Are you planning for a Montenegro vacation and searching for an inexpensive hotel or hostel? If yes, then you have reached the right place! In this post, you will come across five best hostels and budget hotels that will be perfect for backpackers visiting Montenegro.
However, before you plan for your holiday, you should know the best time of the year to visit Montenegro.
Backpackers usually prefer visiting Montenegro in July and August, which are the summer months of the country as well as the peak travel season. If you do not want to face the crowds, then you can travel in May, June, September, and October.
During these months, the sun is milder so you can quickly go for outdoor activities like cycling and hiking. However, always remember that there can be sporadic rains in the mountains, so carrying your belongings in a waterproof backpack is of utmost importance.
The accommodation also depends on the months of travel as, during the peak season, hotels would be most expensive in comparison to other seasons. However, the below-mentioned list of budget hostels and hotels would undoubtedly help you to pick the right accommodation.
Best Hostels For Backpackers In Montenegro
Freedom Hostel Budva, Montenegro
Located in Budva Old Town, Freedom Hostel Budva is a perfect place for young backpackers who want to experience Budva at its best! You can select any of the fourteen rooms that are available in the hostel for your stay. Each room provides facilities like climate control, air-conditioning, laundry, housekeeping, central heating, Wi-Fi, and more.
You will be provided with a locker room and luggage storage room to keep your belongings safe. Bathrooms have to be shared with other backpackers. During the day, you can spend your time at Mogren Beach and Slovenian Beach. Evenings can be well-spent in the nearby bars while gulping down a few Rakija, which is the local beverage of the Balkans.
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Underwoods Zabljak Guesthouse
It is close to the bus station and located in a peaceful neighborhood. The rooms are comfortable, clean, and spacious. Depending on the number of travelers, you can book for a private single bed, double bed, or triple bedroom.
The bathroom has to be shared with other guests. You can order for food in the guesthouse that will be cooked by the hosts, and relish it together with other guests at the open-air terrace.
Alternatively, you can visit the nearby restaurant, supermarket, café, etc., which is about 0.2kms away and eat whatever you desire. The owners are helpful and would guide for sightseeing, further bookings, and more.
Hostel Pupa, Kotor
With each bed, you will be provided a locker to keep your belongings safe. The hostel features a shared lounge and a terrace where you can spend time with fellow travelers.
A shared kitchen has been provided where you can cook simple dishes. In the lobby, you can enjoy tea, coffee, or hot chocolate while listening to music.
Kotor has been declared as UNESCO World Heritage site, so your stay in this beautiful medieval old town would make your trip memorable.
Hostel Center, Ulcinj
Hostel Center offers easy access to Old Town Ulcinj and is about 4kms away from Long beach. You can book for a bed in the triple room or four-bed dorm that provides amenities like a private locker, LCD TV, writing table, mini bar, heating, air-conditioning, etc.
The bathroom has to be shared among other guests, and you will be provided with toiletries as well as towels.
You can use the terrace for sunbathing and relaxing. Free parking, bicycle for hire, laundry, ironing facility, free Wi-Fi, and luggage storage area are some more facilities that will be provided to each guest.
If you are interested in cooking your meals, then the shared kitchen area can be used, which has necessary utensils.
The electric kettle has also been provided for fulfilling your tea and coffee requirements.
Explorer Hostel Podgorica
If you are a budget backpacker, then you can consider staying at Explorer Hostel Podgorica, which is one of the cheapest hostels in Montenegro. Since Podgorica is the capital city of Montenegro, your trip would be incomplete if you do not visit the city for its beautiful rivers and bridges.
The hostel is located a few minutes away from the bus station, so traveling in and around the city would get simpler.
There are several tours that are offered by the hostel staff for exploring the city as well as Montenegro country. So, you will always find like-minded travelers to share your travels as well as expenses.
You can either stay at the dorm, private room, or apartment. Every room provides free Wi-Fi, air-conditioners, and a computer to use. Evenings can be spent by having conversations and sharing information with other guests in the common area. The friendly staffs are always available to help in the context of organizing your trip, renting a car, and more.
Budget Hotels For Backpackers In Montenegro
Hotel Kerber, Podgorica
Located in the heart of Podgorica, Hotel Kerber is the first choice of backpackers for a few reasons. It is about 20m away from the main street, which becomes a promenade after 5 p.m., so travelers can experience the nightlife of Montenegro.
Hotel Kerber is a 3-star hotel with friendly staff that ensures your stay is a relaxing and comfortable one.
Each room provides facilities like unlimited Wi-Fi, satellite TV, room service, mini bar, and more. A supermarket and a movie theatre are in close vicinity of the hotel, so you won’t have to travel much for necessities and entertainment.
Breakfast is served in the room, and you may request them to cook something as per your choice. In spite of providing all these facilities, they hardly charge much, so it certainly is a good budget hotel for backpackers.
Apartments Grloman, Sveti Stefan
It is located in a suitable area for backpackers as they can visit a national park, lakes, monastery, and other attractions easily.
Some more amenities that you will get with the room are safety deposit box and complimentary parking. If you book a room with sea views, then you will also get a mini-bar and climate control facility.
The kitchen is well-equipped with essential utensils, microwave oven, washing machine, and electric kettle to make tea/coffee whenever desired. In the evenings, you can spend your time hiking, fishing, and playing table tennis.
Boutique Hotel Vela, Budva
Some more attractions that are close to the hotel are Morgren Fort, Holy Trinity Church, and Top Hill Club. The rooms are incredibly spacious and clean.
There is an ample amount of space for parking your vehicle, which is secured and free of cost. In each room, you will get complimentary Wi-Fi and luggage storage space. Restaurant, bar, and a garden is within the premises, so you do not have to go hunting for meals.
Depending on your days of travel, the price of each room would differ, so check them out before you plan your holiday. It’s a 4-star hotel that provides fantastic facilities, so book your stay now.
If you are traveling in a group and would prefer to cook your meals, then you can opt for a room that has a kitchen, dishwasher, oven, and fridge. Or, else you can book a private room and use the kitchen and lounge that will be shared with other guests.
Free Wi-Fi will be provided in each room as well as the common areas within the premises. The Northern Gate, Church of St. Nicholas, Kotor Clock Tower, Kamelija Shopping Centre, and Kotor Cathedral are some of the popular attractions that are close to Kotor Nest.
Tivat Airport is the nearest to the hotel, which is about 6 miles away.
Villa Marinero, Ulcinj
Each unit of the villa has a seating area, kitchen, fridge, flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, and a patio that offers beautiful sea views. Few units even have a balcony or a dining area. You may share your preference at the time of booking your room.
To explore the nearby areas easily, there is a bicycle and car rental service available at the villa. Within 5 minutes you can reach the beach and have a relaxing day or engage in snorkeling and fishing.
There are several bars, restaurants, and a museum in close vicinity, so if you are not interested in cooking your meals, then you can have them at the numerous restaurants.
To conclude, depending on your preferences and itinerary, you can pick one or more hotels/hostels from the list above and have a wonderful vacation in Montenegro. If you’d instead get with Airbnb, use my discount code to get up to $55 off!
This post was contributed by Astraveler.
Author Bio: Astraveler is from Lithuania. He has been to almost 50 countries and still actively counting. Due to such an interesting travel experience, he started a blog to share his knowledge with the world.
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