Solo Female Travel in Belgrade

Belgrade, the vibrant capital city of the Republic of Serbia, is located at the strategic juncture where the Sava River flows into the mighty Danube. Known for its rich and diverse history, Belgrades boasts an array of stunning architecture that spans centuries, from the formidable Kalemegdan Fortress with panoramic views over the city and confluence of rivers, to the vibrant modernist buildings in New Belgrade. Its buzzing nightlife, in floating river clubs or ‘splavs’, attracts visitors from around the world. From its evocative historic quarters, packed with traditional restaurants and coffee houses, to the Church of Saint Sava - one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world, Belgrade is a city of energy and charm offering a unique blend of old-world and contemporary cultural influences.

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Is Belgrade good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Safe

Belgrade generally has a stable security environment, and it is relatively safe for solo female travelers. While most residents are friendly, considerate, and willing to help tourists, it's still essential to exercise typical precautions. Like any other town, there are areas where crime rates are a bit higher, especially during the night. Moreover, occasional scams or petty theft can occur. However, these instances are not common if you stick to the touristic and populated areas. It is always advisable to respect local customs and traditions to avoid any negative experiences. Overall, the city is welcoming to visitors and provides a friendly atmosphere for solo female travelers.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Belgrade's center is quite walkable, and major attractions are easily accessible. Public transportation, including buses, trams and trolleys, covers the whole city, though it might take some time to get used to the routes and schedules. Traffic jams might be an issue during peak hours, but overall, it's fairly manageable. English is widely spoken, especially among younger generations, so seeking directions won't be a significant issue. It's always advisable to stay cautious of your surroundings though, like in any other city.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia, is rich in history and culture with various things to do and places to explore. It is home to several spots such as the Kalemegdan Fortress and Skadarlija district that are quite notable and filled with enjoyable activities. Museum of Nikola Tesla and Beli Dvor are also worth visiting for those into arts and history. The bustling nightlife with many bars and clubs open all year round also makes the city attractive. However, it might not appeal as much to those who love nature or seek seaside attractions, as these are limited in this artistic and historical city.
Food:

Food:Excellent

The cuisine in Belgrade has a delightful variety, offering everything from traditional Serbian dishes to international food. Many meals revolve around meat, but they are usually paired with fresh vegetables, cheeses, and bread. You'll have the opportunity to taste unique local delicacies like ‘cevapi’ and ‘pljeskavica’. Additionally, Serbia’s position at the crossroads of East and West has resulted in a fascinating mix of Mediterranean, Central European, and Ottoman influences on the cuisine. Vegans and vegetarians can also find a good selection of dishes, but it may be less varied than for meat-eaters.
Budget:

Budget:Affordable

Belgrade is relatively affordable compared to other European cities. The cost of food, transportation, and accommodation tend to be reasonable, making it possible to enjoy your stay without breaking the bank. Going out is cheaper and you can discover a variety of local dishes at bargain prices. However, like anywhere, upscale venues and experiences will cost more.

Is Belgrade worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 17 experiences

Things to do

4.5/5

Safety

4.5/5

Food

4.7/5

Budget-friendly

4/5
Nurçin

Nurçin

Turkey

Solo travel experience

I felt safe. I had a fun holiday, the prices for food and drinks were affordable. Taxi was cheap, I usually walked and occasionally took a taxi. It is better to stay in the center. Marks Place was very nice. I recommend for food

Posted: May 2, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

We stayed in a airbnb which was really cozy and nice but had enormous stairs while being on the 5th floor. Belgrade is a very budget friendly city and is also quite beautiful. We were out in the night as a group of 4 girls and didn’t experience any problems except for one catcalling but we were right in the center so I don’t know about the rural areas. The nightlife there is very much alive so that’s another reason for how safe it is there are people around at 3am. As for the nightclubs most of them are packed with men but the bouncer let us know each time before we entered and I’m not vouching for serbian men’s behavior in the clubs although we didn’t have any problems ourselves.

Posted: February 17, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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Gamze

Gamze (27)

Bulgaria

Group travel experience

Belgrade was a very beautiful place. We stayed in the house of Boris Triunovic, whom we met on couchsurfing in Belgrade. He hosted us in a very loving way. He gave us information about Belgrade and its historical places. You can easily visit all local places in Belgrade on foot and by bus.

Posted: February 15, 2024Experienced: January, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Belgrade is a wonderful city, full of life. I highly recommend trying out the Balkan cuisine. The places that impressed me the most and are worth visiting, were the restaurants in Skadarlija street and the "House of Flowers", which is Tito's mausoleum. I also visited Kalemegdan with a view of the Sava and Danube rivers, and the temple of St. Sava, which are probably the two most important symbols of Belgrade.

Posted: October 10, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I went alone to Belgrade and I really liked it there. The atmosphere of bars and restaurants by the river is amazing, and the fortress has a really cool open lounge. I also visited a beautiful museum, very original, the Museum of Yugoslavia.

Posted: June 2, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I felt very safe. I applied the same precautions I would use traveling alone anywhere else. I call it the ugliest beautiful city full of history.

Posted: May 19, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Belgrade was alright. The food was amazing. I visited the beautiful Temple of St. Sava, the Tesla Museum, the National Museum of History, and the National Museum of Art, and also did some incredible shopping for very little money. But honestly, I wasn't the biggest fan of Belgrade, I found it depressing and slightly terrifying as a solo traveler.

Posted: May 16, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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I liked the Church of St. Sava, the White Palace, the fortress in Belgrade (the sunset was nice) and I went for a drink one evening after a tour of street art in Savamala. I mainly ate around Skadarlija and felt safe the whole time.

Posted: May 10, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I really liked the urban atmosphere of Belgrade. The Nikola Tesla Museum was one of my favorite places to visit. I am a great fan of Turkish coffee, so I loved the Serbian coffee served with a piece of Turkish delight. Everyone was nice to me and everyone seemed to know a bit of English.

Posted: May 6, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Belgrade is amazing. It might be a bit difficult to find your way around, as a lot of it is written in Cyrillic alphabet, but people are very helpful and friendly. I felt really safe, and even much safer than in some really crowded tourist attractions in other cities. I participated in the Free Walk Around Belgrade - 20th-century Tour, it was very nice, showed many attractions and told the story of Serbia from what has happened in recent years. As for food, I really liked the Manufaktura restaurant.

Posted: April 29, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Belgrade safe for women?

Safety rating

3.3 /5

Based on 4 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.2 /5

Based on 4 experiences

I feel quite safe in public places, though I've had some unpleasant experiences in darker quieter streets outside the city centre in the evening hours. I take some precautions when I'm walking alone at night, and when I'm taking a taxi as well.

Posted: April 24, 2024
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Jelena

Jelena

I've been living in Belgrade for 8 years. I've come home from parties at 2am, 4am or 6am all alone, never had any issues whatsoever. Even cat calling in the street isn't very common. Men can get into trouble with each other over a club they're supporting or if they're provoking one another, but women, I don't think there's any issue with that. Men can be pushy in clubs but you just need to be smart about it and talk to the security and you'll be just fine. I've never been followed, touched or anything similar to that when walking alone no matter the time of day.

Posted: April 14, 2024
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Andjela

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