Lost in a tourist hot spot: Why I didn’t like my stay in Dubrovnik. There are not many places on this planet, that I didn’t enjoy visiting a lot. But Dubrovnik’s old town is one of them. A backpacking trip to Dubrovnik is nothing, that I would necessarily recommend to individual travelers, that love to discover authentic places, to meet locals and to find hidden spots on a backpacking trip around Croatia. When I had traveled to Dubrovnik, I expected to arrive in a historical dream world. And it is true, that I saw interessting architecture in the old town of Dubrovnik. But where had the magic gone? I just felt lost between hordes of cruise ship tourists, the smell of cheap instant noodles in my overcrowded small hostel and overpriced town wall sightseeing.