HostelBookers Logo
WEBSITE FEEDBACK
No booking fees

Reviews of ArkaBarka Floating Belgrade Hostel

Hostel | Bulevar Nikole Tesle bb, Park Usce, Belgrade, Serbia 11000

89.5% Overall Rating

74 out of 76 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (04/09/2014)

Matthew Pickles thinks…

"The staff are all very friendly and helpful and the hostel has a nice floating terrace at the back. There are many different buses to easily get to the centre of Belgrade."

Read all ArkaBarka Floating Belgrade Hostel reviews

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 15.18

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Belgrade?

Contact us directly

See other properties in Belgrade

San Art Floating Hostel
17.71 USD

Hostel 97.1% 10 reviews
Jahting Klub Ke
63.69 USD

Guesthouse Not yet rated
Avnoy Hostel
5.52 USD

Hostel 77.9% 77 reviews
Balcony Apartment Belgrade
31.63 USD

Apartment Not yet rated
Balkan flower
18.79 USD

Hostel Not yet rated
Dorm One Hostel
12.53 USD

Hostel Not yet rated
Apartment Belgrade
15.92 USD

Apartment Not yet rated
Hostelche Hostel
12.65 USD

Hostel 98.3% 224 reviews

Enter dates to check prices


  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 23/10/2015

  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 23/10/2015
     
    Your check-out date is before your check-in date. Please check your dates and try again.
     
    Bookings can only be made for a maximum period of 31 days. Please enter alternative dates and try again.

processing
89.5%

Overall Rating

74 out of 76 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'ArkaBarka Floating Belgrade Hostel'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
82.4%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
96.0%
Value
88.0%
Safety
92.8%
Refine your results Showing 64 of 69 reviews 1 | 2 | 3   Next
Reset filter
80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Matthew Pickles

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 September 2014 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are all very friendly and helpful and the hostel has a nice floating terrace at the back. There are many different buses to easily get to the centre of Belgrade.

Disliked: The bathroom is very small and has no windows, and the showerhead was broken so it just sprayed water everywhere and soaked the bathroom.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Zsuzsa Halpert

With friends / other travellers

City break

25 August 2014 Zsuzsa would recommend this property

Liked: 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!

Disliked: Zsuzsa left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

31 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Wonderful friendly staff. Beautiful views of the river and the old fort.

Disliked: No air-conditioning. This made staying there in July quite uncomfortable, especially since we had to keep our window open and then were kept awake sometimes until the early morning by parties on the deck.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

24 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing place! The location and views are breathtaking, the staff are extremely friendly and helpful, the place is buzzing with life. The free bikes are also a huge plus. It's the best place I've stayed in Belgrade, can't imagine staying anywhere else!

Disliked: Nothing!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Dominic McGowan

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

18 June 2014 Dominic would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic staff and a great unique hostel. Appreciated all the help they offered during my stay and while I might complain about the walk when it's raining it was a delight in great weather and waking up on the Danube to a coffee on the river terrace was awesome!

Disliked: Location is a good 30 min walk from the main attractions. Which is alright in good weather as can walk along the river but in the rain was a bit too far.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Zoltan Mester

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 October 2013 Zoltan would recommend this property

Liked: The area, to sleep on a floating house is a real adventure, the staff is really helpful and nice!

Disliked: Nearby there is some party ship: sometimes it could be noisy.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

GONZALEZ BUCH JORGE

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

30 September 2013 GONZALEZ BUCH would recommend this property

Liked: Great and relaxing place. Beautiful and nice. Very friendly hosts. Close to the partying boats in the river.

Disliked: A little far from the center (you have to take bus but it comes every five minutes). There is little light at night around the place.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

VESELIN TABAKOV

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

26 May 2013 VESELIN would recommend this property

Liked: We stay only two days and we recommend this hostel to any Beograd guests. Staff is friendly. River view is amazing and location is great. Thank you.

Disliked: na

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Events / festivals
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

15 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Marvellous location, smiling and friendly staff, free bicycles!

Disliked: n/a

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

12 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The position (on the river, in a great park and only 10 minutes away from the center by bus) and the hospitality of the owners. Free coffee at breakfast (all kinds and as much as you want)!

Disliked: Too many mosquitos generally near the river, but if you are well prepared, no problem.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

As a family with children

Visiting friends or family

10 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, beautiful location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Dimitris Granis

Alone

City break

26 April 2013 Dimitris would recommend this property

Liked: This was not my first time at Arkabarka and I will be staying there again when I have the chance. The hostel is beautifully situated, floating on the river, next to the parks and at the same time very close to the city center. There is a shopping center at walking distance with a super market for your everyday need; unfortunately I didn't stay long enough this time. The staff is very friendly - I also found the free wi-fi useful to touch base with work - and enjoyed by breakfast on the terrace. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated making you feel at home.

Disliked: Wish I could stay longer

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lukman Andi Uleng

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 March 2013 Lukman would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were super! Very friendly and helpful! The hostel itself is amazing, being one that floats makes it so much more interesting. I got upgraded to a room with my own bathroom, that was awesome! The views of Kalemegdan and Zemun were nice. There were also some floating restaurants/clubs nearby and a reasonable walk to Ušće Shopping Center where there's a supermarket. It's a great base to explore the other side of the river (Novi Beograd). They were renovating the place so lucky those who come after, it's going to look great! Come here for the novelty value!

Disliked: It's a bit of a walk to the main part of Belgrade.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

28 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere, nice view and design.

Disliked: No problem, it may be more clean.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 September 2012

Liked: The staff working there were nice. Breakfast is alright. Rather clean.

Disliked: The owner tried to make me move out of the hostel after i had booked it many months in advance simply because other people and booked reservations after me. Travelers should not be treated like that. Location is horrible and hard to find at night and not close to anything but the river.You can find better hostels in a better location.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good novelty value

Disliked: Felt a bit sea sick after a few days and more insect bites due to staying on the river

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Andrew Thompson

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

28 August 2012 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful friendly Staff, Free welcome drink (of your choice!), Beautiful scenic location with a balcony right on the river, Good wifi connection, Clean, Complimentary Breakfast, Safe and secure. And overall... I'ts a hostel on a boat!!!!

Disliked: A bit far out of town (around 30 minute walk)

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Katarina Karcolova

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

09 August 2012 Katarina would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was great. The teracce and location on river is during the hot summer, which is normal in Belgrade, perfect thing. Welcome drink, perfect.

Disliked: Katarina left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

29 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff is frendly and location is restful

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Bodo Burger

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife

03 April 2012 Bodo would recommend this property

Liked: -it's swimming on the danube surrounded by a park -the bar in the ground floor is a nice place, has a lovely view and a terracce towards the danube -staff was helpfull and really friendly however not communicative -it's not in the center of belgrad but you easily get there by bus, even in the night it was no problem to get back -had a really relaxing stay there, would definitly go there again

Disliked: -although the 5-bed dorm is a really nice room, it is maybe a little too small for five people und there were not enough locker for five people; for me it was no problem as I had the room for my own -no cooking area but you can bring you own food into the bar and store your food in a fridge

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Bálint Kiss

With my spouse / partner

City break

17 March 2012 Bálint would recommend this property

Liked: Have you ever lived on a boat? Eat and drink on a river? It is not a luxury. It is worth to try on ArkaBarka. The property and the surrounding area is wonderful. It is almost like you are in the nature. ArkaBarka provides you bikes so you can explore the great park and ride to Zemun - a lovely quarter just 20 min. from the hostel. The breakfast was good and the beverages are at the same prize as in a random pub in the city.

Disliked: You can find cheaper hostels in the city centre. In this case you will miss the riverside, the view and Zemun, and the experience of living on a floating house. And ArkaBarka is only three bus stops from the centre. The public transport service is good and cheap in Beograd.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

14 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A bit of a walk into town, but you can't find a more charming and unique place in Belgrade!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

jessica rankine

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 October 2011 jessica would recommend this property

Liked: First off it was on a boat, which was really chilled out and relaxed. Staff were very helpful and took the time to explain a few things about the city to us. Breakfast was filling, views great. It was a bit more expensive than some of the other hostels but well worth it. Location was good to the floating bars, buses very frequent and cheep into the city or to Zemun.

Disliked: We wanted to stay longer but it was booked out. Ask a local where to get off the bus as sometimes they don't stop at every stop.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, very close to the splavs, very cheap but very clean with good facilities (no kitchen). Great bar but a little expensive

Disliked: It rocks a lot, so if you get sea sick....

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Ilmars Tilgalis

With friends / other travellers

City break

07 August 2011 Ilmars would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff! Offered welcome drinks and were kind and gave answers on all questions.

Disliked: There near is night club and on night time there possible noise!