Hostels in Split, Croatia

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Get to know Split (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Split. To help you make friends with Split before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Split is also named and spelled Split - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

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.

Written by local enthusiast for Split hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Split hostels Josh

FAQ about Split Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Split. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Split. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Split costs on average $31 for a dorm. A hostel in Split with private rooms costs on average $94.
Hostelz.com shows all 40 Hostels in Split. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Hostel Dvor is the best hostel in Split for couples.
Kamena Lodge is the best hostel in Split for families.
Design Hostel En Route and Hostel Dvor are the best rated hostels in Split for female solo travellers.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 40 hostels in Split, Croatia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Split such as
  • 15 hotels
  • 37 guesthouses
  • 153 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Split.

Split Guesthouse & Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Split.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Split

Your Packing List for Split

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Split and Croatia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Split Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Split, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
40 Total number of hostels
$31 Average dorm price
$94 Average private room price
$20 Cheapest hostel in Split
Hostel Dioklecijan Delux is the cheapest
8 Party hostels in Split
Split Guesthouse & Hostel is the best rated
Most Split hostels are located in
Downtown, Manus, Lovret
7.2 Average rating of all hostels

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Stobrec (7 Km / 4 mi.)
Kaštel Stari (9 Km / 5 mi.)
Kaštel Lukšić (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Strobec (7 Km / 4 mi.)

Travel Tips for Split - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Split. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Split. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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