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Private accommodation makes up the largest share in the total number of all accommodation capacities and forms the backbone of tourism in Croatia.

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Advantages of private accommodation

7 reasons to stay in private accommodation

Although it has many more advantages, we have selected the 7 most important advantages of staying in private accommodation while on the vacation in Croatia.

  1. 1
    you pay a significantly lower price compared to hotel accommodation with the same level of quality (categorization) of accommodation
  2. 2
    you have an incomparably greater offer and choice of accommodation whether you want to spend a vacation in the city center, first row to the sea, by the pool, in nature and solitude...
  3. 3
    you have the opportunity to meet your hosts, who will do their best so you can spend a carefree vacation with your family
  4. 4
    you can get very valuable information from your hosts about the place, tourist attractions, hidden beaches, best restaurants...
  5. 5
    in direct contact with your hosts, you do not pay high agency fees (the Laganini.com web portal is based on direct contact between guests and landlords)
  6. 6
    Eventually, you become regular guests who feel like at home when staying in the same private accommodation thanks to the friendliness and kindness of your host.
  7. 7
    very often the hosts will offer and give you homemade delicious local products, and most often you can also buy from them various homemade products (olive oil, wine, brandy...)

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Top private accommodation

Top private accommodation

We carefully selected Top accommodation in Croatia so you can easily find your dream apartment, vacation home with a swimming pool, or traditional stone villa. Top accommodation will meet all your expectations.

Accommodation with pool

Accommodation with pool

If you like to enjoy yourself in privacy of your own swimming pool, then you can search for all private accommodation in Croatia which has a swimming pool. Mostly it is holiday homes, but there are luxury apartments and rooms which also offer a swimming pool.

Accommodation next to the sea (first row to the sea)

Accommodation next to the sea (first row to the sea)

Looking for apartment, holiday home, or villa by the sea (first row to the sea)? Choose from our rich offer of seafront private accommodation and spend an unforgettable vacation next to the beach and crystal clear Adriatic sea!

Luxury accommodation

Luxury accommodation

From Rovinj in Istria to Dubrovnik in Dalmatia, Laganini.com offers you 5 stars luxury accommodation. Stone villas decorated with traditional charm, or modern villas located along the Adriatic coast – the choice is of course yours.

Pets are welcome

Pets are welcome

Do you want to take your best friend with you on vacation? Choose from private accommodation that is pet-friendly and where is your pet welcome and have a great vacation with your entire family (including your pet) in Croatia!

Tradition in tourism

Development and importance of private accommodation in Croatia

Tourism in Croatia is one of the most important industries (accounting for close to 20% of GDP), and private accommodation is one of the carriers of Croatian tourism. There are several reasons why private accommodation is not only one of the special features of Croatian tourism but also in the world of tourism in general. In addition to making the largest part of accommodation capacity, private accommodation is the most popular and most desirable for guests and tourists who come on vacation to Croatia.

A brief history of tourism and private accommodation
Primošten 1960.

Primošten (1960.)

Primošten 2020.

Primošten (2020.)

Croatia has a very long tradition in tourism since the middle of the 19th century, more precisely since 1844, when the first hotel in Croatia was built - Villa Angiolina in Opatija. At the end of the 19th century, numerous other hotels were opened in towns Crikvenica, Opatija, Dubrovnik, Hvar...

Significant development of tourism was recorded after World War II, especially after the 1960s. Primarily hotels were built, but private accommodation also developed in parallel, especially after the 1980s, when locals saw an opportunity to improve their household budgets and began to host tourists in their homes.

Tourism, and especially private accommodation, experienced a strong rise after the Homeland War (early 2000s), when numerous private apartment houses and holiday homes were built. With the new accommodation objects, the quality of private accommodation is growing, which is less and less lagging behind hotel accommodation.

Rise of tourism and private accommodation in Croatia

Today, private accommodation forms the backbone of Croatian tourism and participates with 41% of total overnight stays in 2019 . It is followed by hotel accommodation with 35%, camps with 14% and other types of accommodation with 10% of total overnight stays.

In the graphs shown below, we can best see the growing popularity of Croatia as a tourist destination in terms of the number of arrivals and overnight stays, as well as the great importance of private accommodation in Croatian tourism.

Number of tourists from 2010. to 2019. in millions of arrivals (guests)

* In 2010, 10.6 million tourists visited Croatia, and in 2019 as many as 19.5 million tourists.

Number of tourist overnights by types of tourist accommodation facilities in 2019.

* 41% of overnight stays in 2019 were realized in private accommodation (rooms, apartments, studio apartments, holiday homes).

It is no wonder that Croatia is one of the world's most desirable tourist destinations, when the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea, according to research by the European Environment Agency, is the second cleanest sea in Europe.

Lonely Planet named Croatia the best tourist destination in 2005, while National Geographic Adventure named Croatia the best destination for 2006. According to the analysis of Google data, Croatia was the most desirable country for vacation in the world during 2015 and 2016.

All this is more than enough for an invitation to visit Croatia and spend your vacation in private accommodation!

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