When to Go
Begovic Boarding House:
a Dubrovnik hostel
Croatian hotels run the gamut from one to five stars. Truly bad hotels are fortunately quite rare but it pays to know exactly what to expect. Read more.
You don't have to be a tycoon to find luxury hotels very, very addictive and, fortunately, in Croatia you don't have to be a tycoon to afford the very finest accommodation Croatia has to offer. The most luxurious hotels are clustered in Zagreb, Opatija and Dubrovnik which have more than their share of five-star pleasure palaces. Read more.
The Yugoslav era of package tourism left the Croatian coastline littered with vast, monotonous hotels that were structurally sound but booooorrrring. What to do? Use the ample indoor and outdoor areas for spas and wellness centres. Now, they're all the rage. Read more.
Many people choose to stay in private accommodation, especially along the Croatian coast. Staying in private accommodation is a uniquely Croatian experience and it provides excellent value for money. Much of the private accommodation in Croatia is really small inns and guesthouses although sometimes you'll be sharing the house, or even the apartment with the owner.
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A particularly economical alternative can be to rent an entire Croatian Villa. You can come and go as you please, shop and cook for yourself just like a local and still enjoy comfortable, modern accommodation. You might choose a villa with a pool or one that's within walking distance of the beach. Read more.
Nothing beats knowing that everything is already paid for. No sticker shock at the end of your holiday! Fortunately, Croatia has a liberal sprinkling of all-inclusive resorts on its coast and islands. Specially made for family vacations, there are good deals for kids and plenty of activities to keep the whole family busy at a good price. Read more.
There are relatively few youth hostels in Croatia but each year there are one or two more on the scene. They tend to be in or near the centre of town and are relatively well-maintained. Not a youth? No problem. Many private owners offer comfortable, clean, cheap housing. Read more.
The natural beauty of Croatia makes it a natural for camping and you'll have plenty of choices. Read more.
The standard of accommodation in Croatia is becoming quite high and generally offers good value for money. The days of Croatia being a "cheap holiday" are long over but canny travellers can still find good deals. Read more.
If Something Goes Wrong
Whether you stay in a hotel, hostel or private accommodation you should notify the local tourist office if you have a serious dispute. Croatia takes its reputation for tourism seriously and you may well get redress. And don't forget to notify me!That way, you can help other travellers.
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