The only possible downside is that Mali Mrak is outside the city center, which might put off some people, but it's easy to get to and nice to have a place in a quiet spot. It's the best hostel I've stayed in. It immediately felt like staying at a friend's house. Everybody is welcoming and takes the time to get to know you. Mali Mrak is almost a Zagreb destination in its own right. Definitely stay here - you'll love every moment
Fantastic place to stay. Such a cozy atmosphere, it was hard to leave!
The owners and staff are excellent. They know the ins and outs of the city and can point you to anything you'd want as well as have a great conversation about anything. Comfy beds and the view of the skyline from my room made it even better.
The best of a hostel and B&B combined. Only 19 guests max, so some travelers might not like the quiet, but I found it very relaxing and it was still easy to talk to other guests. The owner is knowledgable and charming to talk to - you can tell how much he cares for creating a good experience
Stayed in two rooms: one with the pod beds was great. Second, with just bunk beds, hardly had power sockets and the lockers didn't actually lock. Definitely a party hostel, so don't expect a full night's sleep.
I could tell they had opened recently, but I think they're off to a good start! The common area could use some reorganizing to help guests meet each other - it feels more like a restaurant than somewhere to chat with a stranger
Fantastic atmosphere and setup. Ideal for solo travelers to meet people. So cozy it was hard to leave!
It's a very relaxing stay; great for resting in between hectic travels, and a great base to see the rest of Edinburgh
If you're a light sleeper, beware the noise of the club across the alley, but they do provide earplugs to cope. My major issue is that, when I booked, the facilities page says there is bike parking, but they don't, unless they count the public, exposed racks in the busy thoroughfare. As I'm cycling around England this would have been important to know, because I would have gone somewhere that my bike wouldn't have been exposed to potential thieves or left in the rain resulting in a rusty chain
Everything about the hostel was great except for a major problem, which most likely won't happen anytime soon: the locks had been changed while I was gone, and the receptionist who checked us in had not known about the change, so I came back to a door I could not open, and it took awhile to rouse the on-duty staff to let us in. Assuming this isn't a frequent issue, it's a great place to stay.