I had a really good stay at Aladin. Stayed for a week and met a lot of travellers. The owner Tim is super welcoming and helpful. My 3 bed dorm was good and clean. I would recommend this hostel to anyone who is trying to meet other travellers and wants a clean room.
Stayed here with my brother for three nights on our trip. Hostel looks very nice and cozy. Common area is great with pool table and board games. Rooms are also nice and clean same as sanitation. The best thing about this hostel is the host. He is always there to answer any questions you might have and even has great suggestions on how to spend your time in Ljubljana.
A really nice hostel with comfortable beds and good towels. The common room is well-equipped! Tim was supernice and gave great guidance. The walk into town is nice and follows the Tivoli park. There is also supermarkets and a bakery nearby. The only downside is the distance back to the hostel late at night when the buses are not as frequent.
Our stay at Hostel Aladin was perfect. We were with three friends and shared one room. Room and bathroom were perfectly clean. Tim is an amazing host and gives lots of tips. He helps as much as he can. I would recommend this hostel to anyone who visits Ljubljana!
Keep in mind, we visited during covid pandemic so the hostel was very empty. We were there one night while travelling to croatia and one night a week after on the trip back to the netherlands. Also we were by car. Both times we arrived after midnight but we could still check in without problems. He helped us with anything we needed and was always reachable via whatsapp / phone / doorbell etc.
I was in Aladín hostel for the Erasmus and is a great place to stay. Very close to the city center and the landlord is always to help for what you need. You have also a supermarket at 1 minute from the house. Very recomendable
I came in Ljubljana for an erasmus semester, and had a very nice experience in this hostel. You can both meet people with the shared spaces and relax in your own bedroom. The place is clean, Tim is kind and here to help you whenever you need him. I strongly recommend this establishment! :)
I stayed at Aladin Hostel for three months as an ERASMUS student. First I'll mention the good things: 1. I found Aladin Hostel while looking for a place to stay in Google and the reviews amazed me mainly because they all refer to the manager, Tim is indeed a very nice man and will do his best to make you feel satisfied. 2. The location is great. It's close to a bike, bus station, many supermarkets and a main road so you won't have trouble going by. 3. The price is very reasonable. This is nice in a city where rent is raising fast. You'll find a place to stay for 300 euro per month or less. Now, I'll move to the not so nice things: 1. THE MAJOR issue was that I had bed bugs and I had to live with them for over a month and a half. After a week I started waking up with bites all over me, blood stains on my sheets and painful itches, one morning while making the bed a huge bed bug appeared on top of my mattress. I inmediately told the manager about it and he came to clean (vacuum, use a steamer on the matress and spray some insecticide), this wasn't enough and I was forced to live hell for a month: due to the anxiety caused by the bugs I wasn't able to sleep well, I woke up 3-4 times during the night to always find bed bugs in my bed, sometimes even biting me. For weeks I slept with the light on which didn't really help but made me feel a little better, I was anxious of bringing them with me to the office or to my own home which made me take extra steps to reduce the chance of that happening. I didn't appreciate that the manager said "it's annoying but it's not dangerous", true I won't die because of their bites but it is a very serious health risk not only because of the bites but because of how the problem messes with your head. 2. The fridge was VERY gross. The students are assigned a space in the fridge for us to keep our groceries, the ones who were lucky could get one up but the ones who got a place down in the fridge had to deal with leaks from god-knows-what for weeks. We finally decided that, since obviously the owner wasn't going to clean, we'd have to do it ourselves and for about two weeks in advance we gave notice in a WhatsApp group where Tim is in as well as the rest of the students to mark the food and come to the kitchen for when the cleaning was gonna take place. And so we did, we cleaned and we found food that had expiration date of 2017, this means the fridge hadn't been cleaned for at least two years! We found very gross things but managed to clean and keep our food in a sanitary place for the rest of our stay. It bothered me that Tim was well aware of this event (as I said we gave plenty of notice) but he didn't show up or try to help, he thanked us some days later for doing it. Still, I believe the fridge should be cleaned at least every six months and that he should have come. 3. The heating system didn't work. Tim was nice and gave me a radiator that kept me warm during cold winter nights and I had the fortune to graduate the temperature in my room, but some of my friends weren't so lucky and had to wear jackets and scarfs in their rooms because the heating didn't work. Tim said it was because of some problem in the pipes. 4. Bathrooms are not always clean, sometimes over a month went by before they were cleaned again and sometimes you'd have to ask for them to be cleaned because they were unbearably disgusting and unsanitary. 5. If you're a student and plan on using your room to rest and work on school, take into account that you'll have to deal with VERY LOUD MOANS from people renting the rooms for hours only to come and have sex. This is not the hostel's fault (or maybe cause they'd come clean right after, so maybe they know people won't stay the night?) but it can be very annoying and uncomfortable.…
I've spent 5 months of my Erasmus experience in Aladin Hostel and that was really great décision. Tim, the owner is really cool and fair. Place is cosy and clean, little far from city center, but as an Erasmus who spent there lot of time it wasn't a problem as far as I had a bike. So truly can reccommend this place for students who look for afordable place to stay with oportunity of socializing with others
Tim, the owner of this hostel, is among the best hosts I've ever had across 3 continents! He and Pierre will go above and beyond to make your stay both comfortable and rewarding. A few examples of their brilliance: Day 1, at check in, he gives me a map of the city and draws all over it showing me exactly how to get from A to B, where to go swimming, where to go cycling, where to catch a bus etc. Anytime you need a cab, he will call it for you. I was curious about this special type of vape so Tim (without me even asking) called a gas station around midnight to ask about the availability and price. I rented a cycle from the hostel but forgot to return the keys that night and left for lake Bled the next day. They didn't charge me for it (this was on my first day, so it wasn't about showing love to a longterm guest - they are just genuinely nice people). Coming to the rooms and facilities, they are AIRCON, very comfortable with enough bathrooms/ toilets for guests. Free towels and large lockers included. There are 2 kitchen areas on each floor, which are a bit small, but all that does is bring people together and make cooking a team effort - making heaps of friends in the process! I literally never had to cook. I'd just contribute to the cost of goods and eat food cooked by others :) There's a pool table in the main area where you can kill time and you can buy beers/ get a hot drink right there. The location of the hostel is just perfect for me. They're a 20-30min walk from the city centre, meaning you have your peace while still being close to the action. There are ATMs, supermarkets and a 24x7 bakery within 5min of the hostel. I cannot recommend the place enough.…
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