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10 Best Hostels in Zagreb, Croatia


The amazing blend of medieval towers and contemporary culture make Zagreb easy to fall in love with. To help you plan your trip to this beautiful city, here are the best hostels in Zagreb, Croatia.

Traveling around Croatia? Check out our list of the best hostels in Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik.

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Hostel Shappy in Zagreb, Croatia
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Hostel Shappy

If new is for you, Hostel Shappy takes the cake for the best hostels in Zagreb. You’ll be in the heart of Zagreb, so all of the beauty of the city will be at your fingertips. Hostel Shappy has a great selection of dorms, private rooms, and suites, all uniquely decorated with an exciting style. And if you are road tripping around Croatia you’ll be glad to hear that you can keep your car parked at Hostel Shappy for free while you walk around and discover Zagreb. For a high quality stay at a budget-friendly price, Hostel Shappy is the place to be.

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Hostel Mali Mrak in Zagreb, Croatia
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Hostel Mali Mrak

Owner Igor and staff are excited for you to join their family at Hostel Mali Mrak. Located just outside the tourist zone, you can live like a local throughout your stay. On any given day the staff may surprise you with a city tour or community dinner, making it one of the best hostels in Zagreb for spontaneous travelers. When you want to cook, take your pick of the indoor kitchen or the outdoor one surrounded by their garden. You’ll love your time at the cozy Hostel Mali Mrak, and if you’re an artist, feel free to make your mark by leaving some art :)

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The Wallaby House Hostel in Zagreb
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The Wallaby House Hostel

You’re not going to find a more fun place than The Wallaby House Hostel. Moments from the main bus station, you’re conveniently located to have a blast during the day and sleep peacefully at night. From pancakes to pub crawls, Cracker and the staff will make sure you leave with great memories. With each room having a balcony, the outdoor space and air conditioning are great additions to your stay. When it’s time to make new friends, chill out in the courtyard or plop down on one of the couches or bean bags in the common area. A fantastic experience awaits at The Wallaby House Hostel.

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Swanky Mint in Zagreb Croatia
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Swanky Mint

The renovated factory is located on Zagreb’s main street, putting you in the perfect location. Once you’ve finished your delicious welcome drink, you can get settled in your choice of a dorm, private room, or separate apartment. Start your day off right by choosing breakfast from their menu or indulging in their breakfast buffet. If you’re looking to relax and soak up some sun, take a dip in the pool or grab a drink from the bar and head out to the terrace. Everything about the Swanky Mint helps it live up to its name without breaking your budget.

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Chillout Hostel in Zagreb
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Chillout Hostel Zagreb

You’re sure to be impressed by all Chillout Hostel Zagreb has to offer. You’ll be in a great location and always have something to do. Pub crawls with Papa are a must! If you’re staying in, grab a drink whenever you want at the on-site 24 hour bar or bust a move with the live DJ. When your stomach starts growling head to their restaurant, Njummy, where delicious Croatian food is served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Free perks are available left and right at Chillout Hostel Zagreb. From complimentary ear plugs to walking tours, you’ll want for nothing during your stay.

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Old Town Zagreb
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Old Town Zagreb

In the center city, Ana runs this fantastic hostel in a historic baroque building. Ana, who will probably be one of the most caring person you’ll meet, is always excited to help you with whatever you need throughout your stay. You’ll be in walking distance to your favorite attractions and if you’re looking to get away, you’ll appreciate the daily Plitviče tours. A large kitchen makes it easy to whip up a meal and when you’re ready to mingle, you’ll love the tatami space in the common room. It’ll be hard to find a cleaner and more friendly hostel during your time in Zagreb.

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Palmers Lodge Zagreb
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Palmers Lodge Zagreb

A large hostel with a homey feel, whether you’re traveling solo or with 10 other people, they’ve got you covered. Whether you choose a dorm or private room, you’ll enjoy an en-suite bathroom and air conditioning. A short walk to Zagreb’s most popular attractions and near the bus and train stations, if you need help with your itinerary just ask Antonio. One of the best hostels in Zagreb for a relaxing stay, you’ll have all the comforts you’ve come to expect with a stay at Palmers Lodge Zagreb.

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The Dots Hostel in Zagreb
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The Dots Hostel

A new hostel right between the main square and the train station, the staff is available 24/7 to make sure you have everything you need. You’ll be in walking distance to all the action, but far enough away that you’ll still get a good night’s sleep. After a restful night’s sleep, head to the bar for their continental breakfast. The friendly staff is sure to make you feel at home, and if modern comfort is your style, The Dots Hostel tops the list of best hostels in Zagreb.

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Hostel Chic Zagreb
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Hostel Chic Zagreb

This cozy and modern hostel is sure to exceed your expectations during your time in Zagreb. The spacious rooms give you plenty of space, and the beds are some of the most comfortable you’ll experience during your Eurotrip. The staff is committed to helping you in any situation, and ensures the hostel is clean at all times. The well-stocked kitchen and lounge area make ideal locations to create memories with other travelers. A great price for the location, you won’t regret saying yes to Hostel Chic Zagreb.

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Hostel Temza in Zagreb
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Hostel Temza

Located in the historic area, Hostel Temza gives you a great opportunity to walk around and explore Zagreb. Ivana and the rest of the staff are there to welcome you, make sure all your questions are answers, and your trip is nothing short of spectacular. You’ll find the rooms and bathrooms are always clean so you can rest easy. For a good hangout, the garden is an amazing place to meet other guests and take your Instagram selfies. Recently opened, Hostel Temza is one of the best Zagreb hostels that gives you everything you need for a great stay in the city.

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And there you have it! Now that you know the best hostels in Zagreb, you can pick the one that fits you best :)

This list is based on our personal experiences and/or reviews online. If you own a hostel in Zagreb, Croatia that you would like to add to this list, email us at contact(at)roadaffair(dot)com with the subject: Best Hostels in Zagreb.



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