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“Good location... Too thin walls”
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Taban Bar & Hostel
Ranked #5 of 155 Specialty Lodging in Zagreb
Certificate of Excellence
Istanbul, Turkey
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Good location... Too thin walls”
Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Like many hostels, Taban is full of budget and young travelers. This would be okay if the walls weren't so thin. I could hear giggling through the wall and people coming in and out throughout the night. The rooms are kitted out Ikea style, with comfy beds. Unfortunately the bedding was too small for our double bed. Both evenings we had to ask about the heat. It was snowing outside in March and the heat was off. The bathroom was incredibly clean, the room well lit, and the staff friendly. The breakfast was negligible. Maybe even good coffee, some better bread, or something a little more exciting would make it slightly better. The price was good and the location in upper town on a nice street was a big plus. Not bad...just not great.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Unbeatable location, super friendly and helpful staff. Great coffee :)
Free Wifi and towels

I would recommend buying ear plugs as it can get noisy with people coming in late (even though there is an excellent sound proof door from the bar to the rooms).
Will most definitely be staying here on my next visit to Zagreb.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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2 Thank TASCHMalta
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Madrid, Spain
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Brand new hostel, comfortable rooms, clean bathroom and nicely decorated bar. Great service, very friendly staff. Got some great advice on what to see and where to eat, located 5 min from the city center and the old town. Zagreb is beautiful and would definitely like to come again...

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Otavio S
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Berlin, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We loved the location, 3 min from everything we wanted to see (City Center, Old town, Cathedral). Went for a run in a park Ribnjak near by, parked a car in the garage near by (cheapest parking in the city center!). Staff - great, helped us a lot choosing places to see and things to try. Zagreb is great, great food, great beer!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Joseph A
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Location is perfect, staff is very kind and friendly, hostel is nicely decorated, double room was clean, the bed was big enough, got free towels, extra clean bathroom, wireless in the room! The bar is fantastic, left my mark on the wall ;) Definitely one of top 5 hostels I've ever stayed at!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Celje
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2013

So, didn't expect much, but Taban turned out to be one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. Best things are location, staff and the price. Breakfast and towels included, bar and terrace to enjoy coffee or glass of vine, met some locals, all very friendly and kind. All tourist sites are nearby (5 min. literally).

Only bad thing is they allow smoking in the bar so when it's packed it kinda smells of cigarettes (although they do have ventilation).

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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4 Thank Evelina P
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2013

I really liked Taban. Hot shower, comfy beds, clean and everything in a good shape. Rooms were good heated and I liked decoration in my room. Staff was really helpful and sweet. They really know where things are happening in Zagreb. I would come back for sure

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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6 Thank Neva G
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Property: Taban Bar & Hostel
Address: Tkalchiceva Ulica 82, Zagreb 10000, Croatia (Formerly Taban Hostel by Buzz Backpackers)
Location: Croatia > Central Croatia > Zagreb
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 155 Specialty Lodging in Zagreb
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Taban Bar & Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located right in the heart of the city, inside busy historic Tkalciceva Street, where all the action is. Our rooms are new and spacious for a good night sleep, and we offer numerous facilities like free Wi-Fi, a full bar inside the property, 24 hour reception, luggage storage, etc. Wake up smell the freshly ground coffee in the morning or enjoy cold beers in the bar or the terrace by the evening. We offer you wide range of the rooms to choose from. The traditional hostel style dorms are ideal for budget conscious travelers. Those who wants a little more privacy, we have a number of private rooms with share bathrooms. We are especially proud of our deluxe en-suite rooms ... more   less 
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