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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancelling within less than 48 hrs before arrival date will result in the charge that equals the deposit amount, or amount of the first night (which is usually the amount of the deposit).

Additional Terms and Conditions

Food FULL BOARD available, as well as lunch packets for large groups (take out).

Additional Info:

No drunk, loud and rowdy groups.
30% deposit needed, email for more info or visit

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Riva Hostel Pula

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Dear guests:

We kindly ask that you check your e-mail after booking, as we will be reaching out with an inquiry for your arrival time. This is important, as we do not offer a 24-hour reception out of season (1.10 - 1.4) . Our afternoon receptionist is at the hostel until midnight (24:00).

*** Bookings after September 10 *** ALL check-ins are on an Appointment-only basis Please check your e-mail and kindly reply with an approximate time of arrival, or check-in will not be available at the time of your choosing. We cannot check anyone in after midnight, even in the event of transportation delays. Thank you for understanding.

Welcome to Riva Hostel, an extension of one of the top-rated hostels in Croatia!

Featuring 9 x Seaview rooms -- facing the Adriatic Sea and fishing boats, 20m away from your window!

Located in the heart of Pula's center and at the famous Pula waterfront (Riva), we are steps away from the historic Forum and Kandlerova Street, which boasts some of the most impressive Roman architecture in Croatia, as well as a variety of cafes, bars, and shops.

Pula's breathtaking Amphitheatre ('Arena') is a mere five-minute walk from Riva Hostel, and all of Pula's main attractions are within walking distance.

Tucked inside a quiet Austro-Hungarian courtyard building, our comfy space consists of many large and spacious sleeping rooms with sea views, a large rooftop terrace with lounge chairs and a bar - great meeting point for our guests!

In addition, we offer hi-speed WIFI throughout the property.

Each room in our hostel has tall ceilings, which makes sleeping with more people in the room comfortable!

Each room has its own A/C unit.

Some rooms have their own newly renovated bathrooms, with spacious shower stalls inside the room, while the rest of the hostel uses a common shower area.

In all, there are 15 toilets and 11 showers available at any time!

All kitchen appliances and utensils are available for cooking and preparing anything from simple meals to large-scale lunches and dinners for group bookings.

Our staff is energetic and highly dedicated to the needs of each and every guest! It is our firm belief that going this extra mile is what makes a hostel experience above average, and takes at least some of the stress out of traveling and spending time in a foreign country.

We want you to feel at home in our hostel.

We are all more than happy to share our experiences, recommend travel ideas, provide useful information, and help you clarify and plan the remainder of your travels.

English, Spanish, and Croatian/Bosnian/Serbian are spoken here. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Apr 2019
    The place to stay if you are in Pula! Staff is so nice, helpful and always trying to make you feel more like home. The location is absolutely perfect, 5 min walk to colosseum, and surrounded by food places. Everything was very clean. They also have a cool rooftop bar.
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Apr 2019
    I stayed in Pula for a week, originally only staying for 4 days, if I was in any other hostel I would not have extended, the staff are great, the owner is a really nice guy who has just taken over and it's clear to see he loves his hostel, the beds are comfy, the location amazing, the hostel will only get better and better with the new ownership also. Tha k you for a great stay, would recommend to anyone
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Apr 2019
    Romano and his staff were excellent hosts. I would come back to Pula just to stay here again. The location is close to the bus station, the colosseum and the old town. The terrace is a nice place to hang out and enjoy a good atmosphere. I would highly recommend this hostel.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Sep 2018
    Lovely quirky hostel, welcoming sraff and relaxing atmosphere 5*
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    15 Apr 2019
    Everything great except internet. I work online and had a hard time making VOIP phone calls and streaming videos. Hostels need to take this more seriously in 2019 and prioritize internet speed. More and more people work online and need the internet for so many things while traveling, and it's a bad value for money when you have to leave the hostel and go spend money at a cafe or restaurant for hours to use their internet. Other than that, everything else was satisfactory.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    03 Apr 2019
    I went in April. They just had lots of new security lockers delivered. Towel on all the beds. Central location, easy to find. Large rooms. Very good price.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    11 Apr 2019
    the new owner was very kind and did the best to make us comfy. unfortunately the hostel isn't much equipped for off season and cold days as there's no sheltered common area and the blankets are super thin. wifi didn't work in our room as well but we had AC to keep us warm
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    13 Sep 2018
    +Great location. Quiet backyard with no noise during the night. Helpful staff (the owner was very nice). Seperate bathrooms for each room. Free coffee. -The hostel is a bit run down, for example shower doors were broken, some rusty pipes. No bar. There was no key for the bathroom in our 8-person room. No lockers.
    Latvia, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    20 Sep 2018
    Went in off season so atmosphere was as expected. Terrace is a nice place to chill. As others have stated no lock on the bathroom and drainage was not good. A little updating would go a long way for this place. Location is perfect.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    17 Sep 2018
    The hostel is well located, the kitchen is okay. But, the bathrooms were a bit dirty. No staff around for most of the time and they're not too enthusiastic about the city. Okay, it is the "off-season" but there were still a fair few guests around and no staff. Might be better in the summer.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi