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“great little hostel”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hobo Bear Hostel

Hobo Bear Hostel
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Hobo Bear Hostel
Ranked #26 of 150 Specialty Lodging in Zagreb
Sydney
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67 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“great little hostel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

A really warm welcome and super clean rooms. For such a cheap hostel the quality is great. Nice common room downstairs. Great location to explore Zagreb on foot and close to the tram to get to the train station. Rooms were on the smaller side of things but still adequate. To be nit picky - the downstairs shower didn't work and the breakfast area is tiny but that makes it easier to meet people. The underbunk drawer/lockers were not the most secure things.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Zagreb
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

This place has character, great location and cool vibe. The staff is friendly, very knowledgeable about the city and always ready to give recommendations and tips on where to go. The prices are more than reasonable.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

Hobo Bear Hostel met and exceeded my expectations, with great staff, an amazing renovated cellar as the common room, and literally 5-minute distance to Ban Jelacic Square. The offerings were straightforward, rooms and utilities clean and well-tended, staff more than willing to help you with any and all inquiries. I recommend it in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

I heard great things about the Hobo Bear from my friends, so when I got around to travelling to Zagreb I decided to stay there and see whether the hype was true.

Let me assure you it was. I've spent many a night of my 26-years in filthy, smelly and uncomfortable hostels throughout the world. I've also spend many a night in clean, comfortable and fresh hostels. The Hobo Bear is in a league of its own.

Greeted by a warm Croatian welcome and the obligatory shot of Slivovica (Croatian plum brandy), we were immediately escorted to our rooms which me and my travel companions would gladly give a hospital grade cleanliness rating. The rooms are spacious and warm (in the winter, can't speak for summer). Bathroom facilities are excellent and the front desk staff were more than willing to accommodate you if you happen to forget a toiletry item or two.

Hobo Bear is the best hostel experience of my life. Thank you Marko and Marin!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

HoBo Bear is great: a lot of character, the staff were really friendly, helped me find my way around, lent me an outlet adapter when I realized I forgot mine in Dubrovnik, and handed drinks to everyone hanging out in the living room late at night. The hostel was clean, but the downstairs bathroom could have been just a little cleaner. 1st floor room was incredibly hot even with the fan on the window. I know September in Zagreb is incredibly hot, but it was very, very hard to sleep with the heat.

Room Tip: First floor room was small and very hot during summer. I'd ask for a second floor room.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Everytime I come to Zagreb I go to Hobo Bear Hostel. The location is central. The Hostel staff is amazing. The owner Marko is fantastic. The Common room is cozy and fun. The dorms room are clean and the beds are sturdy. Free breakfast is a bonus. Check is out. It is will worth it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

First time i stayed at that hostel in 2009. It was my first trip to Croatia. I was really surprised how kind-hearted was the owner of the hostel. It has very relaxing and friendly atmosphere. You feel almost like home. About rooms: i stayed in a room with 2 beds and in a room with 8 beds. Both were clean and nice.
Hope to stay there again!!!

  • Stayed December 2011
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Property: Hobo Bear Hostel
Address: Meduliceva Ulica 4, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Central Croatia > Zagreb
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Ranked #26 of 150 Specialty Lodging in Zagreb
Number of rooms: 8
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