The glistening Croatian city of Dubrovnik with its huge old city walls, array of architecture and delicious dining is the perfect holiday town on the Adriatic Sea. There are so many sights packed in and around Dubrovnik that you will never be lost for things to do.
The only downside of Dubrovnik is its popularity: the streets in the old city get packed in the summer months with hordes of tourists.
It’s nothing too much to worry about though. There is more than enough space in the city and our handy hostel guide will mean you will land yourself a bed in one of the best hostels in Dubrovnik.
This guide will show you the best hostels in Dubrovnik… and a few of them will definitely surprise you…
Editor’s note – Seen all Dubrovnik has to offer? Check out our 16 best day trips from Dubrovnik!
The Best Hostels in Dubrovnik: Round-up
Best Overall Hostel in Dubrovnik – City Walls Dubrovnik
Best Party Hostel in Dubrovnik – Hostel and Rooms Ana
Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Dubrovnik – Hostel Marker
Best Hostel in Dubrovnik Old Town – Hostel Angelina
Best Hostel in Babin Kuk – Dubrovnik Backpackers Club
Best Hostel near Dubrovnik International Airport – King’s Landing
Best Hostel near Dubrovnik Ferry Port – Petra Marina
Best High-end Hostel in Dubrovnik – Old Town Hostel
Best Cheap Hostel in Dubrovnik – Hostel Lina
Best Hostel with a Private Room in Dubrovnik – Villa Micika
15 Best Hostels in Dubrovnik
Best Overall Hostel in Dubrovnik
Why we like Hostel Lullaby…
What can we say about the best overall hostel in Dubrovnik? It’s located in a beautiful part of the already beautiful Old Town, the staff are very accommodating, the dorms are spacious, bright and clean, the style and blue colour scheme is cool – and it’s well priced for being in the most touristed part of town. How can we not love this?
Hostel Lullaby is perfect for…
Those looking for a budget hostel in Dubrovnik, especially in Dubrovnik’s Old Town, should definitely be paying attention right now: City Walls Hostel is a great option for those looking to explore the Old Town in all its glory without shelling out all of their budget. A great choice for a top hostel in Dubrovnik.
Best Party Hostel in Dubrovnik
Why we like Hostel and Rooms Ana…
With no curfew and common areas to meet, mingle, drink and make friends, this place – with its relaxed atmosphere and friendly, welcoming staff – is the best party hostel in Dubrovnik. Not the sort of party hostel where everyone spends every hour of every day permanently drunk, it’s more a place where it’s ok to be noisy, have fun, go out drinking with new mates – and we like that.
Hostel and Rooms Ana is perfect for…
Obviously, if you’re interested in having a good time and making friends then this youth hostel in Dubrovnik is the place for you. Owing to its location in the Old Town, this little gem is also great for those looking to explore the storied streets of this fascinating area of the city.
Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Dubrovnik
• Hostel Marker •
Why we like Hostel Marker…
The quality – and friendliness – of staff can really make or break a place; luckily at Hostel Marker they totally make it. The team that runs this youth hostel in Dubrovnik are funny, friendly and helpful, contributing to the great social vibe that seems to run through the veins of this Dubrovnik backpackers hostel.
Hostel Marker is perfect for…
Social butterflies! That’s right: if you’re by yourself (or even if you’re not) and you’re looking to make friends on your trip to the city of Dubrovnik, we’d say you should be staying at Hostel Marker – the best hostel for solo travellers in Dubrovnik. There’s a beach nearby, the Old Town is walkable and it’s really easy to meet cool people here.
Best Hostel in Dubrovnik Old Town
• Hostel Angelina •
Why we like Hostel Angelina…
Set well within the picturesque walls and charming red-tiled roofs of the Old Town, Hostel Angelina is the place to be for exploring the historic, impossibly picture-perfect winding lanes of this area of town. Easily the best hostel in Dubrovnik Old Town, we love that the dorms are clean and modern, the staff are great and the terrace area is very cool.
Hostel Angelina is perfect for…
Those wishing to get the best out of a stay in this amazing area of town would definitely do well by staying at Hostel Angelina. The setting genuinely feels like you’re staying on a movie set (which is apt given the Game of Thrones tours you can book through the hostel).
Best Hostel in Babin Kuk
Why we like Dubrovnik Backpackers Club…
The thing we love the most about this Dubrovnik backpackers hostel isn’t just that it’s the best hostel in Babin Kuk – the more resort-like area of Dubrovnik – but it’s also the fact that it has a great social scene and some of the most friendly and helpful staff in any hostel in Dubrovnik, making it feel very homely.
Dubrovnik Backpackers Club is perfect for…
People who aren’t all that interested in the Old Town of this Croatian city will be interested in staying in this less crowded part of Dubrovnik. Also, people looking for a more intimate hostel experience will enjoy the home-away-from-home feeling that you get as soon as you step through the door of this top hostel in Dubrovnik.
Best Hostel near Dubrovnik International Airport
• Kings Landing •
Why we like Kings Landing…
Any Game of Thrones fan will recognise the name of this hostel – of course, Dubrovnik’s Old Town was used as a location in the hit TV series and this top hostel in Dubrovnik has certainly recognised that. We love it, of course – but not as much as we love the host, who has actually been an actor in a couple of seasons!
Kings Landing is perfect for…
This hostel is the closest hostel to the official airport shuttle, meaning it’s the best hostel near Dubrovnik International Airport; fans of hassle-free travel will enjoy that. But really, this Game of Thrones-themed hostel will appeal to anyone wanting to tour – and learn more about – one of the series’ most recognisable and coolest locations.
Best Hostel near Dubrovnik Ferry Port
• Petra Marina •
Why we like Petra Marina…
We can’t help but love the convenience of this location: not only is this top hostel in Dubrovnik right near the city’s ferry port, but it’s also the best hostel near Dubrovnik main bus station. If that wasn’t enough, the dorms are modern and clean, the staff are great – simply put, it’s more than just a place to rest your head!
Petra Marina is perfect for…
If you’re looking to explore the islands off Dubrovnik’s coast (and beyond!) then staying at the best hostel near Dubrovnik Ferry Port is probably a very good thing for you – especially if you have an early morning ferry to catch, or you’re only planning on spending a couple of nights in the city.
Editor’s Note – If you are visiting Croatia, you HAVE to check out our article about the best places to visit in Croatia.
Best High-end Hostel in Dubrovnik
• Old Town Hostel •
Why we like Old Town Hostel…
Possibly the coolest hostel in Dubrovnik, we love this place because it’s beautiful. Simple. But it really is: set in a lovingly restored 400-year-old building, the decor is a perfect mix of old and new, historic and modern, which makes staying here definitely more like a boutique hotel experience than a Dubrovnik backpackers hostel experience.
Old Town Hostel is perfect for…
If you love the high-life, or at least the semblance of the high-life – and, of course, staying in accommodation to match – then you will fall in love with the historic setting of Old Town Hostel. Aside from being the best high-end hostel in Dubrovnik, the location also makes Instagramming the streets of the Old Town very easy indeed.
Best Cheap Hostel in Dubrovnik
• Hostel Lina •
Why we like Absolute House…
Aside from being a great option for a budget hostel in Dubrovnik, Hostel Lina is a homely, welcoming place run by exceptional hosts – and that’s what we love about it. It’s all too easy to unwittingly check in to yet another un-social hostel, but this place makes you feel right at home.
Absolute House is perfect for…
If what you’re looking for is the best cheap hostel in Dubrovnik, this is it. That’s because it’s a great little hostel – not just because of the price (which is a bargain, we have to say). Aside from the great staff, its location – situated between the Old Town and the resort area of Babin Kuk – gives you the best of both worlds.
Best Hostel with a Private Room in Dubrovnik
• Villa Micika •
Why we like Villa Micika…
There’s nothing quite like relaxing in a well thought-out, clean, modern room that you’ve got all to yourself – especially when it’s in a great, local-feeling location. And that’s why we love this best hostel with a private room in Dubrovnik: the space and setting of this place really is something.
Villa Micika is perfect for…
Couples, of course! Privacy and tasteful decor mixed with a location that’s far – but not too far – from both the tourist crowds of the Old Town, or the sunseekers of Babin Kuk, makes for a great place for everyone from seasoned couples to those on first-time couples holidays. The surrounding area is choc-a-block with restaurants to try out: you’ll be spoilt for choice!
More Best Hostels in Dubrovnik
• Hostel Free Bird •
Why we like Hostel Free Bird…
The tidy, modern rooms, the clean bathrooms, the secure lockers, the friendly and helpful staff, the convenient location for the bus and/or ferry, the quiet atmosphere of the place – there’s a lot to like about this recommended hostel in Dubrovnik if you’re not looking for a ultra-central location or the coolest place in town.
Hostel Free Bird is perfect for…
If you’re wanting to be in a non-tourist-oriented part of town where there are a lot of amenities – shopping, banks, a ferry port, bus stops, affordable restaurants – then this is the place for you. The amount of authenticity that can be discovered just by wandering around a part of the city away from tourist attractions is quite astounding – much like the area around Hostel Free Bird,
• Hostel 365 For U •
Why we like Hostel 365 For U…
Since Dubrovnik isn’t cheap, we like budget options. Though this Dubrovnik backpackers hostel might be lacking in social atmosphere, it certainly makes up for that by being in a great, affordable location outside of the sometimes rather expensive Old Town; for one, we love the choice of wallet-friendly restaurants that are just on the doorstep of this cool hostel in Dubrovnik.
Hostel 365 For U is perfect for…
Those looking to save a little bit of money by staying outside of Dubrovnik’s main tourist area will probably find this top hostel in Dubrovnik to be a great option. Combined with that is a clean, tidy and modern environment. Sure, you might not meet travelling buddies here, but if you’re with a partner or some friends, it makes for a great base when exploring a less touristed part of the city.
• Hostel Euroadria •
Why we like Hostel Euroadria…
We really like the bright and modern decor of Hostel Euroadria, a top hostel in Dubrovnik that’s also very near to the city’s ferry port and bus terminal. There isn’t really a common area here, but the proximity to bus and ferry services, as well as being a short ride away from the Old Town, makes up for that.
Hostel Euroadria is perfect for…
Those looking to catch a bus or ferry out of Dubrovnik onto the next city, or the islands off the coast of Croatia, will be interested in staying at this recommended hostel in Dubrovnik – it would make any early morning departure much more stress-free than having to make it from the Old Town!
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There you have it, the coolest hostels in the ancient city of Dubrovnik and many more in between. Not only will you soon be down the same streets as your favourite Game of Thrones actors, but you will be staying in the best hostels in Dubrovnik, too.
And now you can spend time surrounded by the unique and awesome city and not have to worry about staying in a hostel that doesn’t suit you.
Enjoy your time the enchanting city, and relax in the comfort of your the best hostel in Dubrovnik.
But, if the decision is just too hard to make, our best overall hostel in Dubrovnik – City Walls Dubrovnik – will be a great choice to suit all of your needs.
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