Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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 4 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 30 days of arrival, Hostel Celica 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: €3,13 per person per night for adults, €1,57 for minors.

Additional Info:

All bookings of 12 guests or more are considered group bookings.

The subscriber confirms the reservation by making the first avans payment (30 % of the full amount of the reservation) or by delivering the work order (for public institutions).
The remaining 70 % of the full amount of the reservation must be settled no less than 30 days before the day of arrival. Up to 30 days before the day of arrival the subscriber is able to make modifications of the reservation free of charge.
In case the initial inquiry is sent less than 30 days before the day of arrival, the subscriber must make one avans payment equal to 100% of the full amount of the reservation by the date agreed upon in the offer.
A confirmed offer indicates the subscriber's agreement to the cancellation policy.

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


Hostel Celica

Book more than 3 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

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

• 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!

COVID-19 Information
Due to the Covid-19 being present in our society, we would like to inform you about the precautions we have adopted to be as responsible as possible. These changes include:
- Wearing a mask is MANDATORY while using our shared indoor spaces.
- Keeping up to date on a daily basis with the recommendations and instructions issued by the National Institute for Public Health.
- We have installed hand sanitizer dispensers all over the hostel (all bathrooms, main entry points, common areas).
- We disinfect surfaces multiple times a day (door knobs, toilets, common surfaces).
- We rearranged common areas so that the safety distance between guests can be maintained.
- Guests are encouraged to use our Summer garden, when the weather permits.
- Our café is open from Monday until Friday from 7 AM to 10.30 PM.
- Our breakfast bar is NOT available at the moment (as of October 10th 2020) due to government restrictions but you can still order drinks and snacks. Due to government restrictions all patrons must be served at their table (no service at the counter). Thank you for understanding these new measures! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Aug 2020
    Lovely hostel, very warm and homely. Staff were nice, free breakfast was good but could do with some variation in cereal or fruit. The guest kitchen was small but perfect for making a quick dinner and not having too much space to have to clean up after. The rooms and bathrooms were small but had a cosy atmosphere and was very clean. Good atmosphere, overall there is no reason not to come here.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Aug 2020
    I had a really short stay at Hostel Celica, as I was in Ljubljana for less than 24 hours. However, the hostel made me feel like staying longer! The location is amazing: the hostel is less than 10 minutes from the train station (if I had heavy luggage I would really appreciate it.). Also, it is close to bars & etc. The hostel is super clean, it feels safe, the staff is kind, I would definitely recommend it.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Aug 2020
    The hostel is located in such a cool area of Ljubljana! If you're into an alternative, counterculture scene, you're in for a treat. At the same time, old town is a short walk away since Ljubljana is such a small city. The hostel itself is super clean and creatively built. The lockers are very secure and have plenty of space. One of the coolest hostels I've ever stayed in:)
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    09 Sep 2020
    A bit quiet but a pandemic will do that to a hostel I guess. The 10 person room was nicely 'distanced' and had good lockers and ample bathroom facilities in the room and throughout the bathroom. Nice outdoor space to eat/drink. Can be a little noisey with the Arts Centre behind it and its drinking/hangout scene. Easily located between the main train/bus station and the old town 10 minutes either way. Staff very polite/friendly. Would recommend.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    28 Aug 2020
    Theis hostel is absolutely perfect - location - great staff - breakfast included - great vibe, with indoor and outdoor seating. Love it I did plan to stay longer, and was sad to leave because i needed to leave for Hungary before the borders closed today #coronavirus Thanks for everything, and maybe I shall come back another time - i shall definitly recommend you :)
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    19 Aug 2020
    Great hostel! Very clean, big, and with really friendly and helpful staff. Although not in the middle of Old Town I actually thought it was well located (right next to Metelkova, close to bus and train station). This is also the only hostel in my 3-week trip this year that managed to have somewhat of a nice social atmosphere despite the current circumstances (Covid). My only slightly negative comment was that the dorms on the 2nd floor seems a bit cramped for 4 people. Would def return!!
    Peru, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    28 Sep 2020
    A cool hostel. Marked down on facilities and safety as plug sockets in my room were very limited as was the WiFi connection and no lockers. You can leave items behind the desk at reception tho.
    Wales, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    24 Sep 2020
    Lovely,spatious hostel with lots of little details and areas to chill. I loved that in the 12-person room the beds are single and not bunk beds, so there's noone moving it when you are sleeping. The breakfast is great and varied. The only criticism I have is that the showers in the dorm seem to have a little problem with flooding, so I had to stop and wait for water to drain when showering. Maybe include a mop in the room and clean the drain frequently. All in all I had a great stay!
    Hungary, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    10 Sep 2020
    Very close to the bus station which was perfect for me as I arrived late at night and left early. Reception is open 24 hours, free breakfast is convenient. The common areas are beautifully decorated. Sadly, the atmosphere is not great and it is not a social hostel. No activities to meet other travellers if you are travellig alone.
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    26 Aug 2020
    Our room was very small. The pictures on the website did not represent what we got. The bathroom was very clean and the showers were big. The kitchen was VERY small (only enough space for one group). But all in all it was quite a nice stay. Staff did not give us the discounted city tax only after asking for it.
    Germany, All Female Group, 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
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Slovenia

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