Swanky Mint hostel

Swanky Mint isn't just a hostel. This is a place with heart, soul, long history and the best people. What used to be an old textile-dye factory from the 19th century is now a vivid and unique hostel in the centre of Zagreb. Our modern industrial setup full of witty design solutions and playful colours are turning this place into a destination within a destination. What makes our hostel special and always alive is our bar where the party never stops. Here you will show us your best dance moves while holding an exotic cocktail in your hand. No better way to meet the locals and other travellers!

Almost 20 people of the Swanky family are doing their best every day to make this place your home and your stay here an unforgettable experience. You will come as a guest but you will leave as a friend. Professional but fun, organised but spontaneous, responsible but caring Swanky family will welcome you with arms wide open and make you feel at home!

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United States


I wasn’t supposed to be in Zagreb but I’m glad I went, it was my first volunteer job and honestly I’m so glad it was my first experience, the moment I got there they made me feel right at home. Valentina and Dana especially, they are the nicest people I’ve ever met. I couldn’t have asked for better coworkers. The job was simple and easy to follow and the hostel is a great social environment, I’ve definitely made some life long friends there. If you wanna volunteer in Zagreb or even just want to visit DEFINITELY go to swanky and tell every there I said hi!!

12 days ago



I really enjoyed my time at Swanky.
Staff is so kind explaining your duties and the work schedule is always clear and respected.
Hostel facilities are amazing and its location unbeatable. You meet a bunch of wonderful people.
I'll be back, pinky promise.

18 days ago



It was a really good time there, I enjoyed my time in Swanky and I learned many things, Thanks to Valentina and all the team and I hope to see you again soon :D

22 days ago

United States


My time at Swanky mint will always hold some of my favorite memories and favorite people I’ve met on my travels so far! It’s a really cool hostel with a team that respects volunteers hours and schedules and works to make it a good experience for them! I mainly worked with reception and showing guests to their rooms as well as housekeeping. If you have any questions they are there to answer and help you out along the way. I’ve made incredible friends with the staff and guests alike and will really miss this place that I’ve learned to call home the past month and a half <3 :)

about 2 months ago



The Swanky hostel is the best in Zagreb.

Valentina is really Croatia-Mexican woman, and she is a good leader and lovely person, the staff are amazing group with mix Latino-Croatian culture ( Goram, Dana, Iva, Jaksha).

The activities are easy, and you get 2 days off per week, You can enjoy the parks, free drinks and make your break-fast as you are (Vegan or Vegetarian).

So I don't have more words to explain my experience in my other house in Zagreb.

Thank you for all, are the best.

4 months ago

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