HOW TO CHOOSE A SOBE
Look for sobe owners who have brochures or photos of their accommodations.
Always view the room before paying.
Feel free to negotiate the price.
Make sure the owner speaks English so that your needs are understood.
Go with your gut feelings.
Be prepared to walk away.
Know what your must-haves and concessions are
HOW TO BOOK
Reserve early if you plan on visiting Croatia from June through August, its busiest tourist season.
Visit the Croatia Assn. for Small and Family Hotels at http://www.omh.hr for more tips, information and online booking options. Risk-averse travelers can also book sobes online at http://www.hostelworld.com, http://www.priceline-europe.com (Villa Katja) and http://www.hostelbookers.com.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times