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Helvetia Hostel
Ranked #28 of 164 Specialty Lodging in Hvar
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Great Hostel”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

From arriving off the Catamaran from Split, we were inside the Hostel within 5 minutes (all be it up steps into the lovely old town). We were welcomed by the owners Mother, who could not have been more helpful despite her limited English.

The dorms were all lovely and very clean, with very effective air conditioning units. The terrace is a lovely place to play cards with other guests in the evenings, watching the sunset, and enjoying the views over the harbour.

We stayed for 4 nights, and the owner was always very friendly and made the effort to ensure we were enjoying the hostel and Hvar. He even gave us some delicious chocolate for energy mid morning after we'd walked up to the castle and were exhausted, it gave us the boost we needed to get to the beach!

The policy on quiet in the hostel after 11pm was good, as when we did have an early start we were able to get a good nights sleep.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

The family that run the hostel are very friendly and welcoming. We arrived early and it was no problem they had our room ready for us. We stayed in the hostel for 3 nights and one of their apartments for 1 night. Both were excellent value for money. They were well equipped, the hostel has a shared kitchen and beautiful terrace area overlooking the harbour. The kitchen was very clean and with everything you need. The hostel is right in the centre and the apartment was just a 5 minute walk away.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

The hostel is located about 30 seconds from the main harbour front (which is also where the ferries dock from elsewhere in Croatia). It is set over 3 or 4 floors, with a not enormous but very pleasant roof terrace with great views over Hvar town and harbour. You can (and people do) sit up there for hours chatting, reading, drinking etc. Sociable crowd when I stayed there too.

The owner is a lovely, very friendly, very happy but not intrusive guy. He loves Croatia! The hostel is also very clean and well maintained. Very good price too. Overall highly recommended - the terrace really makes the place though.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Spent 3 nights here with friends, the rooms were clean, comfortable and surpassed our expectations considering how reasonably priced the hostel was. There is a beautiful rooftop terrace where you can breakfast with a view across the entire harbour, or share some drinks in the evening with the other guests.
The owner was so nice, and have as lots of (honest) tips about the best tours and stuff to do on the island.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

It was an absolute pleasure to stay at this hostel. Helvetia is centrally located in the most beautiful part of Hvar - in the winding old streets which are packed full of character, history and charm. Whether you're approaching from the bus station or the catamaran dock, the hostel is less than 5 mins walk and even closer to some amazing restaurants, shops and bars. The staff are wonderful and so welcoming. The place attracts a friendly, sociable crowd of lone travellers, small groups and couples, and we had some lovely evenings socialising on the terrace, which overlooks the pretty harbor. I am already planning on returning next year!

Room Tip: We stayed in rooms 2 and 5, both of which had sea views!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Helvetia Hostel
Address: Burak bb, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Split-Dalmatia County > Hvar Island > Hvar
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Ranked #28 of 164 Specialty Lodging in Hvar
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