Three weeks in Croatia - Zagreb

As befitting the capital city of a country, there’s a very wide choice of Zagreb accommodation with something for all budgets! There are several hostels in the city as well as other types of budget accommodation, whilst there’s also an impressive array of 4- and 5-star hotels, the latter of which include the Sheraton Hotel Zagreb, The Westin Zagreb and the wonderfully grand Regent Esplanade Hotel, once a stop-off point for those travelling on the Orient Express. (The hotel is located close to the train station.)

At the other end of the scale, hostels in Zagreb include the Youth Hostel at Petrinjska Ulica 77, also near the main railway station. The hostel has 210 beds and is open year-round; prices range from around £13/€16/$21 for a bed in a dormitory to £31/€37/$49 for a private room with its own bathroom. (Other room/bed options are also available.)

There is also the newer Ravnice Youth Hostel (1 Ravnice 38d) which is in the east of the city, in the Maksimir district, but easily connected to the centre part by tram and train. The hostel has 36 beds made up by dormitories of various sizes. A bed costs from €15 per night (approx. £13/$21 per night). Breakfast is included in the price, and there are also kitchen facilities, parking on site, and free wi-fi.

See our Accommodation in Zagreb section for details of hotels from five-star to budget in Zagreb. Alternatively, use the search box below to search for accommodation in the city.

Where should I stay in Zagreb?

Geographically, Zagreb isn’t an especially large city. Most accommodation tends to be concentrated right in the centre, close to either the bus or train station (or, most probably, both). Unsurprisingly, this is the best part of the city to stay in both for choice and to be near the action! Nevertheless, if your chosen accommodation place is slightly further out, it is easy to get around Zagreb by public transport.

Apartments in Zagreb

Private accommodation is big in Croatia – apart from in Zagreb! It’s much more strongly associated with locals on the coast renting out spare rooms to travellers (although perhaps the concept is a bit more modern than that these days). You can, however, still find some apartments to rent in Zagreb if you’d prefer that to staying in a hotel. Use the search box above and narrow down search results by clicking on “apartments” from the options on the left-hand side.

Accommodation near Zagreb Airport

If you’re perhaps just transiting – for a night – to travel elsewhere in Croatia (or Europe), you might think about staying near the airport. Don’t bother! Unlike other cities, there are very few accommodation choices near the airport and what there is isn’t even that close. You are much better off finding accommodation in the city itself – and it’s easy to travel to and from the airport.