Hostels in Piran, Slovenia

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

Charming Piran is the highlight of Slovenia’s short coastline. This walled Venetian town is full of history -- Dubrovnik in miniature, if you like. While the town can easily be toured in a day, the emergence of several backpacker hostels in Piran has changed the accommodation scene in the last couple of years and visitors are more likely now to spend the night in Piran. Younger visitors, however, may prefer to base themselves somewhere more lively such as Izola, Koper, or Portoroz, which are more lively in the evening.

This part of Slovenia has passed back and forth over the centuries, which is why visitors will notice a strong Italian flavour to the town; Italian is an official language in this part of the country and the town attracts a lot of Italian day-trippers. Most of the waterfront restaurants serve pizzas, pasta dishes, and seafood risottos.

The best way to enjoy Piran is to take a leisurely stroll around the narrow old streets and the old town walls, which were constructed as fortifications against Ottoman invaders. At the heart of old Piran is Tartini Square, named after Guiseppe Tartini, the eighteenth-century Italian composer who lived in the town. A museum covers his life and works, and an internationally renowned festival of his music takes place annually in the town.

Art lovers should check out the open-air sculpture park on the nearby Seča peninsula -- it is part of the widespread Forma Viva tradition which started in Slovenia in the 1960s. There are a number of Forma Viva parks across the country.

The handful of hostels in Piran include a well-known chain; some are located in the old town itself, giving good access to the sights, restaurants, and the sea.

Written by local enthusiast for Piran hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Piran hostels Fiona Thompson

FAQ about Piran Hostels

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A hostel in Piran costs on average $31 for a dorm. A hostel in Piran with private rooms costs on average $74.
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Your Packing List for Piran

Your Packing List for Piran

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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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Piran 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 Piran, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$31 Average dorm price
$74 Average private room price
$30 Cheapest hostel in Piran
Hostel Adriatic Piran is the cheapest
4.3 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Portoroz (2 Km / 1 mi.)
Izola (7 Km / 4 mi.)
Koper (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Marusici (17 Km / 11 mi.)
Trieste (21 Km / 13 mi.)
Novigrad (24 Km / 15 mi.)
Ocizla (27 Km / 17 mi.)

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