If you go to Skopje, do not stay anyways else! This is one of the best hostels I've stayed at in the world. This is my second time going to Skopje and my second time staying at Shanti and it is perfect. The staff are all so nice, the rooms have privacy curtains, and it's so clean. The only downside is the bathrooms are all downstairs and there are only two, but I never had to wait for more than a few minutes. If you need more bathrooms, book at Shanti 2. But Shanti 1 is the best
The room was great and they have privacy curtains, which are a plus! The only downsides are that they are on the fourth floor and the elevator doesn't work, which really isn't that big of a deal. And the staff are almost too laid back. They were helpful in some things, but when we asked where to eat, he pointed out like a quarter of the map. We ended finding a nice place there, but specifics would have been great. Definitely a great hostel, though!
The bathroom window on our floor wouldn't close, so when it's cold out, it feels like Siberia in the bathroom. You can avoid this frozen tundra by using either the bathroom above or below it. Other than that, it was great! The hostel workers were so nice and helped us out with everything. They told us all the best places to go and where to eat. Make sure to try to free rakia they offer, it's so strong!
Like: Location was perfect--Right in the middle of everything and only like a 5 minute walk to the Old Bridge. The room was great--three of us were traveling together and we were given a 6-person room completely to ourselves. Nice staff and the building was neat, a former night club. Dislike: The major complaint would be that the flush for the toilet is 7 feet in the air--at least. One short girl in our group had to stand on the toilet to reach the flush. All in all, I would recommend.
Like: Great value for price, friendly staff (They were all bro's, which was pretty fun. They should call it Grant Hostel Le"Bro"), nice beds and rooms, good location (Not in the center of Split, but really close and in between the Palace and Beaches--Perfect), relaxed environment, great recommendations. Dislike: It was hard to find it the first time because it lacked a sign and we also had to wait for like 5 minutes until someone came to check us in All in all, would definitely stay again!