You are looking for hostels in Slovenia? Good news, you have come to the right place.
On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Slovenia hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Slovenia.
All Cities in Slovenia
We list every single hostel in Slovenia and the world. In total, we have 50 cities in Slovenia for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.
Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.
Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Slovenia. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.
Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Slovenia
Slovenia is a beautiful country to visit. One of the ex-Yugoslavian countries, Slovenia was not much affected by the war that followed for the other countries in the region. While the others endured nasty wars for years, Slovenia managed to separate relatively peacefully with only a ten day conflict.
The capital city of Slovenia is Ljubljana. It is quite a small city but has a really nice charm to it. You can take a walking tour around the city centre and visit many of the sights. They have the famous cannon that rings out at noon every day from the clock tower just around the corner from the Museum of Broken Relationships. The Austro-Hungarian architecture of the buildings and churches from the Ottoman empire is also quite impressive. There are quite a number of buildings here that were designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik, which are considered to be works of art around the city. Climbing to the top of the fortification at sunset also gives a great view over the city. Most of the attractions can be visited within a day or two. There are hostels scattered around in different parts of the city. Most of them are within walking distance of the centre as the city is quite small. The bus station is on the outskirts of town, so if you are looking for one close to the hostel, make sure you do your research.
The second most popular destination for people to visit in Slovenia is Lake Bled. It is a stunning lake that has loads of different activities, swimming areas, markets, historical sites and walking trails to check out. Do be wary that activities around the lake are well regulated. There are designated areas for particular activities that are banned in other parts of the lake. Taking a boat over to the island in the middle of the lake is one of the top activities recommended to do in Lake Bled. There are also some historical sites along the trails off the lake and up the hills that you can explore. There are hostels all around the main area where the buses arrive in the town as well as in the areas surrounding the roads leading into Lake Bled. There are no hostels on the opposite side of the lake. When you book a hostel for the night, make sure that you are close to the bus station, within walking distance, or have your own vehicle.
There are quite a number of other towns in Slovenia that have hostels. Most of these are more scattered about the smaller towns in the northern part of the country in and around the mountains. There are also a few places that have hostels along the small section of coastline Slovenia has, especially in and around Koper.
The buses that run from the capital go to most of the major tourist destinations. If you are entering Slovenia from another country, you may have to go to the capital first before boarding a bus that will take you to where you are looking to go. So sit back and enjoy the ride through Slovenia!
Handwritten by local expert for Slovenia hostels Globetrotter
Travel Tips for Slovenia - from the Community
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Ljubljana is a great place to visit for short-break. It really does live up to it's tag of "Little Ljubljana" as the town is very compact and if you are not planning to visit any museums, you can easily walk around and see all of the sights in one day. It is very centrally located in Slovenia though so there are …
Bled is a vacation hotspot for a lot of old people from all over Europe and the world. If you're young and travelling alone, it may be boring. It is also more expensive than you would expect.
FAQ on Hostels in Slovenia
There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:
Finding Hostels and Prices
What hostel booking sites are best to use?
There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.
This is where Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.
For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.
How much are hostels in Slovenia?
Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.
You can search for exacty hostel prices in Slovenia here on Hostelz.com. Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.
When to book hostels?
If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.
Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.
What to pack when staying in hostels?
There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.