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Dubrovnik Villa Valjalo Reviews

Uz Giman 19A, Dubrovnik, Croatia

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217 Total Reviews
  • 61%Value For Money
  • 54%Security
  • 65%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 59%Cleanliness
  • 56%Facilities

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The dorm rooms and beds themselves were fine. The 20 person dorm is really split into two rooms by the bathroom. There really is NOT a kitchen, only a fridge. And the BBQ is temperamental, and when asking for help we were given suspicious looks by the owner. There were no keys given and the dorms were always open to whomever wanted to wander in, so take your valuables with you wherever you go. The plus side was it was in a quiet area overlooking the port and the swimming pool.

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that is when you come from USA and cant believe that you can have your things left unlocked and nobody steels anything, that is Dubrovnik. as for suspicious look maybe that is a way I look to you and Dorm has been advertised with no kitchen for cooking available but just kitchen utensils that you have used. we are operating this business for long time and never have had one theft reported and we are proud of that. Djuro.


Owner was very friendly and it's easy to meet people. No lockers are available and no hostel keys are needed so security isn't high (though the location isn't dangerous). Only one combined toilet/shower for all 20 beds! Kitchen facilities are really minimal. I enjoyed my stay here though! The biggest thing for me was that it's pretty far out- an hour walk from old town, 25-30 from the bus station. There's a pool, but I didn't use it as Dubrovnik is on the coast so you can just go there instead.


This is a nice hostel (with a pool!), the atmosphere is good, but there are no lockers and no working kitchen... Still enjoyed the stay though.


Had a lovely stay at Villa Valjalo. Djuro is a great host, very polite and helpful. Pool is lovely. Apartment had everything we needed and lovely views. It's a bit of a trek into Dubrovnik old town, the bus stop is between a 5 and 10 minute walk away, the bus is incredibly busy and takes around 15 minutes to get there which when it's 30 degrees is not fun but it was ok.Lapad itself has plenty of bars and restaurants within a 10 minute walk. Would recommend staying here, great value for money.

  • 12th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Wifi signal was very poor. Security was poor.


The hostel is about a 30-40 minute walk to the old city, but it is really near a beach and it is nice to be in a different part of Dubrovnik that you might not see if you stay in the center. The dorm is seperated into two rooms with a kitchenette for everyone to use in one part. It is peaceful, not noisy and has a pool. It is a bit hard to have just one bathroom, but it's never too busy. Definitely recommended based on price and calm ambiance.


The hostels itself is really good! - the rooms are exactly what you need them to be! There's a good eating area outside to meet other travellers (only downside is you had to turn the lights off at 11) My only negative point would be there's ONE bathroom between the 20 guests staying! Which isn't the biggest or the cleanest of bathrooms! Saying that I'd definitely stay here again! The fiends we made in the 4 days was worth the bathroom issue! Overall good hostel

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