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Diocletian Palace Experience
Ranked #15 of 512 Specialty Lodging in Split
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

Diocletian's Palace is a great and affordable hostel to stay in while in Split. I have stayed there a total of six night and an very satisfied. I met great people in that common room and its a very nice and inviting place to hang out. The people behind the reception are super cool too, very nice and helpful!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Lynn G
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Reviewed March 25, 2012

The Guesthouse rents out a variety of apartments in various locations. You might get lucky (as I did) and get a cute, brightly painted and well-appointed modern little apartment.
My one-bedroom apartment was just outside the walls of Diocletian’s Palace. The location was excellent, right near some good eating places. The price (40€) was quite reasonable.
Josip is responsive and helpful. He arranged a tour for us and gave us all the tourist maps and information that we needed.
The main drawback to renting through the Guesthouse is that you don’t get to see photos of the actual places available and choose one that suits you. My apartment was up several flights of stairs, but that was a plus for me. I liked being on the top floor, away from street noise. Bar music can be a problem in and around Diocletian’s Palace, but good windows and shutters blocked out all noise.
I enjoyed living in an apartment building among the locals of Split. Much more characterful than an impersonal hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank hrsch
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

For 40EUR, we stayed one night at a comfortable and nice apartment that i found better furnished than most places we've stayed (and we've been to 16 places all over Croatia, Slovenia, and Bosnia on this trip). They have thought of everything, including converter plugs for power sockets, a decent-sized TV and a stereo system, and they even manages to squeeze a washing machine in the bathroom. The location is amazing, right inside the walls of the old city. Mr. Joseph who owns the place is very helpful and accommodating.
The oly thing missing is Wi-fi in the room but you are welcome to access that at their nearby office.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank KrisMonTravelers
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Reviewed October 27, 2011

Ideally located, within walking distance of bus and ferry terminals, in the very centre of the old town. Easy to find, with very helpful, English-speaking staff available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Lots of assistance with local activities, restaurant discounts and travel arrangements (including a 4.45 a.m. airport transfer).

The room I stayed in was perhaps expensive for a single traveller, but would be ideal for a group or family (sleeps five easily). Basic features, including small bathroom and some kitchen facilities, but as much as you would reasonably need. No room service or breakfast. You let yourself in and out with a key.

If you're looking for no-frills accommodation in an excellent location in Split, do consider this place - I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. Thanks to all for a memorable visit.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

If you understand what you are getting, diolcletian's rooms is a great place to stay. First it's in the heart if Split, close to everything. Second, the price is reasonable compared to the more traditional hotels, and third it is impeccably clean. It is like a hostel...there are no amenities other than wifi. But you are so close to great restaurants that you don't need to have that in the building.

We were on the top floor and there is no elevator but Ivan carried our bags for us. We had a beautiful balcony with the most amazing views. It was well worth the hike!

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Thank Sreznikoff
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

We had booked a basic double room, but were offered an apartment for the same price - not in the old city but near the bus and ferry terminal, just 5 minutes walk to the beach. The accommodation was fairly basic but quite acceptable for just a couple of nights. The beds were sofabeds so not too comfortable and you probably wouldn't want to stay a week. Loved Split - great place!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

Location could not be better. Right at the center 1 min from everything; bus station, train station, port and old city center. Rooms are clean, simple, but very comfortable. Staff is very helpful. They helped us to plan the rest of our trip with very good inside information. loved to come back and stay there for more then 2 days.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Sony M
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Additional Information about Diocletian Palace Experience

Address: Nepotova 4 | in the heart of the Diocletian palace, Split 21000, Croatia (Formerly Diocletian Palace Hostel)
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Split-Dalmatia County > Split
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 512 Specialty Lodging in Split
Price Range: $102 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Diocletian Palace Experience 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Diocletian Palace Experience.. place located in the center of the Diocletian Palace, 1700 years old, on the east wall of it. The unique experience and memory making place, just few minutes walking distance from the bus, train and ferry terminal. In walking distance there is a majority of the main historical and cultural attractions to see and to visit. ... more   less 
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