3 Best Hostels in Hvar, Croatia
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3 Best Hostels in Hvar, Croatia – Perfect Sunset View and Hostels to Party

Get your sunblocks and cameras ready. We are about to give you the 3 best hostels in Hvar. Great hostels that will definitely bring your island getaway to a whole new different level.

We have been to Hvar; we know the island – and the nightlife!

From the perfect sunset view to the amazing beaches there is on the island, from a great party to a terrific dinner. We got you!

Your shortcut:

  1. Hostel Villa Skansi – Best Hostel for Solo Travelers
  2. White Rabbit Hostel – Best Hostel for Female-Solo Travelers
  3. Helvetia Hostel – Best Hostel for Small Groups
  4. EXTRA – Cast Away – Eco village – Best for Nature-Lovers

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  • tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • want to avoid the “young party kids”
  • happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience

We guarantee you the best hostels in Hvar that will make sure you go home with tan lines, great Instagram photos, and fun-filled memories. 

And guess what? There are 24 awesome Hostels in Croatia to discover, complete with our own itinerary. Make sure you also read our hostel guide to Dubrovnik and the 3 best hostels in Split.

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Quick Introduction to Hvar Island

The average price for a bed: Hostels in Hvar cost 25€ – 33€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 57€ up to 188€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). 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.

Boat Tour: Our #1 recommendation for things to do in Hvar is taking a boat trip! All hostels can organize such a trip for you; some of them even run these tours! Pack your bikini and swim suit, this one is super fun as you visit some remote tiny islands.

Ferry: Check the schedule for your ferry to Hvar here. Make sure you book ahead of time and book your accommodation accordingly. There’s much less ferries in low season!

Bear in mind, you can take a ferry to Hvar City and Stari Grad. From Stari Grad you will need to take a bus or taxi to Hvar City.

New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend reading:

The 3 Best Hostels in Hvar

Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Hvar.

  1. Hostel Villa Skansi – Best Hostel for Solo Travelers
  2. White Rabbit Hostel – Best Hostel for Female-Solo Travelers
  3. Helvetia Hostel – Best Hostel for Small Groups
  4. EXTRA – Cast Away – Eco village – Best for Nature-Lovers

We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Hostel Villa Skansi
🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: White Rabbit Hostel
🥳 Party Hostel:The Shaka Hostel
👩‍❤️‍👨Couple Hostel: White Rabbit Hostel
👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: Helvetia Hostel
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Hostel Villa Skansi
🧘 Cozy Hostel: Helvetia Hostel

1. Hostel Villa Skansi

There is nothing more perfect than a panoramic view of the ocean and the sunset. And in Hostel Villa Skansi you can definitely watch the sunset right in front of your eyes from the patio bar which is the heart and soul of the hostel.

In Hostel Villa Skansi, you’re in good hands.

They offer free pizza every night and a free pub crawl. You can enjoy the best prices and happy hours at sunset bar. Book boats, scooters and day trips at the hostel reception and they will be very happy to serve and offer you the kind of adventure you personally prefer 24/7.

And to keep your stomachs happy, the hostel has outdoor mediterranean style kitchen fully equipped with all the necessities needed for cooking and it has a spacious dining terrace with terrazzo flooring. There are comfy sofas and teak furniture surrounded by lemon and orange trees .

Yey!

And for the rooms?

The hostel rooms offers different-sized dormitories ( 6,8,10,12 and 14 beds) and 8 private rooms. There are new sophisticated bunk beds with lights, sockets, lockers and curtains (except for 14-bed dorms and one 6-bed dorm). Some rooms include a terrace and some rooms come with a fridge.

Amenities you can use at Hostel Villa Skansi:

  • FREE WiFi
  • Bar
  • Outdoor Kitchen

They have a beautiful outdoor kitchen you can use, but also give you free pizza every evening. Very social and fun but also well organized and clean.

And for the location wise?

Location: Hostel Villa Skansi is less than 10 min walk from the port so don’t you worry about the access to the other great destinations and major attractions in Hvar. 

This is one of the best hostels in Hvar for

  • Solo-Travelers
  • Small Groups
  • Digital Nomads
Book Hostel Villa Skansi here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Dorms in Hostel Villa Skansi

Relax on the terrace in Hostel Villa Skansi

Clean bathroom in Hostel Villa Skansi

2. White Rabbit Hostel (Boutique Design Hostel!)

Only our fellow travelers would truly know and understand by heart the exact things we want and need in a hostel.

White Rabbit Hostel is owned and ran by two young travelers, has a passionate goal to offer and provide you with only the best and unforgettable experience during your stay at their homely hostel in Hvar.

The hostel is only 5 meters away from the Hvar Town which gives you just 1-minute walk away to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. While 60 meters away to Hvar’s Theater and Arsenal.

Rooms are spacious and wonderful bright shared rooms that make the hostel suited for small groups of travelers. They also have rooms with a balcony you could enjoy to chill and take a breath of fresh air.

Amenities you can use at the White Rabbit Hostel:

  • FREE WiFi
  • Guest Bar
  • KItchen

You and your friends can also grab a drink and get refreshed at the hostel bar which also serves a fresh, continental breakfast.

But if you prefer making your own food, the hostel offers a kitchen you can use at any time of the day.

Supermarkets and cafés are just around the corner of the White Rabbit Hostel so you do not need to go far to buy foods and things you need.

They also offer tours and activities of your choice that will give you a certified exclusive experience and the best adventure stay at Hvar.

They have boat trips, excursions, and adventure activities. They also offer pub crawls that take you to the best party places.

Do you want it more quiet? Then you should know, Hvar has also one of the best spots for Yoga retreats in Europe too.

Good to know: We also have detailed guide about the best yoga retreats in Croatia.

Location of White Rabbit: Other near great spots that are reachable by foot are Stipanska Beach, Carpe Diem Club Hvar, Hvar City Harbour, Galesnik Island, and Fortica Fortress.

This only serves that White Rabbit Hostel gives you great easy access to popular tourist destinations you can probably go and visit.

This is one of the best hostels in Hvar for

  •  Female-Solo Travelers
Book White Rabbit Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Your own private room at White Rabbit Hostel Relax and take a break at the White Rabbit Hostel lounge Great room space at White Rabbit Hostel

3. Helvetia Hostel (Terrace with sea views!)

You’ll definitely love Helvetia Hostel when you prefer to stay at the wonderful backstreets of Hvar’s old town.

Helvetia Hostel is surrounded by old brick walls and the amazing avenues of Hvar. Just meters away from the palm-dotted Riva waterfront promenade giving you the perfect taste of Hvar.

The reception is happy to serve you 24/7 with anything you might need. They will be very pleased to help and assist you out with almost everything.

The hostel and the team make sure you are taken care of on your amazing Dalmatian Island getaway.

Amenities at Helvetia Hostel:

  • FREE WiFi
  • Laundry Area
  • Kitchen
  • Common Room

You can also choose from private rooms or en-suite rooms that offer great room space and terrace with an amazing view of the bay.

They also have dorms that have shared bathrooms perfect for groups of travelers.

Guests can make use of all the amenities in the hostel anytime for free.

You can wash your clothes in the laundry area. And after a tiring day of exploring the city of Hvar, when you don’t feel to stay in your room yet, you can relax and start friendly conversations with other hostels guests at the common area.

And if you mean to make your own meals, you can use the kitchen to prepare the dish you prefer.

Location: A three-minute walk away from the main hostel is their deluxe rooms and apartments that offer guests a traditional Dalmatian courtyard.

Being near the bay, stunning coves and exciting taxi boats to the famous Pakleni Islands.

This is one of the best hostels in Hvarfor

  • Small Groups
Book Helvetia Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld

You can have your meals and drinks at Helvetia Hostel terrace Bright colored rooms at Helvetia Hostel Enjoy the great ocean view at Helvetia Hostel

4. Cast Away – Eco Resort

Cast Away – Eco Resort is located in the middle of nature on top of 2 beaches near the small village of Gromin Dolac on Hvar Island. 

This is a type of Robinson Crusoe accommodation offering 10 wooden tents. Guests can enjoy 3 lounge area’s with sea views, 5 hammocks and a double sunbed. Free shuttle for pick-up and drop off at the ferry terminal is provided.

Each tent is equipped with a mattress, pillows, a light and they offer sea views and hammocks.

It i so relaxing and peaceful, quite isolated which is great and the water is stunning. Real retreat feeling, you’ll just felt so calming and chilled!

What this place can offer is views to die for and provide a detox to many fast-paced lifestyles. The real gem are the people. You will meet lovely like-minded people but the staff are some of the most welcoming and down to earth people you will ever meet.

It’s kind of place you want to shout about and keep it as your secret at the same time 😉

Location: It is located in the middle of nature on top of 2 beaches near the small village of Gromin Dolac on Hvar Island. Free transfer from/to Starigrad ferry port / Jelsa included, every morning at 10am from Cast Away & at 11:30am to Cast Away.

Book Cast Away – Eco village here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Yoga at Cast Away - Eco village

Find peace atCast Away - Eco village

Socialize at night at Cast Away - Eco village

Comparing all 3 Top Hostels in Hvar

Here is an overview of our handpicked top hostels in Hvar. In this chart, we compare the main facilities and things to expect.

It will help you to take a decision.

  Hostel Villa Skansi White Rabbit Hostel Helvetia Hostel
Recommended for…
  • Solo Travelers
  • Female – Solo Travelers
  • Small Groups
Kitchen Yes Yes Yes
WiFi Free (Fast) Free (Good) Free (Fast)
BreakfastNo   Continental Breakfast (extra) Simple Breakfast (extra)
Location Perfect
(10 min to downtown, quiet at night!)
Super central hostel in Hvar Super Central Hostel in Hvar
Special Terrace and Bar, Free Pizza Summer Bar and Terrace
Rooftop Terrace
Activities Yes Yes Yes
Lockers – and safe? Yes Yes Yes
Facilities for disabled guests No No No
How to book? Hostelworld Hostelworld Hostelworld

This information can vary by season and availability. Please take this into account.

What about the cheapest hostels in Hvar?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels.

We think it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.

Why?

The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.

However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Hvar.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Hvar
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple as that.

Read: 15 hacks for booking hostels

Make sure you use than 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 into what to expect.

Best Hostels in Hvar for Solo Travellers?

What is the serious, best hostel in Hvar for solo-travellers?

You will definitely want to consider to stay at Hostel Villa Skansi when you’re traveling solo.

They have happy hour and free pizza on the terrace every night. That makes a great atmosphere and it is easy to make friends. You can choose among a boat or scooter rentals, or day tours with other guests.

But wait, they have more. You can also join the pub crawls and lots of activities offered and an incredible view of the sunset. so you can have the chance to win new friends and acquaintances.

And for the rooms, we are pretty sure you will love your own room balcony view of the majestic sunset of Hvar. They offer great deals so no need to worry.

You also get to use the hostel kitchen.

In Hostel Villa Skansi, you won’t feel your alone but you will still have space and privacy you want.

Book Hostel Villa Skansi here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Rest in spacious dorms in Hostel Villa Skansi

Party Hostels in Hvar

Of course: Hvar is a fun island, and there is plenty of fun party hostels in Hvar. You already knew this, right!?

Our best recommendation would be to pick a hostel in Hvar for partying, but staying a bit away from the epi-center of the nightlife in Hvar.

Why?

Well, because for a good night and tranquil sleep. Sleeping on the upper floor of a bar is not always fun…

So, here’s our fav pick: The Shaka Hostel!

A surfer-inspired hostel, The Shaka Hostel, offers you a very vibrant ambiance and an amazing overlooking view of the sea.

Aside from very friendly staff, great room designs and amazing facilities, The Shaka Hostel will make sure you get the party experience that will definitely complete your travel unforgettable.

When the night arrives, you can join the organized hangouts at the hostel terrace together with other guests and have a chance to win new friends and acquaintances.

The night is always young so grab your beer and start partying.

The hostel also conducts bar hops in Hvar you can engage to and be personally assisted with one of the experienced party managers of the hostel.

Plus! The Shaka Hostel guests are entitled to discounts available in the best local bars and restaurants so your pockets stay happy behind the great party.

So if you’re looking for a great party like us, you’ll surely want to stay at our top Hvar Party hostel.

Book The Shaka Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld

You can spend you free time at The Shaka common area Join the drinking sessions at The Shaka The Shaka offers great discounts to other bars in Hvar

How to book?

We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.

Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.

Read: a step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Here is the overview:

  1. Hostel Villa Skansi: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  2. White Rabbit Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  3. Helvetia Hostel: Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!

All of Hvar’s best hostels are popular, especially in high season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

Any Discounts?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts atm. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

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All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all 3 coolest Hvar hostels on a map.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you plan your trip too.

We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know on this list:

  • Blue Cave
  • Napoleon Historical Landmark
  • Spanjola
  • Tvrdalj Castle
  • Adventure Park Hvar Jelsa
  • Beach Mekićevica
  • Paklinski Islands


Flights to Croatia?

We enjoy Skyscanner, Omio.com and Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Croatia.

As for Hvar, you will need to fly in to Split or better to say Trogir. You can find many many budget airlines with great deals to go to Croatia, and especially Zadar and Trogir/ Split.

From Trogir there is regular buses leaving for Split. From there you have to take a quick ferry.

We recommend to stay 1 night in Split, so you don’t rush it. And you will see another beautiful city! Here’s our guide to best hostels in Split – pretty great ones!

This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

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FAQ

Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. Below we list all the frequently asked questions. Have a look.

What are the best hostels in Hvar?

Welcome to the only guide you need for finding the best hostels in Hvar! The top 3 hostels we recommend are:

1. Hostel Villa Skansi – Best Hostel for Solo Travelers
2. White Rabbit Hostel – Best Hostel for Female-Solo Travelers
3. Helvetia Hostel – Best Hostel for Small Groups

What is the best hostel for solo travellers in Hvar?

You will definitely want to consider to stay at Hostel Villa Skansi when you’re traveling solo. They offer great activities you can enroll to make sure you enjoy the island of Hvar. In Hostel Villa Skansi, you won’t feel your alone but you will still have space and privacy you want.

What is Hvar best known for?

Here are the Hvar main tourist attractions:

  • Blue Cave
  • Napoleon Historical Landmark
  • Spanjola
  • Tvrdalj Castle
  • Adventure Park Hvar Jelsa
  • Beach Mekićevica
  • Paklinski Islands

Are hostels in Hvar safe?

Not all hostels in Hvar 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 Hvar. 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!

How much are hostels in Hvar?

Hostels in Hvar cost 25€ – 33€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 57€ up to 188€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

What are the best sites for finding hostels?

Of course, the best site to find hostels is Hostelgeeks.com

We are doing our best to deliver the best hostels to you. Check out the best hostels in the world guides; from Paris to Tokyo.

You can also have a look at Hostelworld.

More hostel guides for you

Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Hvar. You see, there is a lot of nice hostels in Hvar; not only for the young party people but all types of travellers.

We did the leg work for you and bring you more hostel guides to destinations:

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Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

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