Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

If the whole booking is cancelled within 28 days of arrival, Celica Art Hostel will be entitled to make the following cancellation charges, plus bank charges:
29 - 15 days: 30% of the grand total
14 - 07 days: 50% of the grand total
06 - 03 days: 75% of the grand total
02 - 00 days: 100% of the grand total

Additional Terms and Conditions

Group leaders collect deposits for the whole group. Everyone is required to pay a 10 EUR deposit in cash on arrival. Deposits are returned at check out if the house rules were respected and the sheets & towels returned to the reception.
Tourist tax: 1,01 per person per night.

Additional Info:

A group is considered under 35 years of age, if more than half of group members are under 35 years of age. A group is considered over 35 years of age, if more than half of group members are over 35 years of age.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Hostel Celica

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

***After being closed for renovations for nearly six months, Hostel Celica re-opened its doors on the 1st of July 2018 and is hosting guests in an improved, newer, shinier form but with its old heart and soul. Hostel Celica is now a part of Ljubljana Castle and offers its guests an additional discount for Castle Experiences. ***

One-of-a-kind, artistically transformed from an old military prison into a funky hostel.
Social hostel with lively atmosphere, great events, sustainability-oriented. Unique & fun!

Appreciated and awarded by cult travel specialists for its unique & unusual design:
- No.1 hippest hostel in the world by Lonely Planet
- the 25 ultimate places to stay in the world by Rough Guides
- No.1 hostel in Slovenia according to guests' reviews- 2010 Hoscar Winner
- World's 1st sustainability-oriented hostel – Travelife Gold certification

- 5-minute walk from the main bus & train station; perfect for late arrivals or early departures
- 10-minute walk to the old Ljubljana city center
- 15-minute walk to the funicular which gives you a ride to Ljubljana Castle
- the hostel's surrounded by the funkiest environment ever – Metelkova City area with cult bars, pubs, galleries, museums, theatre etc.

A must stay experience when visiting Ljubljana. Spend the night in one of the 20 unique former prison cells with prison bars on windows and doors. Not entirely your cup of tea? Make your bed in one of the hostel's more traditional 4-, 5-, 7- and 12-bedded dorms featuring unique artistic elements.

parking • WiFi • towels and bed linen • guided tours of the hostel • city maps • book exchange • board games • tourist info • tour booking • smiles for everyone

available every day, 7:30 – 10:30am for 4€

LIVE concerts • staff/guests social activities • cocktail nights • snacks • theme parties • art exhibitions • workshops

• Tours & Trips info desk for daily excursions around Slovenia – pick up place at the hostel
• city info, maps, schedules, travel arrangements, events, …
• Rent-a-bike – comfy vintage cruisers to go out exploring Ljubljana and surroundings
• Rent-a-car
• plenty of space for motorbike parking
• special prices for Ljubljana Castle Experiences.

No curfew, no lockout, 24/7 reception.

Being locked up will never be more FUN! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    29 Nov 2019
    everything is awesome about the place... very clean, safe, good staff. the only thing is the beds are a bit close together, so you don't have much space in the dormitory rooms
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    22 Nov 2019
    Awesome place to stay. Unique theme being an old jail. Great bar/lounge. Really nice staff
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    29 Nov 2019
    Super cute hostel converted from an old prison. Wonderful staff and generous common area. Main bus/train stations and old town are all about 10 min walking distance away. It is especially great if you want to catch a early morning bus to Lake Bled. There is a restaurant (great price) opens until 15:00h and cafe bar opens until 22:30h. My only concern is the dead bars surround all windows, and that might become a safety issue if the hostel ever catches fire.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    21 Nov 2019
    Very cool hostel experience. Extremely clean. The wifi did not work in our room at all so that was frustrating. Great location, only about a 10 minute walk to the main part of town and 10 mins to the bus station. Would stay again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    21 Nov 2019
    Nice place but they staff on the arrival on Thursday was not really cool or even smiling
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 Nov 2019
    We very much enjoyed our stay at Hostel Celica. They were very accommodating about a change in our booking, and we ended up in a very cool room with the "jail feel" but also a bed that was as big as the room! It's well-located, very close to the bus station and only about a 10 minute walk to the beautiful small streets in the city center. Around the whole hostel is an area covered in cool street art. Definitely a cool experience.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 Nov 2019
    Fantastic hostel! Great location, very clean, comfy beds, cool building!
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    14 Nov 2019
    This hostel surprised me. The facilities were exceptional and the history of it being a former prison was super cool. You can even go in the basement and check out the solitary confinement cells! The atmosphere was also awesome, everyone on my floor was friendly and lots of people went out together at night and gathered in the common room. Highly recommend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    30 Nov 2019
    perfect location, so close to everything and central, nice and close to bus station and train station. staff were very kind and easy to deal with. i didn’t use the facilities if i’m honest as i don’t like to hang about in the hostels. the only fault i have is that there is no lift and i had to carry a 25kg suitcase up 4 flights of stairs. i understand it’s an old prison but lifts can be built in anywhere. the 4 bed room felt very cramped as well but other than that, it’s a great hostel.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    01 Dec 2019
    First of all this hostel feels more like a hotel than a hostel, I would not recommend this hostel for solo travelers trying to meet people as I found it difficult, because the bar area was more of a restaurant so you could not approach a group cause a lot of people not staying at the hostel go there. They also have super week key cards which mine broke in my wallet, which cost me 10e so maybe buy some bubble wrap to protect it. Outside the hostel I saw multiple people snorting something outside
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Slovenia

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