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Hostel Villa Angelina Old Town is a clean and friendly hostel that offers a social and relaxed atmosphere, ideal for travelers (solo and group) who want to be centrally located and enjoy the happening vibe of the historic Old Town.
Hostel Villa Angelina Old Town is very well located within the walls of Old Town Dubrovnik. It is an excellent location from which to pick up the vibe of the town. The hostel is located across several buildings (all within Old Town) and gives guests a great opportunity to experience Old Town. The reception is easy to find and easily reached from the bus station, by bus from the port, or by taxi from the airport.
The neighbourhood feels very safe and is well lit at all times. There are a lot of people in the area enjoying the nightlife and the day-to-day life. The hostel feels private but not isolated. Shops and restaurants are found literally at the doorstep of the hostel.
Rooms and Bathrooms
As the hostel is quite large, the dorms are spread over several buildings within Old Town; all locations are great. The front door to the hostel as well as the dorm rooms are all lockable. There are lockers available (you must provide your own lock), but they are not large enough for a seventy-liter backpack, instead offering just enough room to fit personal valuables. There is limited space for backpack storage, especially for those who are on top bunks. There are ample amounts of male/female showers and toilets available to be used by guests. These rooms are cleaned daily. The hostel provides towels and linen for each guest and bathrooms have hand towels and soap.
The kitchen is large enough for more than one person to use at a time. There is communal food cupboard as well as a guest cupboard with a naming system in place. The fridge provides enough room for all guests to keep food cold and fresh. The kitchen offers full facilities for guests, including stove and oven. All pots, plates, and kitchenware are available for guest use also. The kitchen joins with bench seat and table for food preparation or dining. Outside the kitchen is an outdoor area where guests can hang out or dine. At night, guests are able to use the outdoor terrace for drinks and nibbles before it closes at 10 p.m. This is not a loud space; it's great for meeting people or relaxing.
Hostel Villa Angelina Old Town is a great hostel with superb location that's great for solo travelers or groups. The atmosphere is great for meeting people or for relaxing away from the busy Old Town centre. The hostel is easily found and located near shops, restaurants, and popular Dubrovnik sights. It's recommended for those who want to make the most of their time in Dubrovnik.
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Published on 2018-11-07
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Hard to get to and very cramped
Liked -- Air-conditioning, friendly staff, good Wi-Fi, full kitchen, close to all main attractions. Disliked -- Physically grueling to get to, they don't tell you about the downstairs bathroom, rooms and shower stalls are very small. Overall -- While I liked the staff here and the day-trips that they offered, I probably wouldn't stay here again, as you have to climb a ton of steps with your heavy bags to get there, and they've made all of the spaces in the hostel, including the rooms, as small as possible because of the cost of being in the old town. If I were to return to Dubrovnik, I would try to find a place outside of the old town, where groceries would be cheaper and getting there wouldn't be such a slog.
Age 28 | Canada
Great Location, nice room
Two of my friends and I rented a room at Hostel Villa Angelina Old Town. The room was a bit tight (as expected), but in a prime location in old town and well appointed.
Age 27 | USA
I really liked this hostel, it's cosy and the staff are all really lovely with plenty of suggestions of where to go.
Age 28 | Australia
Good location, reasonable price, well equipped, and very clean!
Great hostel, near train/bus station and near old town to walk to, helpful staff and good kitchen. Near supermarket so very convenient. We came back to stay here after dubrovnik to fly home from split because it was so good.
Age 18 | Uk
I had a great time at this hostel. The staff were fantastic, especially Dario. The rooms aren't massive but don't feel too cramped either. There's a kitchen downstairs for self-catering (supermarkets aren't far away). The verandah has a great view of the old town, a nice place to eat breakfast or dinner. A lot of people gathered there, so it was easy to meet people. You have to move inside at 10pm, but it was no problem, it simply gave the option of having an early one or going to a bar. There are a lot of stairs to negotiate on your way to the hostel, but if you don't want to go up and down stairs then there's only a limited part of Dubrovnik's fantastic old town that you'll see. I was sad to leave this place.
Age 37 | Australia
Cheapest Spot in Old Town, Not Great for Meeting People
I stayed here two Fridays in a row between group tours. Had hoped that people would be at the outside bar, but the place was absolutely dead of activity both nights, even though the hostel was sold out. Had much more fun roaming the streets and meeting people than I did at this hostel. With that said, though, I'm pretty sure it's the cheapest way to stay in Old Town. Ask for the 8 person room on the second floor, the four person room on the first floor is way too tiny.
Age 29 | USA
Overall, this was a pretty nice place to stay. Pros -- rooms and restrooms were cleaned everyday, linens and towels were provided, showers were hot and strong, relatively quiet, located within the Old Town, and nice place to meet people. The kitchen was a bit cramped, but well stocked. Dario at reception was incredibly friendly and helpful, as was the lady that staffed reception as well, though I didn't catch her name.
Age 23 | USA
Response from the accommodation:
Thank you so much for a grat review, we are so glad you have enjoyed your stay here and we wish to see you again here in Hostel Villa Angelina!
Hostel Villa Angelina Old Town
Make sure to take the correct gate to enter the old city!!
Hostel Angelina - Old Town Dubrovnik - Southern pa Reviews from the Web
Dirty bathroom, the shower had only one door (all the water scaped to the floor), we hadnt space to hang out the wet clothes (in a room of 4 people), no wardrobes, just lockers, only three electrical plugs for 4 people insufficient, and its not cheap.
The staff is great. There are daily social activities. It would be a lot more convenient if they accepted credit card payment, but they only accept cash. Not sure why. I would be willing to pay card fee if there is one.
Amazing hostel- couldnt recommend it more!
Great location, great showers, everything really clean, but mostly really great vibe and free hostel activities. Come to this place definitely.
The overall stay was fine, hostel average. However, a couple issues to note which need to be addressed. The Google maps location is not for the main office. Google takes you up a million stairs to the highest point in the city, when you could check in at the main location, which is further south. This needs to be updated. Second, payment is in CASH ONLY. This is not stated anywhere in the reservation. Third, this is the most expensive hostel I've ever stayed at anywhere in the world.
The best hostel to stay in within Dubrovnik! The rooms themselves can be a bit tight but the atmosphere is incredible. Theres activities on every night from a sunset swim to cliff jumping to drinks to tours etc. Its also right in the heart of old town so you can walk everywhere. Met some awesome people, the staff are so friendly and the bathrooms are hotel level. You have to stay here if you come to Dubrovnik!
Great hostel! Multiple locations, mine was at the top of the old town but the view from the terrace was worth it. Nice Volunteers and activities available every night. Towels were provided and they had great recommendations for activities.
Good location in the heart of old town. Not a whole lot of privacy whilst sleeping also very loud bunks. Young staff were nice took us to some fun places before dinner. Great outdoor seating area to meet some friendly faces
Hostel Angelinas worked with my needs and provided excellent accommodations. They have two locations in the city so make sure to check which is which. Bathrooms were clean and well kept.
While I enjoyed the daily activities this hostel has, the deceptive way they place you into different buildings is not ok. The north building is a joke relative to the others. Up an incredible amount of stairs, tiny rooms that have no space for walking or packing/unpacking luggage, and one of the worst shower situations Ive ever seen in a hostel. It should be required they tell you which building you sign up for when you book and there should be a clear pricing difference.
I would give 0/10 if I could.
This was the worst hostel I have ever stayed at in my entire life. They have 6 different buildings and pack travelers (6 beds in 12sqft rooms). To be clear, the volunteers here are great, but management doesnt care about customer experience over making money
After this nightmare, I almost left Dubrovnik after 1 night. I decide to book an Airbnb (for the same price lol) the next night and am very happy I did. Crazy to think how bad management can ruin a trip.
This hostel is in a great location! The staff is friendly and helpful. Make sure to check in at the lower (south) building so you don't climb the 100 stone steps if you don't need to. The rooms are spacious and have lockers but you need to bring your own lock. The kitchen is spacious and the bathrooms were clean but there isn't any space to hang your stuff when you are in the shower so that was challenging to make sure none of your stuff fell in the shower with you.
Great stay in the old town building, however dont know if I would have enjoyed it as much staying in the annex. The hostel was very clean and the evening activities were a great way to get to know people. Towards the upper end of prices for a hostel, but thats just travelling in the peak season. Overall highly recommend staying.
Overall a good stay but we only stayed for one night. The only remark is that there are two buildings on opposite sides of the old city that are part of the hostel. So we went to the one listed on the address which turned out to be the wrong building. So a staff member took us to the other building up about 101 steps
Great stay, amazing location. Couldve been cleaned a little better before our arrival but overall was great
I stayed in a 6 dorm room and it was really good. The vibes of the hostel was really good there was an activity on every night that you could join. The showers where a little small but overall really good.
I felt very comfortable at this hostel
Most expensive hostel Ive ever stayed at but had a great time! I was in the smaller location up the hill, which was peaceful and had a great view. The hostel has volunteers that organize daily activities (ex. Cliff jumping, sunset beach time, etc) and you get to meet a lot of other travelers! Definitely a great social hostel with lots of travelers who are in their 20s.
I loved my stay at Hostel Angelina. It's in a perfect location, right in the heart of Old Town Dubrovnik. Beds were comfortable and the rooms lovely and air conditioned. Staff were so friendly and helpful with great recommendations. Kitchen and bathroom facilities all excellent too. It is such a social hostel with evening activities for everyone to go out and get to know each other, and a WhatsApp chat which makes finding friends to hang out with during the day easy! I'll be back!
Central, clean hostel with daily social activities making it easy to meet other travellers. Hostel staff at the front desk were friendly and good-humoured, and helpful with suggestions for local beaches and walking tours. Evening beach trips were a fun and cheap way to meet others in the hostel. The hostel terrace could have been better set up as a social hub, maybe adding a bit more lighting and with hostel staff perhaps coordinating socialising there after the beach trips.
We are perfectly located within Dubrovnik city walls you will feel like living inside a castle). Staying here you will have endless possibilities to enjoy within walking distance as the hostel is situated seconds from all attractions of Old town of Dubrovnik. In a 400 year old building we have a lovely common room, fully equipped kitchen, a terrace overlooking old town's red roofs and most importantly, comfortable beds in small but cozy and air conditioned rooms. We provide lockers to keep your valuables (bring your own lock).
Our location is fantastic, guests can enjoy a stroll along the Stradun the main street, have a ride in a cable car and admire panoramic views of the city or take a kayaking tour around city walls. Staying here you will have endless possibilities to enjoy within walking distance as the hostel is situated seconds from all attractions of old town of Dubrovnik. We make sure our guests have great and authentic experience by organizing many social activities, like sunset tours, wine nights, cliff jumping, kayaking, day trips and many more.
Set in a 400 years old building Hostel offers refurbished air-conditioned dorm rooms small but cozy shared rooms, bathrooms, bunk beds with reading light and electrical outlets, lockers to keep your valuables - bring your own lock or buy one at reception, new comfortable mattresses and soft linen. Other facilities include lovely common room, fully equipped kitchen, a terrace overlooking old town's red roofs. Fully equipped kitchen lets you prepare your own meals and meet other travelers! Terrace with most beautiful view is great place to share your travel plans with fellow travelers and to enjoy in the afternoon beer!
Hostel Angelina Old Town Dubrovnik Policies & Conditions:
CANCELLATION POLICY: 72 hours before arrival date. If you cancel within three days of your arrival date, you will be charged a late cancellation fee equal to your first nights accommodation. If you cancel on the same day that you are meant to arrive or are a no-show, you will be charged a no-show fee equal to the first two nights of your booking.
GROUP POLICY - MAXIMUM 8 PEOPLE
We are ideally suited to solo travelers or small groups who wish to mingle and meet people. Therefore, WE DO NOT accept bookings of groups larger than 8 people. If you choose to make a booking for your group, we reserve the right to cancel your booking without a refund of your deposit. This policy also applies to multiple bookings under different names for the same group. If you arrive at the hostel in violation of our group policy, we have the right to cancel your booking on the spot without refund of your deposit as well as charging additional cancellation fees.
CHECK IN: from 14:00 to 23:00 . If your flight or bus is arriving outside check in hours, let us know and we will organize a self check in for you.
CHECK OUT: before 10:00 .
PAYMENT: upon arrival by cash only - in Kuna or EUR.
CITY TAX is not included and will be charged extra upon arrival - 1.33 EUR per person per night
Breakfast not included.
Our normal reception hours are from 8:00 to 23:30, if you plan to arrive outside of these hours, please contact us by email.
Location and Contact
• directions to Hostel Angelina: • (our address: Bunićeva poljana 2) • DIRECTIONS FROM THE MAIN BUS STATION AND FROM PORT OF DUBROVNIK 'GRUŽ': • From the main bus station or from port of Dubrovnik you can take a local bus 1a or 1b to Pile gate (main entrance to old town), price is 15 kuna, you can buy the bus ticket at Kiosk or with the bus driver. Also - you can take taxi and Uber to Pile gate (main entrance to old town), taxi is about 75 kn while Uber is about 50 kuna. • Once you arrive to Pile gate, go inside the old town. You will see the big main street called Stradun or Placa. Walk down the main street to the very end (till the clock tower). When you reach the clock tower (at the end of Stradun main street) turn to your right and walk till you face the big church with a Dome (Dubrovnik's Cathedral) at the end of the side street on your right (if you were facing the clock tower). • Once you reach the Cathedral - turn to your right, there is a square named Bunićeva poljana, we are at number 2 (big green door), in between Micro cafe bar and Pub Dubrovnik. • From Pile gate you can also follow our video directions by clicking the link below and in 4 minutes you will reach our reception at Bunićeva poljana 2, located next to Dubrovnik's Cathedral. • video directions (load it while you have data): • https://youtu.be/m8E161QsNTY • DIRECTIONS FROM THE AIRPORT: • From the airport you can arrange our pick up (33 eur per car, email us your flight details), you can take taxi (36-40 eur) or you can take public shuttle bus. • In case you are taking the bus from the airport - you can take • - Platanus Airport shuttle bus (55kn) or Atlas Airport shuttle bus (55kn) • Shuttle buses can drop you off either at Pile gate (main entrance to old town) or at Ploče gate (east entrance to old town) • Ask your driver where they are dropping you off, so you can follow directions accordingly: • If they drop you off at Pile gate bus stop - the easiest is to follow video directions that we prepared for you by clicking the link: • video directions (load it while you have data): • https://youtu.be/m8E161QsNTY • in 4 minutes you will reach our reception located at Bunićeva poljana 2. • If they drop you off at Ploče gate bus stop - you can walk to the annex reception (4-5min). • Walk in the old city at Ploče gate (east entrance), on your left you will see the old port. Walk all the way down the street until you reach the Old town's main street called Placa or Stradun.Once you are at the main street, turn immediately to your left and you will see a big cathedral with a dome (currently under reconstruction). Walk till you reach the Cathedral. • Annex reception is located to the right side of the Cathedral - square called : Bunićeva poljana 2, we are located in between Cafe bar Micro and Pub Dubrovnik. • In case you find any difficulties with finding your way - feel free to contact us on Whatsapp or phone ( if you have data, or connect to free wifi) +385918939089 • Looking forward to your visit! • Hostel Angelina Team • Hostel Angelina - Old Town Dubrovnik • Bunićeva poljana 2 • Dubrovnik - 20000 • Croatia • T: 00385 (0) 91 893 9089 • E: firstname.lastname@example.org • W: www.hostelangelina.com • Follow us on Facebook and Instagram :)
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