On arriving in Hvar we initially made our way to the Green Lizard hostel only to find it was closed. However Dink's place turned out to be a most excellent find indeed.
We didn't see too much of Dink but his father (Peter, i think) was extremely friendly and helpful and could not have done more for us, he seemed to be a little embarrassed about his English but it was actually very good (and far better than my Croatian).
We opted for the downstairs dorm which houses six beds (on three bunks) and has a nicely sized kitchen and bathroom attached. Wifi coverage was excellent, everything was clean and there were plenty of areas to sit and chat and to dry out any wet clothes. There was also a vending machine so beer/water/snacks could be had 24hrs a day, and for a reasonable price.
The hostel itself was only about a 10min walk to the centre of Hvar and there were two beaches nearby, one quite small by the church on the way into town, and another much bigger and nicer in the opposite direction towards the back of town, again about 10mins walk from the hostel.
Dink's place is 'definitely' recommended by a well seasoned traveler.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are excited to welcome you to Dink’s Place and city of Hvar!You will feel right at home here, and will meet other like-minded travelers who want to have a great time on Hvar, the most popular island in Croatia.Dink’s Place is very friendly and has a laid-back, fun atmosphere; it is the perfect place to absorb all that this special island has to offer.Hvar is a fairy-tale city with rich history, stunning architecture and nature, fresh, delicious cuisine, and vibrant nightlife that goes until dawn.Dink’s Place is only a short 7- minute walk to the town center, and is located in a tranquil neighborhood overlooking the sea, so you can also get a great night’s sleep to recharge after a night out!All rooms are clean, light and spacious, with bedding and towels provided, and include A/C in most rooms. The dorm beds are new, with wooden frames and extra-long, comfortable mattresses. We have a fully-equipped kitchen where you can cook meals using the best local ingredients, and cool outdoor terraces under the shade of grape-vine arbors. We also offer laundry service, and free wifi throughout the hostel.Our staff members are warm and knowledgeable Hvar locals and travelers, who will go out of their way to help with anything you might need, day or night. We organize outings to our favorite bars and clubs, and we give you insider tips to find the best beaches, the best wine, etc.!Also, at Dink's Place you can rent bicycles, scooters or boats and visit untouched bays near the town, vineyards and wineries where you can stop and taste homemade wine and olive oils, and see bright purple fields of lavender. Or, you can just sunbathe, swim in the crystal-clear blue waters of the Adriatic, and enjoy an ice-cold beer or cocktail. ... more less
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