Welcome to your detailed guide for Ljubljana hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Compare prices for Ljubljana hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
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 Ljubljana, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Most Ljubljana hostels are located in
City Centre, Krakovo, Tivoli Park
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Ljubljana? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Ljubljana alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Ljubljana. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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 Ljubljana. To help you make friends with Ljubljana before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Ljubljana, Slovenia, is a beautiful city that is constantly growing and changing. There has been a lot of money spent on the city recently in order to improve it as a whole. As a recent surge of tourism is hitting Ljubljana, there are new hostels in Ljubljana, Slovenia, popping up all the time!
There are lots of good tourist attractions -- the castle, big parks where you can wander for hours, historical buildings, churches, and museums. It's a very safe city and it's nice to walk around. Both sides of the river are good and have their advantages, so when looking for hostels in Ljubljana, Slovenia, as long as you're close to the centre, don't get too hung up on exactly where. The Ljubljana, Slovenia hostels are spread out around the small city centre, so you can walk to everything!
The city comes alive at night time with live music on the riverbanks, and the restaurants and bars are buzzing and busy. All the Ljubljana, Slovenia hostels are close together, so the main attractions and bars are within walking distance. Ljubljana is also a good place from which to do day trips, or if you want to go somewhere for a few days. There's lots of mountains and scenic towns and villages nearby -- the most popular is Bled, which is about an hour away by public bus.
The city of Ljubljana is very modern and you can find tourist information and maps all around the city to help you plan your trip further. And of course all the hostels in Ljubljana, Slovenia, will be full of information too! There's free walking tours in the city and plenty to do and see for a few days. The airport is around an hour away and it's easy and cheap to get to and from the airport using a shared transfer or a public bus.
Ljubljana is a lovely city, full of character and history; it's safe and has everything you need close by, as well as some really good local food restaurants. Although Ljubljana is beautiful, it doesn't take too long to see the whole city, which is something to consider when deciding how long to spend here!
Written by local enthusiast for Ljubljana hostels Shakesley
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Ljubljana. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Ljubljana. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Ljubljana costs on average $22 for a dorm. A hostel in Ljubljana with private rooms costs on average $50.
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Kva Hostel is the best hostel in Ljubljana for couples.
Hostel Vrba is the best hostel in Ljubljana for families.
Hostel Tabor is the best hostel in Ljubljana for groups.
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Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Ljubljana. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Ljubljana. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!
Ljubljana is one of the most surprising cities in Europe! I arrived there with no idea of what that city was about and I felt in love with it! It is a small city, easily walkable, and perfect to hire a bike and get lost into its pretty, cozy streets. There's music, artisans, and artists in every corner. There is good food at reasonable prices, super kind people, and lots and lots of party! You can choose between relaxing cafés, cool pubs, high level discos, and, for me, the best atmosphere in Ljubljana -- Metelkova street. If you like underground style -- but the real one -- and meeting interesting people, just go there! I totally enjoyed it! I wish I lived in Ljubljana just to party in Metelkova every weekend!
Ljubljana is an amazing city. Much of the old world charm is in this quaint little place. Yet it also caters to the international tourist market. There are plenty of souvenirs and gifts to choose from -- the toys for kids are a little bit pricey though. The delicacies that are available in the open market are great for gifts. For those who want music, booze, and kitsch art, check out Metelkova City.
I loved Ljubjana. The old town reminded me of a mini Prague with the buildings all having so much character and charm. I found the people of Ljubljana to be very friendly and helpful, though I would suggest being careful when getting in a taxi. Agree on a fare before you start your journey as I was charged massive amounts for small trips. Ljubljana is a re-freshing city as you can walk straight into an enchanting woodland area from the old town. Another thing I noticed was the welcome lack of tourists! This is a positive feature, especially when I think to how places like Rome, Vienna, Prague, Salzburg, and London get.
Ljubljana is a lovely city. Accommodation wasn't too cheap, but most everything else was. Totally non threatening. I though the nightlife was a bit limited. Well worth 2 or 3 days. Easy to get to Bled, or train to Zagreb or further. Much more a local city than an international destination.
Ljubjana is a wonderful city. It is clean, compact, and has gorgeous architecture. It is an amazing combination of East meets West and old and new. There is a castle upon a hill overlooking gorgeous new achitecture. You can eat Mexican food or smoke hookah at a Morroccan-inspired bar or you can see a traditional Eastern European church. The city is compact, so you can walk everywhere and the people, while reserved, are polite and they all speak English. The best thing about Ljubjana is that it is not yet touristy.
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 many day trips that could be made from the town. I would say that within a couple of hours in any direction from Ljulbjana you would be close to Slovenia's borders. One of the easiest places to get to is Bled. A bus leaves the main bus station and takes about one and a half hours. The buses are often busy in summer so it's advisable to book in advance – the staff at the station speak very good English. The lake at Bled is very picturesque and a walk around it would take a couple of hours. Vintgar Gorge also a good place to visit, but it's a bit of a trek to get there if you miss the tourist bus which leaves Bled at about 9:30 a.m. and returns before lunch.
Pack smart, not hard
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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:
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