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Hostel Mali Mrak Zagreb

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9.6
Superb
2815 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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 16th generation of backpackers B-)

Important Note: This is a backpacker's hostel and there is an array of lifeforms/lifestyles we do not 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 do not serve your kind here, kindly book elsewhere.

· This house is the home of Fenris, a unique dog and mastermind and Spock, his annoying sidekick.

READ the "things to note section for check-in specifics, it's quite important and solely for your benefit!

• Parking is free in the entire neighborhood. The hostel street itself (Dubi?ka 8) is OFF limits (it's a dead end and for residents only). DO NOT ENTER IT,
either with taxi or private car or motorbike. The address for parking and taxi arrivals is Ivani?eva street 16. Walk the rest of the way.
• Each floor has AC's, 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

• Beds have privacy curtains and individual power sockets where possible due to architectural limits (attic)

• 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, cozy, 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. Keep that in mind if you are used to or expect the standard looking boutique hostel.
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.

About us: Petra and I 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 favored here and if you appreciate such things then you are 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.

- More, but it's a secret.

Additional perks & special abilities:

- Left handed people get a discount (yes, it's not a joke and probably the only place anywhere that offers it :D Why? Figure it out, Sherlock :)
- Ambience plays a huge role here (a collection of 50+ lamps graces the house).
- 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, running on optics 300/100

- We offer really good prices for travelers 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. Generally, we are not the best place for a one-night transit, it's about the hostel culture here, but you're welcome if you want but keep in mind: we prefer to stay outside the tourist zone and yet have quick access to the city center. We are located in an ordinary, safe neighborhood 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 center. Make sure you buy the cheaper tram tickets (0.5€, on a newspaper stand), 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 travelers in many more ways than just giving convenient bed prices. Contact us via email for details on that.


Please note:

All card transactions have a bank fee of 3% attached because every use of the card machine costs us money and we are not paying for other people's convenience of using a card.

The City Tax (1.59€ per person per night ) is now included in the room price you book online. 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 more money. I call it highway robbery, but there's no way around it.

Reviews & Ratings

9.6
Superb
2815 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.8
  • Location
    9.2
  • Staff
    9.8
  • Atmosphere
    9.6
  • Cleanliness
    9.6
  • Value for Money
    9.8
  • Facilities
    9.4

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9.1
Superb
May 12, 2024
Great social, but not party, hostel to meet other travelers. Igor is very personable and friendly and his guide has all you might need to know about visiting Zagreb.
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Female, 25-30
9.7
Superb
May 12, 2024
The host and staff were a lot of fun and very helpful. My train was late and I had a 17 hour travel day and I was welcomed so nicely and felt right at home. Slept 9 hours straight so the beds were comfy and it was clean and safe. Will stay there again when I am in the area and will tell my friends!
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Female, 41+
10
Superb
May 12, 2024
Amazing place! Will for sure return if in Zagreb
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Male, 31-40

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
    • Free City Tour
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Parking
    • Hair Dryers
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Washing Machine
    • Steam Room
    • Flexible NRR
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi

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