Every place has a story. Fulir, on the north-west corner of the main square, once housed the servants of the fellow sitting in bronze and on horseback and gives the square its name: Jelačić. Below the hostel, the famed Croatian leader kept his horses. Today, the alley the hostel occupies (it shares it with a solid locals’ bar called Pinta) still feels as if a group of soldiers might ride up any moment in need of stew and ale. Inside the hostel, there’s everything you need and nothing more. It’s a small and intimate 16-bed place, with a relaxing common room, fully-equipped kitchen, wireless internet and laundry machines. But it’s the owners who make the difference. Davor and Leo have a wealth of local knowledge and will likely go out with your group to make sure you have the best Zagreb experience possible. Logically, Fulir has no curfew.