Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 9.0

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Mar 2019
    Great spot to stay for a couple of nights! Interesting staying in an old prison. Close to everything we wanted to see and great staff #cometonewzealand
    New Zealand, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Mar 2019
    What an amazing hostel! Modern facilities, great staff and just few minutes walk away from either the city centre or the train/bus/coach stations! I definitely recommend!
    Greece, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Mar 2019
    The hostel was wonderful, the design of the spaces is really interesting and a fun environment to stay in. My only complaint was that the bar is listed on google as being open late night but we didn't find this to be true.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 Mar 2019
    They gave us 118 which we didn’t know at the time was there preserved prison room and it was very stark. Beds were decent and there was plenty of space for our things. Being there one night wasn’t a big deal but it was very prison like. Not my favorite room. When we got back they tried to give us the same room but we asked for a different one. We got 110 which was very nice and had we stayed longer I would have preferred. Bathrooms were clean, showers were powerful and they had some fun games.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    26 Mar 2019
    We stayed in the 12 bed attic room - it would’ve been perfect if it weren’t for so many beds squashed in! Two single beds were crammed side by side with only a few inches between them. Difficult clambering over people to get to the corner beds too, and there was some drama about people not sticking to assigned beds. Otherwise location handy as right by the station, the bathrooms in the rooms clean, although it was difficult to stop waiting leaking out of the shower into the general toilet area.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    09 Apr 2019
    We stayed in one of the renovated private rooms and it was great! Really cool and the bed was very comfortable. We went out but there was live music going on in the bar when we came back, but we weren't able to hear it in the room. Bathrooms seemed clean too. Only downside was that it took a while waiting behind someone at reception for check in and out
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 Apr 2019
    Really good hostel. Was 5mins walk to the bus/train station. Which was really convenient. Also about 20mins walk to the centre of town. The 4 man bedroom was tightly packed though. And three of the lockers were on the base of a bed. Which was a bit awkward using when someone is asleep. Breakfast was buffet and for €4, which was reasonable. The staff were extremely friendly. Only bug, was a slight lack of hostel related activities. So there wasn’t too much socialising with other guests.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    04 Apr 2019
    More European hostels should strife for the standard at this hostel. The staff were very helpful and welcoming
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    12 Apr 2019
    This hostel was very clean and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. We had room 105 and this was OK; however it would have been more helpful to have a table to somewhere you could rest your items. At night time, it was incredibly noisy with drunk teenagers screaming down the corridors all night. There was also a fire alarm which went off at 2am; however the fire alarm in our room did not go off and therefore we were unsure whether it was even our hostel. Overall, not a great stay.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    27 Mar 2019
    I stayed at Celica at the end of my trip in Slovenia, having stayed in another hostel when I first visited Ljubljana. The dorm was awful. No bunks, just single beds so close to each other I could have snuggled the person next to me. Nowhere to put anything near your bed. No privacy at all. I had nowhere to charge anything. Locker was really small. I've stayed in a lot of hostels, and for the price, this was not great. I moved into a private room for my last night. Stay in a private room!
    Australia, 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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