Hostel 1W Rijeka review

Beautifully designed rooms, wonderful team of friendly staff and a great location right in the heart of the city make Hostel 1W Rijeka the perfect base for exploring Rijeka and the surrounding area.


The hostel is in the heart of Rijeka, just a 20 metre stroll from the Korzo, the town’s main pedestrian zone. It is only a few minutes away from shopping centres with shops and restaurants that serve local food. All the key attractions of Rijeka: St.Vitus Cathedral, the city tower, the city gate, Croatian National Theatre ‘Ivan Zajc’, the Korzo ‘fountain’, ‘Trsat’ castle and more are within close proximity. Plus the hostel is just 300 metres from the bus station and only a 10-minute walk from the railway station.



Rooms and Bathrooms

Where the Hostel 1W clearly excels is the design and style of rooms. I love the dorms here especially. Backpackers can choose from a choice of 8-bed mixed dorm, 6-bed mixed dorm and there is also a female only 6-bed dorm. Each of the dorms have individual themes that include North America, Asia and Australia. I like how the dorms have been designed taking into account, the needs of travellers. The female dorm for example has its own make-up corner. In each of the dorms there’s a private cubicle for changing your clothes. Plus there is a couple of comfy chairs in each dorm which has been designated as the ‘reading corner’. All the beds in dorms have a privacy curtain, reading light and power point. Each bed comes with a large storage locker which you can close and open with your keycard. Plus all the dorms have air conditioning.


There are plenty of communal toilets and showers for guest use. Showers are really powerful. Plus they are cleaned on a regular basis.

Privates are more hotel style rooms geared towards couples, families and business travellers. Privates are all ensuite. All rooms have cable TV, hairdryer and a desk.

Bed linen and towels are included in the price.


Facilities here include a 24-hour reception. There is free, really good Wi-Fi available in all the rooms.

Guests can request airport transfers in advance.

You have a mini breakfast of a croissant and coffee. For a fee of 45 kn you can order a full continental breakfast that includes cereals, bread, juices and coffee.

The common room is quite small here but it has a plasma TV where guests can congregate. Staff gather all guests in the evening in the reception for a free welcome drink of Rakija. It is a simple but great way of getting to meet fellow guests and breaking the ice.

There is also a small kitchen available for guest use with tea and coffee making facilities

Staff here were fantastic and really helpful; always with a smile and happy to help.

Why is this a luxury hostel

I think Hostel 1W has one of the nicest dorms I have ever seen in a hostel. That is one good reason to visit and sleep here. The other great thing about this hostel is the staff: really warm, fun loving people. I loved the welcome drinks in the evening. Being a small hostel it was really easy to meet other guests.

Tourism is the people’s business and this is where hostels like Hostel 1w are the future of the hostelling industry. This hostel is one very good reason to visit Rijeka. I hope you visit soon.



Booking via , a Bed in a 8 bed dorm starts at 105 kn while a private room costs 370 kn (300kn for a single person)

Ul. Erazma Barčića 4, 51000, Rijeka, Croatia.

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