‘ArkaBarka Floating Hostel’. The name is tantalising enough, right? The boats along the Danube are best known for the famous clubs and bars, but there are plenty of sleeping spots located on the shores as well. The morning cup of coffee is a big part of any hostel stay and sipping that morning brew as the river idly floats by is an experience you can’t afford to pass up.
A member of the respected ‘Balkans Best Hostels’ network, El Diablo is located on the Dorćol street known informally as ‘Silicone Valley’ (Strahinjića Bana). Although tourists heading there to see the businessmen and women enhanced by science – as promised by guidebooks – are going to be disappointed. You’ll find excellent cafes and restaurants, though, so it is definitely worth checking out. This is a hostel as hostels used to be. The atmosphere is informal, the price is low, and the nights are long for all the right reasons.