Hostel Celica Art, Ljubljana

City Centre
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Hostel Celica Art provides a very interesting history and place to stay, suitable for both solo and small group travelers. The building itself has a unique feel and gives guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in the real Slovenia. Hostel Celica Art is a fun and unusual experience and definitely recommended.

The Location

The neighbourhood of this hostel is quite unique and popular in Ljubljana. The characteristics of the surrounding streets give a good representation of the artistic side of the city. The hostel is conveniently located a very short walk (ten minutes) from the bus and train station, so no taxi is necessary. The hostel is also only a short walk from the city centre, parks, and points of interest across the town. Access to shopping centres is easy and closely located.

Rooms and Bathrooms

All rooms in this hostel are very new and therefore clean and modern. The hostel provides both private rooms and up to seven-bed dorm rooms. All rooms are fresh and give a comforting feel to guests. The private rooms have been artistically renovated recently and give guests a stylish place to stay whilst reflecting the previous function of the building.

Within the seven-bed dorm room there is a large modern bathroom with one shower and one toilet, as well as an additional basin and mirror (outside the main bathroom). This allows ease of access for all guests sharing the dorm. The shower is of good quality, pressure, and temperature.

There are lockers (suitably sized for a large rucksack) assigned to each guest and lockable with the main key card used for building and room entry.

Common Spaces

The hostel provides guests with several common areas for hanging out, meeting new friends, and dining. There is a main kitchen (not for use by guests) and bar with restaurant. There are comfortable sitting areas with nooks for guests to chill out, and there are outdoor sitting spaces also. The dorm rooms share a common kitchen with fridge (no freezer), which is clean and provides sufficient cutlery and kitchenware. The hostel offers a book exchange and luggage storage. There is ample opportunity for travelers to meet other guests and have a drink or two.


Overall, this hostel is very trendy and well recommended. The vibe of the city is reflected in the hostel itself. Guests are welcomed and made to feel comfortable. There is a daily tour of the hostel building, which gives a great introduction for visitors to the history of the hostel and its area. A funky and fresh place to stay, the hostel is well located for those wishing to immerse themselves in the city during the day or the night.
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Published on Feb 14, 2022


About Hostel Celica

HIPPEST HOSTEL #1 by Lonely Planet
Hostel Celica in Ljubljana, Slovenia was proclaimed for hostel #1 by Lonely Planet and awarded the title of ‘Hippest Hostel in the World'.

> 24 Hour Reception
> BUFFET BREAKFAST included in price :-)
> TOURIST TAX included in price :-)
> 90 beds in 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-bedded rooms, 12-bedded dormitory

Hostel CELICA is an artistically renovated former prison turned into a hostel. Experience to sleep in a former cell with bars on the door and on the window! There are 20 cells, which were artistically renovated in a priceless work of art.

Situated in the comfortable designed attic there are 6 multi-bedded rooms, an apartment and a dormitory with their own bathrooms.

> Free internet
> The reception is open 24/7 and also serves as a tourist information point.
> Restaurant, bar and Oriental café
> Laundry facilities
> Guests' kitchen
> Art gallery
>> Guided tours of the hostel: every day at 2 PM
> Meeting rooms

- 5 minutes walking distance form Ljubljana's main railway and bus station
- 8 minutes walking distance from the main Preseren square
- 0 minutes to Metelkova city party zone
>> Hostel Celica is situated in the centre of Ljubljana among a new cultural area surrounded by the Ethnographic museum of Slovenia and the alternative cultural center "Metelkova city" with galleries, artists' studios, library, cultural events and a vivid weekend party life (live music: from Free Jazz, Noise to Dub and Techno in the concert hall, clubs and community run clubs for handicapped youth, gay and lesbians).

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Location and Contact


• Hostel CELICA is situated in the heart of Ljubljana, just 300m from the central railway and bus station and approximately 700m from the city center (Prešeren Square and old town).
• Arrival by:
• TRAIN & BUS: 5 minutes walking distance from the Train and Bus Station;
• PLANE: Ljubljana, Brnik Airport; daily busses to the main Bus station,
• CAR: 30 minutes from the Highway (follow the sign Ljubljana - Center and Train station)
• Hostel CELICA
• opening hours: 0 - 24
• Metelkova 8, SI - 1000 Ljubljana.
• t.: + 386 1 230 97 00
• f.: + 386 1 230 97 14



Address: Zavod Šouhostel Metelkova 8, City Centre, Ljubljana, Balkans, Slovenia

Distance to city center: 1.07 km

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Website Hostel Celica Art Ljubljana
Phone Number: +386 (1) 230 97 00
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Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller



Luggage Storage



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning


Board Games

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Cultural Tour/Class

Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers




Live Music/Performance

Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental


Walking Tours

Wheelchair Accessible


Service Animals

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Large (60-100 beds)

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