Looking for a party and a place where to stay in Split Croatia? Relax, we got you covered! It’s wiser to look for a hostel rather than go looking for a split guesthouse if you’re maximizing your budget. Here are the best hostels in Split!
In this guide we share the coolest hostels in Croatia Split and the top location, juicy insider knowledge, and how to avoid bad ones.
High-Season vs Off Season: Your experience will be completely different if you visit Split in high-season or off-season. The Off-season is from October/November to April/May, and prices are much lower and hostels can be even empty.
During high season the hostels are quite pricey for European standards
Summer prices, Average price for a bed: Hostels in Split cost 25€ – 40€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 60€ up to 100€.
Winter prices, Average price for a bed: Hostels in Split cost 7€ – 14€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 15€ up to 50€. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.
Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.
Hostel Quality: It may look like there’s a lot of fantastic places, after all there are design and boutique hostels. However, we consider the quality average; not very high standard. Zagreb has a much higher standard of hostels.
Better to stick with our recommendations in this list to avoid disappointments.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Ferry to the Islands: In the summer season, taking ferries is fairly easy. Always check with your hostel, they have the up to date schedules. However, in winter season the ferries are very limited, so plan ahead of time to avoid disappointment. A good resource to use is croatiaferries.com.
Nightlife: Nightlife in Split Croatia is one of a kind, it’s a party city. A great place to enjoy the Mediterranean summer lifestyle. However, we actually prefer Hvar Island for their nightlife; there’s some super cool Split hostels even offering boat tours, including drinks.
1. Hostel Dvor (Historic stone house, super comfy)
UPDATE: Hostel Dvor is currently closed and will re-open in May 2021.
Hostel Dvor is one of the few absolute top-rated places to say; for good reason!
The building itself is already remarkable, an old stone house with modern interior. The ambiance is really easy-going, and due to the small sizes of dorms and its common area, it’s easy to connect with your hostel mates.
It is not a party hostel at all.
Yet again, easy to meet people.
So it can be perfect to meet and then head out to the city center for exploring or having a drink.
Location: Out of the 3 coolest backpacker hostels, Hostel Dvor has the longest walking distance to get downtown, yet only 10 minutes. There are shops around, ATMs, and restaurants. Hostel Dvor is located in Varoš, the oldest and a famous part of the city. The area itself is worth a visit.
The historic stone houses and the narrow streets are characteristic for the Varoš neighborhood.
In a nutshell, you are in the Old Town hustle and bustle in less than 10 minutes walking, but you stay in a quiet area for a good nights sleep.
(Especially when choosing a central hostel in Split, it could be loud due to bars!)
Hostel Dvor is the best place to stay for:
Important to know: Hostel Dvor only opens in the peak season, from May to October.
The Simple Hostel is the absolute top pick, stylish and great location.
You can choose from Double Rooms to dorms, and stay in the heart of the city. Housed in an old building, the modern interior design makes this space sparkle.
You will enjoy the stylish and at the same time very comfortable dorms and private rooms. Seriously, it’s so comfy here. All rooms are equipped with Air Conditioning, which is super useful in the summer times.
The hostel has a small bar on-site, great to socialize. It even has a small kitchen to cook up your own meals. We think this is very handy, especially for the budget traveler.
Nonetheless, you have plenty of restaurants around to eat out.
Location: Perfect, again! You are 2 minutes from the Old Town.
Simple Hostel is just a short walk away from the Bus Station and the ferry port to get to the islands around. The UNESCO Heritage Diocletian’s Palace is only a minutes walk away. Seriously, no worries, when you lean towards staying at Simple Hostel, you will like the location.
Absolutely lovely place. Super central, lovely staff, cosy and fun ambiance.
Ćiri Biri Bela Boutique Hostel is an absolute fantastic hostel in Split for female solo-travelers and actually couples and families too. There are only dorms to choose from; there are no private rooms though.
The hostel is still brand new, and offers two spacious dormitories of 8-beds, a big terrace and even an own restaurant with delicious local cuisine.
Good to know: You can only book Ćiri Biri Bela Boutique Hostel on Booking.com.
Location Perfect! You are literally in the heart of the city, just a short walk away from the Diocletian’s Palace, an enormous palace of a Roman emperor. Great to visit, not to miss! You are surrounded by restaurants, bars, and sights.
Here’s a list of pros and cons for Ćiri Biri Bela Boutique Hostel:
Cosy, small hostel, easy to enjoy and mingle
lots of space in dorms (no cramped dorms!)
Only Dorms; no private rooms
Dorm beds with no curtain, original window shutters instead
No kitchen facilities (but lots of good budget food options around)
Ćiri Biri Bela Boutique Hostel is the best hostel in Split for:
This information can vary by season and availability. Please take this into account.
What about cheapest hostels in Split?
Of course, there are always cheap accommodations.
We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.
The quality differs a lot, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen. It is true though, Split is fairly expensive in the summer season, and you could save some money when choosing a cheaper Split Hostel .
So, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Split.
Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Split
Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price. Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.
Hostel Dvor, Hostel Simple, and Ćiri Biri Bela Boutique Hostel are our personal favorites because they are extraordinary Split Croatia hostels! It feels like you are staying in hotels at a very affordable price.
Still looking for the best hostels in Split Croatia? Don’t worry, we’re not stopping at 3!
We know that you’re looking for the best party Croatia has to offer and enjoy that Split Croatia Nightlife. Here’s a list of some of the best hostels in Split Croatia that you can check out.
Split Backpackers Hostel
Old Town Hostel Split
Backpackers Fairytale Hostel
En Route Hostel
Split Backpackers Hostel
They offer cozy private and dorm rooms. Split Backpackers Hostel is spacious and modern decorated and the beds are really good.
The showers and toilets are clean which is really important. It is also a good thing that the kitchen is well-equipped so you can cook your own meal.
Staff are friendly and really accommodating. The location is really good because it is close to main station and the attractions.
Perks at Split Backpackers Hostel:
Location: Located in Kralja Zvonimira, just 200 m from Port of Split. The nearest bus stop is a 1 minute walk away. Split Airport is 12.2 km away from the hostel. Dvor Restaurant Split is a 15 minute walk from the hostel.
Old Town Hostel Split is a good place to spend couple of nights. It is located in the centre of the old town and has a very chill atmosphere.
Staff are very helpful and they organize meals, games, activities at the hostel or in town, according to the your preference.
They offer private rooms and mixed dorm rooms.
Perks at Old Town Hostel Split:
Location: Set in Split and within Diocletian’s Palace. The property is around 5 km from Znjan Beach and a few steps from People’s Square – Pjaca. The property is situated in the Split City Centre district, 160 m from Gregory of Nin. Joker Shopping Centre is 1.3 km from Old Town Hostel Split. Split Airport is 24 km from the property
Tchaikovsky Hostel is the perfect stay for a young traveler in Split. They offer mixed 4 bed dorms and 6 bed dorms with night light, shelf, electric socket and curtain on each bed.
Staff are incredibly friendly and they give recommendations on what to do while in Split.
Beds are very comfortable and the common area is cozy and inviting. There is even a small pleasant balcony to hangout. Bathrooms are clean and well taken care of.
Perks at Tchaikovsky Hostel:
Location: Located at the heart of Split, .5 km away from Roman heritage of Split, 15 km away from walled coastal towns and 21.4 from flavours of Dalmatia. The nearest airport which is Split Airport is a 35 minute drive away.
The hostel offer tours for the backpackers like the Unicorn-Tour to the Krka-Waterfalls and a hidden beach.
The vibe in the common area is great. You will definitely end up having new friends.
Perks at Backpackers Fairytale Hostel:
Location: Located within a 5-minute walk from the UNESCO-protected Diocletian’s Palace and the charming Riva Promenade. The sandy Bačvice Beach and its night clubs are about 1 km away. You can also relax on the lush Marjan Hill, which is about 1.5 km from the Backpackers Fairytale.
Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. We are Hostel 101 experts, so we list all the frequently asked questions. You can always open the hostel world website to check. Have a look.
What are the best hostels in Split for solo travellers?
The Hostel Dvor and Ćiri Biri Bela Boutique Hostel are the best for solo travellers.
Are hostels in Split safe?
Not all hostels in Split are necessarily safe, especially the one that offers the cheapest price in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Split. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
If you are not secure, you can also send us an email and ask us!
What are the best hostels in Split?
You can find the best Split hostels in this article!
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