Castle Hostel 1004



The Review

Castle Hostel 1004 is a new, fun, and social hostel in the beautiful small town of Bled. The atmosphere is very friendly and the layout of the common room is very conducive to making conversation with fellow travelers and relaxing.

The Location<\b>

The hostel is located in a quiet neighbourhood on the fringe of the town centre. As the town itself is fairly small, the main attractions of Lake Bled, Bled town centre, and Bled Castle are all within easy walking distance, as are many bars and restaurants. A small supermarket supplying a wide range of groceries and fresh produce is located about twenty meters from the hostel. The bus station is situated only about five minutes down the road from the hostel. For those with cars, there is also a small amount of free parking space available at the hostel.

Rooms and Bathrooms<\b>

Dorms are bright, clean, and comfortable. There are also generously sized lockers allocated to each bunk. The dorm rooms are also lockable, for extra peace of mind. The bathrooms and toilets are new and clean and are numerous enough so that finding a free one is usually no trouble at all.

Common Spaces<\b>

The common spaces are one of the best things about this hostel. The large common area features a big-screen TV with a Playstation, multiple comfortable couches, three computers with internet available for use by guests, and plenty of room to sit at the tables. The common area also leads out onto the large, outdoor terrace, which is a great spot to hang out in summer or to lazily take in the beauty of the surrounding scenery.

The kitchen is very well appointed with all the required utensils, a large hob, and some cooking essentials (oil, salt, pepper). The large fridges have plenty of storage space for all your supplies if you are staying a while. Leftover food from previous guests is not wasted and placed in clearly labeled areas for use by guests. Environmentally aware guests will also appreciate the strong emphasis on separation of waste for recycling. The can crusher is a lot of fun. The kitchen can get a little busy around meal times, so plan accordingly.


This is a brilliant little hostel located in a prime location in Bled, providing a perfect atmosphere for interacting and socialising with fellow guests or just putting your feet up and relaxing.
by smilin_desperado Staff Reviewer
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Grajska Cesta 22, Bled (Lake Bled), Slovenia
46.372126, 14.104767 (accuracy not guaranteed)
+386 70 732 799
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95% Guest Reviews

Amazing place to stay
My stay was so comfortable that im missing Castle Hostel already.
Priyal Aggarwal
Age 22, Indian
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.
Wouldn't stay anywhere else
Well set up, clean hostel. Very helpful staff. Great common room and loads of activities.
Age 29
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!
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
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).
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
Susan Topf

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