The Subspace hostel in Zagreb, the first hostel of this type opened in the European Union, has been awarded by International Hospitality in the category of Best Hostel in Eastern and Central Europe.
The entrepreneur Hrvoje Krilić wanted to be different from the others thus in December 2016 he opened a futuristic hostel in Tesla Street in Zagreb. For the first time in the European Union guests got the opportunity to sleep in space capsules and experience the feeling of being aboard a spaceship.
The capacity of the Subspace hostel is 20 single bed capsules, bathroom facilities, a kitchenette, a cafe bar and a terrace at Tesla Street. Each capsule is 2 metres long and 1,2 metres wide and high, it has a ventilation and is equipped with a bed, an android monitor, USB ports and chargers for mobile devices, a safe for money and valuable documents as well as a mirror.
The hostel ceiling and walls are painted with unique drawings that become visible under ultraviolet light and create a special impression of the night sky as if one is really in the space.
Targeted guests are all those who seek privacy, or as the owner said ‘’the Subspace hostel offers privacy of a hotel room at a hostel price’’.
The Sci-Fi films such as Blade Runner, The Fifth Element and Avatar inspired the idea for this unusual project, which was realized within a year and a half. The value of this investment was slightly more than two million Kunas.