Hostels in Celje, Slovenia

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Get to know Celje (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Celje. To help you make friends with Celje before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Celje, Slovenia’s third largest city, is situated roughly halfway between the capital, Ljubljana, and the second city, Maribor. Historically, it has had a turbulent past, but these days it’s a handsome and welcoming town with a lively cultural scene and its situation makes it a good base for exploring central Slovenia. In 2013 Celje will be one of four Slovenian cities hosting the European Basketball Championships, an event which is sure to bring the city greater international attention.

The three stars on the Slovenian flag represent the Counts of Celje; during the fifteenth century, the Counts were elevated to the status of Princes and they are known for their battles for supremacy over the region with the Hapsburgs, a struggle that eventually ended with Hapsburg victory in 1456. The partially restored remains of the Stari Grad (the old castle), the first castle of the Counts of Celje and built in the thirteenth century, is perched high up overlooking the city and the River Sava.

In the 1860s, Celje found itself part of the Austro Hungarian Empire and by 1910, nearly 70 per cent of the local population was German. Many of the civic buildings remaining from this period have a distinctly Germanic style. When German forces occupied this part of central Europe during World War II, many Slovenians were killed, imprisoned, or deported. In 1945, the German citizens of Celje were expelled when the Yugoslav troops liberated the city; it is estimated that as many as a hundred thousand Slovenes who collaborated with the occupiers were also killed or expelled and still today this is a controversial subject in Celje and the larger region. The Museum of Recent History is a good place to get an overview of those events. For history from prehistoric times to World War I, the Regional Museum of Celje has comprehensive and varied exhibitions.

Celje is just a short drive from the ski grounds at Zrece and Rogla to the north and well located for taking advantage of the beautiful countryside of this part of Lower Styria. Hops are grown in the fields round Celje with the city’s old Roman name, Celeia), given to one of the most popular varieties (also known as Styrian Goldings).

Options for Celje hostels are extremely limited, but you will be centrally located and enjoy leisure spaces; wi-fi, bike rental, and a welcome drink are generally included in the price of the accommodation.

Written by local enthusiast for Celje hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Celje hostels Fiona Thompson

FAQ about Celje Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Celje. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Celje. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right? shows all 2 Hostels in Celje. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
MCC Hostel is the best hostel in Celje for families. compares prices for 2 hostels in Celje, Slovenia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Celje such as
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MCC Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Celje.

It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

Your Packing List for Celje

Your Packing List for Celje

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Celje Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Celje, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$20 Average dorm price
$20 Cheapest hostel in Celje
MCC Hostel is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Celje
MCC Hostel is the best rated
7 Average rating of all hostels

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