See where are the best places to stay when you’re in Skopje.
In Macedonia one can find buildings built around the beginning of the new era and up to ones finished yesterday. Not too many of them are hotels or hostels, some are motels, and some are apartments or buildings to rent. Luckily, most of the ‘renting‘ ones were built later, especially in Skopje, Ohrid, Gevgelija, Bitola, Mavrovo and Polog area. In most of the other towns available accommodation was built mainly in the socialist period or shortly afterwards, so one should only expect basic standards.
Hotels have only relatively recently been marked according to the European standards, and on many of the hotels you will still notice the remnants of the old standardisation – with the letters from A to D. Only two hotels – one in Skopje and one in Ohrid hold the five stars, and the rest are below that level. Anyhow, most of the average hotels in the country are decent, safe and with friendly hosts that speak English or German or Italian, or have a friend or younger relative that can translate for them (and for you, of course). Prices per room range from 10 Euro to up to 200 Euro, depending on the hotel and the type of accommodation you need.
The offer is also relatively big in the tourist centres – Ohrid, Prespa region, Dojran, Krusevo, and maybe the towns of Bitola and Tetovo but very limited in the rest of the country.