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Art-Hostel
Ranked #27 of 79 Specialty Lodging in Skopje
Reviewed June 30, 2013

I like the location most. It is 5 mins walking from the main city square. You can walk and do not need to use any transportation. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hostel was not dirty but rooms were a bit dusty. There was only one bahroom and one toilet for the all guests and I do not think it was a good idea. But overall, I recommend this hostel to the backpackers.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Hostal is very nice, we spend great time here. Is close to Old Town, Macedonia square and bus/train station. Owners are very friendly the same like girl on reception desk and she's very helpful. Tasty breakfast :)

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

So cozy and comfortable for me. Laid back atmosphere. If you like street arts and graffiti, you like this hostel. The owner was so kind and friendly. Other guests were too. Thank you.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

I am a big believer of not saying anything if I have nothing nice to say, but in respect of this hostel, I really feel that I should say my piece if only to give any unsuspecting travellers a heads up before they arrive. I have summarised in bullet points, otherwise this would never end.

• Terrible directions to hostel.
• Very tired looking room, inclusive of its own mould patched ceiling
• Bedding too small for bed, linen threadbare to the point you could read a book through it.
• Room not clean, dust, old socks and rubbish under beds.
• Passports left out in hallway unattended instead of being handed back in person.
• Double room with broken lock and stolen key, no way to secure.
• Complete lack of security, presented with an open front door, night shift asleep on sofa and open bedroom door at 1am return.
• One toilet and one shower to ALL guests.
• Toilet complete with over-flowing used toilet paper bin.

• The staff weren’t unfriendly, but not particularly helpful and had the distinct impression we were keeping them from something else whenever we spoke to them. They didn’t even seem aware that we had booked to stay there.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank ClaireM1982
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

I arrived at 5am. in the morning here, and the friendly but tired woman happily checked me in at no extra charge, which is the best early check in I've ever had.

I stayed a couple of days and it was really nice. Very cosmopolitan guests, full age ranges and from all over. Sometimes it would be local youngsters who'd sit and informally play a bit of music.

The breakfast was free and as much as you liked. Plus you could self cater. There was always someone around to sit and talk to. I ended up coming back here and staying for more than two weeks. Definitely recommend it.

Room Tip: There are two singles, one downstairs, on upstairs, the upstairs one is a bit nicer, plus it had a h...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Staff is real nice, but it cannot compensate the state of the facilities. Furniture is old, there only one shower and all the (common) rooms could use a facelift. At least there is wifi. For a short stay it is ok.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

We stayed here for a couple of nights in May 2012. Its a quirky place set down a back street not far from the bus station or the city centre. We were out of season so it was nice and quiet - had a dorm to ourself and met a couple of american travellers over breakfast.

The girls who ran the place were pleasant and helpful. The place does only have one toilet and shower so I can imagine it gets a bit much if the place is full. The building is a bit ramshackle - some windows were broken and not the safest of places - no lockers or locks although staff assured us there is always someone on reception! They have tried to make it quirky by painting the walls with murals and putting up some posters including Benny Hill and Chuck Norris! All in all a bit like a students apartment.

We are pretty easygoing and have stayed in worse places - as a place to get a nights sleep in a city it was fine - wouldnt really stay longer than a few nights though. It is cheap enough and a good base to explore the city from and get your bus or train for onward journeys.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank denlutay
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Additional Information about Art-Hostel

Address: Ante Hadzimitkov 5, Skopje 1000, Republic of Macedonia
Location: Republic of Macedonia > Skopje Region > Skopje
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 79 Specialty Lodging in Skopje
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A hostel suited for every taste and every pocket. With a friendly, positive atmosphere and unique artistic style, Art-Hostel will guarantee you a pleasant and unforgettable experience during your stay in Skopje. The location is just perfect, in the heart of the city, in a quiet, relaxing neighborhood, just by the river of Vardar, just 5 walk to the City Square, and 5 min. to the Central Bus and Train Station. ... more   less 
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Art Hotel Skopje

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