NOW OFFERING: After numerous requests, we have now added DISCOUNT AIRPORT TRANSFER SERVICE!
Our guest pick-up is fast, affordable, and less expensive than that of the local taxi services.
We've also added DISCOUNT FIELD TRIPS within ISTRIA, which includes a guided (professional tourist guide in English) all-day field trip from Pula to Motovun, Porec, Rovinj and back to Pula, just in time for dinner and fun in our great city of Pula! If you are interested, please email us after booking for a detailed schedule!
NOW OPEN!!! - An awesome brand new fully stocked BAR on our rooftop terrace, a great place to meet other guests before going out!
Pricing on all of these new services is way lower than similar options in Pula, so we definitely suggest you take advantage of these specials AND EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF ISTRIA with those who know what they're doing and won't waste your time and money with bogus offers!
Please email us right after your booking with arrival details (Date, time and number of guests).
Welcome to Riva Hostel, an extension of the top-rated hostel in Croatia, and the most successful in Pula!
Featuring 6 x SEAVIEW rooms, facing the Adriatic Sea and fishing boats 20m away from your window!
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 many large and spacious sleeping rooms, a huge rooftop terrace with lounge chairs and a bar - great meeting point for our guests! In addition, we offer a common area with TV, free internet computer station and hi-speed 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 with heating and cooling.
Some of the rooms have their own newly renovated bathrooms with spacious shower stalls inside the room, while the rest of the hostel uses a common shower area.
In all, there are 13 toilets and 9 showers available at any time!
There are three different kitchen areas available for use, including the outdoor kitchen with bar, for large group food preparation.
You are welcome to help yourself to simple 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 preparing anything from simple meals to complete dinner and lunch for the groups.
With our brand new additions of discount guest transportation (cheaper than taxi to any place within Istria and beyond), wine tasting excursions to Istria villages and towns, bike rental and amazing rooftop bar, we are sure you will not have to spend any of your time searching for options on what to do - they are all available within our own tourist agency programs!
Upon check in, you may choose to purchase taxi-style delivery to any location within Istria (at a discount price), and book our Riva Hostel Tour of Istria for an all-day trip of best Istrian towns and villages, presented by a licensed tourist guide in English!
Daily trip starts at 9:00 and ends around 18:00 (6pm), giving you the most comprehensive insight in the beautiful Istria region, in the quickest time possible - just in time for dinner and drinks at our bar, before hitting the clubs in vicinity!
Trips start at 35 Euro/person, for a full-day tour and you may make a reservation in advance by emailing us after your booking!
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.