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Big Yellow House Reviews

Lokunje 1, Novalja, Pag Island, Novalja, Croatia

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75 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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It was a pretty average hostel overall for the price paid here.. There wasn't much of an atmosphere

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice staff and location. Poor showers and average pillows.

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Amazing atmosphere. It was our second year in a row staying here. Only downside was creaky doors and bunkbeds waking everyone up, and the showers weren't great.


great kitchen, location was amazing - literally 2 minute walk from the beach and rooms had an excellent view of the sea! The atmosphere was lovely, so easy to meet people and garden area was nice! Had to hold the shower head but thats the only thing i can think of as a bad thing!


Really cool hostel. Best views from the top floor. Staff were nice. There are animals, a win!


Considerate staff in a hostel that should please most backpackers. Close to supermarket, beach and part of the night life scene, it has a lot going for it.


Awesome kitchen, great hangout spot. Perfect location, just a few steps to the beach :) Friendly staff, too. And many of the rooms have balconies with a view of the sea, which is kickin'.


This is a great hostel, and the location is perfect, literally a stones throw from the ocean. Has lots of common space, and a kitchen, and a bar. The beds were comfy and the room had a balcony overlooking the ocean! I'd stay here again for sure


get a computer for guests

  • 28th Sep 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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We have a laptop we give to our guests to use. but we can't guess when you need it - you need to ask for it .


Big Yellow House was the best hostel I have visited throughout any of my visits to Europe!! You have got it absolutely bang on with everything. The atmosphere when we first arrived was perfect and we felt instantly at home. You generally find with hostels that you know if it's for you within the first 5 minutes of arrival and our first impressions were completely right. The staff that run this place are like a family (apart from that weird American Dan?! ;) ha love you

  • 8th Sep 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very good party ;)


Staff were veryrealxed and had a laugh with you. Welcome shot! Hostel common area was comfortable and rooms and bathroom were nice.


The hostel is in a really good location with a great bar and garden. The rooms are ok, some have balconies which is nice and there are 3 or 4 bathrooms per floor. Be prepared for a party hostel, which means it's a good place to meet people. There are small lockers in the room though some of the keys didn't work for them and they could have been bigger but the dorm doors lock too which was good. It's quite basic but a good base to go to the beach or out clubbing.


the hostel is near to everything you would need (beach, bus stop, market). the staff is very friendly and young. there is a big kitchen, common room and space outside with a great bar. you can chill out, play music or hear to some music very very nice ;)


Fantastic hostel! Very well located, great atmosphere, very easy to meet people and have a lot of fun! The facilities are not the best, but it's not a problem at all when you are in Novalja having a fantastic time!


Great hostel! Too many positives to list but I'll try. Great bar with decent prices for having a few drinks and meeting folk before heading to Zrce beach (bus leaves right outside the hostel every 15minutes). If you fancy you can even buy some beers from the supermarket and drink them in the garden, we did a bit of both. The staff are great, very helpful and a good laugh. Free breakfast (although we never got up in time for it...) and amazing views from most of the dorms. Will be back for sure!


Great hostel. You know you've found somewhere special when you've got live band performances going on in the front yard and you're introduced to half of the people who are staying in the place on the way up to your room. Definitely not a quiet place, if that's what you're looking for (but we loved it). Only thing: they hold on to your passports and you have to pay at the end of your stay. We partied at Zrce all night and needed to leave at 4 or 5am.. would have made sense to pay upfront instead.


Had a great time in the Big Yellow House Hostel. Atmosphere was great, staff were so friendly, location couldn't have been better- I would definitely recommend it to others!


Very easy to find right at the end of the promenade. No wifi in room but available in bar on ground level. Dogs barking throughout night and screaming party crowd made sleep difficult. Construction on building nearby didn't help.


A cracking hostel, right by the beach. Great staff who were friendly and a smashing bar downstairs that is really good at getting the party going?

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