HI - Ljubljana Youth Hostel / Bit Center Hotel is the type of place you stay for one night. It is very cheap, but a bus ride out of town, and very basic in terms of amenities. It's right next door to a gym if you feel like improving your fitness.
The hostel is really one level of a building that is dedicated to a fitness centre. It's hard to find because it doesn't look anything like a hostel. Even the rooms are obviously refitted gym rooms with lino and echoing walls -- it's as though you're back in high school classrooms but with dorm beds instead of desks. It is not a cosy place at all and it's even a little scary at times because it's completely deserted most of the time and reminds you of a nineties teen horror film. If you're prepared to face this for the cheapest hostel in town (or out of town) then stay here.
The location is west of the centre and fairly easy to get to. From the train station take bus 5 or 9 in the direction of Stepanjsko Naselje and get off at the Emona stop (one stop from the end of the line). Not many of the bus drivers speak much English so familiarize yourself with the bus map (available at reception) to get around. It's apparently two kilometers out of town, but the bus takes about twenty minutes sometimes so prepare for the travel time.
There is no kitchen and no common areas (except a few couches in the lobby of the gym which is where most people go to use the expensive internet) but there is a bar where you can sit and order drinks. It is mostly patronized by the gym members so its not really condusive to socializing. They charge per hour for the internet, but if you have your own laptop you get fifteen minutes free before it asks you for you credit card details!
Rooms and Bathrooms
The rooms are large, but have eight to ten beds in each. They have lockers and one shared bathroom with one shower. Hospital blankets and small sheets are provided but are nowhere near warm enough so use your sleeping bag. The rooms also have a lovely smoker's aroma, so don't expect a flowery freshness when you arrive! The showers are basic and very gym-like, but you can't really expect much more for this price.
Good quality, considering it is a hostel. It feels more like a budget hotel which can only be better. The main highlight for me was the friendly staff, especially the bar staff in the morning and late evening. They are willing to help with anything you need and are really keen to practice their English with you. Cheap drinks, cheap hostel, and fun activities. The town center is also only 800 tolars (about 2) away. The bus is even less, but make sure you have the right change, otherwise you could end up paying with a large note!
It's far from the center although there are excellent bus connections. Breakfast was expensive and poor. The staff felt quite rude.
This was good value for the money, but not an amazing hostel. The room was clean but the bathroom really wasn't. The security was pretty badwe weren't given a key for our room, the door of which didn't even close properly, and there were no lockers we noticed or were told about. Its location is fineit's easy to get in to the center of the town by bus (the bus stop is just round the corner). Breakfast was expensive.
This hotel is a very good value for the money. The rooms are spartan, but clean, with a small bathroom. Security is good, as you have a card to not only gain access to your room, but also to enable you to access the stair wells that lead from the reception area to your room. A basic buffet breakfast is available at the hotel for a reasonable sum. It is self-service, and you are required to take your cutlery, etc. back to the bar when you have finished. There is a nice bar in the hotel, with a neat garden and patio area. The staff are very helpful and speak English well.
The only drawback to the hotel is that it is a few kilometres into the town centre, so it is not really walkable into town. Three buses regularly run from the bus stop on the main road (Litijska Cesta) into town. Number 9 takes you to the bus and train station, the 13 takes you to Kongresni Trg and the 5 takes you to the outskirts of the town, where you can easily walk into the centre. A taxi fare from the town to the hotel is reasonable later, when the buses have stopped running.
The Bit Center hotel Ljubljana was completely renovated in the begining of 2012 and is the less-expensive, compared to its quality offer and also confirmed by the Lonely Planet guide. Renovated rooms has flat screen TV and new furniture. The price includes also free access to Wi-Fi. There is a big parking area in front of the hotel for cars and buses. The hospitable and comfortable BIT CENTER hotel Ljubljana is situated 2 km from the Ljubljana city center, in a quiet green area. This hotel is ideal for travelers who would like to stay in a comfortable and clean accommodation at reasonable prices.
The BIT CENTER hotel offers 26 room with a French bed and an auxiliary bed, and other 13 rooms with two separate beds. All rooms are equipped with toilet, shower, flat screen TV and free WiFi. Self-service breakfast is available upon request. There is a big parking area in front of the hotel. Our hotel is equipped with badminton and squash courts and other complementary facilities like gym centre Fitnes center BIT. Hotel guests have 50% discount on sport facilities. At disposal we have also wellness center with sauna facilities, different types of massage and a manicure center. Famous is a our Bit Cafe & Lounge totally renewed with his open air terrace. Near the there is also a small playground for young kids. Near the BIT CENTER hotel you will find various restaurants, a post office, a petrol station, a grocery store, bars etc. The biggest shopping center in Slovenia-BTC City is also located close to the hotel. Every year 18 millions people visit this huge shopping mall with over 400 shops, restaurants, movie theatres, a water park and others facilities. The hotel is well served by public transport as there are buses for the city center every ten minutes. The BIT CENTER hotel is also easily accessible from the city ring motorway (exit Bizovik). Upon your visit our kind receptionists shall be at your service from 7.00 am till 11.30 pm. The rooms shall be made available from 13.00 am and are to be left on the departure day latest at 10.00 am. Have a pleasant stay in our fit & fun hotel and in the city of Ljubljana.
Location and Contact
• Getting to BIT Center Hotel, Youth Hostel and Sport Centre • Bus or train station (2,5 km from the hotel, take the bus no. 9 or no. 5, direction Štepanjsko naselje or no. 13 direction Sostro, get off on the emona bus stop, operates from 5.00 -22.00 hours) • City centre – 2,5km from the hotel, city buses no. 5, 9, 13 • GPS: N46 02 54.7 E14 32 57.0 (N46 02.911 E14 32.950) • By car • From direction Italy: when you come to Ljubljana highway circle go direction Zagreb, after cca 3km turn left direction Lj-Bizovik, exit Lj-Bizovik, turn left, drive strait 2km direction center, turn 2 times right • From direction Maribor: when you come to Ljubljana highway circle go direction Zagreb, exit Lj-Bizovik, turn right, after 2km turn 2 times right • From direction Zagreb: when you arrive near Ljubljana turn right direction Lj-Bizovik, exit Lj-Bizovik, turn left, drive strait 2km, turn 2 times right • From direction Kranj (A): when you come to Ljubljana drive direction center, go to Ljubljana highway circle direction Ljubljana vzhod (left) drive cca 4km direction Zagreb, exit Lj-Bizovik, turn right, after 2km turn 2 times right • From the Ljubljana Airport (Brnik) • Direction Ljubljana – Airport • Weekdays (Mon-Fri): 5.20, 6.10 – 20.10 (10 minutes past every full hour – e.g. 8.10) • Weekends and holidays: 6.10, 9.10, 11.10, 13.10, 15.10, 17.10, 19.10 • Direction Airport – Ljubljana • Weekdays (Mon-Fri): 5.00, 6.05, 7.00 – 20.00 every full hour (e.g. 9.00) • Weekends and holidays: 7.00, 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00, 20.00 • It takes 45 minutes to get from Ljubljana to the Airport. Tickets can be bought on the bus. • Ticket info: 090 4230 • The bus leaves Ljubljana from the central bus station in the city centre.
Litijska cesta 57, Stepanja Vas, Ljubljana,
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