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Backpackers Home

Free Cancellation Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

669 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Backpackers Home is a communal hostel with two shady terraces and a big outside kitchen located 25 MINUTES WALK OUTSIDE OLD TOWN.
We are in a residential area where local law requires 23:00 QUIET HOURS. So obviously, we are NOT a party hostel. If that is your goal, book somewhere else.

On to the good stuff: the hostel is located in the Borik district, only a minute walk from the sea. To get to old town, it is either a 25 min walk (1.8K), or a 10 minute walk (with the help of a 1.2 euro rowboat ride). Within a radius of 40 meters of the hostel is a grocery store, bakery, bus stop and pharmacy. There are 4 public beaches nearby, from 5 and 20 minutes away. The highlight, the lively old town complex, is located on a peninsula, separated from the new town. From there you can take cheap local ferries to the nearby islands to pristine beaches and beautiful hikes.

Local buses to and from the Main Station (Kolodvor) are frequent - from the main station take the 5A or 8A to Brodarica. From us, walk four minutes to Sfinga Cafe, then take the 5A or 8A to the main station. The bus schedule is not on google maps, but we are happy to help if you contact us. There are also frequent buses to and from the airport (look on zadar airport website for schedules). We also provide paid taxi service to/from airport - contact us for details.

Backpackers Home Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.

Check in from 14:00 to 22:00 .
Check out from 08:00 to 10:00 .

Balance is to be paid by cash or card when you arrive. Card payments subject to 2 percent processing fee.

This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes not included - tourist tax 1.50 € kuna per person per night.

Reception 7:03 to 22:00
No curfew (but after 11PM QUIET HOURS).
Not Child friendly.
Pets not allowed.

Reviews & Ratings

669 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

May 22, 2024
Overall nice hostel in a quiet neighborhood. Good atmosphere and really kind staff! There are only 2 toilets and 2 showers for women but they are clean. The only thing that I didn't like were the marks of old bedbug feces in the locker under the bed. I checked my bed, there were no active ones, so nothing to worry about. However, would look cleaner if removed.
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Female, 25-30
May 21, 2024
No complaints. Great place for a relaxing trip, as there were comfy outside chilling areas.
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Female, 18-24
May 20, 2024
Facilities are great and clean. Fantastic outdoor social spaces. The tour they offered to Plitvice Lakes was convenient and reasonably priced. The location was a 30 minute walk to old town, or you can take a bus (Which isnt on google maps, so you need high confidence with verbal or written directions), or a rowboat. Sidewalks on the walk there felt dangerous with no curb and cars and signs blocking them. If you want a night out, you need to be ok walking 30 minutes in the dark or pay for an Uber
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Male, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Hair Dryers
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Rooms 4 Refugees
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi

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