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Riva Hostel Pula

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

---------------------------------------------------------------- NEW IN 2017!

FREE POOL ACCESS at a nearby hotel!

We have partnered up with great people at Hotel Pula, Sisplac 31 52100 Pula, who allowed us to run our own RIVA HOSTEL / END OF THE WORLD PRODUCTIONS parties (more info below) at their amazing nightclub venue and pool area!

Riva Hostel guests are welcome to use the hotel pool area FOR FREE, and take advantage of all of the amenities provided (great cocktails, tapas bar, amazing food etc), as well as continue partying with us at the club until 5/6am with 10kW JBL professional sound system, playing the best house, soul, funk, hip hop, rnb and whatever else comes to mind!

Hotel Pula is mere 10 minutes away by car, or 20 minutes walk from Riva Hostel. It is also located at one of the most scenic locations in Pula, Gortanova Uvala, beautiful beach surrounded by pine wood, should you decide to switch to warm Adriatic sea, or go skinny dipping during our parties!

We highly recommend Hotel Pula for those looking for a more private accommodation at a great price! The hotel is under brand new management and providing great value, you may contact them at +385-52-386-922 or email at

---------------------------------------------------------------- NEW IN 2017!


We now serve FREE BREAKFAST, from 8am - 11am!

Only high quality, organic and eco-friendly food, sourced from around the wonderful Istria region!

Feel free to help yourself to a choice of eggs, ham, cheese, pastries and bread, cereal, PBJ (YES, we LOVE PBJ and are one of the few places where you can actually get a nice all-American peanut butter and jelly sammich!)) coffee, tea, orange juice, various seasonal salads and brunch-style food - a great way to start your day off and eliminate the hangover from last night!

In addition to free food, we are also serving~healthy fresh squeezed fruit juices and shakes at a great price!

---------------------------------------------------------------- NEW IN 2017!


We are now organizing our own guest-only After-Beach events in our awesome full-service bar and terrace, serving beer, wine, cocktails, while enjoying the beats and music played by our Chicago-based resident DJ Sir MEL HAMMOND, as well as rotating guests on a daily basis!

You won't have to leave the hostel, cause the best party is right here, under our own

---------------------------------------------------------------- NEW IN 2017!

Live Music events

Late checkout (1pm) for those attending events!

We are now organizing our own INVITE-ONLY parties at Hotel Pula Night Club, address Sisplac 31, 52100 Pula, one of the oldest and dearest nightclubs in Pula with awesome history, beloved by locals!

Our resident DJ Sir MEL HAMMOND, a killer CHICAGO based DJ will make sure you're having the best time of your life, along with many other DJ, bands and live acts from all over the world!

Meet other hostel guests and mingle, eat well (Tapas provided by Hotel Pula), drink a lot and dance away with your fellow roommates!

We have been informed by many of our guests that there is not a single venue worth visiting, which was unfortunate!
Overcharges are frequent, and it seems that almost every "disco", bar or pub is simply using our guests to shake them out of their money and provide NOTHING.

Pula nightlife sucks, so we started our own night, where WE hand select and special-invite awesome people from around town, instead of relying on lame bars and clubs with no entertainment, thievery practices, shady patrons and crappy liquor!
We do not allow walk-ins, we special invite every person, to create a problem-free crowd who likes good music, and has a good and friendly attitude, no troublemakers!

Guys, if you like sausage parties, by all means go out there and look for what's not there...
Girls, if you like rude drunks hitting on you, by all means go out there....


if you want the BEST crowd, with equal representation of sexy party people, who are not into screwing you over, then JOIN US and come to our RIVA HOSTEL PARTY EVENTS!

You might just have the best night ever, guaranteed by awesome DJ's, playing Chicago house, soulful house, funk, disco, rnb, and drum n bass/jungle, delivered to you by our resident DJ's Sir Mel Hammond (Chicago USA) and guests on a regular basis (updates avaialble at!

Our killer 10kw JBL sounds system will make those panties drop!

We do appreciate your support by showing interest and attending our events, slated to take place at least 2x/week (Wed. and Sat. nights, starting June 2017), but with focus on running the nights every day of the week!
We need you to trust us when we say this is going to be one of the best things Riva Hostel has had to offer so far!

Drinks are of the highest quality, and very affordable, Riva Hostel guests get in fro free, plus you get ONE WELCOME SHOT FREE!

We have no neighbors, which allows us to blast our awesome sound system to the full potential, and we only use the best - JBL Professional!
We put in a lot of work into making this happen, please support our efforts, come join us and have a blast you WILL remember forever!

Riva Hostel Guests PAY NO COVER, plus receive ONE welcome drink!

And finally, one of the best perks ever - GUESTS attending our BEACH BAR events are automatically ALLOWED LATE CHECK OUT AT 13H (1PM), instead of the regular 11am check out!!

THAT WAY, YOU CAN STAY AND PARTY WITH US TILL 5/6AM, and still get plenty of sleep!

COME JOIN US and please reply to our email to confirm your attendance, once these events are announced!

FREE DRINK & shot for hostel guests, to get that booty moving!

---------------------------------------------------------------- NEW IN 2017!



please CONTACT OUR TRANSFER DEPT. for airport pickup & beach transfer info !
(No booking related questions please).

All other inquires (group bookings, post/pre season discounts etc)

Please note that at this time we do not take reservations for individuals over email or phone, all regular bookings are handled through hostelworld or hostelbookers booking websites.


Welcome to Riva Hostel, an extension of the top-rated hostel in Croatia, and the most successful in Pula!

Featuring 9 x SEAVIEW rooms, facing the Adriatic Sea and fishing boats 20m away from your window!

Located in the heart of Pula's centre and at the famous Pula waterfront (Riva), we are a few steps away from the historic Forum and Kandlerova Street, which boasts some of the most impressive Roman architecture in Croatia, as well as a variety of cafes, bars, and shops.
Pula's breathtaking Amphitheatre ('Arena') is a mere five-minute walk from Riva Hostel, and all of Pula's main attractions are within proximate walking distance.

Tucked inside a quiet Austro-Hungarian courtyard building, our newly renovated space consists of many large and spacious sleeping rooms with amazing sea views, a huge rooftop terrace with lounge chairs and a bar with DAILY DJ ENTERTAINMENT - great meeting point for our guests!
In addition, we offer a common area with TV, free internet computer station and hi-speed Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Each room in our hostel has very tall ceilings, which makes sleeping with more people in the room quite comfortable!

Each room has its own AC unit with heating and cooling.

Some of the rooms have their own newly renovated bathrooms with spacious shower stalls inside the room, while the rest of the hostel uses a common shower area.

In all, there are 15 toilets and 11 showers available at any time!

There are three different kitchen areas available for use, including the outdoor kitchen with bar, for large group food preparation.
You are welcome to help yourself to simple breakfast items in the morning (included in the price), as well as coffee and tea. We also have all kitchen appliances and utensils necessary for cooking and preparing anything from simple meals to complete dinner and lunch for the groups.

With our brand new additions of After the BEACH PARTIES, Free POOL ACCESS at a nearby hotel, Invite-only Nightclub Parties, discount guest transportation (cheaper than taxi to any place within Istria and beyond), and amazing rooftop bar, we are sure you will not have to spend any of your time searching for options on what to do - they are all available within Riva Hostel programs!

Upon check in, you may choose to purchase taxi-style delivery to our own BEACH BAR party events (at a discount price), and book our Riva Hostel Tour of Istria for an all-day trip of best Istrian towns and villages, presented by a licensed tourist guide in English!

Beach bar events are slated to run every day from June 1 to Sept 15, and last all day and night!
Riva Hostel guests get free shot and drink, free LATE CHECKOUT the next day (1pm instead of 11am), world-class DJ entertainment, plus loads of other goodies designed to make your experience the best in Croatia!

Our staff is energetic and highly dedicated to the needs of each and every guest. It is our firm belief that going this extra mile is what makes a hostel experience above average, and takes at least some of the stress out of travelling and spending time in a foreign country!
We want you to feel at home in our hostel.

Each member of our 20-person staff has had extensive experience with travel in his/her life.
We are all more than happy to share our experiences, recommend travel ideas, provide useful information, and help you clarify and plan the remainder of your travels.

English, Spanish, and Croatian/Bosnian/Serbian are spoken here.

Parking suggestions:

PARKING LOT is available few minutes down the street for 4kn/hr any time of the day.

You may park in front of the hostel building after 6pm for free, but you will need to move your car by 8am the next day, either to the pay lot down the street, or to one of the free parking areas.

There is no free parking in the city center (Old Town).
Should you arrive before 6pm, you are free pull over in front of the hostel, unload your gear (leave your hazards on) and we can point to free parking areas, around 15 minutes walk.
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Tue 25 Jul 2017 - Fri 28 Jul 2017 Change

Room Summary

Tue 25th July 2017 - Fri 28th July 2017

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Linen Included
  • Free City Maps
  • Towels Included
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Internet Access
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Common Room
  • Bicycle Parking
  • BBQ
  • Air Conditioning
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Hot Showers
  • Cots Available
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Utensils
  • Dryer
  • Cable TV
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Hair Dryers
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Airport Transfers
  • Luggage Storage
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • ATM
  • Shuttle Bus
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Late check-out
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Nightclub
  • DVD's
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Not Included

Things to Note

Check-in: AFTER 15:00 (3pm) or earlier if the room/bed is already available before 3pm!
We will check you in just as soon as we can!
You are welcome to arrive at 14:00 (2pm), hang out on our terrace and have a drink, while the beds are prepared!

CHECK-OUT: 11:00 (11am).
LATE CHECKOUT available = 13h (1pm) at an additional 5 Euro charge, or FREE for guests attending PARTY events at the beach bar) = 13h (1pm)

- CLEANING 11:00 - 15:00 (11am - 3pm)

- There is a daily tourist tax of 1Euro/person/day, not included in our rates.

- 24hr check in is available June 1. - Sept. 15.

- Check in any other time (April, May, 2nd part of Sept) is open from
14:00 (after cleaning) to 23:00! (2pm - 11pm).
To help the early arrivals during low season, 11:00 (11am) is the earliest you can be let in to drop off your luggage, but your room/bed and regular check in will be available at 14:00 ( 2pm ). You may leave your bags and use the restroom to freshen up, but please allow our cleaning staff to work by hanging out on the terrace, or outside of the hostel area!

We are CLOSED October, November, December, January, February, March.

- PLEASE EMAIL US WITH AN EXACT TIME OF ARRIVAL (+/- 1h) during low season, especially if you feel you'd be arriving outside our working hours (late bus/train etc.). You may also request your AIRPORT PICKUP, or TOUR of ISTRIA excursion pass.

- The hostel is thoroughly cleaned every day from 11am to 3pm.
During this cleaning time, we kindly ask that you make space for our cleaning staff, especially during the high season, so that facilities can be cleaned daily to the highest of sanitary standards that we aim for!

* There's no curfew. Guests are not permitted to bring outside visitors onto the premises.

- Personal HARD LIQUOR is NOT ALLOWED in this hostel!
Hostel Bar is priced very cheap and stacked with well-chosen quality hard liquor options, including Gin, Vodka, Whiskey, as well as local hard liquor specialties (Rakija, Sljivovica, Medica itd).
Due to alcohol license requirements, personal beer/wine are NOT ALLOWED at the bar/ terrace and sleeping rooms, only common area downstairs and the kitchen.

We offer great local beer at 2 Euro/pint, which is around what the beer costs at the store.
Please do not bring lots of liquor to our hostel, it is not worth the effort as pricing is about the same!
Binge drinking parties, loud socializing, and ignoring the noise rules may lead to reservation cancellation without refund!
Out of general respect for other guests with different schedules/needs, please keep the noise down to a minimum when staying at our hostel. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay

Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Latest Review

" Good atmosphere! Really friendly staff, Pula is a small city so won't take you more than 2 nights. "

- Anonymous
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