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 an Croatia trip.
Hvar is a small island but there are still multiple places to stay. This accommodation guide will help you 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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What's in this article
- 0.1 Best Area to Stay in Hvar
- 0.2 Best Budget Hvar Accommodation
- 0.3 Best Mid-Range Hvar Accommodation
- 0.4 Best Luxury Hvar Accommodation
- 0.5 Best Hvar Airbnb Accommodation
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Best Area to Stay in Hvar
These are the top three most popular 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.
BEST FOR: Being close to all of the action
Hvar Town is the main area for visitors on the island. It is one of two spots where ferries come in, yachts dock and all of the action is. The Paklinski Islands are easily access from here, the old town is here, nightlife is here and beaches are close by.
BEST FOR: History and charming streets
Stari Grab literally translates to old town. Close-by to Stari Grad ferries dock so it’s easily accessed and it has a much quieter atmosphere compared to Hvar Town. It is charming and plenty of tourists spot by so restaurants, shops and more are readily available.
BEST FOR: Getting away from it all
Jelsa is also a charming area on Hvar that is perfect for those who just want to relax. Wineries 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.
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 roosm 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.
Youth Hostel Villa Marija
This hostel is slightly outside of the centre but still only a 15-minute walk away. Being just away from the centre has its bonuses though, the best pebble beach on the island is only 400 metres away.
Amenities at this award-winning hostel are stellar too, including a swimming pool, cocktail bar, an outdoor terrace that has sea views, bean bags to lounge on and much more.
Dorm room beds are comfy and each is equipped with a reading light and outlet.
Dink’s Place Hostel
Last but not least, Dink’s Place Hostel is just a 7-minute walk to Hvar Town. The hostel is family run and keeps a good, chill vibe going.
There are multiple places to hangout, including an outdoor terrace that has views of the Paklinski Islands. Tours, scooters and more can be booked and rented directly at the hostel.
Beds are comfy, lockers are provided and you can print onward travel or confirmations free of charge.
Not quite what you’re looking for? Find more hostel options on Hostelworld.
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.
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 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 is the perfect spot for those on a budget, who want to be close to the old town 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.
Not quite what you’re looking for? Find more hostel options on Booking.com.
Best Luxury Hvar Accommodation
These Hvar luxury hotels are built for those who want 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 processo upon check-in and a buffett 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 Medeterraniean dishes.
The property is newly redone with amenities that were updated in only 2018.
Amfora Resort Grand Beach Resort
Last but certainly not the least, Amofra Resort Grand Beach Resort has a spectacular location, which gives guests views of the ocean, Paklinski Islands and the resort gardens.
Guests are able to rent seaside cabins where they can enjoy massages or they can relax in the multi storey pool at one of the top Hvar island hotels.
Restaurants are also on-site with panoramic views of the Hvar Archipelagio or guests can opt to dine beachside. Later, cocktails are served poolside or in the luxurious lounge.
Not quite what you’re looking for? Find more hostel options on Booking.com.
Best Hvar Airbnb Accommodation
Find the best Airbnb in Hvar for you with these top options offering some of the best views from the island!
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 superhosts, the location is in the Old Town of Hvar, 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 sea
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.
Not quite what you’re looking for? Find more Airbnb options on Airbnb.