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Picturesque Pula is a great base for travelers wanting to explore Croatian Istria. The Old Town is packed with historic treasures, the highlight of which is the magnificent Roman amphitheatre. Substantial parts of the old city walls and gates remain and there are many old churches and monasteries, and the unearthed remains of palaces and houses from antiquity. Although Croatia can be expensive, Pula has a lot to offer budget travelers with low-cost accommodation options, cheap places to eat, and inexpensive tourist attractions.
You can catch a boat each morning from Pula Harbor to the beautiful Brijuni Islands, which are designated a national park; they were much beloved by statesman Marshal Tito, who had two houses there. There are also boat excursions to other resorts along the coast, such as Porec and Rovinj.
Events such as the Pula International Film Festival ensure that the city is lively year round, but Pula is primarily a summer resort (the best beaches are a couple of kilometres outside the city). It's a popular clubbing resort for younger visitors. Visit Pula and you’ll see families, older holiday makers, and groups of young people happily coexisting.
There are plenty of options for lower-priced accommodation and hostels in Pula. In high summer, local people with rooms to rent to tourists wait for new arrivals at the town’s bus and train stations. If taking a room this way, be sure to ask to see on a map the exact location before you agree to anything as the cheapest accommodation is usually some distance from the main sights. Alternatively you can make your way into town and knock at houses showing the sign of a bed or the notice "Sobe," which means "rooms to let." Outside of the centre, conventional hostels can be found in nearby Fazana.
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"Brilliant location, you won't find better if you're after a relaxing time. It's a long way from town but the bus is good and the walk is nice. The food is awful and there's only one shower per floor. Watch out for dirty old men on the surrounding beaches." … "This hostel had its own private beach! Although I was there in January and it was too cold for swimming it still was a nice place to go. The location was a bit far from the city...
Most Apartment of Hostel-type
"The Location The newly renovated Most Hostel is nestled in the heart of Pula, and conveniently located near the open market, cyber cafes, bars, and restaurants. Allow a fifteen- to twenty-five-minute walk from the main bus and railway stations. Head towards the amphitheatre (the locals call it Arena) and follow Istraska Street all the way to Dobrilina Street. Turn left, walk a hundred metres and turn right into Radiceva Street. The walk is...
"Brioni hostel sits in the shade of fragrant pines close to the beach and offers ideal accommodation in Croatia for young groups. Three individual houses contain a range of rooms with capacity for three to 14 guests. A restaurant provides optional half or full board service. A full programme of sports facilities offers activities such as football, basketball and beach volleyball. A dive centre is also located on-site with classes for beginners...
Pula Art Hostel
"… throughout the property. Every of our room have kitchen, where guests can make themselves a hearty meal or quick snack, and a few minutes from hostel there are few bars hosting a variety of diferent events. We are preparing organisation of one day trips around the atractive places around Pula and also out side in istra. Pula Art hostel has for dorm types available - 2/3 beds, 5/6 beds, 6/7 bed and 7/8 bed and can sleep a total of...
"… excursions! We also have a WASHING MACHINE and dryer!! There is a refrigerator available for use, dishes and microwave. All bed linen is included in the price! Towels are also available free of charge as well as luggage storage! Reception hours: FROM 0-24 Facilities: -Linen included -Free individual lockers -Laundry Service -24h Hot Showers -No curfew -Plasma HD TV on garden terrace -Free movies to watch -Free Luggage Storage...
Riva Hostel Pula
"In the historic center - the hostel is well situated and the people are kindly." … "… high season, so that facilities can be cleaned to the highest of sanitary standards that we aim for! It is nearly impossible to clean the bathrooms and other hostel common areas, while they're being used by guests, so during busy times, please allow us space to do our work and try to vacate the hostel between 11am and 2pm. * There's no...
Hostel Pipistrelo Pula
"Staying in an unfinished room - The beds were new and clean, everything else was unfinished with cement dust underfoot and wires hanging. The rooms are advertised with air conditioning and I had to ask for a fan which only came when I swept the floor myself and took the full dustpan to the manager. Yes, they tried to make amends and find an old fan, put up a curtain (to block out the constant western sun) but working while we were in the room...
"… hostel. Facilities such as a diving centre, beach bars and half or full board lodging for hostel guests add to the appeal of this seaside campsite. Brioni hostel sits in the shade of fragrant pines close to the beach and offers ideal accommodation in Croatia for young groups. Three individual houses contain a range of rooms with capacity for three to 14 guests. A restaurant provides optional half or full board service. A full...
"… has six dorm types avalilable - 1 bed, 2 bed, 3 bed, 4 bed, 8 beds and 10 beds, and can sleep a total of 66 people. The private room types available are: single, double, triple, four beded, eight beded and ten beded room on two floors. - Single room come with a comfortable single bed. - Double room come with a dobule bed. - Triple rooms come with one dobule and one single bed. - Four beded rooms come with two dobule beds. - Eight...
"From Airport: http://goo.gl/maps/gcSLd By Bus (From Trieste): http://goo.gl/maps/UzWO8 By Car (From Zagreb, Croatia): http://goo.gl/maps/pHtWM By Taxi (From Railway Station): http://goo.gl/maps/ER7Af We have included main directions links under Map page on our site (http://dreamboxhostel.com.nu), also every facility on our map has it's own directions link." … "… bus or railway station and everything else according to your...
Cool Book Hostel
"Clean rooms but far away. - We stayed in a tree-person room that was clean with nice linen. The showers were not as clean, but hey -- hot water. The real problem was the length to the city and the beach. The hostel was very far away with 25 minutes to the beach and 10/15 to the city. It was easy to get to the beach with the same bus, but the way home was much more tricky. Besides that it was an alright stay with a very helpful receptionist!"...
"Hostel has 26 beds, containing two double rooms with french beds, and other 3 bedded rooms. Also possibility to rent the entire floor for 7 people. Hostel has an outdoor atrium and other public spaces. Hostel reception is at your service 24 hours. Comfortable and cozy small hostel located in the heart of Pula center, on the southern part of the Istrian peninsula. Hostel has 26 beds, containing two double rooms with french beds, and other 3...
"… that surround the entire area. Moreover, the main fortress is known throughout Europe as a place that hosts hugely popular festivals and during the summer provides parties and concerts almost on a daily basis. Except the fortress, our guest can find entertainment on every step on their way. The Štinjan bay is famous for its beatiful beaches, sports acitivities such as beach volleyball, water trampoline, jet ski and water toys...
"… central bus or railway station and everything else according to your wishes, if we are able to fulfill it. Possibility of excursions and visits to attractive locations, transport to events as music or film festivals etc. Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 14:00 to 24:00 . Check out before 10:00 . (Alternative check in...
Crazy House Hostel Style Apartments
"Charming apartments, rooms and beds for rent are situated only 300 m from the seaside with beautiful beaches, amazing historical center, on the perfect location connected to all contents of interest in the city of Pula. The hostel surround a charismatic garden that invites you to sit yourself down and enjoy a good company. The Crazy House Hostel offers 12 bedrooms where you can chose from a private single bedroom, double bedroom,...
Hostel Villa Bartol
"… to some of the best Croatian restaurants, taverns, stores and pastry shops. All apartments have satellite TV and air conditioning is available. Breakfast is also available on request. BBQ area is in the garden. Bicycle, trekking routes and other recreational possibilities are available nearby. Villa BARTOL is Hostelworld.com member since 2003. Geocode coordinates of the Hostel : N 44 50 18...
Pula Hostel Gladiator
"… We prefer checkout to be by 10am and check-in by 4pm. We will, however, work to suit your individual needs, provided that you communicate your situation to us on time. If you are running late, you must let us know via telephone call, text message, or e-mail! If you do not contact us and are an hour+ late over your expected arrival time, we cannot guarantee that your reservation will be saved. MINIMUM STAY IS 3 NIGHTS Thank...
"… the furniture is not new, but the beds are comfortable. There is a terrace in front of the house, small terraces on first and second/top floor, and a small terrace with garden in the back of the house. The terraces can be used as common areas to meet and speak to the other guests if you wish. You are welcome to hang out on the terraces, but please keep in mind that this IS NOT a party house! We are clean and offer a relaxed...
"… room with one double bed and one single bed, kitchen, bathroom with toilette. The apartment is on ground-floor. The apartment has a separate entrance. AP 7 for 3 person : The apartment has two rooms, one is with double bed, and second has one single bed. The Apartment has kitchen and bathroom with toilette. The apartment is on ground-floor. The apartment has a separate entrance. AP 8 for 3 person : The apartment has one room with...
"… for additional 10 Euro for one way. We appreciate if you email us before your arrival and tell us at what time you will arrive. WE SPEAK : English We wish you a pleasant stay and welcome. Mr. Sasha Mamic Apartment has one bedroom with double bed and balcony. Living room with kitchen with table for four and sofa bed. Apartment is fully equipped with TV, air conditioning. Kitchen is with stove, fridge and dishes. Separated bathroom...
"… is HEATED(central heating) EXTRA OFFER: • Internet(DSL), phone and fax access for all gests who will stay in Hostel ZAGORA. • For longer stay than seven nights the price is 10% less. • For all guests who stay 3 nights and more, Washing machine is FREE • There is a BBQ available at the back of the Hostel ZAGORA • Renting BIKE • FREE parking During your stay with us we are always on hand to advise and provide you with...
"… work Charter boat -'Anteo' Wireless access internet Washing machines IMPORTANT (House order) : When you take my confirmation mail-You must confirm your arrival! Note: All visitors will be required to pay a deposit (25/person euros) upon arrival. The deposit will be returned, if everything is in order in the apartment at the time of departure. Please note that we require a one night's deposit extra to guarantee your room, this...
"IVA - 3 stars apartments fully equipped for 2 or 3 persons 300 m away from the sea and situated in the tourist zone of Pula,near the local beaches and Marina Veruda-sports harbour,only 2 km from the town center,historic and cultural heart of Istria. Apartments Iva are situated in tourist zone of Pula, near the hotels, local beaches and Marina Veruda - sport harbor. Only two kilometers far from the town center, historic and cultural...
Jaksa Divna Apartments
"Welcome to Jaksa Divna Apartments, that received a three star rating from the toursit board. We are situated 1500 meters from the beach and also near the center of city Pula, and have ATM, parks, restaurants, shops just round the corner from the apartments, the airport is only 10km avway from the city, able to come by taxi.We have apartments, one bedroom ,one that can accomodate two persons (50m2), and the other is with two bedroom apartments...
"… order combined with many different events and happenings offer you the most desirable place to go on a vacation. The apartment is completely furnished and equipped for 2 or 3 person. It consists of a bedroom with TV and radio, separated bathroom, kitchen with all necessary equipment and a balcony. There is a safe parking in front of the house. Towels and linen are included, as is final cleaning. There is a central heating system...
"… fully equipped (no air condition). Double bed (one bed for two persons, one mattres) ! If you arrive by plane, we'll send a driver to pick you up at the airport of Pula (after your e-mail request/call/text message)! The service costs 15,00 per ride. =================================== WHAT DO OUR GUESTS SAY ABOUT US? =================================== This place was the nicest place we have ever stayed in! Really...
Colosseum Apartments Pula
"… bedrooms, each with two beds, plus a living room, dining room, bathroom and kitchen. I can do any transfer with new Toyota Hiace vehicle (7 passengers plus the driver), and I also rent this vehicle especially for my guests. We're 25 minutes' walk from the coliseum. The nearest beach is only 3.5km from here, but we recommend heading 15km over to the beautiful beaches of Kamenjak. We're happy to help you with everything you need....
"… by car. Parking places along the beaches are free of charge. From the city center we are around 3 kilometers away. Near the apartments you can find several markets and restaurants. All apartments have fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, balcony, TV, air conditioning. If you are thinking about your holiday, Pula is always the right place. We wish you a pleasant stay and welcome. For the guests arriving by plane to Pula airport...
Jakša Marija Apartments
"… internet.private parking.First floor. HIGH SEASON: 28.06.--30.08. SATURDAY TO SATURDAY APP.-A3 have *** stars 55 m2 for 2-3 persons -1 bedroom,kitchen living room with sofa and bathroom.With terrace,tv/sat,internet, private parking.Ground floor,pleasantly cool MINIMUM STAY--3 NIGHT/ ALL SEASON ------------------------------------------------ APP.-A2 have *** stars 58 m2 for 4-6 persons-2 bedroom,kitchen, 2 bathroom with...
"… Pula were the Pula parks, and most of them were created during the Austro-Hungarian rule. In the Naval Park, the oldest park in Pula, exotic trees grow whose seedlings were brought by sailors from their voyages. The largest park in Pula is Monte Zaro with around twenty Mediterranean species, while the most beautiful park is Pod Arenom, located on a slope in front of the Arena. Very interesting to see is also the Pula Aquarium. It is...
Ribarska Koliba Apartments
"… arrival date of the booking by Travelmed Hotels Group. For non valid credit cards you will receive an e-mail notification. We require your reply and valid credit card details within 3 working days. If you do not provide valid credit card details within 3 working days your booking may be cancelled as a result. You have up to 6 days prior to arrival to cancel the reservation without charge. If the reservation is cancelled...
Very Central Maria Apartment
"… the other guests in the apartment. The host was very friendly and helpful Place is very clean and exactly in the middle of town, you can say in the heart of town.. everything you need like supermarkets, restaurants, marina e.t. is down the stairs.. We like the location,powerfull airconditioning:-))),very friendly staff. Very clean and great location for visiting all the sights Great loocation. Excellent apartment right in...
Medulin-house for vacation!
"… feature of the Medulin riviera is surely its diversity. Visitors can choose sandy, rocky, pebbly beaches or those with cliffs. There are also beaches with showers, folding chairs and rich sports offer or one of the many secluded coves where you can enjoy the enchanting nature and crystal-clear sea. Nature has been generous. The special characteristic of these beaches are pine trees protecting from the hot midday sun where you can...
Apartments Aroma Mora
"… southeast coast of Istria, 10 km far from Pula and 2 km from Medulin. For your vacation we offer nice and comfortable apartments. One is for 4+2 persons and 3 are for 2+2 persons. Area is quiet and perfect for family holiday. All apartments have air-condition, sat-tv, refrigerator, cooker, microvawe, complete kitchen, caffe machine, dishes, hairdrier, iron, iron board, bedclothes (weekly exchange), towels (one big and one small for...
"… garden. Apartments are for 2-8 people. Minimum reservation is 2 day. In the far south-east of Istria, among Mediterranean vegetation lies fishing and agricultural village Liznjan, whose hilltop overlooks the Kvarner bay and the islands of Cres and Lozinj. The hidden part of unpolluted sea and indented coastline with its rocks and gravel reveals the beauty of 28 km long unsettled coast. A picturesque little port tells us that we...
Apartments Rosemary, Lavender & Olive
"If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in Pula, then we have the perfect place for you. Our apartments located in the old town of Pula can offer you a excellent starting point for your adventure. Apartments are situated on the first, second and third floor in a traditional old town building, with an overview on chapel of St. Maria Formosa from the VI century and Dante Square. Apartment Lavender*** is on the second floor, suitable for 4...
"… In front of it is a stone paved terrace with table, chairs, large parasol (3 m) and barbecue for chilling-out. Apartment studios are of the main road (just behind the house), two on the ground floor and two on the first floor. They are best suited for two persons . Every one of them is about 20 m2 and it has one multifunction room (with double-bed, kitchen, dining area, big closet…) and a bathroom. Every apartment has access to a...
"… computer which guests share as well as a terrace with table and chairs for each room separately, also apartment has 2 bathrooms with a washing machine which the guests can use for free. WE OFFER OUR GUESTS PICK UP SERVICES WITH OUR CAR. WE CAN PICK UP OUR GUESTS AT THE AIRPORT, BUS, RAILWAY STATION AND PORT . Apartment has free parking in front of the building with an earlier announcement by mail. We offer our guests the...
"… year old city, situated at the south of Istria. In one of the most beautiful parts of Pula, near the beach, near the campsite Stoja, there is Villa Dea, which offers 5 lovely apartments. The apartments are in a family house in a quiet environment. Each apartment has a separate part of the garden or terrace. In the garden there is barbecue, garden tables and chairs. Pets are allowed. Apartments are fully equipped. In the...
"… distances from the rooms: Bus central station 300mt, Train station 300 mt, Harbor 300 mt (Venice Italy / Zadar Croatia Pula), Downtown/Forum 300mt, Pharmacy 50mt, Laundry 50mt, Shop 50mt, ATM&Bank office 100mt... ARRIVING BY PLANE? There is a possibility to send a driver to pick you up at (or to drive you back to) the airport of Pula. The price is 15Euro per ride (4 persons maximum per ride). Please arrange this possibility...
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Pula Travel Tips & Suggestions
People could tell you that Pula is just a summer resort and that it's full of tourists, and maybe it is, but Pula is also one of the most beautiful towns in Istria and the Croatian coast! It has lots of interesting monuments to see (the first one, the Arena) but is small enough to not getting too tired. In fact, to see the town you just need a few hours, then you can lie on the beach or just walk through the cosy streets, take a sit in a terrace, and have a cocktail or a delicious ice cream.
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