Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Plitvice Lakes, Croatia. You can choose from 3 Plitvice Lakes hostels. In total, there are 35 cheap places to stay in Plitvice Lakes such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 for a dorm.
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 Plitvice Lakes. To help you make friends with Plitvice Lakes before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Guess what? Plitvice Lakes is also named and spelled Plitvička Jezera - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
Plitvice Lakes (Plitvička Jezera), Croatia, is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the country. Thousands upon thousands of people make their way here within the summer months to explore the stunning natural beauty every day. Queues can be massive, so make sure that you start your day early to avoid missing out.
During the peak season, if you want to stay for a couple of days and explore more of the park, you will need to make sure that you book your Plitvice Lakes (Plitvička Jezera), Croatia hostel well in advance given the popularity of the area. Otherwise, to visit this region you can take a day trip from your Zagreb hostel, which does give you enough time to explore the main route of the park. The tourism hype slows down drastically in the winter months; however, it is still really beautiful and locals recommend visiting during this time. You should still try and book your Plitvice Lakes (Plitvička Jezera), Croatia hostel in advance, though. It is not wise to chance having accommodation on arrival into this area.
The park itself is quite an expensive place to visit. It is well developed with loads of facilities. There is not much of an opportunity to explore things yourself given the volumes of people that visit here. They give you a route to follow at the information centre, which involves taking buses and ferries or walking along boardwalks or well-defined paths. You can eat at different food vendors throughout the park in designated areas, however they are also quite expensive, so it is worth packing your own lunch in a backpack.
There are a few different bus stops along the main highway and you can either purchase a ticket to get around from one of the attendants at the bus stop or otherwise you can book them online in advance. Sometimes you can also buy the ticket on the bus, but check the timetables here as to when the buses are coming through to help you get around.
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