Source: Croatian National Tourist Board – Ivo Biočina

Host to the first-ever digital nomad conference in Croatia in October, 2020, Dubrovnik  also held the world’s first digital nomad-in-residence program in April 2021.

Dubrovnik is now embracing the future of work and showcasing its lifestyle pedigree, while showing the world of the riches to be found beyond the famous city walls.  Coworking, coliving and community are top on the development list. 

Coworking (Updated 2022)

Dubrovnik has a number of workspaces in progress, so we will update accordingly.

Lazareti Hub is currently the only official coworking space, just on the edge of the city walls. In a stunning building with sea views, it offers a warm, Instagrammable space with fast WiFi. There’s a cafe and restaurant upstairs too, just reach out before turning up!


Dubrovnik has been popular for decades and in turn has a well developed expat community. The past few years has seen a shift away from cruise ship tourism to medium and long term stayers, and despite being in its infancy there is a close community of digital nomads. Here’s the expat page and the Digital Nomads community.

If you’ve had enough of the coworking space or your apartment, there are a few cafes we like to hang out at and work. We also love a drink or two at Mama’s, Sunset Beach and D’Vino.

Outside of the office, Dubrovnik has the hinterland where you can explore and hike, as well as the island of Lokrum a short boat ride away. TZ Dubrovnik also announce all their events through the calendar on their website, from dance, music, art and more. Keep an eye out in the aforementioned Digital Nomad and Expat Facebook groups too for local events.

When the weekend comes, it’s time to get out your weekend bag and sometimes your passport. You have the option to visit a number of places in Montenegro, like the infamous Kotor, or head inland to Bosnia and Herzegovina, perhaps a trip to Mostor. Alternatively, jump on a boat to Mljet or drive up the coast to eat oysters in Ston or drink wine in the Pelješac peninsula. Drop us a message on Facebook if you’re short of ideas!


Whether you’d prefer to live near a coworking space, or a bit further out, check what’s available on DNA Stay, our dedicated longer term rental website for digital nomads.

There is a main city market towards the ferry port, where you can buy your groceries. Or pop to your local green market in your neighbourhood! We always recommend buying regularly and building up a rapport, learning a bit of Croatian along the way. If you don’t want to leave home then you can also order through Glovo or Wolt.


Dubrovnik is almost as far south as it goes, so once you’re that far down then check out what Flixbus has to offer to get you back to Split or beyond. 

If you want to head to Zagreb, Rijeka or Osijek, then you should really head to Dubrovnik Airport to avoid the long drive. The airport has flights all year round including some seasonal long haul destinations such as New York or Dubai.

A few other facts:

  • The Republic of Dubrovnik abolished slavery in 1416, long before the USA was conceived.
  • Dubrovnik has its own Shakespeare, Marin Drzic, and James Bond, Dusko Popov. 
  • Quarantine was invented by Dubrovnik in 1377, and you can cowork in the Lazareti compound today.
  • The oldest working pharmacy in Europe is in Dubrovnik. 
Festivals worth checking out:
  • Feast of St. Blaise (February 3) – the beloved patron saint of Dubrovnik. Simply the best time to visit.
  • Dubrovnik Summer Festival (July to September) – a world-class international celebration of the arts.
  • The folklore ensemble Lindjo hold regular concerts from May.
  • Dubrovnik Good Food Festival (October).
  • Dubrovnik Winter Festival.