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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 10.0

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Sep 2020
    Great stay! Highly recommended Thank you very much Igor for your hospitality
    France, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Aug 2020
    Loved it here! Super good vibes! Nice, friendly environment. Clean. And there’s something about it that makes you feel at home the second you get there. Easy to get around the city from here too! Highly recommend.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Aug 2020
    Awesome place, great bunch. Perfect for chilling a little while in Zagreb.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Aug 2020
    I only had two nights in Zagreb, and I wished I'd stayed longer, but I'm very happy I chose to stay at Hostel Mali Mrak. It was easily one of the nicest places to stay that I've seen, I was their only guest and I felt so at home! Igor is a genuinely gracious host and knows the area very well indeed. Could not recommend this place more. Peace out to Igor (and Fenris!), I will hopefully be able to come back some time.
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Jul 2020
    Igor, is the man! Absolutely amazing place to stay close to the center, and Igor is always willing to help you out with everything; exceptional service, and all around a cool place to chill.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    26 Aug 2020
    An extremely chilled out hostel where one can totally relax and take the day slowly. Igor (the host) is a wonderful person and chills out and has fun with the guests too. I have never experienced such a relaxing atmosphere is any hostel so far. Highly recommend staying here.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 Aug 2020
    Hard to know where to start!I can’t thank you enough for making my time in Zagreb so special. You go above and beyond the duties of a hostel owner. It’s rare to find such a genuine character, please don’t stop speaking your mind or being as sarcastic as you are. If you are looking for somewhere to call a home, be it for a night or year your will definitely find it at Mali Mrak. Corona je prevara 🤙
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    09 Aug 2020
    This is a great hostel to see Zagreb from. The common areas are big and promote great conversation. Igor is the best and will come out for drinks and tell you about the city, and Croatia. It’s located very close to the central part of Zagreb and has plenty to see and do nearby. I recommend going to Art Park at night to enjoy some drinks!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    03 Jul 2020
    Had a wonderful time here! Igor had plenty of great suggestions and was super helpful, the hostel had a great outdoor kitchen and communal area, beds were comfortable and the rooms were spacious. Located in a very quiet and safe neighborhood, was a 5/10 minute walk from the tram/ bus station so pretty convenient. Mali Mrak has a super nice atmosphere, was clean and had good facilities. I’d definitely stay again!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    25 Aug 2020
    A welcoming, friendly, knowledgable and considerate host, Igor (and Fehris) offers an unforgettable experience at this quaint hostel. Chilled atmosphere in a beautifully decorated house. Facilities were excellent, particularly the open plan kitchen with speakers in the garden, which are kept clean. I’d thoroughly recommend this hostel to anyone whom craves comfort in a big city.
    England, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


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