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Riva Hostel Pula Reviews

Riva 2A, Pula, Croatia

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89%

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351 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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100%

Located right on the Riva, facing the port, this was an excellent hostel, very cheap. The highlight of this hostel was it's rooftop bar, very chilled out and the lighting was amazing. Rooms were spacious, the number of toilets throughout the hostel were adequate, and the rooms had safety deposit boxes. Staff were extremely helpful at the hostel. I really loved this place and will definitely go back again. It's in the top 3 hostels I have visited to date.


89%

Lovely friendly staff, bathrooms and showers were very clean, nice big rooms with comfy beds and a great terrace area for socializing. Would definately stay again


86%

Nice hostel with a friendly, extremely helpful young staff. There is a great terrace bar to hang out and meet people at with cheap drinks. My room was messy - but only because of the other people in it.


71%

Although the terrace was lovely, and the drinks were reasonably priced, this wasn't a great hostel. The kick everybody out if the rooms from 11am until 2 for clean up (which is absurd), yet the rooms were filthy. I was there for a festival, so never left me room and the maids scowled at me. The beds are short, shaky and loud. Horrible wifi, and not much hot water. Half the staff was nice, the rest were snotty.


94%

Really helpful staff, good facilities and location. Good for meeting people also.


71%

Good hostel, nice and cool staff, really helpful people. Karmella and Franco, specially. The bar is cool, the rooms are big. Room lockers would be nice, as you can only use some security boxes in the hallway. Perhaps the only minus I can say is that is really close to other neighbour buildings forces them to close the bar at 11 and keep the noise down. I would definitely do something about the windows: light and street sounds can wake you up in the morning. But, to be sincere, the hostel is ok!


57%

My room was a bit dirty and the bunk bed was so shaky i was afraid it would fall over every time i climbed up. The showers were very clean.


80%

Nice staff, I was given a lot of good pieces of advice on what there is to be done in Pula. Good atmosphere. Stucks that the terrace closes at 23h though. But I guess it'd be too noisy otherwise. Showers were ill-conceived : 2 showers behind one lockable door. So, of course everybody locked the door so only one shower was being used at a time. Plus, water was rarely warm enough. But hey, no deal breaker here..


80%

I had a really good time at Riva Hostel. We stayed there for 5 nights and the staff felt like family by the end! It's within walking distance to several of the sites to see and only a bus ride away to the beaches. I would stay here again!


97%

Absolutely enjoyed our time in the hostel, staff was one of the friendliest we have ever met, very helpful, gave us best advice on traveling! Would definitely recommend it!

  • 24th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lithuania
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

The staff provides very fun day trips! Take advantage of them. This hostel was phenomenal; the staff was fun, helpful, and welcoming. Double thumbs up.


100%

A lovely hostel, very Social and a hub for making friends. The hostel offers trips to 3 awesome coastal locations in Pula next to nothing - and it will make your visit. They are locations that aren't tourist spots and therefore not places you will be able to find yourself (well, me and a friend kinda did, but i costs us a fair bit more and we walked around for a hour at least, a good adventure, but hostel service would've been better) . The rooftop bar is great and beer is cheap.

  • 23rd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

Nice and social hostel (but you should be completely quiet after midnight, even though they have a bar on the roof). The location is perfect, right by the sea and the main street, and they offer to drive you to the beach, airport and possibly other places as well, which is great. Only downside is that there was no hot water in the shower, but I think that was just that dorm..

  • 22nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


20%

I never actually stayed at this hostel- I cancelled my reservation within 24 hrs via email but never heard back from the hostel, even though I emailed them twice and asked for confirmation. I tried calling first but their phone number was out of service so I couldn't reach them by phone. Yet over a week later they still charged my credit card for my stay! Do not try to stay here, something weird is going on.


89%

Excellent location in Pula! The lady who checked us in gave very good suggestions and a map of the area, and was probably the friendliest host we met on the trip. Could not figure out how to turn the air conditioner on in our private room, but we didn't ask either, so that was our fault for not being assertive.

  • 21st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Great hostel for meeting people...


89%

Great place, we had a 8 bed dorm with a nice sea view. and there was a super cute terrace... definitely worth to stay here.


77%

It's about a 10-15 minute walk from the main bus station. The rooms were clean enough. I stayed in a 6-bedroom mixed dorm and it came with 3 safety deposit boxes for sharing. The staff was rude. I recommend doing a day trip to Kamenjak and to Rovinj


63%

it's close to the center, but they only take cash, so make sure you get enough or else you have to go all the way to exchange center = = and i waited 1 hour until the staff opens the door for me, i already told them i'll arrive late, but during that hour no one answered my phone call or answer the bell, not really happy about it. bar was ok


91%

No lockers in the rooms, but otherwise an awesome stay. Shuttles to premantura, quick walk to town and nightlife.


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