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Hostel Bedem is located in the historical centre of Karlovac - the "Star".

Completely renovated and modernly equipped building of the former Josip Jelaćić barracks from the 19th century has been transformed into the most modern student dormitory in Croatia, which becomes a hostel in the period from 15th July till 15th September.

  • reception open 24 hours a day
  • free Wi-Fi
  • laundry
  • iron upon guest's request
  • kitchenette and a living room on each floor
  • bikes can be kept in an enclosed space
  • free secured parking for cars and buses


In the vicinity of the hostel there are numerous cafes, shops, children's playgrounds, Foginovo beach on the river Korana, theatre, town museum, Aquatika - freshwater aquarium, forestry arboretum and other sights. You can enjoy endless walks through numerous parks, swim on four rivers, and visit the old town of Dubovac where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the entire Karlovac.

About the Hostel

At the end of the 19th century, the original barracks of Ban Josip Jelačić was built and due to its position, its urban and environmental values, it is under the protection of the Ministry of Culture - Conservation Department in Karlovac.

In 2016, the conversion of the barracks into the student hostel Bedem began, with the utmost respect for the architectural values of the existing building. It provides a good example of the attitude towards rich cultural heritage by transforming a neglected and unattractive space into a new urban gathering spot.