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Celica Art Hostel

I cannot recommend this hostel highly enough. Everything about our stay there was spot on- clean, friendly, in a very cool area and a completely unique experience. Free breakfast would have made it perfect but I still definitely couldn't complain about anything.

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Facilities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Book Exchange
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Wheelchair accessible

Communications

  • Postal Service

General

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for Hire

In Room Facilities

  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

Laundry

  • Washing Machine

Parking

  • Bicycle Parking
  • Free Parking

Sport & Leisure

  • Cable TV

About Celica Art Hostel

One-of-a-kind, artistically transformed from an old military prison into a funky youth hostel. Soak up the hostel atmosphere in our BAR & RESTAURANT with lively evening events every day of the week.

Appreciated and awarded by cult travel specialists for its UNIQUE & UNUSUAL DESIGN:

•No.1 HIPPEST HOSTEL IN THE WORLD by Lonely Planet

•the 25 ULTIMAT E PLACES TO STAY IN THE WORLD by Rough Guides

•No.1 hostel in Slovenia according to Hostelworld.com guests' reviews - 2011 HOSCAR Winner

FREE parking

FREE WiFi

FREE towels and bed linen

FREE welcome tea and other drinks in the reception lounge throughout the day

FREE guided tours of the hostel

FREE book exchange

FREE board games

LOCATION:

•5-minute walk from the main bus & train station; IDEAL for late arrivals or early departures

•10-minute walk to the old Ljubljana city center

•the hostel's surrounded by the funkiest environent ever – Metelkova City area with cult bars, pubs, galleries, museums, theatre etc.

A MUST STAY EXPERIENCE when visiting Ljubljana. Spend the night in one of the 20 unique former prison cells with prison bars on windows and doors. Not entirely your cup of tea? Make your bed in one of the hostel's more traditional 4-, 5-, 7- and 12-bedded dorms featuring unique artistic elements.

SELF SERVICE BUFFET BREAKFAST: available every day, 7:30 – 10:30am for 3€

BAR & RESTAURANT:

-BBQ nights

-get-2-gether nights

-LIVE concerts

- staff/guests social activities

-cocktail nights

-theme parties

-daily lunches

-brunch

-snacks until late

-art exhibitions

-workshops

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED by Celica staff:

-Tours & Trips info desk for daily excursions around Slovenia – pick up place at the hostel

-what to see & do tips

-city info, maps, schedules, travel arrangements, events, …

-Rent-a-bike – comfy vintage cruisers to go out exploring Ljubljana and surroundings

-Rent-a-car – special discounts for Celica guests

No curfew, no lockout, reception opened 24/7.

Being locked up will never be more FUN!

Important Information

Conditions

All prices are per person per night and include: overnight stay, sheets and towels, VAT.

Tourist tax (1,01 eur per person per night) is NOT included in the price.

All cancellations of bookings should be made not later than 2 days before arrival, all the changes should be communicated to the reception desk in advance by email or phone.

Your non-arrival by the agreed check in time will result in the cancellation of your entire reservation. In case you fail to arrive by your agreed check in date and time, Celica Art Hostel is authorised to charge your credit card without further reference to you an amount not exceeding one night's charge.

Please note: Celica Art Hostel reception desk reserves the right to assign guests any double or twin cell free when booking a double room on-line unless stated differently

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Location

Metelkova 8

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Guest Reviews

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I cannot recommend this hostel highly enough. Everything about our stay there was spot on- clean, friendly, in a very cool area and a completely unique experience. Free breakfast would have made it perfect but I still definitely couldn't complain about anything.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
4
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

This is a great hostel, the staff were really lovely and the way they have used the old jail building is great, and stylish too. free wifi downstairs is also a bonus. good breakfast included in the price of the bed. short walk to the train station.

small negatives were to do with cleanliness: for example in my room the shower was moldy. But having said that, Ive staying in starred hotels that were much worse. Ironically I think it was because everything else was so good that these small things were noticeable. and hey, ensuite shower for every dorm room, thats pretty great too.

I would recommend earplugs if you want to sleep early. But if you want to go to sleep early what are you doing in a hip hostel with live music and restaurants onsite?
I would definitely go back.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Nice place to stay! Very convenient public rooms. The area might seem a little dangerous or weird but it's absolutely safe. Only 10mn from the train station and 10mn from downtown. Helpfull staff 24/7.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

It is hard to find something negative to say about our stay, but if I HAD to, I would say that only the food was slightly disappointing, and yet it was OK considering the price. The breakfast was sufficient, only the coffee from the coffeemachine was horrible (so I bought mine separately from the counter).We were really looking forward to the BBQ Party (all you can eat for 5 €) but that was a let down.
It was quite noisy during the night - sometimes by other guests, which was expected since after all it is a youth hostel, but most times it was the car alarms going off several times a night - so loud you couldn't be sure if it was a fire alarm or something else. I hope those cars didn't belong to the staff... if they did, shame on you!
Surprisingly there was no noise from the Metelkova clubs and pubs, but just from the Celica restaurant below our room, and even that stopped at midnight. Most of the time the music was good, so we didn't mind that much.
It was very clean and nice everywhere. The only problem was at the shared shower where the sewers kept clogging so the floor was wet all the time and there was nothing much where to hang your clothes and stuff. This should be easily fixed.
The cell we were staying was very bare, basically it was just the beds, a table, chair and shaky ladders. One coat hanger, so we had to keep our stuff in our bags all the time. Getting in the upper bed required some courage and planning, I would be wary if I was faint at heart or had any troubles with climbing. Also, there was nothing to stop you from falling from there, yikes!
The staff was very friendly and helpful, smiling all the time. The guys and gals working at the bar were so busy all the time, we almost felt sorry having to ask them for a cup of coffee or a glass of something. And those guys just kept smiling :D I think we ought to send some people from Finland over there to learn what GOOD SERVICE is all about!
The day trips we took were awesome and well worth the price. Transportation was well organized, cars were good and proper size, we got to see parts of Slovenia also outside of Ljubljana . A special thanks for our guides Luka and Sabina - they were both very knowledgeable, patient and humorous. We learned a lot about the history, geo- and topography and life in Slovenia in general. This is how memories are made.

I would definately recommed visiting Slovenia and staying at Hostel Celica for everyone.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 86% for this property is based on ratings provided by 167 guests.

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