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Metelkova ulica 8, Ljubljana 1000 Slovenia
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#11 of 253 Speciality lodging in Ljubljana
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HIPPEST HOSTEL #1 by Lonely Planet - situated in the centre of Ljubljana: train station - 3 min, Three bridges: 8 min walking distance - UNIQUE EXPERIENCE: Sleep in 20 artistically renovated former prison cells (a priceless work of art). - Artistically renovated former prison into a modern youth hostel - Food & beverage facilities - Cultural events, art gallery
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Breakfast buffet
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Shared bathroom
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Chiara wrote a review Aug 2020
Brescia, Italy4 contributions
Ive been there for 2 nights with a friend, we made a reservation in a 12 beds dorm but because of covid we got a 4 beds room for the same price. I was just so amazed about the hostel: free parking, free breakfast with a big buffet (which is not as usual in a hostel), cozy rooms and an old cell in the basemant to visit. The location was perfect: very close to the city centre (10 mins walking), located in a very cool neighborhood full of colorful graffitis and pubs (closed due to covid) and very good vibes. Receptionists and the guys working at the bar were also very cool!! 100000% recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
HarriBelafonte wrote a review Aug 2020
9 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed five nights in the hostel in one of the family rooms on the 2nd floor with our own bathroom. The room was tiny (as the cells on the first floor) but sufficient for us. The room was cleaned every day which we have not experienced in hostels so far. Also the other facilities were very clean and modern. The staff was very kind and helpful! It takes you a ten minute walk to reach the city center of Ljubljana. The hostel is next to the Metelkova AKC so you hear music at night (on the weekend), but that's the trade-off for the interesting surrounding. The central train and bus station is five minutes away. Enough parking lots are available in front of the building. The other guests ranging from typical backpackers to families with small children. We enjoyed our stay and can recommend the hostel.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Sneha M wrote a review Jan 2020
8 contributions12 helpful votes
Hostel Celica is a former prison converted to a hostel. The rooms are former prison cells and each room has a different layout and decor. The staff here is extremely friendly and cooperative. My husband and I reached the hostel at 4:00 am as we had traveled from Vienna by bus, and our check-in time was 2:00 pm. While giving us a room so much earlier than the check-in time was not possible, the staff gave us pillows and blankets and advised us to sleep in their game room, which consisted of two cots. They said that they would make sure we were not disturbed and could rest there as long as we wanted. The room that we got was very pretty. My only complaint was that we had to climb a big ladder as our beds were on an elevated platform, which made going to the washroom every time extremely inconvenient. The cleanliness of the hostel was superb. The day we stayed in Celica was the day Game of Thrones series finale was to be premiered. The hostel played re-runs of all the episodes from season 8 before the premiere and held a big screening for the same. We joined other fellow travelers and ended up watching the episode in the common area. The next day, the receptionist guided us as to what places we should visit and the places we should eat, and was very warm and hospitable. Hostel Celica is one of the best stay experiences I have had on a budget trip(except for climbing the ladder part) and I would definitely stay here should I ever visit Ljubljana again.
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Date of stay: June 2019
2 Helpful votes
Response from Tajda P, Front Office Manager at Hostel Celica
Responded 16 Jan 2020
As said many times before, we are so very happy to read extensive reviews like this one. We are very happy to hear that you attended our Game of Thrones marathon and that you overall enjoyed staying in our hostel. We will definitely keep up the good work and we hope to see you again sometime in the future. Thank you!
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Jelena V wrote a review Dec 2019
13 contributions12 helpful votes
Thanks to the staff we had four unforgettable days in Ljubljana. The hostel is clean, the food perfect. Some rooms have a bathroom, some share a bathroom. Upstairs is the kitchenette. It is also suitable for families with children.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Travelled on business
1 Helpful vote
FlowerGypsy85 wrote a review Dec 2019
Vancouver Island, Canada178 contributions100 helpful votes
Besides its perfect location (just 5 minutes away from the train station and city centre) this hostel offers great facilities that are pretty hard to beat. You're given free towels and lockers, there's a bar and restaurant downstairs where you can order food and cappuccinos, coffee, etc. in the morning, plus the whole vibe of the place is pretty cool (I was upstairs in the attic so it felt like I was sleeping in a wooden cabin) The beds were super comfy and the bathroom was soo clean and modern-looking. Overall I would definitely stay again - highly recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2019
Room Tip: try to get a room on the top floor
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Tajda P, Front Office Manager at Hostel Celica
Responded 13 Dec 2019
We are so very happy to hear that we had everything you were looking for, thank oyu for your kind words! Hope to see you again soon!
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USD 29 - USD 88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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SloveniaUpper Carniola RegionLjubljana
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostel Celica
Which popular attractions are close to Hostel Celica?
Nearby attractions include Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most) (0.5 km), Metelkova (0.04 km), and Slovenski Etnografski Muzej (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostel Celica?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hostel Celica?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostel Celica?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostel Celica?
Conveniently located restaurants include Das ist Valter, Sato Bento, and Saraj Restavracija.
Is Hostel Celica located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Ljubljana.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostel Celica?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Plecnik House (1.9 km), Hauptmann House (1.0 km), and Miklosiceva Street (0.7 km).