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Boutique Hostel Forum
Ranked #1 of 315 Specialty Lodging in Zadar
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

I stayed in this "Hostel" for two nights with my girlfriend. The position is perfect and many rooms have also an incredible view (main square + sea). The rooms are completely new and extremely clean. For couples i suggest to book the privete rooms and not those with share beds. It is more an hotel than an hostel. Nice breakfast!

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nives K, Manager at Boutique Hostel Forum, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

Dear Guest,

thank you for your review. It is very nice to hear that you and your girlfriend had a beautiful experience while staying at our hostel. Be sure we will say to our chef that you liked breakfast too. Hope you will come here again, and when you do, the romantic private room will be waiting for you :)

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

If you want to stay in the heart of Zadar old town this is a very good choice. We stayed in a "Forum lux 2.0" room and were amazed by the modern design and the beautyful view of the forum ruins. Breakfast was good too. The only tiny drawback is the neighbouring church bell tolling at 7 AM every morning but that's part of the experience when staying in the middle of old town.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nives K, Manager at Boutique Hostel Forum, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2013

Dear Guest,
thank you very much for your review. We are happy that you experienced sleeping in our hostel and above all, that you liked it. As for the bell tower, we love to say that it is unavoidable (interesting) part of the whole experience while staying at Hostel Forum and glad you understand it. We hope you will visit this hostel next time you come in Zadar. :)
Best regards from hostel team ;)

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

This hostel is located in center of old town and very close to shore.
One of the most important appeal point for tourists is almost perfect price.
Lastly, It's really impossible to find a clean hostel with this price.

It's one of perfect hostel I'm looking for!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank dwankim
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Nives K, Manager at Boutique Hostel Forum, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2013

Dear Guest,
thank you for taking your time to review our hostel. We are very glad you had a good stay here. Also, it is nice to hear that we have a great value for money! We hope we will see you again :)

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Myself and 2 other friends were inter-railing for 2 weeks around Europe and this was by far the BEST hostel we stayed in.
This hostel is overlooking the main square of the old town of Zadar so you can't get a better location!! Made to feel very welcome by the staff from the moment we arrived! We had a late check-in and it was no problem! Staff at desk always had time to go through what to do and see and recommended some great places!
Rooms were super clean, interior was funky and the bathrooms have to be seen to be believed! Only downside was there was teh rooms are very tight on space but this is very minor. Everyone has an individual bedspace which is very clever. And there was AIR CON :)
Cant recommend this hostel enough!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank jaimeeosullivan
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Nives K, Manager at Boutique Hostel Forum, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2013

Dear Guest,
we cannot thank you enough for this review :) We are more than happy to hear you liked our hostel so much. When we see review like this, we know we are on a good way. We hope you will come here at least once again, so we can repeat the welcoming process :)

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Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in a double room with the black mirrors overlooking the main square in zadar. Funky interior, bathroom very cool, good breakfast selection which comes with room, helpful staff. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank mmoyes88
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Nives K, Manager at Boutique Hostel Forum, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2013

Dear Guest,
thank you for you review. Even though we are sure you fell in love with the black room, next time we suggest you to book a white room on the third floor, just to experience the difference ;)
Best regards from hostel team.

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

One of the best hostels ive stayed in, shame it was just for one night.

Lovely clean rooms, each bed had its own blinds! The building itself is also impressive. Massive commonroom.

The reception lady was very helpful and friendly. Helped me get to the airport the next day. A five star hostel. Highly recommended

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank ktnelson
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Nives K, Manager at Boutique Hostel Forum, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2013

Dear Guest,

thank you for your review. Somehow, we are sure that next time you come, it will not be only for one day and that we will provide you a best stay ever! Greetings from hostel Forum ;)

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Simply awesome hostel. Modern design and funky dormitories with great view upon Svetog Donata. The beds are like some kind of sleeping caves with blinds to open and close as you like. Inside you even have got a mirror and a socket to recharge your devices overnight. I just would get into trouble if I got an upper bed - looks difficult to climb. Room door and locker can only be opened with your key card - there is no way to feel safer (in addition, the reception is staffed 24/7). In the morning, you get a bag with a roll, butter, jam and a piece of strudel. Nice touch.

All interesting sights (Sea Organ and Salute to the Sun included), the "famous" GARDEN and (in my opinion) Zadar´s best ice-cream parlour DUCAT are all just a stone´s throw away.

The best thing about the Boutique Hostel Forum are the staff members: charming, funny, friendly, hospitable, service-oriented and full of good advice. Keep up the great work (but, please, improve the Internet connection).

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Thank roamingqueen
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Nives K, Manager at Boutique Hostel Forum, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2013

Dear Guest,

thank you for your time to review our hostel. As soon as we saw your review, we made a snapshoot on the part where you mentioned internet connection and showed it to our tehnician. We proudly announce that connection is now way better. :) Thank you very much for great compliments for our staff, we will keep up with good work. :)

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Address: Shiroka Ulica 20, Zadar 23000, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Zadar County > Zadar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 315 Specialty Lodging in Zadar
Price Range: $17 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Boutique Hostel Forum 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boutique Hostel Forum welcomes all types of guests by offering group accommodation in four bed dormitory with own shower/toilet and more intimate private twin rooms. All rooms have air conditioning, bedding and fresh towels with no additional cost. Funky backpackers who prefer four bed dormitory, we compliment with a cool breakfast to go, and guests who stay in private twin rooms have all you can eat breakfast included in the price. Private twin rooms also have mini bar, safe, telephone and TV set. We can't forget to mention our services: -wi-fi at every corner of the hostel free of charge, -24- hour reception welcomes you day or night, -external and internal lounge , -laundry service,-iron and ironing board at no charge, -self catering where you can try out your mum's recipes, -vending machines for drinks and snacks, -power adapters loan.Please note:Check in from 14:00Check out till 11:00Cancellation policy: If cancelled up to 1 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or no show, 100% of the first night will be charged. City tax is not included in the price and it is €1 per person/day We accept payment by cash & credit card. ... more   less 
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