Best Places for Backpackers in Zadar, Croatia.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Zadar, Croatia.

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Top 33 hostels in Zadar, Croatia.

These are the 33 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Zadar, Croatia.

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Kolega Guesthouse

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Kolega Guesthouse

Situated in the center of old town, near all interesting point in Zadar like Sea Organ, Greeting to the Sun, Roman forum, st. Donat or popular bars all on distance about 3oo meters. Guesthouse has five bedrooms which share two bathrooms and one common room with kitchen. If you like to explore island...
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Sime Simunic Apartment

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Sime Simunic Apartment

The Marija apartmans is a beautiful apartment near the beach,see view with air conditioning,tv,internet, satellite, luxurious shower room with music, sea. Nearby is the fast, supermarkets, restaurants, beautiful beaches and tranquil environment. We also have great access to a good parking. The wo...
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Apartments Mira

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Apartments Mira

Welcome to Apartmants Mira in Bibinje. It is very nice and friendly place where you can feel at home. We love travelling and have created an environment to suit all travellers so you can better enjoy your stay in Zadar. We will also be happy to show you the town personally and give advice you on...
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THE MELLOW MONKEY

98 /100

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THE MELLOW MONKEY

We welcome everyone to the Monkey Troop Hostels. Since the Mellow Monkey doors opened in 2011 it has been voted as one of the top rated hostels in Zadar along with the entire Balkan region. The Mellow Monkey is foreign owned and has a service reputation that is second to none. When you step into...
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The Lazy Monkey Hostel

97 /100

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The Lazy Monkey Hostel

Welcome everyone to the Monkey Troop Hostels. The Lazy Monkey is the latest little gem added to our portfolio of small and unique hostels. Upon opening we became Hosteworld's top rated small Zadar hostel in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, with our only real competitor being our sister hostel The Mellow M...
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Downtown Boutique Hostel

95 /100

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Downtown Boutique Hostel

Modern place for world travelers - no matter the age! We have a vast experience in the hospitality sector and a great knowledge of the city. Free Wi-Fi access available. Downtown Boutique Hostel is located in the heart of the old city of Zadar, declared the most desirable European destination by...
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Rooms Kresan

94 /100

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Rooms Kresan

We offer four rooms with double bed with private bathroom and terrace or balcony with beautiful view of the nice garden. One room has a kitchen inside (STUDIO). Each room has third bed. Third bed cost 20 % cheaper. Our house is located on enter of the town from Airport Zadar, 10 minutes from nearest...
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Hostel Elena

94 /100

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Hostel Elena

Hostel Elena is a small comfortable hostel located in the centre of the city of Zadar, a small peninsula. The hostel is 30m from the citys boardwalk where you can find many attractions: sea organs (morske orgulje) and sun salutation (pozdrav suncu) all in walking distance. We are only a 15 minute...
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Design Hostel Mr. Charles

94 /100

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Design Hostel Mr. Charles

Our hostel was designed under influence of 60's and 70's music but today we know that main influence are our guests. Their attitude towards life, lively stories about travels, joie de vivre is contagious ....seeing happy faces daily, changes you and therefore it changed us :) Please Note: Cance...
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The 48

92 /100

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The 48

'The 48' offers you private accommodation only 50 m away from the beach. Enjoy a quiet location in tourist part of Zadar called Diklo. All rooms have a balcony or terrace, apartments have fully equipped kitchen and private bathroom. Most of apartments are air-conditioned, bed linen and towels a...
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Apartments and Rooms Idassa

91 /100

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Apartments and Rooms Idassa

FREE BIKES FOR THOSE WHO BOOK 7 OR MORE NIGHTS!!!! Bicycles are on your disposal 24h a day! Welcome to House Idassa located in Zadar. Quality accommodation offer makes it a great place to stay in Zadar for every age group. We provide the biggest comfortable, newly furnished, safe and clean pla...
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Boutique Hostel Forum

89 /100

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Boutique Hostel Forum

Boutique Hostel Forum welcomes all types of guests by offering group accommodation in four bed dormitory with own shower/toilet and more intimate private twin rooms. All rooms have air conditioning, bedding and fresh towels with no additional cost. Funky backpackers who prefer four bed dormitory,...
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Backpackers Home

88 /100

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Backpackers Home

Watch out ! Welcome to the newly opened hostel Backpackers Home. The hostel Backpackers Home has been completely renovated in 2018. and now has a big kitchen you can use outside and a community space perfect for chilling. The backpackers Home is the ideal meeting point to meet new people and to rel...
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Dentex 4 You

87 /100

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Dentex 4 You

„Dentex 4 You“ is a new, modern hostel opened in 2016 in the city of Zadar, Croatia. Our reception is open and at your service 24 hours for any enquires that come to your mind. We put in extra effort in providing you a stay you will remember. Within the building where Dentex4you hostel is situate...
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The Hostel

87 /100

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The Hostel

If you are looking for perfect and tranquil location in a busy and noisy city, The Hostel ZD is the right place for you! The Hostel offers hotel quality with hostel prices! Unique, modern and comfortable accommodation. Rooms are equipped with bathrooms, air conditioning, hair dryers, flat scre...
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HI hostel Zadar

86 /100

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HI hostel Zadar

Located in Borik, 5 km from the historic centre of Zadar, HI Hostel Zadar is only 300 metres away from the nearest beach. It offers an on-site bar and a restaurant. Free internet access is provided in public areas. All rooms come with hardwood floors and comprise a bathroom. A terrace is also featur...
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Windward Hostel Zadar

86 /100

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Windward Hostel Zadar

Windward Hostel Zadar is a brand new sailing themed hostel in Zadar which offers you a great combination of our two biggest passions - sailing and traveling. If you visit us we'll make sure to offer you not only a pleasant stay but a great guideline to sailing and how we do it here. ​Feel free to e...
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Hostel Kolovare

86 /100

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Hostel Kolovare

Hostel Kolovare is a quiet and relaxed place to enjoy Zadar. It is located in the first row by the Kolovare beach, 5 minutes from the main bus station and the old city, which makes it ideal for travelers seeking good night sleep far away from the noisy center, relaxation and exploration. Guests...
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Hostel Canki

82 /100

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Hostel Canki

At Hostel Canki you will have access to the living room, kitchen and separate male and female bathrooms. Free WiFi is included in price. Free instructions - the best pizza in town, best places to party, the things to see. Our hostel is located only 10 minutes walk to downtown, 10 minutes to the b...
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Tequila Bar Hostel

81 /100

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Tequila Bar Hostel

Tequila Bar Hostel is located in the city center. The unique art installations - Greeting to the Sun and Sea Organ are located approximately 750 meters from the hostel and the popular Kolovare Beach is within a kilometar. Zadar has a beautiful sunset that has gained international fame in the 196...
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The Four Corners

80 /100

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The Four Corners

The Four Corners hostel has 4 rooms (bunk beds), men's and women's bathrooms, male and female toilets and a small communal area with kitchen. The rooms are equipped with lockers, air conditioning and free internet. Hot water is available all day. At the hostel reception you can get free brochure...
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Zadar Apartment

77 /100

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Zadar Apartment

Entire home 64m2(700sqm)plus 9m2 balcony with barbecue; in the centre of the town(but very quiet) Poluotok(old part of city)on first floor.Two bedroom(equipped with two(2) single bed and one(1) double bed,satellite tv, closet and hi-fi, air conditioner)living room( big couch for two people and extra...
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Dolac Guesthouse

76 /100

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Dolac Guesthouse

Beautiful and big house. Large and spacious rooms with equally large terraces. Fireplace in the middle of olive groves. Peace and quiet in front of the house but only ten minutes away by car is the center of the city and all the interesting events. We are 300 meters from sea and the first beach. Pl...
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Three Corners Hostel

73 /100

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Three Corners Hostel

The Three Corners Hostel is a establishment, for max 30 people, and that's what is making it special, you can meet people and feel just like at home. Hostel It is located in a very city center, near all the city attractions ( sea organ, monument to the sun), bars, clubs, restaurants and only 10 minu...
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Rock Hostel Zadar

71 /100

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Rock Hostel Zadar

Rock Hostel Zadar is much more than a simple conventional hostel. An extremely pleasant and comfortable place, a new accommodation concept. We have a fully equipped hostel to ensure a great comfort to our guest and travellers. The kitchen is full equipped. Languages spoken at the front desk include...
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Accommodation Horizon

60 /100

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Accommodation Horizon

Accommodation Horizon is comfortable villa with a garden with comfortable dormitories with all the conveniences for a comfortable stay. Near the shopping center, City Hospital and the beach with a beautiful view of the Zadar archipelago, where you can swim and windsurf in the crystal blue waters...
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Apartments Tea

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Apartments Tea

Apartments Tea are fully equipped, featuring air condition, WiFi, satellite TV, toaster, kettle, coffee machine, fan, shampoo, shower gel, soap, towels, hair dryer. Each apartment has terrace with garden furniture and parking place. Guest can enjoy on the garden terrace in the shadow of cherry tree....
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Villa Triana

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Villa Triana

Villa Triana is located directly on the beach , set right on the seafront in Zadar's popular Diklo beach area.Each room is bright and spacious and comes with minibar , SAT TV and a private bathroom with toiletries. Villa Triana offers an outdoor pool with sundecks.All rooms are air-conditioned and...
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Apartment in Zaton (Zadar)

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Apartment in Zaton (Zadar)

New build apartments, situated 70 m from the sea, in the green environment for your absolute relaxation. The sandy and rocky beach are isolated from traffic and noise. Apartments are 2 km from Nin, and 12 km far away from Zadar. There are two apartments on ground floor and two of them on first f...
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Apartment Ana i Sime

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Apartment Ana i Sime

Apartment Ana i Sime is only 100m of the beach.We have 3 apartment- a studio apartment, 2 bedroom (6 guests) and 3 bedroom (9 guests) apartments. All the apartments have everything - air conditioned, tv, satellite, internet...everything you need for an enjoyable stay in Bibnije. Some of the apart...
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Marin Apartment

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Marin Apartment

Marin Apartment is a new luxury apartment in Zadar, on the second floor of our family house in the quiet neighbourhood of Petrići - Belafuža. This air conditioned apartment can accommodate 4 +2 persons. It consists of a large living and dining room, 1 bedroom with double bed, one room with twin...
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Apartment Zara

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Apartment Zara

The apartment Zara (50m2) is located on the 3th floor, it has one bedroom with two single beds, living room contains a sofa which can accommodate two persons, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with shower. It is equipped with free wifi, air condition, TV, washing machine, refrigerator with freezer...
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Villa Liburnum

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Villa Liburnum

Villa Liburnum is a family-run guesthouse, built in 2013, in a calm area of a beautiful town. Very comfortable, spacious and modernly decorated rooms are offered. The guesthouse offers also delicious breakfasts which guests may enjoy on the balconies. The reception area is overflowing with tourist i...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Zadar, Croatia.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Zadar, Croatia.

If you're already planning to visit Zadar, Croatia - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Third Stop: The Una River Source – Vrelo Une

After we’ve seen Una River in the city, and witnessed its power over at the said Waterfalls, we’ve decided to explore the source of that beauty.  And that was probably the best decision ever! The source of Una is located at almost 400 meters above the sea level in region Lika, County of Zadar in Croatia under the slopes of Li?ka Plješivica and Stražbenica.

Tamara Biljman

How to get there

The closest points to Plitvice are Zagreb, Zadar or Split. We were staying in Zagreb for a couple of days and planned to visit the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Plitvi?ka jezera in Croatian, for one day, and then continue to Zadar.

Aina B.

Croatia: Zadar

When most people think of Croatia, Zadar is not the first city that comes to mind. However my husband and I have lived spent the last six years traveling Europe and wanted to experience something different than the typical tourist cities we had previously traveled. My husband and I traveled from Frankfurt Hahn to Zadar utilizing Ryanair, a cheap airlines that travels in and around Europe, during the second week of April. Ryanair only flies from Frankfurt to Zadar and back on Monday’s and Friday’s so we spent five days in the city. Ryanair has many restrictions with their air travel and you must follow them in order to fly easily and cheaply around Europe (I will include a future blog on how to travel the best way on Ryanair). The taxi cab that took us from the airport to our hotel took us the long way around and charged us more than double what we were told it would cost to reach the hotel, on the way back we arranged a cab to pick us up who charged us less than we had been told, met us exactly on time, and was very friendly overall. I would suggest researching the best path to the hotel before you leave the airport so you are not taken advantage of if you chose to cab to the hotel when you get in. The hotel is only located about ten minutes from the airport. Zadar uses the currency Kuna which is about 6.63kunas to every one dollar. It is a good exchange rate but the prices still add up to be about the average price for food, drinks, and tours in America. You can pull money out of the many ATMs located in and around the city of Zadar.

Brooke Campbell

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