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Despite the central location, this hostel is really difficult to find and is not signposted at all. In fact after 25 minutes of roaming around lost and confused, we ended up phoning the hostel to ask directions only to find out we were standing outside the front door! Once we found it however we weer made very welcome and offered all the advice and friendliness you could hope for. If they could just get a sign to put up in the street & another on their front door, this would be a perfect hostel.
Really good value for money. Even though it was unadvertised and it took us around 15 minutes to find it, the whole stay was really good. The walking distance to the old town is around 15 min downwards on a labyrinth but beautiful stairs (the returning is an experience itself, but it worth the effort). Special mention to Petra and her daughter. I left my medicine at the hostel and just found out the day after. Asked them to send it back to Zagreb and their disposition was amazing. Thank you!
Leaning more toward B&B than a typical hostel, Marko Polo was a great choice of places to stay in Dubrovnik. On a hill with wonderful views of the city, right across the road from a walking trail to the top of the mountain, and a short walk to the old city. The room was clean and had everything we needed. Private, secure, beautiful. Very homey. Not the place to go to meet other travelers, or for those who want to avoid walking up hills.
The location is up on the hill, and a 30 minutes walk to the old town, but the view from the place is gorgeous. The bus stop is right next to the place. Not difficult to get to, just confusing for the first time. Place is clean. Dining hall was really nicely decorated! We didn't get a chance to use it because we came in the off season and there were few people with us. Internet is slow. The lady around was helpful, but personally felt her a bit aloof. Great stay overall.
Was a wonderful place but literally IMPOSSIBLE to find unless you ask everyone you pass to help you find it. We finally had to have an old local women walk us up to the door. There is a great view from the room though!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
We went there early in the morning. We did not inform the owner that we will arrive early beforehand, but the owner did a good job to come and give us the key to our room. We also get a welcome drink and some traditional cookies. One of the lamp in the shared bathroom did not worked out, but lucky us there are 2 bathroom to be used.
Lovely family run rooms, and friendly helpful advice.
We loved our stay at Marco Polo. The walk back to the place might be a bit steep, but its a nice walk after eating lots of good food in the old town. Petra and her family are very helpful. Recommended.
Nice place to stay! The rooms were nice and the sea view from the balcony incredible! Many stairs to get there, but Dubrovnik is all about stairs!
Best Apartment we ever had so far and it was a pity we stayed in Dubrovnik for just 1 night. Will visit again for sure for the following reasons: 1. We had great view of Old Dubrovnik town from the apartment, 2. REAL value for money - We were group of 8 for just 23 euro / night / person 3. Great hospitality from the owners, they were very welcoming and helpful with recommendations on places to eat and things to see and do on our 12 hour stopover in Dubrovnik
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Maria was very welcoming when we arrived. She was sweet and made us feel right at home. Facilities were very clean and tidy. Make sure you know exactly where you are going as there is no sign for the hostel. Very nice stay for our night in Dubrovnik
Marco Polo is a lovely little hostel. We got there a bit early but were greeted with drinks and snacks while we waited. Room was good, lovey terrace area outside and cooking equipment. Petra gave us useful knowledge of where to go and directions to town. It's a little walk but very doable. She also gave us a great recommendation for a restaurant called Locanda - some of the best seafood we have had and very reasonable.
It was a little bit hard to find the hostel by car thanks to crinkly topography of Dubrovnik. The staff was really helpful for guiding us about the city with detailed explanations when we first arrived. It is about 1000 stairs to pass for going down to the old city centre and back to the hostel, worth doing everday for your heart :)
Petra and her family were very welcoming and helpful, they gave maps, guides and refreshments upon arrival. Petra gave us recommendations on food and attraction too. The view from our room was very beautiful, we could see the horizon, you can get a nice view from just outside the apartment or on the road above. This hostel is very homely and I definitely recommend staying here! If you have difficulty with stairs, take the bus. Friendly and beautiful place, thank you so much for having us! (:
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Hard to find in the maze that is Dubrovnik but nice place once you're there and the owner is friendly. As with everywhere outside the old town you will have about a thousand steps to climb on the way home!
Requires 472 steps to get from the old town to the room, but this is reflected in the price, and is accessible by bus, but we saved our money and walked it. Quite difficult to find at first, instructions were relatively clear but definitely needs a sign. Staff are really nice and helpful, no complaints as they're lovely people. Was a little unsociable when we stayed but then that was probably down to the people as there's a really nice terrace to socialise in! View was worth the steps!
Such a beautiful little guesthouse! Beds are so comfortable and the wifi is awesome! Just so hard to find - don't try getting there on your own, catch a taxi or organise for the hostel staff to pick you up to save the hassle!!!
This hostel was beautiful, with a fantastic view, gigantic rooms, a lovely enclosed terrace with sofas and a beautiful kitchen/tavern which was really fun to cook in and be with people. However, it was a trek from town. It's not as long as some reviews imply, as long as you're fairly fit- we timed that we were able to walk to town in about 12 mins and back in about 16, but that was walking pretty quickly. So be prepared for a lot of walking and stairs. But the hostel and owner Petra are great!