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Luka's Lodge
Ranked #7 of 164 Specialty Lodging in Hvar
Certificate of Excellence
London
1 review
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“Can see myself going back one day”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

Sociable, comfortable, homely environment. Ticks all the boxes!

The twin bedroom on the top floor, without the ensuite, seems to have some sort of insect problem. Me and my friend woke up with loads of bites on our legs for the first 3 nights. However, when we moved to a different room on the 4th night (we booked an extra night because we were having such a good time) we had a bite free night!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Toronto
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Luka is an excellent host, goes out of his way to help you in anyway possible. Very friendly and easy going. Rooms are very clean, prices good, close to everything! Great view of water. Great atmosphere to meet people. Would stay here again. Thank you for making my trip to Hvar excellent!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Cornwallis, NS
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights at Luka's while in Hvar and were welcomed by Luka and given an excellent introduction to his hostel and his neighbourhood. A local map helped us walk downtown, find a beach and our new favourite restaurant, Lungo Mare.
This place is busy! Lots going on and all well supervised by the owner and his staff-lots of young people on vacation.
We were grateful for our private accommodation in a house 2 doors away where had all the peace and quiet we needed along with a complete one bedroom apartment with 2 balconies. Highly recommended for excellent, clean, well equipped budget accommodation in the heart of Hvar.

Room Tip: If you want a hostel experience, this provides it. But also, a private, quiet space is also possibl...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

I stayed at luka's lodge last October with a couple of friends, it was an unforgettable experience. not only did i fall in love with Croatia, and the island of Hvar, but with this place! It is a very clean, welcoming and comfortable place to stay, with internet, two kitchens and an outdoor grilling area. Great views and very close to town.... and because we were there in low season, we had the place and Luca (most importantly) to ourselves.

Luca is a gem, more warm and hospitable than anybody in this business, he is there to help, and he just goes out of his way. He took us to his village and to where his lavender fields are. His passion for his country and what he does just flows out of him, and made for a memorable experience!!

Definitely give this place a try and tell Luca we say hi!!

Shannon (stayed with Katie and Lisa from Canada and Australia)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2012

I've been to many hostels in many countries, and Luka's Lodge is definitely in the Top 3.

PROs
- Clean, quiet in the middle of the night, comfortable. Private room is basically a hotel room within a hostel (or rather, 20 meters away).
- Nightly dinner + cocktail hour for 80 kunas is the best way to start any night. The ozzie duo of Rob & Sarah absolutely kill it. Luka really undersold the dinner for us when we checked in, so we were delighted to see a few diff meats, pasta, salad, bruschetta, and grilled veggies. During dinner, Rob also makes great cocktails. Have the kiwi one. And then have more. They're included in the price. Great way to meet people!
- Every night at 11, Dylan, a super nice Canadian dude, takes everybody who wants to go out to one of, if not the, best bars in town (Kiva bar). He's basically a friend, a waiter (useful, since it gets real packed), and he gets you drinks for cheaper. If only he was a sexy girl, he'd probably be perfect.
- Good value for the occasionally snobby scene of Hvar

CONS
- Luka's daughter is an annoying brat (to be nice). She's usually not in the way, choosing instead to hog the living room couch all day to stare in the mirror or watch MTV. However, she apparently sometimes yells at staff or her father (the owner, Luka), but every guest seems to know she's batshit crazy, so it's kinda fun in a weird way. I'm sure there's a good drinking game in there.
- You'll never wanna leave

Room Tip: The "private appartment ensuite" is superb. It's 10-20 meters away from the actual hos...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

such a beautiful iland the night life is great luca lodge best place to stay specially lina and dylan and luca himself definitly go on the scooters night life is amazing kapadeama you have to go you :) meet so many wonderful people the sunset is so beautiful i really recomend. Flo. x

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

We received a very friendly welcome from Luka who gave us lots of useful information on the best things to see and do in Hvar. Throughout our stay Luka was about to ensure everything was ok with our stay and he even took us up to Hvar castle when he saw us about to leave to make the long climb up towards it! The room was excellent and very clean, great value for money. The facilities at the hostel are excellent with a number of kitchens to choose to cook in as well as an outdoor one. Its a very sociable hostel to stay in with lots of communal areas. I would defiantly stay here again if going back to Hvar.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Luka's Lodge
Address: Ulica Shime Buzolic Tome 75, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Split-Dalmatia County > Hvar Island > Hvar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #7 of 164 Specialty Lodging in Hvar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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