Riva Hostel Pula Reviews
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very friendly and helpful staff, good location in old town, clean rooms and good facilities (kitchen, living room, roof top terrace etc.) only thing to be criticised would be a too old mattress (saged in the middle) and a blocked drain in the shower. overall a very pleasant stay in Pula.
Great place, great staff who are up for a laugh. Nice chilled out and relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy a beer (or wine) out on the terrace bar.
Some hostels provide you with a bed, others a great atmosphere and a place to meet people from all over the world, Riva Hostels offers this and more. This family ran hostel provides you with all of that and gives you a home away from home feeling. I originally booked 2 nights and ended up staying 6, the staff go out of their way to look after you and make sure you experience real Croatian hospitality. Having visited over 100 hostels I can easily goes down as one I will never forget.
I left my purse containing passports, money, cards in my room when I checked out, the hostel contacted me as soon as they found it. Nothing was missing. Can t say enough about the honesty of the staff. Thank you. Also gave me an excellent summary of where to eAt aswell as things to see and do
The only good thing I have to say about this hostel is the location, there was no atmosphere what so ever on the balcony or anywhere in the hostel and the receptionist was very rude implying I wasn't allowed to be in the hostel anymore when I had checked out but had to wait a couple of hours for my flight
Zero bathroom privacy: you have to share a shower with someone else and the doors to the shower cubicles are fully transparent… that was terrible. Moreover, nearly all the sinks are blocked, not pleasant either. On the plus side, the dorms are VERY spacious, which is unusual and some of them have a harbor view, which is pleasant. There is a kitchen, a lounge area and also a very cool roof-terrace. The staff was okay, but a couple of the women there could be friendlier (one was pretty rude).
I stayed there only for one night, and what I can say is that the hostel is in a excellent location, but the cleanliness... its terrible. Had to kill a cockroach in the bathroom.
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.
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
I had a great stay and lovely time :-) Friendly staf: Carmella I love you :-) Only 15 min walk from busstation and near centre. Hostel has everything and easy to make friends. Greets from Holland
Very nice hostel, friendly staff and good value for money. Facilities were clean and the beds were comfy.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Absolutely lovely stay here. Perfect little hostel and to roof top bar was awesome.
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.
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.
The view from your room is actually the marina and it's amazing the kind of price you pay and the value you are getting. Everything you need as a backpacker is there - great location, walk everywhere, help, tips, bar, drinks, though can't understand why the shower door have to be transparent but that's just a minor bug.
Really helpful staff, good facilities and location. Good for meeting people also.
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!
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.
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..
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!