Where to Stay in Zagreb

Zagreb is not that big (for a capital city) and its city centre is fairly easy to walk around. If you are coming to see the historical district, the main tourist attractions, perhaps enjoy a bit of dining and nightlife, then you should stay in the central area (locally referred to as Centar = the centre), which is formed by two out of Zagreb’s 17 districts:

  • Donji Grad (Lower Town)
  • Gornji Grad (Upper Town)

Basically, if you look at a map of central Zagreb, you will find it divided by the main railway track, which goes almost exactly in the east-west direction. At the centre of everything there is Zagreb’s central train station (Glavni kolodvor). The main tourist districts are situated north of this train station, which means you should look for places to stay on the north side, not in the south.