Where to Stay in Dubrovnik, Croatia
The Pearl of the Adriatic. King’s Landing. Ragusa. Dubrovnik may be known by a few names but no matter what you call it, it should be on your European bucket list. Whether you like strolling tiny walkways, tasting some of the best pizza outside of Italy (or New York, depending on how you lean), or sipping cocktails at a cliff bar there’s something for you in Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik has many different faces, making it ideal for all types of vacations. The city has everything from history and culture to shopping and nightclubs. Your holiday in Dubrovnik can be as laid back or as active as you like – your imagination is the only limit. Medieval architecture, historical palaces and impressive churches sit alongside bustling restaurants and vibrant bars.
When planning any trip, one of the first things you need to square away is a place to rest your head. Finding the best place to stay in Dubrovnik
So where’s the best play to stay in Dubrovnik?
My personal preference is to stay near the Old Town. It’s the beating heart of Dubrovnik tourism. Whether you choose to stay directly inside the city walls or near the gates, I’ve hand picked a few options at every price point to make your Dubrovnik trip planning task a breeze.
City Walls Hostel
City Walls Hostel is located right inside the Old Town of Dubrovnik. Just steps away from cliff jumping and ocean swimming. You may find that Dubrovnik is overall more expensive than you were planning so staying at a hostel is one way to lessen the strain on your wallet. City Walls doesn’t have a large common area but it can still be a good way to meet people if you’re travelling solo. They have two 6 bed dorms with bunk beds, one 4 bed dorm and a cozy double room with seaview on the top floor. Each floor has a shared bathroom.
- What: City Walls Hostel
- Where: Svetog Simuna 15, Old Town , Dubrovnik, Croatia
- Rooms: Female, Male, and Mixed Dorms
- Price Range: From $27
Old Town Hostel
Old Town Hostel is just 15m from the main road through the Old Town which makes it very central for your Dubrovnik exploring. Their 400-year-old building has been lovingly restored to comfortably accommodate 22 guests in 7 rooms. Exposed brick and tall windows give these rooms a ton of character. While it’s not large, the hostel also has a common balcony so you can get a great view of the narrow street with its many awnings. A stay at the Old Town Hostel also comes with breakfast which includes muesli, cornflakes, milk, juice, and assorted teas and coffee.
- What: Old Town Hostel
- Where: Od Sigurate 7 , Dubrovnik, Croatia
- Rooms: Female and Mixed Dorms, Private rooms
- Price Range: From $30
This is where I stayed when I first visited Dubrovnik in 2012 and I thought it was a really great option. Quiet, clean, and comfortable. I had a private room and bath and it was only a few minutes walk from the Pile Gate of Dubrovnik’s Old Town. They are a small guesthouse with 4 double rooms and one twin room. There’s no breakfast or common areas but there are plenty of cafes nearby. Also, when you want to take a quick swim and cool down a bit, there is a little beach literally few steps away. I would stay here again in a heartbeat on a return trip to Dubrovnik.
- What: Rooms Kortizija
- Where: Od Tabakarije 27 , Dubrovnik, Croatia
- Rooms: 4 Double Rooms, 1 Twin Room
- Price Range: From $68
Miro Studio Apartments
If you prefer to have a whole apartment on your vacation, check out Miro Studio Apartments. They have seven stylish, newly renovated and furnished modern studio apartments. Each studio is outfitted with all modern conveniences including free wi-fi internet, entertainment system, AC, equipped kitchen, safe and heated bathroom floors. The apartments are located 20 meters from the sea in a residential neighbourhood right next to the main entrance to Old Town Dubrovnik. In fact, you can look out the window and gaze upon the spot on Blackwater Bay where Jon Snow left to sail north.
- What: Miro Studio Apartments
- Where: Svetog Durda 16 Street, Dubrovnik, Croatia
- Rooms: 7 studio apartments
- Price Range: From $148
The Berkeley Hotel is one of my recommendations that isn’t actually located near the Old Town. But it provided such value that I had to include it. The famous Old Town of Dubrovnik is only 2 km away and is easily reachable by local bus services, running every 10 to 15 minutes from in front of the hotel. The rooms and suites are modernly and stylishly furnished, and the delicious breakfast is a great start of the day. They also have a small pool onsite, which you won’t find in the Old Town. The property’s on-site spa offers massage, facial, body and nail treatments so you can feel completely pampered.
- What: Berkeley Hotel & Day Spa
- Where: Andrije Hebranga 116A, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia
- Rooms: Twin, Double, Queen, and King rooms
- Price Range: From $160
Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik
If you’re looking for classic luxury, look no further than the Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik. Set in a historic building built in 1897 just steps from the Pile Gate, the guest rooms reflect late 19th century charm combining it at the same time with modern technology. The soothing colour palette is reminiscent of the sea and many rooms include a sea view. The hotel also boasts an indoor pool and a wellness centre with saunas, a hammam, fitness and massage facilities. You can book a package that includes daily breakfast and if you’re staying in an executive room or suite you’ll have access to the executive lounge which offers complimentary drinks and snacks.
- What: Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik
- Where: Marijana Blazica 2, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia
- Rooms: Twin, Queen, King rooms and suites
- Price Range: From $468
If you really want to experience Dubrovnik like a celebrity, book a stay at the Hotel Excelsior. This iconic 5 star hotel is located 500m east of the Old Town and includes its own slice of beach as well as an indoor freshwater pool, two hot tubs, and saunas. The three onsite restaurants will keep you satiated whether you want to sip cocktails in the piano bar or take in the breaktaking views of the Adriatic Sea. The rooms are elegantly designed with plush beds and furnishing and are decorated with original artwork by well-known Croatian artists. Each room welcomes you with a calming marriage of natural shades, dark wood furnishings, handpicked accessories and state-of-the-art technology. You can also take a stroll past their Gallery of Fame paying homage to famous guests and see photos from the likes of Morgan Freeman and Elizabeth Taylor.
- What: Hotel Excelsior
- Where: Frana Supila 12, Ploce, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia
- Rooms: Double and Queen rooms and suites
- Price Range: From $550