Finding where to stay in Zadar is easy with this Zadar accommodation guide that includes the best Zadar hotels and Zadar hostels from budget to luxury. #zadar #croatia #europe #travel

Zadar may not be the first place people mention on their Croatia trip but it certainly has its reasons for visiting.

Whatever reasons yours are for visiting rest assured that finding where to stay in Zadar is made easy with this simple and quick Zadar accommodation guide.

From the best Zadar hotels that are totally luxurious to the perfect (and affordable) apartment in Zadar and even the ideal Zadar hostel, I’ve got you covered for your Zadar holiday.

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Best Area to Stay in Zadar

There are really only two places to stay in Zadar, in the Old Town and not in the Old Town.

Old Town

BEST FOR: Being close to attractions

Zadar’s Old Town is the central area of the city and thus has most of the main Zadar attractions. It’s also the most historic area and because it’s the centre more expensive. That’s not to say that you won’t be able to find affordable options.

Surrounding Areas

BEST FOR: Budget prices and beaches

If you opt to stay outside of the Old Town then you will find cheaper accommodation and you will most likely be within walking distance. The maximum walk of how far you will have to go is about 30 minutes. Most beaches are outside of the Old Town too so you’ll be closer and the bus station is within close walking distance.

Best Budget Zadar Accommodation

The best hostels in Zadar for every type of traveller.

The Lazy Monkey

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The Lazy Monkey is the hostel to stay in while in Zadar. It has stellar reviews and because of its location outside of the Old Town it’s able to be a bigger hostel where you can meet more people.

Events are held nightly, there is a large outdoor common area, perfect for chilling out or meeting new friends. Plus the Adriatic Sea is only 200 metres from the hostel.

The location is a walk from the Old Town so understand this before booking but the atmosphere is worth walking for. Personally, I think this is the best place to stay in Zadar for price and atmosphere.

Boutique Hostel Forum

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This centrally located hostel (its got a 10 out of 10 rating on Hostelworld) is perfect for backpackers who want to splurge a little or prefer smaller dorm rooms. Private and four bed dorms are the only rooms availble with funky design and colours.

Breakfast and towels are included, wifi is available in every corner of the hostel and you won’t ever have to walk far.

Tequila Bar

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Tequila Bar is one of Zadar’s most popular hostels, especially if you like to party. There is a bar on-site with affordable drinks, but only in one of the two adjacent buildings. When booking it is possible to request to not be in the same building as the bar.

Tequila Bar is in the Old Town and close to all of the top attractions in the city. Two to four person apartments as well as 4-8 person dorms are available.

 

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Best Mid-Range Zadar Accommodation

Hotels in Zadar Old Town are quite pricey. To help save you money I’ve listed a few Zadar apartments that won’t break the budget.

Apartments & Rooms Kolovare Beach

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Accommodation on a budget and by the beach? Yes please. Apartments & Rooms Kolovare Beach is a guesthouse just 100 metres from Kolovare Beach. The Old Town is just 10 minutes walking distance away too.

Each room is modern with cute decor that is welcoming and comfortable. A kitchenette, sitting area and satelite TV are also available, all just outside of the Old Town.

Rooms Tisa Old Town

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Rooms Tisa Old Town is a guesthouse right in the Old Town, within walking distiance to all of the must-see sites in Zadar such as the Sea Organ. Restaurants around are abundant and you won’t have issues finding anything that you need close by.

Some of the rooms in this boutique style guesthouse have balconies with views of the Old Town.

Apartments Marina

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One of the best selling hotels in Zadar, Apartments Marina is located just 5 minutes walking distance outside of the Old Town. This guesthouse is perfect for families as there is a children’s playground just 200 metres away.

There is a shared balcony for all guests to enjoy and each apartment or studio comes with a kitchen or kitchenette.

On-site there is a bakery for guests to grab a simple breakfast from in the mornings.

 

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Best Luxury Zadar Accommodation

These Zadar luxury hotels are among the best hotels in Zadar, you won’t be disappointed.

Bastion Heritage Hotel – Relais & Châteaux

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This 4-star Zadar hotel has rooms that are beautifully furnished with handmade art deco furniture and exposed white stone walls for an elegant and historic finish.

The hotel itself is located in Zadar’s historic centre, right beside one of the city’s top fine dining restaurants, Kastel, and is within walking distance of Zadar’s best sites.

A buffet breakfast that is rich with options is included and served daily, a spa is on-site with a hot tub, sauna and a selection of services available as well as an apertif bar for cocktails and other beverages.

Almayer Art & Heritage Hotel and Dépendance

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You can’t get any closer to Zadar’s best spots to see with the location of this 4-star hotel. St Donatus Church is only 250 metres away and Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun, 300 metres.

This elegant hotel has been raved about by multiple guests for how beautiful it is and how great the included breakfast is.

Each room has a modern design with some rooms having a sitting area.

The hotel has a garden and a terrace for guests to relax in as well as an on-site bar and restaurant.

Art Hotel Kalelarga

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Right in the heart of Zadar, Art Hotel Kalelarga is designed to reflect the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site that the hotel sits in, the Old Town. Beige tones have been used for a relaxing effect and clean look that is similar to Kalelarga, the street that the hotel is located on.

All of the attractions in the Old Town are within less than a 1km walk and the closest beach, Kolovare is within a 20-minute walk.

 

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Best Zadar Airbnb Accommodation

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Inspirational Stay in the Old Town

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This stylish apartment is an Airbnb Plus property meaning that it combines style with comfort, like a hotel but more homey. The property sleeps 5 people in 2 bedrooms with 2 beds.

Guests love that there is a terrace that is overlooked by the bell tower that is right in Zadar’s city centre. Musical instruments are free for guests to use and you can kick back in comfort for an affordable price.

Relax Apartment

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This apartment is bright, fun and super affordable. Located within walking distance of the city centre, this charming apartment is hosted by a superhost and provides 2 beds for 2 guests. Free bikes, parking and wifi are included.

Zadar Centre Apartment

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For an affordable stay in Zadar’s city centre, this fully furnished and stylish apartment is both cozy and sparkling clean. You will be hosted by a superhost and stay in a place that is bright. The property sleeps 4 guests on 3 beds.

 

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Editor’s Note: My goal is to be honest with you guys so…I am only one person and can obviously not stay at all of these places. This post is intended to be used as a guide with any place I stayed at included in this post by personal recommendation. I did the hard work to help you find the best place to stay by filtering out the shitty stuff and picking places that I know my readers (aka you fabulous person) would love. But ya know I’ll be sending good travel vibes your way if you decide to book through one of my links 😉

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