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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Metelkova 8, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stay here in winter or spring. The beautiful buildings exude charm and show off then work of artists. Outside is grungy and street art is everywhere. The hostel is located close to the central station so catch a train there from Zagreb or Vienna. The staff are excellent. They are attentive and proactive and make your stay enjoyable. Our cell... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An East European jail would not be everybody's cup of tea, but then this is a place like no others. Impeccably clean with a good bar and restaurant. Incredibly well run - a unique hosteling experience. Even if that means waking up in a prison cell!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was quite the experience staying here- a converted prison, which was a really interesting and special experience. The only thing I was slightly put off by was the toilet situation, but really it's such good value that I shouldn't complain: would definitely recommend to anyone who was in the area!

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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It's unique to be somewhere like this; a jail transformed into a hostel Positives: - New experience - Cheap prices - Cafes and hookas inside the hostel Negatives: - People hang out around it on weekends and start drinking in the streets, it's very safe and they make too much noise - very small rooms and not comfortable - Shared... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

the people there were super helpful and nice. The whole hostel has a cool prison vibe to it. The rooms are small bit clean. That is more than I can say for the toilets. They were a little bit dirty but I guess that is to be expected during the busy holidays. The prices for the accommodation are relatively cheap... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Centrally located, 10 minute walk to downtown....rooms were great, except no bathroom and the guys bathroom was under repair while we were there so the bathroom was always busy and needed cleaning. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The bar in the hostel was busy and fun spot. The city is amazing spend at least 3 days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This hostel is truly unique. A former military jail it is definitely unique. We stayed in a four person room (small, but awesome) without bars on the fourth floor. It was truly a wonderfully decorated hostel and the staff was incredibly friendly. The location could be better, it is a bit of a walk to the hostel. There is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I have been here on 2005 march. It was wonderful. I had lots of memories about this hostel. You must stay here. In this hostel, you feel like a prisoner but same time feel like vip customer. I think ljubljana is the best city of europe and celica is the best hostel of Europe.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Arrived here after a full day of travel from Seville. Dog tired but the place was jumping, people out the front, live music pumping. Settled into our cell two hours later the music is still pumping, sounds like it’s just outside our window, when the music finally dies down sometime after 1am the post gig drunken yaba began, sounds like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is a former military jail in a former barracks now converted into a hostel with the cells now becoming hostel rooms complete with artwork. The rooms come complete with prison doors but you're free to come and go as you wish! It's in the artistic and edgy quarter known as Metelkova. Popular with free thinkers, anarchists and artists. But... More 

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Address: Metelkova 8, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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Location: Slovenia > Upper Carniola Region > Ljubljana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Celica 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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