This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Ajdovščina. To help you make friends with Ajdovščina before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Ajdovščina, Slovenia, is located in the Primorska region of Slovenia, only eighteen kilometres from the Italian border. It is in a strategic location; as it's only fifty kilometres from the capital, around forty kilometres from the hiking paradise of the Julian Alps and about thirty-five kilometres from the Slovenian coast, it can be a good base during your holiday from which to do day trips in various directions. However, if you do stay in Ajdovščina for more than a few days, make sure to have your own means of transport, as public transportation is infrequent and you might need to change several times before you reach your destination.
Most people come to Ajdovščina to enjoy the culinary products the Vipava Valley has to offer. With excellent wine cellars and many family-run producers of cheese, olives, and fig- and grape-based dishes, you can indulge in some excellent meals here for a very affordable price.
A popular destination amongst visitors is Nanos, a mountain plateau, which can be reached from several points, including Ajdovščina. Besides the beautiful views from the top, you can also visit the stunningly located Church of St. Hieronim. Moreover, as it is possible to drive to the top, many people come to fly kites here on a Sunday afternoon.
As Ajdovščina is situated in the middle of the Karst region of Slovenia, it is not surprising that you will experience the typical Karst architecture of the region with many atmospheric houses in the historic centre. You can also visit the remains of the fortress of Castra as well as the John the Baptist parish church.
There are also plenty of magnificent caves around, and the UNESCO-protected Skocjanski jama is definitely worth a visit.
There are limited options for a Ajdovščina, Slovenia hostel, but what exists is a spacious and very modern youth hostel that boasts with a wide variety of room types. If you would like to stay in the area, this Ajdovščina, Slovenia hostel is pretty much your only option as not many places around offer the hostel-type accommodation. However, if you need more variety, try to have a look in Ljubljana, Koper, or Trieste where hostels are abundant and cater to everybody's needs.
Written by local enthusiast for Ajdovščina hostelsJudyM