Hostel Celica is a buzzing place to stay for travelers of all types. Although it's quite large, the hostel still has a personal feeling as you'll see the same staff at the reception and bar. It offers plenty of activities and amenities, as well as a good base to explore Ljubljana.
Hostel Celica is located in Metalkova, an area uniquely run by the artist crowd. This local culture is expressed in a variety of ways -- between the talented graffiti decorating the basketball court and skate park, or the head-pounding rock that pours from the local clubs until 4a.m., this hostel and neighborhood offer a flavorful, fun experience.
If you arrive in Ljubljana by train, be sure to print off directions and a map before arriving. Once you find the hostel, you're good to go. It's a few minutes from the main areas of Ljubljana, and you'll meander down small brick streets on your way down to the downtown and river. Don't worry about public transport, as almost everything is in easy walking distance in the city.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The hostel offers an incredibly wide range of room types, from the infamous cell room (the hostel was originally a jail), to a six-bed dorm. Some of the rooms, though clean and bright, are quite small, and it can feel very cramped if everyone is in the room at the same time.
Most of the rooms have bathrooms attached, and though they are fairly small, they contain plenty of hooks and shelves. Don't expect hand towels and soap, but you will find chocolates on your pillow when you arrive! If you charm the housekeepers, they may even give you a handful.
The common spaces are in abundance in this hostel. Several dining rooms merge into each other and then into a patio. The computer room has two to three computers (depends on if they're all working), and a line to use them builds up quickly. The reception has plenty of tourism information, so if you're thinking about booking a day trip or overnight trip, definitely speak with the staff. They'll be happy to help you plan out your stay in Slovenia, and can provide you with directions, recommendations, and advice. The front desk also has a book exchange, though you won't be able to go behind the desk to make your choice.
On the top floor (there are three main ones), a kitchen and sitting area is build underneath a large skylight, providing a less hectic social space. Piled high with cushions, this can be a great place to cook, drink, and talk. The hostel offers full meals and the bar is open throughout the day. Lunch and dinner are provided for a relatively inexpensive price with high quality.
Hostel Celica offers excellent service, expansive facilities, and great amenities in a great location. If you're looking for a popular hostel with a large crowd of people and a party atmosphere, go here.