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Dubrovnik has become widely famous, especially in recent years, for being a stunning gem on the Adriatic. The city's Stari Grad (old town), built out around a harbor, is indeed a must see if you're in the region. Though the city center is more overfilled at midday during peak season than infamously touristy Venice, you can take up the city in peace if you bother getting up early or come out of season. Though Stari Grad is the center attraction, there are a few side-shows going on in and around town. Beach-going guests of Dubrovnik hostels will be able to enjoy the clear waters -- expect to pay for sandy beaches; for rocky ones head south along the coast and look for public beaches. There's a great view of the old town from here.
Dubrovnik hostels are limited. In summer you ought to book well in advance if you want to have a choice. Hostels, as along much of the Adriatic in ex-Yugoslavia, are in the upper floors of tall family houses. This means you'll have good air even without air conditioning and may well score a view of the sea and/or of town. Most have small kitchens for the couple rooms on each floor. Most of the hostels in Dubrovnik are located up the bluff behind the old town. Rule has it, the longer the walk uphill, the cheaper but the better view.
Check up with Dubrovnik hostel to see if they have a free pick-up service from the bus station. Although the station isn't very far south of town, you'll likely have to tackle a maze of steep dead-end streets and winding staircases to find your way up to your hostel, so it might actually be useful to not have to try and find your hostel on your own.
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"Staff is really helpful - The staff is helpful. Location is very good. Near bus stop, beach, and supermarket, everything is convenient." … "Stayed here since the YH was full and it was the only other place I could find offering dorm accommodations. Well, the dorm was a converted basement apartment that was mouldy and dirty. I think it was last cleaned in the 1970s. We tried to get the owner to give us some cleaning supplies and garbage...
Old Town Dubrovnik
"Excellent accommodation. Bozo is a super host, and he and his wife made me very welcome. PS. Hello, Sergei." … "… main city beach, cafe bars... not a lot of steirs, our street is one of shortest. You can rent it as house with total 12 beds or rooms with 2, 3, 3 and 4 beds. There is wireless in house (paypal and free from restaurant near the house). We would like you do not smoke in house, smoking possible near main entrance....
Begovic Boarding House
"Begovic Boarding House is a very agreeable place to stay. Although it has a dormitory, the owners have their house upstairs while you're downstairs (it's uphill, so no worries, you're not in a cave). This is good as it means privacy but accessibility to the owners in case you need it. It can be bad if you intend to be noisy, as the house is situated in a peaceful neighborhood. The Location In Dubrovnik you basically have two options --...
HI - Dubrovnik Hostel
"Youth Hostel Dubrovnik offers everything you need for a budget stay in Dubrovnik (except for a fun atmosphere) -- it's walking distance from the Old Town, the beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are clean, and the breakfast is included. The Location Of the very few hostels in Dubrovnik offering shared accommodation, this HI Youth Hostel is the closest to Old Town. It's only a fifteen-minute walk or five-minute bus ride away from Pile...
Dubrovnik Backpackers Club
"You won't miss home while staying at the Dubrovnik Backpacker's Club, which is run by a family you'll be a part of by the time you leave. Sharing big meals, heading to the beach, and partying in Old Dubrovnik -- it can be easy to forget who is the host and who is the visitor. The mother of the family will be pushing her homemade death-flavoured alcohol on you and cooking some serious snacks all day, while still maintaining knowledge of only a...
Red Dwarf Guesthouse
"Great for the price - Host is a great guy, a bit far from the old city but knew that going in ... the stairs are a great workout!" … "… and the Harbour. We offer 5 rooms in total with shared facillties. The rooms have a nice terrace and view over the Harbour. Our small place has a good atmosphere, it is possible to have a nice time and meet people from all over the world. Our friendly staff will be happy to help you non...
"Villa Banana is an adequate hostel with decent kitchen facilities and comfortable enough rooms for a night or two. One issue is that the staff/owners only speak Croatian and this makes it difficult to ask for advice for things to do in Dubrovnik. Unlike many other hostels, it doesn't have the ability to facilitate excursions or even provide information on excursions, so if you want to look into these you will have to go elsewhere. The...
Fresh Sheets Hostel
"Fresh Sheets Hostel is the only hostel within the walls of Dubrovnik's Old Town and is professionally run by friendly Canadians and their local staff. The Location The hostel is the best located in the city for sightseeing as most of Dubrovnik's attractions lie within the Old Town. It is not, however, the most convenient either for the bus station/port or the beach (for a beach holiday it would perhaps be better to consider a hostel in...
Hostel Villa Garden
"Location! Location! A wonderful villa with a garden. Includes three studio apartments, each equipped with a kitchen and bathroom with a shower. Also, has three large rooms- bathrooms included but with a common kitchen. A common room on the second floor allows travellers to meet one another- a great opportunity to make friends. Aircondition. Access to free wireless internet available. A five minute walk to the old town! Walking distance to...
"Amazing views - Stayed at Hostel Irena 5 nights. What a beautiful, charming little hostel. The owners are very helpful. The views are amazing!!" … "… in a quiet, yet convenient location. Old City can be reached by 15-20 min pleasant walk, Port 10 minutes and Bus Terminal 15 min of walking. A Bank, Post Office, Supermarket and other services you might need can be reached by foot. If you prefer, you can take the Bus and reach...
Holidays in Dubrovnik
"… local phone calls SAFE and FREE parking FREE Air fan during the summer FREE Hot showers FREE Homemade wine All taxes included in the price Pick-up from airport is not free! Airport pickup can be arranged if requested from the airport to Dubrovnik Travel. If you want as to pick you up from the airport, please let us know in advance the flight number and arrive time by e-mail or message We can pick you up any time (0-24h)...
Old Town Hostel
"Old Town Hostel is a boutique hostel/guesthouse in the centre of Dubrovnik. The Location This hostel is one of only a handful of hostels located smack bang in the heart of Old Town Dubrovnik. If you are arriving from the main bus station, you have to walk onto the main road outside the station and take local bus 1A or 1B into town. The local bus will drop you at the gate to Old Town. Walk through the gate and the hostel is up the...
Hostel Dubrovnik Budget Accommodation
"… the port is also the main bus station with the direct shuttle bus line to the Dubrovnik airport. This beautiful stone house located in a quiet and safe environment includes a flower garden with cascading terraces of vines and a seating area where guests can enjoy in quiet and homeless atmosphere and make their stay as pleasant as possible. There are 2 bakeries nearby, a bus stop, grocery stores, restaurants and bars. Also the...
"Cocoon Hostel has 8 rooms and only one dorm - total capacity is 31 beds! Rooms are located on two floors. Each floor has separate female and male bathrooms. On the ground floor is reception, internet corner, kitchen and common area. Use of the internet corner is free as well as WIFI! WIFI is available in whole hostel. You can also use a hair dryer and iron - just ask for them at the reception! Cocoon Hostel has few parking spaces and also...
Hostel Villa Angelina Old Town
"No complaints! - Great place to stay in Old Town. Very clean, Dario was very helpful at reception, I got a free room upgrade because it was winter." … "Pretty Nice - Overall, this was a pretty nice place to stay. Pros -- rooms and restrooms were cleaned everyday, linens and towels were provided, showers were hot and strong, relatively quiet, located within the Old Town, and nice place to meet people. The kitchen was a bit cramped, but...
Inside the Walls B&B
"… tax included. House have bunk beds in all rooms. We are organising groups from 14 persons in one house up to 30 persons with neighbours (houses near, accross street, inside walls) Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Our staff is in house every morning 9am-1pm and afternoon 7pm-9pm. Check in from 14:00 to 22:00...
Hostel Beta Old Town
"More of a guesthouse than a hostel - Lovely clean rooms and is nice to have a bed rather than a bunk for once. It was more of a guesthouse than a hostel and was very quiet during my stay. Staff was nice and place was well priced for inside the old town. But it was quite high up the stairs and no hot water during my stay which was a little disappointing. Overall a nice place to sleep." … "… rooms are not for you and please don't...
Hostel Dubrovnik Center
"The rooms all come with a seating area and a clothes rack. Most rooms offers river views and include access to shared bathroom and toilet facilities.All rooms are specious and tied. Hostel is located just by main road. We provide big and free parking. The hostel provides a vending machine, lockers and bicycle rental services. Guests can relax on the terrace or go swimming and fishing in the sea. In fornt of hostel is big tarrace for...
Tenturija 96 Dubrovnik
"Good stay! - I'm so glad I stayed here when I came to dubrovnik! This hostel, although a little far from old town, has a terrific and affordable shuttle service that runs most of the day -- and in a location like dubrovnik, where tourists tend to run amok in hordes, it's refreshing to not be in the center of the madness. The staff at this hostel were really great -- I got sympathy coffee, coco cops, and a shower when I rocked up at...
"Great - Best hostel I've ever stayed at. Very welcoming hosts in Mia and perro, great at putting events together, clean rooms and showers, and the view from the terrace is great. Would recommend to anyone." … "… or hang out in the common area watching satellite TV; you can also cook a garden BBQ. Our German- and English-speaking staff will be pleased to provide you with valuable insider tips for a great holiday. We’re...
"Hostel Pearl is top located property in the historic part in city center of Dubrovnik only 80 metres from Stradun-Placa(historical main street) and 30 metres from Pile Beach. Our Hostel is just a footstep from restaurants, galleries, historical monuments, numerous cafes,bars,clubs and amazing sightseeing points(Lovrijenac Fort,Gradac Park,Cable Car-Mountain Srdj)." … "… please contact us the day before you arrive with your...
Hostel City Central
"… at reception Free Map of Dubrovnik Free 24 hour hot shower Free Clean Linens Free Use of kitchen facilities Free Clean drinking water -No lock Out or curfew. You will have a key -Everyday cleaning of bathroom facilities and rooms Despite that our hostel is right on the Old Town, you will enjoy a pleasant stay with no road noise during the night or other external noise influences in well air conditioned rooms.This...
"… Everything you need is close by: the Stradun (main street), City Walls, museums, churches, galleries, beaches and the most popular cafés, bars and restaurants. The house has three apartments, each with one double bed and one single bed. There is a possibility of adding an extra bed if necessary, so each apartment can sleep up to four people. All apartments are air-conditioned and have a small kitchen and a bathroom (shower...
"Villa Antea is one of the best hotel/apartments in Dubrovnik. They even have a personal information service. This can be useful if you want to spend great holidays WITHOUT GETTING LOST and visit the best places recommended. It quite a posh place to be in." … "I stayed here in 2004 with my fiancee. We rented a one-bedroom apartment with fantastic views of the mountains, bays, islands, and the new bridge at Gruz. The villa had not long...
"Fantastic facilities: enough towels, washing machine, air-conditioning, hair drier, coffee machine. We offer a warm and friendly stay in great value city center. Good for families and tourists , baby cot, inside parking, nice garden, extra terace 25m2 with BB free interent SAT-TV 10-15 minutes walk to city walls, cable car, visit island LOKRUM with botanic garden from old port Very close to supermarket Balcony Grill Transfer from airport...
"The apartment Milic is located in the middle of the Dubrovnik area, only 5 min. driving distance from the historical center. The apartment has its own entrance and consists of living room, two bedrooms (each with its own bathroom), full equipped kitchen, private parking space and private terrace. All space are air conditioned with beautiful sea view. It is possible to reach Old town by foot in approximately 20 minutes, or with local bus no.3...
"… and rocky beaches nearby. Shops, post office,bank, restaurants and cafe bars are also close by. We offer our guests 2 apartments for rent. All are fully equipped and tastefully decorated, including air conditioning and satellite TV in each apartment. The first apartment A1 (65 m2, 4+2 person) consists of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and living room with balcony with outside terrace - gloritte(15m2)with table and...
House with Garden
"… and can sleep 4+2 .There is a kitchen, dining room, two bathrooms. Living rooms you can easily convert to the sleeping room. Whole house is air conditioned and it is fully equipped and furnished. Each room has Radio, TV and refrigerator. East side terrace have Garden grill, large table with six chair where guest can sit and look at the sea the Island of Lokrum and Old Town . The Old Town, the center of all happenings, with numerous...
Apartments Irena Dubrovnik
"Maro and Irena Dolenec could not have been more helpful. They both speak excellent English and welcomed us into their home with open arms, only too happy to discuss their country's history. We felt we had a true Croatian experience. The accommodation is clean, comfortable and authentic — infinitely preferable to an anonymous hotel accommodation. For us it turned out to be a real safe haven as my husband was admitted to hospital (nearby) for...
"… which is surrounded by flowers, orange trees and vegetables. It consists of two bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom with toilette and a living room. There is a special entry. So you can enjoy peace and lovely atmosphere in it. We also offer Free Internet in our property There is a beautiful view of the port of Gru, the peninsula of Lapad and the new bridge. Dubrovnik is on the UNESCO-list of protected cultural and historical...
Apartment & Room Lukre
"… the close vicinity there are two beaches, the nearest being only 40m away, and the other one 150m. This room is suitable for 2 persons. It contains 1 bedroom, with matrimonial bed and its own private bathroom . The room is equipped with air conditioning units (cooling and heating),SAT/TV, refrigerator (minibar) bed-clothes, bedspreads, towels and phone lines for local calls which are free of charge (taxi service, info about...
"… bad, own bathroom and kitchen. It is equipped with TV, Hi-Fi, DVD, VIDEO, coffie maker, washing machine and air condition (cooling and heating). We provide : * All the necessary FREE info and maps to navigate the City and optimize your time ( and your money, too ) ; * FREE pick up service from the main bus station or the ferry port ; * FREE welcome drink and traditional snacks ; * FREE refrigerator ; * FREE aircondition...
Apartment Kono Apt 3
"Excellent place to stay! Very welcoming landlady. The photographs accurately represent the apartment, and it's very comfortable and clean, the shower especially is very powerful. The description does not mention this, but airport transfer costs thirty euro one way. The location is excellent, just a few minutes from Stari Grad, though it is up approximately one hundred thirty steps from the main road that in the midday heat can be rather...
"The apartment is situated along the coast line in the Saint Jacob district of Dubrovnik. It is the only district where you are at the sea level with the Old town which offers beautiful views of the city and the surroundings areas. Pebble beach is only 100 m away. The Old town is 20 minute walking distance. The apartment consists of one bedroom, living room with full kitchen, TV, air-conditioning and out door terrace with view of Old...
"… Suite Primavera, Suite Estate and Autuno. Suite Primavera is an large luxurious apartment equipped with antique furniture with comfortable bedroom, kitchen and living room and bathroom with hydro massage bath. Up to 4 people can be accommodated. Air Condition, WiFi, DVD and TV are available as well. Apartment has 60m2. Suite Estate is a studio apartment with double bed, kitchen with dining section and a bathroom. It has TV, WiFi...
Dubrovnik Villa Valjalo
"Bad - 3 km walk to the centre, up hill takes about 40 minutes. for about 25 people there is one bathroom with a toilet and a shower. there is no kitchen, I had a whole argument about that with the owner, and now he said he will change something on the site to make that more clear but in any case Dubrovnik is expensive and a kitchen can help with not spending to much money; wifi is not that strong." … "Ok - Considering that there were...
Comfort Apartment Anuska
"… welcome!!! It's really comfortable high class property close to any spot! We provide FREE: - unlimited wireless internet, - all the necessary free info and maps to navigate the City and optimize your time, - towels and bed linen, - iron, ironing board, - hair-dryers, - SAT TV, - all taxes included in price, - air condition ... If you have any questions concerning your stay in Dubrovnik, please feel free to...
Hostel & Rooms Ana - Old Town Dubrovnik
"Great location but bedbugs! - My daughter suffered significant bedbug bites and though the hostel offered a refund, a month later nothing has been received in spite of an email exchange. And though we booked the hostel we were taken to other rooms where, due to jazz being played locally into the night we slept little, and then were woken by carts moving on the cobblestones early in the morning." … "… of apartment live in the...
Hostel Marker Dubrovnik Old Town
"Nice location and good service - Nice location and good service." … "Convenient, comfortable and cheap - This hostel turned out to be a very nice surprise, first because of the location, practically next to everything, second because of the price which for the high season was quite reasonable, and third because of the comfort of the small but practical room. The staff was incredibly helpful, with all sort of useful information and...
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Dubrovnik Travel Tips & Suggestions
lapad is the best part of Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik is great.
Stunning -- that's what best describes Dubrovnik. I have not stopped thinking about Dubrovnik since I left last summer and am eagerly figuring out how to return. I can't recommend it highly enough. Go see what a gem this city really is!
You should not miss Mljet Island! It's just beautiful!
— a MLJET Island Fun
I planned to stay three days, and ended up extending for a week. It's fairly expensive, but well worth it. Absolutely gorgeous, and really good public transportation (buses), so you can stay further away from the walled city and saved some money, but not lose a lot of time getting to and from your accommodations. The best time to spend in the city/at cafes is in the evening, as the cruise ship crowds have gone back to their boats. I had a problem with mosquito bites in the evenings, though, so you may want to take bug spray.
My family is Croatian and I came to Dubrovnik to visit and absolutely fell in love with the city. Currently I am looking for a place to rent out and a job because I do not want to return to the states. Be careful, this is the sort of place you will travel to and not want to leave.
Dubrovnik is sizzling and very pretty. I cannot find words to express my pleasure visiting that city ten days ago.
Dubrovnik is lovely but overpriced! Stay in Lapad area which is near Lapad beach and full of shops, bars, and not too pricey.
Dubrovnik is very pretty but there's no real backpacker scene. It's overrun with couples, families, European tour groups of senior citizens, the jet-set crowd, and the see-and-be-seen crowd. Prices are ridiculously expensive! The Old Town is gorgeous but I wouldn't stay here for any length of time.
I first saw and walked through Dubrovnik at the age of seventeen. It remains my favorite little city in the entire world. Beautiful scenery, the Adriatic, the little shops and eateries. We took a boat to Cavtat and a few other islands. The most beautiful location in the world. Take in the old world feel.
If you want to avoid the crowds, Dubrovnik is best visited between April-May or September-October. In the high season, the old town is packed. If you have been traveling around Croatia and are sick of pizza, I'd recommend Fresh. It's a good place to meet other travellers and they serve wraps and smoothies.
Dubrovnik really is paradise. It doesn't have long sandy beaches with palm trees and coconuts but it does have the most amazing old city I have ever come across. The old city walls protect the ancient town, and it's full of marvelous little restaurants, shops and entertainment. You'll be walking around with a sore neck from taking in the grand and spectacular ancient buildings. I would recomend a day trip to one of the islands just offshore. We went to one and found a hidden lake where we just sat in the sun and swam in the warm clear lake. A perfect location for a couple of relaxing days in the sun.
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