The coolest hostels in Zagreb await you to bring you great adventure and party to your travel. We have been to Zagreb a few times already; a fun city with rich culture, good food and a great nightlife.
And we are happy to have listed for you the best hostels you should and definitely stay at in Zagreb.
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This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…
are tired of crappy hostels!
want a social Hostel to actually meet people
are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience
Your great Zagreb adventure would not be complete without trying out the best party hostels there is in the city. Because we love you all so much, you will find in this guide the best party hostels there is in Zagreb.
The average price for a bed: Hostels in Zagreb cost 9€ – 14€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 26€ up to 69€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.
Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com. Even smarter, you can check Hostelz.com, a hostel price comparison site. They compare all prices at a glance!
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Hostel Location: Zagreb is quite small and easy to walk around. Therefore, the location of your hostel does not matter too much like in any cities it would. Check our map. You can focus more on the right type of hostel rather than location.
Offering a modern style hostel which interior designs and details are incorporations of a guide through the city of Zagreb, we introduce you, Main Square Hostel.
As hinted in their name, The Main Square Hostel is situated right in the heart of the city which is just a few minutes walk away from the main city square, Ban Jelacic Square.
All major Zagreb must-see attractions are located nearby which makes the hostel an ideal choice – you get to stay an accessible and pleasing spot close to your favourite destinations.
Amenities in Main Square Hostel include:
Play Station 4
And as for the rooms?
Rooms are very spacious and modernly designed that gives you an innovative, comfortable and cozy vibe to your stay.
They have rooms meant for solo travelers as well as groups. All of which are equipped with lockers, a seating area and that all important air conditioning.
Guests can stay in the lounge area featured with 2 TVs and catch a movie. Also, ask your new found friends and hostel mates to join you in the games room for a match or two on the Play Station 4!
Restaurants and bars can also be found just around the corner of the hostel that gives you a variety of choices to go to.
What about the location?
Being placed in picturesque Tkalčićeva Street, where locals call it “Tkalča”, you are in a good location deal for it is well known for warm cafes, restaurants, boutiques, and galleries right on your doorstep.
Still located in the center of Zagreb, The Dots Hostel offers great room space and very well lighted rooms that can accommodate you or your group with very affordable deals.
The Main Train Station and Zagreb Main Square are just a few meters away from the hostel.
All other major sights are within walking distance so you don’t have to worry with your access with the city.
Hostel Bar? No problem.
We got you!
You can get your hot and cold beverages, sandwiches, drinks, and excellent quality continental breakfast at the hostel bar that are very budget –friendly.
So grab your favorite champagne and let’s toast to your great adventure in Croatia.
Amenities in The Dots Hostel you can enjoy:
You can stay with your hostel mates, share stories and exchange thoughts at the common area or share meals at the dining room.
Hostel staffs are very nice and accommodating which are often praised by guests that give you a warm feeling of being at home during your stay in the hostel.
Rooms also feature personal lockers and reading lights in each bed. Optimizing your comfort and safety which is the hostel’s priority.
They make sure that you are relaxed enough, comfortable at the top and having the best stay of your travel in your Zagreb adventure.
Location: Zrinjevac Park is just a 5 minutes walk away while Zagreb Cathedral, Museum of Broken Relationships, The Croatian Museum of Naïve Art and Botanical Garden Zagreb are less than a kilometer away from the hostel.
You can rent bikes at the hostel when you are up to a sporty way of strolling down the city and just slow things down, take your time to explore the wonders of Zagreb.
A hostel fitted for female-solo travelers, Swanky Mint Hostel is the one you are looking for.
Offering a rooftop pool and bar, the hostel gives you the chance to get to know other guests and win new acquaintances. We might not know, your future prince charming is just right at the corner of the bar.
Rooms are uniquely designed with great ease and comfort so female travelers like you feel safer and are sure to be relaxed.
The hostel has a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own meals.
But if you feel like eating out, restaurants, bakeries, and cafes are just around the corners of the hostel.
If the word “free” rings your ear and make your heart flutter, look no further.
Chillout Hostel is here to swift you off your feet with an endless list of free perks.
From affordable room deals and great value for money, the hostel also has exceptional facilities you don’t want to miss.
Fill your tummy and satisfy your cravings with traditional Croatian food available from breakfast to dinner in the hostel’s restaurant, Njummy.
Choose from their daily menus and get a special surprise dish chosen by their chef. All these at a very budget-friendly cost.
Free perks at Chillout Hostel
Maps, guides, and brochures
Within the vicinity, restaurants, bars, and a grocery store are available at your convenience. Britanski Square featuring a green market that holds a popular antique fair every Sunday is 750 m away from the hostel.
Looking for a place to party?
You are perfectly in the right place. The Hangout is the hostel’s bar famously known for the best place to drink and party. Offering the finest local drinks in Croatia, open 24/7, daily programs and DJs.
The night is young so the party all you want with the Hangout’s great value deals on drinks.
Not only do you go home with guaranteed the best party experience ever and have new acquaintances from faraway places but also you go home with happy pockets.
On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.
We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!
All of Zagreb’s best hostels are popular, especially in high season. When is high season in Zagreb? High Season is from June until Stepmber. Make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
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Secret tips for Zagreb
Are you looking for some local fun things to do in Zagreb?
Well, you succeeded, and you are just one click away from them!
We have been to Zagreb, and explored the city thanks to unique recommendations by
Swanky Mint Hostel
and befriended bloggers
Besides visiting the Poet who refuses to leave, and having drinks at several, rural places, we had the chance to catch a glimpse of the local lifestyle.
We created this guide to share with you these secret local tips for Zagreb.
You will not find touristic information here! Walk with us through Zagreb, and then keep exploring – you will love it.
What do you get? We share …
A café for traditional pastries with a cute little backyard terrace
Two super delicious Restaurants to taste the local cuisine: 1 on a budget, 1 rural highlight you should miss!
THE alternative bar and beer garden to have a drink among Zagrebinian locals
Fancy some events? We show you where to find free events throughout the year
Calm down, slightly outside the city: A green and blue spot to relax
The coolest and most adventurous tour agency in town we recommend!
1. Traditional Café: La Štruk
Right in the heart of the city center, you will find this small place. Stop by to taste strukli and other traditional meals. The name is easy to remember, right?! „štrukli“ is a typical Croatian specialty.
This is the perfect place for a coffee and a tasty desert.
The food in Croatia is very delicious, and you have to take advantage of that! We included two different recommendations here to eat-out:
a) Nokturno Restaurant
Great Value for money, and located in the historical center of Zagreb!
The Nokturno is an Italian-influenced Restaurant for the smaller budget and still very good food. This place is usually very busy, and no reservation possible. The menu offers Pizza, Pasta, and dishes with rice.
Address: Skalinska 4, 10000 Zagreb
b) Konoba Didov San
This small rural place is a pure treasure.
Lovely waiters, great house wine, and the food is super good. How about some specialities from Dalmatinska Zagora?
The menu at Konoba Didov San offers everything from the Croatian cuisine. If you have any questions, the waiters will be happy to help you to make a good choice on what to eat!
Address: Mletačka 11 (Gornji Grad), 10000 Zagreb
3. Alternative Bar and Beer Garden
This bar is awesome!
„Krivi put“ means “The wrong way“, and it is a big alternative bar and beer garden to mingle with the local alternative scene.
The bar is actually called now „Savska 14“, but the locals still call it by its old name. For a drink you can choose from a wide selection of regional beers such as Tomislav, a Croatian black beer. Give it a try, thank us later! 😉
Address: Savska 14, 10000 Zagreb
Good to know: The Swanky Mint Hostel has its own in-house bar and terrace, open for the public as well!
4. Free Events all year long
There’s always something going on for free in Zagreb!
Especially during summer there is an endless list of free events throughout the city going on. We recommend you to check out free events in Zagreb on the Facebook page of BestplatnoZG.
Unfortunately for the non-Croatians, the admin mainly posts only in Croatian, but you can still get an idea.
If any questions are open, simply ask the friendly Swanky Mint team.
5. Do as the Locals do: Jarun Lake
This lake is located in the south west of the city, and you can easily get here by bike or public transport.
The locals love to come here to get out of the city. Swimming, surfing, hanging out at the beach, picnic, you name it.
Next to the Jarun Lake, there are also many bars and restaurants, and for the nightlife this area is very popular for the youngish locals!
With Chillout Hostel you are perfectly in the right place. The Hangout is the hostel’s bar famously known for the best place to drink and party. Offering the finest local drinks in Croatia, open 24/7, daily programs and DJs.
What is the best hostel for solo travellers in Zagreb?
We got you the two best hostels for solo-travelers:
Not all hostels in Zagreb are necessarily safe, especially the one that offers the cheapest price in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Zagreb. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
If you are not secure, you can also send us an email and ask us!
How much are hostels in Zagreb?
According to Hostelz.com, prices start from $17 for a dorm bed in Zagreb.
Prices may vary depending on season.
What are the best sites for finding hostels?
Of course, the best site to find hostels is Hostelgeeks.com
Do you have any questions left, maybe doubts? Then please leave it in the comment below. We are very keen to help you - and actually you would even do us a favor!
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Last note: Our commitment
This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.
Safe travels, The Hostelgeeks
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