Where To Stay In Pula In 2023 – Best Pula Hotels Included!

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Here is where to stay in Pula. This detailed list has the best hotels in Pula, Croatia. We’ve listed 5-star Pula hotels as well as budget options.

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Are you heading to Pula? Do you already know what to see in Pula? Oh, well, there is a lot. A Roman amphitheater still has the complete wall intact; it’s the only one in the world!

This city on the Southern Istrian Coast is the 8th largest globally and has the most Roman ruins outside Italy. The Roman amphitheater, the Gate of Hercules, and the Arch of Sergii are must-visits from the Roman Empire, while the Pula Fortress and the Pula Cathedral are must-visits from later times.

The Roman Empire has left its mark on Pula, not just in architecture but also in food. In Pula, you can enjoy the local Malvasia wine with Croatian cuisine that has Italian touches. With its 2000-year-old architecture, cooking, and wine, it’s relatively easy to enjoy a stay in Pula.

If you’re looking for places to stay in Pula, Croatia, we’ve put together the perfect list for you, from luxury hotels in Pula to cheap hostels in Pula, from family-friendly apartments in Pula to city center rooms in Pula.

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BEST AREAS TO STAY IN PULA

City Center

The city center is the place to stay for first time visitors and those who are just planning to be in the city for a short period of time. It’s near all the historical attractions, including the Colosseum and Roman theater, in addition to being near Old Town, restaurants and bars. 

It’s a central location, making it very convenient and the hotels in this location are charming, yet small.

Stoja

Stoja is a neighborhood along the beach but not far from the city center, giving you the best of both worlds if you want to combine history with a beach vacation.

The public bus is easy to take between the city center and Stoja, but it’s also within walking distance of the city center. 

Verudela

This resort area is south of the city center, with great beach access. Here, you will find hotels with many extra amenities, including swimming pools and all-inclusive options. This is a great area for families who want to be near lots of comfortable services.

Verudela is near Pula’s aquarium, with lots of walking paths, and outdoor activities.

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5-Star Hotels In Pula, Croatia

There are no 5-star hotels in Pula, but there is a top-notch villa.

Villa Kata In Stinjan

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If you’re traveling with friends or family, the holiday villas in Pula are a great option. They give you both privacy and the intimacy of having your loved ones near.

The luxurious 220 m² Villa Kata is the best place to stay in Pula and can house up to ten people. It is located about 8.5 km from Pula Airport, 1.2 km from Stinjan Beach, and about 6 km from all the major attractions.

The soundproofed villa features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a kitchen, a living room, a terrace, and a private outdoor pool. One of the bedrooms has both a double bed and a bunk bed for kids, while the others have double beds.

The kitchen is equipped with a stovetop, refrigerator, microwave, oven, toaster, tea/coffee maker, and a dining table. There is also an outdoor dining area and a barbecue. Other equipment includes hairdryers, washing machines, tumble dryers, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, board games, and child safety socket covers.

The villa is also close to several restaurants, cafes, and supermarkets to satisfy your palates and needs.

 

Grand Hotel Brioni Pula

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Found right on the water, along the Verudela peninsula, this is an excellent, 5-star hotel for those looking to spend time in the sun and water. It oozes elegance and charm and is truly a place to relax and unwind after a day of sightseeing.

Rooms are luxurious and stylish, with floor to ceiling windows and king sized beds. Rooms come with robes and slippers, along with either sea or garden views. 

Multiple bars and restaurants are onsite as well as an indoor and outdoor pool, whirlpool, saunas and spa services. It’s truly a place to relax and unwind after a day of sightseeing.

 

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4-Star Hotels In Pula

Here are our top two choices of Pula 4-star hotels.

Park Plaza Histria, Pula

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About 4 km from the center of Pula is the Park Plaza Histria, Pula. This Pula hotel has panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and lush green vegetation. The Park Plaza Pula hotel boasts of restaurants serving international and Istrian cuisine. The hotel cafes have fantastic views of the Adriatic Sea.

Along with panoramic views, the Park Plaza Pula also offers guests a spa and wellness center, Turkish bath, indoor swimming pool with seawater, ice bath,

Finnish sauna, a fully equipped gym, and heated loungers.

The rooms have either sea or garden views and are air-conditioned. They include free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, safety deposit boxes, hairdryers, coffee machines, minibars, and more.

The larger rooms feature BOSE sound dock systems, ILLY Espresso Machines, and rain dance massage showers. Park Plaza Pula is definitely one of the best places to stay in Pula, Croatia.

 

Boutique Hotel Valsabbion

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Just 20 meters from the Adriatic Sea coast in Pjescana Uvala, Boutique Hotel Valsabbion is only 3km from Pula’s city center. 

10 spacious rooms are cozy and luxurious in design, featuring warm color tones, lovely balconies, and lots of accent pieces that truly bring a finishing touch to the overall feel of the space.

Sunbeds and massage treatments along with an outdoor heated pool are extra luxuries to indulge in while staying here. 

 

Boutique Hotel Oasi

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About 10 minutes drive from the center of Pula in Pješčana Uvala is the Boutique Hotel Oasi. This eco-friendly hotel in Pula heats indoor spaces and warms water using solar energy. All of the rooms have floor heating as well.

The rooms at this Pula hotel are bright and spacious. Rooms overlooking the sea have the best view. Amenities include satellite TVs, minibars, air conditioning, heating, free WiFi, safety deposit boxes, soundproofing, and more. The 2-bedroom apartments are 90 m² and include an equipped kitchen and a terrace.

A pebble beach is a short walk from the hotel. The nearest bus stop about 100 meters away provides access to the center of Pula and the Pula tourist attractions. Definitely one of the best hotels in Pula that is less than 4 km from most of the things to do in Pula!

 

Hotel Milan

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Located in Stoja, Hotel Milan is a great, family run boutique hotel offering an excellent breakfast.

Rooms are contemporary and cozy, featuring woods of various colors and pops of color. Suites include a comfortable seating area for those looking to have a little more space.

The onsite restaurant is incredibly popular, serving Mediterranean and international cuisine.

 

Hotel Modo

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Hotel Modo is in Stoja, surrounded by 3 of Pula’s popular beaches. Nearby, guests can catch the city bus to get to the city center on days they’d rather explore than lay at the beach.

Modern rooms are brightly decorated and feature lovely sea views.

A buffet breakfast, lounge bar, terrace and restaurant are all available onsite for guests.

 

3-Star Hotels In Pula

There are ample 3-star accommodation options in Pula. Here are just a few of them.

Hotel Park Plaza Arena

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This 3-star hotel is an excellent value in Verudela! With renovations, the hotel itself is quite stylish and modern and it’s location is just 50 meters from the sea. 

Rooms are fresh and bright, with fun pops of color and contemporary design. Many rooms options, including large suites, can accommodate groups of many sizes. 

The hotel is unique in the 3-star category in that it offers a spa, 2 sea water swimming pools, a sun deck offering sea views, a restaurant and a bar. Truly a great bang for your buck!

 

Hotel Amfiteatar

Istrian Food Pula

One of the best places to stay in Pula is the Hotel Amfiteatar. It’s just a stone’s throw from the Pula Arena and the Pula Marina. The best things to do in Pula – Gate of Hercules, Historical Museum of Istria, Temple of Augustus, Arch of the Sergians, and others – are all less than 600 meters away.

Rooms at this cheap hotel in Pula are equipped with satellite TVs, minibars, air conditioning, heating, free WiFi, safety deposit boxes, soundproofing, and more.

For the perfect holidays in Pula with good access to all the attractions, book a stay here.

 

Villa Andrea

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Not really a villa, the Villa Andrea is located about 3.5 to 4 km from the Pula tourist attractions. Being close to the Marina Veruda, it is also the best Pula accommodation if you’re a surfing enthusiast.

It offers single and double rooms equipped with flat-screen TVs, hairdryers, air conditioning, heating, and free WiFi. Some of the rooms have balconies with a fantastic sea view. The Presidential Suite has a well-equipped kitchen with a dining table and a living room. It is one of the best apartments in Pula to stay at that’s about a km away from Histria Beach, Ambrela Beach, and Brioni Beach.

Guests say the buffet breakfast is lovely, and the sun terrace has impressive views of the sea and the surrounding greenery.

 

Apartments To Rent In Pula, Croatia

You have no shortage of choice in Pula for apartments. But, here are a few to get your accommodation search started.

Apartment Zora & Natale

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Light, beautiful colors decorate this airy and clean holiday apartment in Pula, Croatia. This 34 m² apartment in Pula is located in a lovely residential neighborhood that can accommodate four guests. Most places to see in Pula are about 1 to 1.5 km away, while the infamous Pula Arena is 2.1 km away. Valken Beach and Gortan Cove Beach are easily accessible for swimming and watersports.

These reasonably cheap apartments in Pula, Croatia, include interconnected rooms, free WiFi, a patio, barbecue, and a dressing room. The well-equipped kitchen contains a stovetop, toaster, coffee machine, dining table, children’s high chair, microwave, and a refrigerator. The rooms have air conditioning, heating, flat-screen TVs with cable channel and satellite channels, hairdryers, and more.

If you value your privacy and prefer to stay in Pula’s apartments instead of a hotel, the Apartment Zora and Natale are choices!

 

Holiday Home Casa Pija

You can find one of the cheap villas in Pula located about 80 meters from a pebbled beach. The Holiday Home Casa Pija is 40 m² and can accommodate up to 4 guests. This accommodation in Pula is well equipped with kitchenware, outdoor furniture, air conditioning, and soundproofing and has all the comfort of a home away from home.

 

Best Bed And Breakfasts In Pula

Here is an excellent choice for a B&B in Pula.

City Point Rooms

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It’s easy to have cheap holidays in Pula. If that’s you, and you are looking for good quality rooms within walking distance of the attractions, look up the City Point Rooms.

This b&b in Pula was renovated at the end of 2016 and is decorated with bright colors. The city center rooms Pula are less than a kilometer away from all of the best things to do in Pula but are located on a quiet street away from the noise.

Rooms feature hypoallergenic linen, soundproofing, free WiFi, air conditioning, heating, flat-screen televisions, and free WiFi. The family rooms are 30 m² and can accommodate four guests. They have a balcony with a great view of the City.

 

Best Hostels In Pula

There are dozens of hostels in Pula; here is just one that our friends Ana and Hrvoje recommended.

Rock Hostel Pula

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For cheap holidays in Pula, check into a Pula hostel instead of the resorts in Pula. The Rock Hostel Pula is a great option that’s pocket-friendly. All of the hostel rooms have a private bathroom, while some also have a seating area. The rooms also include air conditioning, heating, mosquito nets, and free WiFi.

If you’re wondering where to stay in Pula, from where you can walk to the best things to do in Pula, this is it! The Gate of Hercules is just 100 meters away, while the Pula Arena, Historical Museum of Istria, Pula Cathedral, Temple of Augustus, and the Arch of the Sergians are all under 600 meters away.

Staying at the Rock Hostel Pula will ensure that you have cheap holidays in Pula and yet have easy access to everything, from the attractions to the best bars in Pula.

 

Crazy House Hostel

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Another great hostel option is Crazy House Hostel. Just fee from the Roman Arena and within walking distance of the seaside promenade, it’s a convenient location.

Dorm style or private rooms, bright colors throughout and a garden terrace all make this a home away from home.

 

Camping In Pula

If you are interested in staying in nature, there is one camping option near Pula’s downtown.

Arena Stoja Campsite

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On the Stoja peninsula, you will find Arena Stoja Campsite. From this location, you can easily walk to the city center for any sightseeing. With pebble beaches and a rocky coastline, it’s a wonderful place to families to unwind in nature.

Glamping tents and camping villas are available, along with spots for mobile homes and tent pitches.

 

Where Is Pula

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Pula is situated to the West of Croatia, on the Istrian Coast. Just like Rome, it’s built on seven hills and has a natural port.

What To See & Do In Pula

  • Wondering about things to do in Pula? Here are the top Pula tourist attractions to visit
  • See the magnificent Pula Amphitheatre, one of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world
  • Visit Felsen Strand, one of the beaches in Pula for cliff diving. Of course, you don’t have to jump. You can also walk into the clear blue waters of this pebbled beach
  • Visit the Temple of Augustus in the Old Forum
  • The impressive Arch of Sergius is a must on your list of what to see in Pula
  • Browse the local Pula market
  • One of the places to see in Pula is the 6 meter by 12-meter Roman mosaic called The Punishment of Dirce located next to a car park
  • Take part in watersports at Stinjan Beach and others
  • Go surfing at Marina Veruda
  • Go diving to see sunken ships off the coast of Pula. Submarine 82 is one of these famous wrecks. It was one of the 7 German submarines that Germany themselves sank before World War I. There are a few more shipwrecks to be seen that are now teeming with marine life
  • Built by the French architect Antoine de Ville, the Pula Fortress is one of the must-visit places to see in Pula
  • Sample the famous Malvasia wine at local vineyards
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum of Istria
  • The Subterranean galleries of Zerostrasse are a must add to your list of what to do in Pula
  • Grab your bag, and have a picnic in the Sjanska Forest
  • Take a boat ride to visit the Brijuni Park on Brijuni Island
  • Visit the Historical and Marine Museum of Istria that’s housed in the 17th-century baroque castle

There are many more things to do in Pula – such as – visit Kotli, Nesactium, Naval Cemetary, see the Church of Our Lady of the Sea, Piazza Foro, St. Nicholas Church, Adventure Park Pula, Grotte Von Pula, and of so many more that you’ll find here.

WHERE TO STAY IN PULA FAQS

What is the best area in Pula to stay for first time visitors?

The City Center is great for first-timers to Pula as it’s close to all the main historical attractions.

Is it better to stay in Pula or Rovinj?

Rovinj has quite the tourist draw, so prices in town are higher. Pula is a great city to experience Istria at a cheaper price tag.

Does Pula have a good beach scene?

Yes! There are areas to stay in Pula to better access the beaches too – Stoja or Verudela.

How many days are needed to explore Pula?

2-3 days should be enough to explore the main sights in the city.

What are the best areas to stay in Pula?

Pula offers several excellent areas to stay, including the Old Town, Verudela, and Stoja, each with its own charm and attractions.

Are there beachfront accommodations in Pula?

Yes, Pula has a range of beachfront accommodations, particularly in areas like Verudela and Stoja, offering easy access to the beautiful Adriatic coastline.

What are some budget-friendly accommodation options in Pula?

Pula has various budget-friendly accommodation options, such as hostels, guesthouses, and apartments, providing affordable stays for travelers.

Is it better to stay in the city center or near the beach in Pula?

Whether to stay in the city center or near the beach depends on your preferences. Staying in the city center offers proximity to historical sites and nightlife, while beachfront areas provide easy access to the sea and water activities.

Which hotels in Pula are recommended for a luxurious stay?

Pula has several luxury hotels, including the Park Plaza Histria, Hotel Amfiteatar, and Hotel Brioni, offering premium amenities and stunning views.

What are the best neighborhoods for a quiet and relaxing stay in Pula?

If you prefer a quiet and relaxing stay, consider areas like Banjole, Premantura, or Pjescana Uvala, away from the bustling city center.

Are there family-friendly accommodations in Pula?

Yes, Pula offers family-friendly accommodations, including resorts, apartments, and hotels, with facilities and activities suitable for families with children.

Is it recommended to book accommodation in advance during peak tourist seasons?

Yes, it is advisable to book accommodation in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons like summer, as Pula attracts a large number of visitors during this time.

What are the options for budget travelers looking for shared accommodations in Pula?

Pula has several hostels and guesthouses that offer shared accommodations, providing budget travelers with an opportunity to meet fellow travelers and save on costs.

Are there any unique accommodation options in Pula, such as boutique hotels or villas?

Yes, Pula offers unique accommodation options like boutique hotels, charming guesthouses, and traditional Istrian villas, providing a distinctive and memorable stay experience.

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