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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

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!


---------------------------------------------------------------- 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 roof!

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


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!
Riva Hostel Guests attending our events get to check out late 13:00 (1pm).
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!

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!


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.

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.

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, BEACH BAR events (Chicago based DJs), discount guest transportation (cheaper than taxi to any place within Istria and beyond), wine tasting excursions to Istria villages and towns, 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!

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 rooftop terrace bar, or remote location BEACH BAR events, with amazing sound system, lights and talent performing every night!!

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 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.
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Tue 27 Jun 2017 - Fri 30 Jun 2017 Change

Room Summary

Tue 27th June 2017 - Fri 30th June 2017

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Linen Included
  • Free City Maps
  • Towels Included
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Internet Access
  • Security Lockers
  • 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

" The staff were really helpful and friendly, offering suggestions on where to eat etc. The only downfall was the floor of the bathroom was often very wet as the sink wasn't working properly. "

- laurengilmour
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