Handily situated not two minutes down the road from the Črnomerec tram stop, when we arrived at Mali Mrak we had little idea how good it would be. Sure, the hostel initially looked largely like any other, clean and spacious with great facilities and incredibly helpful staff, but that's not what made it - the thing that makes Mali Mrak is the people. After an hour we felt immediately at home and by the next night we knew everyone by name and spent the evenings enjoying a drink and playing games and it was exactly like a family - we were incredibly sad to leave. The hostel manager mixed being incredibly helpful and able, checking train times and so forth, with an approachability and friendliness unseen elsewhere, often joining us in the evenings. Before our travels my friend and I envisaged travelling with little to do with anyone else. Not only did we not realise that with such an attitude a whole new world would be lost to us but that at Mali Mrak it would be impossible. I have never felt more at home at a hostel.
I could not recommend Mali Mrak more highly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hi there! If you need a warm, cozy place to stay at, you're welcome here, but please, indulge me and read on first, see what's up here, then make up your mind,ok? Thank you :) Take your time, read some the reviews (there's 1000+), that's what choosing the right hostel for you is about - ESPECIALLY those of unhappy guests because they tell a good story - if you recognize yourself in them, please skip the booking and save us all the trouble, there are things more important than money -spoiled and complicated people are not a thing here :) Also, Mali Mrak is *NOT* a party hostel, we don't do pub crawls, drinking games or similar routines. The house is a simple, clean, warm and cozy place, run by friends, as well as an ongoing ambience & art project, with many contributions and handmade items from different places. While it has all the amenities of a hostel, we and a huge proportion of our guests think of it as home and way point for travelers. We prefer simplicity, honesty, spontaneity, sharing, community, common sense, talks, exchange of ideas, to see who you are and what you do - you have all our knowledge and resources at your disposal, as long as you respect the house and the people inside. The house is also ideal if you just want to have a quiet time on your own, bothered by no one, to do your own thing. Stuff that often happens, no schedule or plan though: Hiking trips, cooking, bike & other spontaneous tours around Zagreb. There's always good, local wine to be had here, at this time of the year that will often be mulled or spiced wine. We don't charge for *anything* except your bed, and that's it. LOCATION: We're located 15-20 min. by tram from the center, in a peaceful neighborhood, as well as 15 minutes walking from the nature park 'Grmoscica', located on the foothills of Medvednica, the local mountain. Ideal if you love hiking & nature. Also, for those who are traveling on a budget and have certain skills- if you can and feel like it, you can contribute /upgrade the house in a specific way - we love that (especially the art section has grown in the meantime). You certainly wouldn't be the first. ***PLEASE NOTE:**** The City Tax (7kn per person per night or cca. 1€) is not included in the room price you book . That's all, folks! igor ... more less
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