Monday, April 1, 2013

10 Best Hostels in Split under 15€

Finally! :D This is a post I wanted to write days ago. 10 best hostels under 15€ in Split according to reviews/comments and ratings on various websites, forums etc. I hope you'll like it and find best hostel for yourself.

Note: Prices may vary from time to time, of course that prices in the middle of season (July-August) will be higher than the prices in October. These are prices for May, but you can check the link in the next lines and enter your own date. Hostels are sorted according to best rates. 

C'mon! :)

1. Tchaikovsky Hostel


The Tchaikovsky Hostel is a new and fully renovated hostel in town center of Split. This Boutique Hostel with 20 beds offers a pleasant atmosphere in a comfortable surrounding with friendly staff and reasonable room rates.
It is a warm and friendly boutique hostel that welcomes travelers from all over the world, located downtown just a few meters from the City Theater and the famous Diocletian palace. Everything that Split offers is right under your nose: restaurants, bars, shops, sights, galleries and much more.

Address: Petra Iliča Čajkovskog 4, (Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Street No. 4), Split, Croatia

Price: 12.46 €/day

Rating: 96% (based on 38 reviews)



2. Split Hostel booze & snooze


The hostel is within 1 minutes walking distance of the most famous sites and attractions in Split, which include breath taking cultural and architectural sites, beaches, bars, and cafes. Most importantly the Adriatic coast is at your doorstep. Split hostel assures backpackers, students and tourists an enjoyable, fun and relaxed stay. Free tea & coffee, cook top,pots & pans,basic kitchen facilities.Winter cozy common room full of books, dvds and games.

Address: Narodni Trg 8, Split, Croatia

Price: 13 €/day

Rating: 95% (based on 6 reviews)



3. Hostell Nikolla


Lovely Hostel in the center of town, in the old part called Varo, just 10 min. Walk from the Raillway, Bus and Ferry station.We are situated only 500m from the beach. Nice Mediterranean ambient, with lovely staff. 

Newly renovated and expand hostel Nikolla offers you a lot more than other ordinary hostels. If you are staying more than 3 days we offer you a free city card, it will allow you free entrance to all the city museums... (you have to REQUIRE that from us same day when you arrive).

Address: Kovačića 6, Split, Croatia

Price: 11.08 €/day

Rating: 94% (based on 5 reviews)



4. Djanovic Apartment


Djanovic offers an apartment in Split for up to 4 people and 3 comfortable private rooms. Djanovic is located in a well serviced neighbourhood nearby to a variety of shops, pubs, restaurants. Wander about and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of small Mediterranean streets, discover the monuments, museums and beaches which are all within a short stroll of our accommodation.

Address: Dominisova 9, Split, Croatia

Price: 14 €/day

Rating: 94% (based on 5 reviews)




5. Split Guesthouse & Hostel


After elected as top rated place in Split in 2011, 2012 was even better. 95% ranking was incredible and it was all thanks to you guys. p.s. probably free votka parties has something to do with it but psssst !!!!
So, we need to live up to your expetacions and our reputation. Be sure that we will give our best to do it. Summer in Split will be a blast, so if you are coming don't hesitate to reserve a seat hahaha i mean bed at my place. 

Address: Lovretska 1, Split, Croatia

Price: 9-11 €/day

Rating: 93% (based on 22 reviews)




6. Apinelo Hostel


Apinelo Hostel is a new hostel located in the town centre close to all major things you might need. All our facilities have been recently renovated. We offer free wi-fi and computers with broadband internet access.

Apinelo Hostel features a private twin bedroom with a shared bathroom, a five bed mixed dorm and a six bed mixed dorm. Our rooms have comfortable wooden beds each with its own outlets, a reading light and a huge locker.

Address: Petrova 42, Split, Croatia

Price: 12-15 €/day

Rating: 93% (based on 27 reviews)




7. CroParadise Blue Hostel


CroParadise Blue Hostel is latest and one of the most advanced hostel in CroParadise Hostel Group.

Blue Hostel is situated in city dead center within a few minutes walking distance to all major attractions like ancient Diocletian's Palace and about 3-4 minutes from bus station, train station & ferry port. 

All our dorms and private rooms features a brand new incredible set of services and facilities like air conditioners, huge closets big enough to fit big backpack inside, computers with broadband internet access, free wireless internet, big LCD screens with endless movies on demand free for all our guests 

Address: Riječka 3, Split, Croatia

Price: 13-14 €/day

Rating: 92% (based on 27 reviews)




8. CroParadise Green Hostel


Private double, triple, 4 and 5 beds ensuites and also our private rooms with shared bathrooms are situated 2-3 minutes walk from main hostel building in quiet and peaceful and still very central part of town (3-4 minutes walk from palace) with plenty greenery around. Many of our ensuites are basically apartments equipped with air conditioners and private kitchens. Most of apartments have TV set's (2000 satellite international programs), PC's with broadband internet access (FREE OF CHARGE) and free wireless internet for your personal notebooks.
We are located next to (50 meters) the ancient Diocletian's Palace and about 3 minutes walking distance from bus station, train station & ferry port. Our goal is to offer to backpackers the best possible accommodation for affordable prices.

Address: Čulića Dvori 31, Split, Croatia

Price: 12.46 €/day

Rating: 92% (based on 5 reviews)




9. Hostel Split Backpackers


Welcome to our NEWLY opened Hostel Split Backpackers, located in the Backpackers Paradise- in the Center –100 m from Ferry port, Main Train/Main Bus station and town´s beach!
For our youngsters , world travellers & backpackers we provide three spacious mixed dorms for eight and accomodation in two separate suites if you desire for little more privacy.

Split is an eclectic mix of nature, culture, dining, entertainment and night life and it will all be at the palm of your hand when staying with us. You will be in a walking distance to all the Split attractions. Run by young locals, we will be able & happy to guide you to any amenities you wish to experience while in Split.

Address: Kralja Zvonimira 17, Split, Croatia

Price: 13 €/day

Rating: 92% (based on 7 reviwes)



10. Sweat & Cheap


Sweet & Cheap is a brand new guesthouse on the first floor of historical villa which is located in the very heart of city centre of Split. 

Sweet & Cheap offers three separated rooms all equipped with air-condition and WiFi which is free for use. In each bedroom there are two single and one double bad. It is possible to book entire bedroom or just a bed, depending on Your needs and preferences. Our bedrooms are daily cleaned.

There are two full bathrooms, one for the Gentlemen and one for the Ladies, also daily cleaned.

Address: Kneza Višeslava, Split, Croatia

Price: 15 €/day

Rating: 91% (based on 9 reviews)



Sunday, March 24, 2013

Prices in Split

I made a little list of prices in Split. Although this list may not be 100% correct, because prices may vary from time to time, I think that you can count on this list while you are not only in Split, but also in other Croatian cities (prices are pretty much the same). So enjoy, and have a nice time .. ;) 

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant60,45 kn8,06
Meal for 2,Mid-range Rest.,Three-cours.216,70 kn28,89
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar31,50 kn4,2
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)15 kn2
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)17 kn2,27
Cappuccino (regular)10 kn1,33
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)12 kn1,6
Water (0.33 liter bottle)9 kn1,2
Water (0.2 liter bottle)7,50 kn1

Milk (regular), 1 liter6 kn0,8
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)5 kn0,67
Rice (1kg)12 kn1,6
Eggs (12)15 kn2
Local Cheese (1kg)52,50 kn7
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)60 kn8
Apples (1kg)8,55 kn1,71
Oranges (1kg)12 kn1,6
Potato (1kg)6 kn0,8
Lettuce (1 head)4,50 kn0,6
Water (1.5 liter bottle)7 kn0,93
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)38,97 kn5,19
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)6,07 kn0,81
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)7 kn0,93
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)22,88 kn3,06

One-way Ticket (Local Transport)11 kn1,47
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)350 kn46,67
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)20 kn2,67
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)10 kn1,33
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)50 kn6,67
Gasoline (1 liter)10,40 kn1,37
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline(Or Eq.)        139,230.00 kn18564

Utilities (Monthly)
Basic(Electrici.,Heat.,Water,Garb.)for 85m2 Ap.
            1,500.00 kn200
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local 1 kn0,13
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)120 kn16
Sports and Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult228,84 kn30,51
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)53,13 kn7,08
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat35 kn4,67
Clothing and Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)600 kn80
1 Summer Dress in a Store (Zara, H&M, ...)227,69 kn30,37
1 Pair of Nike Shoes530 kn70,67
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes250 kn33,33
Rent per month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre            2,500.00 kn333,33
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre            2,000.00 kn266,66
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre            3,647.00 kn486,26
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre            3,000.00 kn400
Buy apartment price
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apart. in Center         26,563.30 kn3541,73
Price per Square -||- Apartment Outside Center         15,000.00 kn2000
Salaries and Financing
Median Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax)            4,082.00 kn544,26
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percent. (%), Yearly8%8%

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Diocletian's Palace

Split's city centre is like no other in Europe. Built as a grand retirement home for the Roman Emperor Diocletian, its character was later modified by refugees from nearby Salona who fled there in 614, after their own city was sacked. It may be crumbling and ramshackle in parts, but the area occupied by the once mighty imperial palace - now a UNESCO World Heritage site - has about 3,000 residents and is crammed with busy bars and boutique art shops. Unlike much of Dalmatian coast, the whole complex buzzes with life all year and dishes up a varied choice of things to see and do.

Here are Top 10 sights:

1. Subterranean Chambers
2. Main Hall
3. Peristyle
4. Chatedral of St. Domnius
5. Belltower
6. Baptistry
7. Cupola
8. City Museum
9. Golden Gate
10. Iron Gate

1. Subterranean Chambers

The palace's underground vaults mirror the layout of the floor above. Now open as a museum, they give a good impression of the palace's former appearance.

2. Main Hall

The main subterranean hall of the palace houses an alley of souvenir shops. Here you can buy anything from postcards to paintings and statues of Roman figures.

3. Peristyle

Once an antechamber to Diocletian's quarters, the dramatic, colonnaded square known as the Peristyle is the heart of the palace complex.

4. Chatedral of St. Domnius

Built over Diocletian's tomb, the main structure here is Roman. Inside is a 13th-century pulpit and work by 15th-century sculptor Juraj Dalmatinac.

5. Belltower

The belltower, which soars high above the chatedral, was not completed until the early 20th century. The panoramic views of the city that it offers make the long climb up to the top of well worth the effort.

6. Baptistry

An alley opposite the cathedral leads to the Baptistry, once the Roman Temple of Jupiter. Inside, a striking feature is the sculpture of John the Baptist by Ivan Meštrović (1883. - 1962.).

7. Cupola

Stone steps from the sunken square lead to a domed area, where guests once waited for an audience with the Emperor. At night, stars are visible through a gap in the top of the dome.

8. City Museum

East of the sunken square, the City Museum is housed in the 15th-century Papalić Palace. Among the artifacts relating to Split's history is a collection of weaponry and armour.

9. Golden Gate

This sturdy portal once led north to the nearby settlement of Salona. Today, it is being restored to its full splendour, thank to funding by a local bank.

10. Iron Gate

Split's most striking gates has its own church (Our Lady of the Belfry) and clock tower. A cafe on Narodni Trg will make an ideal spot from which to admire this elegant portal.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Best ways to get to Split vol. 2

So here comes the rest of ways on: How to get in Split .. ;)


If you are coming to Split via train you will use "HŽ Putnički prijevoz" apropos Croatian railways. This is a homepage of Croatian railways: Here you can find all the information you may need or you can call them on the number: 060 333 444 (price of call is 0.31€/min if you are calling from your mobile phone and 0.18 €/min from fix line). Also, for all information you may need, you can send them an e-mail on this address:, I hope they will answer you in a short time. Some people (like students, group of people, disabled persins etc.) may have benefits, you can read it in this category: If you are coming by train from other country by international railways you may also have some benefits. ;)


Maybe you decided to come in Split by car. Than I think the best idea is to have a map of Croatian roads, and this is by far the best road map of Croatia if you ask me:, because you can include gas stations, ATM, markets, whatever you need. And also here are some prices of gas in Croatia (note: it may vary from time to time):

INA Eurosuper BS 9510.78-0.01-0.09%00:01
INA Eurosuper BS 95 Class        10.82-0.01-0.09%00:01
INA Eurosuper BS 9811.17-0.01-0.09%00:01
INA Eurodizel BS9.89-0.07-0.70%00:01
INA Eurodizel BS Class9.93-0.06-0.60%00:01
INA Eurodizel BS Plavi6.66-0.07-1.04%00:01
INA Dizel Plavi6.28-0.14-2.18%00:01
Loživo ulje EURO7.04-0.15-2.09%00:01
INA Autoplin (LPG)5.43+0.15+2.84%00:01

Bike, foot etc.

You can come to Split on hundred different ways so I ain't gonna describe everyone of this, choice is made for you my friend. :D Just to say, you will probably need a road map. I hope I helped you, if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. :)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Best ways to get to Split

There are several ways to come in Split. For example, you can come by airplane, bus, train, car etc. I'm going to write a basic description on this theme. Se lets start .. :)


Split airport
First of all, this is a link of "Split" airport: .Here you can find useful information about airport, flights, check-in, parking, lost baggage and all the stuff that you may need.  The full address of  "Split" airport is: "Cesta dr. Franje Tuđmana 1270, 21217 Kaštel Štafilić, Hrvatska"Split Airport is located at the very exit from the town of Kaštela, towards Trogir. It is at 20 km distance from Split, and at 6 km from Trogir.

Direct Bus Line
Transfer of passengers to/from Split is organised in cooperation with PLESO PRIJEVOZ firm.

Public Transport

Close to Split Airport there is a bus stop of lines No. 37 (Split – Trogir; Trogir – Split) and No. 38 (Split Airport – Kastel Stari – Split; Split – Kastel Stari – Split Airport).



Taxi is available during Split Airport operating hours.

Telephone: ++385 (0)21 895 237

Ferry / Taxi Boat

Passengers from the islands may come to Split or Trogir by ferries or taxi boats.


If you are coming by bus here are several links to main pages of Croatian bus stations like Zagreb, Rijeka, Dubrovnik etc. Also, don't forget that you can view this pages in English.

Homepage of bus sation in Zagreb: