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Backpackers Fairytale Reviews

Istarska 3, Split, Croatia

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87%

Rating
253 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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100%

A truly great hostel experience. Amongst the best I have stayed in. Highly recommend booking this one in advance to avoid disappointment.

  • 6th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Second visit here. Super friendly staff. Very close to old town. Really nice lounge/communal area. Great balcony space to chill and watch sunset. Recommended.


40%

One of the dirtiest hostels I've ever stayed in. Garbage was overflowing in all the bathrooms, bathrooms weren't clean, kitchen was absolutely disgusting etc. The one guy working there really didn't seem to care. Was way overpriced for it's facilities.


91%

Antea went above and beyond to ensure my stay was comfortable, good social atmosphere. Would come back


86%

A really great hostel, the only thing was that we had to walk a long way with our bags.

  • 29th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

The best thing about this hostel was its homeliness. I had 2 nice evenings on the balcony, listening to music and hanging in the common area. Its colorful and comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped. It was at times dirty but I would say thats a problem with the guests not the hostel. The receptionist was sometimes hard to locate which was stressful if in a rush but in general I liked the relaxed atmosphere. Cons: it was small, so didnt seem to have many other lone travellers


100%

Lovely staff, very clean, great people.


60%

At the reception and the common areas/kitchen there was a strong smell of vommit still lingering the next day when we left. This of course affected the atmosphere of the place, and we decided not to stay for long. Other than that the place was ok.


80%

Lived the vibe and the people but the common areas were very dirty.


97%

Great location, great atmosphere, and great service. Close walk into the heart of Split. I highly recommend this hostel to anyone traveling to Split.


100%

This was the best hostel I stayed at in Europe. Big enough to be fun yet small enough that is has a family atmosphere where you can get to know everyone. The staff here are all great people!!

  • 8th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I had a great time at the Hostel, really confortable, the atmosphere was amazing and the staff so helpful all the time! It has a great location in Split, easy to go by foot to anyplace you want, the staff will help you and give you directions for anything you need! I strongly recommend!”


89%

We had a great stay and we enjoyed the atmosphere of the hostel. The owner and the staff were really receptive, fun and open to helping in any way they could. Good facilities too. Beware it might not be easy to find (it's on a normal building, on the top floor, we were kind of lucky to identify it). Would definitely be back


91%

The staff is wonderful. I was taken care of above and beyond any other experience I've had. I will return to Backpackers Fairytale when visiting Split!


97%

Antea, the onwer, is great and helps with everything!! Nice balcony for chilling. Safe, clean, full kitchen, more than enough bathrooms, toilets. It is on the 5th floor of a building but it is much closer the other options in split, and that also offer the benefits of a great view. I found the price cheaper than most other options in the same city. Only thing it is a very small hostel, which is great if people staying are nice, but it might be bad if you are unlucky.


91%

Nice hostel in a really good location. Staff were really friendly and accommodating even when we really annoyingly turned up at 6am on the first day.


86%

Only stayed for one night but enjoyed my time there. The view from the balcony over Split is fantastic. The common room was spacious. It is more like an apartment than a hostel. Air conditioning in the room was great. Could probably do with a hostel sign at the front entrance as it can be an easy to miss the entrance. Overall, I would recommend this hostel to other travellers.


91%

Staff were absolutely lovely. Ryan chatted to us and gave us information on where to go for cliff diving etc. The stairs up to the hostel can be a little dark at night, as the lights were not switched on when we were there so watch your step! Felt very at home and welcomed. Thanks for having us!


94%

Although it was a bit difficult finding it was well worth staying there! The staff was very welcoming and told us about the city, the balcony had a nice view and our room had AC which was great.


100%

I've stayed in upwards of 25 hostels and this was by far my best experience. The environment is more like someone invited you into their home to stay for a few days. Not to say you can't party or anything. There are always people willing to go out and the staff especially is willing to make these trips with you (free of charge, no expensive pub crawls here just fun). I also felt like the staff new the city and wanted to know you! An amazing stay, truly! Also clean and cheap

  • 1st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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