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
- our users
- 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!
This guide is written by friends for friends.
Walk with us through Zagreb, and then keep exploring – you will love it.
This guide is completely free to download – no strings attached!
Free Guide to Zagreb
Watch out: This is a non-touristic guide!
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
Extra: The coolest and most adventurous tour agency in town we recommend!
Swanky Mint Hostel (only 5 Star Hostel in Zagreb)
It is no secret anymore, the Swanky Mint Hostel in the heart of the Croatian Capital is a fantastic Hostel with a fascinating history.
The former dry-cleaning factory managed to combine a unique industrial design with Eco-friendly upcycled material, and a hip atmosphere.
7 Days a week there is something going on at the hostels Swanky Bar or the own garden terrace.
Read our full review of Swanky Mint Hostel.
Make sure you also give our 14 hacks to book a hostel like a pro a read.
The Croatian capital is a popular destination for travelers looking for culture, architecture, and interesting things to see.
Zagreb boasts a vibrant life and culture to explore by day and night.
When walking around the medieval old town, you will notice witnesses from the old days meeting the modern times and developments of the city.
This combination is really unique.
Hostel Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries