With all of its history, beautiful beaches and incredible sunsets, Split is the perfect Croatian seaside resort. Enjoy days spent lazing in terrace cafes, soaking up the Mediterranean sun and nights dining in the city’s best restaurants.
The only thing with Split is that it can get really busy in peak season with visitors enjoying their summer holiday – or trying to seek out the streets made famous by Game of Thrones, meaning that it is important to know where to stay.
That’s no problem though, our guide of the best hostels in Split will have you booking the coolest hostel in the city in no time.
Get those flip fops, and sun cream at the ready, it’s time to explore the charming Croatian city of Spit
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The Best Hostels in Split: Round-up
Best Overall Hostel in Split – Tchaikovsky Hostel
Best Party Hostel in Split – Split Hostel Booze and Snooze
Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Split – Split Guesthouse and Hostel
Best Hostel near Diocletian’s Palace – Old Town Hostel Split
Best Hostel near Split Airport – Design Hostel 101 Dalmatinac
Best Hostel near Split Bus Station – Hostel Split
Best High-end Hostel in Split – Dvor
Best Cheap Hostel in Split – Backpackers Fairytale
Best Hostel with a Private Room in Split – Hostel Dioklecijan
12 Best Hostels in Split
Best Overall Hostel in Split
Why we like Tchaikovsky Hostel…
We like the location of this place right near some of the great heritage sites that make Split such a draw for tourists. This ace setting, combined with a great hostel space – including chilled, charming balconies and simple, clean, minimalist dorm rooms – easily puts this place at the top of our list as the best overall hostel in Split.
Tchaikovsky Hostel is perfect for…
Sightseers! Yes, that’s right: if being near Split’s ancient historical sights sounds like your thing, then staying at Tchaikovsky Hostel would be absolutely perfect for you. Besides that, the boutique setting and relaxed, happy vibe at this top hostel in Split would most suit laid-back travellers.
Best Party Hostel in Split
Why we like Split Hostel Booze and Snooze Colombia…
Our favourite kind of party hostel isn’t the kind of place that’s just 100% party 100% of the time, so we really like this place. It’s a party hostel, sure, so you can let your hair down and have a good time, but it’s quiet enough at night that you can actually get some sleep.
Split Hostel Booze and Snooze is perfect for…
Simply put, if you’re looking for the best party hostel in Split, this is it. True to its name, this youth hostel in Split is a mix of boozing and snoozing, enough of a balance that it keeps the party atmosphere sane and the sleep plentiful. You’ll love it (especially if you’re backpacking)!
Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Split
Why we like Split Guesthouse and Hostel…
We absolutely love the very social vibe that goes on at this top hostel in Split. This is, as it so often is, down to the amazing staff, who create a friendly and open enough atmosphere that everyone feels that it’s ok to mingle and socialise. This makes it easily the best hostel for solo travellers in Split.
Split Guesthouse and Hostel is perfect for…
If you’re travelling by yourself – and you want to meet new people and make friends whilst you’re away – then you’ll love this award-winning and extremely social hostel in Split. The staff are awesome, which shows in how all the guests interact with each other. In essence, if you’re sociable then this hostel’s for you!
Best Hostel near Diocletian’s Palace
Why we like Old Town Hostel Split…
No wonder this is the best hostel near Diocletian’s Palace – it’s the only hostel actually set within its 1,400-year-old walls, making for a unique, historical experience. Naturally, we love the heritage of this Split backpackers hostel; we also like the ultra helpful and friendly staff, too.
Old Town Hostel Split is perfect for…
If you’re interested in staying near one of the best preserved Roman buildings, Old Town Hostel is a great choice for you. Staying near this area of town means access to a lot of historical monuments as well as lots of bars and restaurants, making it a good option for anyone looking to have fun outside of the hostel walls.
Best Hostel near Split Airport
Why we like Design Hostel 101 Dalmatinac…
Though this top hostel in Split is about a 45-minute walk from the historic centre, this comes with the surprise bonus of being the best hostel near Split Airport. Not only is there a physical proximity, this hostel also offers airport transfers which is always something we can appreciate! It’s also marked by its quirky, cutting-edge design which we enjoy, too.
Design Hostel 101 Dalmatinac is perfect for…
If you like a bit of unique, modern design, you’ll love this place. If you don’t mind being out of the loop in terms of tourist sights, you’ll appreciate this place. And, of course, if the idea of a stress-free journey to the airport is appealing to you, you should stay at this unique youth hostel in Split.
Best Hostel near Split Bus Station
• Hostel Split •
Why we like Hostel Split…
Being the best hostel near Split Bus Station is a bonus in triplicate: not only does that mean a stress-free journey to catch your bus in the early morning (or whenever it may be); it also means that it’s the best hostel near Split train station and the ferry port, too. We love this convenience!
Hostel Split is perfect for…
If you’re looking for the easiest route to catch your onward travel in Split – whether that’s by bus, train or ferry – then this youth hostel in Split will have you covered. At the same time the staff are great, offering late check-in and advice about what to do in Split and beyond – always a plus.
Best High-end Hostel in Split
• Dvor •
Why we like Dvor…
We love the aesthetic going on at the very stylish Dvor: clean lines, pale wood, lots of white, feeling more like something from the pages of a design magazine than a Split backpackers hostel. For that reason we’d say it’s easily the best high-end hostel in split – that higher quality of design really shines through!
Dvor is perfect for
Couples will really love the singular design of this cool hostel in Split; it’s easy to feel like you’re on your own private getaway here, even though there are dorms and it is in fact a hostel. It’s also extremely comfy, very spacious – and the shower pressure is immense!
Best Cheap Hostel in Split
Why we like Backpackers Fairytale…
With its no-frills decor and location just outside the historic centre of the city, this is the best cheap hostel in Split – not just because the price is good, but because of the tours, the atmosphere, the cosy common room (making it easy to get to know people!) and, of course, the welcoming staff.
Backpackers Fairytale is perfect for…
Looking to shave some pennies off of your accommodation expenses whilst you’re in Split? Then Backpackers Fairytale would be a great choice for you. Plus, whilst you save you’ll be staying in a sociable Split backpackers hostel with a nice atmosphere perfect for travellers on a shoestring.
Further Reading – Have a look at the most awesome places to see in Croatia.
Best Hostel with a Private Room in Split
Why we like Hostel Dioklecijan…
Whilst this hostel doesn’t have dorm rooms, that means it can focus on what it does best: private rooms! We love the private rooms on offer here, they’re stylish, exclusive-feeling spaces touched with tasteful decor. And – whilst not cheap – these are easily what makes this the best hostel with a private room in Split.
Hostel Dioklecijan is perfect for…
Couples! Those travelling together in a couple looking to splash out whilst visiting the storied city of Split will love staying here. The host is also great and will recommend various things to do in Split. There’s a large indoor market next door which is fun to explore, too.
More Best Hostels in Split
Why we like Marine Hostel Renato…
Not only do we love the cleanliness and bright, modern decor of this top hostel in Split – we also love its slightly out-of-town location, which means that it’s not completely swarming with tourists on your doorstep. This hostel is also set between two different beaches which are great for chilling any time of day.
Marine Hostel Renato is perfect for…
If you’re not very interested in being right in the heart of the historical city of Split itself, then you’d do well to stay at this Split backpackers hostel. There are beaches nearby and the setting – on the sparkling edge of a lovely little marina – will suit anybody looking for a classic Mediterranean experience.
• Hostel Like Me •
Why we like Hostel Like Me…
This top hostel in Split provides clean towels, good air-conditioning, helpful staff and also features some lovely decor that’s really cute in a charming way. We also like how centrally located this hostel is, making it easy to check out the touristed historic centre without being in the thick of it.
Hostel Like Me is perfect for…
If keeping cool at the height of summer is important to you, then you’ll want to stay at this Split backpackers hostel – the AC is strong! And if you enjoy exploring narrow, historic streets, there’s no doubt you’ll like wandering the surrounding lanes and establishments of the Veli Varoš area, too.
Why we like Boutique Hostel Posteya…
We love the fact that this is a brand new hostel – it makes everything sparklingly clean and modern, which we always appreciate. On top of that, the minimalism at work here, the white paint, the cool, boxy design of the dorm easily make this one of the coolest hostels in Split.
Boutique Hostel Posteya is perfect for…
Anybody looking for a boutique hotel rather than a ‘traditional’ hostel experience will love staying at this place. Set across the water from the port, it’s some distance from the historic centre of town but if that doesn’t interest you, and you’re more about being in the most comfortable and stylish hostel possible, then this place is a great choice.
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We think we’ve found the best hostels in Split to suit every traveller’s need. It’s is such an amazing city, with its Roman palace and sparkling seas, that it’s no wonder that it’s so popular.
Hopefully now you can get on with planning your holiday without any stress – you’ll no doubt be hitting up the bars and famous Croatin sights in no time.
Now you know about all the best places to stay, with their kind staff and great locations.
And if you are still having trouble trying to work out which hostel is right for you, our best overall hostel in Split – Tchaikovsky Hostel – is a good choice that should suit your needs.
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