Though staying in Ljubljana is still not a cheap affair, and you can definitely not compare it with its neighboring state of Hungary, or other east European highlights of Prague and Bratislava, it is still a good bargain if you compare the capital towns in the west (like Paris and Vienna) that offer a similar kind of polished and a pampering European holiday experience.
Expect a good quality dorm bed in Ljubljana for 12 or 15 Euro, with a kitchen at your disposal. You can spend a day including all costs somewhere between 25 or 35 Euros. The good thing is, when in Ljubljana, you don’t need to be spending money on transportation.
With its relatively small size, the city is easily walk-able, thus saving you a lot of money. You can stay at one end of the city and still easily walk to the other end in less than 20 minutes. From the city castle, to historic town center to the beautiful Tivoli Park (built on a 17 century Renaissance mansion) everything can be conveniently walked. It is one of those rare capital towns in the world that offer the comfort of a big town over the charms of a place rather smaller and cuter.
A Day Trip For All The Highlights
Because Ljubljana is located right in the heart of Slovenia, day trips can be done to pretty much any corner of the country, making it easier to cover entire Slovenia while still not giving up on the comfort of staying in a capital city. And if you just have a few days don’t miss a day trip to the popular Lake Bled, Predjama Castle and Postojna Cave (which is Europe’s largest cave park).
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