Dubrovnik Pocket Guide

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Known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. As you walk down the old town's main, marbled thoroughfare 'Placa', there's something wrong with you if you don't look around, take a deep breath and think to yourself 'life is good'. This street is also one of the world's best people-watching strips. When not doing that, you can swim in some of Europe's clearest waters, walk the city's famed walls or dine in restaurants that won't break the bank. Then once the Old Town is covered you can see what's beyond the city walls to find the beachside neighbourhood of Lapad and more.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out where's best for pizza, where's good for seafood, and the best place to eat 'alfresco' in Dubrovnik.
  • After Dark What are the best bars, where's good to catch a sunset and more.
  • Did you know? Some interesting facts about the 'Pearl of the Adriatic'.
  • Budget Tips Discover how to save money when down at the beach, what to do with those empty water bottles and more.

Dubrovnik City Reviews

  • 60%



    I was overwhelmed a little by Dubrovnik. It gets crazy busy during the middle of the day when all of the cruises stop and tour. The beaches also weren't as great as I had hoped. The old town and Lokrum island were awesome.

    Insider Tip:I preferred Split way more because it was more chill and had a ton of things to see.

  • 90%



    Dubrovnik is a very nice city. The old city center is very beautiful. The museums are good some aren't very good and others are great but you can get a ticket in some museums which include entrance in 9 museums and it's not very expensive.

    Insider Tip:Take your student card with you since you can get a huge discount on walking on the walls. walk up the hill instead of taking the cable car since it gives you very beautiful views and it's free.

  • 80%


    Old Town Dubrovnik

    This place is amazing to just walk around and find little gems everywhere. From the 2 burza bars on the outside of the city walls to seeing game of thrones being filmed, I had a lot of fun.

    Insider Tip:Just a quick 15-20 min walk back along the main road towards the airport you will find an abandoned hotel (Hotel Belvedere). A couple of lads and I went to check it out to stray from the typical backpacker adventure of staying in town and going on guided tours. The hotel was great, I could have spent ages looking through that place. Know what time the sun sets, it was pitch black inside by the time we left (good old phone with torch function got me through that one)

  • 70%



    Beautiful city that reminds you a little of Venice or Saint Tropez. It's definitely more expensive than the average in Croatia. Shopping offers typical Croatia style ugly jewellery and the most horrific candles I've ever seen. Don't come here to shop.

    Insider Tip:Take the 3-island boat trip that is offered everywhere but negotiate the price. There are many tour operators so it's easy to get it cheaper.

  • 80%


    A Walled Oak Grove

    The name "Dubrovnik" comes from the Old Slavic word for Oak Grove, and there are plenty of shady places in the old town. As I have mentioned in a previous review Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and attracts visitors from Cruise Ships. Consequently the price of eating and drinking in the Old Town is significantly higher than in other Croatian towns and villages.

    Insider Tip:Backpackers staying in hostels can often cook their own meals, and buy picnic food from supermarkets outside the city walls. Both POME and Konzum offer grocery at good prices. The Balkan "pies" called Burek are good and filling.

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