WANTING INFORMATION ON SOBE IN HVAR FOR MAY THIS YEAR
It might be easiest to wait until you arrive on Hvar to book a sobe. There will be lots of people (mostly ladies) meeting your ferry, holding signs with pictures of their available rooms. Or, if you prefer, you can walk past these people to a travel agency along the dock with a sign saying "Accommodations" and they will help you find a place. You can look through photos, discuss prices and location. Once you've selected a room, the agency will call and often the owner will come pick you up. In May, you shouldn't have any worries about not finding a room.
If you prefer to book accomodations in advance, Rick lists some sobe in his guidebook. I stayed at Ivana and Pasko Ukic sobe in 2008 and would recommend it. Quiet, clean and reasonably priced. E-mail in 2008 was email@example.com.
Thank you for your help have organised staying at Ivana and Pasko UKIC !
I just spent 2 nights at Apartment Ukic on Hvar last week and was not impressed. We booked Apartment 3 (with a terrace) almost a month ago and were very excited. When we arrived (the map on their website is not correct and not clear), Pasko met us and stuck us in Apartment 2. I emailed their daughter about this confusion and they apparently gave our room away. We were too tired to find another sobe but we wished we had. Linens were sparse and our room was SMALL. Yes, it was quite cheap so perhaps we got what we paid for but our experiences in Dubrovnik and Split were quite the opposite. They do have wifi which is not advertised in the book or on their website. Directions: walk up the hill behind the Tourist Information office/bus station and through the city wall entrance. Then look for the apartment no. 10 on the right hand side of the "street." A man helped us after I said the word, "Ukic".