Croatian Youth Hostel Association is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation founded back in 1953 in order to promote the hostelling mission in Croatia and encourage young people to explore and appreciate the rich natural and cultural heritage of our country.

01/ 48 29 294, 48 29 296
Savska 5, 10 000 Zagreb

Hi Hostel Stara pekara is located in Osijek, in the old part of town – the baroque Tvrđa, near the Osijek promenade, along the river Drava, in the newly renovated building of the former Austro-Hungarian military bakery from built in mid XVIII century. In the building Stara pekara (english: Old Bakery) you will still see original parts of the bakery and a number of preserved and protected drawings and labels done by soldiers of the time.  . The hostel has opened in May 2021. as part of the Educational and informational youth tourist center.  The center now hosts a hostel, restaurant, fully equipped seminar rooms and a conference hall, head offices of different Youth NGO’s and a Museum of Personal Stories.

The hostel consists of a total of 54 beds in 15 rooms, each room with its own bathroom. The  restaurant provides all meals for hostel guests and also offers daily menus. In the back yard of the Stara pekara building you can enjoy siting on a terrace enjoying your favorite drink.  , where there is a possibility of full board; coffee bar and terrace, 1 conference hall with a capacity of 145 people, equipped with all equipment and 2 seminar rooms with a capacity of 30 people; and space for socializing, with TV.


  • 54 beds (no bunk beds), 15 rooms with own bathroom facilities
  • free WI-FI
  • hostel adapted for people with disabilities
  • 2 elevators
  • fully equipped conference hall (145 seats) and 2 seminar rooms (each with the capacity of 30 seats)
  • restaurant,  coffee bar and terrace
  • yard
  • space for socializing with TV and internet connections
  • the reception is open from 07:00 am until 23:00 pm (in case of earlier or later arrival please inform the hostel in advance in order to ensure your entrance in the hostel and your room)

The hostel is open all year round.

The hostel is located 15 minutes from the city center, which can be reached by a promenade along the Drava, a walk along the Art Nouveau street of the European Avenue, or by a 5 minute tram ride.

About the destination:

Osijek is the largest city in the eastern part of Croatia, the 4th largest city in Croatia, located on the right side of the Drava River.

The city has the most greenery, has 17 parks, while the three most famous on the way to the Tvrđa, named after Croatian kings. Tvrđa is the pearl of the city, the old baroque part of Osijek with museums, schools, hotels, cafes, restaurants and is the center of Osijek’s nightlife.

In Osijek there is a promenade along the entire length of the right side of the Drava, which offers many sports facilities (cycling, running, rollerblading) and a little break along the Drava River and coffee. There is also a pedestrian bridge connected to the left side where is a zoo, and from where you can see the entire city.

Osijek is a cultural, recreational and entertainment center with facilities such as the Copacabana public swimming pool, sports halls and playgrounds, the organization of Osijek summer nights, Advent, the Panonnian Challenge sports event and the cultural event HeadOnEast, etc.
15 km from Osijek, there is the oldest nature park in Croatia, Kopački rit, is an indispensable part of a tour of the eastern part of Slavonia.

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Hi Hostel Stara Pekara