HI - Bled - Penzion Bledec Youth Hostel resembles a quaint version of the typical HI hostel -- immaculately clean, very quiet, and an older crowd. You'll find local patrons in the breakfast room in the morning, and the older manager of the hostel seems a little distracted though quite friendly.
The village of Bled is quite small, so everything is within walking distance of the hostel. After arriving in Bled (typically via bus, as the train only goes to a nearby town), the hostel is a ten-minute walk away. Although the streets are hardly well-marked, the town is too small to hide anything, and all the hostels are located on the same road.
You'll find the local Slovenian restaurant right down the hill or a hearty pizza spot around the corner. Bled's nightlife is very quiet, but there is a local pub right down the road from the hostel that can pack a good crowd. The hostel is very convenient for those wanting to climb up to the castle; one of the trails starts on the hostel property, and the owner is more than happy to point the way for you.
Rooms and Bathrooms
Converted from an old house, the hostel is built of old oak wood and dark carpets. The rooms are large with plenty of space, containing a table and several wardrobes. Although the rooms do not offer lockers, each room does have an ensuite bathroom/shower for approximately ten beds. The bathrooms are spacious and very clean, with a large sized shower.
The hostel doesn't really offer "social" spaces, as it just tends to be too quiet compared to a typical hostel. It does offer a small chair in the lobby, a small side room with a couch and a table, and a large dining room for meals (breakfast is included in the price). The hostel seems to be occupied typically by older groups, families, and younger travelers. The hostel provides free Wi-Fi, and you can borrow the reception desk to use the internet if you don't have your own access point.
HI - Bled - Penzion Bledec Youth Hostel offers a quiet, secluded place to relax while absorbing the natural beauty in Bled. It's a great place to stay if you're looking for a quieter experience.