Castle Hostel 1004 - Bled Reviews
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At first it's a bit difficult to find but the super friendly staff made up for this! No brekkie included. The only downfall with this place were the cold showers. I had 3 showers and each and every one was freezing! Friendly atmosphere and generally a pretty good hostel :)
Would definitely recommend staying here. Really comfortable hostel which was really clean with a great atmosphere
Yea a very clean hostel, enjoyed our stay there a lot and the staff were very helpful in organizing events for us to do! Thanks
Guys running the hostel are brilliant. Friendly and always looking to help. Only criticism I would have is that it is not well sign posted! Hostel and reception are separate and both proved difficult to find when we arrived.
Great location, the best staff! Will organise all your adventures! Few things, signage isnt great to find the hostel, kitchen could do with an oven/microwave. Wish I could go back to Bled!
if you're going to Lake Bled (and you SHOULD), you HAVE to stay here. perfect location, most helpful staff, really chilled atmosphere but loads going on at the same time- they offer loads of amazing trips (gorge walking, paragliding, sky diving etc.) for very very reasonable prices and they go so far out of their way to make sure you're having a great time. amazing.
Despite an initial confusion with finding the hostel (we were given instructions to the Ace of Spades hostel instead of Castle Hostel 1004, they're the same company), and then ringing the doorbell for a long time (even though we made arrangements to arrive early in the morning), once we finally got into the hostel it was great. They were still doing it up during our stay, but for being a bit bare there was still a great atmosphere. The staff were extremely helpful, we were driven all around.
My stay at Castle Hostel 1004 could not have been better. The atmosphere was sociable, vibrant, and friendly, perfect for someone like me, travelling solo. Mija works endlessly to make the hostel hospitable and Bryony was so helpful and approachable. The common area was the most sociable I have encountered throughout my travels in Europe, however I would not classify this as a "party" hostel exactly. By midnight things quiet down, allowing you a peaceful sleep in the most comfortable beds ever!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Great location and great atmosphere. Mika is the man, really helpful and makes sure you have a good time. Definitely recommend.
Run by one of the nicest people I've met, even though the hostel wasn't fully finished when we were there it was really nice to be in. The kitchen facilities were good and there is lots of shower rooms and toilet. The gorge trip was beautiful, have to come here if your doing Slovenia.
The hostel was a bit hard to find but once we were there we had a great time. The staff were super helpful and the hostel has everything you could need. Our only complaint is that the doors are never locked so keep your valuables on you.
Absolutely loved my stay here, couldn't fault anything about the place, stayed in what is known as the Ace of Spades part of the hostel! An absolute MUST for anyone staying in bled. The staff were beyond helpful, they would do anything for you, free tours, help advice, you name it. I genuinely don't think you could stay at a better hostel than ACE OF SPADES/CASTLE HOSTEL in Bled!
Great hostel, friendly atmosphere and each one of us loved our stay! Super location and would definitely stay again if returning to Bled!
Concerning the facilities, there was NO HOT WATER and unfunctionel shower rooms (nothing to hang your towel, or your clothes: you had to put everything on the floor) There's a big terrasse with a stereo system to organize parties. Since our room was next to the terrasse, it was impossible to sleep and people could even look into our room. Anyway, friendly staff and good location.
Nice hostel, but not yet complete, will be great when fully furnished, fitted with appliances etc. Staff were great and friendly, even booked our train tickets for us and got them delivered directly to us for just 2 euros saving us a trek to the station and ages working out how to get to our next destination. The owner even drove us to the train station at half 12 at night and waited with us until our train arrived.
best hostel we've ever stayed in, staff could not have been more helpful. Anything that needed doing they would be the first to help. We were driven to vintgar gorge (10 mins), the view point on the opposite side of the lake (10 mins), and to get supplies from the local gas station - all for free! The staff were just finishing the last of the renovations to the hostel, so expect modern and clean facilities from now on. Best balcony in all of bled! there were also 4 separate shower/bathrooms
One of the best hostels I have stayed at. Although all the facilities are not quite finished yet everything is brand new. It is small so you get to know everyone there and have some fun in the common area. The owner Mika is a great guy and helps you out with everything. He wants the best for all his customers, he even drove us to the train station when we had to leave Bled. Would love to go back to this hostel in a year or two to see it completely finished.
THE RECEPTION IS A GREEN BUILDING NEXT TO THE SUPERMARKET, NOT ACROSS FROM IT. This hostel and its companion the Ace of Spades are brand new, so as things get up and running it might be a bit bumpy, but the owners more than make up for that. They are extremely helpful and can suggest excursions, activities, and sight-seeing around Bled. Both Castle and the Ace of Spades have good common areas and clean facilities, and there's lots of hostels nearby so it's a young and vibrant crowd.
It was still being refurbished when we got there so we didn't see it finished, but looks like its going to be super! And we loved out stay. The staff were so helpful and drove us to the vintgar gorje-amazing! And took us to a really cool viewing point over the whole lake, which was so nice. Only 5 mins walk to the lake. Definitely stay here again and it's so easy to make friends cos of the big common area, loved it!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)