Split accommodation standard is becoming quite high and generally offers good worth for money.

Although the time has passed when Croatia was considered as a cheap destination, persistent travelers can still find good deals.

Accommodation will be a significant portion of your travel costs but there is a way to save money in Split Croatia. Here are my tips and advices, on getting the most for your money on where to stay in Split Croatia.

If you are traveling with kids, let me help you find some family friendly Split hotels in close vicinity of Split old palace. Pack up your bags and the kids for that memorable family holiday!

If you traveling with a group of friends or you have a numerous family, take in consideration to find one of Split Croatia villas.

In recent years, a number of budget lodging has increased rapidly, particularly thanks to new launch of hostels, private apartments and rooms. Discover some newly opened hostels with a new style and contemporary space design. Do you know what are Divota apartments?

Goli i Bosi backpacker hostel
“Goli i Bosi” backpacker hostel

If you are looking for hotels in Split recently has been opened some very elegant ones.

For those wishing to stay inside the Diocletian Palace, some new boutique hotels will satisfy your needs to have all main attractions under your feet.

After Croatia’s independence many descendants of Croatian emigrants and young entrepreneurs from different countries have established their own accommodation amenities.

I’ve found some of them like Villa Varos, a low budget lodging run by Croatian New Yorker, Tchaikovsky Hostel  managed by a Croatian of German origin, Split hostel Booze & Snooze conducted by two Croatian-Australian girls, Beach Hostel at Bacvice beach, run by a friendly Norwegian girl or Al’s Place run by an Englishman.

Travel Costs & Prices

Croatia is not as cheap as it was ten years ago. However Croatia still offers good value for the money in comparison with destinations like Italy or Greece.

This is valid only if you stay away from July and August as prices are much higher. Two top Croatia destinations, Hvar and Dubrovnik are the most expensive. To learn more just read Pero’s (that’s me!) budget tips!

Getting the best Split accommodation deals

Here are my tips and advices on getting the most for your money on accommodation in Split.

Radisson Blu - Split first class Adriatic Sea retreat
Radisson Blu – Split first class Adriatic Sea retreat (website)

Booking hotel accommodation

When booking a hotel, use an online agency, as in contrast to the official hotel websites (too perfect) you can read guest’s reviews who have actually been there as only verified guests can post their reviews).

I recommend HotelsCombined.com that allows you to instantly search and compare room availability and prices from all major travel websites, including Expedia, Hotels.com, Venere, Laterooms, Travelocity (and many more) all in one set of search results.

But the best thing about HotelsCombined.com is that if you find your hotel room at a lower online rate after you have booked with a site listed on HotelsCombined.com, they will refund you the difference.

Private accommodation

If you are looking for private Split accommodation, use also online agency as you can pay using credit cards. Private lodgings owners are not ready to accept this way of paying. I recommend Adriatic.hr and Hostelbookers.

If you want to run the risk of showing up without booking in advance and try to bargain a deal directly with the owner, you can save some money but you never know if they speak or not English and where your lodging will be located and in which conditions you will find it.

Even though Split can not boast having a lot of hotels, you can still find a few five or four stars hotels. Lately some new chic boutique hotels emerged within the historical heart of the city where you will be able to flavor its typical Mediterranean way of living without spending a fortune to have the comfort of deluxe accommodation.

Read more about my list of Split accommodation stylish hotels!

Split youth hostel

Split is a young, trendy, pulsating and dynamic city. Recently many students and young people have become Split visitors. This is a reason I prefer to call this accommodation facilities as youth hostels.


Lately hostels in Split are springing up all over the city. You can find them in each part of the city, from old city palace area to Marjan hill or nearby Split beaches. Split is a friendly backpacker travelers city.

Rooms Meri - Split youth hostel

Rooms Meri - Great Split Youth Hostel

Located in the center of Split, Rooms Meri is also only 300m away from central bus station, ferry port and train station. Newly renovated and well decorated rooms make this youth hostel in the heart of Split one of the best budget choices.

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There are new hostels with elegant decor and futuristic trendy atmosphere that have become a destination for backpackers who do not have to worry when traveling on budget.  The only rule is, book on time to be sure to have your bed.

Split accommodation Apartments & Rooms

Staying at private apartments and rooms might be the cheapest option when planning where to sleep in Split. In summer, when you arrive at the bus station, train station or by ferry, you may be sometimes literally assaulted by a crowd of women who offer ‘sobe’ (rooms for rent).

Make sure you understand exactly where is accommodation they  propose you or you’ll risk straying too much from the center and be forced to change several buses to reach it.

Usually the prices for a double room go from 300 KN to 500 KN. Be aware of those that costs less or you might be obliged to share the bathroom with the house owners.

I friendly recommend you to book your room rentals or apartments exclusively online or if you are already there visit Tourist Biro at Hrvatskog Narodnog Preporoda Square n° 12 (ask locals for Prokurativa Square).

It’s the best point for private accommodation reservation. Their website is here!

Split old town apartments and rooms

The most travelers when searching for Split accommodation, tend to find accommodation within the Diocletian palace walls or near to the most important city’s sights and attractions.

Split old town apartments and rooms can be an excellent substitution to the hotels, which are a few and quite expensive. Bellow are some apartments listed by guests ratings (superb and very good).

All apartments are near or inside the old town palace, close to Cathedral of Saint Dominius or statue of Gregory of Nin.

Apartments Gajeta
Apartments Gajeta
Apartments Johnny
Apartments Johnny
Apartments Goldina
Apartments Goldina
Apartments Cecilia
Apartments Cecilia
Kaleta Apartments
Kaleta Apartments

Split Accommodation Up To € 50

Is there a better way to soak typical Split city Mediterranean atmosphere than to spend a night or two among the Diocletian wall in one of small apartments, guesthouses or renting a cozy room (soba).

Have ever thought of an alternative to hotels? Narrow streets of the old town are hiding a large number of small apartments, rooms and newly opened hostels.

If you want to spend your holidays in Split on an exclusive location, an apartment within the walls of the typical style for Dalmatia, located in the city center, close to the walls of the palace, than you will be surprised by their low prices, without sacrificing the comfort.

Apartments, rooms, guesthouse deals:

Split Accommodation Near Prokurativa Square:

Camping Sites in Split

More than 100 campsites are spotted along the Croatian coast. They operate mostly from mid-May to September and only few are open in April and October. Camping is a very popular Split accommodation option for travelers arriving by car.

Stobrec campsite near Split, Croatia
Stobrec Campsite, 7 km away from Split’s historical center

In May and late September I suggest to call ahead to make sure that the campsite is open.

Most camps charge per person per night, the tent charge is sometimes included but mostly it’s an extra charge. The same is for car charge but if you are coming in a caravan (motor home) you’ll pay about 30 % more.

Electricity is non included and residence tax will be charged per person per night depending on the season and the district.

Camping prices for Stobrec for 2015! Download price-list! (.pdf file)

Although small, family-owned campgrounds are starting to arise, most camp sites are huge ‘auto camps’ with restaurants, shop and row upon row of motor homes (caravan).

Nudist camping Croatia sites (marked FKK)  are among the best because of their sheltered positions ensuring peace and quietness. ‘Freelance’ camps are officially illegal.

If you are interested in camping lodging here you will find more about campsites near Split, Trogir, Omis and Makarska Riviera and other parts of Croatia.

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