8 best hostels in Split

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A true gem in the Adriatic Sea, Split is the largest city in Dalmatia and one of the most visited places in Croatia. Known for its historic sites, such as the ancient ruins of Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, royal buildings, churches, museums, bustling beaches and scrumptious food, Split is well worth a visit when touring Croatia.

If you are backpacking in Croatia and want to maximize your budget, Split offers a plethora of hostels to suit every traveler. Also, Bounce partners with hostels in Split for their luggage storage services. This way, you can store your bags in secure lockers for affordable prices and head to town hands-free. But if the hostel you pick is not our partner, don't worry. You can always choose from one of the many convenient Split luggage storage locations Bounce has across the city and drop off your bags there.

Below are the best hostels in Split for your budget trip.

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Hostel Dioklecijan

Perhaps you are on a romantic trip to Croatia, but you don't want to spend a fortune. Dioklecijan Hostel is the perfect accommodation for couples who get to take advantage of the hostel's private rooms and apartments. All rooms have air conditioning and satellite TV, and some have a kitchen to prep your breakfast.

Right next to the hostel is one of Split's best indoor marketplaces, where you can find everything you need for your stay, including souvenirs to take home.

What makes Hostel Dioklecijan unique?

Being centrally located right in the heart of the Old Town means you'll be close to tourist attractions, landmarks, cafes, markets and restaurants. This makes the Dioklecijan Hostel one of the best hostels in Split for tourists looking to enjoy all the top attractions. Guests also love the chill atmosphere ideal for a quiet night's sleep.

Hostel Dioklecijan pricing

Pricing at Dioklecijan hostel starts at $133.00 per night for a double bed private ensuite room or $388.00 for a deluxe 4-bed apartment ensuite. The hostel prices depend on many factors, and the biggest is the time of the year. If you want to travel to Split in high season, make sure to book your room well in advance.

Backpackers Fairytale

Just a stone's throw from Diocletian's Palace, you'll find one of the best cheap hostels in Split, ideal for backpackers and travelers on a tight budget. Though pretty basic, the hostel has everything you need for a pleasant stay in Split, from comfortable mattresses, plug sockets and USB ports that come with each bed to common areas where you can hang out and meet other travelers, all the while enjoying some of the best views of the city.

Mixed dorm rooms sleep between 2 and 10, but you can choose a double bed private room with a shared bathroom. Free wifi is available throughout the hostel as well as free parking, free luggage storage and laundry service on request. Though pretty small, the kitchen at the Backpackers Fairytale hostel is functional, and you can make your own meals here if you want to save money. But if you really must save, don't save on food, as Croatian cuisine is one of the best in the world.

What makes Backpackers Fairytale unique?

Some of the best things about staying in this cute hostel are the low prices and its great location. You can see the whole city from the balconies, including Split Port, the bell tower of St. Duje, and Sustipan Park.

Backpackers Fairytale pricing

If you are looking for a cheap hostel in Split, this is the right place. Pricing starts at $22.00 per night for a bed in a basic 10-bed mixed dorm, while a private room will cost you around $78.00, depending on the time of travel.

En Route Hostel

Located 5 minutes from Split city centre district and just a 10-minute walk from Bacvice Beach, En Route Hostel is one of the best hostels in Split for solo travelers and couples looking to stay in the center of everything. The hostel is right next to a bakery, a supermarket, and there is a restaurant and a cafe where you can taste delicious Croatian specialties. And if you are not driving, the bus station is just across the street.

En Route offers dorm rooms that sleep between 8 and 22 people. Each bed has a privacy curtain, a power socket, and a reading light. All of the rooms are equipped with air conditioning and lockers and there is free wifi across the entire hostel, making it ideal for digital nomads looking to spend more time in Split. Solo travelers looking to meet new people can take advantage of the large common area. There is a fully equipped kitchen too.

What makes En Route Hostel unique?

Besides its prime location, the hostel likes to arrange tours for its guests, including rock climbing, quad and bike tours, river kayaking and more. If you love the outdoors and want to explore Split to the maximum, this hostel is the place to be.

En Route Hostel pricing

As one of the cheapest hostels Split has to offer En Route charges around $36.00 for a bed in a standard 8-bed mixed dorm. Looking to spend even less? In that case, if you don't mind the crowded area, you can reserve a bed in a 22-mixed dorm room starting at $29.00 per night.

Fiesta Siesta Social Hostel

Fiesta Siesta Social Hostel is a newly renovated modern hostel housed within the walls of the ancient Diocletian Palace. Known for its unique evening events and fun activities, such as pub crawls and beach days, Fiesta Siesta offers the ultimate hostel experience in Split. Being located just above the famous Charlie's Backpackers bar makes it even more popular among travelers who enjoy a drink any time of the day.

The party hostel is on a busy street, so if you've come for peace and quiet, this is not the right place for you. If you want accommodation on a quieter street, check out its sister hostel, Booze and Snooze.

Fiesta Siesta offers dorm rooms that sleep between 2 and 8 people. Each level has toilets and showers, and all rooms are air-conditioned. The hostel doesn't have a kitchen, but it makes up for it with other facilities and amenities, including free wifi, a large common room, 24-hour security cameras and a great location, among others.

What makes Fiesta Siesta Social Hostel unique?

Like most Split hostels, the Fiesta Siesta offers comfortable, clean and cheap accommodation. But what makes this Split hostel stand out is its party vibe and special evening events.

Fiesta Siesta Social Hostel pricing

Considering Fiesta Siesta as your chosen accommodation? The average price for a basic 8-bed mixed dorm room is $44.00 per night.

Downtown Hostel

The newly opened Downtown Hostel in Split has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Featuring a common room with a TV, computers free to use, darts, and free wifi, Downtown Hostel is loved by many solo travelers, families and young couples.

Located within a few steps from Diocletian's Palace, the Ferry Port, and Split's train station, the contemporary hostel is ideal for any budget traveler looking for a new hostel in the city center with everything you need for a memorable stay.

You can pick from rooms that sleep between 4 and 8 people and a double bed private suite for even more privacy. The dorm rooms are spacious and modern, with beds equipped with private lockers and reading lights, and some have free linen and towels.

What makes Downtown Hostel unique?

The fact that the hostel is fairly new and offers affordable rooms in the city center is a good enough reason to make it stand out from the rest of the hostels in Split.

Downtown Hostel pricing

Pricing at Downtown Hostel starts at $33.00 for a bed in a deluxe 8-bed mixed dorm room. Despite being new, it's a popular choice.

Hostel Split Backpackers2

Hostel Split Backpackers2 is one of the best hostels in Split for cleanliness, friendly staff, and perfect location. Being located in an apartment building on the third floor without an elevator doesn't make it less popular. Though pretty basic, the Split Backpackers 2 doesn't lack in facilities and amenities necessary for a good stay.

At Backpackers2 you can pick from rooms that sleep between 4 and 8 people. Expect to find a small common room with a fully equipped kitchen that will help you save money on food. The beds are comfortable, each with a privacy curtain and a plug. Fast free wifi is available across the hostel and laundry service is on request.

What makes Hostel Split Backpackers2 unique?

Besides being close to the Old Town, Diocletian's Palace, and Bačvice Beach, the hostel partners with a restaurant nearby where guests can get a 10% discount on lunch and dinner.

Hostel Split Backpackers2 pricing

Pricing for Split hostels, including this one, depends on many factors and changes throughout the year. At Hostel Split Backpackers 2, prices start at $54.00 for a bunk bed in a standard 8-ned mixed dorm room.

Old Town Hostel Split

Set within the walls of the 1700-year-old Diocletian's palace, in the heart of Old Town, hence the name, this lovely hostel was founded in 2010 and has hosted thousands of travelers from all over the globe.

The Old Town hostel offers double rooms and dorm rooms that sleep between 4 and 8 people. All rooms are air-conditioned. Some of the facilities include free wifi, laundry, and a kitchen. Moreover, the friendly staff is there to help anytime you need travel-related information, help with transfers or take you out on tour to get to know the city.

What makes Old Town Hostel unique?

Some of the best qualities of the Old Town hostel are its friendly staff and excellent location. Much of Split's uniqueness is right at your doorstep.

Old Town Hostel pricing

Pricing at the Old Town hostel starts at $45.00 for basic 8 bunk beds mixed dorm room. If you are looking for a bit of privacy, you can check into one of their double rooms for $150.00 a night.

CroParadise Green Hostel

Like most warm and inviting hostels in Split, CroParadise Green too makes you feel at home. True to its name, the hostel is green in and out, making it impossible to miss walking on the street. Known as the best hostel in Split for solo travelers, the award-winning hostel in the heart of the city center, helps travelers connect in the fun common room or the on-site CroParadise cafe over free coffee and tea.

You can choose from private rooms that sleep two people and standard 5-bed apartments up to 5-bed mixed dorms to maximize your budget. The green hostel has won multiple awards and rightly so. Expect to find a flat-screen TV and iMac PC in each room, fast free wifi across the entire hostel, clean and air-conditioned rooms, and power sockets and reading lights with each bed. Moreover, the popular hostel offers airport shuttle transfers, walking tours, pub crawls, excursions and a lot more.

What makes CroParadise Green Hostel unique?

Out of the many qualities that make the CroParadise one of the most popular hostels in Split, free coffee, prime location, modern furnishings and excellent reviews are the ones that stand out the most.

CroParadise Green Hostel pricing

Pricing at this Split hostel starts at $39.00 a night for a bed in a standard 5-bed mixed dorm room or $89.00 a night for a twin or a double room. The price of a standard 5-bed apartment ensuite is around $210.00 per night.

The best hostels in Split for budget travelers

When looking for the best hostels to stay in while in Split, you should consider several things, such as the hostel location, whether the hostel has private rooms, whether there is there a kitchen, when are the quiet hours, etc. Most hostels in Split are fully equipped and have everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

As you plan your trip to Split, you should get to know the city better. We suggest you read our guides Best Time to Visit Split: The Ultimate Guide and 3 Days in Split: Everything You Should Know.

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