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“Celica? Why not?” 4 of 5 stars
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Hostel Celica
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Metelkova 8, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia   |  
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“Celica? Why not?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The hostel is situated in a quite good position, very close to the train station but not so close to the city center, but come on guys, walk have never killed anybody.
The breakfast is the best feature of the hostel, everything is good and is all that you can it. (for me this is very important). The receptionists are nice and helpful, the rooms clean and the living room with the bar make you feel already in a pub where meet people and have interesting conversation.
They organize also a lot of events like concert and free tour of the city. Enjoy it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We booked this hostel because of the theme, transformed from a former prison. The cell we got was a private double. The cell itself was clean and warm but not as nicely decorated as what we saw in the website. We guess it really depends on which cell is assigned for you. About the toilet and shower, it was shared. It was not so clean and was really cold. I spent 1 minute to finish my shower as it was freezing. The food in the hostel was good tho. The restaurant was with a very good atmosphere and food are reasonably priced. Breakfast was brilliant with the price of 3 euro per person. Wifi was only for common area. It costs extra if you want it in-room. We were happy with the experience but we would book other hostel if we come back to Ljubljana, as with this price we would get something definitely better in town.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Timisoara, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Hostel Celica is very interesting because of its "theme": there are so called jail-rooms, but there are also normal ones, if you'd feel uncomfortable. The bed was very comfortable, the room very clean, the bathroom as well. Celica is very close to the city center, maybe 10-15 minutes maximum by walking. The breakfast is very good, you have a lot from you can choose! I recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Bilbao, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We stayed In Hostel Celica last May , It think it really depends on the room you get . At the beginning we were given a really cold room, with separate small beds. We asked if there were double beds available and they changed us to the cell number 116 . The room is great and cool , a double bed 2 meters up from the floor .
It is a good choice if you are planning to spend the night in Metelkova, the atmosphere is good.
The breakfast is cheap and great
The toilets are showers were not really clean when we arrived , it was late in the afternoon so I guess lot of people used them before us.
I recommend to book cell 116 .

  • Stayed May 2012, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

A last minute cancellation from my airbnb host led me to this place, came very highly recommended by LP and was not sure if I could get a bed on the spot. Although I did get a room it was not in the famed 'cells', but a normal 4 bed dorm and attached bathroom.

Location:
The Hostel is probably one of the most famous landmarks in the tiny city, it is very close to the railway station and is surrounded by graffiti on all sides, the parking lot especially has some awesome works.

Amenities:
The place was clean, beds comfortable and decor was minimal. The breakfast is truly worth the extra cost. Free Wifi in the lobby.They have tie ups with local tour operators to take you to the not so accessible areas, I took one of those and can definitely say it was worth it.The staff is very helpful and generous.

They have many cultural events and I happen to attend one of them. A jam session of a local music group and they where performing greek folk songs, at least that's what the girl sitting besides told me. The whole session was immensely captivating and beautiful, would never forget that experience.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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59 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

A very unique place to stay, located inside the "underground" area of Ljubljana.
Not so far from the center, very friendly staff and a good choice of rooms.
Either a cell decorated by an artist (the wooden ones are the best and each ones are different), or a dormitory, where you always meet interesting people from all over the world.

The breakfast is very nice and the price are quiet low.

Don´t miss the "oriental room" where you can smoke narguile (and drink a local beer too...):

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Nothing like staying in a comfortable jail for the night. This is a quirky hostel that has good value. A favorite with backpackers it is a few dollars but the added breakfast is worth it. Your bed is upstairs in the room so please be flexible but I liked the lay out of the room. Bathrooms and showers down the hall you will lock yourself behind bars for the night. It is a 5 minute walk from the train station.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 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: Metelkova 8, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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Location: Slovenia > Upper Carniola Region > Ljubljana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 55 Specialty Lodging in Ljubljana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Celica 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HIPPEST HOSTEL #1 by Lonely Planet - situated in the centre of Ljubljana: train station - 3 min, Three bridges: 8 min walking distance - UNIQUE EXPERIENCE: Sleep in 20 artistically renovated former prison cells (a priceless work of art). - Artistically renovated former prison into a modern youth hostel - Food & beverage facilities - Cultural events, art gallery ... more   less 
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