Jure Kastriotica Skenderbega 21, Zadar

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Overview of Hostel

Welcome one and all to the Monkey Troop Hostels. Since the Mellow Monkey doors opened in 2011 it has been voted as one of the top rated hostels in Zadar along with the entire Balkan region.

We must be doing something right? Well, the Mellow Monkey is foreign owned and has a service reputation th

From Nights People


Main bus station;

Remain on the side of the station where the buses are parked (you do not need to walk through the station to exit). As you step outside of your bus, the view to your left will be the taxi rank. These taxis are parked on the street 'Kralja Tvrtka' this is also the road you need to turn left and walk down.

Walk down the side the bus station and in about 150 meters you will reach a building called 'Family M Hostel/NEC cafe' which will be on your right hand side. On the corner of the 'NEC cafe' follow the road round to the right - this road is called 'Dure Marusica'. In 20 meters the road splits, stay left and head up this road called 'Milana Sufflaya'. After 100 meters, the road will reach a junction with a large car park and church in front of you. The road crossing this junction is called 'Jure Skenderbega'.

Turn left down 'Jure Skenderbega' (the church 'Gospe Loretske' will be on your right hand side as you walk past it) and the Mellow Monkey Hostel is located 100 meters down on your left hand side at number 21.


You can jump on a bus at the airport for 25 Kuna (prices may change from entry of this content). This bus will bring you to the main bus station. Please follow our directions above.
If you are hiring a car first, you may park your vehicle at the church car park mentioned above at 'Gospe Loretske' (very safe!).

Main ferry port (Gazanica);

If you are arriving at the main ferry port called 'Gazenica' (outside of the old town) we are a 20 minute walking distance away. From your ferry, walk to the main road and turn left. Hugging the left-side path you can remain on this path (without crossing any roads), past a small harbour on your left and all the way to the T-junction which joins a street named 'Ulica Bregdetti'.

Cross over the road at the T-junction, turn right and walk down 'Ulica Bregdetti'. Walk past our sister hostel 'The Lazy Monkey' and turn left up the small road immediately after the Lazy Monkey Hostel. This road is called 'Ulica Mihovila Curkovica'.

Walk 100 meters to the top of this road and you will reach 'Jure Skenderbega'. Turn right on this road and The Mellow Monkey is 80 meters on your right hand side.
Jump in a taxi to our address, this should not cost you more than 30-40 Kuna depending on the season.

Ferry port (old town);

When you depart your ferry you will be on the road named 'Libernska Obala', at the bus stop (on your side of the road), wait for the number 2 bus. This bus will take you around the old town and out down past the waterfront. Remain on the bus till you reach the bus stop outside the church of 'Gospe Loretske'.(7 stops from the old town ferry port). Follow in the direction the bus is heading down the road for 100 meters to reach the Mellow Monkey Hostel..

Located near

We are located within walking distance from the main bus station (7-8 minutes). Cabs can be arranged for about 3-4 Euro if you don't feel like walking or have large suitcases. We are not in the heart of the city centre but we are a few minutes walk to the best waterfront, cliff jumping locations and daytime bars in town. The walk to the old town takes about 20-25 minutes or you can jump on the city bus outside the hostel for a couple of Euros that will take you to the centre.

Conditions & Policy

Age Restriction

City tax (10kn per person per night) is not included and must be payed upon arrival. The Mellow Monkey Hostel has an age restriction of 18+ Due to high bank rates it is in your best interest to settle your balance owed in cash. Should you have to use your credit card for payment a 4% charge will be added to your total. During our peak season in Dalmatia, especially festival time, our hostel is usually filled with a young vibrant crowd, who produce fun and noise for which we try to maintain the best we can. Our reviews tell you we are normally pretty good at this. But you must be of the understanding, that this is part of Mellow Monkey Hostel life in and around our operating months. Our reception is open during the hours of 8.30 am - 10.30 pm. Arrival outside of these times requires an e mail directly to the hostel through our web-page. Please contact us for more information. Guest reminder: We are not a hotel and we do not offer red carpet service, however big hearts and smiles are here in abundance. Please, if you have never stayed in a hostel, please read our bio and do your research so you know what to expect. We are not in the Old Town! We are 20-25 minute walk away in a glorious part of Zadar. The hostel is extremely close to the main bus station and the waterfront which is our guest preference.