Your days in Niš – where Roman emperor Constantine the Great was born – will undoubtedly be spent whizzing from one historical site to the next. So make your downtime count by booking one of the best places to stay in the city. From arty suites to stylish hostels, here are the best hotels in Niš – all bookable on Culture Trip.
Niš, the third-largest city in Serbia, is a destination for cultural exploration. Sights range from the fourth-century Mediana Roman palace to the remains of the Ottoman stone fortress and a Nazi concentration camp. The central pedestrianised quarter is packed with cafes, restaurants, nightclubs and discos – so if you want to be close to everything, a centrally located hotel is the best choice. For transit or business trips, there are several excellent high-end hotels with upscale facilities outside the city centre.
The Art Loft Hotel, set on a side street in the heart of Niš, features rooms with abstract murals by local painters. Each room has a minibar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, snacks and sweets. For something special, choose the suite with a separate living room. Relax at the contemporary cafe bar, on the view-endowed rooftop terrace or in the shared lounge area.
The Best Western Hotel includes a business centre and meeting facilities along with a gym and sauna. The 30 rooms have jacuzzi bathtubs; the suites add kitchenettes and a separate living area. The hotel sits on the banks of the Nišava, next to a leafy area from where you easily reach the Niš Fortress by crossing the bridge to Stambol Gate. Dine at the on-site Panorama Restaurant – you’ll have some of the best views in town.
Comfortable, modern and centrally located, Hotel Boutique 25h features luxurious double rooms and elegant triples. Each room has a safety deposit box, a minibar and an electric kettle. For city views, book the economy triple room with a large open terrace. In the mornings, savour a filling breakfast in the specially designated room on the first floor.
Eter Hotel has warmly decorated rooms featuring custom-made furniture and contemporary decor. The breakfast buffet includes a wide range of omelettes, sausages and different types of cheese. The hotel is in the city centre, close to the main sights of Niš, and opens onto the pedestrianised Kopitareva street. On the ground floor, check out Bla Bla Caffe and enjoy the lively street atmosphere while savouring a strong espresso.
If you love a bar with a garden, board games and regular live-music events, Bloom Inn is for you. With 13 accommodation units, the hostel wing has male and female dormitories with wooden bunk beds, while the hotel has ensuite doubles, triples and quadruples. Lockable cupboards are available in each room. The inn is located on the tree-lined Dušanova street with cafes and bars, within walking distance of both Niš Fortress and the railway station.
This glass-fronted hotel is centrally located, within walking distance of cafes, shops and cultural sights. The rooms are decorated in mid-century style and offer minibars, while the upgraded rooms include a seating area for relaxation. The apartment-type suites have a separate living room and office; the hotel is also accessible for people with disabilities. A trendy, colourful restaurant serves international dishes, while the complimentary breakfast offers a great variety of different foods.
This luxurious complex has a choice for everybody, from singles, doubles and triples to family rooms and even a business apartment. You’ll find local specialities at the on-site restaurant – the traditional kebapci (kebabs) being one of the favourites. Relax in the brightly coloured spa centre with indoor pool, sauna and jacuzzi. The complex is next to the Belgrade-Niš highway, 7km (4mi) from Niš city centre and 5km (3mi) from the airport.
This classy hotel is right in the centre of Niš, on the main shopping street and close to all the historic sights. Rooms have mini fridges and tea and coffee facilities, while upgraded rooms come with a kitchenette. Enjoy the on-site cocktail bar and the complimentary breakfast buffet with a large selection of dishes. If you need to buy anything, the Forum Shopping Centre and two well-stocked supermarkets are just around the corner.
This hotel has stylish rooms with parquet flooring and balconies, some of them including a kitchenette with a mini-fridge. On the ground floor, don’t miss the colourful cafe with hip furnishings, which serves flavoured coffee and delicious cakes. There’s no need to worry about parking space, as you’ll have free private on-site parking. Lotos is five minutes’ walk from the main pedestrian street in Niš city centre.
On the outskirts of Niš, in the quiet Suvi Do neighbourhood, Uni Elita Lux Hotel is a short drive from the city centre. Tidy, modern rooms have everything you need; some feature a seating area. Breakfast comes with a choice of seven menus. You can easily reach the hotel by car and there is complimentary on-site parking.
These recommendations were updated on June 15, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.