Arkabarka is an amazingly unique hostel. Staffs are friendly, rooms are clean and the morning view from the Danube is just phenomenal. Location is also very convinient. You can reach Zemun, New Belgrade and City center easily with the two buses (15,84) and by foot. The weather has been surprisingly fine during my visit despite the season and walking through the park was also super. Nothing to complain!
Stayed here for one night after coming back into Belgrade from a trip. Super friendly staff. Rooms are air conditioned which was great as it was very humid at the time. There were loads of mosquitoes outside but I didnt notice any in the room itself. Bar seemed to be open all night but no one made any noise. Beautiful view of the sunrise over the fort if you wake up early enough.
Just nice views, everythin else is not good. Rude receptionist at the day of arrival (Alexander), we had a very annoying incident with drinking water, there is a sign placed in the wall behind the tap in the kitchen that states the water from the tap I not potable. There where no drinking water in the room. We asked for potable water in the reception and Alexander the receptionist informed us that the sign is not right! you can drink the water from the tap but there are contaminants or other “small stones” in it! That Is something we can’t trust. We asked for bottled water end they offered half litter bottles at bar price, only we had to pay with dinars, no euro neither credit card is accepted and that with a very rude explanation like “here is not European Union, you have to use dinars, go to make change and come back to pay cash”. The time was 22:30 and it was raining, he advised us to go to a “MAXI” store that Is open until 24:00 and accept credit cards, he gave us very imprecise directions to go in the main road and the store is after 500 to 600 meters at the left side of the road, we decided to go and to our surprise there were no MAXI store where he send us, a search in the GPS revealed the closest MAXI after 2,3 Km. We walked there, got drinking water and returned after more than one hour walking in the rain, exhausted and very frustrated from the lack of hospitality of this hotel. We payed 58 euro for the room, the cost of the small bottle of water is something about 0,20 euro, it is unacceptable for a hotel to not offer drinking water to the guests and also unacceptable for hotel workers to give so much extra trouble to hosts that traveled all day.…
It was great expirience.The rooms are very clean like in fotos, on the river. Alex and Nino was all the time there to help us with everything we wanted. And all the time smiley. Our stay was unforgetable. Thank you guys.
Cool staff, beautifull location at the river and a very chill atmosphere. This hostel is the perfect place if you stay in Belgrade. To be honest, I have spend more time at the hostel then in the city itself.