Come help out in our hostel, and explore the green lungs of Fužine, Croatia!



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    Greetings from Croatia!

    My name is Emilijan and I am the owner of a hostel located 20 miles away from Adriatic coast in the beautiful mountainous region of Croatia. I have been running this place for the last five years, and we usually work with a groups from all over the world.
    I lived in the USA for ten years where I completed education, undergrad and graduate degrees, during which I lived in places such as Minneapolis, Seattle, Ft. Lauderdale and Waikiki.
    If you enjoy hiking and nature, this is the place to be. There are plenty of woods, lakes, and we are so close to the sea area. Transportation to cities such as Rijeka and the capital city of Zagreb is by bus and by train every day, Rijeka is a half hour away and Zagreb an hour and half away. Hostel itself is a beautiful small place with few coffee shops, hotel, post office, bank and everything else that small town needs to have. The main attractions are a couple of beautiful lakes in the surrounding area, and of course loads of beautiful nature sights.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As a hostel we do things a little bit different from others, we mostly accommodate our facility with organized groups and provide them all meals. Individual guests are equally as appreciated, but tend to be fewer when the groups get larger. Among the groups we work with kids, including elementary schools, kindergartens, associations such as children recovering from cancer and other similar associations.
    We work with spiritual groups such as Buddhists, Baptists, Yogis, Tai Chi and many others. We also host a tango festival every year in July.
    Some groups are have participants from 15 to 20 countries. You will definitely get a taste of cultures from all around the world during your stay with us.
    If you are a people person, we want you! Our guests love to teach new things to people, and would more than welcome an opportunity to do so.
    If this sounds like a fit for you, let us know! We can't wait to see you.

  • Help


    We expect from workawayers to help keep this place in shape, assisting with guests, and maybe some light computer duties. We also will need help with the garden during the summer. Whatever your skills are, I'm sure we can find some job for you. :)
    It is busy place with a lot of turnovers during season. Sometimes we need to clean up whole place in five to six hours. I consider this place as very relaxed but very professional. We hope to see you soon. :)
    We love people with a good energy, and good vibrations.

    Because of problems in the past, we do not typically accept help from couples, or travel groups. We prefer solo travelers, so keep this in mind.

    Please be aware: this is NOT a party hostel. Because we mostly cater to groups and children, our space needs to accommodate their needs. If you are looking to party and drink, this is not the place for you.

    A Minimum of 2 weeks is most favorable for us.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Croatian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    For our workaway friends we provide accomodation and food in our place. It is a three bedroom room with its own shower.
    We have also a small kitchen for people to make their own food if they prefer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    For our workawayers we absolutely recommend visiting the nature trails surrounding, where you can bike or hike. For your days off we suggest visiting places such as Rijeka, and Opatija and their gorgeous beaches. During your stay, never hesitate to ask me for recommendations. You'll have plenty of time to explore while you're here.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week. If there is need for more help we give later on more free days.

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