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Dink's Place
Ranked #5 of 164 Specialty Lodging in Hvar
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
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“Nothing less then amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

Great hostel in all it could be! Best price you can have, comfortable beds, quiet at night, always clean and great location! (I reckon you have to walk up a small hill, but nothing more than a couple of minutes) And Dink (the owner) is going to give you all the tips you will need, since where to eat, places to see (not only in Hvar island), where to party, which beach to go and the reasons to do so, where to go if you rent a scooter (he also do it cheaper then you would find in town). And even more if you need to like the best route to go to Plitvice Lakes in my case. The only problem was that we couldn't stay longer... hahaha
I definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

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.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

I booked into Dink's for 2 nights but ended up staying for 4. Had the time of my life. It was a great way to meet people and even as the season came to an end there was still so much to do. The beds are comfortable, bathrooms clean, large kitchen if needed, supermarket around the corner, and you can hire scooters or bikes at a great price.
Dink and his dad were great hosts and were always around to help. It felt more like we were guests at their house, than a hostel. And a special thankyou to Dink who helped send my passport from Hvar to Dubrovnik when I left it in the hostel - an almost impossible feat, made possible by sending it via ferry, then a local bus driver - all in time for me to make my flight hours away.
Overall I highly recommend this hostel!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed in Dink's Place for 2 nights as part of a 12 night Croatia trip. We followed the directions to the hostel provided to us by email and found it no problem. Upon arrival Dink was there and spent some time with us suggesting things to do and places to eat/drink. We had read about the booze cruise and were disappointed that the final one of the season had been the previous night. When we seen our room we were very impressed at how clean and well equipped it was and it had a balcony overlooking the sea. Unbelievable value for money! The hostel was very peaceful at night and we had no issues with noise atall. The only negative thing I would say was that there was not always someone at reception- we waited around 20mins when it came to check out, and this was at check-out time.
We absolutely loved Hvar and would love to go back sometime!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Me and a friend stayed at Dink's place this summer whilst interrailing, it was by far the best hostel we stayed in! Both Dink and Papa Dink were very welcoming. Dink told us all the best places to go and the pub crawls were lots of fun! The hostel was very clean and in a good location, when booking we got a map that gave very easy to understand instructions on how to get to the hostel.
The hostel had a great social area and it was very easy to get a good crowd of people to go out at night!! Best hostel I stayed in that summer!! :)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lauren J
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Two mates and I stayed at Dink's place for a week and had the best time. Dink welcomed us well and told us the best places to go in Hvar, including an amazing local restaurant. The place was lovely and clean and had a great social area.
Hvar is beautiful and the pub crawls and nights out were so much fun.
We had a bloody romantic holiday in the lovely Dink's place and most importantly we love Dink's dad!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jessie M
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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

This place was one of my highlights on my Europe trip. I was travelling alone but Dink and his sidekick Marcos were really welcoming, plus the building has some great common areas and a balcony where you can meet other travellers and enjoy the hot summer nights. I didn't get to go on the pub crawl because the ocean was too rough for a booze cruise that night, but Marcos took a group of us out anyway which was awesome fun. You really are encouraged to party and be social, so if you're going for some quiet/relax time as I initially was, it's not really the vibe for that! that said, it's quiet enough at night so you can get a good sleep if you need to.

The rooms are clean, the shared bathroom and kitchen were a bit old-school but fine. Be prepared to walk up a pretty steep hill to get there, but hey, it's Croatia and totally worth it! I hope to stay at Dink's one day again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Renee J
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Property: Dink's Place
Address: Ulica Ive Roica 5, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Split-Dalmatia County > Hvar Island > Hvar
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 164 Specialty Lodging in Hvar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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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