It’s no doubt that Croatia has become widely popular in recent years, especially in Dubrovnik thanks to the filming of Game of Thrones, making it one of the top spots to visit on any Croatia trip.
Tourism has boomed and so have accommodation options in the entire country. This guide will help you decide where to stay in Dubrovnik for any budget from Dubrovnik hotels for those wanting privacy without a price tag to the best hostels in Dubrovnik to 5 star luxury hotels in Dubrovnik.
These places to stay in Dubrovnik are meant to give you an overall highlight of what is available and to help you decide which area is the place for you to be.
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What's in this article
- 0.1 Best Area to Stay in Dubrovnik
- 0.2 Best Budget Dubrovnik Accommodation
- 0.3 Best Mid-Range Dubrovnik Accommodation
- 0.4 Best Luxury Dubrovnik Accommodation
- 0.5 Best Dubrovnik Airbnb Accommodation
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Best Area to Stay in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik Old Town
BEST FOR: Being close to the action
The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and where the majority of things to do in Dubrovnik are. This is the most expensive area of the city and obviously the oldest but there are still affordable options within the Old Town walls.
BEST FOR: Budget and location mix
Pile is just outside of the Old Town walls so the area still offers plenty of amenities and is close to all that Dubrovnik has to offer but it doesn’t have the price tag that comes with accommodation that is inside the city walls.
BEST FOR: Luxury
On the opposite side of the Old Town from Pile, on the eastern side lies Ploce, an area known for its jaw-dropping views over the water and luxury hotels.
BEST FOR: Beaches
Some of Dubrovnik’s best beaches are here and this lively spot that the locals love is also not far from the Old Town which can be accessed by a quick jump on a public bus. If you stay at a hotel here you’ll probably have unreal views of the water.
Best Budget Dubrovnik Accommodation
These Dubrovnik hostels are all in the Old Town so you have everything available at your doorstep without a hefty price tag.
Hostel Angelina is one of the most highly rated hostels in all of Dubrovnik and has a prime spot located in the Old Town. The hostel is in a 400-year-old building and has a terrace overlooking the roofs of the Old Town.
I personally stayed at Hostel Angelina and think that it is the best place to stay in Dubrovnik on a budget. The location couldn’t have been more perfect (be aware that there are lots of stairs though, it is the Old Town!). You can also plan all of your activities in Dubrovnik with the helpful staff at the front desk, pretty much every tour is available.
City Walls Hostel
City Walls Hostel is also located within the Old Town walls making it another prime location for accommodation in Duborvnik. It was voted one of the best hostels in the Balkans and is recommended by Lonely Planet.
Their staff helps you avoid tourist traps and recommends the only the best places to eat and play.
Old Town Hostel
This small boutique hostel has only 7 rooms and can only fit 22 guests which makes it a cosy spot to get to know fellow travellers. Old Town Hostel is too located in a 400-year-old building in the heart of Duborvnik’s Old Town.
The hostel is clean with small rooms only sleeping 4-5 people and private rooms.
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Best Mid-Range Dubrovnik Accommodation
These are the best hotels in Dubrovnik for those wanting to spend more money exploring the city than on their accommodation bill.
Hotel Petka has rooms with sea views, is a boutique style hotel and is only 600 metres from the beach. The Old Town is a bit of a walk away but the public bus stops directly in front of the hotel and drops you off just outside of the Old Town gates so minimal walking is required if you don’t want to.
Two restaurants are on-site serving local Dalmatian cuisine and the property is pet-friendly.
Berkeley Hotel & Day Spa
Berkeley Hotel & Day Spa is close to the Gruz Harbour where guests can get a great view overlooking the water from some of the sea view rooms.
The hotel boasts a pool and includes a tasty breakfast. A spa is on-site and it is possible to organize luxury boat charters, fishing excursions and much more.
This boutique style hotel is family run with staff recieving top reviews for how helpful they are and modern yet comfortable rooms are provided.
Travellers who are looking to be close to the beach and water need to look no further than Hotel Zagreb. This prime spot in Lapad Bay is tucked away amind lush gardens that are available for the guests to roam through.
Four tennis courts are on the property as well as a terrace where local cuisine is served.
The Old Town is easy to reach by public bus. The hotel is both pet and family friendly.
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Best Luxury Dubrovnik Accommodation
These Dubrovnik luxury hotels have the views and the rooms to please.
Hotel Dubrovnik Palace
Hotel Dubrovnik Palace is a hard place to beat. It’s one of the best places to stay in Dubrovnik with views of the Elaphite Islands and luxury surrounding.
Close to the beach, Hotel Dubrovnik Palace offers a scuba diving centre and all rooms have a balcony to take in the incredible views from.
Modern, with earthy tones, 4 restaurants (one of which is one the beach), a spa, indoor pool and a fitness studio, this oceanside hotel is perfect for everyone who craves luxury.
Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik
This 5-star Dubrovnik hotel offers first class service to all of its guests. You’ll get panoramic sea views from the outdoor pools plus the option to use the indoor pool, 3 bars, one of which is a beach bar, 2 restaurants serving Mediterranean dishes and still only be a 15-minute walk to all of the attractions in Dubrovnik’s Old Town.
Hotel Neptun Dubrovnik
Spoil yourself at this 4-star hotel that comes with access to a cliff top pool. Most rooms feature a balcony overlooking the stunningly blue waters of the Lapad Peninsula.
A spa as well as multiple restaurants with terraces are available on the property and a bus stop in located close by for guests to go and explore Dubrovnik’s Old Town.
Not quite what you’re looking for? Find more hostel options on Booking.com.
Best Dubrovnik Airbnb Accommodation
Find the ideal Airbnb in Dubrovnik for your group size and budget with these sweet and stylish spots.
This Airbnb is a score for the location. You get the entire apartment with views of Dubrovnik’s historic old centre. A gate to the UNESCO World Heritage Site (the centre) is a mere 150 metres away while the beach is only 50 metres away!
This Airbnb is a Plus Airbnb meaning that it has stellar design so you’ll feel like you’re in a hotel versus someone’s home but with a touch of extra coziness. This property sleeps 2 guests in 1 bed.
Studio Apartment in 18th Century Old Town Store House
Everything that you’ll want to see in Dubrovnik is a 5-10 minute walk away from this stellar accommodation. This Airbnb Plus is another well designed hot spot right in the heart of the city, minutes from the main street.
You’ll wake up to olive green tones of the decor and be able to rely on hosts who go above and beyond to help you. This property sleeps 4 guests on 2 beds in 1 bedroom with 1 bath.
Sweet Little Space
Stay with an Airbnb superhost at this property where you have the entire loft apartment to yourself. The place has amazing reviews from previous guests who comment on the cleanliness of everything. It sleeps 4 guests on 2 beds and is a steal of a price as it’s only a short bus ride away from Dubrovnik’s historic centre.
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