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

  • 50%


    Dubrovnik is expensive, especially for Croatia. But the islands around it are great for chilling and swimming on the island.

    Insider Tip:Go to buka bar and jump off the rocks there

  • 50%


    Definitely Dubrovnik

    I'd choose this city from any other cities that I've gone to. Dubrovnik offers the best of both worlds: land adventure and sea escapade. You have to see it to believe it. I wasn't even able to see photos because I know my camera wouldn't just give justice to the city's impeccable beauty.

    Insider Tip:Go explore the walls of Dubrovnik in the morning when tourists are few. Don't forget to go island hopping too!

  • 40%


    The main attraction is the old town, especially the city walls (only 30kn for students). The beaches are hugely disappointing - there are dangerous amounts of broken glass and rubbish all over Banje beach, the only beach within reasonable walking distance. The food is fairly similar throughout the town and definitely tries too hard to cater for tourists.

    Insider Tip:It's worth walking the city walls to get the best views.

  • 80%



    Beautiful location but overrun by tourists. The number of tourists can be overwhelming. Not a very youthful place. The Old Town is very walkable.

    Insider Tip:Although the airport buses can drop you off at the Pile Gate bus stop (near the Old Town), you need to take a city bus (15min plus maybe 10 minute wait) to get to the main bus station in Dubrovnik. The bus ride to Zadar is PAINFULLY SLOW. It took more that 8 hours to travel only 400km.

  • 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.

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