Is Croatia as expensive as the other parts of Europe? Croatia is in the EU but does not use the Euro?
I'm debating where to go on my next trip. I'd really like to go to the Turkey, Croatia, Greece, but I'm concerned about the cost.
I consider myself luxury backpacker. I like a mix of clean hostels/budget hotels and some nicer boutique hotels. Same with food - I like to go to a few nice restaurants, but in general can eat whatever. How much do hostels cost per night (private room)? How much does a bottle of water cost in Croatia (in rough USD dollar terms)? How much does a coffee cost? a basic lunch?
How much would traveling in this area for two months cost?
I was in Croatia a while ago, and its not very cheap.
That said, I guess you can go a cheaper route, but if you say you are a luxury backpacker, it is more expensive, as opposed to say Hungary and Bosnia.
It really depends where in Croatia you want to go.
Zagreb is not too expensive, but IMHO I wasn't too interested, but that was only my impression.
Spend some time in Dubrovnik if you can its amazing. I decided to splurge on a nicer hotel and stayed at Villas Kolocep on a nearly island. It was about $100CAN a night, but you get a private room, with balcony, a computer with free high speed internet access and a flat screen tv with free movies. There are ferries to nearby islands and Dubrovnik. Lopud has a beautiful each, with the warmest water I've ever been in.
This area is much more expensive than other cities.
Split is a few hours away.
Buses are very cheap and leave constantly. I could be wrong, my memory is getting fuzzy, so someone can correct me, but most buses in the 5h range were about $40CAN?
Meals are relatively cheap - $10 for something very nice.
Alcoholic bevaerages about $2-3.
Water - about $1.
Hmm... sounds like roaming around that area for 3 months might get a bit expensive for me. Would you say that being in Hungary, Croatia, Turkey would average $100+ USD a day (accomodations/ transportation/ meals/ entrance fees/etc)?
Never been to Turkey.. Hungary you could do for abut $50, Croatia depending on the cities can run up to $100 a day if you want some comfort, nothing fancy, you can probably do it for $75 or a bit less if you're careful with money.
I am living in Croatia in very nice town Split beside the sea .Here you can fined cheap place to eat but also very exclusive restaurants, the same story is with accommodation. You can go in hotel, hostel, room, and apartment. Depends what you want and how much money you can spend on journey and staying in Croatia....Well I can offer you some very nice destination here what is really worth to see including accommodation. Witch period you will chose for Holliday, how many people and with witch amount you dispose.
Croatia is not in the EU. Yet. Slovenia is in the EU but not Croatia. Just thought I should say in case you are relying on a Schengen Visa. I really like Croatia but it's not terribly cheap nowadays. One thing is perhaps to bargain about rooms and insist on viewing a prospective room before agreeing on it. Unfortunately, the last time I was in Croatia, 3 years ago, they didn't really have many hostels or YMCAs. Quite a number of rooms are rented out where you knock on the door and ask! Dubrovnik has a reasonable campsite, right on a main bus route, which is great (the actual site is quite a way from the road, so quiet!). For me, the campsite was good - quiet, bar on site, good toilets/shower facilities and clearly marked pitches. I can't remember the name off-hand but if you run a google search, it should come up. Depending on where you are, I think Croatia could be managed on $80 daily all in, but you might have to be prepared to pay more...
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croatia is expensive and im a bargin backpacker... i stayed in houses/ apartments of people that offered me a room at the train station or ferry... cheap, clean, and very nice people... but being a female that might not be a option for you, but it wasnt a problem for me... GO TO SLOVENIA!! go hang out in lake bled, one of my favorite places i have ever been, plenty of fun stuff to do... and drinking with the locals in a small town is alwyas a good time
In Croatia you can go very cheap or very expensive, it all depends on what you want. If you want to sleep on the beach and eat food from 1-3 € you can do it. also if you want to sleep in a luxurious villa and pay 50-100 € sleeping and eating many different pieces. When you travel to some attractive tourist destination try to get the best service for the money you intended to spend. Simply you need a proper budget and stick to it.
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