For the young, Croatia is a favourite tourist destination, and they will find the accommodation suited to their needs in 40 hostels around the country to which 30 more should be added by 2012.
The hostels are already located in some of the most attractive
spots such as Dubrovnik, Pula, Šibenik, Zadar, Rijeka, Veli Lošinj,
and Zagreb. All the hostels, which have 900 beds, completely
correspond to the standards and the way of doing business of all
European hostels. Also, they all work throughout the year, with the
exception of the island hostel in Veli Lošinj, which is open from the start of May until the end October.
The Croatian Youth Hostel Association is a non-profit, non-government organisation and an independent association of youth hostels which is developing youth tourism, and last year it celebrated 55 years of activity. It is a member of international organisations which are promoting youth mobility: International Youth Hostel Federation,European Youth Card Association and World Youth and Student Educational Travel Confederation. As a member of a large hostel family, Croatian Youth Hostel Association ensures a host of opportunities to its members and the youth from around the world in accommodation and other tourist services.