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Riva Hostel Pula

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvelous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvelous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

Highest rated and operated by the same people who run the highly successful Most Apartment-Hostel Pula (another killer hostel in Pula, rated #1 hostel for Croatia back in 2011 and 2012), we pool the guest base and give them the best Pula experience they can possibly get!

ANNOUNCING NEW IN 2017!:

TOUR OF ISTRIA - FREE WINE, all day tour, visiting Motovun, Porec, Vrsar/Lim Fjord, Rovinj! 9am-7pm!

Screw the local buses and expensive rentals!
We are now organizing our own guest-only TOUR of ISTRIA, for 35Euro, an amazing price for a private tour of all the best places in Istria region - all in one day!
We get you back to Pula right on time for dinner and night events at the hostel, or our beach parties!
Make some new friends, while having free wine with other hostel guests!

The tour is led by a professional and licensed tour guide, we visit Motovun, Porec, Vrsar, Lim Fjord and Rovinj - ALL IN ONE DAY! ! Riva Hostel is the only one offering such an extensive tour, at such a great price!
We have our own 20-person, safe, modern and air-conditioned bus which picks you up and drops you off right outside the hostel!

This tour is reserved for 20 people, and we are taking bookings in advance!
Please visit the GUIDED TOURS page on our website for more info, and PDF booklet download.
You may also give us a call and reserve your place by credit card!


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

FREE BREAKFAST!

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!


AFTER BEACH DJ ENTERTAINMENT !

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 roof!

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


BEACH & BOAT PARTIES

We are now organizing our own boat and beach parties at one of the most beautiful beaches in Istria, events lasting all day and night! Sir MEL HAMMOND, a killer CHICAGO based DJ will make sure you're having the best time of your life, events lasting all day and night with GUEST DJ's from the US and EUROPE coming to drop by and party with us!
We are interested in providing food for your mind, your body and your soul, the way it's been served in Chicago warehouses for many years, but on the beautiful Adriatic as a backdrop!

That being said, we do appreciate your support by showing interest and attending our events, slated to take place 2x/week (Wed. and Sat. nights, starting June 2017)!

We are literally going off-the-grid, where we power our location by generators and are far away from civilization! Perfect place to relax and be yourself, enjoy the Sun, the Beats and cold drinks on the beautiful deserted beaches of Adriatic!

Riva Hostel Guests PAY NO COVER, plus receive 2 welcome drinks!
Transport to/from the hostel is organized for a small fee.

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!

AIRPORT AND BEACH TRANSFER

Our (fully licensed and insured) transfer service is fast, reliable, and significantly less expensive than that of the local taxis (they charge between 180-200 Kuna for a ride to the city center, sometimes more).
We also cost less than the airport shuttle (when the price is divided among multiple passengers), which runs very infrequently and drops you off at the bus station, another 20 mins walk to our hostel.

Beach transfers are an amazing value, please check out Premantura Rt Kamenjak peninsula if you get a chance, this is a must-see when visiting Pula.

The more passengers in one transfer, the less expensive the ride is for everyone (for example, if there are 8 total passengers in one ride, the cost is 25 Kuna per person -- the equivalent of a little over 3 Euro!).

Please email us after your booking, to request your airport pickup, with name, date, time and flight number.
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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 - 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 discount guest transportation (cheaper than taxi to any place within Istria and beyond), wine tasting excursions to Istria villages and towns, bike rental 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 our own tourist agency programs!


Upon check in, you may choose to purchase taxi-style delivery to any location within Istria (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!

Daily trip starts at 9:00 and ends around 18:00 (6pm), giving you the most comprehensive insight in the beautiful Istria region, in the quickest time possible - just in time for dinner and drinks at our bar, before hitting the clubs in vicinity!

Trips start at 35 Euro/person, for a full-day tour and you may make a reservation in advance by emailing us after your booking!


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 three-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.
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Latest Review

" The staff were helpful. There is a beautiful rooftop terrace that was great for meeting people and relaxing on, loved the atmosphere. There is a fully stocked kitchen that was great for homecooked meals, and the location was in great proximity to restaurants and shopping. Our room had an ensuite which was an added bonus. We never wanted to leave! Only downfall was the noise curfew - a bit strict. "

- Anonymous
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Facilities

  • Free

    Free Breakfast Linen Included Free City Maps Towels Included Free WiFi Free Internet Access

  • General

    Security Lockers Common Room Bicycle Parking BBQ Air Conditioning Adaptors Hot Showers Self-Catering Facilities Utensils Cable TV Outdoor Terrace Reading Light Hair Dryers Safe Deposit Box Washing Machine Steam Room

  • Services

    Internet Access Airport Transfers Luggage Storage 24 Hour Reception Tours/Travel Desk Currency Exchange ATM 24 Hour Security

  • Food & Drink

    Restaurant Bar Meals Available Cafe Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

  • Entertainment

    Nightclub DVD's Board Games Wi-Fi

Policies

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted No Curfew Taxes Not Included

Things to Note

Check-in: AFTER 14:00 (2pm). CHECK-OUT: 11:00 (11am).

- CLEANING 11:00 - 14:00 (11am - 2pm)

- 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 and Oct.) is open from
14:00 (after cleaning) to 22:00 (2pm - 10pm).
To help the early arrivals during low season, 09:00 (9am) 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 ).

We are CLOSED November December, January, February.

- YOU MUST EMAIL US AT 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.).
If you do not email us, you may have to call us and wait around to be let in, which could be a huge inconvenience for you!

- The hostel is thoroughly cleaned every day from 11am to 2pm.
During this cleaning time, we kindly ask that the hostel be vacant, especially during the high season, so that facilities can be cleaned to the highest of sanitary standards that we aim for!
It is nearly impossible to clean the bathrooms and other hostel common areas, while they're being used by guests, so during busy times, please allow us space to do our work and try to vacate the hostel between 11am and 2pm.

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

- 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). Terrace in the hostel is used exclusively for the BAR, so personal beer/wine is NOT ALLOWED on the terrace, only common area downstairs and the kitchen.

We offer great local beer at 10kn/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 our establishment, our neighbors, as well as 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.

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