Riva Hostel Pula
We're proud to announce the opening of Hostel Riva, an extension of the top-rated hostel in Croatia, and the most successful in Pula!
Located in the heart of Pula's centre and at the famous Pula waterfront (Riva), we are a few steps away from the historic Forum and Kandlerova Street, which boasts some of the most impressive Roman architecture in Croatia, as well as a variety of cafes, bars, and shops. Pula's breathtaking Amphitheatre ('Arena') is a mere five-minute walk from Riva Hostel, and all of Pula's main attractions are within proximate walking distance.
Located inside a quiet Austro-Hungarian courtyard building, our newly renovated space consists of four large and spacious sleeping rooms, a common area with TV, free internet computer station and Wi-Fi throughout the property.
Each room in our hostel has very tall ceilings, which makes sleeping with more people in the room quite comfortable! Each room has its own AC unit. Two of the rooms have their own newly renovated bathrooms with spacious shower stalls. Located inside a quiet courtyard, the commotion and traffic outside is not heard at all, even though our location is in the heart of the city centre.
There is a large kitchen available for use. You are welcome to help yourself to breakfast items in the morning (included in the price), as well as coffee and tea. We also have all kitchen appliances and utensils necessary for cooking and meals.
We are equipped with brand-new facilities, including air conditioning, security lockers, free laundry service, DVDs and many other state-of-the-art features that we think are imperative for a modern and convenient hostel experience.
We are also very close to the main bus and train stations, and the arriving terminal for all boats and ferries is less than a minute's walk to where we're located - quite useful if you'll be taking a ferry out of Pula to the southern Croatian coast early in the morning!
Building upon an already established and highly successful hostel business, our main mission is to make your holiday in Pula as comfortable, relaxing and fun as possible. Our staff is energetic and highly dedicated to the needs of each and every guest. It is our firm belief that going this extra mile is what makes a hostel experience above average, and takes at least some of the stress out of travelling and spending time in a foreign country! We want you to feel at home in our hostel.
Each member of our three-person staff has had extensive experience with travel in his/her life. We are all more than happy to share our experiences, recommend travel ideas, provide useful information, and help you clarify and plan the remainder of your travels. English, Spanish, and Croatian/Bosnian/Serbian are spoken here.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Cable TV
- Common Room
- Cots available
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Late check-out
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- No Curfew
- Outdoor Terrace
- Reading Light
- Safe Deposit Box
- Shuttle Bus
- Taxes not included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels Included
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Check-in: AFTER 15:00 (3pm) or earlier if the room/bed is already available before 3pm!
We will check you in just as soon as we can!
You are welcome to arrive at 14:00 (2pm), hang out on our terrace and have a drink, while the beds are prepared!
CHECK-OUT: 11:00 (11am).
LATE CHECKOUT available = 13h (1pm) at an additional 5 Euro charge, or FREE for guests attending PARTY events at the beach bar) = 13h (1pm)
- CLEANING 11:00 - 15:00 (11am - 3pm)
- There is a daily tourist tax of 1Euro/person/day, not included in our rates.
- 24hr check in is available June 1. - Sept. 15.
- Check in any other time (April, May, 2nd part of Sept) is open from
14:00 (after cleaning) to 23:00! (2pm - 11pm).
To help the early arrivals during low season, 11:00 (11am) is the earliest you can be let in to drop off your luggage, but your room/bed and regular check in will be available at 14:00 ( 2pm ). You may leave your bags and use the restroom to freshen up, but please allow our cleaning staff to work by hanging out on the terrace, or outside of the hostel area!
We are CLOSED October, November, December, January, February, March.
- PLEASE EMAIL US WITH AN EXACT TIME OF ARRIVAL (+/- 1h) during low season, especially if you feel you'd be arriving outside our working hours (late bus/train etc.). You may also request your AIRPORT PICKUP, or TOUR of ISTRIA excursion pass.
- The hostel is thoroughly cleaned every day from 11am to 3pm.
During this cleaning time, we kindly ask that you make space for our cleaning staff, especially during the high season, so that facilities can be cleaned daily to the highest of sanitary standards that we aim for!
* There's no curfew. Guests are not permitted to bring outside visitors onto the premises.
- Personal HARD LIQUOR is NOT ALLOWED in this hostel!
Hostel Bar is priced very cheap and stacked with well-chosen quality hard liquor options, including Gin, Vodka, Whiskey, as well as local hard liquor specialties (Rakija, Sljivovica, Medica itd).
Due to alcohol license requirements, personal beer/wine are NOT ALLOWED at the bar/ terrace and sleeping rooms, only common area downstairs and the kitchen.
We offer great local beer at 2 Euro/pint, which is around what the beer costs at the store.
Please do not bring lots of liquor to our hostel, it is not worth the effort as pricing is about the same!
Binge drinking parties, loud socializing, and ignoring the noise rules may lead to reservation cancellation without refund!
Out of general respect for other guests with different schedules/needs, please keep the noise down to a minimum when staying at our hostel. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!
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We're located at the left end of Pula's waterfront/harbor, street name is Riva and our house number is #2.
The hostel is across the street from the main Uljanik shipyard entrance.
From the airport:
We suggest you schedule a transfer pickup with us, we run an 8-person van and pool the passengers, so that prices drop to 25kn/person for a full 8-person van! The minimum charge is 150kn (20 Euro), if you are the only person to be picked up/dropped off.
Our transfer is safe, on time, always cost less than a taxi (who often charge much more, depending on the time of day/night), fully insured and licensed, and operated by Riva Hostel.
Please reply to our confirmation email, which contains all of the details, as well as location of our driver/van at the airport.
Our driver will hold a sign Riva Hostel, with your name on it, as soon as you walk out of the customs area.
From the bus station:
You may walk, it is very simple and not far at all. Exit the bus station on the left. Follow the road to the left, around the roundabout towards the waterfront. Stay on Riva st., pass the park and palm trees on your right, keep walking towards cranes/shipyard in the background. We're on the left side of the street another 100m, address Riva 2, right next to Dolce Vita Restaurant.
Should you require a transfer, please reply to our confirmation email upon booking.
From the ferry terminal:
We're located at the opposite side of the harbor and from where the ferry drops you off. You need to get out of the ferry terminal; walk right all the way along the waterfront. Keep walking along the harbor another 300m, then cross the street so that you're walking on the left. We're on the left side of the street another, address Riva 2, right next to Dolce Vita Restaurant.
From the train station:
You may also walk, it is very simple and not far. Walk out of the station and take a right down the street about 300m. You'll come to a major intersection where Pula Amphitheatre will be visible straight ahead. Make a right; after 50m you'll arrive at the waterfront harbour. Keep walking along the harbor another 300m, then cross the street so that you are walking on the left. We are on the left side of the street, address Riva 2, right next to Dolce Vita Restaurant.
Should you require a transfer, please reply to our confirmation email upon booking.
It is not allowed to park outside of the hostel, but you can easily pull up, unload your bags, then park at the designated parking down the street. You can also park at the parking lot below Arena Amphitheater then walk along the Riva (waterfront) to our address at Riva 2, right next to Dolce Vita Restaurant.
During check in, we can show you some of the FREE parking places, please park and pay for short term parking first, then ask to be shown the free parking options (15-20 mins walk) on the map, by our staff member!
There is a buzzer at the door with Hostel Riva displayed; please ring the buzzer and walk straight through the hallway and another set of doors into our backyard - entrance is on the left.
We're in the dead center, right at the Pula waterfront, also called Riva!
Pula Waterfront - Harbor (Riva)
Main Square (Forum) 80m away.
Arena Amphitheater less than 200m away.
Old Town - hostel is located inside the old town city center, surrounded by old Italian and Austro-Hungarian architecture.
Bus/train station = 15 mins away on foot.