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“Great place to be on holiday and to meet really fun and interesting people”
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Luka's Lodge
Ranked #8 of 166 Speciality Lodging in Hvar
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“Great place to be on holiday and to meet really fun and interesting people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

Exceeded our expectations. We were one of the youngest guests at 18 year's old but we were made to feel at home straight away. Really good to meet interesting people as the hostel is friendly and the workers encourage everyone to go out together. Had a great week would definitely come back here.

Francesca, Flo, Gaby, Leanne

  • Stayed August 2013
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

I can't even understand why this hostel has so many good reviews.
First of all, we ordered a double bed, but what we got was 2 single beds put together without any explanation or apology by the staff.
Secondly, our room didn't have air conditioning and, again, we didn't got any discount or apology for that.
Also, The rooms are very old, falling apart and the smell is bad.
The location is terribly far from the beaches and the way up to the hostel is made mostly through stairs, which turn out to be very unpleasant with a suitcase.
In addition to that, I must make you aware of the silence law, which starts from 11 pm. So, don't go there with your friends.
Finally, the hostel is in the middle of nowhere, with lots of insects! We have stayed the night before in a small apartment also in Hvar and it was much better! We shouldn't have changed...

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

I stayed on Luka's lodge for 4 nights and I can say that I really enjoyed it. It is not a party hostel but there are drinking games every night and after they head out to a bar.
Staff is nice, I asked for a suggestion for a good restaurant and Maria asked me join them because they were also going there later.
I definitely recommend this hostel if you are travelling by yourself or in a small group.

Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Sheffield
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

We staid at Lukas Lodge for 2 nights and booked the stay months before via Hostel World. We paid for the most expensive room available with private bathroom for two people hoping that this would mean we would get a sea view as described on the Hostel description. The room we booked was a superior double bed private.

When we were shown to our room across from the main lodge I queried if we had been given the room we had paid for. It had twin beds, was very basic, did not appear to be superior in anyway and did not have a sea view. The member of staff that greeted us and showed us to our room was very helpful and friendly on arrival and she explained that it was only her 3rd day so she wasn't quite sure yet which room was which. She said she would check for us.

She didn't come back to us so after waiting for about 10 minutes so we took a trip to the supermarket in the hope that it would be sorted by the time we got back and we could unpack. When we got back we went to the main lodge to enquire what was happening. At this point Luka arrived and we explained to him our query. The women that checked us then also joined the conversation and spoke with Luka in Croatian.

The result of the conversation was we felt Luka was quite dismissive and up on checking how long we were stopping ('only' two nights) said basically if the room didn't meet our expectations we were welcome to look for accomodation elsewhere. I asked what a superior room was and enquired if it meant you got a sea view and the response was his friend had helped him with the room descriptions and superior meant you got your own kitchen? I also asked about the bed as we had booked a double not a twin and he said most guests were looking for twin beds however he did offer to push the beds together and bring in a double mattress.

Therefore this is why I am suggesting you perhaps don't have high expectations in relation to the room descriptions. We felt we received a basic room and from the room description this wasn't what we had thought we had booked.

As a basic room no frills room it was fine but the interaction with Luka clouded our stay and we did not find him welcoming and friendly as others have described.

I get the impression that they are aiming their accommodation at young group travellers which we weren't and may be if we had of been, we would have rated the stay higher because of all the group type activities that the staff offer.

All in all although it wasn't what we were expecting our stay was fine, the member of staff that greater us was helpful and friendly, the room was adequate and we had good nights sleep.

The only other thing I would say is the Lodge is a little out of the way and there is nothing in particular other than houses in the area i.e. no bars restaurants or supermarkets all that close by. The directions with photographs on the website are excellent to get you there. It is about a 7-10 min walk but all up hill from the port which in the July heat wave was a little bit hard work.

Finally although we didn't go with any great expectations about the standard of the room we were expecting that little bit more than we got.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

Luka's Lodge was exactly what I had hoped for in Hvar-- a very fun hostel with great hospitality. I have not stayed in a hostel for many years and decided to go for the private accomodation. It was just what I needed--the ability to have my own place to stay but have the ability to meet some really great people in the common areas.

Luka and the staff were incredibly helpful and made me feel very much at home.

Highly recommend if you are looking for a social and young atmosphere with clean accommodation and great hosts. Location is good too; just a few steps down to the beach and the nightlife.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013 via mobile

Lylas lodge is about a 10min walk uphill from the ferry terminal in hvar. The staff are very friendly and helpful and Luka did a fab BBQ on one of the nights we were there. The atmosphere at the hostel is very friendly and most nights the guests go it to town for drinks.
Our room was a twin private with balcony a couple of minutes walk from the main building. Clean and tidy.
Make sure you try the restaurant the hostel recommends its called something like "lungo mare" and is amazing.
Everything is expensive in hvar so the value is comparative.
Loved hvar it's a stunning place very opulent!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

We stayed here in June and had a great time. The convenient location made different activities on the island very accessible. Luka himself is a warm and hospitable man. His family owns a lavender farm and he offered to take us on a tour of the island including a stop to see the lavender. If you stay here, ask about the lavender oil and olive oil that he makes. His staff are also very welcoming; we were greeted by the lovely Maria upon arrival. She was happy to help with any of our queries and went above and beyond with the service that she offered. The staff provided some great recommendations for things to do and places to eat on the island. I highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Luka's Lodge
Address: Ulica Shime Buzolic Tome 75, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Split-Dalmatia County > Hvar Island > Hvar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #8 of 166 Speciality Lodging in Hvar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
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