The capital of Slovenia Ljubljana is a true oasis of loveliness in the middle of Europe. Whatever the season that you visit it, you’ll find yourself in a postcard-like setting. But there’s so much more to the city on the banks of the Ljubljanica river than just the idyllic views. It’s boosting alternative scene easily makes it a mini Berlin. Book a ticket and see why young and outdoorsy travelers from around the world keep pinning it to their map of must-visit destinations. It’s always best to stay with the locals that will give you genuine advice on how to make the best of your trip. We recommend Vrba Hostel, and here are some tips from our friend Urška…
What makes your hostel unique?
Location, size, staff. There are many things that make any hostel unique to an extent, but for the most part, it’s the area in which the hostel is, as well as proximity to the city centre, along with staff and size of the hostel on its own. We are located 100m from the closed pedestrian zone and we offer a private, secure parking for a car or even a bus. We can accommodate up to 40 people in private twin rooms, mixed and female-only dormitory rooms (we are the only hostel in Ljubljana that offers female-only dormitory rooms). And finally, the staff – our staff loves their job. It was a shock to my family when in a random discussion they said that there is absolutely no possibility that someone’s job is his hobby and the other way around. And I argued a lot 🙂
What is the one thing that your guests like the most in your hostel?
Staff and a big kitchen with a common area. Two important aspects of a hostel, which I think we are pretty satisfied with.
What makes your destination/city a place everyone should visit?
It’s the capital city of Slovenia, as well as one of the more central capital cities in terms of geographical location. That fact in itself makes almost all areas relatively easily accessible in terms of distance, as well as making the city a great starting point for a tour around Slovenia. Not to mention the nightlife, as well as shows, museums and other historical places. And on top – Ljubljana is the European Green Capital 2016.
What is the best time of the year to visit you?
Depends on the type of a person the visitor is. If you are seeking active nightlife, spring/summer would totally be the best time to visit, as that’s the time when most of the student and club parties are held, plus there are a lot of other tourists to hang out with. For people who love student life, it’d be May, when one of the bigger parties/events take place, but to each their own. If you’re a fan of winter, it’s a great time as well, as Ljubljana is one of the more decorated capital cities in Europe, with lovely light decorations throughout the city centre, as well as mulled wine and other winter goodies.
What would you recommend to your guests as a must see/must do in your city?
Do the free walking tour to get the general overview, check out the castle and nightlife. This is a bit subjective, as different people have completely different interests, so you do need to adapt and give them what is the best for them. And that is what we in Vrba Hostel do.