Where to stay in Dubrovnik, Croatia, when you have a low budget and want a sea view? This was our challenge for the holidays this summer.
Good location? Good comfort? Nice view? I would like to share with you our little discovery that allowed us to have a wonderful 3-day stay. Exceptional comfort in this small, well-equipped apartment with a view of the sea (see photos to travel before the time).
It is located in the centre of Dubrovnik, only 15 minutes walk from the old town, 50 metres from the bus stops in all possible directions), mini-market on the ground floor,24h bakery 2 minutes up the road.
The welcoming hosts Ivan or Dorian are very helpful and offer advice and information as well as a transfer to the airport, even late in the evening and also cheap rates for the trip around the islands of Elafite - Elafiti. The only downside to this place is that the apartments are upstairs and if you are very busy, the lack of lift is noticeable.
Buy a Dubrovnik 24 or 72h visit pass, it includes transport, access to the 9 main attractions and discounts, it is profitable from 2 visits (to buy in the tourist offices or to order online for 10% discount, then pick it up at the Tourism Office) you will read a good review on the subject here (in french). If you have time, spend the day on the island of Mljet or take a cruise around the Elaphites Islands, ask your hosts for advice, they have good tips on how to do so.
If you stay several days, do your shopping at the supermarket in Pemo ( there is so much more choice than the mini-market at the bottom of the building).
To start your stay, I recommend an excursion to the top of Mount Srd. A wonderful place to watch the sunset (don't forget your picnic aperitif, but there is also a good bar-restaurant), ideally come a little earlier to visit the War Museum (1991) and especially go on the roof of the museum through the two inside stairs. It is little known and the view is splendid without any obstacle (cable car cables) to obstruct it! If you go by cable car from the ramparts, it is a little expensive (€23 return) but you will enjoy a unique and superb panoramic view of the city that will allow you to spot yourself during the rest of your stay. By walk it is a nice one-hour hike and a little less on the way down, with breathtaking views in several places. By car/taxi it is sometimes complicated because the path is really narrow and stony. And if you're there when the Dubrovnik Summer Festival opens, go there on fireworks day, it's magical!