Budget hotels & hostels
Guesthouses and B&Bs
Ignore the slightly dated tinted-glass frontage, this is a very classy hotel indeed. Positioned on a cliff overlooking the Adriatic, all rooms boast balconies that make the most of the inspirational views...
The thorough refurb of this hotel has seriously upped accommodation standards in Vela Luka. The 58 rooms are finished to a very high standard, and have hip, contemporary decor and a modish bathroom...
This medieval family house has been exquisitely restored, with lots of exposed stone and original details. Its 12 sleek, beautifully decorated rooms come complete with satellite TV and minibars...
Only a few steps from the sea, this medium-sized, rambling 1930s building sits among gorgeous, peaceful gardens. The rooms – with a yellow, orange and lavender colour scheme – are simple and old-fashioned...
Run by Marc Van Bloemen, an Englishman who has lived in Dubrovnik for decades, these four inviting, homely apartments enjoy a great location a stone’s throw from Ploče harbour...
This is the only hotel in the old town, and it’s a good one. It enjoys a prime waterfront location and you can gaze out over the harbour and yachts from the balcony of some of the 10 deluxe units (book a room with a terrace for the best views)...
Fresh* Sheets Hostel Dubrovnik Old Town
The only hostel in the old town is a classic backpackers, warm and welcoming with a lively atmosphere. It’s in a quiet location tight by the city walls, close to Buža bar; it's a small hike, but worth it...
Neither friendly nor particularly good value, at least it's close to the train and bus stations and only a 20-minute walk to town.
Geared towards business travellers, this swish four-star hotel has a red-carpeted entrance, a marble reception and 33 elegantly decorated long rooms, with high ceilings. It’s a 15-minute walk from the centre of town, in a slightly drab area.
Maistra Eden Hotel Rovinj
With sports grounds, a gym, a sauna and indoor and outdoor pools there's plenty to do in all weather. You'll have plenty of company since the complex holds 733 beds.
This renovated hotel, opposite the Jadrolinija ferry dock, has 104 rooms, each with TV, phone and minibar. It's all business but the location is good if you need to catch an early-morning ferry.
Renovated four-star hotel that comes with indoor and outdoor pools and a very impressive wellness centre, complete with whirlpools, steam baths and sauna...
Large hotel where many rooms have great sea views. There’s a pool, tennis courts and the opportunity to windsurf from the concrete beach here, but the rooms are fairly bland.
The pine forest location, the wellness centre and refurbished rooms can help you forget the package tour groups that frequent this place.
If everything's booked solid around Dubrovnik's Old Town, consider staying at the quaint town of Cavtat, 24km (15mi) away with its direct boat-link, charming stone alleyways, beautiful churches, great waterfront eateries and the unique Hotel Croatia...
Riva Hvar Yacht Harbour Hotel
The luxury veteran on Hvar’s hotel scene, this 100-year-old hotel has 54 smallish rooms that play with blacks, reds and whites, with black-and-white posters of movie stars, and glass walls between the bedroom and bathroom...
Grand Villa Argentina
A kind of luxury city state, this five-star hotel has expanded its empire to include four luxury villas. All are grouped together a 10-minute walk east of the old town’s Ploče Gate...
Smack on the main square, this glass New York wannabe is a city landmark. It buzzes with business travellers, who love being at the centre of the action. The 245 elegant and well-appointed units have old-school classic style...
Hotel Adriatic, Rovinj
The location right on the harbour is excellent and the rooms well equipped, albeit in need of renovation and on the kitschy side. The pricier (by 120KN per person) sea-view rooms have more space and newer fittings. It charge for wi-fi and parking.
This resort hotel has 59 comfortable rooms with terraces overlooking the sea. It's convenient to public transport and only a few steps from the beach.
Handsome historic hotel with sleek decor and mod furnishings (but beware the cheesy entertainment).
Modern three-star hotel with pleasant, spacious rooms that have wooden floors (and most have a balcony) and free wi-fi. Comfort levels are high given the prices asked...