Top Rated Backpacker Hostels in Croatia

Croatia is one of the most up and coming destinations right now and there are hundreds of places to stay with some of the best hostels in Europe located here. 

Hostels in Croatia are very social and a good way to meet other people. A lot also organise activities and sightseeing trips which are a great way to see new places. There are options for all budgets, from very affordable bunk beds in dorm rooms and also competatively priced private rooms.

Hostels in places like Split and Dubrovnik and generally more expensive than other places in the country due to the popularity of these destinations. Summer is always the most expensive time of year to visit with rooms filling up quickly in June, July and August - you will need to book well in advance to get the best deals during this period.

If you are going to be travelling in Europe and visiting nearby destinations you might like to view some more of our guides including tips for the best hostels in Greece.

Check out our recommendations for top rated hostels and budget accommodation in Croatia below which is based on location, price, facilities and reviews:



  • Split Guesthouse & Hostel
  • Tchaikovsky Hostel
  • Apinelo Hostel
  • Old Town Hostel Split
  • Backpackers Fairytale



  • Villa Divine
  • Dubrovnik Backpackers Club
  • Old Town Hostel
  • City Walls Hostel
  • Hostel Marker Dubrovnik Old Town



  • Hostel Mali Mrak Zagreb
  • The Wallaby House Hostel
  • Hostel Shappy
  • Palmers Lodge Zagreb
  • Chillout Hostel Zagreb



  • Helvetia Hostel
  • Luka's Lodge
  • Hvar Out Hostel
  • Dink's Place Hostel



  • Boutique Hostel Forum
  • The Drunken Monkey Hostel
  • Old Town Hostel
  • The 48
  • Hostel Elena


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