Solo Female Travel in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, renowned as the "Pearl of the Adriatic," is located on the Dalmatian coast in southern Croatia. This breathtaking city is famous for its distinctive Old Town, encircled by massive stone walls dating back to the 16th century. The UNESCO World Heritage site is brimming with stunning Gothic and Renaissance architecture, including the awe-inspiring Rector's Palace, the majestic Dubrovnik Cathedral, and the ancient city walls that offer breathtaking vistas of the azure Adriatic Sea. Known for its vibrant culture, Dubrovnik is also the real-life filming location for King’s Landing from the Game of Thrones series, drawing fans from around the globe. Local Mediterranean cuisine, sun-drenched beaches, and warm hospitality further amplify the city's irresistible charm.

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Is Dubrovnik good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Very safe

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.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Dubrovnik's Old Town is quite compact and easily walkable, making it convenient for a solo female traveler. However, it does involve a lot of steps and cobblestone streets, so good walking shoes are a must. Outside the Old Town, the city is larger and may require public transport or taxis. English is widely spoken which makes it easier to ask for directions. Remember to always keep a map handy in case you get lost.
Things to do:

Things to do:Fascinating

Dubrovnik, also known as the 'Pearl of the Adriatic', is a stunning destination packed with historical and cultural richness. As a solo female traveler, you will be captivated by the city's ancient city walls, elegant Baroque buildings, and spectacular views of the turquoise Adriatic Sea. You can explore the endless labyrinth of cobblestone streets, bustling local markets, or tranquil monasteries. Visit the impressive fortresses of Lovrijenac and Bokar for a taste of history, and take the cable car ride to Mount Srđ for panoramic views. The city's charming cafés offer relaxation, and opportunities for culinary exploration are enormous. Despite being a popular destination, Dubrovnik maintains a safe environment for solo female travelers. Its welcoming local culture and easy navigation make it an appealing destination for solo exploration.
Food:

Food:Above average

Dubrovnik offers a wide variety of dishes, displaying a rich gastronomic tradition. Seafood is exceptionally fresh and well-prepared, often prepared with local herbs and olive oil. You can find everything from high-end dining to local taverns serving delicious local specialties. Vegetarian options exist but are a bit limited. Overall, the food is fantastic.
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Dubrovnik, while beautiful, can be moderately expensive compared to other European destinations. Costs can add up between accommodations, dining out, and entry fees for museums and attractions. However, if planned wisely by eating at local markets and making use of the natural amenities, it can be managed on a mid-range budget.

Is Dubrovnik worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 21 experiences

Things to do

4.7/5

Safety

4.9/5

Food

4.4/5

Budget-friendly

3.4/5
Caiti

Caiti (37)

United Kingdom

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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
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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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 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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 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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I spent three nights in Dubrovnik, it's really beautiful. It definitely turned out to be more expensive than other parts of Croatia I've visited, especially when it comes to food and drinks. I bought some stuff in the supermarket for breakfast and snacks during the day, so I could eat only for dinner and save money for attractions and activities. My favorite thing that I did was taking part in a guided kayak tour. Three hours of kayaking in the bay, you go to the island of Lokrum and stop by a cave to swim and snorkel. Separately, I also went for a walk to the top of Mount Srd, which has amazing views at the top (and it's a free attraction). I highly recommend both these things, as well as the city walls.

Posted: June 23, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Nadiah

Nadiah

Singapore

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Dubrovnik is just… too damn gorgeous, just breathtaking. I literally cried when I saw the old port because omg it feels like a scene out of a movie, the water is really turquoise and it looks so so pretty and the old town just had such a familiar and ancient vibe. I honestly would want to come to Croatia again in the summer … some other time hehehe. It really is so damn gorgeous and It was so therapeutic,

Posted: June 14, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I loved Dubrovnik. Since the city is a UNESCO World Heritage site, most of the architecture has been preserved. You feel like you're walking through the set of a medieval movie. Absolutely amazing. In addition, I participated in a tour of Game of Thrones filming locations, as some scenes were shot there.

Posted: May 24, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I didn't particularly like Dubrovnik. The city was really crowded with cruise tourists. I also found it to be really expensive. It was so hot there that I couldn't manage to visit the walls because it was too humid. Although the city was beautiful.

Posted: April 23, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 5/5
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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
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Dubrovnik is truly amazing. I loved kayaking around the island of Lokrum, it was a wonderful experience. The Game of Thrones trail tour was also fantastic, an incredible place. Wednesdays were the busiest days because cruise ships arrived. I also had day trips to Mostar and Kotor, both places are definitely worth visiting.

Posted: February 18, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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