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Introduction

Maribor is the largest city in eastern Slovenia. Most trains to Austria stop in Maribor. It sits on the Drava river and is home to Slovenia's second university, the University of Maribor.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Guesthouse KuznerOblakova 10 2000 MariborGuesthouse86
Guesthouse Mlada Lipa MariborLackova Cesta 76Guesthouse89
Hotel BauLimbuka cesta 85 MariborHOTEL-
Hotel Orel SlVolkmerjev prehod 7, MariborHotel-
Hotel PiramidaGrajski trg 3Hotel-
Hotel TaborUlica Heroja Zidanska 18Hotel-
Lollipop HostelMaistrova Ulica 17Hostel-
Vila PekreLackova cesta 158Guesthouse-
Youth Hostel Uni HotelVolkmerjev Prehod 7Hostel84
Pohorska KavarnaOb ribniku 1Guesthouse-
Bed & Breakfast Pri gondoliNaveršnikova ulica 30Guesthouse-
Hostel Pekarna16 Ob ZelezniciHostel88
Gozdna Villa MariPot k Mlinu 50APARTMENT-
4RoomsPostna 3GUESTHOUSE87
Apartmen Pohorje - MariborOb ribniku 66APARTMENT-
Hotel LentDravska ulica 9HOTEL-
Maribor ApartmentPostna ul. 3 terčeva ul. 25APARTMENT-
Adam in Eva HostelV Zavoju 40 bHOSTEL-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Slovenia is generally well covered by inexpensive broadband internet due to fierce competition between multiple companies. Internet cafes are thus common in cities and internet access is offered by most hotels and hostels.

A free wireless internet network is also being set up in some cities by volunteers (Ljubljana, Maribor, Nova Gorica). You can use it if you have a computer or a WiFi enabled phone.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The international calling code for Slovenia is 386, and the prefix for international calls is 00; the area code prefix is 0. Some number blocks are reserved for special use: 080 are toll-free numbers and 090 are commercial services, which are usually expensive.

Mobile networks use the common European frequencies (900 and 1800 MHz for GSM/LTE and 2100 MHz for 3G; 800 MHz is planned for LTE). Two major Slovenian mobile companies, Mobitel and Simobil, provide an excellent coverage in GSM and 3G, but 3G can be unavailable in mountainous regions. Roaming between European phone companies is becoming cheaper due to the EU regulation setting a maximum of 0.29€ per minute for calls made and 0.09€ for calls received, while calls to or from non-EU providers remain expensive. Slovenian pre-paid SIM cards are also available in supermarkets and gas stations.

Telekom Slovenije operates around 3500 phone booths. They unfortunately do not accept coins but require the use of cards costing 3-15€.

Post

Posta Slovenije is the national postal service of Slovenia. It has relatively fast and reliable services. Post offices are generally open from 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday and 8:00am to noon on Saturdays. Only the larger central post offices keep longer hours and/or are open on Sundays. You can also use them for money transfers and some other simple banking services. Stamps are available here or at newspaper stands/kiosks. Domestic rates for sending postcards/standard letters start at €0.29. International rates start at €0.39 for postcards and €0.44 for standard letters. Parcels start at around €16 for delivery to other Europena Union Members. You can also use companies like UPS, TNT or DHL to send parcels, as they offer comparable prices and fast services.

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 46.5573948
  • Longitude: 15.6460309

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