Sitting at the crossroads of Eastern and Western Europe along the Adriatic, this beautiful city is known for its historic Roman architecture and unrivaled access to beautiful islands. If you’re planning to stay in Split, Croatia, it’s likely you’ll need somewhere to stay. The city has been overrun with Airbnbs, and the prices can climb to outrageous prices during the summer. In fact, some hotels might actually be cheaper.
We’ve rounded up our favorite hotels in town in case you’re looking for clean sheets, daily cleaning and cheerful staff, rather than lugging your suitcase up four flights of stairs to a tiny, windowless bedroom in someone else’s house.
Located on the western side of the Riva Promenade, this no-frills hostel is the best spot if you’re looking for an affordable place to stay close to The Old Town. It’s only minutes away from all the hotspots of Diocletian’s Palace overlooking the Adriatic Sea. It’s also at the foot of Marjan Hill – an excellent location to see the sunrise or sunset.
Marvie is a newer, modern hotel, located on the hill by the Klinicki Bolnicki Centar Split Hospital. It boasts a rooftop pool with panoramic views, and it’s only steps away from the beach. They also feature a spa and fitness center, with steam baths, Turkish baths, and hydrotherapy treatments. Can’t be bothered doing your laundry? They have laundry services available on-site for an additional charge.
Riva Apartments is hands-down, the best place to stay in Split – but it comes at a price. Choose from three, one-bedroom apartments with sea views overlookig Riva Promenade. During peak season, prices per night can range up to €295. They feature fully equipped kitchens and everything you need to feel at home. You’ll feel like royalty breakfasting on the terrace in the morning as you watch the boats sail into the harbor.
Prima Luxury Rooms is located behind Diocletian’s Palace with beautiful modern rooms. The cozy restaurant downstairs serves up a delicious breakfast to fuel up before your big day of sightseeing. Free Wi-Fi and desks in each room also make this a great hotel if you’re traveling on business.
Rooms Gold guest house is one of the most popular hotels in the city center. Everything, from restaurants to shops to cafes, is only steps away. There are coffee and tea makers in each room, and an airport shuttle makes it easy to catch a ride (Uber usually costs around $40 per trip).
Design Hostel Goli & Bosi is a minimalistic designed hostel outfitted in a refurbished 19th-century warehouse. It’s located in the Old Town and close to everything you’d want to see. Choose between shared (dormitory style) or private rooms. Linens, blankets and towels are included. The on-site bar is the perfect spot to grab a quick drink before heading out for dinner in the Palace.
If you’re looking to get away from it all, try out the Hotel Fanat. It’s about a 45-minute walk from downtown Split and offers a quieter environment overlooking the Brac and Solta islands. The hotel is right across from the beach and boasts an epic sunset view. The on-site restaurant is surprisingly tasty and affordable, with a breakfast buffet each morning and outdoor terrace seating.