Croatia Travel Blog: 2019 Accommodation In Croatia

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Figuring out where to sleep while on holidays in Croatia can be overwhelming. There are just so many places to choose from!

As locals living in Croatia, here are our suggested places for accommodation in Croatia. This page will constantly be updated as we travel, and discover the very best Croatian accommodation.

Where Would You Like To Stay In Croatia In 2019?

Exploring the country of Croatia is a great way to spend a vacation. There are many amazing sites to see and the food is absolutely outstanding. Yet, one key piece of the travel puzzle is your accommodation. Croatia has several different options that you might not have considered if you are used to staying in a hotel. There are certain upsides and downsides to each option, but having all the information will allow you to make the most informed decision. Let’s take a look at a few.

Villas

This type of property can sleep anywhere from 4 to 6 people, or even 12 or more. There are large family-style options or options suited for a small family. Prices range anywhere from $20 – $40 per night depending on the season. The pro of this type of travel is that it is more suited to a family environment. If you prefer to cook your own meals, most villas come with a fully stocked kitchen. Usually, all that is required is that you take out your trash and put your linens in the laundry facilities before you leave.

Apartments

An apartment might be useful if you are planning a much longer stay. Sometimes, villas are only available for weekly rentals. Apartments can lend themselves to much longer stays and usually require minimal upkeep. They also cost a bit less than a villa would. Expect to pay between $2,000 and $3,000 per month for a stay.

However, be prepared for smaller quarters. Usually, these apartments are not outfitted or designed like the ones you are probably accustomed to. They can be rather small and serve a utilitarian purpose.

Hostels

Hostels are great if you’re looking for something that has the feel of a hotel, but prefer the social aspect that often comes with hostels. They typically come with their own laundry facilities, so you can wash your clothes during your stay. Luxury hostels in Croatia will offer this same service for a higher fee. A hostel is great if you are traveling on a budget and just need minimalist accommodations. Most of them feature free Internet access and cable TV.

However, you need to make sure that linens are included, if that is something you require, as some hostels do not include bed linens in their price. They will make them available for an extra fee. You can expect to pay somewhere between $15-$30 a night for modest accommodations.

Also, some hostels will put you in a room with another person if you choose double occupancy. Keep that in mind if you want privacy.  Sometimes you can request single occupancy and they will grant the request for an extra fee.  Overall, a hostel is an economical and great way to meet new people while you travel.

Hotels

This might be something you are more used to, but they do carry a higher price tag. Typically, hotels in Croatia will start at $50 – $60 a night and an increase in price from there depending on the class of hotel. Most hotels feature restaurants and bars on site, and usually, the staff are quite friendly and helpful. If your hotel has a concierge, they will also be able to help you plan part of your stay.

Tip: One of the biggest mistakes many tourists in Croatia make is staying right in an old city center. This is where the most expensive accommodations are. You’ll find much more affordable hotels in Croatia right outside the Old Towns.

Camping

This method of stay is as deep as it is wide. Typically, when you think of camping, you might conjure up images of chance or bad RV trips. That’s not to say that if you are using a tent or traveling in an RV, that Croatia does not have some excellent campgrounds to accommodate you. They do and they are some of the best in all of Europe.

However, there are also several campgrounds that feature properties on site and they range in price from something that is modest to something on a luxurious grand scale. As an added bonus, many of the campgrounds in Croatia are positioned on or close to the beach. This gives camping an entirely different feel.

So, now you have a basic overview of the different types of travel accommodation in Croatia you can choose from during your stay. You might want to hop online and take a few moments to familiarize yourself with extra features or certain amenities that separate one from the other.

Whatever your decision, Croatia is sure to entice you with its charm and laid-back pace. You will love the food and enjoy exploring the cities and parks. By doing your homework, you also insure that you get a good night’s rest at a location that suits your needs and your budget. Here’s to good travels.

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Comments (16)

  1. Wow!!!Thanks for sharing this blog. Many types of accommodations described for staying in Croatia.Personally I like staying in serviced apartments.

    1. STAY FAR AWAY FROM Hotel Villa Žarko and its owner Božidar Miolin in Kaštel Lukšić (Split), Croatia. They are DISHONEST, UNETHICAL and CHEATERS. If you have the option of staying at another hotel, I strongly recommend that you go to the other hotel. This hotel is only interested in your money and not your experience. Hotel Villa Žarko is the last hotel you should ever consider. They are CROOKS. Don’t take any chances.

  2. Croatia is a beautiful place and I would love visiting it anytime. Awesome place to travel and discover unique, fabulous things. Thanks for elaborating the camping part.

  3. Thank you for emphasizing how Croatia is a beautiful place. I have been there many times but still I am in awe every time I go visit. I explore something new each time. We love staying in Biograd. It is on the water and wonderful.
    All the best,
    Lily

  4. After several years of teasing you, I think we’re finally agreed to come next summer. Of course I know the best website to start with planning our holiday (CTD of course!) but wondering if you had city/region rec for two families, total of 8 persons to rent a villa. We want beach, hope to charter a boat for a day or so, etc. I don’t know where to start looking and would appreciate your expert advice!

  5. Hey hey my bf and I have been cycling Europe starting in London since July. We have read and enjoy your blog and will be cycling into Croatia from Hungary today. We are keen to explore inland before doing the usual coasty trip. Any hot tips for to kiwibums on a budget in Croatia? Freedom camping, hidden gems for cyclists, all that jazz. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers

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