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“Don't take my room please!”
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Hotel Nokturno
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Hotel Nokturno
Ranked #32 of 59 Hotels in Zagreb
Lokeren, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
194 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
“Don't take my room please!”
Reviewed 8 September 2012

To start with: the Nokturno is not a hotel, it is a hostel; big difference!

No matter what and how, when I am in Zagreb I'll go to Hostel Nocturno.(it is mostly written with a "C" indeed) I know I'm very very old, but I'm never the talk of the hostel,they don't chase me away, on the contrary: they respect me a lot.
The Nocturno is at an amazing location in town: it is very close to up-town, at walking distance to the main place Jelacica, at walking distance to the famous cathedral and very close to public transport.

The walk up to the rooms of the hostel is already magic! (reception has found a tric to welcome you: they ask by email your arrival time and will call your name, without seeing but only hearing you coming in) The only private room they have is worth the money you pay for.
The room is opposite the reception and next to one of the shared bathrooms. There is no noise, house rules are strictly enforced.
As I say: the private room is a meter(!) from the reception, which is part of the common room, where you can make your coffee, thea, soup, light meal; where you can watch TV and where you go go on the internet, for free!!!
Ladies at the reception speak many languages.
If ever you'd like to stay at the only private room of the hostel, book well in advance.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Thank 2jerome
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Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2012

We stayed in the apartment in the building adjacent to the hostel on the second story. There was a small kitchen and dining area and the room was relatively clean. The beds were slightly comfortable but the apartment is near the main square, pedestrian streets, and nightlife so there was a steady beat of club music playing even past 4 am. Hand soap, towels, and toilet paper were provided and the kitchen was stocked with dishware and a few pots.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank pinktulip
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Belgrade, Serbia
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2011

Three of us stayed in this hostel for one night. We were on our trip to Zagreb because of Etihad airlines meeting in Esplanada, and we needed a clean quiet and nice place to rest and stay for one night.
This place was the perfect one. The reception lady is amazing! Very helpful, and cheerful. Room is not so big but it is very nice and clean. Bathroom is big and clean. There is also a big lounge room with kitchen and free coffee and tea with sweet little notes on everything so you can manage easy.
Even we had to check out before 12:00 and our meeting was between 8 am and 18 pm , a lady offered us to leave all the bags and after meeting to come back, change and take a shower.
Also a good thing is that in front of the Hostel there are restaurants and cafes.
Thank you for a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Thank Lubojanan
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Easthampton, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2008

My husband and I stayed here for 1 night on our way from Hungary to the Plitvice Park in Croatia. It was a short, flat walk from the train station, and the location is very central, right behind the main square, and near the farmer's market on a narrow side street with lots of restaraunts nearby. It was very hard to find the street sign for Skalinska and then once on the street, hard to find the upstairs entrance to the hostel, although a waiter helped us with that. Once upstairs, the hostel is new, pleasant, clean, and quiet. We stayed in a private double, and shared a nice, clean bathroom in the hall. The furniture and bedding all looks to be new and in the spirit of Ikea. The front staff were strict but through, and we had some good, cheap, italian fare in the street below. The odd thing about the staff, in a rather comical yet sad way, was how disparaging and dismal they were about the city, the hostel, and even all of Croatia. They actually disagreed with positive things that we said about their own establishment - pretty unusual for front desk staff! The main disadvantage is Zagreb, there's nothing really here...good as a stop-off but not for much else. It seems that the post-communist, post-Balkan war Zagreb has new shops and fresh coats of paint, but some vital spirit, energy and/or vibe seems to be lacking. While seemingly safe, and pleasant, this capital somehow feels drab and depressed. The only thing worth seeing I would say is the Museum of Naive Art maybe - it had some neat paintings and postcards, albeit overpriced and small. We took the train in from Budapest, spent one night, and then walked down to the bus station, (conveniently located pretty centrally and near the train station) -from here take a bus to Plitvice Park. Along the way you can take in the tradgedy of the recent war in the form of abandoned and bullet-ridden villages and homes, and then you after much twisting and turning (wear a sea-band bracelet if prone to motion sickeness) you will arrive at the magnificent Plitivice Park - well worth the trip! One of the top 2 most spectacular days we spent in 6 wks in eastern europe!

  • Liked — centrally located, clean, safe
  • Disliked — hard to find (not well marked), zagreb is drab
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Nokturno
Address: Skalinska Ulica 4a, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Central Croatia > Zagreb
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #32 of 59 Hotels in Zagreb
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
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