As travel to the Baltic region increases, the Slovenian capital city of Ljubljana is becoming more appealing to tourists. What was once the best kept secret in Europe is no longer a hidden destination for travelers in the know!
If you are planning to visit Ljubljana, finding Ljubljana accommodation is the first order of business, check out our guide on where to stay in Ljubljana Slovenia.
Fortunately, Ljubljana is a fairly small city, and is very walkable, so no matter where you stay, you’ll can easily reach the city center. Ljubljana is divided into 17 districts, each with their own unique neighborhoods and characters.
We’ve broken out the best areas to stay in Ljubljana, as well as the best hotel choices for each budget range. Keep reading to see which Ljubljana neighborhood is best for you!
|❤️ Best Area first timers
|Old Town Ljubljana
|💸 Best Luxury Hotel
|Zlata Ladjica Boutique Hotel
|👪 Best Hotel for For Families
|Hotel Vila Katrca
|🏨 Best Mid-Range Hotel
|🛏️ Best Budget Hotel
|ibis Styles Ljubljana The Fuzzy Log
|✨ Best Hostel
|Party Hostel Zzz
We will cover off all types of Ljubljana accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Ljubljana hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Ljubljana Slovenia 2024.
This guide shows the best Ljubljana hotels, best places in Ljubljana to visit, the best places to stay in Ljubljana, hotels near Ljubljana attractions, Ljubljana neighborhood guide and many more.
Wondering where is the best place to stay in Ljubljana? Below are 5 of the best neighbourhoods in Ljubljana to help you make the right decision when trying to work out best areas to stay in Ljubljana for you. We have tried to make the guide as easy to follow as possible.
We have also included some things to do or places to visit as well as some eatery suggestions of either our favourite places or some funky places to eat at within the areas in Ljubljana so you can use this as a go to guide.
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Old Town Ljubljana- Where to stay in Ljubljana for first timers
As with many European cities, the Old Town area represents the heart of the historic city. Many of Ljubljana’s best attractions can be found in Old Town, including the Ljubljana Castle, the Dragon Bridge and Ljubljana Cathedral.
The Robba fountain is another must-see attraction in Ljubljana and if you want a great aerial view of the city, just hop on the funicular to head up the hill.
Prefer for first timers and tourists as it’s based in a central location, making getting around to see the sights super easy.
The winding cobblestone streets are filled with shops, restaurants and cafes serving traditional Slovenian cuisine.
Whether you are looking for budget accommodation or something a bit more upscale, Old Town is the best location to stay in Ljubljana for first-time visitors looking to experience the history and culture of Slovenia.
Best places to stay in Old Town Ljubljana
Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Old Town Ljubljana
Budget accommodation in Old Town Ljubljana
Mid range accommodation in Old Town Ljubljana
Family Friendly accommodation in Old Town Ljubljana
- Stella Sky
- Apartments Hiša Pod Gradom
- Julija & Filip Apartments
- AB Ljubljana – Prince Filip Apartment
Affordable Luxury accommodation in Old Town Ljubljana
City Centre – Where to stay in Ljubljana for nightlife
Across the Ljubljanica River from Old Town is the more modern city centre of Ljubljana. You’ll find a wider array of accommodation options here, and the Old Town is just a stroll across the Triple Bridge.
Some of the best nightlife in Ljubljana can be found in the city centre, but there are also cultural attractions, including museums and art galleries in the city centre, including the National Museum of Slovenia.
Shopping is also a main attraction in this area, with international brands alongside Slovenian designers.
If the faster pace of the city centre gets to be too much, just head a few blocks west to Tivoli Park, the largest city park in town, with over five square kilometers of green space. You’ll find formal gardens, the city zoo, walking paths and picnic areas.
Best places to stay in Ljubljana city centre
Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Ljubljana city centre
Budget accommodation in Ljubljana city centre
- ibis Styles Ljubljana The Fuzzy Log
- Rooms Sincere 1830
- Penzion Pod Lipo
- ibis Styles Ljubljana Centre
Mid range accommodation in Ljubljana city centre
Family Friendly accommodation in Ljubljana city centre
Affordable Luxury accommodation in Ljubljana city centre
Mirje – Where to stay in Ljubljana with family
On the outskirts of the city center is the suburban area of Mirje. This leafy neighborhood is a great place for families to stay in Ljubljana, yet is still in each reach of Old Town, with Ljubljana Castle just a 25 minute walk from Mirje.
Historians will love this area, as you can see the original Roman town walls from 15 AD, which were restored in the 1930’s. Inside the walls is a park you can enjoy. Check out one of the best neighborhoods in Ljubljana!
Top 3 favorites accommodation options for Mirje
Best places to stay in Mirje
Budget accommodation in Mirje
Mid range accommodation in Mirje
Family Friendly accommodation in Mirje
Krakovo – Where to stay in Ljubljana for tourists
East of Mirje and just south of the city center is Ljubljana’s oldest suburb, Krakovo. It was once a fishing village on the banks of the Ljubljanica River and has even been called the Montmartre of Ljubljana, thanks to the charming architecture of two-story cottages and the abundance of artists in and around Krakovo.
Krakovo is the best area to stay in Ljubljana for tourists due to its proximity to tourists hot spots.
There are numerous restaurants in the area, and a huge open-air market at Vodnik Square. Don’t let the suburb term fool you, this charming village is still just a ten-minute walk from Old Town Ljubljana.
Best places to stay in Krakovo
Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Krakovo
Budget accommodation in Krakovo
Mid range accommodation in Krakovo
Family Friendly accommodation in Krakovo
Trnovo – Where to stay in Ljubljana on a budget
Trnovo is often lumped together with Krakovo, as they are both just south of the city center. This is becoming a popular area for travelers looking to be slightly off the beaten path, with budget accommodation opportunities, yet still within reach of the main tourist sights.
There are trendy cafes, coffee shops and bars in this area, and a good nightlife scene makes it a popular destination for students and young travelers. Budget travelers will find many affordable hostel options in Trnovo.
Best places to stay in Trnovo Ljubljana
Budget accommodation in Trnovo
- Morning Coffee
- Trnovo apartment
- New Cute Studioapartment in Ljubljana
- Ljubljana studio with FREE parking, Washer & Dryer
Mid range accommodation in Trnovo
Family Friendly accommodation in Trnovo