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“Need Finishing Touch.” 3 of 5 stars
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H2ostel
Petkovskovo nabrezje 47, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia (Formerly Hostel Simbol Castle)   |  
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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58 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Need Finishing Touch.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We stayed in a double room with bathroom in at the annex building few doors from the main building. The room looks new but again all the previous comments about exposing wires and unfinished works still exist. Our room is on the ground floor with the window facing the street , the noise and sound of people walking pass by can be annoying. The bathroom is small with no shelves to place your toiletries . Signs of lack of maintenance is visible now even though this building has just been renovated.
There s a very very small kitchen in the main building if you need it and it was inconvenience for us to go there as it was raining all day when we stayed.
Having said that, the staffs are very friendly and willing to answer any questions about Ljubljana and the location which is about 5 and 10 minutes walk to the main square and train station respectively as a plus furthermore it is off the main street and away from the street noise.
Overall, it is an ideal place to stay only for a short period.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Piran, Slovenia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Always when I'm in Ljubljana I usually go to this hostel. Great location, just few minutes walk from the city center. Really friendly personel.
We were there with a couple of friends and it was always so much fun, met a lot of people there.
So if You are going to Ljubljana, don't be worry of sleeping here.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We arrived around 7pm and were received very nicely. The girls at the reception were really helpful with any questions we had and with finding a parking spot for our car. If you travel by car, make sure to book a parking spot with the hostel. We then we were guided to our room in the other building, which were pretty new, I think. We had to share 2 bathrooms with 4 rooms, which was never a problem. But the rooms were not finished yet. No mirrors (in room or bathroom), one of the lights in the bedroom was not working, ...
Wifi worked perfectly in our rooms.

All by all, the hostel was great for a stay of 2 nights.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

There were 4 of us in one of the apartments. The room was great! Bunk beds, 6 big lockers, kitchenette, a shower room and plenty of room to lounge about in. It's in the heart of Ljubljana on the river front - a perfect location and a good 5 minute walk to the bus and trai stations. Very good value for money and I would happily stay here instead of a hotel. Thank you H2ostel for a birlliant few nights!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

The good:
-fast internet
-close to everything (castle, city centre, pub, kebab shop)
-really comfy, clean and non-squeaky beds
-lockers in the room
-shower and toilet in the room (6 bed room)
-staff are really nice and helpful

The not so good:
-no internet in the rooms

This is one of the better hostels I've stayed in anywhere in Europe. I'd definitely come back here again.

Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Location perfect, situated near the Dragon bridge with a Spar supermarket adjacent, room had a fully operational air con which felt like a luxury item travelling and the wifi had good strength. Arrived late hours of the night to the hostel due to border police delaying the train, a list of how to get to the room and a friendly message was left on the front door of the reception. However, the interior of the hostel felt unfinshed with rooms resembling a construction site at times and the noice of buliding works at early hours of the morning were unbearable to sleep in.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Situated right by the river only a 5 minute stroll from the city centre, this hostel was ideally situated. The room we were given was spacious and bright and most importantly had excellent air conditioning. The bathrooms were both just across the hall and provided everything we needed. The staff were very helpful and even lent my girlfriend a towel for free when she realised she'd forgotten hers.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Petkovskovo nabrezje 47, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia (Formerly Hostel Simbol Castle)
Location: Slovenia > Upper Carniola Region > Ljubljana
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Ljubljana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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