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I never stay in hostels these days, I have nothing against them and I think when you're young they are an amazing, cost effective way for young people to travel and meet other like minded travellers. However as I have got older, I have completely different ideas as to what travel means to me and completely different priorities.
For example, when I am solo travelling I want to see and do as much as possible, this usually entails early nights and early mornings which doesnt really lend itself well to hostel living but on this trip I really wanted to give it a go. I hadn't stayed in hostels for a long time so felt it only fair that I stayed in one for this trip to be able to write about it from a current point of view rather than based on hostels from years ago, so that is how I came about staying at Swanky Mint Hotel.
I was really impressed with this hostel, the rooms were basic but clean and the facilities were really good. There was an on-site restaurant and bar and even had a pool for use in the summer months and really nice outside area.
I have literally nothing but good things to say about this place however after just once night I checked out and checked into a hotel... why I hear you cry?
It genuinely just boils that need of having your own space, I don't know if that just becomes more important as you get older but I was sharing with 3-4 girls who were all just lovely however they arrived home after a night out around 3am making a racket, they were apologetic and lovely about it but my other issue is when I wanted to get up and get ready at 8am they were fast asleep and I felt really awkward trying to be quiet.
So all in all it just wasn't for me so I checked out that morning and checked myself into a normal hotel which was a bargain at £39 for the night.
Total £131 approximate depending on exchange rates
**Remember if there are two of you travelling you can half the hotel cost
At this stage of my adventures I was not keeping track of the amount I spent on food, this was due to me feeling that food was quite a personal choice but as my trips progressed throughout the year I started to add this info in.
In Zagreb, trams, Zagreb funicular and busses can be accessed with the same ticket. The tickets are timed and last 30 minutes each and you must validate your journey in the little ticket machines on board, I would always suggest getting a 24 hour pass from a Tisak (a little stand that sells newspapers etc, they are everywhere) it only costs 30 Kuna for the day which is around £3.50
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