I long stopped traveling to Split by bus, and can't say if old ladies offering a room to travelers are still around Split's bus station. I've also never known what kind of room they were talking about. If you know what I mean. I've also never seen anybody taking that offer. But in short this was basically Split's accommodation offer until not so long ago.
But, since then, lots of brand new small B&B opened in Split's historical center. Many charming vacation rentals open all over the town, from Bačvice and Žnanj, to old town, Varoš, Gripe and Pujanke.
Tourists seem to be everywhere now (not that there's anything wrong with that). For me Split got better with tourists. And today, everybody seems to be on Booking.com, even the old ladies from the beginning of this story.
With this abundance of accommodation, it's not always easy to choose the right place to stay. Here are few hotels, B&Bs, hostels and vacation rentals that we recommend.
Contents For Where to stay in Split Croatia
- 1 Where to stay in Split: Hotels in Split
- 2 Where to stay in Split: vacation rentals in Split
- 3 Where to stay in Split: Hostels
- 4 Where to stay in Split: location on map and contacts
Where to stay in Split: Hotels in Split
1 | Palace Judita Heritage Hotel
Rated number one on Tripadvisor, Palace Judita Heritage Hotel is without a doubt one of the best addresses for your overnight in Split. Located at Pjaca, popular People's square in Split, just a block behind the Riva boardwalk, hotel Palace Judita is set in the palace Pavlovic dating back to 16th century. Elegantly decorated rooms are spacious and well-appointed with modern features. Staff is super friendly, and go above and beyond to meet guests' needs. Hotel features a wonderful courtyard. Buffet breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available and included in the price.
Prices start from 70€ per night for a double room with breakfast.
2 | Hotel Vestibul Palace
A part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, hotel Vestibul Palace is a 7-room historical hotel located at the heart of Split's old town. Hotel features a retairant, a bar and a wine cellar. WiFi is available throughout hotel and it's free of charge. Rooms have hardwood floor, partly exposed ancient stone walls and modern furniture. Standard rooms are a bit small (20 m2). Staff is outstanding and helpful. Hotel also offers 4-rooms in the Villa Dobricic annex. Breakfast is included in the price.
Prices start at 85€ per night for a double room with breakfast.
3 | Hotel Luxe
A stylish contemporary hotel, located just outside the old town's walls, hotel Luxe features a bar, small wellness and spa center, and a gym. Complimentary breakfast, WiFi and parking are available abd included in the price. Rooms are well-appointed, clean and comfy. Some rooms feature a wonderful views over the harbour and the sea.
Prices start at 76€ per night for a double room with breakfast.
4 | Hotel Split
Located in Podstrana, 10 km southeast of Split, hotel Split is a family-run 4-star property with a wonderful beachfront location, an outdoor pool at the rooftop terrace, gym, a restaurant, and massage rooms. Hotel features 40 rooms, all with sea views. All rooms, except Standard, are spacious and have a balcony.
Prices start at 96€ per night for a double room with breakfast.
5 | Radisson Blu Resort Split
While it lacks an old world charm, hotel Radisson Blu offers modern resort facilities and amenities in Split. Located at Trstenik, Split's residential neighbourghood, Radisson Blu Resort Split is just few meters from the sea, and 30 min walk from the old town. Hotel features indoor and outdoor pool, beach for hotel guests, spa and wellness center, a gym, three restaurants, and two bars. Radison Blu Resort Split offers 250 comfortable and spacious rooms and suites.
The prices start at 120€ per night for a double room with breakfast.
6 | Le Méridien Lav
The only 5-star resort located in the vicinity of Split, Le Méridien Lav is a seafront property with 381 rooms and 9 sea view suites. Hotel features large spa center with indoor pool, treatment rooms, saunas, and gym; an infinity outdoor pool, an 800-meter long beach, six restaurants, bars, shops, a marina with 60 berths, and a casino. Rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious. Look for sea-facing rooms, as they offer wonderful views. Each room has a balcony.
Prices start at 99€ per night for a double room with breakfast.
Where to stay in Split: vacation rentals in Split
1 | Divota Apartments
Divota apartments, located in Split's lovely Varos neighborhood, offers fully-equipped studios and rooms. Apartments are located at different addresses around Varos. All studios come with fully-equipped kitchenette, including a coffee maker, a dishwasher, and an oven. Studios also feature a seating area, flat-screen TV, WiFi, A/C, and an iPod docking station.
Prices start at 65€ per night for a two-person studio.
When we wrote a post on places to stay in Zagreb, the co-founder of Zig Zag apartments that we highly recommend for your stay in Zagreb, has reached to us and told us about his little place to stay in Split. Check it out!
Where to stay in Split: Hostels
1 | Booze ‘n' Snooze Hostel
The Booze ‘n' Snooze Hostel, located in the old town, is a party hostel with dorm rooms, a lovely outdoor terrace, friendly staff, organized themed parties and pub crawles. The hostel features 6- and 8-bed dorm rooms with en-suite bathrooms, free WiFi, bed linen and lockers.
Voted the top hostel in Europe for 3 last years, the Booze ‘n' Snooze is a perfect place for anybody looking to party, and not really caring about sharing a room with strangers.
The same owners run also Fiest & Siesta Hostel, as well as popular backpackers' bar Charlie's. Charlie's has the cheapest drinks in the town.
2 | Hostel Split Backpackers
Conveniently located on the main street, few minutes walk from the old town, bus and train station, and the beach, Split Backpackers Hostel offers air-conditioned private and dorm rooms with en-suite bathrooms, lockers, and free WiFi. Hostel features shared kitchen, computers to use, and a garden. Staff is super friendly, and happy to share their knowledge about this amazing city.
The same owners run another hostel – Backpackers 2 located just a throw away from Split's popular Bacvice beach.
Where to stay in Split: location on map and contacts
The best place to start if you plan to visit Split is our Split Travel Guide. We've also written post on top things to do in Split. Split has a great vibe, and the heart of the city is farmers' market – Pazar, and waterfront boardwalk – Riva. We've written about Pazar as well.
As someone who loves food, we are happy to let you know that Split is a foodie's heaven. Our favorite local eateries are Fife and Villa Spiza. If you would like to know more about restaurants in Split, we've got that covered too.
Being a second largest town in Croatia, Split has a pretty interesting nightlife. Head here to start exploring Split's bars, clubs and nightlife. And although Split's beaches are, well big city beaches and nothing to write home about, they are still a great place to refresh in the Adriatic on a hot summer days. Here you can read everything about best places to swim in Split.
If you have any additional questions regarding your upcoming visit to Split, please feel free to drop us a line at info(at)frankaboutcroatia.com. We are always happy to help.
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