Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Zadar, Croatia. You can choose from 25 Zadar hostels. In total, there are 117 cheap places to stay in Zadar such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $14 for a dorm.
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 Zadar, 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 Zadar? 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 Zadar alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Zadar. 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 Zadar. To help you make friends with Zadar before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Zadar, a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea, is the center of the Zadar County and the Northern Dalmatian District. The Zadar area has been inhabited since the Stone Age. Before the settlement of the Illyrian tribes, this area was inhabited by ancient Mediterranean people who were later assimilated by other civilizations. Later, the city was part of the Roman Empire; it was ruled by the Ostrogoths, Venice, Austria, and Italy.
The population of Zadar is more than seventy thousand, but it can rise in the summer when tourists can outnumber the local population. Most visitors come to the city because of the sandy beaches, the summer festivals, and the parties (the city is truly one of the best summer party places in Europe), but there is a lot else to see and do in Zadar, as the city is very beautiful. You can visit the Church of St. Donat from the ninth century, built on the ruins of a Roman Forum; the Cathedral of St. Anastasia in Gothic style; the Archaeological Museum in Zadar, founded in the nineteenth century; and the Church of St. Simon.
The city is a paradise for budget travelers, as there are so many Zadar hostels that it is very hard to choose one. Not surprisingly, most property owners choose to base their Zadar hostels near the beach because Zadar is one of the most famous summer resorts in Croatia. Even so, most Zadar hostels operate all year long and you will not have a problems booking a Zadar hostel, even during a snowy winter. Most Zadar hostels offer excellent facilities and service at moderate prices. Some Zadar hostels go even further and offer an airport pickup or transport to some of the summer festivals near Zadar.
Written by local enthusiast for Zadar hostels George Traveller
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Zadar. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Zadar. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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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 Zadar. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Zadar. 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!
I loved this place. I think it probably gets busier during the summer months but, for me, it was a perfect place to chill out and take a break from over-touristy cities. Close to a nice beach and some amazing views. I would reccomend this place to anyone. The only bad thing was that I was only here for one night.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Zadar 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.