Friday, 15 July 2016

Sea or the mountains? It doesn’t matter as long as you’re in Slovenia

Summer is here! And we have some great hostels to recommend you if you’re planning to visit our beautiful Slovenia. And I’m sure you want to visit it. Beautiful mountains, the sea, the hills and the rivers. Everything is green and charming. Don’t believe me? That’s great, because you have to see it to believe it. Here are some recommendations for hostels in July.

@Author - Iztok Medja;
First, you can check out some of our blogs or the Globetrotter magazine for some inspiration. Which blogs, you ask? Well, if you’re on HI Slovenia, you’re on the right track. Maybe scroll down a little for a little inspiration. Or visit the website Say Hi to Alpe Adria, where you will get tips on what to visit for four countries, not only for Slovenia. 

Now let me recommend you some Slovenian hostels. Hostel Celje is located in the historical centre of Celje near central train station. If you’re a globetrotter and don’t have a lot of money, there are many rooms with multiple beds for you to save some money and there are also some rooms with more privacy. The charming part of this hostel is the art. Young artists from Celje have painted the rooms based on the local myths and legends. Definitely something to see. Near Celje is Ptuj and Poetovio Hostel, which is located in the student’s home building in a quiet environment. Ptuj is the oldest town in Slovenia, so it’s definitely worth seeing. If you want more tips on what to see, check out this article. Back to the hostel. It has 60 beds so there’s enough room for everyone. It also has a kitchenette, a lounge, a table for table tennis, foosball and of course free internet. They also have a kitchen where visitors can order breakfast, lunch and dinner so you won’t be hungry. 

@Author - Matej Vranič;
The next hostel is Hostel Proteus Postojna in the centre of Postojna and in the middle of a big park. It is close to the bus and train station and the main attraction, Postojna Cave is just 800 metres away. And if you haven’t heard, we have baby dragons in Postojna Cave so you have to visit them.Drava Valley is an area between Pohorje and Kozjak, two mountain ranges that offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. And if you want to take a rest after sweating and running up and down the hill, you can find accommodation in Radlje ob Dravi, in hostel Marenberg. The tallest mountain there is mountain Peca, which lies both in Austria and in Slovenia and offers many hiking paths or find the legendary King Matjaž (maybe they’ll explain more to you in the hostel). It’s summer so you simply have to visit the seaside. 

@Author - Tomo Jeseničnik;
Youth Hostel Portorož is the perfect accommodation for enjoying on the sun and swimming in the sea. The hostel is located above Portorož, it has 70 beds and some apartments if you want more privacy. I’m sure that you’ll also enjoy the beautiful sea view or enjoy in the outside space where you can also barbecue. 

@Youth Hostel Portorož
Last but not least, you have to visit our capital city Ljubljana. Hostel Ljubljana is located near the city centre and the shopping mall if you want to spend some money. You’ll also be able to enjoy yourselves in the bar or in a beautiful garden terrace. The hostel also offers indoor badminton, squash, fitness room and aerobics. Or you can splurge and treat yourself to a massage. Visit beautiful Slovenia!