Best hotels and hostels in Ljubljana

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    Vander Urbani Resort

    This stunning boutique hotel in the heart of Ljubljana’s Old Town is formed from four 17th-century buildings. But history stops there, for this hostelry – with 16 rooms over three floors – is as modern as tomorrow. Designed by the trendsetting Sadar Vuga architectural firm, the rooms are not huge but each is unique and makes use of natural materials.

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    Cubo

    The stylish 26-room Cubo has raised the bar of Ljubljana accommodation. The overall design is minimalist, with an emphasis on neutral tones of grey, beige and charcoal. Some of the high-quality materials used in the furnishings are unusual: check out the silver thread in the guestroom drapes that cost a king’s ransom and the bedside lamps made with silkworm cocoons.

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    Celica Hostel

    This stylishly revamped former prison (1882) in Metelkova has 20 'cells', designed by different artists and architects, and complete with original bars. There are nine rooms and apartments with three to seven beds and a packed, popular 12-bed dorm. The ground floor is home to a cafe and restaurant (set lunch around €7). Bikes cost €3/6 for a half-/full day.

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    City Hotel Ljubljana

    An attractive high-rise hotel offering 202 clean, basic rooms and a central location. Rooms vary from 'economy' to 'comfort', with the latter larger and air-conditioned. It’s an odd place – primary colours splashed hither and yon, a kind of circus make-up feel, trees and books in the lobby, but it all works and, frankly, we love it here.

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    Allegro Hotel

    This 17-room historical boutique hotel in the Old Town is a symphony of designer chic with rooms that give on to Gornji trg and a charming back courtyard. Room Nos 2 and 3 have a balcony, No 15 a small terrace and No 12 at the top sleeps four.

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    Hostel Vrba

    Definitely one of our favourite budget digs in Ljubljana, this nine-room hostel on the Gradiščica Canal is just opposite the bars and restaurants of delightful Trnovo. There are three twin doubles, dorms with four to eight beds (including a popular all-female dorm), hardwood floors and an always warm welcome. Free bikes in summer.

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    Adora Hotel

    This small hotel below Gornji trg is a welcome addition to accommodation in the Old Town. The 10 rooms are small but fully equipped, with lovely hardwood floors and tasteful furnishings. The breakfast room looks out onto a small garden, bikes are free for guests' use, and the staff are overwhelmingly friendly and helpful.

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    Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa

    The city's most luxurious sleeping option, the Antiq Palace occupies a 16th-century townhouse, about a block from the river. Accommodation is in 18 individually designed rooms and suites, some stretching to 250 sq metres in size and with jacuzzi. Many retain their original features (hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows) and are furnished in an eclectic manner with quirky rococo touches.

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    Hostel 24 Center

    One of three hostels in a chain, this one is just east of the central market and Dragon Bridge on a street that seems to be gaining momentum (and a few bars and restaurants). Hostel 24 offers dorm accommodation in six- to 12-bed rooms, as well as several private apartments for two to four people.

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    Hotel Park Urban & Green

    This tower-block hotel, in a leafy residential area just north of the centre, has undergone a thorough makeover and offers clean, decent-value accommodation. Rooms are divided into 'standard' and 'superior', though there's little difference between the two aside from more-modern furniture. The hotel prides itself on sustainability, waste reduction and promotion of cycling and electric vehicles.

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    Hotel Galleria

    This attractive boutique hotel has been cobbled together from several Old Town townhouses. There are 16 spacious rooms and a multi-tiered back garden. The decor is kitsch with a smirk and there are fabulous touches everywhere. Among our favourites are the enormous room 8, with views of the Hercules Fountain, and room 13, with glimpses of Ljubljana Castle.

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    Ljubljana Resort

    This attractive 6-hectare campground-cum-resort 4km north of the centre has the facilities to match the grandiose name. Along with a 60-room hotel and 12 stationary mobile homes (€100 to €140), there's the Laguna water park next door, which is half-price for guests. Note that not all hotel rooms have air-conditioning.

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    Slamič B&B

    It's slightly away from the action but Slamič, a B&B above a famous cafe and teahouse, offers 17 bright, refurbished rooms with en-suite facilities and large, comfortable beds. Choice rooms include those looking on to a back garden, and the one just off an enormous terrace used by the KavaČaj (CoffeeTea), a gem of a cafe on the ground floor.

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    Pri Mraku

    'At Twilight' is a smallish, very central hotel with 35 refurbished (if dark) rooms in an older building. Almost opposite the Križanke on Trg Francoske Revolucije, it's ideally located for culture vultures. The back courtyard is lovely for breakfast in nice weather.

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    Grand Hotel Union

    The 194-room Grand Hotel Union, the art nouveau southern wing of a two-part hostelry, was built in 1905 and remains one of the most desirable addresses in town. It has glorious public areas and guests can use the indoor pool and fitness centre of the adjacent 133-room Grand Union Business Hotel, in the hotel's renovated modern wing.

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    Hostel Tresor

    This 28-room hostel in the heart of Center is housed in a secessionist-style former bank, and the money theme continues right into rooms named after currencies and financial aphorisms on the walls. Dorms have between four and 10 beds but are spacious. The communal areas (we love the atrium) are stunning; breakfast is in the vaults.

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    Ad Hoc Hostel

    This very well-situated, efficiently run 106-bed hostel on the Ljubljanica has brightly painted, airy dorms with four to eight metal bunks and eight doubles. Room Nos 104 and 106 overlook the river. There are also several apartments. Great kitchen too.

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    H2O Hostel

    One of our favourite hostels in Ljubljana, this seven-room place wraps around a tiny courtyard bordering the Ljubljanica River. One room has views of the castle. Private doubles are available and guests have access to a common kitchen.

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    BIT Center Hotel

    The BIT Center, with clean and light modern decor, offers one of the best-value deals in Ljubljana (although, at 3km east of the centre, it’s a bit far from the action). In addition to the 39 single and double rooms in the main hotel, there's hostel accommodation with 35 beds in rooms of four to 10 beds.

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    Sax Hostel

    This hostel with five rooms named after jazz greats including Ray Charles and Charlie Parker is attached to the Sax Pub in Trnovo; it's the place to choose if you want to party. There are a couple of doubles and three dorms with four to nine beds. There's a pretty back garden. The 1st-floor rooms with sloped ceilings feel cramped.