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Villa Banana Reviews

Gornji Kono 58A, Dubrovnik, Croatia

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708 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 64%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 62%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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Reasonably priced for the area, nice view but bit of a climb to get to. Staff were really nice and helpful, however lack of air con in our room made the stay fairly uncomfortable


No air-condition in such this hot weather, some of us got sick

  • 14th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hong Kong
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Definitely the staff is amazing, so helpful and kind. The garden with leguminous crops was a plus, rooms are nice but the view and the sunset, AWESOME!!!

  • 13th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It was amazona staying with them. They offer to get me be car at the bus station, helped with all the information needed and all the staff was very kind. I sure recomend it!!!


Greeted by a very friendly and welcoming couple bearing biccies and juice. Efficient AC was a lifesaver and we were told to help ourselves to fresh tomatoes from their very own veggie patch! All round great first impression in Dubrovnik.


We had an amazing time at Villa Banana. The host family are amazing and very friendly people - they will make you feel right at home.such genuinely nice people. The terrace out front makes for a great place to meet people at the hostel. The location was a bit hard to find when we first arrived, but look for the blue house on the street. We would definitely stay here again!


The staff was great! You guys were so friendly!! Keep up the good work!


Great view and beautiful garden. The staff are also very lovely and more than happy to help. Can walk down the hill to old town easily and if you don't want to walk back up you can take a bus that runs every half an hour (only easy to take going up the hill). Will stay again if I come back to Dubrovnik. Great value for money!


The owner was kind enough to help us out to get to our next hostel and saving us from paying a lot for a taxi. Would definitely recommend this place!


When we arrived the shared kitchen had tons of gross dishes piled in it, we had to wash them in order to cook. The bathroom wasn't clean either. This hostel is also on top a large hill which was annoying to climb all the time. Wifi was also very poor.


Thr staff was super wonderful. We were picked up from the airport which eased the stress of finding the place. The location was not in close proximity to the Old Walls, but it had great view of the city.


Villa Banana is a good bang for your buck. It is located at the very top of Dubrovnik, Don't make the mistake we did and walk there from the bus station! Tons of steps. Take the number 3 bus up to the highway and get off at the second stop. There is no air-conditioning. There are no safety deposit boxes or lockers. And the doors are never locked. But the view is amazing, the people are nice, and the atmosphere is good. If you don't mind the heat and the walk its a nice place!


Beautiful hostel. As soon as I arrived I felt so welcome. They spent a lot of time showing me all the best things to do in Dubrovnik. The view is beautiful, the rooms are clean and comfortable, it is easy to get to the old town. I will definitely stay here if I have the opportunity to come back to Dubrovnik.


Negatives: - The most unclean place we have come across in our travels in 8 months. Bathrooms had been superficially cleaned (could smell cleaning products) but they never looked clean (blocked sink, dirty ... ). - Kitchen was unusable, with piles of dirty bad smelling dishes sitting there for 2 days (someone eventually cleaned them on our 3rd day). Positives - Pick up from the bus station by a very friendly owner. - Amazing amazing view from the deck.


Hostel is far from the old town. 20-25 minute walk, but it's the stairs that kill you. So many stairs and its very hot. Nice view from the terrace and very cool that the kitchen is outside. Kitchen was always dirty though lots of dishes. Room was nice, comfy beds. Good showers. They also picked me up from the bus station late at night which was very kind.


The hostel is run by a family. They were really hospitable. We were picked up from the bus station for free and got cookies when we arrived. The hostel was also cheap and everything was clean. The only disadvantage was that it takes some time to get into the old town.

  • 3rd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Thank you for our sty at Villa Banana! We were welcomed with such warmth and kindness that we really did feel at home! You have a beautiful spot in Dubrovnik with a lovely garden and everything was delightful:) I recommend staying at Villa Banana if you don't mind walking up a few stairs to get there.

  • 3rd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Beautiful location and very helpful staff coming to collect me from the ferry port. The facilities are very dated, there were no lockers and the place including kitchen was quite dirty. The shower wasn't dispensing cold water and the room had no air conditioning apart from the fan. The wifi was not available anywhere near the rooms which was quite frustrating That said if you are looking for good value for money and somewhere to reset your head it's fine.


Fantastic view, staff unfortunately didn't speak much English but were friendly none the less. Quite a trek into old town.


staff are very nice. loved the complementary drinks and biscuits after a long trip to Dubrovnik. definitely would recommend. WiFi isn't too flash.

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