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Hvar island
All Year: No
Area (ha):
Persons: 6
Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 35215
Country: Croatia

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Last Updated: March 6, 2019

Are you ready to go back to basics with no electricity, no running water, no smartphones, ... Just raw nature and beautiful people? Than you might find what you're looking for with us!

But before you decide, read the whole description to see if this "Robinson" adventure is something you really want to experience!


DESCRIPTION

This is a very popular self-sustainable “back to basics” eco hostel on the island of Hvar, categorized as “Robinson accommodation,” offering 10 spacious beach huts in the middle of nature, a stone's throw away from 2 beautiful, secluded beaches. Each beach hut comes with exquisite sea views, the ideal place to relax and recharge, a world away from the touristic hustle.

Enjoy a million stars in one of the many hammocks or lounges and let the gentle sound of the waves lull you to sleep.

The place is truly a hidden gem! Surrounded by nature and extraordinary sea views, we are blessed to be able to call this place home! Indulge yourself with tranquility in our little piece of paradise! Explore the pittoresk village nearby and meet its authentic inhabitants. Experience the real Croatia, unwind & reconnect with nature!


ACCOMMODATION

Your accommodation will be a basic private room with a single/double bed, comfy Tempur matrasses, a mosquito net, shelves and a seaview balcony. There's a private staff kitchen and common bathrooms/showers.

You can also relax in 5 different lounge areas, 3 hammocks with a nice drink from our "Wilson's" beach bar. All accompanied by sea views.


FACILITIES

Common area
A basic kitchen with 2 gas stoves / 2 ovens
2 small gas fridges with freezer compartment
Rainwater available with solar powered water pump
1 locker per wooden tent
1 storage food box per wooden tent
Terrace with long wooden table and 12 chairs

Sanitary
1 outdoor "bucket flush" toilet
1 outdoor rainwater shower
1 bathroom with toilet, shower and 2 sinks.

Various
NO WIFI! But you can use our hotspot / computer to check something small if urgent or necessary. You can also buy yourself a local simcard. I recommend BONBON. The simcard is free and you can get 3GB of data for 44kn. Don't forget to activate the package before using your credit!

LIMITED ELECTRICITY. From 09AM to 11AM electricity is provided by a power generator (Max 2kW - Enough for charging cell phones, laptops, etc.)

NO RUNNING WATER. Rainwater is provided with a electric waterpump (On solar energy)


WHAT TO TAKE

- Food & drinks (no shops, restaurants or bars around here for miles!)
- A good pair of hiking shoes (Rocky area)
- Slippers (Beach)
- Water sandals (Pebble beach)
- Anti-mosquito spray
- Sweater / Pull over / Jacket

Weather on Hvar:

January: 10-15C
February: 10-15C
March: 15-20C
April: 20-25C
May: 20-25C
June: 25-30C
July: 30-40C
August: 30-40C
September: 25-30C
October: 20-25C
November: 15-20C
December: 10-15C

The nights are chilly out of the summer season, so always take enough blankets, sweaters and/or pull over and jackets.


We are located in the very remote, small village of Gromin Dolac in the south of the island of Hvar. Our paradise is only accessible by a 4km dirt road that starts in Zavala. It's not recommendable to come with your own car or with a rental car without four wheel drive but of course it's possible. Just drive slowly and safely. There are no signs, keeping in tune with the hidden, our beach vibe. This keeps out curious daytrippers and guarantees comfort and privacy.

We also offer a free shuttle that can pick you up and drop you off in either Jelsa or Starigrad, every morning at 11.30am when picking up the guests at the ferry.

The access may be rather difficult, but therein lies the beauty of Cast Away. It is hard to find, but this is exactly what makes this place so unique and serene. Prepare yourself for a wonderful secluded location surrounded by nature, beautiful coves & beaches, walking & biking trails and an authentic Dalmatian lifestyle. Here is the ultimate place to escape the busy, chaotic tourist crowds, and to reinvigorate yourself in a natural environment, with gorgeous views and the sound of the waves, sea birds, and an orchestra of crickets at twilight.

Distances
(By car)

Zavala: 10 minutes - 4km
Jelsa: 25 minutes - 10km
Stari Grad: 35 minutes - 20km
Hvar town: 50 minutes - 35km
Sucuraj: 90 minutes - 72km


TRANSPORTATION

Car ferries sail many times per day from Split to Stari Grad & from Drvenik to Sucuraj. The car ferry is the cheapest option and you don’t need any reservation. Drvenik - Sucuraj is a lot cheaper but also a lot further and only recommandable if you come by car. You can find all the prices & timetables on Jadrolinija's website.

Another option to come to the island of Hvar is with the high speed connections by catamarans (only passengers) from Split, Brac, Korcula, Vis, Mljet & Dubrovnik. You can find all the prices & timetables on the websites of Jadrolinija & Krilo.


WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR:


APRIL TO OCTOBER 2019 (FULL - NO AVAILABILITY)

** Multifunctional & professional volunteers with great social skills to help us with the daily management of the eco hostel / beach bar meaning cleaning, organising, washing linen, tidying up the whole property, check-in/out guests, assist guests when needed, entertaining guests, serving drinks, etc. You will be part of the management and therefor this requires extreme professionalism ! A big plus is to have basic experience in the hospitality industry! Another big plus is basic experience in mechanics to be able to repair small things like the power generator if it stops working, the solar water pump system, the minivan, the washing machine, etc.

Volunteers need to be extremely motivated, hard working, social, assertive, independent, entrepreneur but also joyful, active, creative, etc. Your main task will be to take care of the guests and be there for them whenever they need you.

You will be part of the our managing staff, consisting of 2 to 6 staff members depending the season. The working hours are divided in shifts between 7.00am & 23.00pm

Requirements:

- Minimum 25yrs old
- Minimum 1 month
- Experience in hospitality / bar tending is a big plus
- Motived, hard worker
- Assertive, professional & independent
- Extremely social, good with people, joyful and a team player
- Adventurer's spirit
- Cheerful, entertaining, creative
- Handy(wo)man and experience in mechanics is a plus
- Multifunctional
- Flexible

OCTOBER 2019

** Handy volunteers to help with the daily technical aspects of the hostel (small repairs, closing down the hostel, etc.)

Requirements:

- Minimum 25yrs old
- Motived, hard worker
- Assertive, professional & independent
- Extremely social, good with people, joyful and a team player
- Adventurer's spirit
- Cheerful, entertaining, creative
- Multifunctional
- Flexible

In return for you help, we can offer you a wage, free accomodation, free meals, free use of kayaks, mountain bikes, snorkeling gear, paddle boards and free transport around the island.

IMPORTANT !
An EU passport is preferable but contact us for more info about legal work possibilities.

We offer you a unique location with amazing sea views, surrounded by trees, beaches in a peaceful atmosphere. You can relax in the hammocks and/or sunbeds enjoyin' the tranquility and the clear waters of the Adriatic.

You can relax on the terrace, cook some food in the kitchen at the common area. Electricity is provided a few hours a day. Sun heated showers & toilet facilities are available.

This place is truly & literally a hidden gem! It's rather difficult to access but it has a unique & wonderful location! Away from the touristic hustle in the middle of nature, bording the Adriatic Sea with many beautiful private beaches, islands & undescribable views.
I will organize day trips to the UNESCO town of Starigrad & Hvar, advice you some of the best spots on the island with small, hidden, unspoiled & uncrowded beaches, beautiful mountain walking trails, the finest local restaurants, local wine & fish festivals, wine tastings at one of the many local wineries, the sizzling nightlife in Hvar (Hula Hula, Carpe Diem, ...), the best cocktail bars, etc. Depending of what you like to do during your free time!

You will experience the real Dalmatia, enjoy the local culture in the nearby villages, exchange experiences with locals and discover Hvar from a total different perspective!

I'm in love with this island and can't wait to share the real beauty of it with you, guys!

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