In 1981, the Our Lady of Medjugorje appeared to six local children on Crnica Hill in the Bijakovići hamlet. She is said to still appear every day to 3 of those children and every year to the other 3. Since the apparitions to the children of Medjugorje, it has become a place of pilgrimage for Catholics and has seen over 30 million visits.
What was Medjugorje famous for other than the Medjugorje pilgrimage? Well, Medjugorje is close to Croatian Border and was the place where 66 Franciscan friars were burned and killed by communists in the Second World War. This Medjugorje weather is very Mediterranean and perfect for producing wine that has won several awards. There are many wineries to visit here along the Vinske ceste or vine roads of Herzegovina on your trip to Medjugorje.
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Best Places To Stay In Medjugorje
Semi-Luxurious Hotels In Medjugorje Bosnia
Hotel Luna Medjugorje
Opened in 2012, Hotel Luna Medjugorje is a stone’s throw from St. James Church and within walking distance of Apparition Hill and Cross Mountain. A spa center with a sauna, Hammans, and massages on offer is a short 200 meter walk away, while the sports center is 2 km away. The local bus stops just next to the hotel and has links to Citluk, Mostar, and Capljina.
The onsite restaurant serves Italian, Mediterranean, Croatian, and international dishes, while restaurants Pivnica and Gardens are just 100 meters away. There is a prayer room at the hotel as well.
The well-decorated rooms include free parking, free WiFi, soundproofing, flat-screen TVs with cable, hairdryers, telephones, air conditioning, heating, clothes racks, and hypoallergenic linen. Some rooms have a small balcony, while all of the rooms have a view of Apparition Hill. This Medjugorje accommodation near the church also has wheelchair access and disability-friendly rooms and toilets.
If guests wish to visit the Kravice Waterfall about 7.3 km away or take a trip to Mostar 20 km away, the hotel can arrange for this at a reasonable cost. Excursions to the old Franciscan monastery in Široki Brijeg can also be arranged.
This is the best area to stay in Medjugorje within walking distance of most of the attractions.
Hotel Grace Medjugorje
Hotel Grace, Medjugorje is just a minute away from the St. James Church. It has an outdoor terrace called Caffe Slasticarna, serving local dishes. The rooms at Grace Hotel Medjugorje are air-conditioned and include heating, fridges, hairdryers, satellite TVs, safety deposit boxes, and free WiFi. Interconnected rooms are available. All of the rooms are wheelchair accessible. Apparition Hill and Krizevac Hill are 1.8 km away, while the Lukoc River is within walking distance.
The Grace Hotel Medjugorje is an ideal Medjugorje accommodation near the church.
Medjugorje Hotel & Spa
Within walking distance of Apparition Hill and St. James Church, the Medjugorje Hotel Spa offers you stylish luxury in this quaint town. The spa includes saunas, hydro massage baths, physiotherapy, and chromotherapy at a cost. The onsite restaurant serves Dalmatian and Herzegovinian specialties. There is also a lobby bar with a terrace.
Brightly decorated rooms feature free WiFi, LCD TVs with satellite channels, air conditioning, heating, hairdryers, refrigerators, desks, electric kettles, board games, and soundproofing. Rooms either have city or mountain views. Suites and family rooms are also available.
Some of the rooms at Medjugorje Hotel Spa have bathrooms adapted for disabled persons. There are an onsite chapel, an elevator, and free onsite parking with video surveillance. Excursions to Počitelj, Mostar, or the Kravice Waterfalls can be arranged.
Hotel Marconi Medjugorje
Hotel Marconi Medjugorje is a 3-story 4-star resort with views of Krizevac Hill, Apparition Hill, and St. Jacobs Church.
Guests have access to free WiFi, free onsite parking, and free pick up or drop off from the airport.
Rooms at the Hotel Marconi Medjugorje include air conditioning, heating, minibars, telephones, hairdryers, irons, desks, flat-screen TVs with cable and satellite channels soundproofing. Some of the units have balconies, and many are wheelchair accessible. Some larger rooms accommodate up to 4 guests, while some have electric kettles and fridges. Buffet breakfasts are available at reasonable costs.
There is an onsite restaurant, and classical concerts are regularly held at the conference hall. A bonus is that pets are allowed at no extra charge!
Cheap Hotels In Medjugorje
Hotel Lux Medjugorje
With a sun terrace offering views of the mountains, the Hotel Lux Medjugorje is located close to St. Jacob’s Church. It is also 1.8 km from Cross Mountain and Apparition Hill and about 7 km from Kravica Waterfall. Restaurants are less than 100 meters away, but there is an onsite bar that serves Italian, American, and continental food.
Hotel Lux Medjugorje has lovely rooms decorated in browns and whites with super comfy beds. Rooms include free WiFi, air conditioning, heating, hairdryers, desks, soundproofing, clothes racks, and more. The 52 m² apartments include a dining area, terrace, and a kitchenette with an electric kettle, kitchenware, stovetops, toasters, refrigerators, and a dining area. Rooms with disability access are available. Family rooms available too, and pets are allowed. Isn’t that awesome?
Hotel Ambassador Medjugorje
The Ambassador Hotel Medjugorje is a family-run situated in the Oak Forest just 500 meters behind St. James Church and has its own pathway to the church that’s lit at night. The simple rooms include a closet, desk, free WiFi, air conditioning, and heating. Some of the rooms also have a balcony.
Both Cross Mountain and Apparition Hill are about 1.3 km away. Onsite restaurants serve Mediterranean food, while other restaurants, cafes, and supermarkets are within 300 meters walk from the Ambassador Hotel Medjugorje. For pilgrims with a simple budget, this hotel is an excellent place to lay your head.
Hotel Leone Medjugorje
Rated one of the best in Medjugorje, the Hotel Leone Medjugorje has brightly lit soundproofed rooms with free WiFi. The hotel is just 300 meters from St. Jacobs Church, less than 2 km from Apparition Hill, the Blue Cross and Cross Mountain, and about 7 km from Kravica Waterfall.
Classily decorated rooms include heating, air conditioning, cable TV, desks, and hair dryers. Family rooms and quadruple rooms sleep up to 4 guests and also have a balcony.
Guests at the Hotel Leone Medjugorje enjoy free onsite parking and a shared lounge and terrace. Cafes, restaurants, and supermarkets are a short walk away, but guests can also enjoy drinks at the Hotel Leone Bar.
Other Medjugorje accommodation – Pansions, Apartments, Villas, and Hostels
Hotel Flowers Medjugorje
Hotel Flowers Medjugorje, aka Pansion Flowers, is strikingly good and cheap accommodation in Medjugorje and has excellent facilities for budget travelers. Guests have the option of staying in rooms or 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom apartments.
The cozy and compact rooms feature free WiFi, air conditioning, cable TV, irons, hairdryers, heating, desk, tea/coffee makers, and clothes racks. Some of the rooms also have balconies.
The apartments are spacious and additionally include washing machines, patios, and kitchenettes with microwaves, dishwashers, ovens, stovetops, toasters, refrigerators, and a dining area.
The apartment is close to Križevac Mountain and St. Jacob’s Church. But the best thing about the Hotel Flowers Medjugorje is that it allows pets!
Villas in Medjugorje are not always the typical villa that you can book for yourself, but rather a villa split into several rooms or apartments. Some of them don’t even look like villas. One such villa hotel, a Medjugorje, is the Villa Ruza.
It’s situated a stone’s throw from Apparition Hill and the Blue Cross, 800 meters from the Church of St. Jacob, and 1.8 km from Krizevac Hill. Restaurants Alfina and Gardens are a short walk from the Villa Ruza.
The Croatian border is a 20-minute drive, while the UNESCO site of Diocletian’s Palace is about 2 hours away.
Rooms at this Medjugorje hotel are decorated in shades of beige and white and furnished with air conditioning, heating, desks, free WiFi, hairdryers, telephones, and televisions. Some of the rooms include a refrigerator. Economy rooms are also available and sleep up to 4 guests.
Dario and his Villa Ruza hotel Medjugorje provide guests with exceptional service at economical costs.
This Medjugorje bed and breakfast accommodation is located 90 meters from St. James Church and has impressive views of the church from some of the rooms. There are also great views of the town and mountains from the terrace.
The property also has free parking, free WiFi, a sun terrace, and an onsite mini-market. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast every morning.
Rooms at the Pansion Obala are simple and clean. They include tea/coffee makers, seating areas, air conditioning, hairdryers, refrigerators, free WiFi, and a fireplace. Smaller single rooms or larger triple rooms are also available. Some of the rooms also have a balcony.
This hotel in Medjugorje offers excellent value for money.
Hostel Fo’Rest Međugorje
Located at some distance from Medjugorje, this hostel provides clean and comfy yet cheap accommodation near Medjugorje.
The hotel is part of the Fo’Rest Medjugorje Village Resort, and guests can stay in 8-bed dormitories with shared bathrooms.
Each unit consists of 8 beds, shared bathrooms, coffee maker, cable TV, radio, air conditioning, heating, and soundproofing. Guests also have access to a shared kitchen with kitchenware, tea/coffee makers, dishwashers, microwaves, refrigerators, electric kettles, ovens, stovetops, barbecues, dining tables, and children’s high chairs.
The onsite Restaurant Borovi82 serves scrumptious food paired with good wines. Guests can spend time in the shared lounge, terrace, barbecue facilities, and a garden with outdoor furniture.
Where Is Medjugorje Located
Medjugorje means “between the hills.” The town is situated in the municipality of Citluk in Bosnia and Herzegovina, about 25 km South of Mostar and quite close to the Croatian border.
Flights to Medjugorje would mean landing at the closest airports in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, or Split, Croatia. There is a public bus that runs from the Northern bus station in Mostar to Medjugorje every 45 minutes.
There’s also a daily bus from Dubrovnik and Split. It is also easy to hire a car and travel to Medjugorje from either Mostar, Split, or Dubrovnik. If you want a local to drive you, then get a private transfer using this service.
Things To Do In Medjugorje
Here’s a list of places to visit on your Medjugorje tour:
- Visit the two-towered St. James Church and walk up the Via Domini
- Visit the nearby Apparition Hill or Brdo Ukazanja, where the Virgin Mary first appeared to the children of Medjugorje.
- Many believers walk up the hill barefoot
- See the Blue Cross at the base of Apparition Hill, where the children saw Our Lady of Medjugorje
- Climb up Krizevac or Cross Mountain to see the cross that’s over 8 meters tall and also get a birds’ eye view of Medjugorje
- Drive along the Vinske Ceste or wine roads of Herzegovina
- Taste the popular local wines – Blatina and Zilavka
- Visit the nearby Herceg Ethno Village and have lunch at the local restaurant
- Taste Dalmatian or Herzegovina cuisine at local restaurants. Favorites include stuffed peppers, sarma, veal, grilled lamb or pork, pastrmka or local trout, or local Herzegovina cheese platters
- Visit the dramatic near-by Kravice waterfalls and swim or camp there
- Visit the nearby fortress of Herzog Stjepan Vukčić Kosača in Ljubuski
- Drive to the nearby River Trebizat for a walk or swim, depending on the weather
- Eat frog at Etno Kuca, a rustic restaurant that’s 3 km away