If you are looking for budget accommodation for your Dubrovnik stay you will find a great choice of hostels, rooms and guesthouses throughout Dubrovnik. Some locals rent only rooms in their houses so you will be sharing house with your host. This is basic but cheap way of accommodation for those who need sleep over.
Guesthouses offer accommodation in several rooms with shared kitchen and other areas. This is affordable way of accommodation and convenient for those who wants to meet other travellers during their stay. Most of these guesthouses are located in family houses where hosts live next door and can help you during your stay. Most of hostels and guesthouses has free Wi-Fi Internet access for the use of guests.
Private accommodation can be found throughout Dubrovnik. Find below short descriptions of the areas which will help you decide where to stay.
If you book your accommodation in the Old Town you will stay within one of the historic buildings. Here you will be close to all must visit sights in Dubrovnik such as famous city walls, Minceta Fortress, Lovrijenac Fortress, Sponza Palace etc.
During high season (July & August) Old Town can be overcrowded due to numerous cruise ships visiting Dubrovnik on the Mediterranean cruises. During the night it can be noisy because Old Town is filled with restaurants and cafés bars.
Areas outside the city walls, Pile and Ploce offers a great choice of rooms and hostels. Gruz area is a great location because you are close to the departure point of ferries and boats sailing to the nearby islands (Elaphites, Mljet, Korcula, Vis).
The neighbourhood of Gruz is located some 3 km to the west from the Old Town. Gruz offers a great choice of privately run hostels with convenient location close to the ferry and cruise port and main bus station. In Gruz you can find green & fish market, 'Srdj' department store, 'Konzum' supermarket, rent-a-car offices, travel agencies, banks, pharmacy, bakeries, shops etc.
From Gruz port you can catch all local and international ferries from Dubrovnik. The main bus station is the place where airport shuttle bus arrives from Dubrovnik airport.
Lapad is great for those who would like to have relaxed holiday. Lapad bay is packed with many nice hotels and beautiful beaches convenient for everybody. Long promenade with outdoor cafés and ice-cream shops are located here.