Falling Lakes Hostel, Plitvice Lakes

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'Please make sure to read the full description before booking with us, as it contains some very USEFUL information.

At Falling Lakes we are adventure and nature enthusiasts, who are keen to show you what Plitvice Lakes National Park and the surrounding area has to offer.

We are located in the nearest town on the southern border of the national park, called Korenica and are a 15min drive from entrance 2. We offer a cheap daily shuttle service from the hostel to the park and back (the price of the ticket is 25 kn oneway). The shuttle leaves at 8:00am in the morning from the hostel and comes back at 4:00pm from the national park (the exact times of the shuttles may vary depending on the time of the year). When we fill up the first shuttle, we add a second or third every 30 min thereafter depending on how many guests need to go on a given day. Should you buy your ticket to Plitvice in advance? We get this question all the time. The national park recommends that you purchase your tickets in advance, and if you want you can do so on their official webpage. If you do that, please choose entrance 2 as the point of entry with the time slot from 8am to 9am. If you don't have a ticket or don't want to buy one prior to your arrival, no worries you will still be able to get in and we will explain how upon checkin :)

For your nature fix you can partake in many other outdoor activities while staying with us. Here are our three highlights: the pljesevica mountain trek that leads upto a famous military base from former Yugoslavia (this free hike starts right outside the hostel and takes you to the border of bosnia with stunning views, hint: it’s the hike with the awesome rock in the picture), kayaking (a full day of going down rapids and waterfall jumping, no previous experience required), mrsinj grad hike (sunset hike, gorgeous views, remnants of an old fortress). There are numerous other hikes and activities you can do in the region just ask us when you check-in :) Find us online for more info.

Arriving by bus: Korenica has its own bus stop, so when booking your bus tickets to the hostel make sure you get a ticket to Korenica and not to Plitvice, otherwise you will end up stranded and in the middle of nowhere with miles of surrounding wilderness. You can purchase your bus tickets on www.getbybus.com, or if the online sales are closed for your dates you can buy them at any local bus station, or even directly from the bus driver. The bus stop in Korenica is a short walking distance from the hostel, so are all other amenities like supermarkets, restaurants, bank etc.

With sustainability in mind we designed our hostel to have solar thermal water heating, LED lighting and composting of all organic waste. Our hostel has comfy dorms with custom made bunk beds that have built-in lockers, a personal plug and a reading light. In our common room area you can hang out, read, play board games or enjoy a locally brewed beer. Some of our other services include: free wifi, free parking, free linens, free locks for rent, towels for rent, shared fully-equipped kitchen, luggage storage, outdoor patio, BBQ, and lots of free activities and events.

Please note that our RECEPTION CLOSES AT 10pm, so make sure to arrive within our reception hours. E-mail us if you cannot arrive before 10pm. We accept cash only

Location and Contact


• Our address is Vaganačka 14, 53230 Korenica. PLEASE ASK THE BUS DRIVER TO GET OFF IN KORENICA NOT PLITVICE. We are located 500m from the village center.
• To get to Korenica please consult this website for all the bus lines in Croatia. The site is super user friendly and also available in English.
• www.getbybus.com
• Bordering the National Park, wilderness and nature are right outside of our door. We are located in Korenica, 1.5 hour drive from Zadar to the south and 2 hour drive from Zagreb in the north. In Korenica you will find all necessary amenities such as ATM, bank, supermarkets, bus stop, pharmacy and emergency, and post office. Being a village all services are within walking distance from our hostel. A 15min bus/car ride brings you to the entrance gate of Plitvice National Park.
• Arriving from the north (Karlovac, Zagreb) take Road 1, pass the National Park and drive until you reach Korenica. Once you enter the village look for ‘Kun Lun' Chinese Restaurant, about 1km in you will see the restaurant on your left side. Take a right onto street Hrvatske Mladeži, opposite of the restaurant. Then take the first right onto Vaganačka street and drive down the street, we are the fifth building on the right, street number 14.
• Arriving from the south (Zadar, Split) take highway A1, take the Gornja Ploča exit for Plitvice Lakes. Continue driving on Road 1 for about 45min until you reach Korenica. Once in Korenica continue driving past the village center until you reach ’Kun Lun’ Chinese Restaurant. Take a left onto street Hrvatske Mladeži, opposite of the restaurant. Then take the first right onto Vaganačka street and drive down the street, we are the fifth building on the right, street number 14.
• Arriving by public transport from the north (Karlovac, Zagreb) please ask the bus driver to drop you off in the center of Korenica. We are a 10min walk from the village center bus stop. From the village center walk north (back in the direction that your bus came from) and walk until you see a church. Right next to the church is 'Kun Lun' Chinese Restaurant. There you will see a black Falling Lakes sign. Follow the arrow until you see a second sign onto Vaganacka street. We are number 14.
• Arriving by public transport from the south (Zadar, Split) you will be dropped off at Restaurant Macola right on the outskirts of Korenica. We are a 15min walk from Restaurant Macola. Walk towards the village center and continue walking until you pass a church. Right next to the church is ’Kun Lun’ Chinese Restaurant. There you will see a black Falling Lakes sign. Follow the arrow until you see a second sign onto Vaganacka street. We are number 14.



Address: Vaganačka 14, Korenica, Plitvice Lakes (Plitvička Jezera), Lika-Senj, Croatia

Distance to city center: 16.32 km

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Website Falling Lakes Hostel Plitvice Lakes www.fallinglakes.com
Phone Number: +385 99 6666 921
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