Private accommodation remains the most popular form of accommodation on Hvar, and the island has a long tradition of its residents hosting tourists in their homes.
In recent years, there has been a marked improvement in quality, and there are now many more private villas for rent. Apartments remain the most popular, choice, however, and there is quite a choice on the market!
Methods of booking have changed considerably in the last ten years. It used to be the case that each ferry was met with many locals holding ‘Sobe, sobe’ or ‘Zimmer frei’ signs, but the Internet has revolutionised the way people book. Major websites such as Booking.com and AirBnB have meant that having an online presence is now much more important, and more than 90% of bookings now take place before arrival on the island.
You will be required to give your documents to your host on arrival for registration into the eVisitor system. This is just a formality and should only take a few minutes. Be aware also that there is a tourist tax of 1 euro a day to be paid, but this is almost always included in the price of rental.