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Published: August 7th 2017
After leaving Krka, we went directly to Zadar where, fortunately, it was a bit colder than in Krka (+/- 40°C vs. Kraka 48°C). We found our hostel quite easily thanks to Google maps, but when we got there, it turned out the owner wasn’t there, only his son. It was a bit weird, the room he showed us wasn’t the bedroom for 4 people we had booked but a 12-person bedroom, so we decided to wait for the owner to return before taking the room. He arrived after +/- 15 minutes and explained that the 4-person bedroom wasn’t ready yet (they opened just a week before and not much was ready yet) but that there would only be us and 2 other girls sleeping in the room. This was ok with us and we took the room. The owner was funny and very friendly, a German who has been living in Croatia since 1998. He showed us the unfinished kitchen (only a room where you have to imagine the kitchen) and the bar on the balcony (both not ready yet). I’m sure the hostel will be beautiful when it’s finally finished!
First, we relaxed at the hostel and had a
good shower. It was just too hot to go to do anything else… At about 7 PM, we finally went to the city centre. To get there, we took a small and very cheap boat, otherwise we would have had to walk +/- 15 minutes more. Zadar is a beautiful city and we enjoyed it a lot. The city centre isn’t too big, but unfortunately there were too many tourists. Still, I think I’m going back there some day to enjoy it with hopefully a colder weather.
We found a nice restaurant close to the seaside, Bon Appétit, and even if it was a bit expensive, we enjoyed our meal a lot. We had some soup and fish, but unfortunately there was no side dish with Anne’s fish, so she was still a bit hungry at the end. The waiters were very friendly and the music good, so we had a nice evening. Afterwards, we wanted to have some ice cream because we had seen that it was only 3 kuna, but when we had bought it, we saw that only the cup was 3 kuna and every scoop was 10 kuna (+/- 1,20€)… Very disappointed we hadn’t read
the price list correctly (again!), we went to the seaside to listen to the sea organ and to watch the light show that represents a greeting to the sun. It was very nice, but I was happy when we went home, it was already quite late.
When we arrived back at the hostel, a big surprise was waiting for us : our room was almost full, 4 or 5 more girls had arrived! I checked the price list and there wasn’t a 12-person room suggested, but the 6- and 8-person rooms were cheaper than what we had paid for, so I went to complain to the owner. I couldn’t see why we should pay for a 4-person room and get a 12-person room instead! The owner couldn’t see my problem. He considered this room as 2 6-person rooms and not as 1 room, but there was no door between the “2” rooms, only one entrance to the main hall and only one air-conditioning in one part of the room, so it’s 1 room, right? I told him we weren’t happy and fortunately he had one empty 6-person bedroom, so he offered us to take this room instead. It was
ok with us, but I’m sure he’ll have more problems like this in the future if he keeps selling this 12-person bedroom as 2 6-person bedrooms…
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