Overnight stays (accommodation) in specific rented rooms and apartments (in private housing) are the most affordable accommodation available.
In some towns, this is the only type of accommodation available.
The registration of guests and room assignment is conducted by the local tourism board and the rooms are divided into three categories.
The first category is rooms with private bathroom facilities, in the second the bathroom facilities are separated from the room but used only by those guests sleeping in the room. The prices of these rooms are approximately between one-quarter and one-third the price of hotel accommodation.
Apartments are also categorized.
Village accommodation (in Croatia called "Private Accommodation"), similar to Greece, is plentiful and generally of very high standard, all licensed by the authorities.
The owners normally market them through local tourist offices and village travel agents, which are usually in the most prominent location in the resort/village, ie. bus station or harbour.
They would normally see your requirements and make appointment to see several properties, usually the owners family live on the ground floor and let rooms/apartments upstairs to tourists.
Some have taverna or restaurant and can arrange meals.
Prices range from 5 to 15 pounds per person/night , depending on the season, type of accommodation and location.