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Review of Taban Bar & Hostel

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Taban Bar & Hostel
Ranked #4 of 150 Specialty Lodging in Zagreb
Certificate of Excellence
Santiago, Chile
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wouldnt recommend it”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

I booked it through hostelworld because i thought it looked nice, clean, it had wifi and was close to the center. Sadly the hostel didnt have people in the reception when i got there, i couldnt use the wifi at all... I talked to the staff there and they told me i should wait for the people in the reception, but of course they were not there. When i could finally ask for their help, i really needed access to internet, they told me there was nothing to do. I asked other guests if they had problems with the conection, and they told me it just didnt work. It was bad because when you pay for a place that tells you they have something, you dont expect to have to go to a bar at 11:30pm just to look for wifi because no one can help you. I moved the next day from there, and o course when i left there was no one in the reception again...

Stayed January 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

The staff were very friendly and were always willing to help you out and give advice about Zagreb and beyond. Unfortunatelly there is no kitchen or common room and the bar is often empty what makes no atmosphere. Very clean and great location.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Hannah H
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Shetland
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

Stayed here Oct 2013 for just one night. Location is excellent, in the heart of Zagreb and very close to the centre. Lots of restaurants and bars outside in a very lively and vibrant street.

Breakfast in the basement was nothing to write home about but it was included free with the room.

The music noise that comes from the bar downstairs is audible in the rooms but wasn't loud enough to hinder our sleep, besides which was nice to nip down for a cheap pint !

Would definitely choose the Taban again for the location alone and Zagreb is a lovely city.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Sp0ggy
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

+ friendly staff;
+ location;
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- creaking beds;
- poor breakfast;
- no closet in a room;
- 66 EUR for a double bed in a single room per nite.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank janezcmer
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

I really wanted to like this hostel, but somehow the staff seemed a little off-putting. It was hard to find anyone at the desk and it even seemed hard to find anyone in the bar (they were usually sitting and having coffee, which made them blend in with the customers).

You have two choices for breakfast - toast or corn flakes. There is instant coffee. but who wants coffee in the basement of a hostel in Zagreb? Instead, get out to one of the more than 50 coffee shops within a 3 block radius of Taban. Great location - right on the main drag and very clean. There was some noise from the street, but I probably wouldn't have noticed if I had been out with the cool kids at night.

Room Tip: it's a long walk to the top floor - ask for a room on the lower levels if available
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Shelia s
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

It was ok. Ticked all the necessary boxes. One upside is that it is located on the busy street for bars and restuarants in zagreb, which is almost ideal if thats your sort of thing. Staff were friendly. Beds were okay, as were the toilets. It was only one night stay, I wouldnt want to stay here too long. Breakfast was good. But the room where you have it was small and the whole situation was impersonal.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank habarts
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Hey, we have been booking the room thgrugh the booking site, but there was a kind of error and in the end we couldn't get the room we wanted. Then the hostel manager offered us different room with higher standard still for the same price. The room was properly accommodated for 4 people.
In addition we were offered the courtesy coffe in the morning.

One thing wasn't ok. The shower got stuck and the water would go down. I hope they have already fixed that little failure.

If going on weekends - be careful cause the hostel is placed on one of the most noisy and marchosa street in Zagreb.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Pequepower
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Additional Information about Taban Bar & Hostel

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 #4 of 150 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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