A large city with a compact and manageable center, Belgrade is another that is struggling a bit to attract tourists after the wars of the 1990s. The largest Eastern Orthodox church in the world and a historic citadel are among the special things on offer, and prices for just about everything are quite cheap by European standards.
Note: The currency is the Serbian Dinar, which is worth about 100 per Euro. Prices used here are in Euros for convenience and translation purposes.
|Airports||Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport (BEG)|
Food and drink are typically very cheap in Belgrade compared to European standards, but only if you tend toward the local fare and avoid the chains and tourist places, which charge prices similar to what they do everywhere. The nightlife in Belgrade is attracting the weekend break crowd as well, so you won’t be alone as the evening goes on.
|Budget breakfast||If your hotel or hostel doesn't include breakfast then follow the locals for some cheap choices.||$2.66 - $4.79|
|Budget lunch||Various sandwiches and soups are popular local choices on low budgets.||$4.79 - $7.98|
|Budget dinner||A sit-down meal will cost a bit more than the typical fast-food options, but not much more as long as you avoid hotel restaurants.||$7.45 - $13.30|
|Beer (.5l)||Jelen Pivo is the local lager and it's quite cheap as long as you avoid nightclubs and hotel bars.||$2.66 - $3.99|
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Belgrade has a typical climate for this part of Europe, with warm summers and rainfall spread quite evenly through the year. Summer is the best season to visit, although June is the rainiest month (by a bit) so late summer or early autumn might be more reliable. Winters are cold, but not frozen over like cities in the north or east.
Hotels in Belgrade offer very good value, as do hostel beds. During the low season you can get some very good deals at even the posh places so it’s worth scanning the listings even if you are a budget traveler. The attractions are quite cheap as well so it’s easy to get by on very little once you have a bed sorted out.
Hotels in Belgrade typically have their high season from June through August, and the low season runs from January through March, with the months in between considered shoulder season. Great deals are possible during off seasons in high-end hotels, while Belgrade hostels barely move prices from one season to the next.
|19.15 - 29.79|
|25.53 - 37.23|
|27.66 - 59.57|
|41.49 - 86.17|
|91.49 - 143.62|
|Hostel Bed||3.19 - 15.96|