Welcome to your detailed guide for Split hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Split, Croatia. Compare prices for Split hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
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.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Split? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Split alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Split. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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 Josh
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 $21 for a dorm. A hostel in Split with private rooms costs on average $74.
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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!
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.
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.