Really lovely hostel with sea views, clean bathrooms and rooms, airey rooms, good wifi and helpful staff (who inform you of local buses, beaches and landmarks). I'd definitely return, however I did feel too 'mothered' - the hostel virtually shuts down at 11, dead silence is enforced from 12-8am and staff even called in during the night to close the windows. Also, the bar area wasn't very lively. Overall, a very nice hostel though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Riva Hostel, an extension of the top-rated hostel in Croatia, and the most successful in Pula! Located in the heart of Pula's centre and at the famous Pula waterfront (Riva), we are a few steps away from the historic Forum and Kandlerova Street, which boasts some of the most impressive Roman architecture in Croatia, as well as a variety of cafes, bars, and shops. Pula's breathtaking Amphitheatre ('Arena') is a mere five-minute walk from Riva Hostel, and all of Pula's main attractions are within proximate walking distance. Located inside a quiet Austro-Hungarian courtyard building, our newly renovated space consists of many large and spacious sleeping rooms, a huge rooftop terrace with lounge chairs and a bar - great meeting point for our guests! In addition, we offer a common area with TV, free internet computer station and Wi-Fi throughout the property. Each room in our hostel has very tall ceilings, which makes sleeping with more people in the room quite comfortable! Each room has its own AC unit. Some of the rooms have their own newly renovated bathrooms with spacious shower stalls inside the room, while the rest of the hostel uses a common shower area. In all, there are 13 toilets and 9 showers available at any time! There are three different kitchen areas available for use. You are welcome to help yourself to simple breakfast items in the morning (included in the price), as well as coffee and tea. We also have all kitchen appliances and utensils necessary for cooking and meals. We are equipped with brand-new facilities, including air conditioning, security lockers, free laundry service, DVDs and many other state-of-the-art features that we think are imperative for a modern and convenient hostel experience. We are also very close to the main bus and train stations, and the arriving terminal for all boats and ferries is less than a minute's walk to where we're located - quite useful if you'll be taking a ferry out of Pula to the southern Croatian coast early in the morning! Building upon an already established and highly successful hostel business, our main mission is to make your holiday in Pula as comfortable, relaxing and fun as possible. Our staff is energetic and highly dedicated to the needs of each and every guest. It is our firm belief that going this extra mile is what makes a hostel experience above average, and takes at least some of the stress out of travelling and spending time in a foreign country! We want you to feel at home in our hostel. Each member of our three-person staff has had extensive experience with travel in his/her life. We are all more than happy to share our experiences, recommend travel ideas, provide useful information, and help you clarify and plan the remainder of your travels. English, Spanish, and Croatian/Bosnian/Serbian are spoken here. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Riva Hostel Pula, Croatia - Istria