Pristina

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.

Peak and Low Seasons in Pristina

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.

Hotels Near Popular Destinations in Pristina

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.

Luxury Hotels in Pristina

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.

Budget Hotels in Pristina

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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What are travelers saying about Pristina?

9.8
Adventure Travelers
9.1
History Buffs
8.9
Art & Design Lovers
7.9
Nightlife Lovers
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Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member reviews (17)
Alex Veazquez
Alex Veazquez
3/24/19

Recomend All The People Their Are Frendly Their Willing To Help So Fun That Every Turn You Go Is An Adventure Have Alot Of Areas To Shop Their Is Areas That Have Buildings That Tell You The History Its The Best Place I Been To in My Opinion.

Enkelejda Zekaj
Enkelejda ZekajPristina
11/9/15

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!

Scott Stone
Scott StoneNew York City
8/16/15

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.

Anna Blonde
Anna BlondeParis, France
1/6/17

one of my best trips!!!!!! Loooove Kosovo

FAQs

The least expensive month is April, with an average of $38 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Pristina is June, with an average price of $44 per night.
The average price of a hotel in May last year was $41 per night. This is the same as the average nightly price seen over the previous 12 months.
In Pristina, the expected average temperature in May is 14.9°C/58.7°F. The warmest month is typically August, which averages 28.1°C/82.6°F. The coolest month is January, with temperatures averaging -4.6°C/23.7°F.
The nearest airport to Pristina is Pristina (PRN) (9.02 miles).

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