.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PanZafir wrote a review Apr 2013
Athens, Greece
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
To be honest, despite the positive reviews we had read (which made ​​us choose it among others), we were quite skeptical about what we would meet. You see, we had never stayed in a hostel before.
I can say that we found it rather easily (following istructions from Arka Barka's website) though in the night, a very cold night.
Entering, the place was very worm and we liked it, but even warmest was Igor's reception. He was very attentative, smiling and served us a welcome drink of our choice (we had rakia).
Room was very basic in comparison to a hotel room but that wasn't a problem.
Bathroom also was very basic in comparison to a hotel bathroom but that wasn't a problem.
The mattress in bed was very basic in comparison to a hotel mattress but that wasn't a problem.
The only problem was the lack of chairs and hangers. After unpacking there was no place to sit or to hang our clothes.
What was absolutely fantastic was the view from our window. Danube in our hands or us in Danube's hands!!!!!! Feeling the breeze of Danube and sleeping in a boat hostel was a unique experience.
Lounge area was very nice all the time, day and night! Great views to Danube, Zemun and Castle and great colours inside!
Breakfast was basic (toast, coffee of our choice, butter, honey, milk, marmalade) but was served in such a nice way that we were totally pleased.
The personel was absolutely perfect, especially Igor!
Walking distance to Belgrade was only 20 minutes along the river's bank and through a beautiful park.
We wood definitely stay there again!
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Date of stay: March 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: - Gets noisy when reception turns into a night bar. - Visit when the weather is good so you can...
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Susan S wrote a review Nov 2015
Canada
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My sister-in-law and I are around 50, so we don't usually stay in hostels anymore, but ArkaBarka is wonderful! Such a lovely location on the river. Yes, it's a bit outside the center, but you can easily catch a bus or taxi for very little money, and in 5 minutes you're in town.

The rooms we stayed in (king studio and queen studio) were both lovely, but we actually preferred the less expensive queen room. The wall paintings are fun, the bed is very comfortable, the linens are good quality, it's very clean and fresh and the views from the many windows are lovely.

Breakfast is simple and tasty with nice pastries and good coffee.

The staff and owner are all very helpful and friendly, especially Anna, who really took time to ensure we got the most of our days in Belgrade, (thanks Anna!).

Do not hesitate to book here!
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Date of stay: November 2015Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jonathan V wrote a review Oct 2016
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here with a couple of friends and had the best time. Beautiful hostel on the water. Extremely clean and very helpful staff. The bar is a nice addition with some local craft beers which I loved. Will definitely stay here again. Highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: October 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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mamodDublin_ireland asked a question May 2016
Dublin, Ireland444 contributions43 helpful votes
Is there a safe in the hostel to put your valubles? please.
Answer from Arkabarka
2 contributions2 helpful votes
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Iris Starkiss asked a question Feb 2017
Munich, Germany1 contribution
Hallo, gibt es eine Parkgarage bei Euch in der Nähe?
David S wrote a tip Jun 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"We booked here because we where visiting for a wedding. No warning that there was a 5 day festival just outside the place till 3am"
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Gabriela Z wrote a tip May 2022
Sofia, Bulgaria38 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid this place and public parkings in Belgrade."
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90limj wrote a tip Feb 2020
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask for the rooms upstairs the cafe, the view is great"
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backhome2014 wrote a tip Aug 2019
London, United Kingdom41 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for top floor as likely fewer mosquitoes."
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Euro Traveler wrote a tip Dec 2018
Gorna Oryahovitsa, Bulgaria106 contributions99 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best to avoid this barge hotel"
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PRICE RANGE
$49 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SerbiaBelgrade
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arkabarka
Which popular attractions are close to Arkabarka?
Nearby attractions include Zemunski kej (0.7 miles), UŠĆE Shopping Center (0.5 miles), and Kombank Arena (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Arkabarka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Arkabarka?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a fireplace, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Arkabarka?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Arkabarka?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant Žabar, Metropolitan, and Restaurant Amphora.
Does Arkabarka have airport transportation?
Yes, Arkabarka offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Arkabarka?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arkabarka?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Greek, and Croatian.
Are there any historical sites close to Arkabarka?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Belgrade Fortress (0.8 miles), Residence of Princess Ljubica (1.1 miles), and Nebojsa Tower (0.9 miles).
Does Arkabarka have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
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