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A little expensive but that's what you get in Hvar.. Well worth it as Rino, the owner, is a top guy, so friendly and generous and made our stay absolutely brilliant! The roof terrace is spacious with gorgeous views. Epic location, air con in every room and the cleanest hostel we've ever stayed in! Definitely stay here, best hostel in Hvar. Watch out for the homemade cherry liqueur - it's brilliant but potent!!!
Amazing rooftop patio, perfect location close to the catamaran and waterfront, nice staff and AC that works like a gem.
Quite possibly the best hostel I've ever stayed in! I was welcomed by the host, who is an absolute champion of a bloke, with an ice-cold beer and a friendly chat. Cleanest hostel ever and everything works because the owner takes a lot of pride in the place. Rooftop terrace is superb, air con works great in all rooms and all beds have shelves, power sockets, free towels and lockers. One minute walk to the port. Really, you couldn't ask for much else! Definitely stay here if you can!
We stayed at the apartment, which is a few minutes walk from the actual hostel. The apartment was very clean, in a great location, and the people who own it were very helpful! We would definitely recommend staying at the apartment. The hostel is situated at the top of the hill above the port and was difficult to get to with our luggage. We had to check in at the hostel, then leave to go to the apartment and wish we had known ahead of time how high up it was, just to go all the way back down.
Hostel is located right in the center of Hvar so about a 30 seconds walk to the main square! Staff is very friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean and beds are fomfortable too. Would definitely book again.
We stayed at the apartment, so we lived next to the owner's house. Very nice hostel and only a 7-minute walk away from the harbor. The only "negative" things were the showerhead which was not attached to the wall and in the kitchen there were not many pots for making a meal for 4 persons. But the owners were very friendly and the room was super clean. I recommend this hostel (apartment).
This hostel was fantastic, my friend & I stayed for 4 nights & we were able to see & explore the city quite easily because of the hostel's location. The staff were very friendly & gave you a welcoming feeling of family, between everyone who travelled in & out. I suggest this place to everyone if you travel to Hvar.
Great hostel we stayed in the apartment really nice apartment but a bit far out from the centre of hvar, but owners very friendly and useful and the apartment was very spacious
Great stay! Comfortable bed, strong wifi, kitchen with everything you need, and the perfect view on the rooftop patio over looking the bay. It is just seconds from the water right in the heart of old town. Would recommend staying here, and the owners are very nice!
Perfect location. Comfortable beds and the terrace is great. A quiet hostel but met some great people. Would definitely come back here
Spotless hostel: super clean! Also the host was very keen on keeping things quiet between 11pm and 8am. Kitchen is well equiped, and drinking and eating on the rooptop terrace is briljant!! Also be sure to taste the biological local wine which is offered at a very local price. Only room for improvement would be to have all the private rooms at the end of a hallway, but that's also a matter of space.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
Overall a great hostel. If I ever go back to hvar, I'm making sure to book at Helvetia again.
This hostel had a great view, air conditioning, a good shower and confortable beds. The owner of the hostel is also friendly and funny.
Great location. We stayed in the apartments which had their own kitchen and bathroom, and everything there was nice. Reception was always helpful and kind.
We stayed for six nights in this hostel in a private dorm. The location was excellent as it is only 2 minutes from everywhere. What made this hostel was the roof top terrace which overlooked hvar port and also the owner who was nicest man ever. Nothing was an issue for him and he helped to organise day trips for us with discount prices. Staying in hvar this is the perfect hostel.
Excellent stay, great location, great failities.
My stay at Helvetia was perfect. Hostel owner Rino was extremely helpful and very hospitable. The hostel has everything you need to ensure a comfortable stay. The location couldn't be better situated overlooking the popular Riva. I would definitely stay here again and recommend this awesome hostel to fellow travellers :)
Location is perfect, less then five minutes walk from the catamaran stop, right in the city centre. Nice couple that run the place. Very clean and good facilities. Doesn't have a hostel atmosphere, more like a bed and breakfast but definitely recommended.
Very well run, cosy wee place the homemade wine was a hit and the roof terrace the perfect place to drink it. Friendly staff and good rates. An enjoyable experience
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 18-24
- (1 review)