Looking for a hostel in Dubrovnik?
The good news is that hostels in Dubrovnik typically are of great quality — and Croatians are known for their wonderful hospitality.
But the bad news is that hostels in Dubrovnik aren’t always so cheap, especially in summer.
I’ve been to Dubrovnik at different times of the year and experienced how hugely seasonal it is. In the offseason, you can easily find dorm beds for around 15 Euro a night. During the August and September peak, you might have to pay at least 50 Euro per night for a dorm bed.
Of course, that’s the reality of going to such a legendary travel location at the best time of year!
There are over a hundred hostels in Dubrovnik, which can make it difficult to choose. In this post, I’ll share with you two fantastic hostels I stayed in, plus a few others I think you will like.
By the way, Dubrovnik is not just famous because it featured in Game of Thrones. Above all, it is a place of great historical significance. Once known as the Merchant Republic of Ragusa, it rivaled Venice in its wealth and influence around the Meditteranean. But even if you’re not a history buff, you’ll surely love the beautiful town with its cute alleyways and amazingly intact city walls.
While there are plenty of great Dubrovnik hotels, nothing beats a hostel for value and atmosphere!
Dubrovnik Backpackers Club
Amazing hosts with friendly homely atmosphere
Best for those staying in Dubrovnik for at least a few days
Budget-friendly (albeit not in the old town)
There may be hostels in Dubrovnik with more modern facilities or that are closer to the historic old town. But this family-run hostel has something much more important: some truly amazing hosts who’ve poured their hearts into their hostel and created a true traveler’s atmosphere.
If you can’t already tell: I loved staying here. It’s totally worth the short bus ride from the old town to the Lapad peninsula, where the locals hang out. Since the hostel is in a residential neighborhood instead of the tourist center, it offers some great value for money. Both dorms and privates are available.
Stay for a few nights if you can; you’ll probably make some new friends here.
Right inside the historic walled center
Social activities including sunset tours, wine nights, and kayaking
Great for solo travelers
Hostel Angelina offers clean dorms and private rooms in a perfect location, at the end of a small alley within the city walls of Dubrovnik. You’ll be just a stone’s throw from the famous main street where all the bars and restaurants are, as well as having access to a private terrace overlooking the old town’s red roofs.
The dorms and private rooms offer great value for money, especially considering its location. Budget travelers will also be happy to know that Hostel Angelina has a fully equipped kitchen, letting you save some money by cooking your own meals.
Old Town Hostel
Inside the Old Town, close to all the attractions
This is the hostel for anyone who likes to stay in a place with style! The rooms in this 400-year-old building feature wooden floors, vintage furniture, and lovely decorations. Offering dorm rooms and private rooms, as well as a large common room, a kitchen, and 24-hour breakfast, the Old Town Hostel has everything you need.
As the name suggests, the hostel is located within the Old Town, super close to everything.
Eddie’s Sea View Rooms
Affordable double rooms with sea views
Great for traveling couples
If you’re looking for the vibe of a hostel but prefer to stay a private room, Edi’s Sea View Rooms are where you want to be!
Located just outside the city gates, it looks out onto some small docks and rock formations with a view of the Adriatic sea. Everyone loves the host, Edi, and his dog, who gives the place a personal hostel-like touch, although it’s set up more like a B&B. The sea view rooms are quite romantic, making this a great place for backpacker couples.
Local family-run hostel with dorms only
Great for solo backpackers
This is another Croatian family-run hostel with a very local vibe that was strongly recommended to me by some travel buddies. If the Dubrovnik Backpackers Club is full, you may want to stay here for a similar experience.
It’s just north of the old town along the bay of Dubrovnik, in a calm residential neighborhood (the bus to the old town takes just 5 minutes, or you can just walk). It’s a homely hostel with a kitchen where you can make your own meals and its own garden where you can chill after a long day of sightseeing. Perfect for solo backpackers.