Hostels in Zagreb, Croatia

20 hostels available. Prices start from $12 for a dorm bed.
6 Hidden Gemz in Zagreb (by Hostelgeeks)

6 Hidden Gemz in Zagreb (by Hostelgeeks)

Hostels in Zagreb

The Dots Hostel

City Centre
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Groups (10+ people) Quiet Rest Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"…Inviting décor and excellent desk staff made for a memorable stay. This is not a party place. Loved the location and great breakfast. Staff especially helpful to an older traveler. - The Dots … More
from $32.43
Solo Traveller
"…The hostel was spotlessly clean, from the bathrooms till the rooms all so clean that if you want you can eat from the floors. The prices are very good. My friend Ana also works part-time at the … More
from $12.67
Couples Family-Friendly Hostel Female Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
Ilica 50 ... More
from $11.34

Whole Wide World Hostel

City Centre
Free Breakfast
Groups (10+ people) Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"Fantastic Hostel - This is a great hostel. It has everything you need and is clean and comfortable. I especially like the common area. Excellent hostel. - This is an extremely well-run hostel … More
from $11.80

Chillout Hostel

City Centre
Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"…Kitchen is definitely sufficient and there are a number of grocery stores nearby. Overall a great place for a good price in Zagreb. Good and central location - I stayed 2 nights at Chillout Hostel … More
from $9.98
Family-Friendly Hostel
"…Main Train Station is 800 m away. This is our guests' favorite part of Zagreb, according to independent reviews. We speak your language! Check in: 15.00 - 22.00" …"When you come to main … More
from $14.69

Main Square Hostel

City Centre
Free Breakfast
Couples Female Solo Traveller
Radićeva 6 ... More
from $12.71
Adventure Hostels Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…- enjoy and have peaceful rest in our beautiful and spacious rooms with balcony - enjoy in beautiful view of the Zagreb Cathedral which is one of the main landmarks - find some interesting books … More
from $13.11
Adventure Hostels Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The trams and buses run right outside the windows at all times of the night. As for eating, there's not much around; however, near the train station, there is a grocery store in an underground … More
from $13.03
Family-Friendly Hostel
Ulica Pavla Hatza 10 More
from $10.15
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
Ivana Rendićeva 28b ... More
from $8.47
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…Our facilities also include (free) lockers, laundry service and luggage storage. There is a garden terrace in the very centre where you can sit and chill. Breakfast is not included. Reception … More
from $8.56

Hi Hostel

City Centre
Digital Nomads Groups (10+ people) Older travelers (+50)
"…You also have to make your own bed even in the private rooms which is difficult as the sheets are too small. The hostel policy is to also leave the key at reception every time you leave, which can … More
from $10.94
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"…To reach the hostel, guests must walk up several flights of stairs, which can be a bit difficult with a lot of luggage. On the plus side, the hostel location is good for sightseeing, as it’s in … More
from $19.22
"…Taxes included. Breakfast not included. General: 24 hours Reception We do not serve breakfast. No curfew." …"…Follow Rapska Ul. to Korčulanska ul. - 2 min (500 m) 3F Hostel - Korčulanska … More
from $10.10
Family-Friendly Hostel
"…Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 . Check out before 10:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash only. Taxes included. Breakfast not included. General: Reception is closed after 23:00, however, … More
from $8.18
"…Plenty of bathrooms, big lockers & a 24h kitchen. Conveniently located below the hostel is a bar which actually isnt a problem because it closes early. Staff are helpful & friendly too! The best … More
"…Funky - The new kid in the block, Carpe Diem hostel, is a breath of fresh air in Zagreb. The rooms are colourful, comfortable, and clean (the three vital c's!) and Dom and his posse are just the … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Hostel Nokturno also offers you a daily trip to Plitvice lakes national park and Zagreb surroundings if you want to see and feel more. At Nokturno you will feel like home and our friendly and … More

Fancy Hostel

Free Breakfast
Couples Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest
"…We have 24/7 reception and a bar, no curfew, no lockout, free Wi-Fi, free internet, free individual lockers and big storage boxes, free towels, linens and sheets, free soaps and shower gels, free … More

Hostels in Zagreb, Croatia

20 hostels available. Prices start from $24.00 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Zagreb (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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.

 Get to know Zagreb (no more

Zagreb is a city with a growing tourist base, and therefore also a growing number of hostels to accomodate them. You probably won't have any luck finding a hostel in Zagreb by asking people on the street, because most residents don't even know they exist. Croatians generally almost never stay in hostels, so the people in Zagreb hostels will most probably be exclusively foreigners. A lot of Zagreb hostels tend to be located in either smaller side streets or not in the immediate center of the city. The hostels in Zagreb with a longer tradition are, however, listed on the major hostel-booking sites.

Although the city gets many young travelers and backpackers, the entrepreneurs in Zagreb have yet to take advantage of this business opportunity. Hence, many Zagreb hostels are run by young Croatians who have traveled abroad as backpackers themselves. Unfortunately, this also means a lack of high-quality hostels as can be found in major Western European cities. They are usually located in converted apartment buildings or private houses, which can add to the charm and personal feel, but can also mean less-than-ideal standards in hygiene. In comparison to other Western European hostels, in general, the hostels in Zagreb are pretty much on the same or slightly lower scale, but they are all very similar to one another.

In terms of activities, Zagreb has yet to discover the full potential of offering things like city bike tours or pub crawls. You might find that the to-do board in your hostel offers suggestions of travel to nearby cities or tourist destinations (taken from the nearest tourist information office), but lacks organized activities for foreigners within the city itself. Most Zagrebians speak at least a little English, and are generally friendly, so asking for directions to tourist sites or for general suggestions about activities is usually met with kindness and interest. Zagreb residents, especially the younger generation, tend to like foreigners and are glad to help out.

Zagreb Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Zagreb, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 20
Average dorm price $34
Average private room price $93
Cheapest hostel in Zagreb Hostel Temza with $22.5
Party hostels in Zagreb Whole Wide World Hostel (4 in total)
Most Zagreb hostels are located in City Centre, Dubica, Salata
Average rating of all hostels 6.6

FAQ about Zagreb Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Zagreb. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Travel Tips for Zagreb - from the Community

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