This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Brač. To help you make friends with Brač before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Brač is an Croatian island, located just off the coast from the Croatian port town of Split. Brač is the largest island in the Adriatic Sea, and is a popular tourist destination due to its beautiful, hilly scenery and landscape, as well as its plentiful beaches. There are several ferries that operate between Croatia's mainland and Brač Island, as well as Brač's neighbour island, Hvar. The island has many marked walking and hiking trails throughout the island, as well as many cycle routes.
Camping is a popular accommodation type on Brač Island, however there are also plenty of hotels, guesthouses, and a few hostels in Brač. The island has accommodation for all budgets, and are all usually of a high standard. Hotels, hostels, and guesthouses tend to be located in the larger towns, however camping sites can be found throughout the island. Most staff working in tourism known a good level of English, and are usually happy to assist in any planning during your stay. Hostels in Brač tend to have the best travelers vibe, particularly if you are traveling solo -- some Brač hostels even provide daily entertainment or events for guests. The island has many good restaurants, serving mostly local or Italian cuisine, however there are also a few international restaurants, or dishes on the menu. There are also plenty of cafes, most with complimentary Wi-Fi, however most accommodation options (except for the campsites), have complimentary Wi-Fi. Throughout Croatia, including on the islands, there can be found Wi-Fi hot spots, where internet can be purchased. There are also a few supermarkets, bakeries, souvenir and clothing shops, pharmacies, and a post office located on the island.
Written by local enthusiast for Brač hostelsKelly Sheldrick