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The 11 Coolest Hostels in Split

Split is one of those Croatian destinations that’s got some awesome history mixed up with the bustling modern-day. A fascinating place to discover with Roman ruins and Game of Thrones filming locations, it’s equal parts vibrant and stunning.

To get the best out of Split and its marvels, the best thing for it is to book yourself into a hostel. Keeping to a budget means more money trying out all the Croatian bars and restaurants in town!

It’s not easy picking a hostel though because there are loads. So we’ve made this list of the best hostels in Split to help you out. We even made sure to include stuff that’ll help different budgets and travel styles, too.

What are you waiting for? Let’s see what’s on offer…

At a Glance: The best hostels in

#1 – Grand Gallery LerO – Best Overall Hostel in Split 
#2 – Beach Hostel – Best Hostel for Solo Travelers in Split
#3 – Split Hostel Fiesta Siesta – Best Party Hostel in Split  
#4 – Hostell Nickolla – Best Hostel in Split for Couples  
#5 – Ciri Biri Bela Boutique Hostel – Best Hostel near Diocletian’s Palace, Split  
#6 – Hostel Split Backpackers 2 – Best Hostel near Split Ferry Terminal  
#7 – Apinelo Hostel – Best Hostel near Split Train Station  
#8 – Giovanna Guesthouse – Best Hostel near Split Airport  
#9 – Design Hostel Goli & Bosi – Best Hostel in Split for Digital Nomads 
#10 – Hostel Dioklecijan – Best Hostel with a private room in Split 
#11 – Backpackers Fairytale –Best Budget Hostel with in Split  

Best Overall Hostel in Split

Why CroParadise Green Hostel is one of the coolest hostels in Split

  • Cheapest Bed? $12 a night for a bunk in a 15bed mixed dorm
  • Want some space? $35 for a twin private room with an en suite bathroom

A top all-rounder of a hostel, this place is THE most popular hostel in Split. It’s won numerous awards, for starters. 

Location-wise, it’s just steps (50 metres) from Diocletian’s Palace. There’s a great atmosphere here, too. Basically we’re saying this is THE very best hostel in Split.

Pros of CroParadise Green Hostel

  • Bring your own drinks (and food)
  • Rooftop terrace
  • AMAZING location
  • Air conditioning (helpful)
  • Award-winning

Cons of CroParadise Green Hostel

  • There's no breakfast included
  • No events organised
  • You can't check out late
  • Can be a bit too busy
  • Not the easiest place to meet people

Should you book at CroParadise Green Hostel?

CroParadise Green Hostel is the place for you if you’re thinking of staying in one of the most central locations. One of the coolest things is the fact there’s an iMac in every room (what!). It’s good if you’re travelling as a group and feel like saving a bit of your precious money.

Best Hostel for Solo Travelers in Split

Why Beach Hostel is one of the coolest hostels in Split

  • Cheapest Bed? $11 a night for a bunk in a 6 bed mixed dorm (shared bathroom)
  • Want some space? $30 for a twin private room with a shared bathroom

Perfect for chilling and enjoying your time in Split, this is easily the best hostel in Split for solo travellers. 

Located in Bacvice, Beach Hostel is – as you might have been able to tell from the name – is just a few minutes’ walk from Bacvice Beach. 

Days here are about lounging around in the cafe and swimming.

Pros of Beach Hostel

  • Right near the beach
  • Amazing nightlife on the doorstep
  • Very chill on-site cafe
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Awesome atmosphere

Cons of Beach Hostel

  • Bit far away from the main sights
  • Not the sleekest looking place
  • No air conditioning
  • Small bathrooms
  • No free breakfast on offer

Should you book at Beach Hostel?

It’s a chill, friendly and sociable atmosphere – the sort of place where you can enjoy beers and wine on the balcony with fellow travellers. So if that sounds like your scene, you should consider booking a room at this place. The nightlife in the area, we think, seals the deal!

Best Party Hostel in Split

Why Split Hostel Fiesta Siesta is one of the coolest hostels in Split

  • Cheapest Bed? $12 a night for a bunk in an 8 bed mixed dorm
  • Want some space? No option for private rooms ($15 for a 4 bed mixed term)

Apart from its awesome name, Split Hostel Fiesta Siesta has an amazing good time atmosphere that we can’t help but love.

As they say: “We serve good vibes on tap” – that says it all. It’s a place for fun-seekers to drink and dance the night away, making it easily the best party hostel in Split.

Pros of Split Hostel Fiesta Siesta

  • Set above a buzzing bar
  • Nightly activities
  • Chill and fun beach days
  • Great location
  • No curfew

Cons of Split Hostel Fiesta Siesta

  • Not very clean
  • Not very well organised
  • No free breakfast
  • Can't check out late (not nice hungover)
  • Rooms feel a bit crammed in

Should you book at Split Hostel Fiesta Siesta?

With free night time adventures keeping you coming back for more, you should book this Split backpackers hostel if you’re looking to party. The location, above backpacker-friendly Charlie’s Bar, should keep you more than entertained; whilst your hosts will show you to all the best nightspots in town.

Best Hostel in Split for Couples

Why Hostell Nickolla is one of the coolest hostels in Split

  • Cheapest Bed? $45 for a twin private room with an en suite bathroom (no dorms)
  • Want some space? $78 for a 4 bed private room with your own bathroom

There’s a lot of Mediterranean charm going on at this top hostel in Split. The courtyard here is particularly beautiful; a great spot to sit and relax after a day of exploring the city. 

Everything here from the historic exterior to the nicely done interiors make this a gorgeous place to stay.

Pros of Hostell Nickolla

  • Super charming place to stay
  • Great location
  • Chill outdoor terrace
  • Self catering facilities
  • Airport shuttle available

Cons of Hostell Nickolla

  • No dorms on offer
  • No events
  • No bar
  • Can be loud (that's what you get for a central location!)
  • No free breakfast

Should you book at Hostell Nickolla?

If you’re on the hunt for a place for you and your partner to stay in this lovely city, then we would say look no further than this place: it’s easily the best hostel in Split for couples. Not only is the setting very charming, but the owner is super helpful and the location is top-notch for exploring the city.

Best Hostel near Diocletian's Palace, Split

Why Ciri Biri Bela Boutique Hostel is one of the coolest hostels in Split

  • Cheapest Bed? $24 a night for a bunk in an 8 bed mixed dorm
  • Want some space? No private rooms on offer

This super cute hostel in Split has got a lot of things going for it. The dorms here open out onto a shared terrace, the design is stylish (with wood floors, whitewashed walls and well thought out details), whilst downstairs there’s even a cafe/restaurant to sate your hunger.

Pros of Ciri Biri Bela
Boutique Hostel

  • Clean and stylish
  • Awesome location
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Cooking classes
  • Cafe/bar/restaurant

Cons of Ciri Biri Bela
Boutique Hostel

  • Rooms can get hot
  • As well too bright and noisy
  • No free breakfast
  • Not very social
  • No private rooms

Should you book at Ciri Biri Bela Boutique Hostel?

Stay here if you want to stay really close to the top sight in Split: Ciri Biri Bela Boutique Hostel is easily the best hostel near Diocletian’s Palace. It’s just a 5 minute walk away. If you feel like learning some more about Croatian food, then get involved in the cooking classes here!

Best Hostel near Split Ferry Terminal

Why Hostel Split Backpackers 2 is one of the coolest hostels in Split

  • Cheapest Bed? $14 a night for a bunk in an 8 bed mixed dorm
  • Want some space? No private rooms here, guys

We love the amazing views of the surrounding mountains from Hostel Split Backpackers 2. These are best taken in, obviously, with a fresh cup of hot coffee – which you can rustle up in the communal kitchen. 

It’s small, got friendly staff, and has a nice location not too IN the madness (but in walking distance).

Pros of Hostel Split Backpackers 2

  • Great location
  • Outdoor terrace to chill on
  • Shared kitchen (keeps costs low)
  • Laundry facilities
  • You can arrange tours here

Cons of Hostel Split Backpackers 2

  • No private rooms
  • Lacking in atmosphere
  • Small dorms
  • No bar
  • No free breakfast

Should you book at Hostel Split Backpackers 2?

Staying here means you’ll be within 200 metres of catching a boat to elsewhere, but also close to the beach. It’s our top choice for the best hostel near Split Ferry Terminal, but it’s not just about convenience: you’ll find some great locals eateries just on the doorstep of this place, too.

Best Hostel near Split Train Station

Why Apinelo Hostel is one of the coolest hostels in Split

  • Cheapest Bed? $33 for a standard double private room with en suite bathroom (no dorms)
  • Want some space? $45 for a deluxe 3 bed apartment

This Split backpackers hostel has an amazing location. It’s far enough away from all the hustle and bustle of the centre of the city so you can get a good night’s sleep, and it’s also near the train station, which is great for exploring the surrounding area. 

Everything’s also very clean and comfy.

Pros of Apinelo Hostel

  • Clean rooms
  • Modern bathrooms
  • Convenient location
  • Kitchenettes
  • Good value for money

Cons of Apinelo Hostel

  • No dorms
  • No communal area
  • No events
  • No bar
  • No breakfast (like, at all)

Should you book at Apinelo Hostel?

If you’re looking for a top hostel near Split train station, look no further: Apinelo Hostel is a great option. Whilst there’s no dorms at this place, it still works out as very affordable budget accommodation for backpackers in Split. The renovated building, kitchens and modern bathrooms of these apartments make it good value for money.

Best Hostel near Split Airport

Giovanna Guesthouse is one of the coolest hostels in Split

  • Cheapest Bed? $14 for a single private room with shared bathroom (no dorms)
  • Want some space? $20 for a standard twin private room with shared bathroom

It may not be in the middle of what constitutes central Split, but staying at this family-run backpackers accommodation in Split will provide a MUCH more local atmosphere and experience for your trip away.

The facilities may be a little basic, but they’re clean and tidy enough for a one or two night’s stay.

Pros of Giovanna Guesthouse

  • Close to the beach
  • Easy to get to the airport
  • Sea views
  • Friendly owners
  • Meals available on site

Cons of Giovanna Guesthouse

  • Pretty basic
  • Far from actual Split
  • Not much atmosphere
  • No dorms
  • No free breakfast

Should you book at Giovanna Guesthouse?

Looking for the best hostel near Split Airport? This is definitely it. Besides being well located for the airport, you can even walk to the beach and to shops and has great sea views. The friendly owner and her daughter make this place much more than a convenient place to rest your head.

Best Hostel in Split for Digital Nomads

Why Design Hostel Goli & Bosi is one of the coolest hostels in Split

  • Cheapest Bed? $18 a night for a bunk in an 8 bed mixed dorm
  • Want some space? $37 for a single private room with an en suite bathroom

Clean, contemporary and shiny, this little gem of a hostel in Split is all about its modern facilities and cool places to hang out. 

Because of all that we’re saying it’s the best hostel in Split for digital nomads. Sort of like a mix between a capsule hotel and a hostel, it’s definitely a winner.

Pros of Design Hostel Goli & Bosi

  • Cool old building
  • Contemporary design
  • Pod style beds
  • On site bar and restaurant
  • Outdoor terrace

Cons of Design Hostel Goli & Bosi

  • Not very sociable
  • Top bunks can be awkward
  • No drinks deals
  • Breakfast not included
  • No activities going on

Should you book at Design Hostel Goli & Bosi?

If you’re a digital nomad or remote worker, you’re in luck: this place is for you. Not only does it have some decent facilities and amenities, and that’s got some nice peace and quiet to get work done, it’s a good option. This cool hostel in Split is also set in a great location to explore the town.

Best Hostel with a private room in Split

Why Hostel Dioklecijan is one of the coolest hostels in Split

  • Cheapest Bed? $50 for a twin private room with a shared bathroom
  • Want some space? $220 for a 5 bed apartment with an en suite bathroom

When it comes to some truly spacious private rooms, Hostel Dioklecijan has some great choices on offer. But it isn’t JUST its room choices that make it the best hostel in Split with a private room. 

The location is also awesome, with a whole selection of restaurants and cafes – as well as the old town – right on the doorstep.

Pros of Hostel Dioklecijan

  • Top location
  • Loads of different rooms to choose from
  • Air conditioning
  • Luggage storage available
  • Close to some good eateries and bars

Cons of Hostel Dioklecijan

  • No dorms
  • No communal areas
  • No breakfast offered (at all)
  • Can be a bit noisy thanks to that location...
  • Reception isn't always staffed

Should you book at Hostel Dioklecijan?

If you’re looking for a bit of privacy and you want to stay somewhere that’s a little more hotel-like than a hostel, then you should stay here. There may not be any dorms, but this budget backpackers accommodation in Split has plenty of options, even 5-bed options (great if you’re travelling with friends).

Best Budget Hostel in Split

Why Backpackers Fairytale is one of the coolest hostels in Split

  • Cheapest Bed? $14 a night for a bunk in an 8 bed mixed dorm (shared bathroom)
  • Want some space? No option for a private room

This cute hostel in Split has some nice little touches, like its record player and the views of the city from the windows, but it’s not a fancy place to stay. Definitely not. 

What it is is cosy, fun, and it’s also got a pretty good location, right near Diocletian’s Palace and a load of bars and restaurants.

Pros of Backpackers Fairytale

  • Locally run
  • Very nice views
  • Much cheaper than other places
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony

Cons of Backpackers Fairytale

  • Up a LOT of stairs
  • Definitely not a "classic" hostel layout...
  • No on-site bar
  • No social events
  • No breakfast of any kind

Should you book at Backpackers Fairytale?

Absolutely – especially if you’re looking for the best budget hostel in Split. This place is good value for money, but don’t expect anything too lavish. As long as you’re not expecting the Ritz, it’s clean, safe, and is locally run. Pretty much a good deal for what you pay, we’d say.

Conclusion

Those were the best hostels in Split. There are so many places to stay and most of them pretty near all the action (and history) of the centre of town. What’s not to like?

You’ll find a lot of variety on our list, from cool, more mature places, to party hostels that might suit you a little more. We even included some apartments for backpackers on a budget who don’t feel like staying at a hostel.

To make life easy, we would say book a room at the top hostel in Split: CroParadise Green Hostel. It’s a killer combo of location, vibes, staff and amenities that is bound to suit anyone. Perfect for a budget vacay in Split!

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