Hostel Mali Mrak

It's great for people who want to escape the tourist bubble and be at a place that is a home away from home. Respectful, quiet, meeting many people in a warm environment, away yet close enough to the city center; these and other tags fit this hostel well, but i think you should just read some of the thousands of reviews online, they speak for themselves. Also, i'm updating the description and screening questions because we've had some people here who have no clue what volunteering means, time to add some more filters.

IMPORTANT NOTE for the off season period - that's a time (usually november - end of february) when there's nothing or almost no work to be done. I'm still hosting, but i'm not taking care of the food because there is simply no reason for that, it would be silly :)

This is simple - what you bring with you will be reflected upon you. We've hosted volunteers for years, long before Worldpackers started. you'll be part of a team that respects you - go read the screening questions for more info on this and open your eyes, there's a few trick questions in there.


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Despite the quick experience, I am very grateful for the welcome and all the freedom I had at Mali Mrak! The place has an amazing vibe! Igor understood my story and processes and this is very important for a volunteer's journey! Volunteering is easy and we have plenty of time to explore Croatia or focus on studying or work! Once again, thank you!

10 months ago



I had an amazing time here. The team is so pleasant to work with, always a very good communication and good atmosphere. Igor and Petra will always make sure that everything is going well for you. The hostel itself is very relaxing and warm. Zagreb is a lovely city, not that touristy but still animated in the summer.

Igor will not be here behind you all the time to tell you what to do. It was really pleasant to be trusted that way, but in that sense you really need to be proactive, I guess it would be easier for you if you had a similar experience before :)

12 months ago



I had a great experience staying three weeks in Mali Mrak. I could always contact Igor when necessary, and he made sure I had everything I needed during my stay. Definitely recommend the place for volunteering.

about 1 year ago



I loved my experience in Mali Mrak. I take with me very good memories and learnings.
Igor, the hostel and the city are very welcoming, I felt at home.
Also, Igor is transparent, organised and decisive, that makes working with him very easy.
The tasks are simple and don't take long, so there is plenty of free time to enjoy Zagreb. I really recommend comming to this place to meet the host, the guests and the dogs :D

about 1 year ago



I really enjoyed my time in Mali Mrak: the room I stayed in is very comfotable, the vive of the hostel is so nice and chill and Igor is very cool, he treats us very well, he is very organized and approachable. I definitely made some friendships that will last for a lifetime. The duties are simple and easy, you'll have more than enough time to explore Zagreb and it's surroundings.
I'm very thankful with Igor and everyone I met at the Mali Mrak, even Fenris and Spok. I'll definitely would like to return someday.

over 1 year ago

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