I created this map helping you backpacking Croatia. We have actually been many many times to this country. So we know it pretty well, and know which Croatia Itinerary for 7 days makes sense – and what not.
So, pay attention to this map and keep scrolling if you want to stay at the coolest hostels in Croatia!
Best Hostels in Rijeka: Hostel 1W
Our one and only hostel recommendation in Rijka, Hostel 1W, is a great first example of designer accommodation at a budget price.
There’s an equal mix of shared and private rooms. The dorms each have their own country theme!
Choose a bunk and enjoy a blackout curtain, reading light and plug socket. We love the amount of space and handy storage under the beds.
It’s the little things that count.
In the common lounge you can enjoy a bit of TV or enjoy a free tea/coffee.
Location: In the heart of Rijeka, literally 20m from the main Korzo zone.
Backpackers will love Petra Marina for its family run vibe and affordable dorm rooms with a sea view.
As there are no private rooms, extra effort has gone in to the mixed and female-only dorms. There are even single-sex bathrooms!
Relax on the terrace and enjoy 10% off nearby restaurants when you choose to stay here.
Location: It’s a 10-minute bus ride to the Old Town from here – there’s a bus stop right outside. Or stretch your legs and enjoy a 30-minute walk. Find a supermarket, ATM and cafe within 100m of the property.
Airbnb is another good option in case you fancy a break from hostel life. There are plenty of affordable options in and around the major cities. Don’t forget to also check out Airbnb experiences in your chosen Croatian destination.
Besides the listed accommodation, we also put together the best hostels in the world; the 5 Star Hostels.
We stayed in a former winery in Santorini, in a former jail-now 5 Star Hostel and many more. And we share all of these unique budget accommodations with you.
Make sure you check out our guides “best hostels in“. Here we cover many more destinations.
Update: We now cover as well curated 3-best hostels guide to cities with no 5 Star Hostels such as Paris, Tokyo and Sydney.
By now you should have the answer to your question where to stay in Croatia. Which of the best hostels in Croatia have you fallen in love with? Let us know!
It is an amazing country and incredibly beautiful!
This guide is your shortcut to your hostel-picks, saving you lots of time in your accommodation research.
And for sure, it gives you the security of a top-hostel choice without any bad surprises.
Then please please leave a comment below. We would be thrilled to hear from you and to help a fellow backpacker.
Have fun & Safe travels!
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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.