The Best Backpacker Hostels in Budva, Montenegro

Exploring the Adriatic coastline doesnt need to break the bank
Exploring the Adriatic coastline doesn't need to break the bank | Courtesy of High Hostel Budva / Booking.com
Sarah Pavlovic

Budva is the perfect summer destination for any backpacking journey around Montenegro or the Balkans. It’s got sun, glorious beaches, plenty to see and do and world-class nightlife. The old town is a 2,500-year-old stone settlement that juts out into the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea and is surrounded by one golden beach after another. At night, Budva comes alive with pubs and bars galore. It’s never boring in Budva; here are the top backpacker hostels in this seaside paradise – now bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Freedom Hostel Budva

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The view from the balcony at Freedom Hostel Budva over the boats on the water and hills in the background
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Freedom Hostel Budva epitomises Budva – ancient stone walls, beaches and a rollicking good time. Surrounded by Budva’s 2,500-year-old stone town, the hostel is the place to stay for young backpackers looking to experience the best of Budva – by day and by night. By day, Ričardova Glava Beach, Mogren Beach and Slovenian Beach are idyllic places to while away the summer days. There’s also a leafy outdoor terrace in the hostel to hang out in with new friends. By night, the party gets going with rakija (the Balkans’ favourite drink) in the hostel and then spreads to Budva’s famed bars in the old town. When the old town bars shut down at 1 a.m., it’s time to grab a cab up to Top Hill, where up to 5,000 people party every night until dawn.

2. Montenegro Hostel B&B Budva

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Montenegro Hostel Budva is part of a group of hostels in Budva, Kotor and Podgorica. This hostel is also in Budva old town, the ideal spot from which to explore this stunning area. Like its sister hostels, it offers good-value tours all over Montenegro, so it’s the perfect place to stay if you’re travelling Monte without your own set of wheels. With beaches and the beautiful old town on its doorstep, Montenegro Hostel Budva is fantastic value in a prime location. It is also a great alternative to Freedom Hostel Budva for those who want more sleep and less partying. The hostel doesn’t organise parties, and, with so many great bars in the old town, there are no loud parties in the communal areas.

3. High Hostel Budva

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The white exterior of Óscar Jaenada is painted with abstract patterns in blue, green and yello and is surrounded by a patio with table and chairs
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High Hostel wins for the best hostel view ever. Up on the hill above Mogren Beach, High Hostel has unbeatable views of the whole Budva Riviera. Views from their terrace take in Budva old town, Sveti Nikola Island and Slovenian Beach. This is Budva at its glorious best. The hilltop location is also quiet, and guests love doing yoga on the terrace overlooking the Riviera. High Hostel is only a five-minute walk down to Mogren Beach or the old town. For those with a car, this is a great alternative to staying in the old town where parking is charged hourly. High Hostel has free parking, and it’s close enough to town to venture out on foot. When the sun goes down, there’s no more relaxing place to be than hanging out around the bonfire with a few Nikšičko beers.

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