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 8.8

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Jan 2020
    Relaxing & amazing hostel. Would come back to Slovenia just to stay at this hostel again. Staff are genuinely kind and friendly, always there to help you if you need anything. The bed is so comfortable. Free breakfast with a great variety; alot of fruits, fresh bread, veggies, vegan friendly foods. Great location, close to all attractions and foods. Had a wonderful stay at the hostel, Thank you so much. Shout out to Ivana! Such a beautiful loving soul she has 💜
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Jan 2020
    I like this place..I stay here whenever I am in Ljubljana. It is clean and close to the bus and rail station. A continental breakfast is offered for 4 euros and you can eat as much as you like. Also, there is a bar and a different lunch is offered Monday through Friday. This hostel has a sad history as it was used to house political prisoners during Yugoslavian war. I try to stay in one of the cells where they have kept the iron cell door and left some of the names of the prisoners on the door
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    04 Jan 2020
    3 words: best hostel ever. Fantastic atmosphere, great facilities, super nice staff, and incredibly nice rooms. Top.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    05 Jan 2020
    Staying in an old prison cell was definitely an experience Staff more than willing to help and even assisted with researching car hire , train and bus schedules to try get to lake bled Location is amazing and close to bus , train and even old town within walking distance Recommendations from staff for restaurants were very good and activities of what to see and do whilst here are very good Would definitely recommend staying here
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    31 Dec 2019
    Super qwerky place, love the unique styling, We were a family if 4, kids 12 & 14 we all loved it.
    England, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.1


    17 Jan 2020
    A charming and comfortable hostel. Rooms are small but cosy, fresh linen and towels supplied. Nice guest kitchen and lots of social areas available. Reasonable walking distance to the old town and main sites. Friendly staff. My only criticism would be that you cannot select a female only dorm. I think this should change as female travellers do not always feel comfortable in mixed dorms for various reasons :) otherwise, a great place to stay in LjubLjana!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    03 Jan 2020
    Really great hostel! Love the lockers as they used the key card! Super convenient location, right next to bus station and 10 min walk for city centre. Rooms were super cute! Would definitely stay there again!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    02 Jan 2020
    One of the best run hostels I've stayed in. Atmosphere is very unique and the location is extremely convenient: 10-15 minute walk to Old Town; bus station is a 5-10 minute walk. 12-bed shared room was comfortable and had 2 ensuite toilets and showers. 2 bed cell which was also comfortable. Reasonably priced onsite food and drinks and the bar attracts some locals. Travellers may find the atmosphere a bit impersonal as the hostel is large and not very intimate. Staff are friendly and helpful.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    27 Dec 2019
    Super cool neighborhood and an easy walk to the city center. Not a ton of social atmosphere (to be fair, I was there during a slow time of year) but I enjoyed my stay.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Jan 2020
    One of the dorm mates had really made himself at home. Blocking for the rest to come in use the bathroom etc. I was just sleeping the night and left early. Still I was awake several times.
    Sweden, Male, 41+
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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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