Book your stay
Book now
Need a guide book for Zadar? You have it all and beyond all in our blogs. Let us guide you through Zadar and its vicinity, its famous attractions and hidden gems, customs of its people, continually updated what-to-do’s and more. Become an expert on Zadar even before you come and enjoy it so much more once you arrive here.

Meet the Two Volatile Misses: Bura and Jugo Winds

A light breeze on a hot summer day - it’s a very welcome means of refreshment. Would you give it a second thought? Probably not. But people at the seaside in Croatia would. Popular songs have been sung, important pieces of literature written, generally known sayings coined, its effects discussed over coffee - yes, many get really wound up by the wind.    

FIMBA World League 2015 in Zadar

Ball - a round object that makes the world go round. Indeed, in Zadar everything revolves around the ball and if you want to strike up a conversation with a local, forget about the ‘weather’, just mention ‘basketball’. It’s the number one topic that makes the eyes of any Zadran shine. In fact, the city even prides itself on having invented basketball - hence the line ‘God may have created man, but Zadar created basketball’. 

Kayak Tours in Zadar Region - Boutique Hostel Forum

Traced the history by roaming the ancient streets of Zadar? Check. Admired the skyline and the best view ever from the bell-tower of St Anastasia’s cathedral or, even better, your hostel room? Check. Got a totally different perspective by looking at Zadar from the sea while being active at the same time? No? Than there’s a very simple and convenient way to do that - go on a kayak tour.

Hostel’s New Look - Make Room for Some Change

We have remained the same at heart - we give travellers a hearty welcome and a place to stay, a place to make friends and find out funny and interesting stories about Zadar, Dalmatia and Croatia, we surprise them with our little treats, we make them fall in love with our city no matter how short their stay. But the time has come to make a change and so we have. But one thing’s for sure - it’s all for you.

How to find cheap accommodation in Zadar

A modern traveller, particularly of the younger generation, strives to experience it all, right here, right now and preferably at a low cost. The point is to direct money extra, saved as a result of choosing cheap(er) accommodation, to fun activities, sights, nightlife … This doesn’t imply that a bench in the park is the way to go. In fact, nowadays a traveller doesn’t necessarily need to renounce comfort totally...

Maraschino and Other Popular Drinks in Dalmatia

There’s nothing better than to spend a morning in a bar with an open terrace, sipping coffee, enjoying the sun, killing time in a completely relaxed mode. One of the first things visitors notice about Croatians is that they like their bars. It doesn’t mean that they are hopeless drunkards, but rather that they like to spend time in carefree chit-chat over a drink (or two). 

Škraping on the Pašman island 2015 – Hostel Forum

Pašman is one of the biggest islands in the Zadar archipelago, situated south of Zadar. It’s a place to be particularly in March, when a škraping competition takes place. Škraping is a strong incentive for nature and extreme sports enthusiasts to visit the island and region in general and an excellent choice for anyone looking for some time off and for an exciting event to attend. After all, škraping has become so much more...

Discovering Caves in Zadar Area – Hostel Forum

Caves are generally dark and cold, so basically the total opposite of what most visitors to Croatia seek for their holiday. But lovers of nature are amazed with Mother Nature’s artwork found in them. There really is something mysterious, awe-inspiring in the variety of their geomorphological shapes and the wealth of (hi)stories they tell.

How to Beat the Winter Blues - a City Break to Zadar

The days are shorter, it’s cold and misty outside, the little sunshine we get disappears before we get the chance to make the most of it. We lack motivation and energy and everything just seems so much harder to achieve. In fact, blah seems to be the general feeling. It’s that time of year we want to leave behind as soon as possible. But that needn’t be so. We can, in fact, fight it - by embracing the season, by doing...