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  • 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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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 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome 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 8.7

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2020
    Amazing, centrally located hostel with a social terrace. Even during lockdown I was able to meet a few fellow solo travellers to enjoy my trip. The best thing about the Hostel is the owner R****, a genuine character who goes out of his way to make sure enjoy your time in Pula. Will definitely return.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Jul 2020
    Great hostel. Owner super friendly.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    13 Aug 2020
    It was really really awesome. Great host, we met nice people and everyone was very relaxed. Perfect situated in town.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Aug 2020
    Romano’s family was very accommodating and helpful, hostel is few steps away from the town centre, I like the patio/bar, great place to socialise and meet others. Thanks Romano for the discount and free night., see you next year .
    Venezuela, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    09 Aug 2020
    I had a wonderful stay at Riva Hostel. Romano who owns the hostel was very chill and friendly. He gave recommendations on where locals go to eat and the best places to visit. My room overlooked the harbor so it was really beautiful and close to Pula’s center. Less than 10 minutes to the amphitheater and other important sites! I also met amazing people at the hostel who have become lifelong friends.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    02 Aug 2020
    Hostel owner was a great host.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    16 Aug 2020
    Good hostel. Amazing staff. Good location. We stayed here just for one night on our tour around Istria. Can't give a fair review on atmosphere given Covid basically turned most tourist locations into ghost-towns so I would advice to refer to earlier comments for this and adapt your expectations accordingly. It's a big hostel with lots of potential for social interactions. My only negative comment was that the beds were not very comfortable and the place was a bit untidy/messy. We would return!
    Peru, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    15 Aug 2020
    Pula is very small so it’s easy to be good located. The hostel was kind of messy and a bit dirty. The vibe was good because most of the people are young and ready to have a good time. In my experience, I left my towel over my bed and then was gone. The next day I had to leave Pula but I came back some days later, and when I went there to recover my towel, the owner was rude and kind of angry, saying that it was my fault. The son’s owner was really nice tho.
    Croatia, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    30 Nov 2019
    I had to rate the hostel pretty poorly, because my experience was pretty bad. That being said this was during november, and I assume things might have been different over the summer. I reserved a room in the morning, and arrived in pula around 6pm. I rang the doorbell, no response. I sent an email, no response. Someone was leaving the address while I was waiting outside, so I entered to wait indoors. There was no one at the desk, and no point of contact. I wound up staying elsewhere.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 5.1


    30 Aug 2020
    Due to Covid the hostel is not staffed, and few people staying. You need to arrange in advance an arrival time to be let in. The front door key is difficult to work so I was always worried about getting locked in or out of the building, especially with no staff ever around to help. Needs some maintenance to building as bathroom door handle came off in my hand, peeling paintwork, also mosquitoes in bathroom and I got bitten (maybe not the hostels fault but didn't happen elsewhere in Croatia).
    England, Female, 31-40
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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