Our client Swanky Mint hostel got ESIF Small Loan with an interest rate of 1.5% for the expansion of business!



Our client Pirnat Ltd., owner of the Swanky Mint Hostel, with our help achieved the right for ESIF Small Loan provided by Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovation and Investments (HAMAG BICRO) in the amount of 50,000 Euros and with a fixed interest rate of 1.5% for decorating and furnishing business space – ROOMS.

So far we helped Swanky Mint Hostel to prepare and carry out 2 projects partially financed with non-refundable funds – one for construction of outdoor swimming pool and other for the purchase of electric bicycles and building a station for acceptance and charging of electric bicycles.

The investment through the ESIF Small Loan enabled the expansion of the Hostel to expand accommodation services with an additional 23 beds. Below are few pictures of new ROOMS financed through the ESIF Small Loan:


Great atmosphere and story of Swanky Mint Hostel brought several awards, both domestic and foreign. From recognition of Croatian National Tourist Board for one top three best hostels in Croatia, award for 5 Star Hostel reviewed by Hostel Geeks web page and the British newspapers The Telegraph included Hostel on its list of Europe’s best hostels.

In 2016 Swanky Mint Hostel was proclaimed the best hostel in Croatia for the second year in a row, according to research of the Hostelworld, the world’s leading hostel-focused online booking platform, and recognition is based on the guest reviews.

Additionally, big recognition Swanky Mint Hostel got in October 2017 at the Croatian Tourism Days, when it was proclaimed the Croatian hostel of the year, as part of the project Tourism Flower – Quality for Croatia 2017.

These awards and ratings that Swanky Mint Hostel achieved are the reflection of the work quality of all employees of the company and its vision which led the Swanky Mint Hostel the No.1  hostel in the City of Zagreb and the only one with a swimming pool in offer and as like that recognized abroad.

Below are written the general conditions of HAMAG BICRO – ESIF Small Loans:

ESIF loan

If you have any further questions or you need professional assistance in preparing and implementing projects, please contact us at the official mail: info@geniusconsulting.hr, or call us on the phone 01/48 44 539.