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House Katarina - Old town
Ranked #87 of 179 Dubrovnik B&B and Inns
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52 reviews
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“Basics (in a good way)”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

House Katarina (named after the owner's wife, Katarina) is run by the friendly Kraljevic family, and is located off the beaten path in what amounts to the residential area of Stari Grad. It's not super easy to find. If you come in through Pile Gate, go down to Ulica Naljeskoviceva (street), and climb the stone stairs to number 18. Katarina's house will be on the right-hand side. The streets/pathways and addresses are marked on the sides of the stone edifices. Although worth it, one should know that the climb is formidable and may be difficult for bigger or older people. Just make sure you look at the exact location before you book.

I made my reservation in advance (absolutely necessary even in the off season), so the owner (Sinisa) was waiting for me. He welcomed me to their house and showed me my room. I stayed in the Studio Petra, which is a basic studio (bathroom/shower, stove, refrigerator, large bed, television, and wardrobe). The window in the room opens up to the walkway, which is nice if you want to feel the breeze or listen to local chatter. The room also had heating/AC though I did not have to use it. This is hostel-style accomodation, which is basic, so don't come expecting room service, bed and breakfast services, or in-house tour guides at your disposal. Instead, expect a comfortable, clean, convenient room and a friendly point in the right direction if necessary.

With that said, on my way out of town, Sinisa did help me arrange transportation. So during your stay, don't be afraid to drop the owners an e-mail or knock on their door for anything you may need. If they do not do it, they can point you in the right direction.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 8, 2011

We stayed in this apartment on 5 and 6 May 2011. We were two couples and were looking for an apartment with plenty of room. This apartment was enormous (about 150 square metres?) and was very comfortable for the four of us. It was perfectly located in the centre of the Old Town of Dubrovnik - ideal for strolling to all of the local attractions. Sinisa met us at the gates of the Old Town and walked with us to the apartment. At the end of our stay, he drove us to the airport - very helpful. Overall a very pleasant stay in a beautiful town.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2011

Lovely clean apartment Danijela, with an amazing location inside the old city walls. Sinisa, the owner, was very friendly and helpful.Very happy to have found these apartments and hope to return in the near future.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 20, 2010

My friend and I were in Dubrovnik for less then 48 hours. We totally got it right staying in the Old Town! At that time of year Dubrovnik was cold and rainy but the Old Town was still magical. The room in the house that we used was clean and, yes, simple, but it had everything that we needed, including a necessary electric heater.

The man owning the room picked us up from the airport at a very reasonable rate.

One thing though: be prepared for a workout climbing up those steep street steps! Though you could always reward yourself with an ice cream from the gorgeous shop down the road...

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2010

Myself and my girlfriend stayed here for 2 nights over the Easter Weekend. The room is a downstairs apartment with toilet facilities,tv and a cooker. It was really clean and cosy. The owner of the apartment is a very nice and helpful man (he dropped us off to the airport and gave us a tour of the city on the way back). It's 100% safe and for €50 per night it's excellent value. I'd certainly recommend this place to all my friends and family who wish to visit Dubrovnik. Thanks for a memorable weekend!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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istanbul
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Reviewed August 6, 2009

Great location in the old town. we were 7 friends staying in the same house so it was good for us. the room on the lowest floor was the cleanest, it had air condition and its own bathroom and kitchennette. the other 2 rooms upstairs shared the same bathroom but the bathroom was kind of old and not very comfortable. it had a very nice living room area with an ope kitchen on the very top floor. There was another aircondition there.
The owner of the house was reliable and helpful. Everything we needed was ready in the house. It was clean. We'd brought our own pillowcases but we didn't use them, everything was clean there was no need. There were more than enough towels, shampoo etc.
I can really recommend this house for a budget stay in the old town. I think it's better to stay in the old town to feel the atmosphere better.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
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Athlone, Ireland
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15 reviews
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Reviewed September 2, 2008

This is a nice clean budget apartment right in the centre of the old town in Dubrovnik. The nice thing about the apartment is that it is so central, but not noisy at night as it's back from the main street. There are a lot of steps up to the apartment though, so it's something to consider if you have a lot of luggage or have a disability. You can get a transfer to and from the airport with the owner for €30 and the husband and wife who own the apartments are very nice, (he also took us on our way back to the airport, up to a viewing point of the city which was very nice of him). The only disadvantage I would say is that, we were asked after the third day to turn off the air conditioning at night as the noise was bothering the woman who lived across from the apartments, this was a problem as it's very hot in Dubrovnik in August!!! Also we stayed in Apartment Daniela and there is only air conditioning in the sitting room and not the bedroom. My other problem was that the man who owned the apartment let himself in on the third day to discuss the air conditioning without knocking which to me was an invasion of privacy! I would however recommend this for a budget traveller for a nice clean central and quiet apartment that has everything you need.

  • Stayed August 2008
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Property: House Katarina - Old town
Address: Naljeshkoviceva 18, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
Location: Croatia > Dalmatia > Dubrovnik-Neretva County > Dubrovnik
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #87 of 179 B&Bs / Inns in Dubrovnik
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — House Katarina - Old town 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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