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Split is the second largest city in Croatia, although once you are there it will feel pretty compact. All of the major sights (with exception of the soccer pitch) are located right on the coastline, most of them within the confines of the harbor area. Split's train station, bus terminal, and ferry landing are all within steps of each other, making getting in, out, and through Split very easy.
Upon arrival in Split you will be overwhelmed by people with offers of apartments and rooms. Although it is possible to negotiate a deal here, you will not know where you are staying until the deal is closed. Stories of dirty rooms, far off apartments, and bedbugs are common. It is best to book ahead.
Over the last several years Split has become very backpacker friendly with many hostels setting up shop. They are all fairly new, which means clean and top rate facilities however the owners may still be learning how to properly run a hostel. Pay close attention to reviews, some hostel owners have been known to offer discounts and special rooms in exchange for positive reviews. If the majority of the reviews are negative with only a handful of extremely positive, be wary.
Split is a great place to relax and hang out by the beach, so book your hostel accordingly. Most of the nightlife is also centered around the harbor and the old Roman settlement. Most locations are within walking distance which is a good thing as the public transit leaves something to be desired.
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Silver Gate Hostel
"Misleading - First off, for a simple bed, this will do. You must first walk up 3-4 flights of stairs. Then if you get assigned to a top bunk, it is up to you to figure out how to get up there as there is no ladder. Also feel bad for the person below you in this feat. If you need to shower, hope you are the first as there is only enough hot water for one person. It also says there is laundry, which is false. There is a washer but they do not...
Al's Place Hostel
"Truly located in the center of town, Al's Place lies well within the walls of Diocletian's Palace making any sight within walking distance of the hostel. Run by Al, a somewhat nutty Brit, this hostel is open from May to the end of October. Really the only drawback to the hostel is the difficulty in finding it. Even the tourist information was unsure, and an Aussie couple asked police who didn't know. But, if you follow Al's directions and...
"The building that houses Hostel Placida is located centrally, just outside of the northwest corner on the palace. For first time users from the Croatia Airlines Shuttle/Bus depot/Train Station/Harbor -- walk to the center (take the street along the water with all the signs that say center. Then, follow the street along the water with the palm trees for a few blocks. Take the last marble street to your left (be sure to note the cheap pizza...
Mediterranean House Hostel
"Mediterranean House Hostel -- a friendly, family-run place -- feels like home away from home. And, it's only a three-minute walk from Diocletian's Palace! The Location The hostel is very well located close to central Split, only a few minutes away from Diocletian's Palace and the palm-lined harbour. The walk from the harbour/bus/train station takes about fifteen minutes, but make sure to write down the directions before you arrive in...
"Wonderful hosts, great accommodation - We spent one night at Kamena Lodge coming back from Hvar. The hosts Ann and Glynn are wonderful people with a lot of helpful information and insider tips on the area. The accommodation itself is awesome. The rooms are very clean, lovely decorated, and it feels like a home away from home. The pool is great to cool off and the pool area is nice for a little chat in the evening. There is a daily shuttle...
Private Accomodation Hostel Antonio
"Hostel Antonio is surrounded by the wonderful atmosphere of Split, Croatia. It is right in the heart of the UNESCO heritage zone -- you will be walking amongst the living history of the area, on the centuries polished and sometimes treacherous stone streets and within walking distance or a short bus ride from all the major beaches and tourist points. Hostel Antonio tries very hard to be quality accommodation, though sometimes falls short....
CroParadise Green Hostel
"CroParadise Green Hostel is quite a nice hostel for the price, with good, clean facilities and friendly staff. The Location CroParadise Green Hostel is located in an apartment building, which is about a six-minute walk from the waterfront area of Split. From the bus/ferry docks, it is a fairly easy to locate. After getting off the bus/ferry, walk up the road toward the city. Continue along the road as it curves right and then turn left...
Hostel Ana Zahirović
"Dirty and worn - The hostel was dirty, especially in the bathrooms, all the locks were broken for toilets and there was not any toilet paper most of the time. The shower heads had no wall fixing making it harder to shower.The family sleeps in the area outside and makes it difficult to socialise in that area. Our room had no AC and no curtains. Wifi didn't reach all the rooms. Good location but the worst hostel I stayed at during my...
"Pletkovic Hostel offers the very basics if you are looking to explore the ancient Roman ruins or relax out on the Croatian beaches. The Location Located about five minutes' walking distance away from the train and bus station, this hostel is a great deal for where it is situated. From here you can easily walk to the open air Roman ruins or down the coastline for the beaches. The town itself is quiet small and there are a lot of...
"Seaside tranquility - A perfect quiet beach house getaway to lazily tan for whole days. There isn't much else around to do (not that you'd want to do anything if it is sunny, apart from swim and tan). The breakfast is wonderfully catered. The accommodation is modern and clean. The seawater is basically on the doorstep of the common area. Absolutely the best full kitchen facilities in any hostel i've stayed in around the world for the last 8...
"Adriatic Hostel is newly renovated and has beautiful interior design with modern furniture. According to the owner, the decoration is just for the youth's style. Outside the hostel, there is a green market, which offers convenience for grocery and shopping. It is definitely the best choice to stay in Split, with reasonable price and good location. The Location The hostel is well located and is easy to find. It's near the old town,...
Inchy Rooms Guesthouse
"100% - A excellent place to stay. I enjoyed every moment of my stay!" … "The ideal location, comfortable, clean, and quiet - Our visit here was excellent. We were able to walk there with our luggage right off the ferry from Ancona Italy. The location is in the center of the old historic town, just where we wanted to be. Inchy was very helpful in orienting us to the city, and gave us all a big glass of fresh homemade lemonade on our...
"… kitchen area where the refrigerator, microwave, kettle, plates, cups and cutlery are all available to be used. Private Apartment The newly opened Situs private Apartment is 5 minutes walk from bus/train/ferry terminal and only 3 minutes walk from the main street of the city center. It is a small studio penthouse ideal for a couple or a single wanting more privacy. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, nice...
Beach Hostel Split-Bacvice
"Beach Hostel Split-Bacvice is a great hostel -- the quality overall is what you could expect from a good hostel in term of cleanliness and available infrastructure, but it's really the personality and dynamism of the manager (Ladybird) that will make your stay at this hostel feel like home. The Location Contrary to what the name may let you think, it's not a "feet in the sand" hostel. You'll have to make the overwhelming effort of...
"Hostel Premi is a small family-run hostel offering clean and comfortable accommodation placed right within the Diocletian's Palace. We offer you a 3-bed dorm, which is placed on the top in a fabulous attic with a terrace which enjoys views to Marjan Hill and has a small bathroom and a kitchenette. Another dorm has 4 beds and there is a private twin bedroom, too. We offer you a 3-bed dorm, which is placed on the top in a fabulous attic with...
Split Hostel Fiesta Siesta
"A Favorite Memory - Three years ago I stayed a few days at the Split Hostel when I was cycling in Croatia. An arrival by bike must have been unusual because I was treated as though I had arrived from another planet, and when I resumed my journey got a tremendous send-off by everyone. Ko and Maria (from the land of Oz) are great hosts." … "… city! We then continue the party at some popular clubs around town so that you can meet...
Split Guesthouse & Hostel
"Good hostel with nice service a bit off the main area - The host of the hostel welcomes you with an alcoholic drink, which is a nice gesture, but also sets the tone for the place. I think it's fair to say that this hostel puts the social in centre, and with that there comes some drinking. The room itself is alright. However, you will face some noise outside when opening the windows, especially in the weekends, as the hostel sits on quite a...
Old Town Hostel
"Everything that you would expect from a hostel is right here at Old Town Hostel, a great little hostel that's positioned right in the heart of the Old Town, Split. The Location The hostel itself is located on the third floor of a residential building. As the hostel is situated in the Old Town, no cars or buses are permitted to drive into the historic district, so you will have to locate the hostel on foot. The bus station, train...
CroParadise Pink & Blue Hostel
"… A/C power socket for every dorm bed, computers with broadband internet access, free wireless internet, big LCD screens with endless movies on demand free for all our guests. Two common rooms, PC room, two guest kitchens and three balconies are also on disposal for our guests in two buildings just few meters apart. Hostel apartments & studios are situated few minutes walk from main hostel building in quiet and peaceful and...
"… and positive vibrations, providing travelers a cozy place to stay while exploring the exciting city of Split. The rooms are basic in style and have private facilities and free Wi-Fi. There are three spacious and comfortable dorm rooms, with a blue room, yellow room and a red room. Rooms are shared/mixed with comfortable single bunk beds, clean bed sheets and linen and security lockers. We also have three bathrooms and two...
Golly & Bossy Design Hostel
"What a great ambiance, staff, and clean room (food is also fantastic) - great hostel for very low price. I recommend this to all young people." … "… there are fresh towels in every bathroom with no additional cost. Common lounge areas are scattered through the hostel, there is a small cinema projection room and a huge sitting space on a square in front of the hostel, great for coffees, meals and meets. Breakfast is served...
Hostel Split Backpackers
"… to guide you to any amenities you wish to experience while in Split. In the tavern „Notturno“ we offer you various specialties of the traditional Mediterranean cuisine. Just ask on the reception desk a flyer with a 15% discount and enjoy a good croatian cuisine in a pleasant atmosphere no more than 200 meters from the hostel. GOOD TO KNOW : • No curfew • No lockout • Linen, towels, hairdryer included • Groups accepted (up to...
Hostel Split Wine Garden
"Perfect location, friendly staff - This was one of the best hostel stays of my life. The staff was so informative and friendly and the location couldn't be any better. it was nice and clean and perfect for especially for young people looking to have a good time." … "… laundry washing and storage of valuable personal possessions. A city guide and any other required information are provided on arrival together with latest update...
"Great Hostel, great location - Very easy to find following the supplied directions, friendly very helpful staff, air conditioning. I broke my camera and the girl working there found a place that could fix it, called them to make sure, printed a map to the place and showed me where the bus stops were." … "… friends. Relax in our chill-out room and watch a movie on the big-screen, or you can catch up with friends and family over...
Old Square Hostel
"Hard to find - Big and very hot rooms. Few shared bathrooms. No reception. The location is very good, but i would try another one." … "… palace walls, surrounded by great bars, amazing restaurants and shops, walking distance to ferries to the islands, famous Bacvice beach and the picturesque farmers market. Our crew of insiders knows all the hidden places and will point you to best places whether you are looking to experience...
Tchaikovsky Hostel Split
"The location of Tchaikovsky Hostel Split is outstanding and the staff are amazing and very helpful in arranging transportation, directions, and tours. The Location The location is excellent, as it is in the center of town near the "old town" and the famous Diocletian's Palace. There is a supermarket only a few meters away and lots of shops, ATMs, and restaurants. Upon arriving at the airport, we paid to take the shuttle to the bus...
"… ideally located just 10-15 minutes walk from the train station, bus station and the ferry port- making it the perfect choice no matter what mode of transport you use travelling to Split. Staff here at the Hilltop speak English and are on hand to help and advise you throughout your stay here in Split. Accommodation on offer is comfortable and relaxed. The property has been recently renovated making it the ideal accommodation...
"… spacious, and in our kitchen you can prepare delicious food or buy home made muffins and home brewed beer. If you are too lazy or hungover to go to the beach you can always sunbathe on our huge terrace (75 m2). In addition to the terrace, the hostel has two big balconies facing south so you can enjoy sun from dawn to dusk. We are located 10 min from the ferry, bus and train station. We offer you: * Free WiFi and free...
Sweet & Cheap
"… city, wih all bars, restaurants just few steps away. Sweet & Cheap offersfree tea and coffee. There are three separated rooms all equipped with air-condition and WiFi which is free for use. In each bedroom there are two single and one double bad. It is possible to book entire bedroom or just a bed, depending on Your needs and preferences. Our bedrooms are daily cleaned. There are two full bathrooms, one for the Gentlemen...
Hostel Jadran Zvoncac
"Amazing from the pool to everything else! - Our stay was one of the most fabulous! The pool alone is enough to convince anyone. But more importantly, the service from the team was surpassing any expectations! I worked in hotels for about 5 years and these guys provided better service than any 4 star hotel wouldnt even offer. Just one example, we were a bit hungry late during the night, the owner himself brought us cheese and ham at 2 am!...
"… the hostel reception and 3 minutes from the city center.Double room is equipped with large double bed, private bathroom ,AC, closet ,PC with large screen cable LED TV and disco ball for special moments. Pre-made comfortable double wooden bed with linen and towels. There is also a kitchen at this property shared between three rooms. BASIC TRIPLE ROOMS ARE LOCATED 1 MINUTE away from the reception.These rooms are equipped with...
"… Your stay with us includes: - 4,5,8,10 bed Mixed Dorms- Open 24 hours- No curfew- No lockout- Travel Desk/Travel Info- Free bed linen and blankets - Towels- Common room-- Free individual lockers in every room- Free use of reception safe for small valuables- Free luggage storage- A laid back atmosphere- Free movies to watch- 24 hours hot shovers- Air-conditioning and heating in every room- Check in at 10am -Check out at 11 am-...
Split Hostel the sequel
"… Charlie's Backpackers Bar and Coffee Lounge is also conveniently located below and is the ultimate place to meet other travellers or mingle with the locals. With funky DJ tunes, games to play, books to read and day and night social events (such as happy hour, live sporting events and so much more) your stay is sure to be jam-packed with fun. And the best thing yet is that Split Hostel "Fiesta Siesta" is run by...
"Good location and facilities - Liked -- easy to find, near the old town and lots of grocery stores, air-conditioning, excellent Wi-Fi, good atmosphere, comfortable beds, huge, secure lockers. Disliked -- no real kitchen facilities, rooms can be a little noisy at night. I would definitely stay here again, though not for too many days due to the lack of a kitchen." … "… lockers, free Wi-Fi and free computer access. There are...
"… separated rooms equipped with central air-condition and WI-FI which is free for use. There are 1 single bedroom, 3 double bedrooms or combination of 4 or 6 beds in one room. Every room has about 24 square meters and combination of 4 or 6 beds in one room has about 48 square meters. There are two balconies. It is possible to book entire bedroom or just a bed. Our bedrooms are daily cleaned. Staff speaks English and Italian....
Back Pack Sack
"… go and try to fulfill any reasonable wishes and requests that you might have. If you are sick there is a doctor on call that comes directly to the hostel and provides you the best possible care for a very reasonable price and even monitor your condition during your stay. If your clothes are dirty and you want them back in the perfect condition, you just need to ask for the bag to put your stuff in and the laundry will be picked up...
Guesthouse Stay Inn Split
"… from Diocletian's Palace and 15 minutes walk from most popular Bačvice beach, we are perfect base to explore Split. Please Note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 12:00 to 22:00 . Check out before 10:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards. Taxes included. Breakfast not included. No curfew....
Hostel Split Backpackers2
"… little restaurant Toč two min walking distance where they serve breakfast for our guests for 3 Euro, choose from English breakfast, Croatian breakfast etc also get a 10% discount for lunch and dinner. Please Note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 13:00 to 23:00. Check out before 11:00. Payment upon arrival...
"… regret it! Hostel Periko is your chance to experience real life in Split and for all informations we are here. Please Note: Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 13:00 to 00:00. Check out from 10:00 to 11:00. Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. Breakfast not included. No curfew. Child...
Outlanders Tribe Hostel
"… early to drop bags off but will not be given access to the room before 1pm. Also if guests are arriving late (past our 10pm deadline) we will coordinate with the guest and have someone at the hostel to check them in. Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes not included - occupancy tax 7.00 HRK per person per night. Breakfast not included. Reception hours: 8am-11pm The hostel welcomes travelers of all ages; however, we...
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Split Travel Tips & Suggestions
You certainly need to do a Split walking tour -- see the Diocletian palace.
Everyone says they prefer Dubrovnik to Split, but I quite liked it in Split! Black Cat restaurant/bar near the station has amazing food, seems to be full of foreigners. The beach is concrete, so visit the islands if you want something more picturesque (although there are no sand beaches on any of the islands). Wandering around the center of town you'll see a multitude of bars and cool cafes in random alleys. It's quite touristy with all the shops.
Split is a very nice and idyllic city, but also modern with lots of shops and nightlife. There are two beaches, one in each direction if you stand at the promenade at the end of what seems to me was the end of the main shopping street. If you visit Split you should also take a boat trip out to some of the islands - like Hvar or Brac.
The region of Split seems like one big beach party in the summer. If you make it to Split proper, try the Roman ruin walking tour and definitely check out some of Croatia's beautiful islands. Also, if you are staying in a private room, always haggle - there are plenty of options so the prices will always come down.
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