“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost
About the hostel
Centre of Belgrade.
Enjoy safe, clean and fun accommodation in the heart of the city. Situated between Terazije and Slavija in the Kneza Miloša street no 4, 10 minutes away from the main train station and bus station, Habitat hostel is but a minute away from any and all tourist attractions of importance in the city of Belgrade. In front of the hostel you can find a bank with the cash withdrawal machine and the exchange, local grocery store, parking and public garage.
Five minutes of walk away from the hostel is the beautiful Pionirski park overlooking the City Hall and National Hall, one of the best movie theatres in town (Tuckwood), Nikola Pašić square, main post office and city pharmacy open 24 hours, Kralja Aleksandra Boulevard – shopping avenue as well as the longest street in Belgrade.
Within the radius of ten-minute walk you can find almost all the major sights of our city: Nikola Tesla museum, National museum on the main square, National theatre, Yugoslavian drama theatre, Saint Sava temple, Saint Mark’s church, Tašmajdan park, Manjež park, Slavija and many other.
Our forthcoming staff will help you with their ideas and suggestion on how to best use the time available to you, and will direct you to the places of interest. After a busy day spent in the city relax and feel at home in our hostel.
Free of charge. 24h front desk, cable TV, fax, iron and ironing board, lockers, security, internet access, Wi-Fi, air condition, DVD, darts, indoor bicycle, kitchen, clean sheets and towels, bed lamps, city maps, welcome drinks, coffee and tea during the entire day.
Laundry washing and drying is free of charge after the third consecutive night of your stay.
How to reach us?
Train station. If you are going by foot, pass through the main exit and continue straight through Nemanjina street. Take the second street to the left, Kneza Miloša. Continue uphill 400 m to reach number 4.
By tram. Pass through the main exit and you will find the tram station to your left. Take the no 7 tram and get off in the next stop (SKC). At the intersection turn left into Kralja MIlana street and after 100 m turn right into Kneza Miloša street and continue uphill to reach number 4.
By bus. Pass through the main exit, cross the street to reach the beginning of Nemanjina street. On the right side you will find the bus station. Take the bus no 78 or 83 uphill and get off at the next stop. Go back a bit to the intersection and on the left at the station take the trolley 40 or 41 and go one station. Continue uphill fro about 50 m more to reach number 4.
Bus station. . If you are going by foot, after exiting the bus station turn right towards the train station and continue straight through Nemanjina street. Take the second street to the left, Kneza Miloša. Continue uphill 400 m to reach number 4.
By tram. Across the street from the main bus station is the tram station. Take the tram no 7 and get off at the second stop. At the intersection turn left into Kralja MIlana street and after 100 m turn right into Kneza Miloša street and continue uphill to reach number 4.
By bus. Across the street from the main bus station is the regular bus station. Take the bus no 78 or 83 uphill and get off at the second stop. Go back a bit to the intersection and on the left at the station take the trolley 40 or 41 and go one station. Continue uphill fro about 50 m more to reach number 4.
Airport Nikola Tesla. If you wish to take the bus from the airport, get on the no 72 and go to the Ušće shopping mall on New Belgrade. On the same station you can take busses 78 and 83 which will take you to the Nemanjina street and Kneza Miloša intersection (one stop after the train station). Go back a bit to the intersection and on the left at the station take the trolley 40 or 41 and go one station. Continue uphill fro about 50 m more to reach number 4.
You can also take a cab directly to the address Kneza Miloša no 4. Taxi costs 12 to 15 euros depending on the company.
A long history. Belgrade is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Original settlements on the Belgrade territory date back to prehistoric Vinča (Viminacium), 4.800 BC. At the very heart of Belgrade, below what is today the Albania palace, skeletons of Neanderthals and mammoths were found during the construction of the said structure. Belgrade itself was found by Celts in the 3rd century BC, and later became the Roman settlement Singidunum . Slovenian name “Beligrad” was first recorded in 878. Belgrade has been the capital of Serbia since 1405.
New Belgrade. In 1948 began the construction of New Belgrade on the other side of the Sava river; a place until that time dominated by swamps. For years the sand from the Danube’s island Malo ratno ostrvo was being brought to the construction site and therefore the main topographic characteristic of New Belgrade is its flat surface, a stark contrast to the old part of the city, built on 32 hills. During the early years the main laboring forces behind the construction of New Belgrade were the voluntary youth labor brigades from all the parts of Yugoslavia where, during the first year, 5.000 youths participated.
New Belgrade is designed as a modern city and so all the largest business and shopping malls (TC Ušće i Delta City) are located there, as well as the largest students complex known as Students city.
Museums. The most renowned museum in Belgrade is the National museum, founded in 1844. Several museums are located in the vicinity of the hostel including the Natural History museum in Njegoseva street, Ivo Andrić museum in Andrićev venac street, Nikole Tesla museum, etc. the Military museum is especially popular for foreign tourists mostly due to the displayed parts of the stealth aircraft F-117 brought down by the Yugoslavian anti-aircraft defense during the NATO bombing in 1999.
Night life. Belgrade has the reputation of the capital that offers, throughout the week, colorful night-life with the variety of clubs that are open until morning hours throughout the city. The most recognizable clubs are located along the banks of Sava and Danube rivers.
Well renowned places for the fans of alternative music, or rather the culture that does not fall under the mainstream category, are the clubs like Akademija (club of the FLU students), KST (club of the students of technology) and SKC (student’s cultural centre).
Those more in favor of traditional Serbian night-life, and the fans of old city music typical for the northern parts of Serbia, can opt for an evening in Skadarlija (Skadarska street), an old bohemian district of the town which used to be the gathering place for poets and artists during the late 19th and early 20th century.