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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 10.0

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Mar 2020
    There is no other place in Zagreb i shall ever stay! I became stuck here during 2020 COVID19. There is no better place for me to have ended up, there are 3 kitchens, supermarkets close by, and a wonderful host, Igor. He knows all about the city, can give map, with suggestions. He hooks it up with laundry and possibly bikes. Zagreb transportation is so close and you can be anywhere in the city within 30 mins. The atmosphere created by Igor & pup Fenris is the the best part! Best hostel in Europe!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Mar 2020
    If you're going to Zagreb, stay at Mali Mrak! Igor is the most attentive host ever. Anything you want to do or need is never a problem. This place is truly a home away from home and the best place I've stayed in my 6 mths of travel. It is a little out of town so really quiet and relaxing, not a party hostel but many laughs to be had and friends to make. Also the public transport is great and easy to use. During the start of this worldwide crisis this was the place to be. Thanks Igor and Fenris!
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Mar 2020
    The place was really cozy and the hambient so laidback, I felt like at home. Igor was helpful and caring. Definitely a place that I will come back
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Mar 2020
    I stayed with Igor and Fenris for two days, but I feel like I have known them for far longer. They are the most welcoming of hosts, and like other reviews have said, Igor has truly created a home away from home. There are many hostels in Zagreb, but this is the only one for me. Miss you guys already!
    Cyprus, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Feb 2020
    My friends and I had an absolutely fantastic time at the Mali Mrak! The location was perfect; just outside the city enough to be quiet and relaxing, but close enough to site-see without any troubles. Additionally, the owner was so kind and gave us so many great recommendations for restaurants, places to see, and things to do. Overall, we had a great time in Zagreb and a big reason why was because we chose to stay at the Mali Mrak! (Additionally, the WiFi was great.)
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Dec 2019
    Mali Mrak should definitely be considered a touristic point in Zagreb. With an amazing staff, they make you feel at home, away from home. Always worried if you are feeling ok at their place.
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Dec 2019
    Hostel Mali Mrak was the perfect place for my trip to Zagreb! I really enjoyed the location of the hostel - outside of the hustle and bustle of the centre, but still super close and convenient. I never questioned my safety while there. The owner was so knowledgable and really helped shape my trip into the awesome week it was. He gave me all of the local tips, great recommendations for places to eat, and created a welcoming environment for myself and fellow travelers to hang out at night.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Dec 2019
    the last homely house 💚
    Finland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    20 Dec 2019
    A great place to stay...it was clean and comfortable and had an easy vibe. It is out of the way a little bit but it is very close to tram station and bus station and it took only a few minutes to arrive at center. Igor, the owner was very helpful and friendly and took the time to drive me to the bus station at 01:00..he also makes a great cup of coffee. ..it has restaurants and bars all within walking distance. I highly recommend this hostel and I will return
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    25 Dec 2019
    Igor. His influence is in every room of the hostel. He's created such a cool, laid back, bubble of a hostel. A perfect place to sit down and talk to interesting people from around the world. The hostel attracts the people that will appreciate it, and if you're feeling social without the need to play drinking games, it's the place for you. Can't wait to go back.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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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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