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Helvetia Hostel Reviews

Grge Novaka 6, Hvar, Croatia

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356 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 97%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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We stayed in the apartment around the back of Hvar town and could not be happier! What a lovely place to stay.


This hostel was in a great location - and the staff were lovely. Roof terrace gives a great view over Hvar. We were two persons in a 6 bed mixed room. Unfortunately our AC wasn't working when we stayed so it was HOT. Rooms were very clean. Only other downside was that we couldn't leave our luggage there when we checked out as the place isn't always staffed. The girl did show us somewhere where we could leave them for 35kn (£3.50) for the whole day though.


We stayed at the three bed apartment which is separate from the hostel so we did not use any of the hostel facilities. The apartment is just outside the old part of hvar town, a 10 minute walk up hill. The hostel owner was very helpful and carried my friends suitcase all the way! The apartment was very clean with good facilities (air con, kitchen, small balcony). The apartment is on a road which sometimes was quite noisy and busy. Great stay overall.


Friendly staff, great rooftop terrace offering you sunset views! Wifi was average. A/c was great in summer! Comfortable dorm beds. Average bathrooms. All in all, happy with stay


Really good location for hvar. The roof terrace is an unexpected treat with great views over the harbour, especially at sun set.


We stayed in a very clean private appartement, just a few minutes away from the main square. I highly recommend it !

  • 10th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Helvetia hostel was a great place to stay. Rino and his wife were very welcoming and nice. The hostel facilities were great, and it was very clean! The location was perfect, near the main squate, bars and a short walk distance from the beaches. We enjoyed our stay, and hope to be back very soon!

  • 9th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Helvetia Hostel has several different locations. The location listed on the map is the Headquarters - with multiple locations around the town, all within 10-15 minute walk around the little hills and alley ways. Hvar is quite small so this is not an issue. You can walk from the boardwalk to the top of the hills easily in 15 minutes. The owner treated us very well, offered us discounted locations to eat and ideas where to enjoy. Highly recommend.


Just perfect! I travelled a lot and saw a lot of hostels but this is the best I stayed, so far. Location is amazing, we had breakfast every morning overviewing the sea and boats and had diner with a beautiful sunset! It was extremely clean! Rooms ar big, good kitchen with everything you need, wifi works perfect. Hostel atmosphere is great thanks to the owner and the common area's! Bit weird that they close the common area (terrace) at 23.00 because then you got no where to sit...


Great location, close to everything. The owner, Rhino, rocks ! I am definitely comming back to Helvetia hostel in my next trip to Hvar.


No complaints. Owner is a very friendly guy who greets you when you come. Location is excellent. View (especially from the rooftop meeting area) is incredible. It's clean. Bathrooms are nice. Kitchen area is decent. You get a nice, lockable storage cabinet in your room. What more do you need? I have no problem recomending this place.


the private apartment was a great value for money. the family of the owner were so friendly and helful. the owner himself is a nice guy who let us feel home. the flat was clean and just 6 minutes away from the center of Hvar. I definitely recommend staying In this hostel


Great location with an amazing rooftop view of Hvar town. In the heart of some old winding streets really close to the catamaran drop off. Owner was very helpful and dedicated. Rooms had really good AC and security was great. Definitely recommend this place. Good value for Hvar


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 had the best stay at Helvetia House! Rino, the owner, was amazing and made our stay so comfortable. The location was perfect and very close to everything, the rooftop terrace is amazing and the hostel is very clean. The other guests were friendly and fun - we all went out together on the last night after the curfew. The three Greek Australian sisters can't wait to come back!! Thank you for everything Rino!


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).

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