Youth Hostel Villa Marija, Hvar
Set on a hill a fair stroll from the action in Hvar town, the Villa Marija offers several facilities you would expect of a three- or even four-star hotel. For a start, it has a pool, a cocktail bar and even a private apartment if you’d rather not sleep in one of the 100-plus dorm beds. You can also book boats, scooters and various excursions. As well as comfort, security is paramount, with pin-protected admission to each individual dorm.