Looking for a Split hostel inside the winding streets of the old city core, will surprise you with new a new hostels style and functional and contemporary space design.

Split hostels are not any longer intended as a place with a noisy dorm and an uncomfortable walk to a shared bathroom.

You can stay in a hostel and still stay in comfortable and roomy space that is not only a “dorm.” Hostels in Split offer not only a place to rest but a place to socialize.

Some new hostels with a new design and style, reveal the spirit of Split streets and the identity of the Mediterranean climate.

In recent years, a number of budget lodging has increased rapidly, particularly thanks to new launch of hostels, private apartments and rooms.

Traveling on a tighter budget? Look at my recommended cheap Split hostels here!

The Best Stylish Split Hostel: Goli&Bosi

If you are looking for a hostel located in the heart of the city, within the walls of a Roman palace, than you simply must try Golly & Bossy (Goli & Bosi – “naked and barefoot”) design hostel in Split.

Goli i Bosi hostel
Goli i Bosi hostel

With a stay at Design Hostel Goli & Bosi, you’ll be centrally located in Split, steps from Diocletian Palace and Riva promenade. This boutique hostel is within close proximity of Split Cathedral and Peristyle Square. Address is Murpurgova poljana 2, Split.

Goli&Bosi room
Goli&Bosi room

Goli&Bosi  (naked and barefoot) is one of the most attractive hostel with amazing interiors where dominates black and yellow color palette, which makes this hostel more sophisticated giving a modern sense and creative side to this historic city.

Hostel offers also restaurant called De Belly which serves local cuisine as well as an international selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The hostel also organizes various activities from walking tours, water rafting excursions, day trips to national parks, local tourist attraction tours and from/to airport transfers.

Emanuel, A New Design Hostel

The hostel is located in Lava Tolstoja street n°20, only 10 minutes walk to the old downtown. The owners Mila and Toni Radan have fully adapted worn out apartment in a hostel with 15 beds.

Emanuel design hostel
Emanuel design hostel (image by dezeen.com)

They decided to build a new design hostel creating the form and arrangement of space, interior design and visual identity by Split designer Lana Vitas Gruic (Atom Design Studio).

Emanuel design hostel room
Emanuel design hostel room

Emanuel is not a big hostel, only 15 beds. In the largest room, colorful units with simple white rails and ladders each house two beds, while the blue block in the center of the largest room is double-sided to accommodate four.

Emanuel Hostel Reviews
Emanuel Hostel Reviews – Book Here!

Two more units are situated in a smaller all-white room, with an extra bed raised high above the ground that appears to balance on lockers.

Design Hostel: 101 Dalmatian Dogs

Dalmatians are a well known breed of dogs originating from this Croatian region. If you haven’t heard that before, you must have heard about the “101 Dalmatians” movie produced by Walt Disney.

101 Dalmatian hostel front desk
101 Dalmatian hostel front desk
101 Dalmatinac hostel room
101 Dalmatinac hostel room

But have you heard about a new designed Split hostel, named 101 Dalmatian (Dalmatinac in Croatian)? It is located in Split, about 3 km from the old palace, just 10 minute bus ride or a 30 minute walk. From the center local bus number 9 will take you directly to the hostel. Find it on the map!

It seems too far away from the Split core center, but this hostel is connected with a direct bus line from the Split airport, providing easy access to all guest getting to Split by air.

It has 101 beds in 19 rooms, each with a shower room and a restroom. Pets are allowed.

101 Dalmatinac rating
101 Dalmatinac rating – Book here!

Silver Central Split Hostel

Silver Central Hostel located in Kralja Tomislava 1 street, is the boutique hostel, opened in May 2013.

Silver Central boutique hostel room
Silver Central boutique hostel room

The Guardian has selected this hostel on the list of 10 best hostels in this part of Europe.

Silver Central Hostel ratings
Silver Central Hostel ratings – Book here!

It’s classified as a boutique hostel thanks to some important features like:

  • Location within city limits and close to major tourist attractions.
  • Great Value for Money as prices are not higher than other hostels and lower than prices of traditional hotels.
  • Service are provided by a multilingual staff.
  • Full kitchen facilities
  • Free Internet and WIFI access.

CroParadise Split Hostel Group

Cro-paradise hostels group offers three hostels, all situated in city center within a few minutes walking distance to all major attractions like ancient Palace and about 3-4 minutes from bus station, train station & ferry port.

CroParadise Pink Hostel
CroParadise Pink Hostel

Each of three hostels vary by different colors, Blue, Green and Pink offering to backpackers the best possible accommodation for affordable prices. Check their location on the map!

Pink & Blue: from €9,98 Green: from €9,98
Pink and Blue hostelsBook here! CroParadise Green hostel ratingsBook here!

Situs Split Hostel

Situs Hostel
Situs Hostel

Situs hostel is a newly opened hostel in the city center, about a 10 minute walk from the bus/train station with no minimum night stay. Hostel is newly renovated and offers:

  • mixed dorm rooms sleeping 4,6 or 8 people.
  • Huge common room.
  • Kitchen facilities.
  • Free wireless internet.
  • Free individual lockers.

Every room is air-conditioned. Common room is equipped with TV, video,air-conditioning and other facilities to have a comfortable stay.  Find it on the map (Address: Starceviceva street no3)!

Apinelo Split Hostel

Apinelo is a new renovated hostel in strategic position in vicinity of train, bus and ferry port. It’s very close to city’s green market and few minutes to the most popular Split Bacvice beach. Verify hostel’s position on the map!

Apinelo Hostel
Apinelo Hostel, located in the vicinity of bus, train station, and ferry port

Apinelo Hostel features a private twin bedroom with a shared bathroom, a five bed mixed dorm and a six bed mixed dorm.

Apinelo Hostel reviews
Apinelo Hostel reviews – Book here!

All rooms have comfortable wooden beds each with its own outlets, a reading light and a huge locker.

Every room is air conditioned. The beds come with free linen and towel. Self service kitchen is also available with free coffee and tea. Hostel offers a free internet access and  English speaking staff will help you, for any information you will need.

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Split old town hostel locations
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