Is Dubrovnik Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Dubrovnik is generally safe for solo female travellers. Dubrovnik has low crime rates and the locals are hospitable and friendly. It's common for tourists to roam the city streets and stunning coastal region without encountering any issues. However, as with any destination, always stay vigilant, especially at night and while in crowded places. Petty theft, like pickpocketing, can occasionally occur in busy tourist areas. Stick to populated areas, take care of your belongings and avoid unlit, deserted locations at night.

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Safety at night:Safe

Dubrovnik is generally safe for women traveling alone even at night. The city is well lit, and there is usually a good amount of people out, even in the evenings. Crime rate is relatively low, and locals are usually helpful and respectful towards tourists. However, as with any city, exercise common sense, stay in well-populated areas at night, and utilize trusted transportation services when possible.

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Dubrovnik is actually quite safe and generally reliable. Buses are the most common form of public transport and they tend to be clean and well-maintained. Most locals and visitors use public transportation without any major issues. However, during peak tourist season, buses can become quite crowded, so it is always a good idea to take care of personal belongings to prevent petty theft. Additionally, while most public transport operates during night, frequencies reduce, so plan journeys ahead. English is widely spoken, which makes it easy for travelers to navigate.

Street harassment:Low

Dubrovnik is generally safe for solo female travelers. Street harassment is not a common issue, and most locals are courteous and helpful to tourists. Just like any other popular destination, occasional comments or stares might occur particularly in crowded areas but it's relatively infrequent. Standard precautions such as being aware of your surroundings and avoiding dimly lit areas at night should suffice for a comfortable travel experience.

Petty crimes:Low

Dubrovnik is relatively safe when it comes to petty crimes such as pickpocketing and purse snatching. These incidents are infrequent and largely opportunistic due to the city's high tourist traffic. However, like anywhere, it's important to stay vigilant and take standard precautions. Be aware of your belongings, particularly in crowded tourist hotspots and on public transport, and avoid flaunting valuables or large sums of money.

Tap water:Very safe

Tap water in Dubrovnik is of high quality and completely safe to drink. There's no need to buy bottled water, you can refill your bottle anywhere, even from public fountains located in and around the city. It meets all the criteria of the European Union for drinking water.

Is Dubrovnik safe to travel?

4.9 /5

Based on 21 experiences


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Solo travel experience

I felt v safe. There’s not a huge amount to do and most people are quietly and stylishly dining together. Beautiful restaurants and medieval streets. But Ive just arrived in split which feels much more partyish and lively

Posted: April 12, 2024Experienced: April, 2024
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I was in Dubrovnik last September and I was delighted. I felt very safe there, they have excellent public communication, and the infrastructure is amazing for such a small city. I participated in several tours and stayed right across from the water. There is plenty to do there, and this tiny city is beautiful and clean.

Posted: July 30, 2023
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Dubrovnik was beautiful. I rented an Airbnb with a veranda overlooking the ocean, and on the right I could see the Old Town. It was especially beautiful at night, when the Old Town was beautifully lit. Very safe for female travelers, I saw many single women walking around at about 10:00 PM.

Posted: April 17, 2023
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I visited Dubrovnik and I consider it a very safe city to travel around as a solo female traveler! I was there in April and I stayed at the Old Town Hostel, which turned out to be extremely safe and friendly.

Posted: November 27, 2022
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Travel plan: Day 1: - visiting the old town and walking along the walls Day 2: - trip to the blue cave and sunset on Mount Srđ Day 3: - Lokrum Island Day 4: - Sveti Jakov beach Day 5: - three-day cruise around the islands Safety: I felt incredibly safe. Recommendations: Dubrovnik is expensive, but I loved it.

Posted: September 20, 2022
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To do: - Visit West Harbor - Take a walk along the city walls - Jump off a cliff at Buza Bar - Search for "Game of Thrones" locations - Take a one-day trip to Pasjaca beach - Explore the alleys of the Old Town - Visit Onofrio's Fountain - Swim under the medieval walls of the Old Town - Climb Mount Srđ and admire views of the Old Town - Spend the day at Banje beach - Take a one-day trip to Lokrum island - Swim at Šulić beach Safety: I always felt safe. Recommendations: Dubrovnik is historically amazing, but also expensive and full of tourists.

Posted: September 13, 2022
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To do list: - A day on the beach at Plaza Sveti Jakov - Go kayaking - Walk on the city walls - Dinner at Prora - Cable car ride - Drink at Bard - Eat in the garden at Konoba Jezuite Safety: Dubrovnik is a very safe city, so you don't have to be afraid to go out at night. Recommendations: Dubrovnik is great, but expensive and crowded.

Posted: September 6, 2022
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To do: - Lokrum - Lovrijenac - Restaurant and nightclub on Banje Beach - Rector's Palace - Minčeta Fortress - Church and Monastery of the Franciscans - Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Sponza Palace Safety: As a solo traveler, I felt safe. Recommendations: Dubrovnik is a very beautiful place to visit, but it is very expensive.

Posted: August 30, 2022
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Is Dubrovnik safe right now?

Before your visit to Dubrovnik, it's essential to check travel advisories for Croatia, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.

United States Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The United States government advises exercising normal precautions in Croatia. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 26, 2023

Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian government advises taking normal security precautions in Croatia. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: March 25, 2024

Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises exercising normal safety precautions in Croatia. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: October 31, 2023

Is Dubrovnik worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 21 experiences

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Solo travel experience

Charming little town. Don't hesitate to walk around the city walls to admire the beautiful view of the old town (if I remember correctly, it cost 25€). There is also another place with a nice view, accessible by cable car (which you have to pay extra for), near the city centre. One day is more than enough to explore the old town.

Posted: September 17, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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I only spent a day there, but I really enjoyed walking around the city. I highly recommend the Panorama Restaurant. It's located at the top of the cable car and is the best place to watch the sunset. Buza Bar is a great place for a drink.

Posted: June 26, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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