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Villa Skansi Backpackers House Reviews

Lucica 2b, Hvar, Croatia

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88%

Rating
615 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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57%

The wifi was very poor. Toilet seat broken in the dorm Room. Good shower. Nice social areas but the kitchen was next to dorm Rooms which made it very busy. Good views and quite close to the beach. Staff were very nice but for the money I paid, I expected more. Expensive for an ok service


94%

Amazing location, great staff, every one wants to have fun. Rooms are also very clean and great.


77%

Pros: very nice place, all rooms have air con, nice common areas, well-organized pub-crawls every day. Cons: the staff is not friendly or helpful, unless helping you involves your spending money in services offered by the hostel.


100%

I came to Hvar for 10days in total and stayed at Skansi for only 2 but they were by far the 2 best nights I had on the island. Big shout out to Tom (x2) who run the pub crawl of a night, totally made my Hvar experience. Thoroughly recommend the hostel to anyone!


97%

Everything was amazing! the staff was great!. Tom and Tom showed us all a good time whilst there.

  • 15th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Location and staff were excellent, my one bug bear was the very cold showers if you arrive back after 4pm. More suited to younger travellers who want to enjoy the party scene in Hvar (also be aware that the bar doesn't have alcohol you have to provide your own- caught us out the first night !)


86%

Best staff in Hvar!!


54%

Due to stay here for 3 nights, arrived the first night asked for money before seeing the room, booked a 2x bed dorm which was little more than a box with bunk beds, advertised as having air conditioning when this room doesnt and no seperate entrance. On first night unable to sleep as too hot and noisy, when informed staff was told to open the window or keep the door open, which defeats the purpose of booking a private room. Complained and staff moved to different location for remaining 2x nights

  • 13th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

About 10 mins walk to the centre and 20mins to hula hula bars. Be warned that the 2 person room has no air conditioning and only a small window that opens onto the stair case that everyone returns down at night after the bar crawl. The bar crawls free only did 2 bars so not much of a crawl but good to chat to other guests. Lovely sofa area outside hostel to chill on after long beach day and always plenty of people sat there at night . Showers facilaties nice and clean.

Owner Comment (Hide)
It is not 2 person room, it is 2 bed dorm, and it does not have air con because it is impossible to put it inside, it's a tiny room, and it would be freezing cold inside. But anyway, thank you for staying with us.

100%

the best hostel i've stayed in my entire trip! staff is very friendly! amazing pub crawls every night with free shots! recommend to everyone


97%

Every night there is a free bar crawl organised by the hostel, free shots before and during the bar crawl. The roof top balcony is simply fantastic with panoramic views of the ocean. You have your own private lockers. Although a lively hostel up until 10 pm, the Croatian laws are strictly enforced meaning you can get a good nights sleep if required. The couple who own the hostel were very nice. I hope to go back there someday. Thank you for a great holiday. Aaron

  • 7th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Great hostel. Perfect location. Rooms were clean. Great fun down at the bar each night for the pub crawl. Couldn't ask for more.


71%

I arrive at night and my bed was taken!!!!!


57%

Getting to this hostel was difficult. It wasn't badly located but the sign was very small and hidden. We booked two nights and upon arrival they asked if we could change rooms the second day because they had a group coming in. That was a slight annoyance, but the worst was that the staff came in at 10:00 am and very rudely tried to wake us up, telling us we had to leave. It had a nice and spacious common areas but we never felt comfortable there because of how cold the staff was.

  • 4th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We have a huge sign above garage( 3m x 1m) Villa Skansi downstaires and a smaller one ( 1mx1m ).....sorry for waking you up ..we didn't want to offend you ,but it is noticed on your booking confirmation and on arrival that check out is 10 am, we have to clean and make beds so that everything is nice as same as it was when you came.Most of our guests come even before 10am to check out.

91%

Great fun. Pub crawling every night.


100%

Julia and the staff at Villa Skansi were wonderful! Very friendly and helpful. The hostel was clean and pretty. we didn't want to leave! the view was great, it was a short walk to the center of town and the beaches. They have a free nightly pub crawl led by Tom and Tom who were a ton of fun! They showed us around the island during the day and went out of their way to ensure we had a good time!! Definitely recommend Villa Skansi for anyone backpacking looking to have a good time

  • 3rd Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Excellent Hostel, very very clean. Really helpful staff, specially the guys who run the free pub crawl every night (Tom#1 and Tom#2). This two guys will take care of everything you need (boat, scooter, beach, party, tours, etc) and are always trying to make your stay as enjoyable and fun as possible. Very friendly atmosphere that will make it easy for you to meet a lot of interesting people.


80%

Lovely location with great views, really amazing bathroom which was a nice surprise, good little outdoor kitchen. The staff were pretty friendly, there's a bar crawl every night run by two Welsh boys who look like they've withered inside from their Hvar season but good on them, they're making a valiant effort. Generally just a very nice social hostel that's great for meeting people.


97%

Great hostel, Modern, clean and great views.And only a 5 min walk down to the town.


66%

We decided to spend some extra money on a private room for our two night stay here. I'm a little confused why this hostel has had such great ratings because at best it was average. There was no warm water and our AC didn't work as promised. To make matters worse we were sleeping while someone else opened our room in the middle of the night with HIS key. It made us very nervous. The staff was not very helpful either.

  • 30th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi guys, sorry to hear that.For hot water it was necessary to switch on the heater, as we told you on reception.For AC no one reported any problems with it( including you two)untill now, but thanks for info we will check it straight away.For someone to had your key it is for me not likely to believe it , cause it is impossible(where would these persons sleep that night, cause reception is closed during the night.) .

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