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“Nice staff but poor equipment and very loud at night”
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The Green Lizard
Ranked #42 of 164 Specialty Lodging in Hvar
Paris, France
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“Nice staff but poor equipment and very loud at night”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stayed 2 nights in Green lizard youth hostel. The hostel offers several dormitory rooms and few double. We were looking for a good value pension in Hvar and so took a double room there. Situation is nice with a baclony overlooking Hvar city center and the sea but the room was small with old looking walls and equipments. Real problem in this hostel is the rooms arrangement, common bathrooms are next wall to the double room so don't expect to rest until all the domitory hosts are asleep (around 3AM).In the morning; it gets loud again from 7AM since the hostel is overlooking one of the main street in Hvar. Being the only youth hostel in Hvar it is also quite expensive. So we would not recommend it except if you look for a dormitory option and plan to party all night

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in the balcony en suite room. The view was great and the room was spacious, light and clean. It had a double bed and a single bed, but no air con just a fan. It was ok in September but perhaps not so comfortable in jul/aug. It was less than 10 mins walk to the centre of Hvar. For the 3 nights we were there the noise from the other guests and rooms was unbearably loud, and pretty impossible to sleep between 11pm-4am, however this is to be expected in a hostel and we should have brought some ear plugs. Overall, good value for money and the best view from the room in our whole Croatian trip.

  • Stayed September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Hostel was fine for what it was! Except we booked a 6 bed dorm and there was an extra fold out bed in the room for our whole stay...this made the room very crowded and didn't leave alot of space for peoples bags. They told us on arrival of a new rule that you can't purchase alcohol and bring it in for your own consumption. They do have a small bar that is reasonably priced if they havent run out of the spirit you want. The kitchen is outdoors and the description says there is a toasted sandwich maker....there isn't. There was a fan on the ceiling of our room...didn't work too well though as the light had to be on for it to work and even then it wasn't that effective. Apart from that it was reasonably priced. It was fine but it didn't meet our expectations!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Stayed at the Green Lizard hostel with friends in August and extended our stay for an extra night - but unfortunately couldn't stay longer as it was fully booked. The following review is based on our stay then and our own meandering experience...

The facilities are what you'd expect for the money and the location made it a great base for getting out and about in Hvar.

Stanley is a bit of a legend - took great care to ensure we all had a good time and was even on hand to sort out the ants/advise on beach sunscreen application! Also enjoyed the bartending - the Green Lizard cocktails on offer - what were they laced with again?! were particularly good! The bean bag area was excellent for pre-drinking even if Eduardo's DJ choices were questionable and had really friendly vibe...hammocks were also a nice touch.

Definitely hope to visit again - thanks very much GLH! xx

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

On arriving at the Green Lizard we were met by stanley and edwardo... both are extreamly friendly and happy to help...stanley was continously offering out his service to help with any plumbing problems that we might face (there wasnt any) which is rare for hostels as in previous hostels stanley had to assist at least 90 women...the hostel was an extreamly friendly place with alot of social areas; and both the young and old felt comfortable interacting with each other ....there where fantastic views from the catering area, and even a few green lizard secret spyholes...why go why did we only stay 4 nights....xxx

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

stayed for 4 nights in the green lizard...why god why would you want to leave!, so much fun there, excellent place for laying pipe if needs be,great staff and a bar that you can beat like it owes you money!(miss ya stanley mate!)

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

We stayed in Kurt Apartment which is next to Green Lizard. The apartment is in a nice house of an older women. She's very friendly an the apartment is clean and you find everything you need. In a few minutes you reach the beach and in 5-10 minutes the city of Hvar. We had a good time there and enjoyed very much the sunsets on the balcony. We only can recommend the Green Lizard Hostel.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Property: The Green Lizard
Address: Ulica Domovinskog Rata 13, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Split-Dalmatia County > Hvar Island > Hvar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #42 of 164 Specialty Lodging in Hvar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Green Lizard is a truly relaxed hostel, with outdoor kitchen & sea view terrace, garden with bean bags, hammocks and chill-out music. It's a modern hostel with central location, fun and friendly staff and free Wi-Fi in rooms and communal areas. ... more   less 
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