Dubrovnik, Croatia (Hrvatska) Hotels
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The tiny city of Dubrovnik is among the most popular and well-known tourist destinations on the Mediterranean. With a stunning seaside location, moderate weather, friendly people, and a rich, beautiful history, it’s no wonder that this darling of Croatia is consistently brimming with tourists. The city also offers some of the best hotel deals in Europe. From the five-star luxury accommodations at Villa Dubrovnik and Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik, to budget hotels like Villa Barbara, to the most affordable, $40-per-night Airbnb options, there are accommodations to suit every traveler’s budget.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Dubrovnik, Croatia (Hrvatska)

Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel
Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel
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4.5
Iva Dulcica 34, Dubrovnik
from $73
Grand Villa Argentina
Grand Villa Argentina
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4.3
Frana Supila 14, Dubrovnik
from $18
Villa Ivan
Villa Ivan
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4.5
Čilipska 21 a, Dubrovnik
from $42
Royal Palm Hotel
Royal Palm Hotel
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4.5
Kardinala Stepinca 31 c, Dubrovnik
from $100
Hotel Adria
Hotel Adria
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4.2
Radnicka 46, Dubrovnik
from $8
Hotel Uvala
Hotel Uvala
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4.1
Marsarykov put 6, Dubrovnik
from $19
Hotel Excelsior
Hotel Excelsior
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4.4
Frana Supila 12, Dubrovnik
from $40
Valamar Argosy Hotel
Valamar Argosy Hotel
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4.3
Iva Dulcica 140, Dubrovnik
from $83
Grand Hotel Park
Grand Hotel Park
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4.0
Setaliste Kralja Zvonimira 39, Dubrovnik
from $49
Hotel Lapad
Hotel Lapad
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4.3
Lapadska obala 37, Dubrovnik
from $40
More About Dubrovnik, Croatia (Hrvatska) Hotels...

Visit in Fall for Moderate Weather and Cheap Hotel Deals

With temperatures hovering around 80 degrees (F), the summer months are arguably the best time to visit Dubrovnik. However, the small city is easily overwhelmed by tourist crowds and prices for hotels and attractions soar as well. Visiting in September and October is ideal as the heat subsides, while temperatures are still nice enough to visit Croatia’s beautiful beaches. The throngs of cruise passengers thin out in fall and prices drop substantially. Great last-minute deals on centrally-located apartments and Airbnb options can be found in the off-season for as low as $25 per night!

Look to Lapad for Cheap, Well-located Hotels

Old Town is Dubrovnik’s hub of tourist activity, so naturally the cheapest hotels can be found a few kilometers away. The quiet residential suburb of Lapad sits just northwest of Old Town center and offers travelers a variety of restaurants, shops, and hotels. It’s a small, walkable neighborhood that’s convenient to nearby beaches; however, traveling to Old Town may require a bus or cab ride. The two-star Hotel Adriatic is situated next to the bus stop to Old Town and minutes from Lapad Beach. Off-season rates start around $60 per night for a basic room with a private bath.

Travelers looking to stay in the heart of Old Town will find a variety of accommodations starting at $75 per night in the off-season. The appropriately named and well-reviewed Apartment Dubrovnik-Center offers simple, clean accommodations within walking distance of many of the city’s most popular landmarks for just $95 nightly. Roko House provides guests with full-featured suites and traditional guestrooms starting at $100 per night off-season.

Visit Dubrovnik’s Most Famous, Historical Sites in Old Town

For a pint-sized city, Dubrovnik packs many sightseeing opportunities for tourists, much of them in Old Town. The original City Walls encircling Old Town date back to the 13th century when they were erected to fend off Turkish invaders. Today, they provide visitors unparalleled views overlooking the city’s tiled-roof buildings and the Adriatic Sea. The city offers centuries of history told through famous structures like Dubrovnik Cathedral and Rector’s Palace. Travelers seeking to escape the crowds should head to Lokrum Island. A mere half mile offshore, this wooded island offers a safe, clean, quiet stretch of beach.

The city also plays host to a number of festivals and events throughout the year. The annual Dubrovnik Festival offers the best in traditional and modern Croatian culture. From contemporary drama productions, to classical music concerts, to bold, theatrical performances by one of Dubrovnik’s own well-known writers, it is the city’s most anticipated yearly event. The city is also home to its own Carnival festival that takes places for the three days leading up to Ash Wednesday each year. Masked festival-goers gather to sing, dance, and parade through the streets in one of the city’s most boisterous annual events.

Hostelling Travelers Should Instead Look to Airbnb Accommodations

Unfortunately, hostels are quite rare throughout Croatia and Dubrovnik is no different. The city center hosts only a handful of hostels and they tend to fill up months in advance. Hostel Villa Garden offers basic accommodations for around $80/nightly. The property is only a five-minute walk to Old Town and adjacent to a bus stop that services the harbor and Lapad Beach. Travelers looking for the cheapest hotels should look to better appointed Airbnb options that often cost the same price as Dubrovnik’s hostels and two-star hotels.

Airbnb Offers Travelers the Cheapest, Most Well-appointed Accommodations

With hundreds of affordable Airbnb options, Dubrovnik is a budget traveler’s dream. The city offers dozens of centrally-located private rooms with stunning ocean views starting at less than $50 per night. The well-reviewed Double Bedroom With Beautiful View promises all the comforts of home, plus “the most beautiful view of the sea and the Old Town of Dubrovnik.” Travelers comfortable spending a bit more will find dozens of apartments with modern amenities for less than $75 nightly. Many feature full kitchens, private parking, free Wi-Fi, satellite television, private balconies overlooking the Adriatic, multiple bedrooms, and a great location.

Check the Latest Cruise Schedule to Avoid the Crowds

Time Out offers a variety of free mobile apps for travelers and their guide for Dubrovnik (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/dubrovnik-travel-guide-time/id575601681) is excellent. With a concise list of the city’s most famous landmarks and complete maps available offline, it’s a must-download for travelers. For a no-frills list of travel planning essentials, including things to do, city history, car rental agencies, etc., visit Wikitravel’s dedicated Dubrovnik page (http://wikitravel.org/en/Dubrovnik). As the city hosts a large number of cruise ships throughout the year, travelers looking to avoid the crowds should download a free cruise schedule (http://www.croatiatraveller.com/southern_dalmatia/Dubrovnik/cruise-schedule.html) to plan their trip accordingly.

With a variety of affordable Airbnb accommodation options, a walkable downtown core, and some of the cheapest prices in Europe, Dubrovnik is an ideal destination for budget travelers. As one of the Mediterranean’s most popular seaside resorts, it can feel overwhelming to first-time visitors. However, knowing the best time to visit to avoid the cruise ship tourists and corresponding higher travel costs can almost guarantee an affordable and hassle-free trip.

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