The Ljubljana Celica Hostel Is in the Top Ten Hostels of Europe (Guardian)

The British Guardian edition has compiled a list of 10 elite youth hostels in Europe including the Ljubljana Celica Hostel.

The publication describes it as “a buzzing place to stay, with its own art gallery, great cafe and restaurant area, and alternative venues found in the old warehouse buildings just behind it.”

“It’s hard to think of a better use for an ex-prison than what the team behind Celica Hostel in Slovenia have come up with,” the Guardian writes. The publication briefly describes the history of the youth hotel and notes that the atmosphere of the Slovenian Hostel is imbued with the spirit of creativity and fantasy.

“Over 80 artists from around the world collaborated to help with the conversion, with each room (or cell) redesigned by them,” the edition writes. The edition particularly highlights the fact that one room features an original work by Antony Gormley (

The Guardian submitted a list of the best hostels in Europe to demonstrate the possibility of a low-cost holiday in European cities without prejudice to the wallet and mood of tourists.

The list of the best hostels in Europe also includes Les Piaules (Paris), Generator (Venice), ClinkNoord (Amsterdam), Circus Hostel (Berlin), LaBanda Rooftop (Sevilla), Soul Kitchen Junior (St. Petersburg), Sir Toby’siz (Prague), Tattva Design (Porto), and The Yellow (Rome).