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 14 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
We are happy to offer FREE BREAKFAST with every booking. Offer available between July 1st and August 31st. Please note that breakfast is served upon prior order (at check-in). If you are on the run, you can also take it to go!

• 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
The clinical picture and epidemiological circumstances in Slovenia are, as of now, one of the most favourable in Europe. However, due to the Covid-19 still 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:
- 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).
- Masks are obligatory while using our shared indoor spaces.
- We rearranged common areas so that the safety distance between guests can be maintained.
- Our café with drinks and snacks is open from Monday until Friday from 7 AM to 11 PM.
- Guests are encouraged to use our Summer garden. 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 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Mar 2020
    Perfect to stay as it was near to bus and train station.
    Malaysia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2020
    I really enjoyed staying at Celica Hostel! It's a beautiful hostel in a nice location close to the main train station and in walking distance from the city center. They also offered free yoga courses.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2020
    Amazing place! Really loved staying here. Very clean. Lockers are kind of tiny. Unique architecture in some dorm rooms. Very nice hangout area. There is a strong eco-friendly vibe.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Mar 2020
    It's fascinating to think that this hostel used to be a prison.If you love art, then you'll love this place. It's well kept and have an awesome staff that'll help you and answer all the questions you may have. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Feb 2020
    Stayed only one night but lovely hostel. The staff are very friendly (shout out Ana!), everything works, the beds are pretty comfy, there are a lot of common areas with board games and a bar, and some of the rooms are artsily decorated old prison cells! Only thing to improve is the kitchen had no sharp knives except for one bread knife!
    Cyprus, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Feb 2020
    I loved this hostel, the only issue is that in the last room I stayed in. It had a weird strong smell. I even slept with the window open and it would not go away. I had stayed in two other rooms and those were fine and had no smell. Would definitely stay here again. The staff is nice and I always felt safe.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    09 Mar 2020
    Staff was nice and it was a really cool location since it was an old jail - they do tours but I wasn't aware of the time so unfortunately I did not get to go on it but I am sure thats cool! Its about a 15 min walk to the main portion of the city to visit which isn't bad at all. They offer breakfast for a few euros which can be convenient to grab and then carry on your day if you dont want to find a place. it was a nice clean place and I enjoyed my stay here
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    15 Jun 2020
    Overall a great stay. Travelling so quickly after the borders opened meant there were almost no other guests, and the bar closed by 5 PM. One of the cleanest hostels I've stayed in, and the location is good, with a short walk to the city centre. Decided to stay here for one more night coming back from Piran, before leaving Slovenia.
    Norway, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    02 Mar 2020
    Awesome hostel, good for solo travellers but no organised activities to help you meet people. The place is clean with good showers, comfortable beds and an onsite bar.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    06 Mar 2020
    Close to the bus and train station, and a little walk from the main square. Felt very safe here as theres a locked doors on the staircases so only guests can activate it. Staff are really helpful, and when I felt uncomfortable in my room of 10 because I was the only girl, I asked to move and they moved me straight away! Which was really appreciated. Modern bathrooms, laundry room with tokens and a shared kitchen. In the larger rooms, some beds are difficult to get to and really close together
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • 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
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Slovenia

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