Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Hanging out together in winter

Winter is the time that most seminars are organized, most preparation take place and many other events for groups are held. That is why Hostelling International Slovenia would like to help you with tips for carrying out your planned activities for a price, which will not make the potential participants turn away. Our network consists of almost 50 hostels in all parts of Slovenia and in December we've decided to present a few of them, which will make sure you'll get a group friendly price for your activities.

HI Finland;
The only hostel within the national park in Slovenia (the national park Triglav) is Koča Suha, which will gladly welcome your group. They can take in smaller groups, as they are a typical wooden cabin, but with all the modern equipment. Next is hostel, also made of wood. It’s the newly built passive eco-friendly construction in Ravne na Koroškem. Both hostels have that cosy feeling that only wood can provide and is even more noticeable in winter. Next on the list is Youth Hostel Idria, which is located in a Slovenian town with the same name, which is on the UNESCO world heritage list. The hostel offers quality stay with the option of meals. Very close to the triple boarder between Slovenia, Austria and Italy is the hostel Bovec, from where you can catch a skiing bus that takes you to the Italian ski slopes of Sella Neve. The hostel also features enough common rooms for various group activities. As the hostel and the town are near the former frontline of the World War (the first one), you will see many marks the tragedy had left on the landscape. The University City of Maribor also offers various possibilities, so let us invite you to the newly built hostel of Pekarna, which stands on the premises of a former army barracks, which used to be the bakery first for the Austro-Hungarian army and later for the Yugoslavian People’s Army. The hostel is just a few minutes form the city centre and can prepare all types of food. And let us conclude with the Youth Hostel Trbovlje, just 20km away from the geometrical centre of Slovenia and offers great accommodation for smaller groups as it has well equipped common rooms. Trbovlje in on the main railroad connection between two biggest Slovenian cities – Maribor and Ljubljana.

1. Youth Hostel Koča Suha
Larger groups and families, who would like to spend their holidays in the peaceful nature of the Triglav National Park are all welcome at Cottage Suha. We can accommodate 24 people in different types of rooms. Cottage Suha was completely renovated in year 2013. Guest can use a brand new and completely equipped kitchen and a spacious dining room. There is a big garden next to Cottage Suha (800 m²) which guests can use – there are also deckchairs available with barbeque and 3 wooden outdoor tables for a pleasant outdoor experience.

2. Youth Hostel Punkl
Hostel Punkl was designed as a self-sufficient low energy architectural building in line with natural and bioclimatic natural surroundings. It’s entirely made of massive wood and all the materials are natural – if only possible. The hostel offers beds for up to 48 people and has common rooms that allow the organization of activities for guests and outside visitors alike. Beds are arranged in 8 rooms with their own bathrooms. All rooms are designed flexibly, so you can stay in a two-, four-, or eight-bedded room.

3. Youth Hostel Idrija
Idrija is a place of many beauties – natural and cultural, exhibitions, galleries etc. To get a feel of the city and visit all its attractions, we invite you to visit us for a few days and stay the night at the hostel Idrija. Youth Hostel Idrija has a beautiful location on top of a hill, with a view of the star shaped town valley and the morning coffee in the heart of the town just a 5 minute walk away. Hostel Idrija can offer you a double room, three or four bedded rooms or a group room for 8 people. The bathroom and toilets are shared.

4. Youth Hostel Bovec
Hostel Bovec in the center of Bovec. Bovec is a small town in Slovenia, located between high mountains and famous Soča river. It is a great destination for people looking for adrenaline release, river and land sports, tasty traditional food, historical and natural monuments. Our staff will help you to remember your journey in Bovec. The hostel is located in a big renovated house just in front of Kaninska vas and can host a maximum number of 50 guests. You can choose to stay in different rooms, we have from double room to twelve beded dormitory with sharing bathrooms.

5. Youth Hostel Pekarna
Hostel Pekarna is completely renovated and of modern design. It offers accommodation in seven four-bedded rooms with bathrooms, accessible across the long living room/hall for socializing, lazing around and getting to the wooden terrace. The upper level is made into a residential centre. Guests can choose between modern apartments or flats with their own kitchenette and bathroom. Altogether the hostel offers 61 beds. In order to help you explore Maribor and its sights, they offer the rental of a bicycle.

6. Youth Hostel Trbovlje
Hostel Trbovlje has 24 beds, which are sorted in dormitory, apartments and double rooms. All rooms have a private bathroom and free Wi-Fi. On arrival guests receive free linen and towel. In hostel is also a fully equipped kitchen for guests. In Hostel Trbovlje is Cafeteria and a big multipurpose hall with stage for concerts, talk shows, workshops and exhibitions. Bicycle rental is also available. On the first flour is a Tourist information center, where guests and other visitors can get a tip what to do and where to go in our region.

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