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Reviewed 16 October 2016

My sisters and I stayed here during our Euro trip. We absolutely loved it. The location is perfect for roaming throughout the city. They set up the hostel family style, so this is the place for you if you're interested in meeting fun people from all over the world. They do happy hours at night and group tours during the...

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Reviewed 27 December 2015

Comfortable beds, good showers and really nice staff. I only stayed here for one night but I did enjoy my stay. It didn't have the best atmosphere to meet people and I was let down by the bar, but it was a good place to lay my head for the evening.

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Aylesford
Reviewed 21 October 2015

This was an outstanding B and B. Alex was hostess during our stay and was friendly and endlessly helpful including drying out some soaking wet anoraks. The room was well equipped, clean and regularly tidied. She also supplied us with very helpful advice over restaurants and places to visit. We could not have asked for better - except for the...

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Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Hostel changed recently from Fresh* Sheets to City Wall Hostel (liked the old name better though). Arrived without a booking and was lucky - due to "low" season (Dubrovnik is still busy in October) - to find a bed here. The dorm as well as the bathroom was spacious and clean, the bed very comfortable. Huge lockers, big like a...

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Thank ManaoSoda
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2015

This little B&B is in the heart of Dubrovnik old town the building is owned by the Vatican and has a Jazz Bar just outside in the square. (This shuts at midnight) fabulous music. There are a lot of steep steps to reach the rooms so anyone with any mobility issues should strike this off their list. The rooms are...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

This was a fairly average hostel. We found the shared bathroom to be quite dirty and the dorms were really hot because although there was air conditioning the staff kept the remotes down stairs. We asked if they could turn the temperature down because it was set at 25 and were met by reluctant staff. When you are in a...

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Thank Kelly O
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Awesome little hostel! it was tricky to find, but it was well worth it. the staff are friendly, funny and helpful. It was nice and cosy and the sheets really were fresh!! The bonus of this place is that it is located within the walls and there is a sick little Cafe right around the corner. The cafe is on...

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Thank Sam R
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I believe this is one of very few hostels actually located in the old city, it is located right opposite the city wall that faces the sea with many awesome bars and restaurants a quick stride away. However, this location brings problems for people with large suitcases or bags, as cars or motorcycles are not allowed within the old city,...

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Thank Jackson M
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

This place was lovely - roomed with 3 other girls, it was spacious and clean and the location was really good - easy to find and close to everything in the old town. Free muesli and coffee in the morning was also a bonus and the staff were really helpful. Would gladly stay here again.

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Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

The women working today, June 29th, at 3 pm was dishonest, rude, screaming, hateful, and foul-mouthed. I can't understand this horrible customer service. Read my reviews, I have never said such a thing about anyone, until this review. I believe she is American, but I'm not certain. I booked a room for six nights approximately three weeks ago in old...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about The Balkan Backpacker

Address: Svetoga Shimuna 15, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia (Formerly Fresh* Sheets Hostel Dubrovnik Old Town)
Region: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
Price Range: $47 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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Fresh* Sheets Hostel Dubrovnik Old Town Hotel Dubrovnik
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“Studio apartment worked very well for us.”
crs010, 21 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Stayed in 6 bed dorm on 1st floor - pretty and lots of space.”
ManaoSoda, 19 Oct 2015 | Read review
“"Bedbugs in single room"”
Grace590, 16 Aug 2013 | Read review
“If you're a single or couple happy to spend a bit more for privacy, there's one double room at the top of the house, but the hostel can also find beds for guests with their neighbours in busy periods.”
EVB1975, 28 Aug 2012 | Read review
“If your in a group of two or more try to book one of the apartments. They are right next to the hostel really clean and secure and have ac which is great in the 35+ degree heat.”
always_exploring00, 27 Jul 2012 | Read review
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