We stayed for 5 nights in the Yellow room (en suite) and it was superb. The room is a great size with lots of storage space. The bathroom (which is just outside the door and locked) is well equipped with a lovely shower. You share the hostel with two other private rooms, with a shared living space, balcony and kitchen area - a great surprise when we arrived as I forgot it had a kitchen.
It really allowed us a base to work from and to come and go as we pleased, especially with it's central location in Pula and offered us the best of both worlds of accommodation. The kitchen is really well equiped with everything you could need, and all organised in room colours so you know what's what and with a good sized fridge which is great if you don't plan to eat out much. The WiFi was also great for keeping in touch and heading back to look up places to eat locally.
We arrived late Sunday night and Aleksander met us from the coach station which was really very kind and eased our worries of getting lost trying to find it. The next morning he went through with us local things to see, good restaurants (all of which were very good) and good beaches we could go to. He was keen to answer any questions we had and really made us feel very welcome. I even emailed them a few weeks in advance with some questions and Aleksandar was very helpful and friendly in answering them before we even arrived there.
We saw a couple of other people when we stayed but were never disturbed by them. Despite the central location it's very quiet and secluded and we both slept very well. The balcony is lovely in the evenings with seating to watch the Swifts circle over head and just relax.
The great thing we found was almost all of the local amenities were within a 15 minute walk of the hostel allowing us to go out for a bit, then pop back for lunch without disrupting the day. There's a pub a 5 minute walk away, with a small supermarket also 5 minute walk away with the main gate into the tourist town the other side of the road.
Aleksandar's Father even took us to the coach station one morning after recommending we visit Rovinj and helped us get the tickets and everything sorted which was lovely of him, really did not have to but shows what friendly hosts they are.
Perhaps the best thing was the cost, we ended up just inside the low season and paid about 32 Euro a night for the both of us which really is fantastic value.
The only fault I can find is that there was no corkscrew that I could find and the kettle was slow to boil. When they are the only issues, it shows this is such a great place. We will almost certainly end up here again. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Apartment Sonja is situated in downtown in a quiet, peaceful street (Trierska street no.5) in town center, which is one a minute walk away from the town square Giardini as well as from the Roman monuments 'Golden Gate', 'Twin Gates', 'Coloseum', fortress 'Kastel'. 100 meters from the apartments there are cafes, shops and City (green and fish) Market.We offer our guests privacy, because we have only private bedrooms in our apartment. Bedrooms areas are between 15 and 25 m2 and have a common passage way situated in the middle of apartment.Each bedroom has A/C, satellite TV, DVD player and access to internet (Wi-Fi). Two bedrooms have a matrimonial bed and one bedroom have two twin beds (plus one spare bed).Apartment has a kitchen and dinning room (common room) with computer which guests share as well as a terrace with table and chairs for each room separately, also apartment has 2 bathrooms with a washing machine which the guests can use for free.Blue room is twin room with capacity of 2 persons (twin bed) 25 m2. There is an extra bed to be placed on the guests request . Room includes A/C, satellite TV, DVD , internet access (Wi-Fi). You will have to share the kitchen, dining room (public room) with computer, and the bathroom which is for use with room for two people. The rooms also have table and chairs on the terrace and you get free of charge use of the towels, linens, laundry.Green room is a double room with a capacity of 2 persons (matrimonial bed) 16 m2. ... more less
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