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Surviving Dalmatia on a Budget

Feel inspired. Let your imagination go wild with legends and stories and the rich cultural historical heritage right before your eyes. See the landmarks, go off the beaten track. Explore beautiful nature. Swim in the clearest water there is. Breathe in the pine-scented air. Have fun, on every corner. Try out local food, hang with locals and do as they do. Discover the very best of Croatia, explore Dalmatia. And don’t let anything, not even a limited budget, stand in your way. Here’s how.

Our Favourite Guests - Boutique Hostel Forum

The entrance door opens. You walk in. Tired, but excited. Wearing reasonably clean clothes, yet with the I-need-a-shower sparkle in the eye. You probably don’t speak Croatian, but we don’t mind, because we’ll find a way to communicate be it in a language we both speak, or just the universal body lingo for travellers. And as we process our first impressions about you, we wonder about what brings you to our lovely city, how long and in what depth you want to explore it and what we can do to make your stay epic. And are you maybe our next most favourite guest? It remains to be seen, because ...

4 is the number! Boutique Hostel Forum’s Birthday Bash 2016

Take a deep, deep, deep, deep breath and … exhale, ‘cause in no time we’ll be blowing out candles on our birthday cake. Four, to be precise. We might seem young and greenish, but we’ve seen the world by now. And we age oh so well, like the best wine there is. We know how to be quiet and loud, curious and reserved, wacky and serious...

Know Dalmatians for Sports They Play and Talk About

Dišpet (deesh-pet) is a simple word typical for a dialect spoken in Dalmatia, but it goes beyond mere linguistics and reflects a very specific lifestyle. It’s one of those words that are more often than not explained in a context than simply translated, even though in this case ‘defiance’ is roughly the word we’re looking for. It’s like saying ‘in your face!’ when you achieve something nobody believed you could. And it’s one of the most important traits in sportspeople born and raised in Dalmatia, some of which have accomplished truly magnificent sport achievements. And, yes, it’s quite easy to tell apart a person from Dalmatia and elsewhere just by listening to which sports they talk about. The key is a four letter word - a ball…

The Sound of Music in Zadar in July

It’s classic(al). Traditional. Jazzy. Electronic. Soul ‘n’ blues. The story is quite simple - music loves Zadar and the city loves it back. It’s practically impossible to find a day without a concert or performance in July. You may not love it, not even like a particular style of it, but the rhythm of music just gives your holiday that magical, irresistible dimension of carefree moments. Besides, it’s the time of year when the music doesn’t seem to stop, when the city seems to continually sway in the fun summer beat.

A To-Do List for a 1-Day Stay in Zadar

Hitchhiking along Dalmatian coast in direction north? Or thumbing your way south towards the coast from the interior? Flying to Zadar to start your adventure in north Dalmatia? Or is it maybe your final stop before you head home? Whatever the reason, take a moment in Zadar to fully appreciate what the city is all about. After all, it’s not for nothing it’s been selected the best European destination. If one day is all you have (left) for Zadar, you’ll miss certain things. It’s a fact. But it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it. After all, it’s always better to take it easy and seize fun moments, so here’s how we see it:

How Boutique Hostel Forum Pampers Guests

Centric, just a few steps away from our namesake, the ancient Roman Forum, and Zadar’s most famous landmark, St Donatus’ Church, that’s where we are. Clean and minimalist on the outside, blue and orange (just like Zadar’s sunset) on the inside, that’s what our hostel looks like. Friendly and welcoming people who love going the extra mile and surprise you with what just happens to cross our minds, that’s who we are. To get at least a vague idea about what to expect when you walk through our doors, here are some reminders of the things we do to make you feel loved in Zadar.

The Prodigy Open-Air Concert in Zadar

Provocative. Raw. Obnoxious. Defiant. Innovative. Geniuses. Yes, just read the first letters and there you have it: the Prodigy. The British electro-punk trio are coming to Zadar and they’re gonna make the city dance, and fully wrap it in spectacular sound and effects. Whether you are a true fan and already have your ticket safely stored or are still just thinking about it, it may turn out to be the concert of the summer. The one not to be missed. The one that gives you a real good reason to visit Zadar (again), in case you haven’t already pin it on your map for the summer.

Ways to Travel in Dalmatia - Boutique Hostel Forum

Wanna rush through Croatia in the blink of an eye and yet see as much as possible? Have the time to explore it with calm? Wondering about how to come to point B from point A? There are several options to consider when heading to Dalmatia, some of them are fun, while others are just plain funny. But in the end, it’s all up to you and the travelling plan you have, or don’t have.