This is a comfortable little 4 bed dorm with single beds. No bunks. Room is equiped with air conditioning.
The sister property to the famous Drunken Monkey Hostel, The Lazy Monkey, is the latest little gem to arrive in Zadar. This hostel is unique, homely and supplies comfortable accommodation, great atmosphere, top rated staff, as well as offering both dormitories and private rooms.
Our hacienda styled building is designed for maximum relaxation and ambiance. The Lazy Monkey terrace has vibrant decor with plenty of low seated furniture, beanbags and hammocks to chill and socialize. We have hookah pipes and eclectic music for everyone's taste. Guests have the use of the open courtyard and lovely garden. We have a large upstairs terrace with eating areas and a sizable secure car park.
The owners are foreign globetrotters and have built a team of seasoned travelers and local staff that are the foundations of this fantastic property, so whether you are on a stopover on your way to the archipelago of islands, or looking for a place for you to kick back for a few days, This hostel is the home away from home.
Entertaining nights in and exciting nights out are also on offer. A few of the activities at The Lazy Monkey include, food nights, regular group BBQ's, outdoor cinema, games and quiz nights. Feel free to light up the BBQ yourself or use our huge kitchen anytime.
Zadar offers the perfect short break with activities and sites for every type of traveler: beautiful rocky coast line, stunning scenery, sparkling aquamarine waters, breath-taking sunsets and three National Parks nearby.
Guests have their own free lockers to use, power bars, air conditioning and fans. The premises is also protected by CCTV cameras for their own safety as well as an evening security guard. We can arrange rental cars, tours, bike and boat rentals and a variety of van transfers.
Disponible para huéspedes
Not only can guests enjoy our large amounts of common space at the Lazy Monkey Hostel, but we also allow our guests full access to our famous sister hostel The Drunken Monkey located just down the street.
Atención a los huéspedes
Our guests are more than welcome to mingle with the other travelers or simply keep to themselves. Our very large common areas are more than capable of accommodating both.
Terms and Conditions:
By booking at our hostel, you agree to all the terms and conditions listed here. In the off season, (March - May 31st, and September 1 - October 31st) we require 24 hours notice from the day of your arrival, not your arrival time as listed by you when booking. In the peak season (June 1st-August 31st), we require 48 hours notice. All cancellations must be made by email and sent to (EMAIL HIDDEN)
During the peak season, as listed above, we have an age restriction policy of 18+ years.
We do have card services at the hostel, howeverwe do charge a service fee to use all cards. All bills must be paid in the local currency (Kuna) and paid upon arrival.
Any destruction of property by guest(s) is their responsibility and will pay for the full price of replacement. The Lazy Monkey Hostel takes no responsibility for loss or theft of personal property.
The two owners of both the Lazy monkey and The Drunken Monkey Hostel, Chris and Kyle, originally from the UK and Canada respectively, met many moons ago on South Molle Island. A stunning remote little island in the Whitsunday's in Australia on what was agreed by both to be a wonderful and life changing travel experience, that sparked a series of events that would lead to the creation of the Drunken Monkey Hostel.
Many people have visited the hostel and always ask the same question...
“How in the world did you end up here?” Well, to answer that question, this is how the story began.
Kyle, originally from Toronto, Canada, spent his youth mostly playing hockey, skiing, fishing and camping. With his love of the outdoors and continual need to “Fix things” He eventually trained and studied as a mechanical engineer, and quickly moved to the mountains of BC (British Columbia) to work with helicopters. With regular trips to Nelson and holidays down on the beaches of Cuba, Central America and the United States, he was quickly enticed by the travel bug. A now experienced helicopter engineer and avid skier, he decided to leave the world of the working man and mix it up in the world of long term travelling. Kyle would go on to spend a few years travelling and working in Australasia and South East Asia, finally landing in Europe where he would spend three years working for the illustrious Flying Pig Hostel in Amsterdam. The fun and excitement of hostel life had begun. After various excursions through Europe and the Balkans, the dream of running his own hostel started to become a reality.
Chris, who began travelling at a very young age, began his life living in sunny South Africa where he learned his love for the ocean. But the days filled with endless sunshine were short lived when eventually he had to move back and settled in Cambridge, England. After University, Chris began his career in hospitality. Training hard and working his way up through the ranks of management to run very successful bars, pubs and restaurants around Cambridge and London. But his love for the sun and sea still stirred in the back of his mind and quickly drove him pick up a surfboard at a young age, where he could spend countless hours chasing his love for the waves. He would soon leave the waters of Cornwall and the Welsh coastline in search of new adventure to surf the seas of southern France and Spain with friends, which soon set in motion a course of trips around the world. With many visits to the Balearic Islands of Spain, Portugal, Turkey, a world trip was destined to come, and in 2005 Chris packed his backpack and surfboard and headed to the other side of the world. Travelling and working in Australia and South East Asia. Chris fell in love with the Asian culture and stayed over a year, and now continues to visit continent every year.
In the beginning
The foreign lifestyle had quickly become a reality when old friends Kyle and Chris sat in a pub garden with a business plan and an idea to open up their new hostel chain. The decision to move abroad and to start a successful business is something that many people dream about, but struggle to adjust in what they called 'floating in the dreaded wind of change'.
From 2009 to 2010, the normality of everyday life was going to be very different. 'You guys are crazy', or 'it will never work', 'see you back here in 6 months', were the words from many people and acquaintances back home. The chorus of words from Chris and Kyle were saying the complete opposite. 'A new lifestyle, new career, excitement and adventurous times ahead'. After two years of strenuous market research, house hunting, studying foreign laws, technical requirements and labouring for 6 months, the boys finally started the dream. The Drunken Monkey doors opened in the summer of 2011 and the dream began. Three seasons later they are even more successful than they had imagined back in that pub garden many moons ago.
Chris and Kyle
'The adventure is a work in progress. The lifestyle is amazing, and we still are full of enthusiasm and ideas, and are always looking at new opportunities. There is still more to come!”