Welcome to Dubrovnik, the city of ancient walls, stunning views, and… wild parties? That’s right, beneath the medieval charm and Game of Thrones vibes, Dubrovnik has a secret nightlife scene that can make even a seasoned partygoer blush.
If you thought the only excitement was walking the city walls, get ready to swap your walking shoes for dancing shoes.
From beachside bonfires that could rival Dragonfire to impromptu dance-offs that might even impress the Night King, these hostels are your portal to Dubrovnik’s after-dark realm.
So, grab your goblet (or, you know, plastic cup), and let us help you navigate the party realm.
Average price for a bed: On average, the price of a hostel in Dubrovnik is around 50€ per night. Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 p.m.), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 a.m.). 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.
Where to Party in the City:
Lapad Beach: This area offers a mix of beach clubs, cocktail bars, and live music venues, making it a hotspot for a diverse party scene.
Pile Gate Area: Close to the Old Town, this area boasts cozy bars and pubs where you can kick off the night.
Lokrum Island: From daytime beach parties to nighttime bonfires, this island is an offbeat party paradise.
Best Bar Areas:
Stradun Street: This vibrant street in the heart of the Old Town is lined with bars that come alive after sunset. Perfect for a relaxed drink or to get the party mood going.
Buža Bar: Literally meaning “hole in the wall,” this cliffside bar offers breathtaking views and a unique atmosphere for a memorable evening.
Old Town Hostel welcomes you to dive headfirst into the heart of Dubrovnik’s exuberant party scene! This boutique hostel, strategically situated at the city’s epicenter, guarantees a whirlwind of fun mere steps away from Dubrovnik’s finest clubs, bars, and dining spots.
Brace yourself for nights of grandeur featuring Croatian champagne, sangria extravaganzas, and the iconic emergency hat party (Imagine spinning disco balls, an array of party hats, and irresistible drink specials).
This hostel also has 24-hour breakfast, which basically means you’ll be able to fuel your adventure-packed day and night (or cure your hangover, regardless of what time it is).
Unique nightly events: Croatian champagne and sangria nights, dance lessons, emergency hat party.
24-hour breakfast: muesli, milk, tea, coffee.
Common room and kitchen
Fast Wi-Fi, fiber optic cables.
Games, guitars, hairdryer, iron available.
Activities: emergency hat party, dance lessons, movie nights.
Tours, exploration, swimming, cliff jumping.
Location: Centrally located in Dubrovnik’s UNESCO protected Old City. 15 meters from Stradun (main street). Close to clubs, bars, and restaurants. Accessible to Beach Šulić, Buza Beach, and more. Walking distance to popular attractions: Porporela Beach, Onofrio’s Fountain, Pile Gate.
With comfortable beds, lockers for your treasures, and an array of awesome social activities like sunset tours, cliff jumping, and wine nights, Hostel Angelina ensures a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable experience – it’s also one of our favorite social party hostels in Dubrovnik.
Facilities and Amenities:
Common room, lounge, and fully equipped kitchen, and terrace.
Social activities: sunset tours, wine nights, kayaking, etc.
Annex building with connected dorms and private rooms (ensuring a quiet nights)
Location: Located within Dubrovnik city walls. Central location, seconds from all Old Town attractions. Walking distance to Stradun main street. Close to bars, shops, and historic sights. Accessible to Banje Beach and public bus stops.
Although the party vibe at City Walls Hostel is not as wild as its counterparts, we recommend it for its proximity to Dubrovnik’s best nightlife areas.
Facilities and Amenities:
Equipped kitchen and common area on the ground floor.
Basic self-service breakfast is available each morning.
Activities arranged: Game of Thrones and Star Wars tours, kayaking, boat trips, pub crawls, etc.
Location: Central location within Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Steps away from Buza Bar and rocky beach overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Close proximity to the city’s coolest bars and clubs. Access to various activities and tours. Convenient for exploring Dubrovnik’s nightlife.
There are a few things backpackers should be sure to bring when staying at a party hostel specifically. These items include earplugs (for early mornings and loud roomates), a padlock (lock up your valuables BEFORE going out), headache medicine (always usefful!), and condoms.
Especially for the bigger European cities where pickpocketing is common we recommend wearing trousers with zippers. This limits the chances of stealing from your pockets.
One of the best things about a hostel is being able to meet new people from every corner of the world. Be sure to talk to people and mingle. Travelling solo is great and life-changing, yet enjoying it with new friends can be even better. Locals especially, can show you hidden secret and some of the best spots in the city.
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Dubrovnik.
Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Dubrovnik
add your dates
Order the listings by price
Simple as that.
Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.
Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Dubrovnik best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
The coolest Hostel App you need comes as well from Hostelworld. It gives you super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand and make plans together. Find more details in our review of the app
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