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Hostel Mali Mrak Zagreb

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

Need a break from generic hostels and commercial routines? If you’re looking for a place with sublime atmosphere, local culture & genuine hospitality, then Mali Mrak may be the place you’re looking for. Run by a couple of friends from Zagreb, we keep our hostel (and guests) passionately away from the nondescript miasma of the tourist market, are easily considered a unique spot by the travelling community and are currently hosting our 13th generation of backpackers B-)

Important Note: There's an array of lifeforms/lifestyles we don't host: 1. binge drinkers and the whole party thing - not happening here, move on, we're not the droids you're looking for. 2. People that are inherently unhappy and sour, constantly complaining (1st world problems) and offering fake smiles- we don't serve your kind here :)

· This house is the home of Fenris, a unique dog and mastermind.

• Each floor has AC, the hostel is pet and bike friendly, you have a secure garage to store in. People with cars have free parking in a safe, public area

• All beds have privacy curtains and individual power sockets

• The house features 3 kitchens, one of them a huge outdoors kitchen located in our vibrant, green garden. You can even cook there while it’s raining.

Food is good and affordable in town, but cooking is a lovely thing and brings people together, so make good use of it :)

• If you're visiting in late summer/early autumn, the garden is giving an abundance of grapes - you're free to pick them as you sit, as they literally grow over our heads.

• Bring padlocks, we provide the lockers + there's a safe for specific things if you feel the need

The House itself is organic, cosy, and full of details, we do everything local and handmade, with lovely clean dorms that are constantly upgraded and decorated, you won’t see mass produced boutique crap here.

We're not fans of commercial tourism and our culture of hosting is a counterpoint – we consider travelling an exchange that is more than just getting people drunk on pub crawls and peddling rubbish schemes. We don’t sell alcohol (feel free to bring your own, ask for recommendations, Croatia is wine country and the beer culture is budding) but pour good local wine and Turkish coffee daily for you, compliments of the house - you’re really welcome to have a good time here as long as you know how to drink and stay respectful (see caveat above, we're not a party hostel and, to make a point fyi - in all of 2017, one guest puked B-))

About us: We handle things in an honest and spontaneous way, the sense of community has high value here and as long as you respect the house and the people in and around it, you’re considered part of the fold and you’ll have all our knowledge, resources and experience at your disposal. Common sense and efficient solutions are favoured here and if you appreciate such things then you’re welcome to hop aboard.

Things to do besides exploring the city (we’ll cover you with smooth local insight anyway, all of us are native to Zagreb and make it a point you really see the city if you are interested)

- Lots of hiking here, we’ve got a mountain in our backyard :) Ask for recommendations or join us if a group comes together

- Bike tours, Zagreb has great areas for that and we have really nice routes in store.

- Introduction to the specific market culture of the city. Something precious in this day and age. For all who are interested, ask and join me /Igor/ on a market day (it’s a bike tour, we provide FREE use of bicycles for that, you’re welcome. Ask, it’s a pleasure)

- More, but it’s a secret.

Additional perks & special abilities:

- Left handed people get a discount (yes, it’s not a joke. Why? Figure it out, Sherlock :))

- Ambience plays a huge role here (a collection of 50+ lamps graces the house).

- Since we support artists (residencies available, ask!), don’t be surprised if you stumble upon the occasional concert, a jazz school of singers or a poetry evening.

- The longest stay at the house was 3 years, the shortest 5 minutes.

- You can rent bikes, and if you’re staying longer (4+ days) they’re free.

- Wi-Fi is sexy fast, 24/7

- We offer really good prices for travellers who wish to stay longer in Zagreb, especially in off season. Ask!

Location: Read the directions here on Hostelworld on how to find us, they’re easy and precise. We are not central if that's a thing for you. We prefer to stay outside the tourist zone and yet have quick access to the city centre - we're located in an ordinary, safe neighbourhood and Zagreb has an excellent, 24/7 public transportation system that connects you directly from the hostel to everywhere else, you’ll need 15 min by tram to the centre. Make sure you buy the cheaper tram tickets (4 kn or 0.5€, inside the tram @driver), it's very affordable and actually a cool thing to support public. Closest hiking spot is 15 minutes from the hostel on foot, but Zagreb has many other locations as well, we can help with that.

For those who are traveling on a budget and have certain skills- if you can and feel like it, feel free to contribute / upgrade the house in a specific way - we love that (you’ll notice a ton of stuff people have done here) - create something and in return you can get a discount, free food and/or stay. You certainly wouldn't be the first, and we are known to support travellers in many more ways than just giving convenient bed prices. Contact us via email for details on that.

Please note:

The City Tax (10 kn per person per night ) is NOT included in the room price you book online. We have to charge it in any case, and since many wonder what that is, here goes: it's not something any hostel makes up, it's just that - a city tax that goes to the state of Croatia, a way for the state to make money. We must charge it, and keep it separately because of account keeping, so we rather choose not to incorporate it into the bed price (that means: raising that same price for said amount and proclaim 'no additional tax') and charge it separately and show it on your bill.

Cards are accepted, but a 4% bank fee is applied! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.9

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 May 2019
    One of the best hostel experiences! Mali Mrak is the PERFECT combination of having a social vibe without a huge party vibe. The garage is a lovely place to just hang out, meet, and chat with others. The staff - Igor and Petra - were so nice and helpful with recommendations with what to do in Zagreb. The place is really, really clean and quite spacious with multiple indoor common areas and large rooms. It’s really easy and cheap to get into the main square with the tram. I would stay here again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 May 2019
    Absolutely amazing hostel! My first experience of being in a hostel and the team went above and beyond to make myself and everyone feel at home and comfortable. Really helpful and also had great suggestions. Definitely recommend and will be returning soon!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 May 2019
    This was the best hostel experience I have ever had. I met so many new people and the vibe of the hostel was outstanding. The facilities were pristinely clean and Igor and the others were legends and would help you plan your day. I could not recommend Mali Mrak enough! Thank you so much for the wonderful time.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Apr 2019
    It’s the very best hostel I’ve been in Europe. I always felt like in home. Igor is a great guy always willing to help you and to make you feel in your own place. Ask him for renting a bike and going to the less touristic places. In this case, being a bit outside main city is a good thing and transportation is perfect. Don’t hesitate!
    Chile, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    06 May 2019
    Mali Mrak was such a delight to spend time at. Staff here were great people that made Zagreb feel like home. The house is a beautiful art project that is warm and welcoming. I'd recommend it to anyone, especially folks looking for an alternative to the party hostel scene. Many a good conversation to be had in the garage here. Thanks for a great stay Mali Mrak!!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    30 Apr 2019
    The hostel is the cleanest hostel you'll ever see! Igor was an amazing host who made sure we saw everything we could in zagreb! Thanks again :)
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    11 Apr 2019
    Igor is a great host and gives a lot of insight on what to visit or not. The notes around the house are also pretty funny to read. I really enjoyed the exterior kitchen.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    01 May 2019
    Amazing hostel. The hosts are friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. Kitchen in the outdoor patio is wonderful. Hostel felt cool, creative, comfortable.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    20 Apr 2019
    Had a really nice stay, the owner and staff were always very helpful. The house is very nice with great atmosphere and I met nice people to hang out with.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    22 Apr 2019
    This was a fun, quirky hostel outside of the city center. It was very easy to reach the city and has easy access to a supermarket. Igor was super friendly and gave some great suggestions. I was travelling alone and I felt safe in the hostel. I'd recommend staying here.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Games Room

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