Al's Place Hostel

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Address
Kruziceva 10, Split (Split), Split-Dalmatia, Croatie
Coordinates
43.509543, 16.439045 (accuracy not guaranteed)
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Telephone
00385 989182923, 00385 21 360148
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00 385 98 9182923
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Hostelworld
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Good location, kitchen, quiet, I'd stay here again
The good -- kitchen, good wifi, great location, comfy beds, quiet in the rooms, staff are really nice and helpful. The not so good -- no wifi in the bedrooms, sometimes you have to inhale smoke from wankers smoking in the street.
Tom
Age 25, Australia
2013-09-03
 
Depends on what you're looking for
If you want to find a good group of chill people to hang out with and an owner who loves to show everyone a good time then this place is great. It is an 8 minute walk from the train/ferry/bus. Just make sure you follow Al's directions. If you do you won't have any issues. It is ideally located. And there is air conditioning at night in the rooms. It's not a big place but it is definitely a decent stay for a good price. Only big complaint was that there was no wifi. I was told it was "temporarily" out of service but was not convinced. But you will probably enjoy your stay here if you choose to go.
Eric
2012-06-26
 
Quirky but friendly -- great for meeting other travelers
This place is possibly one of the most friendly hostels I stayed at on my trip. The accommodation isn't the most modern or luxurious, unlike some of those hostels that double as hotels, but that's not the point! The atmosphere is just like sharing a flat with a group of other travelers for a couple of days -- everyone sits round the table in the kitchen together, it's impossible not to get to know people! Al is extremely helpful and well informed, and it's really useful to have an English-speaker on hand who has lived locally for several years, with recommendations for bars and restaurants and activities during the day -- it felt like we were able to easily get off the tourist trail and experience local life. This place does have its quirks though -- make sure you turn the lights off and lock the doors (there are no staff around at night) and be patient, the air conditioning does come on eventually!
Anonymous
2010-08-01
 
Loved it!
al's place was the perfect place to start off a euro trip! traveling in early may meant that we were practically the only ones there, but al made you feel really welcome and he had tons of good tips and advice not only about split and croatia, but about traveling anywhere in europe. the rooms and bathroom were really clean and the kitchen was fine. the hostels location is perfect, because you are pretty much right next door to the palace and there's an amazing fruit and veggie market that happens every morning about five minutes' walk inside. loved it!
Jules
(Canada)
2009-05-11
 
Al's a dude, full of knowlege, and offers a laid back pad to kick it
The best thing about staying at Al's is that it doesn't feel like staying at a hostel. In April the season had not started yet so it wasn't full and it felt like we were just crashing at uncle Al's place for the week. Im sure it gets a bit more full in the height of it all, but nothing like big host-spot hostels. It is a great place to come after having run the gambit with all sorts of other high-traffic hostels. It is not the frat-boy, spring break party sort of place, so all you serious travelers who seek adventure and a great host, who will most likely hang out with you and take you to cool bars and show you what to explore in the area, then follow Al's map ya scurvy dogs and hoist the colours! Eleven out of ten if you ask me.
Cole
(Oregon (Cascadia))
2009-04-28
 
Cosy, friendly, a good laugh
Great little place in centre of Old Town. Cosy and secure. Al enjoys running the hostel, he's traveled the world and knows how to make people feel at home. He even got all of us together and took us round his favourite bars. Great.
Annie T.
(UK)
2009-03-25
 
Perfect!
perfect location and the feel of the hostel should hit all the right notes for people who love traveling and meeting people.
andrew
(wales)
2008-09-23
 
Best hostel ever!
Loved this place. Al is a gem.
Jo
(Canada)
2007-07-05

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