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Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 85574
Country: Croatia

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Last Updated: August 18, 2019

Hi, we run a hostel in Zagreb, Croatia. According to commercial websites, this is one of the 'best' places in town, but we try to keep a low profile, filter guests (no party goers, heavy drinking, loud outings and similar) to draw people who are interested in more than just mainstream tourism; we try to keep the commercial aspect as minimal as possible. There's a couple of thousand reviews out there that will tell you what's happening here and how things are done, it's best if you see for yourself what the backpack community has to say about us. The hostel is also an art/ambience project with many contributions from different sides. Artistic/creative minded people are also very welcome, there's different ways to contribute to the house than regular housekeeping and hospitality work.

Most of you will probably help around the house,consisting of light work like laundry, sweeping, guests and so on. If you have specialised skills (gardening, electricity, working with wood etc), let us know. If you think you're an artist and expect to do sth along those lines, send a portfolio. We're not letting just anyone who claims to be an artist loose on the house (bad experience being without criteria). There is a structure and underlying idea to the house that has to be understood for any work of that kind to be possible.

Criteria we'd like you to fulfil before applying:

0. We're not looking for a 'worker'. If you're into precise schedules, just-do-my-job etc., that's not really what we want. You're supposed to be part of the ship, 24/7, even when you're 'not on duty'. Aware of the environment basically, participating in our daily lives here in Zagreb.You can have free time whenever you want, just let us know on time so we can all plan the day ahead!
1. Potheads are not welcome (in terms of working here), so if you're one, don't bother to apply. A bit every now and then is no issue, but daily users can't work here, go to a party hostel, there's enough of those in the city.
2. If you can be alone with yourself, are not a compulsive talker (babbling, nonsensical/shallow small talk all the time, for instance), you know how to enjoy a silence, this is a good place for you. Make sure you know yourself, because i have no problems telling people who babble to shut it.
3. Hygienic habits - we expect at least OCD levels of personal hygiene :) Not really of course, but minimalism, efficiency, eye for details and sensibility are a must.
4. If you believe the Earth isn't round, you probably shouldn't come here.
5. If you are scared of dogs or don't feel comfortable around them, it's not a good choice for you to apply. Don't try to fake it, it won't work.
6. Required age is 25+ and life experience,preferably outside of Disneyland. (mom still cooking for you and washing your undies? - don't bother to apply).
6a. "But,but.. I'm younger than 25 and I think I'm exceptional" Go ahead, try and apply, but you better live up to that self image you're selling.
7. New agers take a hike please.
8. You're expected to have self-initiative, a spine and a functioning neocortex. Spoiled people and applicants who lied about their attributes will get sacked and negative reviews.

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