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Hostels in Ljubljana

Hostels traditionally offer low price accommodation, perhaps with somewhat Spartan facilities. Often, the sleeping area was in a shared dormitory maybe even with bunk beds and the washing facilities were also common. However, that definition seems to be changing, at least somewhat, and now, perhaps all that differentiates a hostel from a hotel is the price. Indeed, some hostels now offer private rooms with en suite facilities. Traditional hostels still exist, so if you want privacy, check before you book. Hostels can be a fertile ground for meeting other backpackers from all over the world; they tend to attract adventurous types with little money and big appetites for adventure.

The price for hostel accommodation varies with the season and the number of people sharing but seems to range from 15 to 30 € per night. Many of the hostels in Ljubljana have opened up within the last five years. The hostels are spread across the city from central locations, near the train station (Hostel Celica, Metelkova ulica 8; an artistically renovated former prison) to the historic centre of the town (Hostel Alibi, Cankarjevo nabrezje 27) and outlying areas.

School’s out
Ljubljana is, amongst other things, a student town. When the academic year is over, between June and August, cheap accommodation can be found in one of four student hostels: Dijaški dom; Bežigrad; Ivana Cankarja; Poljane, and Tabor. The cost for this type of accommodation is between 9 and 15 € per night.

Further Information
The tourist information centre, located at the Triple Bridge in the heart of Ljubljana, will be able to help you with further information on hostel and other types of accommodation. Various websites give listings for hostel accommodation in and around Ljubljana; at least 15 hostels are listed on-line

On-line Hostel Accommodation