Slovenia/Croatia Places to Stay

I am planning a 12 day trip to Slovenia and Croatia either in May or September of 2015. I am planning on going to Ljubljana in Slovenia, and then to Istria Croatia (Pula/Rovinj/Porec-stying on one place and venturing out from there), then Split and last Dubrovnik. I am looking for advice on places to stay. I was hoping that it would be a little cheaper than Western Europe but am finding that it is still quite pricey to visit these countries, more so than I expected. Especially now that they are using the Euro. I don't mind smaller hotels or bed and breakfasts. I do however prefer to have a bathroom in my room. I would rather not share a bathroom. I would also like a place that has wireless internet being that it will be the best way for me to communicate to people using Viber etc...

Has anyone got any advice on places to stay that are not extremely pricey? I would like it to be $150-200 a night or less if that is possible.. Otherwise a 12 day trip will be a bit more expensive that I can afford.

I know this is a lot to ask, but any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,
T. Ann

Posted by lisa
akron, ohio
155 posts

Hi T. Ann, We were in Croatia and Slovenia last April/May and here is the information for the places we stayed. We were happy with all of them as far as price, cleanliness, helpful staff and location (easy walking distance to city center). Hope it helps
1. Porec
Valamar Rubin Hotel
Brulo 1, Porec, 52440

  1. Ljubljana
    Hotel Meksiko
    Njegoseva 6K
    Ljubljana, SI 1000
    hotel.meksiko@telemach.net

  2. Zagreb (in case you go, and you should)
    Hotel Jagerhorn (I know, it sounds German!)
    info@hotel.jagerhorn.hr

Posted by Rosalyn
Berkeley
1442 posts

Last year, we stayed at Casa Alice, in Rovinj. Beautiful property, very welcoming hosts, delicious breakfast. I don't remember the price, but it was well within your range, probably toward the lower end. Highly recommend.

Posted by Mary
Reno, NV, USA
231 posts

Lesar Hotel Angel in Ljubljana is great. It's right in the old town/pedestrianized location. Lovely!

Posted by T. Ann
Los Angeles
17 posts

These all look so great this is so helpful! Thank you all so much. This is helping me narrow things down.

T. Ann

Posted by Steve
Ottawa
171 posts

We did Croatia and Slovenia in Sept. 2012 and stayed at the following:
Dubrovnik: Villa Ragusa 80 euros;
Split: Base Rooms 70 euros;
Plitivic (sp) Lakes Hotel Bellevue 70 euros;
Rovinj:Villa Kristina 82 euros;
Piran Slovenia: BB Studio Miracolo di Mare 60 euros;
Bled Slovenia: Garni Pension Berc 70 euros; and
Zagreb Croatia: Jagerhorn.

All were wonderful and came with breakfast and were in walking distance of most sights.

Posted by T. Ann
Los Angeles
17 posts

Thank you Steve, this is a great list! Everyone has been so helpful I have gotten some amazing tips and ideas! Any other suggestions besides hotels you may have from your visit would be most helpful.

Thanks again!
T. Ann

Posted by Jennifer
New Orleans, Louisiana, US
8 posts

Hi T. Ann! I spent two weeks running through that part with my best friend in 2011. We stayed in the south, based out of Dubrovnik, and did day trips into Kotor, Montenegro and Mostar, Bosnia. If you can swing those I would highly recommend it! Didn't see the need to spend more than a day or so in Dubrovnik. Both Split and Zagreb were comfortable, friendly places with lots of sights, we found 2 full days in each was great. We used Rick's Croatia guide for the whole trip and it was perfect. In Dubrovnik we stayed in the cutest little sobe (rooms with private bath and wireless) I'll dig out my book and get you the name. I know the owner was Lydia, and her sister gave us a discount on dinner at her restaurant up the hill - best lasagna of my life! Using the sobes, we found it not only inexpensive, but nice to visit with a local and get their advice on their city. Most were around 50 euro a night. I'm excited that you're seeing the northern parts, and jealous! The one thing I will warn you about is it was difficult to get around easily. Buses, ferries, and a plane ride, we spent a good bit of time in Croatia traveling :(