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“Excellent place- amazing staff!”
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Sax Hostel
Ljubljana, Slovenia
2 reviews
“Excellent place- amazing staff!”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

I stumbled on this hostel accidentally but I'm really happy I chose it! Not only the jazz theme is magnificent but also it has a nice pub at the ground floor which is also very cute. The place was really clean and cozy.

The highlight though is the staff which are amazingly helpful. It would be impossible to describe how assissting they were. I can't stress enough how happy I was with their eagerness to help in any way imaginable.

I highly recommend this place with no hesitation whatsoever!

The neighbourhood (Trnovo) is also very nice very close to the city centre.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

I stayed at hostel sax , Ljubljana, slovenia during my trip to Europe in August 2012. I hostel is wonderful, staff is very kind and helpful. When I landed at airport , I missed my bus to the town but the hostel staff guided me to take a cab and provided me required directions. The surrending area of this hostel is called eprova it's old Ljubljana and wonderful place to hang out, if you are lucky you will find live party at this place. Rooms are clean and neat, owners are very kind and listens to your needs. It's really a good place to stay if our are going to Ljubljana. Hire a cycle from hostel and you can discover the ci, Ljubljana castle is very near by. I had a great time during my stay there , I would definitely stay at hostel sax during my next visit.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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4 Thank Swapnil-liverpo... W
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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2012

Amazing staff, ready to help you as much as they possibly can, with great tips!
The hostel has it's own soul and livelihood, sparking clean and good facilities and location.
An amazing terrace for spring/summer, good music at the bar, live every Thursday night...

This place is just amazing....

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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5 Thank Guillaume B
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2012

just got back from holidays , among other places also visited Ljubljana in Slovenia , that was on our list for a long time already.. We stayed in a new SAX hostel , that was recomended to us back home by our friends who were there last month. What a nice surprise it was. Friendly staff ( you feel like being home) , relaxed atmsphere and very clean .(showers cleaned twice) a day
We realy liked the design of interior and the grafitti painted house from outside makes it very special.We like to compliment the manager Mrs. Lea , who did the interior design.
Also The Sax jazz pub with its terrace and live jazz music was a nice surprise.Good jazz musicians in Slovenia.
Our stay in Ljubljana , in a hostel , situated beautifuly on the riverbanks , just 10 min walk from The Three Bridges,was realy unforgetable ,
We highly recomend it.
rgds joop

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank joost d
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2012

We had a two night stay in Ljubljana and our pre booked hostel was such a nightmare we decided to move here. Great atmosphere (no surprise with the pub downstairs) and within 10/15 minutes walk of the main square. 8 bed dorm was large, clean and comfortable. Only problem when we stayed was broken shower upstairs but this was being fixed as we left.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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7 Thank gunprecedented
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2012

Stayed here last night, got there at about 9.30pm so the people running the place were out working in the very cool bar out the front, but when they came out the back they got us set up pretty quickly and were really lovely. Place is brand new - very contemporary feel - think ikea! Had a double loft room with velux sky light. Bed was comfy. Bathroom was sparkling clean. We were the only ones who used it the whole time we were there! Dealt with 3 different people while we were there and they were all really chatty and helpful, just like all Slovenians are! Located right by the river which leads to a ten minute stroll up to the main square and another 10 to the train/bus station. Would not hesitate to recommend this hostel for a great place to stay in beautiful Ljubljana!

  • Stayed June 2012
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10 Thank lemen
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2012

Happened upon this place by chance after all the other hostels were booked, but in retrospect we are very glad they were! This place just opened and must be the coolest place to stay cheaply in this gem of a town. It's run by the super-affable Mrs Zver and is part of the adjacent jazz club run by her son, where local creative types refresh down beer to the sound of Jazz tunes. The Pub functions as the hostel's cafe, perfect for breakfast or a drink when you get back after a day out -- our very first night we met a group of architecture students who ended up taking us to this awesome art-village of alternative clubs a little outside the center called Metelkova. We asked Mrs Zver where to eat and she suggested a great local Slovenian restaurant, which we loved so much we kept returning to it for the rest of our three-day stay. Being brand new, the rooms are spotless and very nicely furnished. I mean, the place is picture perfect. And Mrs Zver is such a sweetheart -- incredibly helpful. They provided towels, and a huge locker next to our beds to leave our valuables. The location is actually perfect -- you're not on the main strip, but a few minutes walk down the willow-tree-lined river, which is lovely. We wish every city in central Europe would have a spot like this to stay at -- it would make the trip all the more memorable.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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12 Thank Jim D
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ZigaZ, Manager at Sax Hostel, responded to this review, June 4, 2012
Dear Jim,
it was a pleasure having you, hope to see you again soon.
Sax Hostel
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Property: Sax Hostel
Address: Eipprova ulica 7, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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Location: Slovenia > Upper Carniola Region > Ljubljana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 74 Specialty Lodging in Ljubljana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sax Hostel is Ljubljana's newest hostel, housed under the roof of the city's legendary jazz pub, Sax Pub. We are ideally located along the river running through the city's lively old center, where music lovers of all ages and walks of life have gathered for 25 years. Over the bustling terrace of Sax Pub, behind the graffiti-clad facade, are immaculately renovated doubles and dorm rooms, named after blues and jazz greats. To mix with Ljubljana's hip crowd, you need only to descend the stairs and take in the music of the pub, which on Thursdays is live. All rooms are equipped with power-outlets, reading lights, and free wi-fi. Every guest is provided with a personal locker for luggage and valuables. A fleet of bikes, ideal for exploration of the city, can be rented cheaply. Towels and linens are provided. Wheelchair accessible. ... more   less 
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