Zagreb doesn't have that many hostels - only 3 I think: 2 in the city & one outside it. I've never been to any of them, but I'll write what I know. :) They're extremely affordable, so that's OK.
- HFHS Hostel is situated in the center of the city, but I've heard it's not so good. You can still check it out...
A: Petrinjska 77, 10000 Zagreb
T: +385 (0)1 48 41 261, +385 (0)1 48 41 267
- Ravnice Youth Hostel is a bit farther from the center (something like 15 minutes by tram) but is, as I heard, better equipped.
A: Ravnice I 38d, 10000 Zagreb
T: +385 (0)1 233 23 25
- Hotel Fala is situated only about 15 minutes from Zagreb Pleso Airport, 10 minutes from Railway Station (by foot), 20 minutes from Bus Station (by tram) and 20 minutes from the Center of town (by foot). It has 13 rooms available. Each room has its own bathroom, TV with satelite, phone and mini-bar, 8 rooms have air-conditioning. The price includes breakfast. It is a family business so I guess you could expect a friendly, laid back domestic atmosphere.
A: 2. Trnjanske ledine 18, Zagreb
(-) One more option is a student campus in Cvjetno Naselje that is being emptied during the summer while the students are back home. I've been there & the rooms are great. 2-bed rooms with a bathroom shared with the other room. It's known as Zagreb's best dorm...
Only during summer: from Jul 15th - Sep 01st!
A: Odranska 8, 10000 Zagreb
I found the nicest hotel you could imagine as Nikša invited me to stay at his place.
As this place isn't in a city centre location I could feel "local". I went grocery shopping at the market where locals buy their food, I was dependent on public transport as all the others, I basically stepped on grounds (or should I say in holes) where no tourist had stepped before.
Thank you Nikša for making this possible.
Delicious breakfast specialties, loud and hot water, green dinners made by an experienced chef, picture download and battery charging service, Croatian lessons, evening tea and a lot of laughs.
All this is included in the unbeatable price of 0 Kunas (which can be paid in chocolate btw ;)
"We are looking forward to welcome you back" and they most certainly will if we are lucky enough to return to Zagreb.
Our room was very comfortable....pillows and bed just right. Spacious room. Maybe a little traffic noise but it did not bother me at all.
There is a bath and a safe and internet connection...free.
There is parking available and public transport very handy. The post office is across the road.
Railway about 15 to 20 minutes walk.
For a hotel of this quality " 4 star "the price is average. But prices vary with the season...check it out .
Look at the photo ot a painting in the hallway....Quite intriguing...what are they I wonder.
There is a Hair and Beauty salon in the lobby...a gift shop with souvineers and a genuine Croatian gift shop as well with jewellry. scarves ,chocolates...
And nearby if you want to "flutter" there is a Casino.
Pretty dingy youth hostel but 24 hr desk and reasonable rooms. However the dreaded communal showers were present , iknow its a youth hostel but is a shower curtain too much too ask for? , i mean your showering away and the door keeps being opened by people coming in for a slash!
Gloomy atmosphere might be expalined by its former life as a refugee centre during the war.
Guy who comes round too cehck your still there in the morning and mangles everyones names.
There are a number of good hotels in Zagreb, however finding accommodation for less than 50 euro can be quite difficult. There are only two hostels for budget travelers (approx. 15 euro), so booking in advance is strongly recommended!
1. The location of the Youth Hostel in Petrinjska street is just perfect - in the very heart of Zagreb, just a few minutes away from the main square. The place itself doesn't look too impressive, although it's sustainable for a night or two. Check this page for more information on the hostel, prices and booking.
2. Youth Hostel Ravnice is much more enjoyable, the only negative point being the distance - it's about 20 minutes by tram from the main square. Zagreb is not so large so this doesn't have to be a big issue, but the trams go pretty rarely after midnight so it's good to keep that in mind if you're planning to go out late. Their website is Ravnice-Youth-Hostel.hr.
This is a picture of the outside of the hotel, taken from the highway. While it is not overly impressive on the outside, it does have parking and the inside is sparkling clean and very quiet.
But on to the story. Our friend in Zagreb, Boris, had made reservations for us at a hostel in downtown Zagreb, a perfect spot. But when we arrived, Zohara went to check in and found that it smelled very badly of Lysol and cigarettes. In addition parking would cost us more than a hotel because they had no parking and we must park in a public parking lot, either that or go every two hours to put coins in the street meters, take YOUR PICK !!! Well, at this point our friend Hrvojka came to our rescue, she invited us to stay at here home and she actually apologized that I slept on the floor. This dear sweet woman took us in off the street and then APOLOGIZED, we need to thank her.
But on with the story of "Falling into Fala". We called our friend Zdenka and she started looking for a hotel for us. She found the Fala that was in our price range and we went out at 12 midnight with Hrvojka to take a look.. (Hrvojka could not let us stay at her place because she had to leave town the next day.) We had to wake the manager up, but she let us in and we saw the small but clean room and decided to take it. We arranged to bring out luggage the next morning. When we arrived they let us have the room from 8am with no extra charge and invited us to breakfast also for free. So we had an adventure where all of our friends were working in concert to help us and we "managed" to fall into good hands, with their help, at Fala.
Hotel Astoria is recently completely reconstructed and offers excellent accomodation for resonable prices. It is situated right in the heart of the city and yet in a evry quiet and safe area. My business partners usually accomodating in this hotel over a several years now and they are very satisfied here.
Besides usual hotel facilities, WI-FI included, there is a nice restaurant in case one is too tired or if bad weather conditions to go out for a dinner. The hotel offer also free and secure parking place, exclusevely for the guests of the hotel. It isn't of less importance, quiet on the contrary, finding free parking place in the central parts of Zagreb is almost inpossible.
Believe it or not, Zagreb is short of hotel rooms. Two new hotels have been built in the last 5 years, still, we have problems housing all the people that want to come and stay. Palace is one of the better hotels, very centrally located (5 min from Jelacic square). Looks very nice from the outside, is said to be nice inside as well...
All rooms are equipped with new furniture, new bathroom, air condition, TV set with satellite program and direct telephone line.
By comming to the Dubrovnik Hotel you can expect the finest in service, facilities and location. Of course, the shopping center and major museums are all within walking distance. The streets, markets and churches in two town centers Kaptol and Upper Town are magnificant witnesses of the past. But more than that, you will be experiencing a piece of Croatian history as you walk the medieval Upper Town.
The hotel was opened in 1929 and rebuilt in 1982. It has 269 comfortable rooms, of these are 7 suits.
The city really must make good on their promisse to renovate this sad sucker... this place desperately need a full retooling.
It is very cheap and well located, but not recommendable. Go here only if you haven't any other option.
there are 45 rooms: 20 singles 142-195kn, 25 doubles 190-260kn
Cheaper than the Hotel Central, the Astoria is also very close to the train station. The Asian restaurant on the ground floor doubles as the breakfast room. Friendly staff. No problems at all.
Great location for me, 5 minute walk from the station.
Compact but well furnished room. No wifi, but they have 2 PCs in the lobby which are free to use.
Very helpful and friendly staff.
Breakfast was a large 5* buffet. Very good choice & quality.
It is 4* rated, and a real steal at the price.
First time I’ve come across remote control shutters which open as you open the room door – and presumably close automatically as you leave.
The only downside is the street it’s in is a bit dreich (Scottish for dull). Having said that, the gardens of the Strassmayerov trg, plus the Galerija Starih Majstora (Old Masters’ Gallery) are just round the corner.
A word of warning for the thirsty. Hotel only sells beer in 20cl bottles. Gone before you know it.
A word of warning for the hungry – the pizzeria across the street is a waste of time (literally). I sat for 10 minutes without anyone looking like serving, and then left to buy a slice of cold pizza & iced tea at the bakery next door. Had myself a picnic in the gardens.
Had dinner in the hotel restaurant one night – I was too tired to go out wandering the streets looking for dinner. They do a 3 course special for about €9.
I paid 713HRK midweek and only 573HRK on a Friday. Both include breakfast. Thats about £89 and £71 respectively.
comfort & value for money
In fact, motel "Barba Niko" is not in Zagreb but in Velika Gorica. This is the closest accomodation to Airport and a lot of people use it if they have early flight. The motel is quite good and it has good restaurant. And, it is cheeper to stay overnight here than to pay taxi from the city to the airport.
This was a new situation! As Niksa wouldn't be there when we were we suddenly needed a room in Zagreb. Not too easy to find one that is affordable, I tell ya! Accommodation prices in the capital are ruined by lots of business travellers so hotel prices are high. Luckily we found "Rooms Rea" and booked a room there.
Mario, a nice young guy who speaks good English, rents out three rooms in a big apartment with fully equipped kitchen and a big bathroom. We got the "beige room", the only one with ensuite toilet at no extra cost. It was clean and it had a telly (the only place we stayed in that had a (working) telly!). It also had A/C but we didn't switch it on. The toilet only has a folding door so you better know the person very well that you share this room with.
The house is located near Kvaternikov Trg, so the city centre is close and the next tram stop on Maksimirska is 3 minutes away. From there it takes between 5 and 10 minutes to Jelacic square. It's in a quiet street. The only noise that woke us up in the night was the guys collecting the garbage. Why do they do this at night?
If you like us arrive by car you can park it on the private grounds which is a really good thing. The house is easy to find, it's the only renovated house in Sermageova street. And it's very colourful orange/yellowish.
We paid 300 kn (approx. 40 EUR) for the room per night in May 2007.
not an hotel !!!
but it the building where i married my russian wife with croatian, turkish, french, slovenian friends
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