For many years, Zagreb hotels catered almost exclusively to business travelers, but it's not a case any longer. And while Zagreb still remains a transit town, travelers visit it for a day or two before heading to the coast, the number of visitors who at least spend a night in Zagreb significantly increased. And so did the number and choice of accommodation in Zagreb.
Many hip and cool hostels popped up in downtown, followed by boutique hotels, and private apartments.
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Where to stay in Zagreb: Best accommodation in town
Below you'll find recommended accommodations in Zagreb: from luxury hotels, to private apartments and hostels.
Esplanade is a go-to hotel in Zagreb if you are looking for luxury, elegance, and an old world charm. Rooms are comfortable, classy, and well-appointed: heated bathroom floors, fluffy bathrobes, flat screen TV, WiFi. Onsite restaurant is one of the best in the town. Breakfast is excellent. Esplanade is conveniently located next to the central train station, and only 10 minute walk from the main square. Hotel has a underground garage. Read more …
There are other 5-star hotels in Zagreb, Sheraton Zagreb and Westin, but they don't really feel like luxurious hotels.
4* and 3* hotels
Best Western Premium Hotel Astoria
Astoria is perhaps the best value for money hotel to stay in Zagreb. It's located at Petrinjska Street, just few minutes walk from the main square. Rooms are kept spick and span, and they come with tea & coffee making facilities, flat-screen TV, and free WiFi.
Ask for Executive room as they are fairly large. Complimentary breakfast is great with lots of choice. Staff is attentive and super friendly. Free parking is available onsite. Read more …
This brand new hotel, located just across main bus station, was built in 2013. Contemporary designed rooms are spacious and well-appointed with smart TV, free WiFi, and a king-size bed. Large en-suite bathrooms come with shower, hairdryer, fluffy bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.
Breakfast is included in the price. Main square and historical sites are within 20 minute walk or 4 tram stations from the hotel. Read more …
Palace hotel is superbly located in the city center, 5 minute walk from the main square and the central train station, and right across lovely Zrinjevac park. Hotel features lots of art nouveau details including wonderful staircase, stained glass domed ceiling and gorgeous glass panels in the breakfast room.
Rooms are clean and comfortable, although a little bit too ordinary. Comfort rooms are on a small side (23 m2). Read more …
Tucked away in a passage off Ilica Street, hotel Jagerhorn is a lovely property and the oldest hotel in Zagreb. It first opened in 1827, and it wast last refurbished in 2011. Hotel has 18 rooms, all well-appointed with modern en-suite bathrooms. Rooms are a bit on the small side (20 m2), but still comfortable.
Private parking is available nearby, and it's free of charge. Breakfast is good and included in the price of room. Read more …
Art Hotel Like
Located at the corner of Vlaska and Draskoviceva Street, this small hotel is perfectly located to explore Zagreb historical sites. This hotel is new with modern and comfortable rooms featuring flat screen TV, free WiFi and en-suite bathrooms. If available, opt for a corner room with balcony. Breakfast is included in price. Parking is available nearby and charges apply. Read more …
Design Studios Svi-Mi
Bright modern studio apartments Svi-Mi are located in Marticeva Street, less than 10-minute walk from the main square. This is a lovely area of Zagreb, and the Street is fairly quiet as trams don't pass through it. Apartments feature design furniture, cable TV, free WiFi, kitchenette, and a bathroom.
Kitchenette is equipped with cook-top, microwave oven, fridge, and coffee and tea maker. Parking is possible at the garage nearby, and fees apply. Read more …
Studio apartments Jospino
Located near the Lisinski concert hall, in what might seem to some a bit run down neighborhood (but don't worry, 'cause it's not!), Jospino studio apartments are brand new, clean, comfortable and well-appointed. Apartments feature seating and dining area, kitchenette, bathroom with shower, flat-screen cable TV, and free WiFi.
Kitchenette is equiped with a stovetop, microwave, and an electric kettle. There are 6 apartments in total, ranging from 26 m2 to 55 m2, and they can accommodate 2 to 4 persons. Read more …
Zig Zag Apartments & Rooms
Zig Zag offers eleven apartments, and five rooms at various locations in downtown Zagreb. Apartments range from studio apartments for two to two-bedroom apartments for four persons. Apartments are modern and well-furnished. They all feature a seating and dining area, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom (studios don't have a separate bedroom).
Free WiFi is available in all apartments, as well as flat-screen TV and an air-conditioning. Kitchens are equipped with a fridge, stovetop, microwave, and an electric kettle. Some apartments also come with a dishwasher and an oven. Parking is available nearby for a daily fee of 10€. Read more …
Andrea Pisac is a fellow blogger, a writer and an anthropologist who lived in London for years. Andrea's one-bedroom apartment is located at the heart of town, right at the artsy British Square. Apartment comes with all the bells and whistles, but what makes it really unique is your host.
As Andrea explains on her website, she knows Zagreb's nook and crannies, but she also shows to her guests ordinary things from extraordinary perspective. ‘Nuff said, head over to Andrea's website.
Hostels (with private rooms too!)
Swanky Mint Hostel
Located at Ilica, half-way between Main and British Square, Swanky Mint Hostel is perhaps the best and the friendliest hostel in the town. Set in a former textile-dye factory, the hostel kept that industrial feel throughout the place with rough cement walls, and furniture made of recycled woods.
On arrival you get a voucher for a free shot of rakija (a local homemade brandy) to enjoy at Swanky Mint's bar, a place with the cheapest beer in town and a wonderful terrace. Swanky Mint also has a fully-equipped kitchen for guests to use.
Swanky Mint Hostels offer dorm rooms (4, 6, 8 and 11-bed dorms), single and double rooms, as well as fully-furnished apartments and studios. For a bed in a dorms expect to pay 90 to 160 kn depending on season and type of room. Private single room goes for 220 Kn in low season, and for 320 Kn in high season.
Double room is perfect for couples, and the price is 375 Kn in low season, and 500 Kn in high season. A studio apartment for four person costs 464 Kn in low season, and 620 Kn in high season. Breakfast isn't included in a price of room, but it's available and it costs mere 2.5 euros per person per day.
Chill Out Hostel
Centrally located next to the funicular, in a courtyard just off Tomićeva Street, Chillout hostel offers the best value for money, and the cheapest bed in the town. Hostel is modern and colorful featuring an onsite bar, restaurant, shared kitchen, and a choice of rooms: from 2, 4, 6 & 8 bed dorms to private rooms with en-suite bathrooms.
Staff is super friendly, energetic and eager to help. An international volunteering staff work here alongside locals. The price changes with the season and a room type; you pay the less for a bed in 8-bed dorm: 75 Kn in low season, or 130 Kn in high season. In low season a private room will set you back 350 Kn, while in high season the same room goes for 400 Kn.
Shappy Hostel has a superb location in a pedestrian area of the town, next to the Cvjetni Trg (Flower Square). The hostel is modern, clean and it provides an onsite bar, lounge area, pool table, and a free WiFi throughout the hostel. Staff is friendly, helpful and informative.
Shappy has various rooms to choose from, including 4-, 5-, and 6-bed dorm rooms with shared bathrooms, deluxe rooms, romantic room, and suite all with their own en-suite bathroom. Rooms are a bit small, but still very comfortable and spotlessly clean.
Main Square Hostel
Lovely new hostel in Zagreb, the Main Square Hostel (as it name suggests) is located right behind the Main Square, at the bottom of Tkalciceva Street. Spacious, modern, clean and comfortable, this hostel feels like a hotel but it comes for a fraction of the price. The designers played with a travel guide idea, so every room is named after Zagreb's landmarks, and decor is informative, and it speaks to you about the town. Really, really cool!
Common areas include a lounge with the brand new PlayStation and two large flat-screen TVs, laundry and ironing facilities and a 24-hour reception. Bars, clubs and restaurants are right outside of the hostel. The choice of rooms include a private double room with en-suite bathroom and a balcony, as well as 3-, 4-, 6- and 8-bed dorm rooms with shared bathrooms.
A bed in a 8-bed dorm room costs 13 € a night in low season, and 18 € a night in high season. A double room with en-suite bathroom costs 46 € a night in low season, and 55 € a night in high season.
Located in Vlaska Street, just few minutes walk from the Main Square, the Hostel 63 is a brand new, modernly designed hostel. Common areas include a fully-equipped kitchen, a lounge area, a nice garden with a terrace, laundry service, and a 24-hour front desk.
You can choose between double and quadruple rooms with private bathrooms, and a 4-bed dorm rooms with shared bathroom. Private double room costs 55 € a nigt, while a bed in a dorm rooms will set you back 17 € a night. Breakfast isn't included in a price, and it costs 4 € per person per day.
Where to stay in Zagreb: location on the map
We've located each of these properties on the map below, along with full contact details. Hope we helped you choose the best place to stay in Zagreb.
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If you plan to visit Zagreb, check our Zagreb Travel Guide, or head straight to our post covering top things to do in Zagreb. We are huge foodies, and Zagreb has a lot to offer in that regard. We've put together a post on the best places in Zagreb to have a cheap lunch, as well as the must-try Zagreb's restaurants.
A beer lovers can check our post on the best places for beer in Zagreb. If you are visiting Zagreb over Christmas time, find out why Tomićeva Street and Zrinjevac Park are the hot spots you shouldn't miss. And if you wonder what would be the best original, handmade souvenirs to bring back home, we've got you covered too.
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