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 Kamnik. To help you make friends with Kamnik before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Kamnik is a small, historical town and in fact one of the oldest in Slovenia. Kamnik is quite easy reachable -- it's located a little more than twenty kilometers from the capital city of Ljubljana and around ten kilometers from the main international airport. With its rich history that is particularly present in the old city centre, and its beautiful surroundings of the Alps, the city offers plenty of different opportunities to help you enjoy your stay.
The city holds many examples of historic architecture, but three castles probably stand out the most. You can find Mali Grad (Little Castle) right in the old city centre, while Zaprice Castle and Stari Grad (Old Castle) can be found on two nearby hills overlooking the city.
If you have a little bit more time on your hands and are willing to explore some of the surrounding places, there are a couple of interesting attractions worth visiting. Particularly charming place to take a walk is Volčji Potok Arboretum, which is notably famous for its spring flower shows. Another popular destination that can be found just outside of Kamnik is Terme Snovik or Eco Spa Snovik. It is a nice thermal and wellness centre situated in the idyllic village of Snovik that offers swimming pools, wellness facilities, and restaurant, as well as apartments and rooms, but unfortunately no dormitory accommodations for now. If you love nature and hiking you might also want to check out Tunjice Natural Health Resort, Kamniška Bistrica Valley, and Velika Planina Mountain plateau. These are all famous sights, so you shouldn't have problems finding information on how to get to them.
Being as small as it is, Kamnik is not particularly well known amongst tourists and therefore doesn't exactly offer many options for budget travelers. Your options for Kamnik hostels are limited but what exists is nice and modern and even offers bike rental and organisation of different activities.
Written by local enthusiast for Kamnik hostelschaser