Where to stay in Dubrovnik – What you need to know

Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, is located at the southern tip of Croatia, in the historical region of Dalmatia.

Where to stay in Dubrovnik - Best areas and hotels

Where to stay in Dubrovnik – Best areas and hotels

This beautiful city stands out for its medieval character and robust walls that tower up next to the impossible blue color of the Adriatic Sea.

Surrounded by spectacular islands and magnificent rocky beaches, Dubrovnik is a destination that offers culture, sun and sea at the same time.

In recent years, the city was catapulted to fame thanks to its role as the main stage in the hit series Game of Thrones, where it serves as a backdrop to the scenes taking place in King’s Landing , the capital of Westeros. Dubrovnik is a mandatory destination for all Game of Thrones fans.

With a very compact old town, getting around in Dubrovnik is not complicated on foot. For travel between the most peripheral neighborhoods, Dubrovnik has an efficient bus system. The islands and towns such as Cavtat are easily accessible by ferry or speedboat.

Despite being a tourist destination of the first order, Dubrovnik is rather sparse in hotels, and available accommodations are usually quite expensive. However, the offer of tourist apartments has expanded considerably in recent years, offering quality accommodation at reasonable rates.

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Best areas to stay in Dubrovnik

Best area: Old Town

Definitely the best area to stay in Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik’s Old Town is located within the famous city wall and stands out for its medieval character and beautiful cobblestone streets.

In addition to having countless places and attractions, Dubrovnik’s old town is popular for being the the main setting for TV show Game of Thrones, where it doubles as King’s Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.

On both sides of Stradum, the main street of this neighborhood, there are many souvenir shops as well as ice cream parlors, coffee shops and exclusive restaurants, many of which have terraces where you can enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the city.

At the end of Stradum, you can reach Luza Square, with its majestic Clock Tower and its bronze cats.

The harbor area houses exclusive eateries and seafood restaurants with magnificent views of the crystal blue water of the Adriatic.

Hotels in Dubrovnik’s Old Town tend to be on the expensive side, although there are some options for all tastes and budgets.

Undoubtedly, the Old Town is the best place to stay in Dubrovnik, offering a privileged position to go shopping, enjoy dinner on a terrace, a sunset or taste the exquisite Dalmatian cuisine.

Dónde dormir en Dubrovnik - Best location - Old Town

Dónde dormir en Dubrovnik – Best location – Old Town

Best areas to stay in Dubrovnik - Old Town

Best areas to stay in Dubrovnik – Old Town

Dubrovnik - Old Town - Click to see all hotels on a map

Dubrovnik – Old Town – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay here:

  • Dubrovnik city centre
  • Best area for tourists
  • Close to all attractions
  • Very well connected
  • Dubrovnik walls
  • Game of Thrones settings
  • Nightlife

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Celenga Apartments is an 8 minute walk to the beach. Located in the historic center of Dubrovnik, Celenga Apartments offers modern studios and apartments with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. – from €89.

  • Budget Option

    Apartments & Studios Scalini has 2 locations in the historic center of Dubrovnik, within walking distance of the famous Stradun promenade. It offers studios with free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. – from €45.

  • Midrange Option

    Old Town Finest is located in the historic old town of Dubrovnik, surrounded by the ramparts. Some of its apartments are just 80 meters from the famous Stradun promenade. – from €67 .

 

 

 

Ploce

Ploce is one of the best areas to stay in Dubrovnik, it is a coastal neighbourhood located very close to the old town of Dubrovnik.

In Ploce, most hotels by the sea have a private beach and are located near the public beach of Banje.

Hotels in this area usually have private shuttles to the city centre, but there are also public buses that make the trip for a fraction of the cost.

Ploce is a perfect place to enjoy a panoramic view of the city.

The beautiful neighborhood of Ploce, hosts a wide range of establishments with a fairly privileged location compared to other neighborhoods in the city.

In Ploce there are also many attractions, such as the Croatian Museum of Modern Art and the Revelin Fortress, from which a funicular service used to take off, leading to Mount Sergio, where the Imperial Fortress is located. The Imperial Fortress was created by Napoleon in 1808, and offers an incredible view of the city.

Best area to stay in Dubrovnik - Ploce

Best area to stay in Dubrovnik – Ploce

Dubrovnik - Ploce - Click to see all hotels on a map

Dubrovnik – Ploce – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay here:

  • Fairly central
  • Great views over Dubrovnik
  • Access to the beaches
  • Budget accommodation

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Apartments Dubrovnik Center is located in the old part of Dubrovnik, called Ploce, just 50 meters from the beautiful sandy beach of Banje. It offers free WiFi. There are other beaches 200 yards away. – from €53.

  • Budget Option

    Kiki Apartments is located just 200 meters from the famous Banje Beach and a 10-minute walk from the historic center of Dubrovnik. It has air conditioning and a furnished balcony with views of the Adriatic Sea. It also offers free WiFi. – from €42.

  • Luxury Option

    Excelsior Hotel Dubrovnik, a 5 star property, occupies a monumental building facing the sea, just 5 minutes walk from the historic center of Dubrovnik. It offers a luxury spa, private beach and 4 restaurants. – from €138 .

 

 

 

Lapad

Lapad is located west of the historic centre of Dubrovnik.

Lapad stands out for the beauty of its Gothic buildings and because it has a wide range of hotels and an exceptional location on the coast, at the foot of Mount Petka.

In this neighborhood you can also find some of the best coastal beaches of Dubrovnik, where you can see unparalleled landscapes, and the most emblematic buildings, such as the Church of the Virgin of Mercy, the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Modern History of Croatia.

Right in this neighborhood you can find the vast majority of hotels in Dubrovnik, and some of the lowest rates, this area is a great option for accommodation in Dubrovnik, especially for those who visit it for the first time.

Best areas to stay in Dubrovnik - Lapad

Best areas to stay in Dubrovnik – Lapad

Dubrovnik - Lapad - Click to see all hotels on a map

Dubrovnik – Lapad – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay here:

  • Relatively central
  • Access to the beaches
  • Budget accommodation

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Apartments Mandic features free WiFi and a terrace, it is located in Dubrovnik, 1.9 km from Pile Gate of the Old Town. – from €36.

 

 

 

Babin Kuk

Babin Kuk is located in the northern part of the Dubrovnik peninsula, well into the Adriatic Sea.

In this area, you can enjoy the beach during your holidays in Dubrovnik.

In addition, the old town is fairly close to the Old Town (2.5 miles).

The number one attraction in Babin Kuk neighborhood is the sea, with its bright blue color, punctuated by turquoise tones.

Babin Kuk is one of the greenest areas of Dubrovnik, with trails and paths going through hilly pine-tree planted areas.

Babin Kuk is home to Copacabana Beach, the largest public beach in the city.

In short, Babik Kuk, is one of the best areas to stay in Dubrovnik if you are looking for beach and a quiet and relaxed neighborhood.

Where to stay in - Babin Kuk

Where to stay in – Babin Kuk

Dubrovnik - Babin Kuk - Click to see all hotels on a map

Dubrovnik – Babin Kuk – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay here:

  • Quiet area
  • Copacabana Beach
  • All types of accommodation

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Dubrovnik Luxury Residence – L’Orangerie is just steps away from a pebble beach in Dubrovnik and offers air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi. There is a terrace in all rooms. The property is 3.5 km from the historic center of Dubrovnik. – from €68.

 

 

 

Cavtat

Technically, Cavtat is not a district of Dubrovnik, but a coastal town located about 20 kilometers from the city centre.

The reason why we included Cavtat on this list is due to its charm and ease of transport with Dubrovnik, since the Old Town can be reached easily via frequent water taxi.

Cavtat, founded by the Greeks and colonized by the Romans, is a small city full of history, and although it is a tourist village, it is quiet and peaceful.

Cavtat is full of small coves, beaches and hotels, many of them 4 or 5 stars.

This locality is also very close to Dubrovnik International Airport, so it is also a convenient location if you plan to travel by plane.

Stay near Dubrovnik - Cavtat

Stay near Dubrovnik – Cavtat

Dubrovnik - Cavtat - Click to see all hotels on a map

Dubrovnik – Cavtat – Click to see all hotels on a map

Why stay here:

  • Very quiet area
  • Charming town
  • Exclusive accommodation
  • Close to the airport
  • Well-connected

Hand-picked hotels in this area

  • Our Top Pick

    Apartments Red Coral Cavtat, recently decorated and fully equipped, offers spacious and bright apartments, with kitchen and stunning views of the Adriatic and the historic center of Cavtat. – from €45.

 

 

 

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About the Author

My name is Luis Cicerone. When I was little, I would walk around the house with an atlas in my hand. My rainy Sundays were spent memorising maps and capitals. At fifteen I did my first solo trip and since then I travel whenever I can. I work in travel marketing. I love photography, movies and cat videos.

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