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I gave them 100%, not because each of the 6 categories was perfect, but because the overall experience has been amazing, mostly because the lady is so warm and welcoming and makes us feel at home. The breakfast is great. Most important for us we have a great wifi connection in our room. And our room is practically overhanging the sea. So we've extended our 2 nights to about a week. If you're coming from Dubrovnik by bus, there must be a better way than going to Split first (1.5 hour detour).

Anonymous, 01th Nov 2010, Canada


hostel adria is great, it is worth a visit. it's outside of split, 30min by bus, but worth it though it is directly layed at the ocean. when you speak german, it is easy to deal with the grandmother, because the family lived in germany for a while.if not, she calls her granddaughter for any questions, so she tells you in english. the stay was even better cause we could help the family olive picking and had a great bbq later. we can definitely recommend this place to everybody!

eddaklicks1449, 19th Oct 2010, Germany


A great cozy place to stay, the staff are way too nice, always smiling. The place is absolutely clean, everything looks new and well equipped. The ocean is in front of the reception and just across the street from the rooms. 100% recomended.

Natalia, 15th July 2010


We had a very relaxed time here. Staff was very friendly and helpful! The location was a bit out of town as stated on hostelworld, however beaches were close to here and bus stops. Had an awesome time and would recommend it to everyone!

Lisa, 27th June 2010


The Hostel is literally by the beach. Sonya is great. The rooms are new and clean. Great common room to meet other travellers. Overall I had a great time and would def comeback again

Clarissa, 19th June 2010


I have nothing bad to say about this place. It's a little way from Split on the bus, but you wouldn't really want to stay in Split anyway. Run by a beautiful family who really looked after us while we were there. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

Steve, Australia | Male 18-24 | 27th October 2009


Definitely the best hostel i ever stayed at. Mira is the best cook in all croatia (Ohrstöpsel). Everyone was really helpful and hospitable. Special thanks to Milan for bringing us to Split, so we could go to Mostar. Nikola (Nicolai) is really an attraction ;). Everyone should come and visit us in the north, we would be really happy to see you again! We will come back... for sure! This is for Ante: Ej was geht ab? Liebe Grüße und noch mal vielen Dank, Steffi und Sören

Steffi, Germany | Couple 18-24 | 26th October 2009


Fantastic. Real hospitality. Very generous hosts. Spacious rooms, great common area, excellent internet. We enjoyed a couple of great bbqs together with the family's wine, local grappa and vegetables from the garden. The sea is at the door. You'd be nuts to stay anywhere else.

Adrian, Australia | | 08th August 2009


This hostel is freaking paradise! I have been traveling around for a while and there's no hostel to compare with Adria. You are welcomed with open arms, the place got that "home-feeling", and once you get here you don't want to leave. This is definitely the place to stay while in Croatia!

robinfrostensson8317, Sweden | Male 18-24 | 10th August 2009


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Attractions in Split, Croatia

It will take you only 20 minutes to get to Split from the Hostel Adria. Split will offer you many amusements.


Palace of Diocletian

The Palace was built in typical Roman military camp style by the architects Filotas and Zotikos. Emperor Diocletian lived in the Palace for only eight years until he died in 313 A.D. After his death the Palace was used as an administrative center and the governor’s residence. In 615 the Palace of Diocletian served as a refuge for the residents of Salona from the Avar invasion.

The Palace of Diocleatian is a well preserved building. It has such noteworthy attractions as the Temple of Jupiter, Cathedral of St. Dominus and the Peristyle on its territory.

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site the Palace of Diocletian is one of the stand out attractions in Croatia.

The Baptisery of St. John (former Jupiter Temple in the Palace of Diocletian)

Originally a Roman religious building, the Temple of Jupiter was consecrated in the 6th century. After consecration it is known as the Baptisery of St. John (Sv Ivan Krstitelj). The notable features in the Baptisery of St John are the baptismal font with a panel representing King Zvonimir as well as the other remarkable features.

Two bishops were entombed in the Baptisery of St John. Bishop John from the 8th century and Bishop Lawrence from the 11th century.


Brace Radica Square (a square on the territory of Diocletian Palace)

Brace Radica Square is a medieval square located in the Southwest of the Diocletian Palace in Split.

A statue of Marko Marulic is one of the three points of interest for the tourists on Brace Radica Square. Marko Marulic is considered to be the founder of the Croatian language literature.

The other one is the Marina Tower (Jrvojeva Kula). Built in the 15th century it is the only remain of a Venetian castle at Brace Radica Square.

On the Northern section of the square the Baroque-style Milesi Palace is located. The Palace is dating from the 17th century.

Cathedral of St Domnius (located on the territory of Diocletian Palace)

Originally Diocletian's mausoleum, the Cathedral of St Domnius (Katedral Sv. Duje) was designed by Filotas and consecrated in the 7th century. The look of the Cathedral has practically remained unchanged until nowadays. The only change was a 60 m/ 197ft bell tower built piecemeal from the 12th to 16th Centuries. From the bell tower you can enjoy a full view of the Palace of Diocletian.

The noteworthy features within the Cathedral of St Domnius are the Altar of St Domnius, and the 13th century hexagonal Romanesque stone pulpit.



Museum of Split (located within the Palace of Diocletian)

The Museum of Split occupies the former Gothic Papalic Palace that is considered to be the finest of the 15th and 16th century buildings constructed in the Palace of Diocletian’s open areas. The Gothic Papalic Palace was built by the master Juraj of Dalmatia.

The museum was founded in 1946 and is noted for its collection of books illustrating the history of Split from the 12th to 18 th Centuries.


Split Archaeological Museum

One of the oldest museums in Croatia, the Archaeological Museum of Split is a must-see for a tourist. The Museum was founded in 1820. Later it changed its location. In 1922 the Museum found its present location.

Approximately 150000 items are kept in Split, the largest Croatian collection of gems is also here. Among other collections there are: Roman glass, stone carvings from Salona, Greco Hellenistic ceramics, about 1600 ancient clay lamps. A lot of other bone and metal objects are displayed as well.


Marjan Forest Park

After a long foot walk around bustling city of Split tired tourists find shelter under pine trees of Marjan Forest Park. From the vantage point of Telegrin you can enjoy the spectacular views to sea.

It takes only about 15 minutes walk to reach Marjan Forest Park from central Split. The way goes down the old quarter of Varos.


Mestrovic Gallery

One of the most outstanding sculptors of the 20th century, a friend of renowned Rodin, Ivan Mestrovic lived in this building in the 1930s. Later, in 1950, his house was transformed to the Mestrovic Gallery, after Mestrovic had made a substantial donation of his art that is the bulk of the Gallery. It is here that you can see the most famous sculptures of Mestrovic. The gallery contains 17 drawings, eight bronze statues in the open garden, 28 reliefs in wood and a stone crucifix.


Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments

An indispensable part of a tourist visit to Split should be, of course, the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments – one of the oldest Croatian museums. It is still collecting and researching new items very actively, mostly in South Croatia. In a building that was designed by M.Kauzlaric and built in 1976 the collection of 20,000 items is kept. About a quarter of the collection that includes stone carvings from Croatian churches, jewellery, everyday items and weapons, is displayed to the visitors.

The museum also hosts multiple exhibitions of different character.



People's Square

The People's Square (Narodni Trg Pjaca) dates from the 15th century. Many buildings in Gothic, Renaissance and Venetian styles were built here by the local nobility. The most outstanding is the Venetian-Gothic Cambi Palace.


The Church of St Dominic

The Church of St. Dominic was built in the middle ages. In the 1930’s it was expanded. Its interior is decorated with artwork by Palma il Giovane and his followers: the works titled Miracle in Surian and Apparition in the Temple.

From the market place located in the very vicinity the best view of the Palace of Diocletian is available.