Yugodom: An Authentic Yugoslav Retro Home

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Yugodom is a stay-over museum and an authentic Yugoslav retro home. It exhibits art and design collection of a mid-century modern furniture and home décor with the tag of ‘Made in Yugoslavia’  and represents a perfect spot for lovers of Yugoslav modern design.  It’s a cozy curated holiday home created to welcome visitors of Belgrade, or anyone else who is interested in having a unique experience of stepping back in time. 

Stands in the historical neighborhood of Dorćol in the city centre. It’s inside historic building from 1960’s, following the concept of mid-century in that sense too. The building is in the recognizable social-realist style of that time. Built for a JNA (Yugoslav National Army) officials and their families, it stands for a strong, firm and solid type of architecture even today. Spacious apartments, simple, bright, big windows with lots of natural light are some of the characteristics that describe this type of edifice as well as Yugodom.

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The creator of Yugodom is a local designer Mario Milakovic. Objects were found from a variety of different resources, including rescued from friends and families basements and attics, second-hand and antique shops, online stores, auctions, etc. Creator spent over a year collecting, restoring and exhibiting all the pieces, fusing them into the unique and conceptual story of Yugodom. Even though mid-century modern design is something that is Mario’s major passion, it’s important to emphasize that Yugodom is more than just aesthetics.  Décor is selected not only according to its visual impact, but has been selected to narrate a story of the past and to provide a chronicle of everyday life through descriptive artifacts.

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Books, magazines, records, audio tapes, photographs, art work, badges, tapestries, kitchen ware, postcards, industrial packaging and other memorabilia all from the Yugoslav era are used to convey the third important element of the Yugodom concept its focus on cinematography.

Each room is dedicated to different decade of the period and has a title of the movie directed in Yugoslavia right in that time. So 60’s bedroom named ‘Ljubav i moda’ (Love and Fashion) after musical comedy movie of that decade. The master bedroom is dedicated to movies from 1970’s that were banned by government because they were dealing with mainly sexual taboo topics. This room is named ‘Mysteries of Organism’ after the cult movie by Dušan Makijavejev. The living room is dedicated to the cheesy comedies from 1980’s and its called ‘It’s not easy with men’.

Contact info:

Address: Strahinjića Bana 80, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Email: info@yugodom.com

YUGODOM Social networks: https://www.facebook.com/yugodom https://instagram.com/yugodom http://yugodom.tumblr.com/

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One Response

  1. Manmeet

    Do not book at Yugodom. It is a SCAM.

    I made an unfortunate mistake of booking a room here for a weekend getaway. However I realized during the exchange with the owner – Mario Milakovic – that he was very rude and that I wouldn’t feel safe or comfortable staying at his BnB. As a result, I decided to cancel my booking – 10 days in advance to the date of booking.
    Mario then decided that he had a no refunds policy which is to date not on their website. If I had booked through a booking site such as hostelbookers.com or Airbnb I would have got all or much of my money back. I also unfortunately made the mistake of booking through Paypal which does not cover cancellation of room bookings due to rude and threatening owners.
    Overall, I am so glad that I cancelled and went with a different and really lovely, hospitable BnB in Belgrade, despite losing my money with Yugodom… A few lessons learned through my experience with Yugodom:
    a) Do not stay at Yugodom
    b) When booking with them, Mario will say that the only way to book with them is to do a direct bank transfer or to use Paypal (this is not true-they are on other booking sites). Bank transfer is obviously not a good idea but don’t do the second either, protect your money from scammers like him and go with Airbnb or other trusted sites with clear cancellation policies and processes.
    Mario is rude and aggressive and freely lies. I lost Euro 170 even though I cancelled 10 days in advance and even though I cancelled because they are rude and aggressive!


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