Hostel Simbol Castle

Petkovskovo nabrezje 47, Ljubljana, 1000, Slovenia
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Ljubljana Central Hostel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 1, 2009

I only stayed here for a night, but I found here an excellent location and service.
There is no better location to stay in Ljubljana if you enjoy the feel the heart of this city and stay in a quite place, close to Dragon bridge and if front of Ljubljanica River.
This hostel is very well managed. Dorms go with private barthroom and are very clean.
Internet is for free.

Directions: From Preseren Square turn left until Dragon bridge. Without crossing this bridge go ahead some metres.

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Did not find the most central place

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 9, 2008

The place we stayed in Ljubljana is the Hostel Simbol. There are two of these, and we stayed in the one outside the city.
It really wasn't that great. the hostel was like unfinished, the ONLY and small bathroom for 10 people got quite dirty rapidly. The kitchen was poorly equipped, like ONLY 3 forks for more than 10 people, two glasses, and very few cooking pots.

Also, it was quite far from the city centre, like 25 minutes walking. So if they tell you "it's 17€ per night" you might think "oh so cheap", but then you have to add the 1€ one way ticket, wich does not happen if you're staying in the centre.
Also, I've seen on their website they offer "free towels" wich I'm still waiting to get (I'm back home already!!) and the "faboulous air conditioning" DID NOT work in the whole hostel during the 3 days we stayed there, which simply means it was even installed properly (but they are proud to remark it)
What else? Oh yes! the guy who runs the hostel said "there's a bus that leaves you in the station". I guess it was also a lie, as the bus left you at about 10-15 minutes from the station, which made us loose 2 TRAINS!!!!
waht else? OH YES! the guy offered us a "six bed room" at a price, or a "4 bed room" a bit more expensive, so we chose the 4 one. well, it was a five bed room, not 5, not 6.

There are some many small lies with this hostel that I can only feel ripped off!!! It would have been ok with a bit of honesty and truth, but they preferred to offer something it was NOT.

Unique Quality: The quarter is quite, nice, and you have a supermarket and a bar just right on the corner.

Directions: From the main train station the receptionist picks you up. If he does not, you have to go to the main avenue (about 10 minutes walk), then bus nº 1 and get out just after the canal.

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Hostel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 31, 2008

Hostel Simbol Castle is an excellent newly opened hostel in the centre of Ljubljana. The hostel is situted very close to the dragon Bridge and is located only a short 5 minutes walk to Presernov Trg and Triple Bridge. the hostel is very comfortable with dorm bedroom and shared bathrooms. The hostel is bright and clean with a very modern touch. The hostel has it's own cleaning staff who make the beds every day and is very secure with outer gate and door as well as personal lockers and keys.

Unique Quality: The hostel provides free internet and wireless access in every room. There are cooing facilities but the cooking area is quite cramped. The only other gripe I have is that the common area is small but other than that I I was very pleased with the hostel and staff. I would stay again and would recommend the hostel to anybody.

Directions: From the train station exit and turn left. Cross the road and turn right onto Resljeva Street. When you reach dragon bridge turn left and you will see the hostel on the left after about 100 metres.

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Hostel Simbol Castle

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 1, 2007

This was an excellent hostel located on the door-step of the old town. It is newly built and is quite luxurious for a hostel. There is a small kitchen and fridge in each of the dorm rooms along with an en-suite bath/shower room. There is free internet access and cable TV in the lobby and staff on hand at most times for advice. I would highly recommend this hostel.

It can be a bit hard to find as the numbers on the street go a bit missing. Head along the street until you see a courtyard with what looks like new offices on the courtyard floor where you think it is....the reception is first door on the right.

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