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“Best Hostel I've stayed in!” 5 of 5 stars
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Swanky Mint Hostel
Ilica 50, Zagreb 10000, Croatia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 116 Specialty Lodging in Zagreb
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“Best Hostel I've stayed in!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Swanky Mint Hostel is right in the middle of Zagreb. Very easy to reach by tram. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly, even if guests arrive after hours. The bar and terrace are are very stylish, I felt right at home. Stayed in a 6-bed mixed dorm, but they took care to put girls there only.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is my second time staying at Swanky and I'll most definitely stay again the next time I'm in Zagreb. I planned to stay one night, but ended up staying three. The atmosphere and style of the whole place is great (bar and terrace in particular), the staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and the rooms are clean, comfortable and quiet. You couldn't ask for a better place to start or end your trip to Croatia. I've already recommended it to a buddy traveling through later this month.

Stayed August 2014
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Tina S, Guest Relations Manager at Swanky Mint Hostel, responded to this review, January 6, 2015
Hi Slam6,

I guess you just can't get enough of Swanky :D

We are waiting for you!

Best wishes from your Swanky Team :)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stayed one night, but would have liked more. Trendy hostel with great interior design and comfortable beer garden. We stayed in a private room which was quiet (despite the party in the beer garden). Good breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tina S, Guest Relations Manager at Swanky Mint Hostel, responded to this review, January 6, 2015
Hi Andrew L,

thanks for a great review! Make sure to stay longer next time you're here ;)

Warm regards from your Swanky Team :))
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Really enjoyed it - fairly basic rooms but the style of the place and the staff mean you definitely get value for your money..
Have already recommended it to a mate and would go again if I was in Zagreb.
Also they cleaned up all our stuff everyday which most hostels don't...
Big up swanky mint x

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tina S, Guest Relations Manager at Swanky Mint Hostel, responded to this review, November 14, 2014
Hi Max L,

thank you for the recommendation and great review :D

Looking forward to host you again!

Your Swanky Team :)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Loved the atmosphere, thought everything about the hostel was really excellent. But the beds weren't very good and both of us woke up several times in the night unable to get back to sleep because they weren't comfortable.

Overall though, the staff, welcome, location and aura of the place was great, its going to be recommended to friends if they hit Zagreb.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Darka Z, Guest Relations Manager at Swanky Mint Hostel, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Ben R,

Thank you for taking time and leaving your review. We are truly sorry to hear that you found our beds to be uncomfortable. Swanky design team was highly focused on combining the most eco-friendly materials with comfort when they designed the beds and we take pride in our recycle-reuse theme and overall design of the hostel. Nevertheless, we hope you enjoyed your stay in Zagreb and that you will come back again soon.

Wishing you safe travels!

Your Swanky team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed there for 3 days, 1 day in the 6 person room which was insane, very roomy, private bathroom, private tv and a double bed. The other 2 days we stayed in the dorm which was also very cool.
The staff is very friendly and the bar is very good.
Cocktails are very cheap, long island icetea for only 25 kuna!!
They also have a very nice terras above the bar.
It's a very nice calm hostel.
It will be my first choice if I ever visit zagreb again.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Tina S, Guest Relations Manager at Swanky Mint Hostel, responded to this review, October 29, 2014
Hi Jonas,

we are really glad you liked your stay in both type of our rooms :)

Thank you so much for a great review!

Hope you'll be back here again to enjoy our cocktails and terrace :)

Best regards from your Swanky Team! :)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Myself and 22 of my mates stayed in Swanky in June 2014. This hostel goes the extra mile and has a really friendly and quirky vibe. The staff come across as a family rather than colleagues which really made us feel at home. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Zagreb, book a bed in Swanky Mint...you won't regret it!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Darka Z, Guest Relations Manager at Swanky Mint Hostel, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Dear Jonathan,

Thank you for your amazing review. In the name of whole Swanky team, we are all happy to hear that we managed to make your stay extra special and we hope to see you and your mates back to Swanky again soon!!

Keep calm and Swanky on :)
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Address: Ilica 50, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
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Location: Croatia > Central Croatia > Zagreb
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 116 Specialty Lodging in Zagreb
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Zagrebs main street this former factory has been transformed into a visitors dream, offering every facility imaginable in true Swanky style, with a gorgeous sun terrace and garden outside the windows of the bar offering the ideal surroundings to unwind after a day spent exploring the beautiful city. Private rooms, separate apartments, bed and breakfast, dorm rooms big and small, all on offer here at unbeatable value. Of course all the usual's are free, WiFi, linens, towels,lockers and our traditional rakija welcome drink with our experienced helpful staff means your stay will be a happy one in the Swanky Mint. ... more   less 
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