The Balkan Backpacker vs Karmen Apartments

Both The Balkan Backpacker and Karmen Apartments are recommended by professionals. On balance, Karmen Apartments scores significantly better than The Balkan Backpacker. Karmen Apartments comes in at 84 with approval from 6 publications like Afar Magazine, Time Out and The Telegraph.

The Balkan Backpacker
7 / 10
Svetog Simuna 15, Dubrovnik 20000, Croatia
From $98 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Breakfast included
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Rough Guide
"Genuine backpacker hostel in a three-storey stone house, in one of the most atmospheric parts of the Old Town."
Time Out
"The reception-cum-common room makes socialising easy, and you can forage for breakfast ingredients (included in the price) in the communal kitchenette." Full review
"This friendly hostel in the Old Town has four-bed and six-bed dorms, with lockers and linen provided... a good place to meet others if you’re travelling alone." Full review
Lonely Planet
"Tucked away by the city walls, this classic backpackers is warm and welcoming with a lively atmosphere."
Karmen Apartments
8 / 10
Bandureva 1, Dubrovnik 20 000, Croatia
From $25 /night
  • Free Internet
  • Kitchenette
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baggage storage
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Safe
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"An excellent budget choice in the Old Town, these homey, light, and airy apartments look directly onto the fishing boats in the old harbor." Full review
Time Out
"Four comfortable year-round apartments at affordable prices not five minutes’ walk from the old port." Full review
"The four-room Karmen Apartments is a value property with an excellent Old Town location and lots of charm." Full review
The Telegraph
"Overlooking the harbour in Dubrovnik's Old Town, these homely self-catering apartments offer Bohemian décor with an eclectic mix of antiques, quirky bric-a-brac, floral fabrics and modern art." Full review
Afar Magazine
"Ultra-friendly Marc van Bloemen’s Old Town inn has four comfortable full-service apartments that will make you feel like Dubrovnik is home" Full review
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