In Dubrovnikprivate apartments provide the best value for your accommodation
budget. There's an enormous quantity of lodging from which to choose
and prices, though rising in recent years, are still somewhat cheaper
than staying in a hotel with the same comforts. Demand for accommodation rises in summer of course but so
does the supply as many Dubrovnik residents double up with relatives
or friends in order to rent out their apartment. Most lodging is in
or the Old Town; each has their
own benefits (see more on
where to stay in Dubrovnik). At the height of the season, you'll get a better deal if you stay at least three nights though. For a one-night stay it may make more sense to stay in a hotel.
Note that in Dubrovnik Old Town elevators are forbidden because of its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Buildings achieve a maximum height of three floors and, in some parts of town, there are one or two flights of stairs to get to the entrance to the building. (See getting around Dubrovnik on foot) Those with walking difficulties should think about staying in Lapad or Babin Kuk where the buildings are lower and the hotels have elevators.
Private accommodation in Dubrovnik offers a more
personal experience. If you rent a room, you may
be sharing the house with the owner which provides a great opportunity
to mix with the local culture.
Apartments can offer luxury and privacy at a better price than hotels. Apartment rentals are no longer for amateurs. The business has attracted hospitality professionals who use top-flight designers and offer the very latest in amenities.
Renting an apartment can
be an economical choice for groups and families as the cost is usually
much lower than renting a few hotel rooms. You can also save
money on food since apartments will include a kitchen,
cutlery, dishes,and a few pots and pans. Apartments also
include satellite TV, helpful for relaxing after a long day of
sightseeing. Free Wifi is standard.
BUT!! (There's always a but) in most cases you cannot pay with credit cards.
How to Find Private Accommodation
Private accommodation can be found
when you arrive in Dubrovnik but it's better to reserve in
advance, especially if you come in the summer when every place
You may be met at the bus station or harbour with offers of accommodation (although this is becoming less common). Be very careful about committing
yourself until you get an exact idea of the location and the price.
Some unscrupulous owners will take you to accommodation in
the middle of nowhere leaving you with the option of either renting
it or finding your own way back to town. Because
Dubrovnik is bordered by steep hills, it means nothing if someone
tells you your lodging is 500m from the Old Town. So what? It could
be a very steep climb, particularly in Gruz or Ploce. (See more on getting around Dubrovnik on foot.)
Best Private Accommodation in Dubrovnik
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