Accommodation in Zagreb spans everything from hostels to luxury hotels. In recent years there has been an explosion of hostels in Zagreb that provide excellent value for money. Most are modern, well-designed, well-located and even offer doubles with en-suite facilities.
Unlike coastal resorts, prices in Zagreb accommodation stay the same all year round. You don't usually get much of a break coming off-season. In fact you could pay more in the spring or autumn if you come during one of Zagreb's major festivals or fairs such as the International Autumn Fair.
In the center of Zagreb
If you've come to see Zagreb sights, stay in the centre. You can visit museums and galleries, shop, dine and enjoy Zagreb nightlife without taking a tram or driving back to your room or apartment. As a rule you'll pay for the convenience. There's very little private accommodation in the centre of Zagreb and just a smattering of cheap and budget hotels. Hostels are numerous and at the other end of the scale, there are some wonderful four and five-star hotels in the heart of Zagreb's Lower Town.
Zagreb's bus station is just east of central Zagreb. It's a safe but not especially attractive neighbourhood and you'll need to take a short tram ride to get to the train station and town centre. More.
South of the Sava river, this newer part of Zagreb bears all the hallmarks of post-war construction and not in a good way. Although neither architecturally nor historically interesting, this part of Zagreb has a certain gritty charm. As most of Zagreb's population lives in these large apartment blocks, staying here is good for rubbing shoulders with the locals. Here is where most private accommodation is located. Also part of Novi Zagreb is the Zagreb Fairgrounds, which covers about 500,000 sq metres. The fairgrounds are linked to Zagreb's historical centre by tram #6,7 and 14. (see Zagreb tram map). As Zagreb's airport is south of the Sava, the few airport hotels are also in this neighbourhood (see a three-star airport hotel and a four-star airport hotel)
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