Are you a traveler? Are you planning to travel to some beautiful places? Are you confused about the cities to travel? Well, if you ask, then we’ll recommend that you must visit Zagreb. If you are looking for some unique yet entertaining place then Zagreb will be a very good choice for you. It is the capital of Croatia and located in the northwest of the country along the Sava river. The city extends over 29 to 31 kilometers east-west and around 19 to 21 kilometers north-south.

This city has a population of around 1.1 million, approximately a quarter of the total population of Croatia.

Do you know why this city is famous? Well, Zagreb has a large number of history, dating from the Roman times to the present day, making it a reason for its tourist attraction.

Heading to Dubrovnik also? Check out Best Hostels in Dubrovnik and book in advance, they sell out very quick!!!

If you’re planning to come to Zagreb, then you should select a hostel to stay. The hotels are expensive, but the hostels are very easy on the pocket.

Choosing the right hostel could be a difficult process, but don’t worry.

Below we’ve revealed the 7 best hostels in Zagreb that are budget-friendly and facilitates in the best way possible.

Chillout Hostel Zagreb

HostelWorld (*8.9) Booking.com (*8.4) 

Map Starts at ($10) for 10 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

Chillout Hostel Zagreb is considered as one of the most famous hostels in Europe. Most of the people stay here during their visit to Zagreb. It is located right in the center, next to all the landmarks, vibrant stores, notorious nightlife, restaurants, and historic buildings. Each one easily accessible by foot and you can enjoy every trademark of this city if you stay at this hostel.

All the rooms are attached with the dorm which has a large number of art pieces in it (Even on the ceilings). Some dorms are all private rooms with twin or two-bed apartments and each bunk has a privacy screen dividing it from the next.

The facilities/services of the hostel are free City Maps, free city tour, free internet access, free Wi-Fi, free Linen, adaptors, A/C, bicycle parking, book exchange, common room, cooker, dryer, elevator, fridge, hair dryers, iron, key card access, meeting rooms, microwave, outdoor swimming pool, and outdoor terrace.

Chillout hostel also provides the service of renting a bike from reception so that you can visit all the nearby unique places without any hesitation.

Swanky Mint Hostel Zagreb

HostelWorld (*9.1) Booking.com (*9.1)

 Map Starts at ($14) for 11 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

Another amazing hostel with a terrific location. The Swanky Mint is a renovated dry cleaning and textile-dye factory dating back to the late 19th century combining the industrial machinery that littered the site with new technology. The Mint has created a comfortable eco-friendly atmosphere that makes it a very special place to visit. It is located in the centre of Zagreb, 695 to 705 meters from the Ban Jelacic Square.

The unique design and experienced staff have created a comfortable eco-friendly atmosphere which makes it a very special place to visit.

The Swanky mint hostel provides you private rooms, separate apartments, dorm rooms big and small that are all offered at minimum prices. Every room is provided with attached bathrooms that are highly equipped.

The facilities/services of this hostel are free breakfast, linens, free city maps, free Wi-Fi, adaptors, hot showers, security lockers, common room, key card access, self-catering facilities, hair dryers, outdoor terrace, ATM, tours, luggage storage, 24-hour security, housekeeping, 24-hour reception, tea and coffee making facilities, vending machines, DVD’s, games room, and PlayStation.

Hostel Mali Mrak Zagreb

HostelWorld (*9.7) Booking.com (*9.2)

 Map Starts at ($12) for 6 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

If you are fed up of commercial routines and looking for a place with a quiet atmosphere and local culture with genuine hospitality, then mali mrak is the place for you.

Mali mrak is located in the outskirts of central Zagreb which is 14 to 16 minutes away from the city center, and 14 to 16 minutes walking from the nature park, located in the foothills of Medvednica, the local mountain.

With wide area for rooms and decoration or artwork on the walls, it attracts the residents. All rooms have attached bathrooms and restrooms with them. This hostel has many common areas, allowing people to communicate and socialize more.

The facilities/services of the hostel include free city maps, free internet access, free parking, free Wi-Fi, linen, towels, air conditioning, bicycle parking, book exchange, common room, hair dryers, hot showers, meeting rooms, outdoor terrace, safe deposit box, security lockers, self-Catering facilities, steam room, 24-hour reception, housekeeping, laundry facilities, luggage storage and many more.

Palmers Lodge Zagreb

HostelWorld (*9.0) Booking.com (*8.4)

 Map Starts at ($11) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

Palmers Lodge is situated in the heart of Zagreb. It is ideally located for visitors of the capital, just across the street from the main train station, 695 to 705 m from the main bus station, and almost a 1000 m walking distance to all major tourist attractions.

This hostel accommodates up to 50 people, single travelers and groups, families and friends, and all that in a lovely homelike atmosphere in various types of rooms.

The hostel has introduced a new separate floor of the hostel with deluxe twin, double and triple bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, fully equipped with many facilities.

Palmers lodge also offers pet-friendly lodging that is only allowed in the private rooms and not in the dorms. If your pet is less than 5kg, then the hostel won’t charge any extra fee for it.

The facilities/services of this hostel are free city maps, free Wi-Fi, linens, adaptors, elevator, meeting rooms, wheelchair-friendly, reading light, hair dryers for hire, common room, key card access, self-catering facilities, 24-hour reception, internet access, luggage storage, tours, bar, cafe, meals available, tea and coffee making facilities, restaurant, and board games.

Funk Lounge Zagreb

HostelWorld (*9.0) Booking.com (*8.4) 

Map Starts at ($9) for 6 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

With the highest standards of quality, cleanliness, security, and style, Funk Lounge is the perfect accommodation during your visit to Zagreb. Funk lounge is a happy, relaxed, friendly and the cleanest hostel in this city with positive vibes and comfortable environment.

Funk lounge hostel is within a walking distance to ‘Old Town of Zagreb’ and Zagreb’s most beautiful park ‘Maksimir’, city ZOO and ‘Dinamo’ football stadium. With easy access to transportation, it is the ideal place for travelers.

Private and separate rooms with dorms are available with attached bathrooms. All rooms and dorms are air-conditioned and have key card entry and room access.

The facilities/services of this amazing hostel include free City Maps, free city tour, free internet access, free Wi-Fi, Linen, adaptors, A/C, bicycle parking, book exchange, common room, cooker, dryer, elevator, fridge, hair dryers, iron, key card access, meeting rooms, microwave, outdoor swimming pool, outdoor terrace, free welcome ‘rakija’ shot in our hostel’s bar, and free individual lockers.

Whole Wide World Hostels & bar Zagreb

HostelWorld (*9.2) Booking.com (*8.7)

 Map Starts at ($11) for 10 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

This hostel is owned and operated by backpackers. The Whole wide world hostel and bar is right in the heart of Zagreb, close to all the main attractions, Ban Jelacic Square, Museum Of Broken Relationships, The Cathedral, Tkalciceva and many more. This excellent hostel is a quick 1 to 3-minute walk from Britanski Trg tram station, and just 9 to 11 minutes by tram to Zagreb Central Station.

This hostel is known for its cleanliness, comfortable environment and unforgettable FREE french fries on Thursdays 🙂

With separate mix and female dorms, private rooms and bar facility, this hostel is considered as one of the most fun and entertaining place. With a wide range of rooms with shared bathrooms and some with the kitchen facility. It’s a good place to live in.

The facilities/services of this hostel include breakfast, lockers, Wi-Fi in all rooms, ticket printing, use of a laptop for planning trips, city maps, earplugs, luggage storage for check-in/out days, pancakes on Tuesday nights, free dinner on Sundays, and a happy hour from 7pm to 9pm.

Main Square Hostel Zagreb

HostelWorld (*9.2) Booking.com (*9.3) 

Map Starts at ($16) for 10 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

Main Square is a hostel with the best location in Zagreb. It is situated right in the heart of the city, just a few meters away from the main city square, Ban Jelacic Square. Main Square is a perfect place to start your search for this city. All major Zagreb attractions are located nearby within walking distance.

The newly opened and modernly designed hostel with the most wonderful staff (that is available 24 hours a day for your services).

The main square provides you with private rooms, separate apartments, dorm rooms big and small that are all offered at minimum prices. Every room is provided with the attached bathrooms that are highly equipped.

The facilities/services of this hostel are free city maps, free Wi-Fi, linens, adaptors, elevator, meeting rooms, wheelchair-friendly, reading light, hair dryers for hire, common room, key card access, self-catering facilities, 24-hour reception, internet access, luggage storage, tours, bar, cafe, meals available, tea and coffee making facilities, restaurant, and board games.

Things to do in Zagreb and some main attractions of this place

Not only this place is filled with beautiful vibes, but there are so many things you can do in this city as well. Plus, it has so many famous attractions. If you are planning to visit Zagreb, then make sure you don’t miss out on them.

The cathedral of the assumptions of the Virgin Mary is one of the must-see attractions in Zagreb. This cathedral hovers over the city and it can be seen from almost everywhere in town. This is the most viewed tours along with many other noticeable sights such as Stone Gate, Bloody Bridge, and Ban Jelacic Square. It’s the most magnificent architecture and a must-see place.

With narrow cobblestone streets, red-tiled roofs, and gorgeous medieval squares, Gornji Grad (Upper Town) is Zagreb’s historic district and most photographed part which nobody should avoid. This place must be visited on foot for the best experience with a proper guide to learn all the histories about Zagreb, and the past stories about all other famous places there.

You should definitely see St. Mark’s Church that is easily recognized by its colorful tiles and roof which is the most attractive part of this place, and you must not miss it.

The dramatic Stone Gate (Kamenita Vrata) marks the eastern entrance to Zagreb’s medieval Gornji Grad (Upper Town) and is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, providing a useful navigation point for visitors passing between the Upper and Lower Towns. The local legend has transformed the stone-carved arch into a shrine and the adjoining chapel flickers with candles that are lit daily by local worshippers in honor of the Virgin Mary. This cathedral has beautiful artwork, and the picture in which the Virgin Mary holding a baby says many stories (You definitely don’t want to miss this one).

Along with all these above historical sites, you can also enjoy fun activities like air helicopter and balloon tours, feel the excitement of flying, book your flight above Zagreb and fly for your adventure. This flight through the most beautiful landscapes will surely take your breath away. Experience the beauty of Zagreb from some new and unique perspectives.

You cannot miss this 3.5-hour walking food and sightseeing tour with a small group. Join no more than 15 guests as you explore Zagreb highlights, including the Dolac Market, medieval Upper Town, Gric Tunnel, and the world’s shortest funicular ride. Stop as you walk to sample Croatian specialties, including local foods and drinks selected by your guide.

The facilities like daily yoga sessions, private artisan clay workshop, and jewelry making workshops are also available in this city, so one can’t stop themselves from gaining a massive amount of talent and information.

In addition, you must also try cruises, sailing & water tours, cultural & theme tours, day trips & excursions, food wine & nightlife, holiday & seasonal tours, kids friendly sports, luxury & special occasions, multi-day & extended tours, outdoor activities, private & custom tours, sightseeing tickets & passes, tour transfers & Group transport, walking & biking Tours, water sports and many more.

Conclusion

So, there you go… We don’t think so that you should think any more about whether to come to Zagreb or not. Where else will you get so many benefits? The city offers so much!

If you’re a backpacker, but got a limited budget, then let us tell you that this city is still for you. The above-mentioned hostels are for people from all walks of life. They are very easy on the pocket. Furthermore, they’re on a terrific location which makes it easier to get to famous places of this beautiful city.

So, stop confusing yourself. Come with your family, friends, or even alone, and make this trip a wonderful memory.