Split is one of the top destinations on the Croatian coast, drawing big crowds every summer. Although it has plenty of culture, including the Roman ruins of Diocletian’s Palace, Split is also a big coastal resort as it’s the perfect launching pad to many beaches and islands.

The hostel scene is a bit peculiar as some guests will be backpackers on a bigger trip through the Balkans, while others may be checking in with their suitcases before kicking off their (party) holiday in Split.

But whether you’re looking for a ‘traveller’ vibe or just having a budget holiday in Croatia, you can find a hostel that’s right for you. Choose any of the following and you’ll be assured a great stay.

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Gravitas Hostel

Great location just off the Old Town streets
Clean and modern facilitis
Owner-managed with great hospitality

Staying in the heart of this beautiful sunny city is a huge advantage. For anyone who wants to see a protected UNESCO World Heritage Zone, go to popular restaurants and be close to the ferry terminal, this hostel is a perfect base.

Gravitas Hostel is super central with shopping areas, bakeries, laundry service, cafes, restaurants, ATMs, bus stations, and everything else you could need during your stay in Split all just outside your door.

Gravitas Hostel has two huge mixed dormitory rooms, a large common room that is perfect for socializing and meeting new people, and two adorable and always clean restrooms. Although there is no kitchen, you will have a refrigerator, microwave, grill toaster, and electric kettle available.

Hostel Split Garden

In a quiet neighborhood, away from noise
Still walking distance to the nightlife
Garden patio

If you’re searching for a great position in the heart of the city, away from the crowds yet close to the party scene, where you can relax and feel at ease, then this is a great choice. This cozy hostel only a 3-minute walk from UNESCO-protected Diocletian Palace offers great proximity to shopping, ATMs, bakeries, etc.

Split Garden is a small hostel in the city’s center, directly across from the Croatian National Theater. If you want to go for a stroll, run, or trek after a relaxing swim, park woodland Marjan, one of Split’s most attractive areas, is only 10 minutes away. From there, you get some great views of Split and the bay.

There are bathrooms, lockers, and air conditioning in every room. The hostel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, towels, and bedding. A small kitchen is available, making it possible to cook a simple meal for yourself to save some money on your trip.

Book’n’Hook

Modern and clean facilities
Amazing shared spaces
Beachfront and sea views!

This luxurious hostel with excellent facilities is just one minute from the beach. The hostel has a sew view, and you can take your coffee outside in the morning and enjoy the sunshine. The spacious lounge and kitchen look like a beautiful house interior and will make you feel welcomed.

Other beaches are nearby too, including Beach Stobrec which is a 4-minute walk away, and Sand Beach Stroanac which is 458 meters away. Famous Diocletian Palace is 8 kilometers away, as well as the city center and ferry terminal.

Each room has a closet, a shared bathroom, air conditioning, and sitting space. A desk and an electric teapot are also provided in each room. The hostel features a 24-hour front desk, airport shuttle, a communal kitchen, and free WiFi available throughout the resort.

Kamena Lodge

Traditional interior
In a local area outside the center of Split
Best hostel with a pool

A family-friendly hostel with a guesthouse feel, it’s like staying in a local home in Split. Although it has dormitory rooms, the common space basically feels like being in a Croatian family house. Stay here if you want to experience the tourist highlights of Split, but want to stay far away from the typical tourist areas.

Local staff will help you understand better the life in Croatia, and they will also help you with arranging transport, finding information, and making your vacation stress-free.

There are no shared bathrooms because each room has its own private en-suite bathroom. Breakfast can be served either indoors or outside, providing the opportunity for some time alone relaxing, and getting ready for the day.

They offer a fully equipped kitchen as well as indoor and outdoor chill-out places where you may meet other travelers. Regular BBQ and game evenings ensure that there is never a boring moment, and the swimming pool, complete with hammocks and loungers, tables, and chairs, is also available for your enjoyment.

Hostel Split Backpackers 2

Small hostel with friendly staff
Best for diving into the nightlife

No curfew and no lockout means you can party in Split for as long as you’d like and head back to your hostel at any time.

For backpackers and solo travelers, this is one of the best choices in Split. Close to the beach and the city center, but also with helpful staff and a great party vibe, this hostel is never boring. Organized pub crawls make it easy to make friends and instantly get to know the best nightlife of Split.

Split’s Hostel Split Backpackers 2 has air-conditioned accommodations with free WiFi access. Guests are housed in mixed dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms that include a shower, a hairdryer, and other complimentary amenities.

Common seating space and a flat-screen cable TV are available in the shared lounge. A fully equipped common kitchenette has a refrigerator, microwave, and other cooking appliances. Luggage storage and a safety deposit box are also available to guests.


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