Hvar is where the celebrities go to party. But it’s not an island just for the rich. Many flock here to enjoy the pristine beaches of Hvar and the surrounding islands, making it a popular spot on a Croatia trip.

Hvar is a small island but there is a wide range of accommodation options available and with this accommodation guide, you will be able to find the perfect place to stay that provides everything you need. Find where to stay in Hvar for any budget including the best hotels in Hvar, hostels, and guesthouses, and what area to stay in for your Hvar holidays.

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Best Area to Stay in Hvar

These are the best places to stay in Hvar. All of my suggestions below, however, are in Hvar Town since it is by far the most popular area to stay in and has the most options of Hvar hotels.

Hvar Town | Hvar Island

Hvar Town

BEST FOR: Being close to all of the action

Stay in Hvar Town if you want all the main attractions close-by and to stay in an authentic town, cobbled streets and all. It’s the main town for visitors on the island of Hvar and is one of two spots where ferries come in, yachts dock and all of the action is. The Pakleni Islands are easily accessible from here, the nightlife is here and beautiful beaches are only a stone’s throw away.

Stari Grad

BEST FOR: History and charming streets

Stari Grad literally translates to old town and is an all too accurate description, as it is the oldest town on the island of Hvar. Stay in Stari Grad to be close to the ferry dock for easy access. Stari Grad has a much quieter atmosphere compared to Hvar Town, is charming and plenty of tourists spot by so restaurants, shops, and more are readily available. The Stari Grad plain, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, is also here.

Hvar Town | Hvar Island

Jelsa

BEST FOR: Getting away from it all

Stay in Jelsa to see a charming area on Hvar that is perfect for those who just want to relax. Wineries and olive groves are close by for tastings, there are a number of secluded Hvar beaches and the area is surrounded by pine trees and the sea breeze.

Vrboska

BEST FOR: An authentic Dalmatian town experience

Vbroska is a small village on the island and used to once be a fishing town. Now it’s a quiet tourist spot where you can go to kick back, enjoy island life in quiet and take in stunning sea views of the Adriatic Sea.

Best Mid-Range Hvar Accommodation

Take a look at these Hvar hotels and guesthouses if you want to stay on a budget but still have privacy.

Pension Oaza

You can’t get a better location than Pension Oaza. This charming guesthouse is right in the heart of Old Hvar with the main cathedral only 50 metres away.

Each room has a balcony with beautiful views of Hvar and a terrace is available on-site for tanning or BBQing. The closest beach is only 200 metres away and guests can opt to enjoy meals in the garden.

All of the best bars and restaurants are within walking distance of the guesthouse. There’s no question why this charming accommodation is so highly rated.

Guesthouse Bracanovic

Guesthouse Bracanovic is another highly rated guesthouse that has just one apartment and one guestroom.

The location is ideal, only 200 metres from the centre of Hvar Town and the balcony provides views over the terracotta rooftops with mountains as the backdrop.

Each room is equipped with a kitchenette, dishwasher and is pet friendly.

Guesthouse Petra

Guesthouse Petra is the perfect spot for those on a budget, who want to be close to Stari Grad and love to cook for themselves.

These Hvar apartments each have a kitchen and the centre of town is only an 11-minute walk away.

Some of the rooms have terraces or balconies and there is a shared garden for all guests to enjoy.

 

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Best Luxury Hvar Accommodation

These Hvar luxury hotels are the best places to stay for those who want to get away from it all and to be treated like celebrities.

River Hvar Yacht Harbour Hotel

Be expected to be treated like a celebrity the moment you walk into River Hvar Harbour Hotel as it’s one of the top Hvar Town hotels. You’ll get a discount on spa services and at select restaurants plus a bottle of prosecco upon check-in and a buffet breakfast.

The hotel is located on the main promenade in Hvar with everything close by including the rooftop pool that hotel guests are free to access at Adriana.

The rooms are luxurious and the amenities take inspiration from Hollywood’s glamorous lifestyle so you can have a truly fabulous experience.

Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel

Get ready for a life of glamour when you stay at this Hvar hotel. The views are incredible across the marina from the rooftop pool, lobby bar and restaurant.

There is a spa on-site as well as a rooftop bar that has a garden area and a dance floor plus a restaurant serving Mediterranean dishes.

The property is newly redone with amenities that were updated in only 2018.

Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort

Last but certainly not least, one of the top luxury hotels in Hvar is Amofra Resort Grand Beach Resort. It has a spectacular location in a secluded bay which gives guests sea views and also views of the resort gardens.

Guests are able to rent seaside cabins where they can enjoy massages or they can relax in the multi-story outdoor pool at one of the top Hvar island hotels.

Restaurants are also on-site with panoramic views of the Hvar Archipelago or guests can opt to dine beachside. Later, cocktails are served poolside or in the luxurious lounge.

 

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Best Hvar Airbnb Accommodation

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Blue Lagoon Apartment

Feel refreshed and relaxed in this bright white apartment that has modern and fun decorations. Wake up in the morning to open french doors that lead to views of the blue water and the neighbouring island of Vis.

This in an Airbnb Plus property which means it’s stylish and comfortable, a mix of Airbnb and a hotel. The property sleeps 2 guests in 1 bed, ideal for couples who want a place that’s a little more luxury without sky high prices.

The best-positioned apartment in Hvar

I don’t think I need to say much else about this place, the picture speaks for itself! But some other bonuses are that you will stay in an apartment that is serviced by super hosts, the location is in Hvar Town, right by the harbour and just below one of Hvar’s star attractions, the Spanish fortress.

The property sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms and has 2 bathrooms.

Nice apartment overlooking the Adriatic sea

A top place to stay, this bright property is located just outside of the centre but still close enough that you can walk and provides a quiet area for those who prefer not to be right in the centre of the action.

It overlooks the blue waters surrounding Hvar, sleeps 3 guests in 3 beds and is located on the top floor of a family home.

 

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Best Budget Hvar Accommodation

Check out these best hostels in Hvar for their Hostelworld ratings, location and awesome amenities.

The White Rabbit Hostel

The White Rabbit Hostel is one of the best places to stay in Hvar on a budget. It’s located just 5-minutes from Hvar Town where all of the action is including bars and the waterfront.

The rooms are bright, clean and the hostel is run by two young travellers who have lived on Hvar their whole lives, meaning they can give great tips on what to do, where to eat and more on this stunning island.

There is no curfew, breakfast can be bought at the hostel, beer is sold in the evenings and there are lockers for your valuables.

Hostel Marinero

This hostel was converted into a hostel in 2010 and it’s housed in a 19th century building that it just steps away from Hvar’s main square, bars and restaurants.

Hostel Marinero is bright and airy, has excellent reviews and has dorm rooms that sleep 4 and 8.

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