Places To Stay in Croatia
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 from apartments in Croatia outside the Old Town of Dubrovnik, dormitories in a hostel, villas, or cheap hotels in Croatia.
Even universities open up their rooms during the summer months so you can get private Croatia rooms 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 in Croatia it can be a bit confusing choosing the right accommodation especially if you are on a budget. I travelled throughout Croatia and have put together a guide on the best hostels and hotels in Croatia for solo females with additional recommendations from our solo female community.
If you are wondering where to stay in Croatia or looking for the best hostels in Croatia for solos, this article should help. What makes them good for solos is their location, helpful staff, safety and cleanliness. All destinations are in alphabetical order, just click on the relevant section or read the full article. Happy planning!
For all other Dubrovnik hotels, Split hotels, apartments to rent in Croatia or even a hotel Zagreb, click on the Booking Croatia link below.
- Where To Stay in Dubrovnik
- Hostels and Hotels in Hvar, Croatia
- Accommodation in Korcula
- Lastovo Hotels and Apartments
- Where To Stay in Mljet
- Plitvice Lakes Hotels and Accommodation
- Accommodation in Rovinj
- Sibenik Accommodation
- Places To Stay in Split, Croatia
- Accommodation in Trogir
- Best Place To Stay in Zadar
- Best Place To Stay in Zagreb
Where To Stay in Dubrovnik
As Dubrovnik is one of the best places to visit in Croatia, it also means that it can be expensive as everyone wants to stay here. The old town is the place to be but it isn't cheap and hotels in Dubrovnik old town get booked up during the summer months. Book early if you are planning on coming here during this period. You could always consider one of the hotels near Dubrovnik to save money and travel in and out of the city.
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
- To book, check prices or availability for Hostel Angelina Old Town
Hotel Adria Dubrovnik
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
- To book, check prices or availability for Hotel Adria
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
- To book, check prices or availability for City Walls Hostel
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.
- To book, check prices or availability for Apartments Villa Karmen
Hostels and Hotels in Hvar, Croatia
Hvar is the place for party and historical Girl about the Globes. It's one of the best islands in Croatia to party. If you want to be close to the nightlife then consider one of the hotels in Hvar Town, Croatia. For someone quieter and more historical choose the area of Stari Grad, which is the island's old town.
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.
Accommodation in Korcula
If you're planning on visiting Korcula, the best area to stay is Korcula Town, the main area on Korcula island where you'll find cafes, bars and restaurants. If you are looking for somewhere quieter, try the fishing port of Vela Luka, or the small village of Lumbarda for the best beaches.
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.
Lastovo Hotels and Apartments
Lastovo is only a small island so there isn't that much variety in accommodation here. Apartments and rooms are the norm or you can save money and stay in the camping grounds here instead.
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.
Where To Stay in Mljet
If you're visiting Dubrovnik, you may choose to take a day trip and spend a night in Mljet. It's easy to reach here in the summer but it's worth booking ahead to make sure that you get somewhere to stay. Instead of hotels there are guesthouses, apartments and villas. The best areas to stay in are the villages of Polace, Sobra, and Pomena.
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.
Plitvice Lakes Hotels and Accommodation
Plitvice Lakes is one of the most gorgeous areas in Croatia but if you choose to stay overnight in Plitvice Lakes, it can be much easier if you have a car as some of the accommodation is quite spread out. It also gives you more flexibility in this area. You'll find 4 and 5 star accommodation, villas and even studios here. If you are visiting on public transport, there is a bus to Guest House Korana (which is listed below).
Falling Lakes Hostel
Ten miles from Plitvicka Jezera is this friendly Plitvice Lakes accommodation. 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
If you prefer a more homely feel than a Plitvice hotel, Guest House Korana is 1.5 miles from Plitvice Lakes National Park in Plitvica Selo. 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.
Accommodation in Rovinj
Visit the Istrian Coast and you'll want to stay in Rovinj. It has any type of accommodation that you're looking for, from five star luxury properties with amazing sea views, to four star comfort and three-star hotels. If you're a budget Girl about the Globe you could even camp at the campsite or opt for a cheap hotel for a basic bed for the night. The Old Town is a good area to stay in with all the restaurants and cafes that you need but you can't park so if you are hiring a car you may want to stay outside of the Old Town (where it's cheaper too).
The Roundabout Hostel
The Roundabout Hostel is the only hostel and one of the budget options for Rovinj accommodation. 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.
If you are looking for apartments in Rovinj, 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.
Situated between Zadar and Split, Sibenik is a good place to stay if you are planning on visiting the Krka waterfalls or Kornati Islands. offers a mix of private accommodation and any type of hotel you're looking for. Choose from a luxury 5 star hotel, a comfortable 3 star, a homely guest house or a sea view apartment. Stay in the Old Town to be near the cafes, restaurants and bars, or choose accommodation near the beach if you prefer somewhere more private.
If you are looking for private accommodation in Sibenik, away from the Sibenik hostels, 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.
Places To Stay in Split, Croatia
Downtown Hostel is one of the best hostel in Split, Croatia. 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.
Accommodation in Trogir
If you choose to visit the Medieval town of Trogir, you'll find boutique hotels, UNESCO protected guest houses and private apartments. You don't have to limit yourself to Trogir either as there's also the option of staying on the island of Clovo.
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.
Best Place To Stay in Zadar
Boutique Hostel Forum Zadar
Not only does this boutique hostel in Zadar have an super 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.
Zadar's Old Town is lovely and is easily the best area to stay if you're planning on visiting the city. Here's where you'll find all the cafes, bars and restaurants. There are 3 and 4 star hotels here as well as hostels and private accommodation.
Old Town Hostel
If you are on a budget and searching for cheaper Zadar accommodation, 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.
Best Place To Stay in Zagreb
If you're staying in Zagreb, your budget may determine which area of the city you stay in. The Upper Town is the most accessible to the city's attractions but the prices can be higher. The lower town still has the restaurants and is a cheaper area or opt for a more residential area if you want to be away from the hustle and bustle. The city has the type of accommodation that you expect from a capital city. There are a mix of international hotels, luxury hotels and good hostels (they really know how to do hostels here).
Swanky Mint Hostel
Located in the centre of Zagreb, this funky hostel is the ideal Zagreb accommodation 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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