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 :)
This is simple - what you bring with you will be reflected upon you. We've hosted volunteers for years, 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.
The month I spent in Hostel Mali Mrak was fun and super chill (specially because I came in winter, which is off-season). The tasks are easy, but demands responsibility: do what you have to despite anyone asking you. Igor is a nice and flexible guy, who’s willing to help anyway he can. Also, from Zagreb you can go easily by bus to many countries nearby, which is good for travelers/backpackers.
5 months ago
It was an amazing experience and I would like to go back there more times! The work is easy and straightforward, Igor is totally clear on what he wants you to do, but he won’t remember you to do it everyday. Also, it depends upon you how long you take to finish it as long as you do it well done. You know what you have to do, so go and do it. He is also friendly and caring, making sure that you have a good time. The vibe at the hostel, the conversations, food, new guests that you meet it really is a special experience.
9 months ago
What a place!
I've volunteered in many places, but I think that's the best that you can get.
You will feel really safe and comfortable here. They will take care of you and treat you like a human and not just as free labor like some places do.
Everything that is promised in the profile is respected and the house is really as beautiful and amazing as the pictures.
For some magical reason the guests that this place attracts also follow the same conscious and sharing vibe.
I'll really miss the deep late-night conversations in the garage full of art and the long breakfasts in the garden.
11 months ago