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.

Top 50 hostels in Slovenia.

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

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Georges Hostel

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Georges Hostel

Hello and welcome to our friendly family run Georges Hostel. Located in the old town of Celje in the immediate vicinity of the train and bus station. The accommodation comprises one private room with 3 beds and 1 dormatorie for 6 people with secure lockers for the safe keeping of your belongings....
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Garni Pension Pibernik

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Vila Teslova

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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...
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Bearlog Hostel

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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...
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B&B and Hostel Pod Skalo

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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...
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Hostel Sonce

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Hostel Sonce

This family- run luxury Hostel offers spacious and confortable accommodation. All rooms feature private spotlessly clean bathrooms, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, Wi Fi, air-conditioning, heating and wooden floors. Rooms have views either of Ptuj Castle or of the Old Town. It is located 5-...
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PachaMama Pleasant Stay

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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...
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Vila Gorenka

The Vila Gorenka was built in 1909 and will charm you with its view of Lake Bled and the castle above it. We offer you spacious single and double rooms and will welcome you with genuine Slovenian hospitality. Located in a quiet area, it lies only two minutes walking distance from the centre of B...
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Hostel Lukna

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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...
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Hostal Pirano

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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...
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Jazz Hostel & Apartments

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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...
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Hotel Vegov hram

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Hotel Vegov hram

Guests can enjoy hospitality and kindness at our Hotel Vegov hram in 12 pleasant comfortable rooms with bathroom, Wi-Fi, telephone, cable TV, fridge and table desk. Our Slovenian restaurant sits 120 guests in 4 rooms: Room Vegova, Kamra, Hiša, and the new part! Together Vegova, Kamra and the new par...
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Hosteller

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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...
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Hostel Alieti

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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...
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Proteus

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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...
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Sobe pri Lovrizu

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Sobe pri Lovrizu

The village Drenica lies in the middle of untouched peace, near the western Slovenian border and underneath the mighty Krn Mountain (2245m). We are far away from the noise of cities, and yet only an hour from Nova Gorica and Idrija, as well as from Udine and Treviso, Italy, and two hours from Lj...
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Cukrarna Guest Accommodation

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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...
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Hostel Soca Rocks

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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...
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Castle Hostel 1004 - Bled

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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...
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MCC Hostel

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MCC Hostel

Vibrant, youthful, artistic, active and sociable. It is located on the edge of the old town of Celje in the newly renovated historic building in the immediate vicinity of the train and bus station. There are 11 theme rooms, which were decorated by local artists and take you into a world of myths and...
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Kva Hostel

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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...
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Garden House Bled

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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 located in central yet peaceful area of Bled, idyllically surrounded by nature, apple and cherry trees and, of cou...
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Back Hostel & Bar

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Back Hostel & Bar

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Ace of Spades Hostel

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Ace of Spades Hostel

!!! NOVEMBER 2017 - END APRIL 2018 OFFER - PAY 3 STAY 4 NIGHTS!!! Ace of spades is a brand new hostel that offers best buy accommodation in the heart of Bled. Friendly, English speaking international staff provide tourist information for all the sights you must not miss around town. We want...
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Hostel pod Voglom

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Hostel pod Voglom

Hostel Pod Voglom with annex Rodica is situated at one of the most beautiful locations in Slovenia right next to the Bohinj lake in the Triglav National park and is ideal for the active holiday and the outdoor fans. With its capacity of 119 beds it is the biggest youth hostel in Slovenia and i...
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Hostel Vrba

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Hostel Vrba

Come and stay at our TOP rated 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 guesthou...
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Vila Veselova

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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...
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Bled Hostel

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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...
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1A Adventure Hostel Lesce Bled

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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...
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Budget Homestay

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Budget Homestay

Budget Homestay provides private apartment (for 5 guests) and 4 bedrooms (for 9 guests) with shared living room, kitchen, bathroom, terrace. Guests have free access to Wi-Fi Internet and parking. The main concept of the homestay is to let guests feel as at home and get rest during their trip. It’s a...
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Hostel Mangart Bovec

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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...
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Hostel Bovec

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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...
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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 on foot. We are located in the centre of Ljubljana in the famous building called Evropa from the XIX century. Just...
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Fluxus Hostel

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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...
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Cube Central Rooms for 2

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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...
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Youth hostel Bledec

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Youth hostel Bledec

Youth Hostel Bledec is continuing a 80 - year old tradition of youth tourism at Bled. The location of the hostel is absolutely great!!! The hostel is situated in a peaceful old part of town just a 3 minute walk from St. Martin church. A 5 minute walk brings you to the lake. The walking path next to...
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Central Hostel Bled

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Central Hostel Bled

Central Hostel Bled is located on the main road through Bled, poised at a point just 200 m from the lake, 50 min from the bus station, there is always something going, is just a 5 minute hop away. Bled is a venue offering rich cultural and social experiences, along with ample opportunity for an acti...
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Rooms Sincere 1830

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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...
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Secret Garden

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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...
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Rooms Queens of Hearts

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Rooms Queens of Hearts

!! NOVEMBER 2017 - END OF APRIL 2018 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...
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4Rooms

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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...
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Hostel 24

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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...
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Hostel Tivoli

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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...
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Hostel Bled

Hostel Bled is situated in an idyllic Ribno, a suburb village of Bled.. It has 2 mixed dorm rooms, equipped with bunk beds and lockers. A free wi-fi is provided, also free surfing on internet. Guests can use a small kitchen to prepare a simple meal, make some tea or coffee. Or just relax in a commo...
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AdHoc Hostel

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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...
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Tresor Hostel

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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...
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Youth Hostel Uni Hotel

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Youth Hostel Uni Hotel

YOUTH HOSTEL UNI HOTEL 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) - ALL ROOMS are furnished with private bathroom, mini-fridge, cable TV,t...
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Apartments Tubej

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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...
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Mladinski Center in Hostel Ajdovscina

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Mladinski Center in Hostel Ajdovscina

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...
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Apartments rooms Maja Bled Slovenia

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Apartments rooms Maja Bled Slovenia

Apartments Maja Bled are located on Levstikova street 15. This is only ten minutes of walk from the center of Bled, lake and educational center IEDC. Our house is last in the street, so you can enyoy in peace, nature and silence. At the same time you are just 300 meters away from the bus station, ma...
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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.  

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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

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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

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