The Balkan Backpacker

The Balkan Backpacker network


The Balkan Backpacker is an association of hostels with a goal to promote travel in the Balkans and make backpacking and holidays easier and better. The aim of the Balkan Backpacker is to take the hassle out of finding your next hostel/destination and make traveling easy so you can spend more time on the things that matter!! These hostels are handpicked valued by highest standards: great atmosphere, amazing staff, best location and impeccable cleanliness, safety, facilities and top overall value for guests. Hostels are chosen based on all these criteria by guests themselves and their opinions on booking websites, travel websites and blogs, awards and our personal opinions as travelers as well as hostel managers/workers. Best quality accommodation for travelers with our highest recommendation.

The Balkan Backpacker hostels are run and owned by like-minded people who have a passion and love for traveling. This means at every stop you will be welcomed with a friendly face a warm smile and most importantly the best local information.

Each of these hostels has its own unique character and atmosphere. These are places where you will have a great time, be able to socialize and meet interesting people, and you will still get a good nights sleep! The staff is there for you for whatever you need and help you experience their city in the best possible way. You will feel welcomed and taken in as a friend. These are definitely places where you will feel comfortable and at home.
We have chosen some of the best hostels to travel in the Balkans.


Find the list of hostels on the flyer or website, book your stay directly by email/phone (referring to The Balkan Backpacker), ask the staff to book your next hostel, or just walk into any of the hostels with The Balkan Backpacker flyer.
Collect stamps at each hostel and when you receive 5 you will get an added bonus – somewhere it will be a free night, another hostel will treat you to some beer and rakija or it might be something totally different depending on where you collect your bonus but it will be something special!