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1. Posted by Crouchy (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

Hi there,

Around mid May this year I'm hoping to spend a few days in the city of Ljubljana, Slovenia. I'm going to travel by train from Trieste and possibly have a few days looking round before heading to Croatia and beyond.
Obviously, Northern Italy and Croatia are well travelled areas, and I've found plenty of information. Ljubljana is proving a little more allusive. If anybody could give me information on budget accomodation I would be really greatful.
Also, if anybody has visited this city (or just Slovenia in general) and can recommend some nice bars/ restaurants / etc, that would be great.

Cheers,

Crouchy

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Crouchy

Google hostels, Ljubljana.
Choose the one, in the city centre, beside the river.
It is the best place to stay, because u dont have to take any public transport, to get to it, after going out. Dorm beds cost around 20 euros per night

The night life is so good, in Ljubljana. I was there, in the middle of the week, one October. When I went back to the hostel, at 2 or 3PM, the bars and clubs I was at were still going. It must be fantastic, to be there, at the weekend.

If u like hard rock and heavy metal, go to the Orta bar. Also Metal Kova. What type of music do u like?

Mel

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Wow!!
U take good photos.

4. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 9y

Theres a nice hostel near the trainstation too - its an old prison now used as an art studio and really nice bar. I dont recall thename but Id really recommend it as on eof the nicest in Europe.

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

That place sounds interesting, Coldwarspy.
How much does it cost, per night?

Mel

6. Posted by travel101 (Budding Member 40 posts) 9y

Ljubljana is such a great place!
I went to a couple restaurants... one named Julya and another Lunch. They are right next door to each other. Julya had amazing food. I loved it! I also took a walking tour which was interesting - it included a little boat ride down the river. I got some great pictures from the top of the castle. Very lovely city!

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8. Posted by maggs102 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Hostel Celica in Ljubljana is by far one of the best hostels in Europe. It is a former prison converted into a hostel by art students - staying in a "cell" with 3 beds will cost you ~20 euro. Their website: http://www.souhostel.com/

If you're travelling from Trieste, I would highly reccommend making a day trip to one (or all) of the following: Piran (beautiful coastal town), Bled (very scenic mountain lake with castle and island), or the Ć kocjan (or Postojna) caves. I can't recall, but the hostel may also organize trips to these locations...

Have a fabulous time in Slovenia!

Relatively helpful websites:
http://wikitravel.org/en/Slovenia
http://www.slovenia.info/?home=0

9. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Thanks Maggs

I think I will stay there, next time I am in Lj....

Mel

10. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Maggs.
They will keep their promise, and let me out, in the morning, wont they?

Mel