May 24, 2019 - May 25, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Though the name Kosovo (and the position on the Serbian border) may automatically bring to mind images of armed conflict and danger, the capital city Pristina has actually been a relatively safe and very friendly place for visitors for years. It's also one of the most welcoming places in the region for American visitors.
The city has a budding tourism industry, and you'll find a good range of lodging options. Choices range from luxury hotels to backpacker hostels, but at present just about all of these are local properties, with no major chains establishing a presence in the area as of yet. They are modern hotels, however, and the majority allow you to make reservations online and by phone.
Pristina is still an underlooked destination in terms of tourism, so it doesn't really experience any particular large waves of visitation that cause predictable surges in hotel prices. You may see inflated prices around the usual holidays such as Christmas, but prices tend to be fairly stable all year. Two unique holidays to look out for are Independence Day in mid-February and Constitution Day in mid-April.
It's an excellent place to visit in summer for those looking to go somewhere new and for an alternative to the usual crowds and inflated seasonal prices throughout Europe. The climate is very mild in summer, with average temperatures in the 70s. The region does experience very cold winters, however, and you should expect freezing daytime temps most days in January and February.
Many of Pristina's popular attractions, such as the Kosovo National Museum and the nightclubs, are centrally located in the Qafa and Qendra areas. There are a number of luxury hotels and backpacker hostels located in this immediate area. You'll also find mixed clusters of different types of hotels a short drive to the southwest, east and north of this area.
Most of the lodgings are located near the city center, but if you want to be closer to the lovely Germia Park northeast of the city, there are a couple of options. The Hotel Alfa and Hotel Silver are both located in the Taslixhe IV area just a short drive from the park.
Pristina doesn't really have "bad" areas as far as hotels go; the lodgings in the city are almost uniformly very well-reviewed and eager to make a good impression on foreign tourists, particularly Americans.
Pristina has about half a dozen high-end luxury hotels that generally go for around $90-120 USD per night at rack rates. These include the Swiss Diamond, Hotel Sirius, Nartel Hotel, Golden Hotel and Hotel Prishtina. In this price range you can expect higher-end amenities like full suites, saunas, fitness centers, in-house bar and restaurant, and expanded cable TV.
If you want the lowest prices possible, you'll want to look to the roughly half a dozen hostels in Pristina. These include Buffalo Backpackers, Hostel Pristina, Hajde Hostel and Hostel Han. Expect a typical price of around $10-12 USD per night which usually gets you a bed in a shared dorm with free breakfast, free WiFi and hosted get-togethers. Some of the hostels will also pick you up from the bus station for free if you're in a group staying for multiple nights.
There are also a couple of guest houses, for those who want a private room at a little less cost than a standard hotel. These generally run from $15-30 USD per night and are comparable to the typical AirBnB rental, usually a small private room with a shared bathroom.
Pristina also has many mid-range hotel options that typically run about $35 to $75 USD per night. These generally have private bathrooms, free WiFi and in-room climate control.
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Great place to live,one of the capital cities of balkan! A city full of people living in gheto,trying to get out of there using art and architecture!
As Kosovo's largest city it is not an especially attractive city, and in places you can still see the ravages of war. However, the main pedestrian walk-way area buzzes with all ages and colorful street performers and artists. I only spent a day here but would have liked to spend more. The small Bazaar area also worth exploring as is the museum dedicated to the war with Serbia. Bill Clinton is adored here and has both a boulevard and statue of him.
one of my best trips!!!!!! Loooove Kosovo