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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

No kitchen, no common room but well designed dorm and very private bed. However, do place for hanging towel, wet swimming suit or clothes. Super good location, located in old town and few minutes from bus station.

Stayed: May 2017, traveled solo
Thank Ltp_BKK
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

The place needs a renovation, it’s pretty used up. I was in a single room, it was so small, only bed, a closet, and a chair. The bathroom was even smaller. The window could not be opened. It’s a clean place though and air condition was great. The whole place looks like a big storage place, very cold, no charm at all. The location is superb. Breakfast starts after 8am which was to late for me.

Stayed: October 2017, traveled on business
Thank Jelena K
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Great location for a hostel that looks like its a hotel. Its right on the waters edge which was amazing and close to all of the main sight seeing attractions in the centre of the palace.

Receptionist was pretty friendly and helpful and answered any questions I had regarding what to eat and where to go.

The rooms were spacious and very funky looking almost like a spaceship? Every thing was clinically clean which was good and what you want in todays hostels.

Will be going back if I am ever in Split again.

  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled solo
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Thank Nomadicanada
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Perfect downtown location, just next to the fish market and the old town. No breakfast. Clean, modern room with no extras. Absolutely worth visiting. No parking but enough options nearby. Split was absolutely worth visiting!

Stayed: October 2017, traveled with family
Thank Marina B
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

In my mind, when I review hostels I've stayed at, I tend to categorize each as one of two things; either it's a hostel that tries to be a hotel, or a hotel that tries to be a hostel. Unfortunately, Design Hostel Goli&Bosi falls into the latter category, but it doesn't mean the place is without some positive elements, such as the reception staff and its good location near the waterfront.

As implied above, Design Hostel Goli&Bosi is located near the center of the old town of Split, not far from the sprawling Diocletian's Palace and almost adjacent to the Riva Promenade. I stayed here twice during the course of my European tour with Busabout, firstly as the last stop on the Hop On/Hop Off portion of my experience in mid-June, and again at the end of my guided tour around the Balkans at the beginning of July (which began after two nights the first time around). Considering that the Riva is the main thoroughfare of this portion of the city, getting from the bus to the hostel can be a bit of an undertaking, having to maneuver around both the construction that was happening down there at the time and all the foot traffic along the way.

The reception staff was fairly accommodating, and were quick to point out attractions one could visit in the city around them. At one point I reported a potential concern during my first stay which was checked and quickly ruled out by the manager on duty. As for the rooms, they are both quirky yet uninspiring at the same time. Each dorm makes use of a fairly small overall space, with bunks and steps seemingly carved out of the walls, a bathroom (split into a shower and toilet section) with the sink either near the door or the back window, big lockers and a new towel per guest provided daily (a pleasant surprise at any hostel). Aside from those though, the rooms look pretty bland, with their monochromatic yellow floors and windows with views that often look onto buildings next door. The hostel itself is also within a courtyard so the views offered aren't the greatest in any case, even on a couple of the balconies accessible on the top floor. The room numbers don't even correspond to a specific floor, as a room with #2--- could in fact be on the first or third floor as opposed to the second.

Perhaps the things that irritated me the most about the rooms were how they were entered. Upon checking in, you are provided with a four digit passcode that you punch in on a keypad beside your door; some of the doors don't unlock automatically and so I found that I needed to push a couple of them hard after typing in the code because the locks weren't opening automatically even though the clicks were heard. Fortunately you can request a key from the reception to use instead of the code. The code you are given also acts as your exclusive locker code; there is a keypad right beside the wall of lockers for this purpose, and the door of the designated locker is supposed to pop open once you enter it. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen (whether it be the locks not opening properly, thus needing to pry open the door after typing it in; or worse, the locker not closing properly when you're done with it). Again, you can get a key for your specific locker. Additionally, the bunk steps can be hard to reach and you don't have anything really to grab on the way down but the top bunk. One last thing about the rooms to top off my irritations was that nothing seems to have been updated recently. One night I had a Danish roommate and he told me that everything looks the same as it did when he stayed there 10 years ago, and he had similar issues as me.

One big thing I didn't like about the hostel in general was that it lacked a real common area where guests could hang out and mingle, compared to other hostels I've stayed at. It just didn't have an atmosphere that was inviting to the communal sort. They also do not generally provide a buffet-style breakfast, and it is complementary only if it's included in your tour (in my case only on the final day of it). Otherwise, you can get a fairly cheap breakfast from the breakfast menu and there are a few cheap eats outside the hostel grounds.

Overall, while the hostel has some advantages like its central location and attentive staff, it's not a hostel I would necessarily stay at again should I come to Split in the future, now that I have done so already. The value for money also isn't quite justified for many of the above reasons. It would be OK for a night or two at the most, but not more.

Room Tip: Choose a room on the first dorm floor (second floor overall).
  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled solo
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Thank Har-el E
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