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

  • 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.

  • 90%


    Dubrovnik Beauty

    Loved Dubrovnik, the whole place is gorgeous. Picture perfect. I was never so trigger happy. Walk through the old town, walk to the harbour, walk up on the city walls.

    Insider Tip:Go early (we reached at 8am) to avoid the tourists that will start pouring in at 9/10am. Ask for student price for the city walls admission, it's 70% cheaper than regular price. I would recommend walking through the old town in the late afternoon/ evening/ night, and up on the walls in the morning.

  • 100%



    When we arrived at Nikolina Rooms, we were greated by the BEAUTIFUL Jele and her husband (BOSS). We were delighted to find the amenities spotlessly clean and tidy. Jele gave us an infomative description of the public transport system and local eateries - which made us feel at ease and confident when navigating the local area. We were only a short 10 minute bus ride to the old town, and only a short walk to beaches and fresh fruit / vegetable markets. It was very clear to me that Jele and her husband take

    Insider Tip:Request to be collected from the airport, especially if not familiar with the local area or language.

  • 100%



    Cool city that's really touristy. The inner city is cool but you only need to go there once. Kind of expensive for Croatia.

    Insider Tip:Get AWAY from the tourist beaches. You can find really cool isolated spots along the Adriatic.

  • 70%


    Dubrovnik, Undoubtedly beautiful, but touristy and expensive

    Dubrovnik is absolutely stunning, so well preserved and romantic, it's hard to hate. What's easy to hate is the crowds, mainly the older types who come in organised tours and cruise ships. Avoid the peak summer season if you can, even late September and early Oct can still be busy.

    Insider Tip:Eating out in Dubrovnik is expensive, especially inside the old town. if you're looking for affordable food, go outside the city walls and try the local bakeries, you can eat (take away) for under $5.

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