If you are looking for budget accommodation in Skopje, hostels are a convenient substitute for pricey hotel bookings. And with the rental industry taking off, they too had to step up their game, offering more comfort at lower prices.
Rekord Hostel, as described in this review, is among the highest rated accommodation facilities in the city, with prices that hardly anyone can beat. Characterized by a cozy and modern interior, friendly staff, lots of amenities and what is likely the best location, it is at the top of the list when looking for hostels in Skopje.
This Rekord Hostel review will give you a comprehensive picture of the place, along with prices, booking directions, contact information, and much more. So let’s start from the beginning…
Rekord Hostel – Location
Named after an area intersection, where different parts of the city meet, Rekord Hostel is located at the heart of Skopje. Booking your stay puts you within a walking distance to every major city attraction, and most of the restaurants, bars and nightclubs around the central area.
The hostel is literally meters away from the pedestrian street Macedonia, and less than 200 meters from the main city square, the Stone Bridge, Old railway and the GTC mall. The Old Bazar and the Kale fortress are less than half a kilometer away.
The River Vardar is very close as well, and the city park along with the main running lane and football stadium are within walking distance if you decide to go by foot.
Needless to say, the location alone would save you much on taxi, considering, especially, the number of bus lines that stop right in front of you. This makes Rekord Hostel a most convenient booking for enjoying the city by day, and the Skopje nightlife after midnight.
The location is crowded well past bedtime, so you won’t have to worry about safety when returning back during late night hours. Noise, however, doesn’t reach the rooms above, since they are equipped with soundproof windows, providing a shelter from the urban jungle.
When hungry, there is a rustic restaurant located next to the hostel, offering great food at affordable prices, with several bakeries dotting the map as well.
Record Hostel review – the bedrooms
First of all, the interior layout of the hostel is great – the reception is on the right, followed by a neatly separated room on the left, and the common area in front. Then, passing through the common area, other bedrooms and bathrooms follow.
The entire place is bright, with lots of sunlight throughout the day, soothing colors, vintage posters, and much attention to detail (a vinyl player, a vintage telephone, cactus flowers, etc. are decorating every inch of the hostel) A cozy and chick place – it is definitely one of its kind.
Rekord Hostel offers both private rooms and mixed dorm style rooms. Both are generously spacious, and very well maintained. The interior is modern and recently renovated, with a private room being much more comfortable than booking a moderately rated hotel room, elsewhere in the city.
Each area is equipped with heating for the winter and air conditioning for the summer season, so the stay is super pleasant.
The beds are brand new, and they feature antibacterial mattresses. Each bunk bed has a separate shelf, personal light, curtain, power outlet, and locker storage with a private key. The bed linens are high quality and there are towels included as well.
The common room
With a TV on the wall and cozy furniture to sit back and enjoy, this is the place where guests come together to spend time, meet and have some fun. The room is bright throughout the entire day, and there is a walk-in terrace overlooking the park behind the building.
The staff is very young, super friendly, and all of them speak English. Open for questions and always ready to help, they will go above and beyond, trying to make you feel as if you were home.
You can spend your mornings watching TV, playing board games and shooting darts, enjoying the free breakfast, tea and coffee, preparing for the day ahead – all in all, a great and welcoming atmosphere.
Although a full sized kitchen is lacking, you would still have a fridge and a kitchen sink, along with plates, glasses, and eating utensils.
No private bathrooms are available, regardless of your booking arrangement. However, they are surprisingly clean. That’s one of the reasons, I guess, why most of the visitors enjoy Rekord Hostel – the hygiene is exceptional!
The bathroom interior, as pictures nicely show, is state of the art. You can also enjoy a fully covered shower cabin as well, which is a rare thing when staying in a hostel. Especially one that is so affordable.
Rekord Hostel – Utilities
Setting the golden standard for every hostel in Skopje few years back, Rekord Hostel offers clean linens and towels, private storage, free Wi-Fi, parking, free breakfast, coffee and tea. It has a kitchen sink, fridge, plates and kitchenware, and a curtain, shelf and power outlet next to every bed.
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free Parking
- Free Tea and coffee
- Free clean Towels and linens
- Personal storage
- Privacy curtain for each bed
- Reading light, shelf, power outlet for each bed
Reviews from guests
Rekord Hostel is available for booking on Trip Advisor and Booking.com, with quite a track record for meeting expectations. People arrive from all over the world, and you can read positive reviews from guests coming from the UK, Poland, Turkey, Argentina, Germany, and many others…
As of writing this Rekord Hostel review, the average rating on Booking is 8.5 (out of 10) and 8 for couples, with over 60 people taking a vote. On Trip Advisor, the average rating is 4.5 (out of 5), with more than 30 reviews available.
Almost all of the reviews are super positive, with one or two bringing the average down due to unrealistic expectations about serene and noise-free nights in a hostel accommodation environment.
Rekord Hostel – prices
The hostel offers a very convenient location, lots of amenities and free perks aplenty, so the price is surprisingly affordable. A private double bed room would cost 17 euros per person, per night, while a mixed room (5 or 6 beds, depending on the room) would cost 13 euros per person, per night.
Reservations can be made via Booking and Trip Advisor, and you can contact them by phone or e-mail. Dial 02 614 99 54, or write to contact [at] rekordhostel [dot] com. The address is St. Dimitrija Chupovski 7/1-1 1000 Skopje, Macedonia.
Wrapping up this Rekord Hostel review, we can only give a super positive recommendation. It is, without any doubt whatsoever, a well-maintained facility that dwarfs many others when compared in both service and comfort.
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