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#31 of 458 Specialty lodging in Zagreb
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4.6
Cleanliness
4.8
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4.6
Value
4.8
Hostel Old Lab is located in the heart of Zagreb, right in the middle between the King Petar Svacic Square and Flower (Preradovic) Square. We are near all places of historical interest, museums and cultural events. Free WiFi access available in whole hostel. Hostel is located close to exchange, store, pharmacy and tourist board of Zagreb County. The main railway station is 400 m away from the hostel.
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Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Wifi
Restaurant
Wine / champagne
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Safe
Seating area
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Kitchenette
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Bottled water
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Languages Spoken
English, Bosnian, Croatian
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Stéphanie P wrote a review Aug 2019
Kingston, Canada36 contributions5 helpful votes
Tiny kitchen, but is has what you need to cook basic meals; just hope no one else is cooking at the same time. Very friendly staff who have good recommandations for stuff to visit on the map and bars to hangout. Clean rooms. Air conditioning.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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KarimBou87 wrote a review May 2018
Berlin, Germany162 contributions12 helpful votes
The Hostel : Easy to find. Easily accessible with tram n° 6 (4 HRK) from bus/train station, otherwise a 20 minutes walk. Located on the 3rd floor (no elevator). I was greeted by Marko who was very friendly and super helpful. Luckily I was able to check in very early in the morning which gave me the chance to change, rest a little and start my day around Zagreb really early. The hostel is pretty small, only 6 rooms. There is a kitchen also available for you. The hostel is only a few minutes away from the center of town with parks nearby. Great location. The Room : It was exactly like seen on the pictures. Private room (36 EUR/Night) with private bathroom and court view. The room was therefore very quiet except you are literaly next to the kitchen so except to hear other guests. I however only heard one person for 2 minutes roughly so I was not bothered. Great shower with a lot of pressure...almost too much. Lots of TV channels, great WIFI. An AC would have been nice but it was fine during my stay (late April). Great stay and great value for money. I recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Prince_Brand999 wrote a review Jan 2018
Amber, Oklahoma117 contributions59 helpful votes
We stayed in a dorm that was perfectly clean and well maintained. The bathrooms were plenty and also fairly clean. The only negative is that there are no lockers, not even with extra payment. Still, not a big problem for a one night. Keep up the good work!
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jessica B wrote a review Dec 2017
Miami, Florida63 contributions6 helpful votes
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We stumbled upon Old Lab in a final attempt to find a home in Zagreb (an extremely busy weekend in December). What a stroke of luck.We were greeted by Marina who turned out to be one of the kindest people I have ever met. She gave us tips, helped us with our luggage and checked us in quickly and efficiently. The hostel's location is walking distance to the main square and our private room was huge (for a good price) with its own bathroom, a couch and small television; the bed was also very comfortable. The whole place is impeccably clean and close to bars, restaurants, you name it. Would love to stay again next time I am in Zagreb.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The private double is worth it!
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balkanyrudej wrote a review Aug 2017
Warsaw, Poland69 contributions27 helpful votes
Hostel Old Lab is few minutes walk from Main Railway Station, not so far away from Gradac and Kaptol. The rooms are ok, kitchen maybe is too smal and there is no exact place where to sit and eat, but when I was in hostel there were not so many guests so it wasn't a problem. Working crew is great, they are very helpfull and You can talk with them about everything. I spent there great 3 days1 Thank You :)
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Room only for girls is great!
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Cip wrote a review Sep 2016
26 contributions31 helpful votes
The place was clean and the staff was friendly. However the pictures are misleading: the bathrooms were shared for the type of room we booked and this was not specified. Also the towels are only available if you rent them.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Old_Lab_hostel, Manager at Hostel Old Lab
Responded Sep 29, 2016
Dear Cipirian, thank you for your review. We are glad to see that you liked our little hostel. We are sorry if our page is a bit confusing and it's not clear if you share bathrooms or you have private one. It is something that we will solve as soon as possible. Thank you for letting us know. Kind regards, Old Lab team
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kohleongfoo wrote a review Aug 2016
Singapore, Singapore115 contributions38 helpful votes
The location is good, a 10-min walk from the Lower Town and 25-min walk away from the main bus station. The dorm room that I stayed in was bright and spacious. A/C was strong (a little too strong as I slept just in front of it). Wifi was initially sporadic, but became okay after the staff re-started the modem. Only drawback was there was no lock for the shower. Although nothing embarrassing happened during my stay, I am not sure if this will always be the case. Overall, a good and comfortable stay, and I would not mind coming back to stay here when I come to Zagreb again.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Old_Lab_hostel, Manager at Hostel Old Lab
Responded Aug 13, 2016
Hi! Thank you for your kind words, we really appreciate them. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed having you here. We know about the problem with the men shower doors, we make sure that nobody enters while someone is taking the shower. And we are working on putting new lock. Hope that it will be on the next time you visits :) Regards, Dora - Old Lab team
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Morgan H wrote a review Jul 2016
26 contributions29 helpful votes
We were having problems with our original hostel we booked in Zagreb and we had to leave at around 12:30am and look for another hostel. I emailed old lab not expecting a reply so late but they replied fast and said they would be happy to accommodate us at such late notice, we were really grateful. It was just a 10 minute walk and we were welcomed in and offered help with our bags. We wanted to go straight to sleep as it was late and it turned out we had a whole dorm to ourselves. It was fresh, clean and we felt safe. As for the laboratory setting, we loved it! So unique and definitely a selling point. 10/10 would return. Thank you!
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Old_Lab_hostel, Manager at Hostel Old Lab
Responded Jul 25, 2016
Dear Morgan! Thank you for taking some time to write us review. We really appreciate your kind words! Accidents happen during trip,and it is important to have someone that can help our guests right away, and also to answer all their questions. That's why our reception is working 24/7! We are glad that we could help you at late hour :) You are more than welcome! Hope that the rest of your trip is going as planned. Take care! Regards, Old Lab team
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Kimberly T wrote a review Jun 2016
Edmonton, Canada8 contributions9 helpful votes
This is one of the nicest hostels I have ever stayed at. The lady working the front desk is wonderful. She welcomed us with a smiling face and was able to answer all our questions. We stayed in private room - 1 bed with a sofa, tv and private bathroom. It was perfectly clean! The bedroom is a very good size. It was a very comfortable atmosphere. I would definitely stay here again. The front desk is open 24hrs which is huge plus if you're taking a train in late in the evening (about 15 minute walk from station) there are heaps of cafes and pubs near by as well. Unbelievably great!
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Date of stay: June 2016
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Response from Old_Lab_hostel, Manager at Hostel Old Lab
Responded Jun 6, 2016
Hi Kimberly! Thank you for your kind words. It was really nice having you here and it was delightful to speak with you. You were amazing guests! We hope to see you soon in the future :) Regards, Old Lab team
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Jonnezom wrote a review May 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands12 contributions7 helpful votes
The hostel had fine beds, decent rooms and good sanitary services. Although we came in a quiet and rainy period, we had a lot of fun in the city and we had some nice conversations with the working hosts! The girl even gave us some good rakija of her own to taste. The location was fine too, and I would definitely come back ;)
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Date of stay: June 2015
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Zagrebački K, Owner at Hostel Old Lab
Responded May 18, 2016
Hi Jon, it was a pleasure to host you and thanks for the nice words. You are always welcome! Živio!! Old Lab team Dora&Marko
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostel Old Lab
Which popular attractions are close to Hostel Old Lab?
Nearby attractions include Alcatraz (0.2 miles), Zrinjevac (0.2 miles), and Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostel Old Lab?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Hostel Old Lab?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Hostel Old Lab?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostel Old Lab?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostel Old Lab?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zinfandel's Restaurant, Le Bistro Esplanade, and Gallo.
Does Hostel Old Lab have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hostel Old Lab offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hostel Old Lab have airport transportation?
Yes, Hostel Old Lab offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hostel Old Lab located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Zagreb.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostel Old Lab?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Croatian, and Bosnian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostel Old Lab?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Croatian Parliament Building (0.6 miles), Ban's Court (0.6 miles), and Tituš Caffe Bar (0.6 miles).