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“Simply great!!”
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Swanky Mint Hostel
Ranked #1 of 172 Specialty Lodging in Zagreb
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

Where can I begin!? From the first impression - the hostel looks just marvelous to the sad feeling I had when I finally had to leave. The hostel is the most unique place I have been. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and beautifully designed, the bar is a great place to meet fellow travelers and have drinks at a bargain price!! And of course the staff are perfect - they make the place what it is. I rarely have the time or will power to leave a review but this place deserves to be talked about and definitely a place you must stay at when visiting Zagreb!! LOVED IT!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

I stayed here for a night at the end of January and thoroughly enjoyed it here. It's an incredibly easy tram ride from the train station, and the tram stops right outside where the hostel is. It is also only a block or two from the main square, so very conveniently located.

The rooms, including bathrooms, are incredibly modern looking and very clean. There's nothing down and dirty about this hotel, as it says in the name - it has a very swanky feel to it!

At approx 120kn for a 6 bed dorm the value is good as well, and as I was there in January it wasn't busy at all so I only had one roomate.

The best thing about the hostel though, by far, is the staff. They are all incredibly friendly, fun and helpful. They were great with recommendations of places to eat, drink, and see. Also, as it happened, the night I stayed there was their staff party night, and they were really great about including me in the festivities. It ended up being a really fun night in the very cool bar that they have here.

Overall, the staff couldn't have done more to make my trip to Zagreb more enjoyable, and the hostel was a wonderful place to stay - I will definitely stay here again next time I'm in Zagreb!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

Wow - these guys are incredible! The owner is such a gentleman and incredibly helpful, genuine, sincere and friendly. They upgraded us for free and we were blown away by their hospitality throughout.

The place is modern and incredibly clean. The place is creatively built - it was built from an old converted factory and they have refurbished and highlighted some of the original pieces, making this such a inspiringly artistic place to stay.

The breakfast is a great deal and you have several options to choose from (and also what time you want it served!)

The internet is fast and easy to connect to!

The kitchen is clean, big, and they have salt, pepper, oil and tons of spices to choose from!

The bar is fun. Every Thursday they have Swanky Music Factory and the place was packed and lively and fun!

The location is absolutely perfect. I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Zagreb! You take Tram #6 and it drops you literally right in front of the hostel! It is so convenient and easy! You can walk to the main square in 5 minutes. There are grocery stores immediately nearby.

The staff are available 24/7 and incredibly helpful! Great maps and they are full of useful information on how to book day trips and recommendations for places to eat and visit.

Make sure you go to the main square market!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

The staff at Swanky Mint was really accommodating and friendly. I stayed in one of the private rooms one night, and then on my return to Zagreb, stayed in the private apartment. Both were much nicer than I am accustomed to in terms of hostels.

Swanky Mint's location is one of the best parts. It is located on a really nice street right in the thick of things, and only a block or two from the main square. There is also a safe, affordable parking garage about a 3 minute walk from the hostel. I would stay here again if I ever return to Zagreb.

Room Tip: I would suggest a private room for a bit extra if you want less of a hostel feel.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

I stare in the hostel only for one night but i've really appreciated it!
- VERY CLEAN BATHROOMS!!!
- though the ROOMS are spartans they are functional and CLEAN!
- the PERSONEL is GENTLE and has a GOOD ENGLISH.
- i've found the location charming with its way of recycling the old industrial instruments.
If you don't have any problem with the concept of hostels it's a very good piace torno stai.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Mattia B
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

I really loved the creativity of the room's decoration. There were some absolutely smart solutions and design. It's in the city centre, so every important attraction is nearby. Also the staff was very helpful and kind. Definitely good memories!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank dacicsak12
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

An awesome hostel extremely conveniently placed for the major attractions in Zagreb, a short walk away or tram from outside the door. Friendly and helpful staff. The room was average, but clean and comfortable bed. WiFi was excellent as was the shower.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Dejan S
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Additional Information about Swanky Mint Hostel

Address: Ilica 50, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
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Location: Croatia > Central Croatia > Zagreb
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 172 Specialty Lodging in Zagreb
Price Range: $25 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Zagrebs main street this former factory has been transformed into a visitors dream, offering every facility imaginable in true Swanky style, with a gorgeous sun terrace and garden outside the windows of the bar offering the ideal surroundings to unwind after a day spent exploring the beautiful city. Private rooms, separate apartments, bed and breakfast, dorm rooms big and small, all on offer here at unbeatable value. Of course all the usual's are free, WiFi, linens, towels,lockers and our traditional rakija welcome drink with our experienced helpful staff means your stay will be a happy one in the Swanky Mint. ... more   less 
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