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 || GreenKey certificate

- 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 || FREE all-you-can eat breakfast

- Tuesday concerts (free entry)
- Tours & Trips info desk for daily excursions around Slovenia - pick up place near 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:
- 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.
Thank you for understanding these new measures! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Nov 2021
    Really nice and clean hostel, also the breakfast was great!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Nov 2021
    One of the best hostels I've stayed at in my travels, the staff were incredibly nice and helpful, the rooms were very nice (definitely for a former prison), and the location was perfect as everything (specifically the train and bus station) was very close by. If you are ever going to Ljubljana, this should be the place to stay at.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Nov 2021
    I enjoyed my stay at Hostel Celica for a couple of nights. A peaceful, clean place in the quirkiness of Metelkova. I found it to be an easy walk to all of the sites and into the city. I utilized the train and bus stations which are close to this location. The hostel offers ample spacious bathrooms, areas to hang out at, and a fairly decent breakfast. I stayed in the two-person prison cell and had no issue. The bed was comfortable, and the only noise would sometimes echo from the hallway.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    26 Nov 2021
    Great hostel with good facilities and free breakfast, not a party hostel but plenty of opportunities to meet other travellers and locals downstairs in the bar over a beer 😊
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 Nov 2021
    Really nice hostel, very close to the train station and has a really nice peaceful vibe.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    31 Oct 2021
    Great experience, cell 105 was perfect. Good breakfast, easygoing people and convenient to go to the centre or tivoli Park on foot.
    Greece, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.9


    01 Nov 2021
    Such a cool hostel. I stayed in a private room and it was really nice. Staff are really friendly and the breakfasts are good. They only have one washing machine and one dryer and the kitchen is really really small but that's really the only negative I would add.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    16 Nov 2021
    Pros: - breakfast had scrambled eggs and natural peanut butter / hummus + high quality coffee, tea - clean throughout - interesting history of the old prison - free board games + swap section - some staff were great. Cons: - some staff in the morning were either not wearing masks / had their noses poking out but had me put on mine during breakfast. Hypocritical. The policy should be consistent and if staff are going to enforce their own rules they should be wearing masks properly.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    12 Nov 2021
    Okay I feel like I really missed something here. 75% of the entire hostel was occupied by some weird missionary group who came with their babies and toddlers? I understand all ages are welcomed but a crying baby is not the ideal wakeup for a hungover backpacker. Maybe I got the worst luck on booking, but the place is cool besides their weird lax booking policies. Rooms are terribly claustrophobic if over 180cm
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1


    19 Nov 2021
    This Hostel is extremely expensive for what it is… 1. Small rooms with twin beds on top of the room, there is barely space to kneel, you have to watch out your head or you will bump on the ceiling. To get down be careful with the ladder or you can trip. One cabinet for your clothes 2. Bathrooms and showers outside of the rooms at the end of the hallway, so if you need to pee twice in the middle of the night like I do, well… 3. The neighbor is noisy by night, people drinking and smoking pot
    Mexico, Female, 31-40
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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
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Slovenia

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