Zagreb offers a wide range of accommodation options, from hostels to luxury hotels and many establishments with modest but good facilities. Private rooms and flats are not so popular.
If you have chosen Zagreb for its museums and art galleries, we recommend staying in the centre. This way you will also be able to take advantage of the many shops and restaurants as well as the nightlife venues without the need to take a bus or car. There are some wonderful four- and five-star establishments in the heart of the Lower Town.
With so much to see and do, it can be difficult to choose the best place to stay. Here are some of the best neighbourhoods in Zagreb, each of which offers something unique and perfect for visitors of all types.
The Upper Town is the oldest part of Zagreb and a great choice for those who want to immerse themselves in the city’s culture. The main attractions are located here, including the Gothic-style Cathedral and Ban Josip Jelačić Square. Hotels here range from luxurious 5-star establishments to cheaper family-run guesthouses.
The Lower Town is the newest part of the city, yet it is located in the centre and is ideal for those seeking a more urban atmosphere. Here you will find numerous restaurants, bars and shops, as well as some of the city’s best museums and galleries. The choice of accommodation is plenty, ranging from high-end hotels to hostels and cheaper establishments.
The Maksimir district is located in the eastern part of the city and is known for its green spaces and peaceful atmosphere. It is a good choice for those seeking a more relaxing stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Hotels range from mid-range to budget.
South of the Sava River lies the new part of Zagreb, characterised by its post-war buildings. Here you will have the chance to rub shoulders with the locals. There are many hostels in the city, some of which offer free entry to discos. For those who want more privacy and comfort, there are many high-end hotels in the city centre.
Prices usually remain constant throughout the seasons but are increased by 20 per cent in connection with festivals or major events, in particular the International Autumn Fair.