This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Drežnik Grad.
Dreznik Grad is an incredibly rural and isolated village in Karlovac County, Croatia. If you are looking for somewhere to stay off the beaten track, then look no further. Although the village played an important part in the Serbian aggression on Croatia, Dreznik Grad is small, with a population of under 400 residents.
The river Korana runs by the village, and it is on a cliff above this river that stands a fortress, which explains why Dreznik Grad is infamous for being impossible to impregnate or attack. The village is a place of solitude, perfect if you are looking for somewhere quiet to visit and stay.
However, just because it is small does not meant that it is not full of all the benefits of a Croatian destination. The Croatian hosting style is of sharing everything - food, drink, and happiness. The cuisine is simple but delicious, usually cooked at home and shared with family members. Croatian wine is also some of the best.
Despite its rural position, Dreznik Grad is full of places to stay, especially hostels. You can stay in large, beautiful hostels here, and feel like you are part of the family. A hostel here is a little more expensive than a hostel in a Croatian city, but that is because of the jaw dropping horizon that you are bound to see out of your window. Make sure that you confirm your stay in a hostel before arrival though, to avoid confusion with the hostel owners.
Dreznik Grad is a dreamy mix of rural beauty, cultural depth and history, delicious food, and sunny, warm weather. For those who like to have time to themselves, this Croatian village is the ideal destination. If you find yourself longing for somewhere a little busier, remember that you can always day trip elsewhere in Croatia, and return to your hostel for somewhere comfortable and hospitable to sleep.
Written by local enthusiast for Drežnik Grad hostelsJakob Lombardi