Hotel Name: Apartment Lana.
Address: 35 Gunduliceva Ulica, Lower Town, Zagreb, Croatia.
I stayed at Apartment Lana in Zagreb, Croatia. I booked online at the rate of €35 per night, and I booked it for its location and price in Zagreb.
Apartment Lana is on Gunduliceva Ulica (street), which is centrally located in the Lower Town of Zagreb.
The apartment block is a grand building that is typical of a Central European city.
I’m sometimes hesitant to book apartment rentals due to the checking-in process. I have been stranded at some rentals while waiting for someone to turn up with the key. At this rental, they have a security box at the door where the key is locked. The property emailed me the code to open the box before checking in.
What I do like about these apartment rentals is seeing the insides of these old city apartments. The hallways are so big, and the tiling and wood panelling are from an age we will never see again.
My booking was for a studio with a private bathroom. Some apartment rentals have a shared bathroom, so that is worth remembering if that matters to you.
My room was spacious with the bare minimum of furnishings (a desk and clothes rack). There is free wifi at the apartment, and I had a good reception in my room.
The room had a window that face the inside of the apartment block. At least it keeps the room feeling bright and spacious.
The bathroom by comparison to the room was tiny. When building this room they could have given up a few feet of space to make more room in the bathroom. The bathroom was clean and it had a window to the outside (important for fresh air), but it was so cramped.
One thing that I have found annoying about every place I have stayed in Croatia is that you have the lock the door from the inside with the key.
The apartment is one of three that have been subdivided from one large apartment (thus the weirdly-shaped bathroom in my room). There is a common kitchen and meeting area where all the apartments open out into. I don’t usually use the kitchen, but it is there if you need it.
Checking out is just as easy, you just leave the key in the locked box at the door.
Overall this was a good place to stay for a short-term rental in Zagreb. These apartment rentals are the cheapest options for a private room (cheaper than any hotels that I could find), so it is a good option if you are on a budget. Book the Apartment Lana online, or search for more hotels in Zagreb.
For comparison, I stayed at an Airbnb in Zagreb that felt more like being in a home. I also stayed at a similar apartment rental and a private room in a hostel.
If you’ve never been to Zagreb, here is my trip report on Zagreb.