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Hostelz.com's Review
Castle Hostel 1004 is very popular with backpackers. Linen, towels, and Wi-Fi are included in the price. There is free internet access in the lobby. There is reception staff twenty-four hours a day and security cameras are being installed. Laundry is available for a fee. There is no AC but there is heating. It is clean, bright, and new. The staff can book guided trips, bike rentals, and sports activities.

The Location

This hostel has a prime location right by the lake. It is in the same building as the Bled Hostel -- the Castle Hostel is around the back behind the 1004 pub. It is a quick walk from the bus station. There are food markets nearby and also restaurants and bars. They don't have their own parking lot but parking is available on the street.

Rooms and Bathrooms

It has forty-two beds, arranged like dorms with bunk beds. It has two dorms with ten beds as well as one four-bed dorm and two eight-bed dorms and two double rooms -- all ensuite. The dorms are not separated by gender. The rooms are tight so there is not much personal space but are in mint condition with brand new beds and mattresses that are very comfortable. The bathrooms are brand new and spotless. There is plenty of hot water and real showers. The whole hostel was remodeled in 2008. There is no storage space but the hostel will provide luggage storage.

Common Spaces

There is no kitchen and the common space is the pub attached to the building. Guests get a free entrance pass to a local night club. Socializing is done in the bar.

Summary

This hostel is a good value for backpackers because of the prime location and value for the money. It is clean and brand new and the staff are very friendly and willing to help guests plan activities in the Bled area. All the guests mingle in the bar attached to the hostel and the crowd is very welcoming.

Review by S. Topf

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May 2008

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Castle Hostel 1004 Reviews from the Web
Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
5   Amazing place to stay My stay was so comfortable that im missing Castle Hostel already.  , age 22, Indian ()
5   Great place to stay in Bled Castle Hostel 1004 was great. Located not far from the lake with good cooking facilities. the beds were clean and comfortable and the facilities always clean. The hostel is small, so noise can be heard from the living room if you are trying to sleep early. The staff are very helpful and friendly. It was almost like staying with family. The only disappointment was that some builders were doing renovation works outside our room for the time we were there and would start quite early at 7 or 8 in the morning and their drills would wake us up. Besides that we had a great time and would definitely stay here again if we come back to Slovenia.  , Australia ()
5   Wouldn't stay anywhere else Well set up, clean hostel. Very helpful staff. Great common room and loads of activities.  , age 29 ()
2   Never again ... If you want to go to Bled and have a party all the time, it is probably the best place ... It was impossible to sleep at night because of the continuous party in the "living room". There was nobody from the stuff in the nighttime in the hostel so anyone could just get into and have fun! It is not a good choice for someone who would like to do something more than only party in Bled!  ()
5   Great Little Hostel The hostel was actually in the finishing processes of being made when I went there. It was very nice, modern and clean with excellent facilities. The staff were very friendly and helpful, They drove us out to a nearby gorge. Easy walking distance to the Lake and you get loads of discounts in local places.  , age 19, British ()
5   Very good, nice place for the cheapest price in town Comfy, nice, and very clean rooms. Very good staff. Had also fridge in my room, big bathrooms. My room was also rather big. Free internet as much as wanted & needed. I was staying there in June, 2008. The hostel is rather new and it's still growing -- and i think after short time it will be even better (more facilities).  , Latvia ()

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