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Hobo Bear Hostel

Andrije Medulica 4, Zagreb, Croatia


  • 92%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

Property Information:

***Best Hostel in Croatia and Hoscar Winner for 2013 and 2014 as voted by Hostelworld.com customers***
*** Nominated for the Best Small Hostel Worldwide for 2013.***

Hobo Bear is a modern, laid back hostel ideally located in the historical center of Zagreb, within a walking distance to all major tourist attractions, shopping, bars, restaurants and nightlife, easy to reach from bus and train station as well as from the airport.

Hobo Bear found its perfect spot in a typical downtown street dating from the beginning of the last century, named after the renaissance painter Medulic. Like renaissance was all about the 'Man', Hobo Bear is all about its guests, whether they are travelers, backpackers, explorers, modern day hobos, adventurers or simply people looking for some fun.

From our doorstep Zagreb is easy to explore. Just a couple of steps away is the Zagreb's busiest shopping street Ilica and in less than 10 minutes walk you can reach all of Zagreb's top sights, as well as museums, antiques market, vibrant terraces in the Flower square 'coffee zone', top bars and clubs. And when you decide to go exploring the popular places outside the city centre - the tram station is just around the corner!

In our neighbourhood you can find everything a traveler might need - pharmacies, ATMs and exchanges, a post office, supermarkets, an open market, as well as places to eat for everyone's taste.

Not only the location was carefully chosen to fit the travelers' needs - Hobo Bear is 'traveler-tailored' from the inside as well. In an authentic 100-year old building we created a unique place with a modern soul where you start feeling 'at home' the moment you come through the door. We like to say it is big enough to gather a party team, yet small enough to offer cozy, warm and friendly atmosphere.

We accommodate our guests in comfortable dorms and private rooms, waiting for you to fill your batteries between your roaming adventures and parties. In our spotlessly clean bathrooms you can take a hot shower 24 hours a day and in our fully equipped modern kitchen you can sit down and talk to your new buddies with your mouth full of warm cooked food.

One place that really gives Hobo Bear its special character and atmosphere is our unique, cozy common room - with original brick walls and arches it resembles an old wine cellar or a castle, with a big difference in temperature, of course :-) It is the heart of our hostel - its a living room, lounge, a place to relax, listen to music, read a book or write one, watch a film, surf the free Internet, hang out, meet people, share a beer with your new friends, contemplate over a cup of tea, read you future from a coffee mug, fall in love, a perfect place to kick-start your night of club and bar hopping ...you choose what's it going to be for you...

Hobo Bear is owned and managed by experienced travelers, who designed it to provide you the best stay and a memorable experience in one of the liveliest cities of Central Europe. Our multilingual staff's familiarity with the city and Croatia will help you unlock the secrets of Zagreb and find activities suited to your taste, as well as recommend hidden treasures off the beaten path. With your free maps and brochures, you will get insider tips how to enjoy more and fall into tourist traps less. Share with us your unforgettable moments and adventures and we'll help you make the most of your Zagreb experience!

In the meantime, find a comfy corner in our lounge and take a time out to relax, have a drink and just feel the unique Zagreb vibe...

See you soon...

*Check out time is 11:00 am
*Check in is from 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
*If you are arriving after 11:00 pm or before 8:00 am, please contact the hostel directly by phone or e-mail before you make your booking.
*Please note that our private rooms are located in a separate quiet building just a few steps from the main one, with their own kitchen and bathroom. Of course, guests staying in private rooms are more then welcome to use all the facilities in the main building as well
*Regrettably, we can not take bookings for guests under the age of 18 or over the age of 40, unless otherwise agreed in advance. We reserve the right the refuse any bookings that fall outside this criteria.
*No curfew, no lockout

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire

Hostel Awards

  • 2014 1st Best Hostel by Country Croatia
  • 2013 1st Best Hostel by Country Croatia

Hoscar Nominations
  • 2013 - Worldwide Small Hostel
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  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Please note: Guests should advise in advance in case or earlier or later arrival than stated in primary reservation.

Hobo Bear Hostel Located at Andrije Medulica 4, , Zagreb.
Hobo Bear Hostel
Zagreb 10000 Andrije Medulica 4
90% 1899
45.8124395 15.9665894
Hobo Bear Hostel
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