Croatia is an amazing country and a great place for solo females. Depending on what type of accommodation you are looking for, you can find any accommodation in Croatia from a bed in a hostel to a studio apartment just outside the Old Town of Dubrovnik.
Even universities open up their rooms during the summer months so you can get a private room for a bargain price. Beach hotels, self-catering villas and 5-star resorts cater from the budget-conscious including camping to the more luxurious traveller. There is also Airbnb where you can stay with locals. Save $20 off your first stay with this Airbnb link.
With so many places to stay it can be a bit confusing choosing the right accommodation especially if you are on a budget. Here is a list of the best accommodation in Croatia for solos as recommended by our Girls about the Globe. I have also personally stayed in some of the hostels. What makes them good for solos is their location, helpful staff, safety and cleanliness.
Accommodation in Croatia
Hostel Angelina Old Town
It may be small but this hostel is only a few hundred yards away from the beach and Pile Gate, and in a really convenient location. There’s a shared kitchen area and fab views from the upper floors. Plus the staff are friendly too.
- Prices from £18 a night for a bed in a mixed dorm
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Escape the Old Town and stay in Gruz instead. This 4 star hotel offers views of the bay and the Elafiti Islands and is only a short bus trip from the Old Town. Watch the ferries come into the bay whilst enjoying some local cuisine. They also arrange your airport shuttle.
- Prices from £38 for a double room with a private bathroom
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City Walls Hostel
City Walls Hostel Old Town is one of the only legal hostels in Dubrovnik, situated in a quiet part of the Old Town, away from the noise and bustle of the cruise ship crowds, garbage crews, and all night revellers. But still just seconds/minutes away from famous cliff-side bar Buza, Etnographic museum Rupe, Maritime museum, beach Banje, great restaurants, shops, and bars.
Staying in the Old Town in Dubrovnik can be expensive but City Walls is a really affordable place to stay and we love its colourful interior. Plus, where else can you stay next to a cliff-side bar in the most beautiful part of Croatia.
- Prices start from £17.50 for a 6 bed mixed dorm
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Apartments Villa Karmen – (Luxury Girl about the Globe)
Staying in an apartment is a great choice if you like your own space and want to cook your own meals. Apartments Villa Karmen is 2 miles from the Old Town with a supermarket and bus stop nearby. Modern and clean and nice views.
- Prices from £108 for a studio with terrace and private bathroom.
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The White Rabbit Hostel
This hostel is inside a renovated 15th Century building, located only a few metres from Hvar town. The rooms are bright and spacious and there is a dedicated female dorm as well as a guest bar for meeting others over a refreshment or two. Prices from £12 for an 8 bed mixed dorm.
Apartments Belic is a few minutes walk from both Jelsa town centre and the beach. All apartments are clean and come with a kitchenette and a balcony. You can buy homemade olive oil from the friendly and helpful host. Prices from £23 for a one bedroom apartment.
These self-catering apartments are just a two minute walk from the beach. The owner is really helpful so expect lovely hospitality and a very clean apartment. Prices from £22 for a one-bedroom apartment.
With its own private beach these apartments are ideal if you are looking for some solitude. The owners will make you feel as though you are part of the family and will tell you stories of the island’s history. The apartments come with kitchen facilities and a large double bed. Don’t forget to try their home-made olive oil and wine during your stay. Prices from £27 for a sea-view room.
Villa Evita Apartments
Villa Evita Apartments are so close to the beach with access to two really good restaurants. The apartments have a coffee machine and balcony so you can enjoy a fresh brew with a view of the sea every morning. Prices from £30 for a one-bed apartment.
Falling Lakes Hostel
Ten miles from Plitvicka Jezera is this friendly hostel. Situated in Koranic, Falling Lakes Hostel organise a cheap shuttle to the national park making it a good base to stay. The hostel has plenty of excursions and activities to keep you busy including a sunset hike and a bar to mingle with the other guests. Prices cost from £13 per night in a 10 bed dorm, or £31 for a basic double room.
Guest House Korana
In Plitvica Selo, Guest House Korana is 1.5 miles from Plitvice Lakes National Park. The guest house is reachable by bus. If you’re driving there is free parking available. Great value for money with a river to swim in and a waterfall to find. Prices from £34 a night for a double room and shared bathroom.
The Roundabout Hostel
The only hostel in town. Family-run with friendly staff, the hostel has a cosy feel. Each dorm has a reading lamp next to the bed and there is air conditioning too. It’s a 12 minute walk to both the beach and the Old Town. Rooms are mixed and have 8, 9 and 12 beds. Prices from £13.00 for a dorm bed per night.
Less than 1000 yards from the sea you’ll find these spacious apartments each with their own little kitchen, seating area and balcony. The staff are friendly and helpful and there’s a market quite close so you can buy your own food to bring back to cook. Prices from £55 for a studio with a balcony.
If you fancy an apartment for the night, these apartments are just a short walk from the beach and have lots of homely touches. Each one comes with a fully equipped kitchen and a washing machine so you can finally have some clean clothes if you’ve been on the road for a while. Prices from £23 for a studio apartment.
In a good location with very friendly staff, Downtown Hostel is within the Palace of Diocletian. There is a shared kitchenette, modern bathrooms and a 24 hour reception. Prices from £15 a night in an 8-bed mixed dorm.
City Hostel Trogir
Set in a 14th Century stone house, City Hostel Trogir is a really welcoming hostel with friendly staff. Being in the centre of the Old Town means it is in walking distance to everything including the beach. Prices from £16 for an 8-bed mixed dormitory.
Boutique Hostel Forum
Not only is this hostel an uber modern design but you’ll find rain showers within the bathrooms as well as mirrored walls and ceilings. Plus there are great views of ancient churches and the sea. It’s really safe and you get a digital keycard to access your room, plus you can opt in for the breakfast buffet to start you day. Stay in a private room or a mixed dorm. Prices from £12 a night for a bed in a 4-bed dorm.
Old Town Hostel
Old Town Hostel is in the centre of Zadar’s historic area, with outdoor cafes on your doorstep. It’s the oldest hostel in Zadar and is in a building approx 200 years old. It’s only a 15 minute walk to the bus stop if you are taking a day trip from here. As well as 4, 8 and 10 bed dorms, you can stay in private rooms too (with a shared bathroom).They also have a 4 bed female only dorm. Prices from £11.50 a night for a 10 bed mixed dorm.
Guest House Renata
If you prefer somewhere with your own space, this 3 star guest house has private rooms and a lovely host. It’s clean, spacious and if you’ve hired a car there is free parking onsite. Plus you get your own balcony in some of the rooms too. Prices from £18 for a double room with shared bathroom.
Swanky Mint Hostel
Located in the centre of Zagreb, this funky hostel is ideally based for those wanting to sightsee. The staff are really friendly and there is a downstairs bar to mingle with others. The lockers aren’t that big though so take a padlock with you to lock your bags. They have different size dorms from 4 beds to 11 beds plus a 6-bed female dorm; or pay extra for a studio or double room. Prices from £11 for an 8 bed dorm or £39 for a double room.
Main Square Hostel
Aptly named after its location, you’ll find this cool hostel in the main square close to the popular Ban Jelacic Square and bars and restaurants. With bright rooms and high ceilings you’ll have lots of privacy in the boxed-shape beds. They have 4, 6 and 8 bed dorms including a female-only one (6 beds) or you can chose a double room with a balcony if you need more privacy. Prices from £10 for an 8 bed dorm or £45 for a private room.
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