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!
This guide is perfect for YOU, when …
- 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.
What we cover in this article?
- 3 best hostels in detail
- Comparison chart of 3 best hostels
- cheapest hostels in Hvar
- best hostels in Hvar for solo travelers
- fun party hostels in Hvar
- discounts and promo codes
- How to book?
- all hostel and sights on a map
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.
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 to read:
- how to book hostels (and websites to use)
- 23 items for the hostel packing list
- Are hostels safe? 13 safety tips for hostels
The 3 Best Hostels in Hvar
Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Hvar.
- Youth Hostel Villa Marija – Best Hostel for Solo Travelers
- White Rabbit Hostel – Best Hostel for Female-Solo Travelers
- Helvetia Hostel – Best Hostel for Small Groups
We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.
1. Youth Hostel Villa Marija (Swimming Pool!)
There is nothing more perfect than a terrace with an amazing panoramic view of the ocean and the sunset.
You can definitely watch the sunset right in front of your eyes in Youth Hostel Villa Marija being situated on a top of a hill.
Since we only refer the best for you, the hostel has been awarded and recognized to be the hottest and most special spot to stay in Hvar.
In Youth Hostel Villa Marija, you’re in good hands.
For daily activities and tours such as Happy hours, Pub crawls and Music Festivals, the hostel has your back. The staff will make sure that you go home feeling the best stay on the island of Hvar.
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 a restaurant that serves a great variety of menu of fresh food all through-out the day, every day.
From your sumptuous breakfast to your group’s pizza midnight snack, they’ll have it all delivered directly to your room.
And for the rooms?
The hostel rooms are uniquely themed and designed giving you a variety you can choose from.
You may decide whether it’s a modern or bright colorful private rooms with a balcony overlooking the sea. Or go air-conditioned high-standard dorms.
To keep you safe and secured, the hostel has a wristband policy where all guests are asked to wear during your stay at the hostel.
It is also installed with security cameras, and equipped with a night security guard.
Amenities you can use at Youth Hostel Villa Marija:
- FREE WiFi
- Music & Reading Lounge
- Outdoor Terrace
- Swimming pool
Guests can also make their own meals at the hostel’s big fully equipped kitchen or kill time and relax at the music and reading lounge.
Put on your sunblock, wear your swimsuits and go take a dip at their outdoor pool.
You can also grab your ice cold drink at the cocktail bar by the pool where you can enjoy the seafront view at the terrace.
And for the location wise?
Location: Youth Hostel Villa Marija is just a 15-minute walk from Hvar Town so don’t you worry about the access to the other great destinations and major attractions in Hvar. The area is called Krizna Luka.
We actually stayed here the first time we have visited Hvar Island and town. We even prefer this area over the Old Town Hvar. It is more quiet, especially at night. Yet, in 10 minutes you are downtown and ready to hit the bars and take the ferry.
The best pebble beach in Hvar is just 400 meters away from the hostel. While St. Stephen’s Square is just a short 10 minutes walk away.
This is one of the best hostels in Hvar for
- Small Groups
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
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.
Location: 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 Hvarfor
- Female-Solo Travelers
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
- 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
Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld
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.
|Youth Hostel Villa Marija||White Rabbit Hostel||Helvetia Hostel|
|WiFi||Free (Super Fast)||Free (Good)||Free (Fast)|
|Breakfast||Continental Breakfast (extra)||Continental Breakfast (extra)||Simple Breakfast (extra)|
(10 min to downtown, quiet at night!)
|Super central hostel in Hvar||Super Central Hostel in Hvar|
|Special||Perfect Sunset View by the Hill||Summer Bar and Terrace|
|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.
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.
- Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Hvar
- Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
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 Youth Hostel Villa Marija when you’re traveling solo.
They offer great activities you can enroll to make sure you enjoy the island of Hvar. 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 music festivals 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 and pool in instances you just want to stay within the hostels.
There are also security cameras installed in the hostel and a night guard is always on duty for your safety and security.
In Youth Hostel Villa Marija, you won’t feel your alone but you will still have space and privacy you want.
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.
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.
Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld
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:
- Youth Hostel Villa Marija: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- White Rabbit Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- 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.
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
- Tvrdalj Castle
- Adventure Park Hvar Jelsa
- Beach Mekićevica
- Paklinski Islands
Flights to Croatia?
We enjoy 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.
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:
- 3 Best Hostels in Zagreb, Croatia
- 3 Best Hostels in Dubrovnik, Croatia
- 3 Best Hostels in Split, Croatia
- best hostels in Europe – with a map
You can find all our new and updates articles for Best Hostels in here.
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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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Your Smart Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries