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Hostel Mali Mrak Zagreb

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  • Wonderful 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 9.7

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Aug 2019
    Mali Mrak is a very special place owned and run by equally special people. I've had an awesome experience living here. Igor and Ivanna were both really kind and recommended some great things to do in Zagreb. I'm a little sad that I couldn't live here longer but will definitely be coming back to Zagreb and to Mali Mrak for some more amazing times.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Aug 2019
    This hostel is a fantastic little spot. Igor, the Hostel owner, is a great guy with a clear vision for his hostel. He wants the place to be a relaxed a sociable place and achieves this through a mix of humour (check out the signs around the place) and taking time to speak to all guests like they’re humans not customers. Rooms are comfortable and clean, WiFi is great, garden area is a perfect chill out spot (includes an outdoor kitchen), but really this place is all about how great the host is!
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    15 Aug 2019
    Fantastic little gem if a laid back base where you meet great people to go and explore the city is what you desire! Zagreb holds many cool little surprises if you bother to go look for them. Igor and the staff are super friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, if there is anything you need or need to know just go and ask them!
    Belgium, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    09 Aug 2019
    Igor gives plenty of great suggestions on what to do, places to eat, etc! I also arrived late due to a delayed flight and one of the staff stayed up for me which was much appreciated. The outdoor kitchen is very nice and the hostel rooms are clean and comfortable. Only a short tram ride from city centre. Wish I could’ve stayed longer, would definitely come back!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    26 Jul 2019
    I had a lovely stay here. Best hospitality I've had in a hostel. Igor, the owner, knows the city so well and you'll get an insider view and feel right at home.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    28 Jul 2019
    Very nice staff. Outside kitchen/ garden set up is amazing! Very easy to connect eith other people as a solo traveller. Bit out of the centre, but public transport connections are great and cheap. Would highly recommend going here!
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    26 Jul 2019
    Apart from being a colourful oasis within the city, it is the staff that made the experience memorable. Igor, the main operator and owner, takes responsibility for your travels. He makes it his prerogative to check in with you every morning and tailors suggestions and locations based on your needs for the day. The hostel descriptions are to be followed. Don’t go here if you’re a loud partier or drinker. Hostel is out of main city but an easy 3 block walk and 10 minute tram ride away. Thank you!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    13 Aug 2019
    Good vibes and friendly atmosphere. Staff are super personable and helpful with lots of local advice. Bit out of the way but trams are really easy to get to and the quiet neighbourhood was relaxing. Really liked the artwork everywhere and the book swap. Only downside was that people were smoking almost constantly in the garden, which is the main kitchen/dining area, and so it was a bit hard to avoid the second-hand smoke. Otherwise a great stay.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    27 Jul 2019
    Very cool hostel, everything you need. Feel it might be better suited to a slightly older crowd as we (18.19,19) felt a bit out of place, which wouldn't matter except that everyone there was so close! The atmosphere was clearly amazing for them though. The hostel is very inaccessible for those with disabilities however - lots of steps, no shower head, etc. Location is good for the price however it is a bit far from the centre. Overall we had a great time, and would definitely think to come back
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    25 Jul 2019
    Amazing atmosphere at this hostel. It really makes you relaxed and into holiday vibes. Staff is helpful in a non-pushy way. Great place to meet other travellers and hang out!
    Netherlands, All Female Group, 18-24
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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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