Zagreb's accommodation scene has plenty of variety, with most of the best options located in, or within easy walking distance to, the central city. Note that room rates fluctuate wildly throughout the year in all price categories. Outside the busy May to mid-September period most budget places slash rates by up to half.
If you want to experience the city like a local, Zagreb has a dizzying choice of short-term apartment-rental options.
For booking directly through apartment owners, award-winning Main Square Apartment is slap-bang on the main square, while the bijou, well-equipped studio of Agramer Apartments is better value for solo travellers and couples than most of the city's hotel rooms.