Best Places for Backpackers in Slovenia.

Enjoy backpacking around Slovenia without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Slovenia.

This Travel Slovenia image comes from unsplash.com, photographer : Kinga Cichewicz

Top 50 hostels in Slovenia.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Slovenia.

1
Garni Pension Pibernik

100 /100

Guest Rating

Garni Pension Pibernik

Enjoy an exclusive advantage of our family run pension & small glamping resort with the soul, large lawn & forest plot around, set on a peaceful location. Set on a large lawn surrounded by a forest and above the Sava River, only 300 m from the main road to Lake Bled, Pension Pibernik is a great sta...
Garni Pension Pibernik is a guesthouse in Bled. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

2
Bearlog Hostel

100 /100

Guest Rating

Bearlog Hostel

The exterior of the building, due to its uniqueness and status of cultural heritage, remained unchanged from its original form designed in 1834. Hostel is located in the city centre, next to the local market place at Ljubljanska cesta 4. About 90 % of Kočevska is covered by mighty forests which...
Bearlog Hostel is a hostel in Kocevje. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

3
Hostel Lukna

100 /100

Guest Rating

Hostel Lukna

Lukna is a small, cozy hostel in the hearth of Julian Alps. It is made by and for backpackers, hikers, climbers, skiers, paragliders, mountain-bikers and all other mountain loving people. We offer double rooms, six bed dormitory with bunk beds and mansard which is similar to mountain hut dormitories...
Hostel Lukna is a hostel in Mojstrana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

4
B&B and Hostel Pod Skalo

100 /100

Guest Rating

B&B and Hostel Pod Skalo

Located in the heart of Slovenia, only a 5-minute walk from the old centre of Kamnik and 23 km from Ljubljana. Family run B&B and Hostel Pod Skalo offers comfortable stay in homely atmosphere of a renovated 18th century house. Interior was refurnished and combines modern with old-style touch to comp...
B&B and Hostel Pod Skalo is a hostel in Kamnik. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

5
Golobcek Bed&Pizza Hostel

100 /100

Guest Rating

Golobcek Bed&Pizza Hostel

Welcome to Golobcek Bed&Pizza Hostel. Where you can sleep in brand new rooms and eat one of the best traditional Italian pizza in Slovenia. Vransko is a small town, 40Km from our capital Ljubljana. There are five rooms in our property which have common place with coffee machine in it and a terra...
Golobcek Bed&Pizza Hostel is a guesthouse in Ljubljana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

6
Rooms Sincere 1830

100 /100

Guest Rating

Rooms Sincere 1830

Rooms Sincere 1830 offers 5 different types of modernly decorated private rooms with private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. We also offer or organise a wide range of extra activities like Rent-a-Bike, Rent-a-Car, guided tours around Slovenia and Ljubljana Sightseeing. We have a shared r...
Rooms Sincere 1830 is a guesthouse in Ljubljana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

7
Hosteller

97 /100

Guest Rating

Hosteller

Hosteller rooms are housed in a family house with a large green garden on the beautiful sunny location with a view of the Bled castle. The rooms can accommodate up to 15 guests (6-bed dorm room with balcony, 6 bed dorm room with balcony, 3 bed dorm). The house is equipped with WI-FI & computer for...
Hosteller is a hostel in Bled. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

8
PachaMama Pleasant Stay

97 /100

Guest Rating

PachaMama Pleasant Stay

PachaMama Pleasant Stay offer 7 double rooms, 1 single room and 2 quadruple rooms. Every room has its own bathroom (shower, toilet) and air condition. There is free Wi-Fi connection throughout the house. In every room, there are bed linen and towels for our guests. As we are a healthy stay there...
PachaMama Pleasant Stay is a guesthouse in Piran. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

9
Jazz Hostel & Apartments

96 /100

Guest Rating

Jazz Hostel & Apartments

Jazz hostel is offering you convenient accommodation in a peaceful part of the town. Nice location- just 5 minutes walking distance to the lake, 10 minutes to the castle and about 5 minutes to the town centre. We know it is not easy to be a traveler or a tourist, that is why we decided to offer...
Jazz Hostel & Apartments is a hostel in Bled. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

10
Rooms Queens of Hearts

94 /100

Guest Rating

Rooms Queens of Hearts

!! November 2018 - End of April 2019 offer - Pay 3 Stay 4!!! You can stop searching now! Brand new building! Run by friendly local experts with an international team. Queen of hearts Is our third hostel in a Row. 90+ beds between them. Large combined common area. Welcoming & fun! Restaurant Disco...
Rooms Queens of Hearts is a hostel in Bled. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

11
Youth Hostel Piran

94 /100

Guest Rating

Youth Hostel Piran

Hostel Piran is situated on a pedestrian area, right in the heart of the old part of town, only 100m from the famous Slovenian beach and 10 min walk to the Bernardin congress center. Located between boutiques, restaurants, bars and pubs it is the perfect place to stay for artists, young people, stud...
Youth Hostel Piran is a hostel in Piran. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

12
Garden House Bled

94 /100

Guest Rating

Garden House Bled

Garden House is a perfect place for those who enjoy in active holidays and a great relaxed place to stay, even though just a few steps away from the city center. Garden House Bled is a unique and creative accommodation, located in a central yet peaceful area of Bled, just 4 minute walk away from...
Garden House Bled is a hostel in Bled. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

13
Rooms Portorose Center

94 /100

Guest Rating

Rooms Portorose Center

The rooms are set in an old-fashioned villa - villa Viezzoli. The main idea is accommodate tourists who travel around and need basic accommodation close to all infrastructure that it want to see. For a couple of days for good price. Rooms Portorose Center is located in center of Portorož. 50 m f...
Rooms Portorose Center is a hostel in Portoroz. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

14
Hostal Pirano

94 /100

Guest Rating

Hostal Pirano

We are located in the middle of Piran city center, just a minute away from the bus station, beaches, Tartini square, aquarium, museum, restaurants and night life. Fun, quiet and amazing location for young families, couples, travelers and all who want to enjoy the old city of Piran. Our accommodat...
Hostal Pirano is a guesthouse in Piran. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

15
Castle Hostel 1004 - Bled

94 /100

Guest Rating

Castle Hostel 1004 - Bled

After a long day of exploring an exciting new area, nothing feels better than to come home to a place where you can unwind and share stories with fellow travellers over a home cooked meal, a local beer or maybe even a slice of the famous Bled cream cake. All of the above is at the tips of your finge...
Castle Hostel 1004 - Bled is a hostel in Bled. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

16
Hostel Soca Rocks

94 /100

Guest Rating

Hostel Soca Rocks

Hostel in the heart of Bovec is just a minute away from the town center, where you can find shops, restaurants and bars, and 3km of distance from a marvelous Soča river. For reasonable price Soča Rocks property offers double rooms and six beds dormitories with bunk beds. While staying in the pro...
Hostel Soca Rocks is a hostel in Bovec. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

17
Hostel Alieti

94 /100

Guest Rating

Hostel Alieti

Hostel Alieti is located in one of historic old houses right in the historic center, close to the sea. We offer 25 beds in small dormitories on three floors. Mixed dorms on the first and second floor have 4 or 6 beds (bunk beds). The 5-beds dorm in the loft has lower ceiling (also air-con) but...
Hostel Alieti is a hostel in Izola. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

18
Bled Hostel

94 /100

Guest Rating

Bled Hostel

Perfectly located, cheap, clean and welcoming place to stay where you can relax, party and meet new friends from all around the world CAPACITY 66 beds in 9 mixed dorms: 1x4-bed dorm with its own bathroom 2x6-bed dorms with their own bathrooms 2x8-bed dorms with their own bathrooms 2x10-bed...
Bled Hostel is a hostel in Bled. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

19
1A Adventure Hostel Lesce Bled

93 /100

Guest Rating

1A Adventure Hostel Lesce Bled

An old monastery turned into hip sanctuary for travelers. Brand new hostel with amazing staff, new beds, new kitchen and only 4 min walk (350 m) from international train station Lesce Bled. For our guests we prepared free daily shuttle to Bled and back. We are adventure hostel so all our guests are...
1A Adventure Hostel Lesce Bled is a hostel in Bled. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

20
Kva Hostel

93 /100

Guest Rating

Kva Hostel

Kva Hostel has a very cosy and romantic atmosphere. You’ll find that as soon as you step in the door, you’ll be immersed in a artistic and eclectic environment. Aside from the unique decoration, it's warm and friendly, and our staff will go out of their way to make you feel instantly at home, whethe...
Kva Hostel is a hostel in Ljubljana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

21
Hostel Vrba

93 /100

Guest Rating

Hostel Vrba

Come and stay at our lovely hostel in the heart of Ljubljana. We offer comfortable private twin rooms and mixed dormitories with shared bathrooms. For the full experience of Slovenia and its capital city, but especially for our guests we offer typical Slovenian dishes in our traditional guesthouse...
Hostel Vrba is a hostel in Ljubljana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

22
Hostel Tivoli

93 /100

Guest Rating

Hostel Tivoli

Brand new, modern hostel, beside the cozy accommodation our prices also INCLUDE diverse BREAKFAST, free coffee and tea, AC in every room and of course free WiFi & computer use. Hostel Tivoli is situated in the centre of Ljubljana opposite the Tivoli park. It welcomes all kinds of travelers, adven...
Hostel Tivoli is a hostel in Ljubljana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

23
Aladin hostel

92 /100

Guest Rating

Aladin hostel

Getting better every day for our guests. Aladin hostel is close to Kino Šiška, close to Tivoli park and also walking distance to train/bus station or Vibrant city center. *Check in 24/7 possible (please read the notice at the end). Across the street-breakfast (4,5€), food market, ATM. You can get a...
Aladin hostel is a hostel in Ljubljana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

24
Zeppelin Hostel

92 /100

Guest Rating

Zeppelin Hostel

The Zeppelin Hostel is one of the best small hostels in Ljubljana ran by a team of avid travellers. We are one of the closest hostels to the main train/bus station, less than 5 min by foot. We are located in the centre of Ljubljana in the famous unique building called Evropa from the XIX century....
Zeppelin Hostel is a hostel in Ljubljana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

25
Hostel Celica

92 /100

Guest Rating

Hostel Celica

***After being closed for renovations for nearly six months, Hostel Celica re-opened its doors on the 1st of July 2018 and is hosting guests in an improved, newer, shinier form but with its old heart and soul. Hostel Celica is now a part of Ljubljana Castle and offers its guests an additional discou...
Hostel Celica is a hostel in Ljubljana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

26
Back Hostel & Bar

91 /100

Guest Rating

Back Hostel & Bar

Hostel provides 4 and 6 bed dorm rooms, fully equipped kitchen, free wi-fi connection and friendly atmosphere for everyone! BAR Cozy atmosphere, friendly staff and many different sorts of drinks… In the Back bar we are always looking forward to meet new people! Back Hostel & Bar Policies & Co...
Back Hostel & Bar is a hostel in Bled. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

27
Fluxus Hostel

91 /100

Guest Rating

Fluxus Hostel

The Fluxus hostel is situated in the heart of the city centre. It is within a short walking distance (less than 5 min) from all the major tourist attractions, including the Parliament, department stores and numerous other shops, banks, the Cankarjev dom cultural and congress centre, the Opera house,...
Fluxus Hostel is a hostel in Ljubljana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

28
Mladinski hotel Ajdovščina

91 /100

Guest Rating

Mladinski hotel Ajdovščina

Mladinski Center in Hostel Ajdovscina is located in the Pale Sports Park on the outskirts of the town, within a short walking distance from the city centre and just 1 km from bus station. Working hand in hand with different partners, the Youth Hostel provides its guests with a vast range of sport...
Mladinski hotel Ajdovščina is a hostel in Ajdovscina. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

29
Travellers

90 /100

Guest Rating

Travellers' Haven

The hostel has 8 rooms with 37 beds, including a private apartment a private twin room and a private double room plus. The friendly staff are happy to advise the guests on fun, exciting, and interesting things do see and do in the area. We offer free parking spots for guests travelling by car when a...
Travellers' Haven is a hostel in Bled. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

30
Tresor Hostel

90 /100

Guest Rating

Tresor Hostel

Hostel Tresor,unique hostel, located in the very centre of Ljubljana, just step away from the famous Prešeren square and the Three Bridges. Former bank transformed into unique urban getaway is featured among the Unusual & Unique hotels of the world. Tresor offers free Wi-Fi and air-conditione...
Tresor Hostel is a hostel in Ljubljana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

31
4Rooms

90 /100

Guest Rating

4Rooms

We offer 3 double rooms and a triple room. The rooms are furnished with a double bed, drawer, desk, a chair and supplied with an Internet connection, which is free of charge and in the shared living room with a Cable/Satellite television and Air condition. Shared bathroom is fully equipped with...
4Rooms is a guesthouse in Maribor. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

32
Viva Rooms

90 /100

Guest Rating

Viva Rooms

All rooms feature a private bathroom with shower, while apartments also comprise a seating area with a flat-screen satellite TV and a fully equipped kitchenette. Laundry service can be arranged at the reception. WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge. Airport shuttle service, customis...
Viva Rooms is a guesthouse in Ljubljana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

33
Vila Veselova

89 /100

Guest Rating

Vila Veselova

Why don't you spend the night in the villa? Vila Veselova has Certificate of Excellence 2015 by Tripadvisor, FREE breakfast, FREE coffee/tea, FREE WI-FI & computers and FREE SMILE ;). It’s located in the diplomatic area of the city, just around the corner from a few embassies (Austrian, German, Am...
Vila Veselova is a hostel in Ljubljana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

34
Vila Lipa

89 /100

Guest Rating

Vila Lipa

This guesthouse offers double and quadruple rooms with balcony and double rooms with balcony and castle view. All rooms include a shared bathroom on each floor and a kitchen on the groundfloor. Parking is possible on site, the extra charge is 5,00 € per car per night. Vila Lipa is located in a...
Vila Lipa is a guesthouse in Bled. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

35
Secret Garden

89 /100

Guest Rating

Secret Garden

Hidden in the city center, surrounded with history and full of passion the Secret Garden Hostel. It is believed that it possesses magic powers. Anyone who would find it and enter the tiny garden full of Mediterranean plants, would be freed of all worries and become happy and energized. Young and dyn...
Secret Garden is a hostel in Koper. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

36
AdHoc Hostel

89 /100

Guest Rating

AdHoc Hostel

Enjoy beautiful Ljubljana from the very heart of the Old Town for an affordable price. The Ljubljana castle, the open market, the Prešeren square and many other attractions are just a step away from our AdHoc Hostel. AdHoc Hostel offers you: -Clean rooms at affordable prices -Friendly staff a...
AdHoc Hostel is a hostel in Ljubljana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

37
Proteus

89 /100

Guest Rating

Proteus

Proteus is located close to the center of Postojna, in the middle of an old park with more than 100 tree and shrubs species. World famous Postojna cave is only 800 m away. Free shuttle bus can take you around the city. Bus station is 500 m and train station is 1,5 km away. There are 120 beds in 3...
Proteus is a hostel in Postojna. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

38
Hostel 24

89 /100

Guest Rating

Hostel 24

The hostel is situated only 200 metres walking distance from the dragon bridge and the market place.We are located in the heart of Ljubljana, only 5 minutes walking distance from the main square and the triple bridge. What's special with our hostel is the uniqueness of the building and the hostel...
Hostel 24 is a hostel in Ljubljana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

39
Sax Hostel

88 /100

Guest Rating

Sax Hostel

Sax Hostel is housed under the roof of the city's legendary jazz pub, Sax Pub. We are ideally located along the Ljubljanica river that runs through the city's lively historic center. Sax Hostel houses 2 immaculately renovated doubles (1 double, 1 twin) 2 dorm rooms and 1 4 bed room, each nam...
Sax Hostel is a hostel in Ljubljana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

40
Vila Teslova

87 /100

Guest Rating

Vila Teslova

Vila Teslova is a small family run business. We offer rooms with shared kitchen and toilets and apartments with private bathrooms and a kitchenette. At Vila Teslova every unit is unique and special. Vila Teslova is a bourgeois villa built in 1934 and designed by a famous Croatian arquitect Lav K...
Vila Teslova is a guesthouse in Ljubljana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

41
Apartments Tubej

86 /100

Guest Rating

Apartments Tubej

This new traditional apartment is situated in Slovenia (near Italy - 2 hour to Venice), on the sunny side of the Julian alps, just by the Triglav national park, in Bohinj, surrounded by the nature and the beauties of the Bohinj Lake and near mountains. The spacious house contains 4 apartments (2X...
Apartments Tubej is a apartment in Bohinj. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

42
Hostel Bovec

86 /100

Guest Rating

Hostel Bovec

A new hostel in the center of Bovec. If you are looking for some adventure & sports or only relax in nature we are the best choice. Our friendly staff will make your journey unforgettable. The hostel is located in a big renovated house just in front of Kaninska vas. You can choose to stay in diff...
Hostel Bovec is a hostel in Bovec. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

43
Cosy Apartment T68 Ljubljana

85 /100

Guest Rating

Cosy Apartment T68 Ljubljana

In the center of Ljubljana we have two modern and fully equipped apartments for rent with all connections (cable TV and free wireless internet) and other what you need for a comfort stay. They are located in the old center of Ljubljana, on the wonderful location in the pictures Trubarjeva street nea...
Cosy Apartment T68 Ljubljana is a apartment in Ljubljana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

44
Hostel Mangart Bovec

84 /100

Guest Rating

Hostel Mangart Bovec

Bovec is famous for its endless array of outdoor adventures and sports activities throughout the year. We can offer 4 hostel and 30 hotel rooms. Guest can choose between: - hostel room FOR TWO -hostel room FOR FOUR -hostel room FOR SIX All hostel rooms rates are 30,00 € per person incl...
Hostel Mangart Bovec is a hostel in Bovec. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

45
Cukrarna Guest Accommodation

84 /100

Guest Rating

Cukrarna Guest Accommodation

Hostel Cukrarna is situated in ancient centre of Kranj in 17th century renovated house. Beside great location in town centre you will enjoy great view since we are located above mountain river canyon with Alps in the background. Hostel offers everything for pleasant and safe stay. Kranj is on...
Cukrarna Guest Accommodation is a hostel in Kranj. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

46
C-punkt

83 /100

Guest Rating

C-punkt

C-punkt offers variety of bright and fully furnished rooms in Ljubljana! In the center of Ljubljana, the hostel is located exactly between the historical center and the bus and train station. The street leads directly to the market place and you will find supermarket, bars and Tobacco a few m...
C-punkt is a hostel in Ljubljana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

47
Cube Central Rooms for 2

83 /100

Guest Rating

Cube Central Rooms for 2

Cube Central Rooms for 2 is completely renovated historical Ljubljana townhouse. Located in an picturesque pedestrian area in Krakovo district. Should you visit, you will have a pleasure of being surrounded with green gardens, historical urban architecture and Ljubljanica river with its many cafes...
Cube Central Rooms for 2 is a guesthouse in Ljubljana. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

48
Uni Youth Hostel

82 /100

Guest Rating

Uni Youth Hostel

Uni Youth Hostel Maribor's most central youth property which was rewards with 5 triangles , the highest level of YH categorisation in Slovenia. - in the centre of the city of Maribor (historical and cultural centre) - Private Rooms are furnished with private bathroom, cable TV and free WIFI in...
Uni Youth Hostel is a hostel in Maribor. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

49
Adriatic Piran

82 /100

Guest Rating

Adriatic Piran

Adriatic Piran is a new small hostel situated in the historic center of Piran. The beach is a 3-minute walk away. Hostel Adriatic Piran situated in central location of the town's pedestrian zone, close to the beach surrounded by restaurants and bars. Main Bus Station is within a 3-minute walk....
Adriatic Piran is a hostel in Piran. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

50
Hostel Idrija

80 /100

Guest Rating

Hostel Idrija

Run by local young people for (young) people from around the world. Hostel Idrija, located a 5 minute walk from the historic town center of Idrija, is housed in an old nunnery and bording school, and is today the home of a thriving youth center. We offer 15 rooms with up to 45 beds in various r...
Hostel Idrija is a hostel in Idrija. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

Things to see and do while backpacking in Slovenia.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Slovenia.

If you're already planning to visit Slovenia - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Slovenia : Hidden European Treasure

Slovenia is absolutely country that non-European citizens rarely heard of it before. When I was traveling and talking with other travelers that came from different places around the world, you could see little bit confused expression on their face when I gave them my answer to a question- Where do you come from? I explain to everybody that this is small, but really beautiful and unspoiled country in central Europe, and that in the past was part of former Yugoslavia. Most of them got very interested in it and wanted to know more about it.

Kaja

Visit Ljubljana, the heart of Slovenia

Ljubljana. The name itself says it all…Well, at least for those who speak Slovene. But for those who don’t… It means “Beloved One”. In a faraway place, not so obvious to the eye, right beside the Italian boot, lies a chicken shaped country, named Slovenia. And in the heart of it you can find the capital city Ljubljana, the “Beloved One”. It can’t get any cheesier than that right? But it can! And this is the story.

Petra Trtnik

One day in Ljubljana - the city of dragon

It was the Green Capital of the European Union in 2016 and although Ljubljana is not on a bucket list of average traveler, much more people describes it as a great holiday destination, which is safe and environmental friendly at the same time. Let’s find out what we can see in the biggest city of Slovenia, the country, where US first lady, Melania Trump comes from.

Mateusz Wiza

Get to know with Slovenia

Big heart of the small country called Slovenia  

Marí Goguadze

THE THORNY PATH OF THE BIRTH OF METELKOVA

Metelkova is a former military barracks that was used until 1991 when the Yugoslavian army finally left Slovenia. That space was used up until the war for the independence of Slovenia finished. Slovenia became a separate country from the former Yugoslav state, which it had been part of since 1945. After military left barracks around 200 artists and activists from Ljubljana founded the „Network for Metelkova“ organization and tried to occupy the area. In the middle of the negotiation, the City of Ljubljana decided to demolish the old, unmaintained building of Metelkova.Three days after that, the youth skipped the fence and took up the barracks. After three months, the city authorities shut down the water and electricity, so many people left the barracks, which was largely ruined. For several months, it was uncertain whether the squat will be held in life, since less and less events were organized and the enthusiasm of people has dropped significantly. But the people who remained at the beginning of the squat have raised energy and showed others that it is possible to maintain a place in life. Metelkova officially became a fully-fledged place for living in 1995.

Dunja Rakic

Piran - southern sun in Slovenia

I remain in awe of the tiny ‘chicken’ shaped country of Slovenia snuggly located in southern central Europe. The wonderment stems from such a small country squeezing in so much variation in culture, climate, language and landscapes. Having recently moved to the capital city Ljubljana, I was keen to set out on more rural but relaxing adventures.  

caoimhe-squared

Slovenia: where the mountains meet the sea (I)

Slovenia: where the mountains meet the sea (I) I’ve stayed in Slovenia for three months while doing my internship in an IT company. Although I lived in a small and cosy Slovenian city – Celje, I had visited other cities too. Slovenia is the country where Balkans meet Western Europe or in other words it is the most Western country of Balkans. As soon as I arrived to Slovenia, I noticed that Slovenians are influenced by their tidy neighbours Austrians and it seems that they want to be compared more with them rather than with other neighbours Italians.

Elena Kirpa

A piece of history and a piece of beauty, all in one - My home town, Postojna

I can’t believe it’s been 24 wonderful years. I grew up in a small town, Postojna. The small town I will introduce you all to. Postojna is quite a small town in a very small and young country called Slovenia or how Slovenians like to write sometimes – sLOVEnia. It is one of the greenest countries all around

BlueNina

Nature in Novo mesto

I grew up in the countryside and to me, nature has always been a place of inspiration, relaxation, and tranquility. Luckily, Slovenia boasts with its greenery, forests and wonderful spots in nature, which call for weekend trips and moments to stop and cherish during weekdays.

sonja-zupancic

Top Seven Locations to Visit in Slovenia in Summer now.

Last summer, we crossed one wish out of our bucket list. Going to Slovenia was one of our dreams and it came true in July 2017. One of my mantra when travelling is that I plan my days very well before going there. Luckily my boyfriend feels comfortable driving abroad and so it is easier for us to visit different places. Here is a list of my top locations in Slovenia which I would not think twice about going again.

Melanie Saliba

Top Seven Locations to Visit in Slovenia in Summer now.

Last summer, we crossed one wish out of our bucket list. Going to Slovenia was one of our dreams and it came true in July 2017. One of my mantra when travelling is that I plan my days very well before going there. Luckily my boyfriend feels comfortable driving abroad and so it is easier for us to visit different places. Here is a list of my top locations in Slovenia which I would not think twice about going again.

Melanie Saliba

What to see in Triglav national park

Triglav national park is the only national park in Slovenia on which Slovenian’s are very proud of. There are many amazing things to be seen and experienced here. The park is located in the northwest part of Slovenia, in the region called Gorenjska at the south point of Julian Alps. The park is named after Slovenia’s highest mountain Triglav (2864 m) and as it is true for all the other parks, also here a lot of restrictions must be followed when visiting.

Tia

5 Ideas for Outdoor Adventures near Ljubljana, Slovenia

My home country Slovenia is one of the smallest in central Europe but also one of the most diverse and full of natural and cultural richness. Just recently, Slovenia was recognised as “The world’s most sustainable country” by National Geographic Traveler magazine (click to read more) which makes me very proud. It means that sustainable and green tourism practices are becoming more and more popular, and every tourist in our country has a chance to contribute to protecting our natural wonders and wildlife. Here are some of my ideas how to enjoy awesome outdoor adventures in nature near Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia.

Nina Lozej

Piran - southern sun in Slovenia

I remain in awe of the tiny ‘chicken’ shaped country of Slovenia snuggly located in southern central Europe. The wonderment stems from such a small country squeezing in so much variation in culture, climate, language and landscapes. Having recently moved to the capital city Ljubljana, I was keen to set out on more rural but relaxing adventures.  

caoimhe-squared

Ljubljana: Top attractions to try for free (Part I)

Although many locals told me that I would get bored of the city after one day, it turned out not be the case. I like slow travel, so this might be the reason. I was also a bit broke at the end of my trip, but surviving in the Slovenian capital on a small budget wasn`t difficult either. If getting lost in the cosy streets is your thing, then the centre of Ljubljana full of charming buildings in Baroque and Art Nouveau style will get under your skin, too. Getting hot? The Ljubljanica river, which crosses city in the middle, will cool you down instantly just by looking at it. You can also regain energy at one of the multiple cafes and restaurants on both riverbanks. The best thing – the city is so compact, you won`t really need a map.

Sue Zi

Slovenian coast: Why is Izola my favourite city

Slovenian coast is small but beautiful, really beautiful. It has everything you want, even sand beach. You can take a walk through old, narrow streats, take a ride with a fishing boat, eat your lunch by the sea, ride your bike from one side of the coast to another or buy new clothes in big shopping center. As I said, everything you want. Each city on coast has it’s own story and each is different than the other. If you’re looking for a wild night out, than Portorož is city for you. But about that we’ll talk some other time. Today I want to talk about my favourite city on Slovenian coast: Izola.

Elena

Get to know with Slovenia

Big heart of the small country called Slovenia  

Marí Goguadze

THE THORNY PATH OF THE BIRTH OF METELKOVA

Metelkova is a former military barracks that was used until 1991 when the Yugoslavian army finally left Slovenia. That space was used up until the war for the independence of Slovenia finished. Slovenia became a separate country from the former Yugoslav state, which it had been part of since 1945. After military left barracks around 200 artists and activists from Ljubljana founded the „Network for Metelkova“ organization and tried to occupy the area. In the middle of the negotiation, the City of Ljubljana decided to demolish the old, unmaintained building of Metelkova.Three days after that, the youth skipped the fence and took up the barracks. After three months, the city authorities shut down the water and electricity, so many people left the barracks, which was largely ruined. For several months, it was uncertain whether the squat will be held in life, since less and less events were organized and the enthusiasm of people has dropped significantly. But the people who remained at the beginning of the squat have raised energy and showed others that it is possible to maintain a place in life. Metelkova officially became a fully-fledged place for living in 1995.

Dunja Rakic

Slovenia Travel Guides

Leave a Comment...

Have you visited Slovenia and have something to add to our Best Hostels listing?

Fill in the form below to leave a comment or ask a question about Slovenia...