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 Mojstrana. To help you make friends with Mojstrana before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Mojstrana, Slovenia, is located in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia, only a stone's throw away from the popular mountain sport and resort centre of Kranjska Gora. The area is known as the Julian Alps and it is mountain scenery at its best -- Triglav (just under three thousand meters), the highest mountain of the country is only ten kilometres away from here, but several other challenging peaks are in easy reach as well, like Škrlatica and Špik, both under two thousand five hundred metres.
It is not surprising then that most people arrive here in search of a nature experience, whether in the form of enjoying some relaxing walks around, conquering a few mountain peaks, or doing some adventure sports like rafting or paragliding. If you decide to stick to sightseeing though, there is enough to discover around to keep you entertained for up to three days. From Mojstrana, you can reach the Pericnik waterfall after about two hours of walking. The waterfall, which is considered by some to be the nicest waterfall of Slovenia, is actually a double cascade and you can reach the tops of both parts after a strenuous but short hike up the mountainside.
Mojstrana is also the site of a World War II memorial graveyard, and walking around the area you will find many other historic sites of interest associated with the World Wars. The local church is worth a visit too as well as the Triglav museum further up the valley.
However, if you have access to a car, it is definitely nice to venture even further. The Soča River that flows through the region is known for its crystal clear, turquoise waters and it feeds into the breathtakingly beautiful Jasna Lake near Kranska Gora. Moreover, driving over the Vršič mountain pass near Trenta is an experience you will never forget.
You will not find many Mojstrana, Slovenia hostels, but a stay at one is ideal for a few days of relaxation and can be a great base for the day before setting off to conquer Triglav. However, if you need more variety, have a look at the hostels in Kranska Gora. You will find a lot of family-run, cosy hostels here in the local Carniolan style and whichever you choose, you are guaranteed excellent service and the generous help of the extremely kind local people.
Written by local enthusiast for Mojstrana hostelsJudyM