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Where to Stay in Split, Croatia (For Any Budget)

Where to Stay in Split, Croatia (For Any Budget)

Split is one of Croatia’s most popular destinations thanks to the history, UNESCO World Heritage Sites that make up the city centre and the fact that Split is the main jumping off point for visiting some of Croatia’s most famous islands.

But in a city that’s so popular deciding where to stay in Split can be a challenge. Do you want to stay by the beach, right in the heart of the city or outside of the city centre and live like a local?

This guide will help you decide the best area to stay in Split and give you options within your budget. From hostels in Split to Split hotels that are apartment style and luxury rooms in heritage buildings, you’ll know exactly where to stay for your holidays in Split after reading this guide!

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Best Area to Stay in Split

These are the three main areas to stay in Split and the most popular areas too. Take your pick!

Old Town

BEST FOR: Being in the middle of the action

This is the centre of Split that dates back to the 3rd century. The famous Diocletian’s Palace makes up the Old Town which is a UNESO World Heritage Site. If you stay here you’ll most likely be staying in a heritage building and you’ll be in a pedestrian only area.

Veli Varos

BEST FOR: Charming local living

This was once a working class neighbourhood but today it’s popular with visitors because of its winding cobblestone streets, adorable buildings and the numbers of delicious restaurants that will literally be at your doorstep. You won’t find chain hotels here, accommodation in Veli Varos is more boutique style hotels or apartments you can rent.


BEST FOR: The beach

Beach lovers rejoice, this is the area you want to stay in if you love the beach. Bacvice beach is the only beach in Split that has blue flag status. Bacvice is also the name of the neighbourhood area around the beach that is residential but has an array of options including hotels, apartments and hostels.

Best Mid-Range Split Accommodation

It’s possible to stay in Split while on a budget and still get a private room. These are just some of the best places to stay in Split for money conscious travellers looking for cheap hotels in Split.

Split Inn Apartments

These well located apartments are in the heart of Split, only a stone throw away from some of the most major attractions in the city such as Diocletian’s Palace. Previous guests have desrcibed the apartments as boutique style with helpful staff when checking in to help you plan your time in Split.

Family rooms are also available with some of the apartments featuring a terrace.

BVB Rooms Split

Previous guests who have travelled here solo loved these Split apartments. The location, garden view and value for money have been rated highly.

Rooms are equipped with a coffee machine, many attractions are within walking distance and many guests have commented on how clean the rooms are.

A&M Aparment and Rooms

Guests adore the location of these Split apartments that are within walking distance to a lot of Split’s best attractions. Solo travellers especially loved these apartments for their privacy, peaceful garden and how quiet the area is compared to how close the apartments are to the city.

Not quite what you’re looking for? Find more hostel options on Booking.com.

Best Luxury Split Accommodation

Luxury isn’t hard to come by in Split, these are the best hotels in Split for those who want to be right in the middle of town and have luxury at their fingertips.

Prima Luxury Rooms

At this Split hotel you can find a taste of luxury in a guesthouse instead of a hotel. These rooms are built for your comfort and provide areas to work for those who work on the road or are visiting on business.

A complimentary breakfast is provided each morning, rooms are modern and fresh and all of Split’s top attractions are within walking distance, including the Riva Promenade which is only 400 metres away.

Family rooms are available and solo travellers have raved about the property.

Palace Suites Heritage Hotel

You can’t get any closer to Split’s biggest attraction than this hotel. It’s located directly beside Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage protected site which is a must-visit on any Split trip.

The hotel has a modern design but is set in a heritage building. From your windows you will hear Split’s lively atmopshere and perhaps even hear some locals singing traditional music.

Each room is equipped with large beds, Brazillian wood floors and luxurious amenities.

Starlight Luxury Rooms

Another guesthouse with style and luxury, Starlight Luxury Rooms is actually a UNESCO-protected building just 150 metres away from another UNESCO site, Diocletian’s Palace. The history here is evident but the rooms are elegant and modern with a beautiful touch of luxury.

The guesthouse is located in a pedestrian area so noise pollution from cars won’t be a worry.

The beach is only a 15-minute walk away, the promenade a mere 400 metres and cafes are everywhere as soon as you step out the front door.

Not quite what you’re looking for? Find more hostel options on Booking.com.

Best Budget Split Accommodation

These are the best hostels in Split based on their location (beach or close to town), style, high ratings and stellar amenities.

Ćiri Biri Bela Boutique Hostel

This charming, small boutique hostel in Split is a welcoming place for guests to lay their heads. A bed in an 8-bed dorm room here means you’ll be within 5 minutes walking distance to Diocletian’s Palace, have access to a terrace and are bound to meet a few personalities while enjoying food and drinks on the terrace in the centre of Split.

En Route Hostel

Just outside of the city centre, En Route Hostel is an affordable option for a hostel in Split. This is where I personally stayed and liked. The rooms are huge but still felt private, the bathrooms clean, there were privacy curtains and a large, chill common area to meet other travellers. The walk into the centre was about 10 minutes and the beach is even closer. Tours can be booked through the hostel and each bed has its own reading light and locker. It has everything you need in a hostel!

Al Hostel

A light, bright and spacious hostel, AI Hostel is a great place for visitors who are road tripping Croatia as there is free parking on the premise. A bar, restaurant and shared lounge are also available. Plus the location is fabulous and you’ll be able to walk to many of the must-see sights!

Not quite what you’re looking for? Find more hostel options on Booking.com.

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