Zagreb

Croatia’s largest city and the only metropolitan area of more than one million people. Zagreb has a rich history that dates back to Roman times. The last 100 years have been quite turbulent with World War 2 and the Croatian War of Independence bringing the conflict to the city.

Nowadays, Zagreb is a bustling metropolis and cultural hub with a vibrant cafe culture, interesting museums, great shopping opportunities and architecture reflective of its medieval and communist past.

Gay Rights in Croatia

Same-sex sexual activity has been legal in Croatia since 1977 and discrimination are banned on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Croats can be quite conservative and a 2013 referendum on the definition of marriage saw 66% vote in favor of marriage being defined as that between a man and a woman. The Life Partnership Act of 2014 offers almost the same rights as marriage, minus adoption.

Pride parades are held in most major city in Croatia with Zagreb Pride being the largest event, held every June since 2002

Gay Scene

As with a lot of Eastern Europe, Croatia is socially quite Conservative, so it’s advised to keep overt displays of affection to a minimum.

Zagreb has a modest gay scene that is a lot more subtle than in your face Berlin and Madrid. It does not have a gay area as such but most venues are within an easy walking distance of each other.

Getting to Zagreb

By Air

Zagreb Airport (ZAG) is the largest airport in Croatia and is well connected to most of Europe. It offers a few flights to the Middle East as well as a seasonal service to Toronto.

A shuttle bus from the airport takes you to the main bus station. Journey time is around the 30-minute mark and services are organized by each scheduled flight arriving. Singles cost 30 HRK. Buses run from 7 am to 8 pm.

A taxi will cost at least 150 HRK, with extras charged for luggage. The journey time into central Zagreb is around 30 minutes.

By Rail

Zagreb train station has connections throughout the Balkans and Central Europe. The building itself is an impressive feat of Hungarian architecture.

Zagreb Gay Bars & Clubs

 

RUSH Bar

Savska Cesta 120, Zagreb, Croatia

Gay dance club RUSH Bar first opened 2009 in central Zagreb near the main square, then moved to a new location in 2014.

The club welcomes everyone who wants to have fun and enjoy the latest music, drag shows, and special events. Popular with young/mixed crowd.

HotPot

Petrinjska 31, Zagreb, Croatia, 10000

Gay bar & nightclub in Zagreb city center. HotPot has modern interior Basement area of about 120 m², with modern interior, TV screens, and DJ. Mostly gay crowd.

Zagreb Gay Cruise Clubs

BOONKER Bar

Pavla Hatza 24, Zagreb, Croatia

Small gay cruise club in the heart of Zagreb. BOONKER has two dark rooms, cabins and a bar that serves a wide selection of drinks.

 

Zagreb Gay Saunas

Sauna Bumerang

Mazuranicev Trg 2, Zagreb, Croatia, 10000

Friendly, laid-back gay sauna and cruise club in Zagreb. Facilities at Boomerang include private cabins, Finnish sauna, showers, and lounge. There are a bar and cafeteria on site.

The venue hosts the popular ‘Naked Night’ parties and other themed events – check their website for further details.

Sauna MOBILUS

Prilaz Gjure Deželića 62, Zagreb, Croatia

New gay sauna in Zagreb (opened December 2016) in a nice landscaped space (130 m²). Sauna MOBILUS features a Finnish sauna, showers, cruising area, private relaxation cabins, and bar.

Clean and modern facilities. Located on the corner of Primorsko Street.

 

Gay Zagreb  Hotels

Looking for a great-value hotel in Zagreb? Our top 2017 Zagreb hotels are well-located for sightseeing, shopping and the gay nightlife.

Apartments Angel Main Square

Trg Bana Jelacica 6, Zagreb City Centre, Zagreb, Croatia

Apartments Angel Main Square offers modern accommodation in Zagreb and is within walking distance of Zagreb Central Railway Station. This property is set in the heart of the city.

The apartments come with modern facilities, including a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and free Wi-Fi internet. They feature a private bathroom, tea, and coffee making facilities and an in-room dining area.

Zagreb's attractions, including the University of Zagreb, the Croatian Museum of Naive Art and Parliament of Croatia, are within an easy walking distance of Apartments Angel Main Square. The Zagreb Synagogue and Zagreb Cathedral are also all only five minutes away

 

BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Astoria

Petrinjska 71, Zagreb City Centre, Zagreb, Croatia

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Zagreb. It is close to the Modern Gallery, Zagreb, dining options and shops.

This cozy hotel provides luggage storage, a concierge, and a 24-hour business center. Guests are able to enjoy a book in the on-site library.

The contemporary rooms at BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Astoria feature a mini bar and all the necessities for a comfortable stay. They each have a flat-screen TV, a laptop safe and tea and coffee making facilities.

My Way Hostel

Trpimirova 4/1, Zagreb City Centre, Zagreb, Croatia

Conveniently positioned, My Way Hostel offers easy access to Zagreb's best hot spots. It provides bicycle rental and is a brief walk from Art Pavilion in Zagreb.

The hostel offers 10 comfortable rooms that are ideal for travelers on a budget.

My Way Hostel is close to shops, dining and Zagreb's nightlife. The hostel is located within a brief stroll of Zagreb Central Railway Station.

 

Arcotel Allegra Zagreb

Branimirova 29, Zagreb City Centre, Zagreb, Croatia

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Zagreb. There is also a fitness center with free weights and a swimming pool.

Arcotel Allegra Zagreb is an ideal venue to stop for both business and relaxation. The on-site day spa offers a variety of facial and body treatments.

Allegra Zagreb offers spacious rooms equipped with a telephone, plus all the necessities to ensure a comfortable stay.

Hotel Dubrovnik Zagreb

Gajeva 1, Zagreb City Centre, Zagreb, Croatia

Located in central Zagreb, Hotel Dubrovnik Zagreb is within an easy walk of Dolac Market, 1 Ilica Street and Parliament of Croatia. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

The hotel has recently been refurbished and offers a currency exchange, a coffee bar, and luggage storage. Staff are available 24/7 and can book tours and tickets.

The rooms at Hotel Dubrovnik Zagreb feature free wireless internet access, a mini bar, and movies-on-demand. They have an en suite bathroom with a private bath or shower and a hairdryer.

DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb

Ulica Grada Vukovara 269a, Zagreb, Croatia

Located amongst a variety of attractions, shops, and eateries, DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb is ideal for guests wanting to discover Zagreb and its surroundings. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

DoubleTree Zagreb has a fitness center with a swimming pool. Honeymoon suites are on offer for those seeking some added luxury.

DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb features spacious rooms equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar and cable/satellite channels. They feature ironing facilities and a bathtub.

Apartments Angel Main Square

Trg Bana Jelacica 6, Zagreb City Centre, Zagreb, Croatia

Apartments Angel Main Square offers modern accommodation in Zagreb and is within walking distance of Zagreb Central Railway Station. This property is set in the heart of the city.

The apartments come with modern facilities, including a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and free Wi-Fi internet. They feature a private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities and an in-room dining area.