Dubrovnik has some truly wonderful hostels — and I know this from experience, because I’ve now visited the city on different trips, staying in different hostels each time.
There are over a hundred hostels in Dubrovnik, which can make it difficult to choose. I’ll share with you two fantastic hostels I stayed in, plus a few others I think you will like.
The hostels in Dubrovnik are usually of great quality and Croatians are known for their wonderful hospitality.
The bad news is that the hostels in Dubrovnik are not usually so cheap, especially in the summer! It’s pretty crazy how seasonal the prices are. I once stayed at a hostel in Dubrovnik in the off-season where the cost of a dorm bed was a reasonable 15 Euro a night. The owner told me that during the August and September peak, they were charging 50 Euro for it!
Of course, that’s the price to pay for staying in such a legendary travel location at the best time of year.
While there are plenty of great Dubrovnik hotels, nothing beats a hostel for value and atmosphere. Here are my top picks.
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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)
Sure, 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: 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 in Dubrovnik Backpackers Club.
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 Croatian family-run hostel has a very local vibe that was strongly recommended to me by some travel buddies. If my favorite, the Dubrovnik Backpackers, Club is full, you may want to stay here for a similar experience.
Achi Guesthouse is 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.
As you can see, there are plenty of budget accommodation options in Dubrovnik. Enjoy the city, as it’s a real gem! 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. Even if you’re not a history buff, you’ll surely love the beautiful town with its cute alleyways and amazingly intact city walls.