What You'll Find On This Page
Where to Stay in Ljubljana in 2018: Best Ljubljana Hotels & Hostels
Not only has the Slovenian capital the honor of bearing the most tongue-twisting name of all European capitals, but Ljubljana is also one of the most livable and greenest capitals on the continent. With a historic center that is basically entirely car-free, this old city begs to be explored on foot. Without any cars—there are some buses, though—the entire Old Town is opened up to pedestrians and cyclists.
Ljubljana is blessed by its location. It lies at the crossroads between the efficient and disciplined Germanic cultures of Austria and Germany, and the relaxed and friendly Italian and Balkan cultures. These opposing influences make it an incredibly cosmopolitan and fascinating city for its size—Ljubljana is home to 280,000 inhabitants.
Where Ljubljana may lack the major tourist attractions that other European capitals do have, it makes up for that by being almost impossibly charming and atmospheric.
Here is our guide to Ljubljana in case you need that as well as ideas on the best hotels in Ljubljana (which are below) which will help you decide on the best area to stay in Ljubljana.
Booking Sites For Hotels in Ljubljana
Prices for Ljubljana accommodation fluctuate depending on the seasons; you will get good deals if you dodge peak season, which starts July and goes through to early September. Ljubljana hotel rates can vary from €100 to €200 per night for four-star places to stay and go down to between €30 to €150 for two and three-star accommodation.
Ljubljana Hotel Reviews to Help You Decide Where To Stay In Ljubljana
We’ll start with the more budget friendly accommodation in Ljubljana, and then work our way up to the 5-star luxury places to stay in Ljubljana. If you want to skip the reviews, you can find the best accommodation in Ljubljana here.
Where To Stay In Ljubljana: 2-Star Hotels in Ljubljana
Penzion Pod Lipo
Location: Borstnikov, Ljubljana
This hotel gives a home away from home feel and is located very centrally, with only a 5-minute walk from attractions such as the Roman Wall and Drama Theatre. There is a shared terrace to enjoy those warm summer evenings, and there is free Wi-Fi.
Rooms in the hotel have air conditioning and private bathrooms as well as a fridge and a cable TV. On-site you will find a fantastic restaurant which serves local cuisine and international dishes, and there is s shared kitchen and dining area for guests to cook their own food if they want to.
The great thing about staying in this type of hotel is that you feel like you are actually experiencing the authentic way of life, with the safety net of a touristic hotel experience too.
Where To Stay In Ljubljana: 3-Star Hotels in Ljubljana
Hotel Park Ljubljana
Location: Ljubljana city center
The central location of this hotel is what makes visitors head there time and time again, as well as the comfort and quality. While this is a three star, rather than a four, the only difference is that rooms aren’t quite as luxurious as the next star rating up, but they’re certainly well equipped and comfortable for all guests.
Some rooms have a view over Ljubljana Castle, while other rooms have a view over the green landscape beyond, which is just as impressive! Rooms are comfortable and stylishly decorated, with free Wi-Fi in all rooms and flat-screen TV. There is a bar on the top floor with a terrace, and an on-site restaurant if you don’t want to venture too far away from the hotel at the end of a long day exploring the city.
If you are looking for accommodation in Ljubljana city centre, this is a great choice.
Location: Central location, at Ljubljana Castle
This hotel is located right underneath Ljubljana Castle and just on the banks of the river, which makes it within close distance of the bars and restaurants which are located on the waterfront. The hotel itself is a historic building, and it is decorated with stylish features with all mod cons, including LCD TV, satellite channels, and air conditioning. The back garden is furnished with a terrace and deck chairs, and the private bar allows guests to sit and enjoy the weather, with a drink in hand.
The hardwood floors and clean lines of the rooms make it feel much more opulent and special than its rating, and although three star certainly isn’t bad, it feels like it should be much more, which means great value for money if you choose to stay here. The main reason guests rate this hotel is also the location, which means you don’t have to commute around the city too much. If you are looking for hotels in Ljubljana old town, this is it.
City Hotel Ljubljana
Location: Close to the city center
The City Hotel Ljubljana is a fantastic choice for those who want to enjoy the city, but don’t want to be right in the middle of it either – a slice of middle ground! The hotel is also competitively priced, which is always a bonus!
The hotel has an on-site a la carte restaurant and lobby bar, as well as a host of other facilities, including cycle hire and a roof terrace to enjoy. Regarding the rooms themselves, these are all decorated in a modern style, with air con, flat screen TV, and a desk. Private bathrooms also have everything you need inside.
The major plus point of this hotel is its close proximity to everything. The bus station is just 850m away, and there is free parking on site if you want to hire a car and explore the Ljubljana area and beyond.
Location: City center (five minutes from main attractions)
Some people prefer a B&B setting for their place to stay, rather than a large hotel, and this particular B&B is ideal for those who want a home away from home feel to their time. Located centrally, this B&B gives visitors a comfortable place to stay in the city center, and the rooftop terrace is ideal for soaking up the warm summer evenings or chilling out during the colder times with a drink in hand.
The inside of the B&B is charming and olde-worlde, with period-decorated halls and alcoves. The rooms all have wooden and marble floors, which give that authentic feel to the property, yet there are plenty of modern amenities too, with free Wi-Fi throughout the building.
Breakfast is buffet style and packed with different foods for everyone to enjoy, and there are plenty of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops within close proximity, without having to venture too far away from your base.
Where To Stay In Ljubljana: 4-Star Hotels in Ljubljana
Grand Hotel Union
Location: In Central Presern Square
This is a seriously impressive hotel in Ljubljana, right in the heart of the city center, so you’re never too far away from anything. There is a massive range of different facilities on offer, including a stylish and serene indoor swimming pool, with spa facilities on-site.
All rooms are equipped with mod cons, such as flat-screen TV, minibar, and private bathrooms. The breakfast is buffet-style and delicious, and there is the on-site Grand Union Café, which is famous amongst locals. The Union Garden Restaurant offers delicious local foods for guests, and if you want to work it all off, you can venture to the fitness center for some exercise. This is one of the grandest Ljubljana hotels.
Antiq Hotel Ljubljana
Location: Gosposka Ulica
There is something seriously special about staying the Antiq hotel Ljubljana because it was once a former aristocratic household, which means the property is opulent! The other positive point is that the Antiq hotel Ljubljana is very family friendly and is a small and tranquil spot, just outside the city center. Having said that, the castle is within walking distance, so you’re never too far away from anything.
The rooms are as opulent as the exterior of the building and are decorated in 16th-century style, while also having flat screen TVs and satellite channels, private spa baths, and minibars. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel too.
There are two open courtyards where you can enjoy the summer sun and an open fire during chilly evenings. There are two lounge bars on-site and guests can all access the hot tub, sauna, and gym for a small extra charge.
Location: City center
Set right in the heart of the historic part of the city, this hotel is a historic building in its own right, while having plenty of mod cons thrown in for good measure, to bring it up to date. All rooms are decorated in luxurious style and elegance, and they have free Wi-Fi too. Rooms also feature air con and a flat-screen TV, as well as a private bathroom and toiletries.
The hotel has a garden, which is something that sets it apart, and guests are invited to enjoy the green space in the sunshine. The bar is also on hand for refreshments. Breakfast is buffet style, and guests highly rate the delicious foods which are served daily.
This hotel is basically a slice of peace and quiet in the middle of a fast paced city, which is what sets it apart from some other city hotels of the same rating.
Location: Miklosiceva, City center
This hotel is a boutique style of hotel, and offers guests all the perks of a large hotel, within a smaller setting. Business guests often choose to stay here, because of the facilities and the central location, at just 500m from the old town and the Exhibition Centre.
There are 74 rooms on site with a few suites available too. Wi-Fi is available across the hotel, and there is free parking just outside the hotel, which means you can hire a car if you want to and get around the city more efficiently.
All bookings come with a free buffet breakfast, and on the ground floor, there is also the Franky’s Bar where visitors can enjoy a drink in comfort. The view from the hotel rooms are also fantastic and give you sweeping panoramas across the city itself.
Location: City center
Whilst many hotels in Ljubljana are located in historic parts of the city, and they are decorated in the same way, the Hotel Cubo is totally different; this hotel is super-modern, and gives guests a really luxurious place to stay during their visit to the city. All rooms have air conditioning and modern décor, with Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. The on-site restaurant offers delicious dishes and drinks all day long, as well as local and international cuisine.
All rooms feature a large and comfortable bed, a seating area, a working area, a bathroom, and space to roam. Rooms also offer ambient lighting, to allow guests to relax before bed.
The hotel is a short drive away from the main bus station and train station, and the outdoor seating area offers guests a place to rest before venturing off for the day, perhaps for a spot of sightseeing.
Location: City center
This hotel is ultra-sophisticated and is also very close to the historic part of the city, meaning you don’t have to venture too far to be in the heart of the action; just five minutes’ walk and you are in the Old Town of Ljubljana itself.
All rooms have fantastic views, either over Tivoli Park, or the city center. Another plus point of this hotel is if you are a business traveler, as there are ten meeting and conference rooms within the hotel, and a conference hall on the ground floor also, which can accommodate up to 400 people. For holiday stays the rooms are very comfortable and well-decorated, with all mod cons you need for your stay. The on-site restaurant is also fantastic for those who want to sample something local, in the la carte Pri Levu Restaurant, or there is a lobby bar if you want to simply sit and chill out, with a drink in hand.
Best Western Premier Hotel Slon
Location: City center
Best Western is one of the biggest names in the hotel world, and this hotel is no different in terms of quality and value for money. Located in a central position, guests only have to walk out of the door to be face to face with some of the main attractions that Ljubljana has to offer.
Rooms are bright and colorful, while being comfortable too, including air conditioning and all mod cons needed for a top class stay. The hotel itself has a spa area, a pastry shop, and a quality on-site restaurant, which serves local and international dishes. The Slon 1552 Restaurant is also a great place to relax, with huge windows overlooking the city, and fantastic set menus. The fitness center has all the equipment you need to work off your excesses, and the spa offers nine different massage treatments for guests to enjoy during their stay.
Where To Stay In Ljubljana: Hostels in Ljubljana
In the center of Ljubljana, you will find the Tresor Hostel, which offers guests everything they need for a comfortable stay, in dormitory-style accommodation.
Vila Veselova Hostel
Right on the edge of famous Tivoli Park, you will find this traditional house, which has been renovated into a top class and very comfortable hostel, for visitors to base themselves as they explore the city.
AdHoc Hostel is a centrally located, basic hostel which offers guests a stylish yet comfortable place to rest their head, close to all attractions in the city.
Apartments in Ljubljana
Add apartments to your list of where to stay in Ljubljana. Apartments for rent in Ljubljana are plentiful. Vacation rentals through places like booking.com where there are over 250+ apartment choices, or you can take a more personal route and use an Airbnb host. Hosts are generally accommodating and will give you local info, like – where to eat in Ljubljana. Use this link to get free travel credit when you join Airbnb. Other cheap apartments for rent can also be found when you arrive – there are just that many!
Rent a Car Ljubljana
Ljubljana holidays don’t always need a car – given that so much can be seen on foot or by bus, but as there are so many day trips that can be started in Ljubljana renting a car is a great way to see places like Lake Bled.
Contact Octopus Transfers below for great rates.