ArkaBarka Floating Hostel

Hostel Belgrade

ArkaBarka Floating Hostel

From 15 EUR

Arkabarka Belgrade Hostel was built in 2007 and was a first not only for Belgrade, but the Hostelling world. Arkabarka Belgrade Hostel has managed to keep a sense of space and light while being completely unique by floating on the river Danube! There's also our outdoor terrace; where better to enjoy free breakfast than a few meters from the water?!
You'll find ArkaBarka in one of Belgrade's most beautiful and popular city parks, so if you don't feel like heading into town you have the perfect place to pass the day right outside your front door. Belgrade has become famous for its nightlife, so while staying at ArkaBarka it's just a short walk along the riverbed to some of the best bars and clubs in town.

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  • Located in a beautiful park
  • Have breakfast by the water's edge

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ArkaBarka Floating Hostel in Belgrade calls the central park in Belgrade its home. Here in the park you really can relax and feel at one with nature while still being in the buzzing centre of Belgrade. The Usce Park is a favourite hang out for cyclists, roller bladers and nature lovers and a hot spot for the Sunday stroll of Belgradians.  In twenty minutes walk you can be in the very centre of Belgrade, and enjoy everything this crazy city has to offer.

All the rooms at ArkaBarka Floating Hostel as well as the balcony on the ground floor offer splendid panoramic views to the Kalemegdan fortress, which is one of the city's main attractions.

At ArkaBarka Floating Hostel  by the Danube we're ready to help you 24/7, we're famous for our friendly staff, free WiFi, laundry service, river boat trips, information point, cafe and multifunctional space for workshops, seminars and events.

Arkabarka Hostel Belgrade is aspiring to become an intercultural centre, bringing together people from different backgrounds and connecting them through artistic events, music nights, parties and more, taking part in the ground floor common area. The cosy cafe is also open to Belgradians and gives the opportunity for our guests to mingle with locals.

You can chose whether you want to stay in a dorm room or prefer the privacy of double/ twin /triple private rooms with private bathrooms.  All prices include breakfast and fast free WiFi.

Our passionate and famously friendly staff will help you to organise your time in Belgrade and show you where to go out along the banks of the Danube river.  The staff at ArkaBarka Hostel Belgrade are local experts and travellers themselves and will be happy to help you with any questions you have!

Hostel facilities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Welcome drink
  • Tax included
  • Free bicycles
  • Group discounts
  • River boat tours
  • Free map
  • Private & dorm rooms
  • Bed & breakfast from 15 Euro
  • Local beer 1.5 Euro
  • Caffe lounge & living room
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Useful information

City: Belgrade
Country: Serbia
Address: Usce b.b. ,Park Prijateljstva, 11000Belgrade ,Serbia
Phone 1: +381 64 9253507

How to arrive

Take the bus 83 (to New Belgrade direction !) and get off at the 4th stop (bus stop “Palace Serbia”). Cross the parking of the Palace Serbia building(ex. SIV building) and then the Park of Friendship (Park Prijateljstva) to the Danube river (5min walk) next to street lap no.88.

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Walk 5 min until the central bus station “Zeleni Venac”, through Kamenicka street. From there take the bus 15 or 84 and ride for 3 stops. Get off at Palace Serbia building (ex.‘SIV’ building) and cross the city Park of Friendship (Park Prijateljstva) to the Danube river (2min walk) next to street lap no.88
FROM THE AIRPORT:
1.Take bus No.72 from the airport. It'll take about 20mins, sometimes longer depending on traffic.  Get off at bus stop Palace Serbia building (ex.‘SIV’ building) and cross the city Park of Friendship (Park Prijateljstva) to the Danube river (5min walk) next to street lap no.88.
Take the TAXI, but don't forget to ask the driver for the price before you get in. Taxi drivers can be tricky. The ride to the Usce .b.b.,Park Prijateljstva takes about 20 min, and the price should not exceed 20€.
Take the JAT bus to the train station and from there take bus No. 83.

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100% 01 December 2014
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Good atmosphere and a cool place to stay in Belgrade. Would definitely recommend!

100% 07 October 2014
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What an amazing concept and beautiful hostel. Liked the atmosphere here, everyone including the staff were friendly and relaxed. Would definitely stay again!

100% 24 September 2014
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I was really excited to stay here when I booked and I wasn't let down when I checked in! You'd think the space was cramped but this is not the case as the dorm rooms and the common areas are spacious and great places to meet other travellers.

100% 16 September 2014
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Very cool place to stay in the heart of Belgrade, on a budget friendly price. In the summertime, it's really the best location you can choose if you wish to go out and party as all the party boats are very close. Very friendly and helpful staff, great and clean room, unique design...not to mention that having breakfast while floating in the Danube is priceless. Totally recommend it!

100% 23 June 2014
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Really cool Hostel. Perfect location for me and nice rooms.

100% 01 May 2014
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Was an amazing stay! Staff are very friendly and makes you feel so comfortable. Loved the welcome drink and the free bikes to ride around. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for a cozy, comfortable and relaxing hostel in Belgrade!

100% 22 November 2013
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Supercool hostel in a supercool city, this is a great base for anyone visiting Belgrade. The location couldn't be better and if you want to have a ride around the park then the hostel rents out bikes. I visited in summer and having breakfast out on the terrace was the best ever. All sights are close by and the hostel bar is lively and cheap at night time if you don't feel like going out.

100% 01 November 2013
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Its unique location and contemporary feeling provides ideal relaxation circumstances.
The friendly staff and the general laid back style creates a cozy and homelike environment, much appreciated when travelling abroad!
The fact that it's actually flowing and its modern design, add up to a really unique experience!

100% 14 October 2013
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Could be closer to town but personally I loved being in the beautiful park and of course right on the Danube. Staff were great and rooms clean and modern. Would recommend to anybody

100% 08 October 2013
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WOW my first time in a floating hostel!!!!Beautiful I had such a great time.

100% 27 July 2017
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Positive: It was totally a new experience for me to being a guest in a floating hostel. Amazing view to do whatever you want, even sleep! (Think so). Negative:

100% 16 July 2017
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Positive: view was amazing.

96% 06 July 2017
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Positive: The hostel is located in a park,near the water. The atmosphere was very chill,romantic,we saw wonderful sunsets,we drank craft beer from the bar and

96% 02 July 2017
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Positive: The staff of the hostel is absolutely the best! They were so friendly and gave us lots of valuable advice. The location is also extraordinary and ...

94% 29 June 2017
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Great staff, awesome location, definitely would recommend it!

100% 26 June 2017
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Great location on the water, 30 minute walk to town by the water and past the floating nightclubs, or 5 min bus ride. Generous breakfast with lots of options.

100% 25 June 2017
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The best floating hostel in Europe. Very kind and professional stuff.

96% 14 June 2017
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Positive: Great Breakfast, super friendly staff, awesome location close to clubs & restaurants - and the best terrace right at the river front. We will ...

90% 02 June 2017
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Great location at the river with a beautiful view over the old town. The room was tiny, but the breakfast (fresh waffles every day!) was better than in most ...

100% 28 May 2017
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The most original and amazing hostel I've been to! More than friendly and helpful staff, the atmosphere of the place is just awesome and to get a bicycle and

100% 21 May 2017
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Very good and quite hostel with the free bikes, good kitchen, wonderful view and excellent communication (you can order a beer or cup tea over night). In my ...

94% 23 April 2017
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Amazing breakfast spread and interesting location. I had to leave at 4am to catch a bus and they even offered to make me breakfast to go.

86% 14 April 2017
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Beautiful spot on the river! Great spot to chill out. The dorm was very tight but other than that it was great! Not great if you get seasick tho!

100% 10 April 2017
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Positive: Breakfast is all good, location is wonderfull, free bikes. Negative: Smell of sewage in the corridor.. but not in room:)

100% 02 April 2017
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Cozy atmosphere with a great view on Danube river. Didn't stay in hostel, but would recommend cafe.

96% 21 March 2017
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Positive: It's a pretty place with excellent balcony to enjoy the sunrise. People are very nice here!!! Breakfast tastes brilliant.

97% 04 March 2017
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Cool place! Expensive for Belgrade, but worth it to spend a night or two right on the Danube River. The room was small but very comfortable, and a nice ...

100% 05 February 2017
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beautiful and unique place, great staff, great location!

92% 04 January 2017
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Positive: Breakfast excellent , close to bus station , staff politely , BAR ALWAYS OPEN :-). Negative: Nothing to dislike

100% 10 December 2016
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Positive: Very clean and nice space.The view on river, islands and city from the hostel is beautiful.Hostel is surrounded with nice nature and there is no ...

80% 07 December 2016
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Stayed there with Svartlamon Hardkor. I recommend Arka Barka to anyone, in particular larger groups outside summer season. So nice to live on Donau.

Great ...

92% 06 November 2016
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Positive: I really enjoyed my short visit in ArkaBarka hostel. I slept very well and the staff was awesome. At the beginning they told me long storyes about ...

80% 09 October 2016
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I won't forget the morning here <3 <3 <3, Very lovely staff, The nature around the hostel is gorgeous.

100% 02 October 2016
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Great hostel concept that you should visit if you are coming to Belgrade!

100% 25 September 2016
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Good coffee, good Wi-Fi!

92% 04 September 2016
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Positive: Upon checkin, the staff was helpful showing around the hostel facilities and providing us with a map and information about the city. We got the bikes

100% 28 August 2016
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A great hostel with even greater staff. Tasty breakfasts served on a terrace with a view of the river.

97% 20 July 2016
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This is the place to stay in Belgrade! Super chilled, amazing views, quiet and a walking distance from restaurants, bars, etc. Rooms are clean, full of light,

97% 11 June 2016
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Very chilled and relaxing place to stay. Can't beat sitting out and having breakfast on the Danube.

96% 09 May 2016
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Positive: The staff in the hotel was very friendly and helpful - that was amazing. Also the breakfast was good, the hotel offered more than I expected and with

92% 17 April 2016
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Positive: Perfect place to stay in Belgrade! Really comfortable, staffs are cool and helpful. And it is not far from the city center, which is also important.

100% 22 February 2016
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We had the best experience travelling to Belgrade mostly because of ArkaBarka Floating Hostel. Me and my wife travel a lot, and usually stay at big hotels. ...

100% 18 January 2016
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Odaların manzarası şahane. Nehir kenarında oldukça huzurlu bir yer. Konum olarak oldukça merkezi bir yerde. Çalışanlar son derece sıcakkanlı ve size yardımcı

100% 17 January 2016
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Positive: Awesome place, great staff. Nice breakfast.

88% 12 January 2016
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Positive: The ArkaBarka is a great hostel - comfortable, clean, safe - and the staff are lovely. The only drawback is the location, which isn't super close to

100% 11 January 2016
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bery very good.. must visit

96% 13 October 2015
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Positive: The staff were great, so friendly & helpful. Bed was one of the most comfortable I've ever slept in and it was so relaxing to fall asleep & wake up

100% 08 October 2015
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100% 08 October 2015
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Positive: The staff and location are fantastic. It's easy to get to the city and also convenient for the airport.

100% 08 October 2015
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Positive: It is an amazing combination between a capital city and nature! It was really great to be in the river and observe the birds , and still be in a ...

100% 01 October 2015
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Positive: Everything.

100% 25 September 2015
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Positive: Personellerin guler yuzu yardimseverligi muhtesemdi.. Negative: -

100% 17 September 2015
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Positive: one of the best hostels in east Europe.

83% 16 September 2015
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Positive: The best is bicycles that are free..! The hostel Arka Barka gives you the chance to contact with the nature actrivitries!!! Very friendly staff.. We

88% 30 August 2015
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Positive: Excellent service, very helpful staff Beautiful location right on the river and close to everything We stayed in the newly finished rooms and it was

96% 23 August 2015
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Positive: De gezellige gemeenschappelijke ruimte en het terras aan het water waren heerlijk om te relaxen en nieuwe mensen te leren kennen!.

92% 19 August 2015
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Positive: Çalışanlar çok yardımcı özellikle Ana çok yardımcı oldu bize. Kesinlike öneririm. Fiyatı yüksek bulan olursa 1 günlüğüne de olsa kalınmalı. Negative:

79% 18 August 2015
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Positive: Very nice staff, good acomodations, laundry. Negative: Small room

83% 16 August 2015
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Positive: Kind staff, good position, nice breakfast.

100% 13 August 2015
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Positive: The location is amazing, the staff is very friendly with great pièce of advice and the breakfast is really nice.

80% 07 August 2015
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91% 01 August 2015
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Liked: Lovely places to sit and chill, especially on the balcony floating on the water Disliked: No cooking facilities although staff were happy to cook pasta

92% 21 July 2015
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Positive: super location, very nice staff, good breakfast. Negative: Air-Condition in the rooms

100% 21 July 2015
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Positive: Very nice and helpful staff, that know everything about the city. Amazing view and surroundings. Very close to party boats and restaurants. You can

96% 18 July 2015
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Positive: Dil bilen personel, yardımcı olabilmek için çabalamaları, gezi rotasını detaylı anlatmaları harika. Otelin konumu ise efsane. Negative: Kötü bir ...

100% 07 May 2015
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100% 03 May 2015
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You guys were the best! You let us sleep on the couches and covered us with blankets when we arrived ridiculously early off the night train. You feed us ...

100% 03 May 2015
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Positive: The best place in Belgrade.

79% 03 May 2015
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Positive: - удобные подушки - вид с трассы на воду - свежий воздух. Negative: - шум стоит до 2-3 ночи от постояльцев хостела, будьте к этому готовы, не ...

96% 28 April 2015
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88% 27 April 2015
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100% 27 April 2015
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Its unique location provides ideal relaxation circumstances.
The friendly staff and the general laid back style creates a cozy and homelike environment, much

100% 24 April 2015
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100% 21 April 2015
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57% 20 April 2015
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92% 19 April 2015
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100% 18 April 2015
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Volim vi, Arkabarka! With a great congratulations from Bulgaria! Wonderful place with a wonderful staff! Keep going!

96% 12 April 2015
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88% 09 April 2015
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100% 08 April 2015
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Positive: Great location, beautiful view. The stuff is great and very helpfull. We had a problem with our car and they helped us. Thank you guys! :).

100% 06 April 2015
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96% 05 April 2015
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100% 03 March 2015
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100% 08 February 2015
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Positive: The staff is simply great! EVERYTHING was good.

96% 02 February 2015
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Positive: We had a great time in Arkabarka floating hostel even it is January. Staff was really friendly,rooms were clean,breakfast was awesome.I will ...

100% 01 February 2015
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Впервые останавливались в хостеле, а тут еще хостел в домике на воде. Понравилось. Очень тихо. В номере очень все эргономично. Даже телевизор очень маленький.

75% 28 January 2015
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96% 18 January 2015
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Positive: Excellent people running this greek speaking friendly hostel :), ready to guide the guests wherever they would like to see and visit in Beograd and

75% 11 January 2015
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100% 11 January 2015
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79% 06 January 2015
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Positive: lovely and helpful people good location cheap price. Negative: breakfast menu

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