Slovenia is a country we keep returning to because of its thrilling hiking trails, fairytale landscapes, romantic coastline, darling capital city, and hospitable people. Our Slovenia travel experiences have been overwhelmingly positive because of the places we’ve stayed in.
From farm stays and glamping treehouses to mountain huts and hotels, Slovenia offers an exciting array of unique accommodations. In this guide to where to stay in Slovenia, we’re sharing our favorite destinations and accommodations.
Where to Stay in Slovenia
- Ribčev Laz, Lake Bohinj
- Stara Fužina, Lake Bohinj
- Ukanc, Lake Bohinj
- Zgornje Jezersko
- Logar Valley
- Kranjska Gora
- Pokljuka Plateau
- Kobarid, Soča Valley
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1. Ribčev Laz, Lake Bohinj
Ribčev Laz is the most central and accessible village around Lake Bohinj. The bus line connecting Ljubljana and Lake Bled with Lake Bohinj terminates in Ribčev Laz.
In this lakeside village, you’ll find the Church of St. John the Baptist, the Lake Bohinj Tourist Office, a Mercator (grocery store), a kayak/SUP rental shop, several accommodations including the standout Hotel Bohinj, an excellent burger joint, and a few more bars and eateries.
Apart from the convenient location and easy lake access, Ribčev Laz is the most lively destination around Lake Bohinj. Overall, Bohinj is far more sedate than Bled, so don’t expect a party. But, there are some nice outdoor gathering spaces including the Karakter Bar and the Hotel Bohinj garden.
Things To Do in Ribčev Laz
- Swim in Lake Bohinj
- Rent a Kayak and/or SUP
- Visit the Church of St. John the Baptist
- Eat a burger at Foksner.
- Grab a drink at the outdoor Karakter Bar.
Recommended Accommodation in Ribčev Laz
Modern and harmonious design, air-conditioned rooms, and location
The newly renovated Hotel Bohinj is located in the heart of Ribčev Laz, a mere 2-minute walk to the lake.
Hotel Bohinj is an architectural masterpiece, which celebrates the cultural heritage of Bohinj with its bold design choices and symbolic motifs. The hotel’s neutral color palette and natural textures invite you to relax and savor the beauty inside the hotel as much as outside.
Bedrooms feature air conditioning, larch floors and panelling, light fixtures evocative of tree branches, complimentary slippers made with recycled felt, an electric kettle, a desk and seating area.
Hotel Bohinj also has a lovely outdoor garden where you can relax and order drinks throughout the day, an on-site restaurant, and a wellness area (accessible as an add-on) with an outdoor whirlpool.
The breakfast buffet features yogurt, muesli, sliced cheeses and meats, local cheese, eggs and sausages, warm croissants and nutritious breads, juices, loose leaf tea, and of course coffee.
2. Stara Fužina, Lake Bohinj
Stara Fužina is a serene alpine village located on the eastern side of Lake Bohinj in Triglav National Park. From a location standpoint, Stara Fužina couldn’t be better positioned. You have easy access to some of the most popular trailheads in the Julian Alps like Planina Blato. And, it’s a mere 10-minute walk to reach the shores of crystal-clear Lake Bohinj, Slovenia’s largest lake.
If you’re visiting without a car, you can take advantage of the Lake Bohinj summer transit system. The promet website outlines all the Lake Bohinj bus lines and timetables. In high season, you can use transit to reach Planina Blato, Rudno Polje on Pokljuka, Vogel cable car, Slap Savica, and many other trailheads and places of interest.
During your stay in Stara Fužina, we recommend hiking into the Julian Alps. You can start your hikes directly in the village, or trim off a few hundred ascending meters by driving to the high alpine pasture Planina Blato (via a toll road). Make sure you bring cash for the toll (12 EUR). From Planina Blato, you can hike to Planina Lazu, Koča na Planini pri Jezeru, Triglav Lakes Valley (Seven Lakes Valley), and many other destinations.
More Things to Do in Stara Fužina
- Stara Fužina to Kosijev dom na Vogarj (Bohinj Lookout Point)
- Stara Fužina to Rudnica Viewpoint
- Stara Fužina to Mostnica Gorge and Mostnica Waterfall in Voje Valley
- Visit the Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming
- Cycle the Bohinj Cycling Route
- Eat lunch at Gostilna Bohinj pr’ Mihovc, a traditional Slovenian restaurant.
Learn More: Lake Bohinj Travel Guide + Map
Recommended Accommodation in Stara Fužina
Al fresco dining, lake views, and design concept
Hotel Majer’ca is a lovely boutique hotel in Stara Fužina. The hotel’s restaurant extends outside onto a grassy lawn, facing fields of wheat and the Julian Alps. Eating breakfast and dinner outside whilst enjoying the pastoral setting and mountain scenery is almost too good to be true.
Breakfast entails a delectable offering of cheese and meat platters, eggs, smoothies, yogurt and muesli, and more. You can order anything, and everything, from their à la carte menu (everything is included).
Our bedroom faced Lake Bohinj and was very comfortable. Rooms are equipped with a hot water cooker, instant coffee and teas, L’Occitane en Provence soaps and creams, and a Majer’ca guide to Cool Things to Do in Bohinj. When it rained during our visit, we were content just enjoying our room.
One thing to note is that not all rooms have air conditioning. If you’re visiting in July and August, we highly recommend booking a room with an air conditioner. Even with a balcony door open, it can be too warm.
More Places to Stay in Stara Fužina
3. Ukanc, Slovenia
Ukanc is a village on the western side of Lake Bohinj, on the opposite side of Stara Fužina. From Ukanc, you can visit Slap Savica Waterfall, hop on the Vogel Cable Car, and easily explore the Southern Julian Alps (e.g. Mount Vogel).
You can also walk the Zlatorog Fairy Tale Trail and follow the romantic footpath around Lake Bohinj. Our favorite place to swim in Bohinj is the beach next to the Savica river, a few minutes from the B&B Hiša Erlah.
Insider Tip: If you’re dreaming of seeing Edelweiss, hike to Mount Rodica. Take the Vogel Cable Car to Vogel Ski Resort. From the mountain station, walk to the saddle below Šija. Turn left and follow the undulating balcony trail and ridge trail to Mount Rodica. Along the ridge, you’ll see thousands of Edelweiss (in July). Take a million photos of these felty stars, but remember that picking flowers is prohibited in Triglav National Park.
Recommended Accommodation in Ukanc
Lake access and coziness
Hiša Erlah is a welcoming, family-run bed and breakfast surrounded by inspiring mountain scenery. From the B&B, it’s a 5-minute walk to the lake. You can borrow kayaks, SUPs, and bikes at no extra charge during your stay. An added bonus of staying here is the complimentary mint-infused water, tea, and coffee, which you can drink at any time of the day. You can relax in the shaded outdoor terrace, which functions as an outdoor living room.
Breakfast is plentiful and generous. Vanja pours her heart into making sure you have a nutritious start to your day.
More Places to Stay in Ukanc
4. Zgornje Jezersko
Nestled against the Austrian Border, between the Karawanks mountain range and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, you’ll find Zgornje Jezersko.
Tiny Jezersko is one of the most picturesque alpine destinations in Slovenia.
Jezersko is also a designated Bergsteiger Dörfer (mountaineering village), which means that there are tons of hiking and climbing trails starting in the village.
Best Things to Do in Jezersko
- Eat Lunch at Gostišče ob Planšarskem Jezeru, next to Planšarsko jezero lake
- Walk the Ravenska kočna valley
- Hike to Češka koča Mountain hut. Learn More: Best Hikes in Slovenia
- Hike to Goli Vrh (only on a brilliant day)
- Hike to Grintovec, the highest mountain in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps
Recommended Accommodation in Zgornje Jezersko
Tourist Farm Šenkova domačija
Farm animals, alpine views, and farm-to-table food
Close your eyes and envision the dreamiest alpine farm you can possibly imagine. Now, add in a dramatic backdrop of limestone mountains. Also, sprinkle in fifty free-roaming chickens and ducks. And while you’re at it, pepper in fields of wildflowers, an herb and vegetable garden, two friendly dogs (that welcome you upon arrival), and cows and sheep. That’s Tourist Farm Šenkova domačija and you can stay there.
Dating back to the 15th century, this historic farmstead is protected as a cultural monument of national importance and subjected to strict protection. Thank goodness, because when you visit, you hope that nothing ever changes here.
In addition to the scenic wonder, Tourist Farm Šenkova domačija is the perfect base for a relaxing mountain getaway in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Opt for half board for the full experience. You definitely want to eat dinner here each night.
More Places to Stay in Jezersko
Luče is a town in Northern Slovenia, located in the Eastern part of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Like Jezersko, Luče is also a mountaineering village.
From Luče, you can drive to Planina Podvežak, trailhead to Ojstrica (2350 m), and the Dleskovec plateau. You can hike to nearby Mount Raduha (2062 m). And, you can explore the charming herdsmen settlement at Velika Planina (“Big Pasture Plateau”).
We wrote about how to visit Velika Planina before staying in Luče in our 5 Day Slovenia Itinerary.
Recommended Accommodation in Luče
Tourist Farm Stoglej
Excellent homegrown food, serenity, and hiking
After three visits to Slovenia, we think Turistična kmetija Stoglej serves the best homegrown, homemade, farm-to-table cuisine in Slovenia.
Their cooking is heart-warming and nourishing. It’ll transport you to your grandma’s kitchen.
Situated on the edge of a forest and surrounded by pastures, this is a place you simply won’t stumble upon. Opt for half board, marvel at their garden, and say hi to the cows.
The rooms are simple but comfortable.
6. Logar Valley
Logar Valley, aka Valley of Magical Realms, Valley of Daydreams, Valley of Elysium… you get the point. LOGAR VALLEY IS HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL!
When I’m trying to meditate, or “go to my happy place,” this is where I go. There’s just no place like it. Sorry for being so sentimental, but you’ll understand when you visit.
Logar Valley is a glacial valley in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps in the Solčavsko Region in Northern Slovenia.
During your stay in Logar Valley, we recommend also visiting the neighboring glacial valley of Robanov Kot. Here, you can take a leisurely stroll to the Robanov Planina mountain pasture (1 hour). Don’t leave the valley without grabbing lunch, or dinner at the Turistična kmetija Govc -Vršnik farm.
Learn More: Best Things to Do in Logar Valley
Recommended Accommodation in Logar Valley
Scenery, hospitality, and location
The historic Lenar Farm is situated in the middle of Logar Valley, surrounded by meadows and apple trees. Of all the places we’ve stayed in Slovenia, this is our very favorite.
The Lenar family loves hosting guests. You never feel like you’re taking too much of their time, or that you’re inconveniencing them with your questions. It’s how every accommodation ought to be, but so few actually are.
The breakfast is fantastic, the rooms are charming, and the animals (2 goats, 1 pig, 2 cats, 2 horses) are friendly.
Tip: Say yes to the blueberry schnapps.
More Places to Stay in Logar Valley
7. Kranjka Gora
Kranjska Gora is an alpine town in northwestern Slovenia, close to the Italian and Austrian borders. It’s also the gateway to the Northern Julian Alps.
Base yourself here for a few days, and you can experience a magical sunset at Lake Jasna, cycle to Zelenci spring, drive to Vršič pass, and visit the nearby Martuljek Waterfalls. If time allows, venture across the border into Italy to visit the majestic Fusine Lakes.
Kranjska Gora is also the ideal place to stay for hikers, who are looking for challenging hiking trails and via ferrata climbs. We recommend buying the Cicerone The Julian Alps of Slovenia: Mountain Walks and Short Treks guidebook for trail inspiration.
Kranjska Gora Hikes and Via Ferrata Climbs
- Easy: Slemenova Špica – trail details in Best Hikes in Slovenia
- Difficult: Mt. Špik
- Difficult: Mt. Mala Mojstrovka (via ferrata hike)
- Very Difficult: Prisojnik / Prisank (via ferrata hike)
- Difficult: Triglav National Park Traverse (4-5 Day Trek)
Learn More: Kranjska Gora Summer Guide
Recommended Accommodations in Kranjska Gora
Budget | Apartmaji in sobe Tina is a clean, quiet, and comfortable apartment-style accommodation in Kranjska Gora, perfect for families and groups. Guests have access to a shared kitchen, shared lounge, free private parking, and a garden. Breakfast is available upon request for a reasonable price.
Midrange: Apartments and Rooms Bernik is a top-rated accommodation in the center of Kranjska Gora, perfect for couples, families, or groups. In winter, guests receive discounts on ski equipment at Intersport Bernik, 20 meters away. In summer, Bernik organizes bike rentals and cycling tours. Breakfast is available upon request.
Luxury | Jasna Chalet Resort is a modern and stylish apartment-style accommodation, located directly at Lake Jasna. This is the most beautiful place to stay in Kranjska Gora. Guests love the breakfast, lake and mountain views, and the friendly hosts.
8. Pokljuka Plateau
Pokljuka is a large alpine plateau in the Julian Alps. We love visiting Pokljuka because it feels like time loses meaning altogether. It’s like walking into an enchanted forest, not knowing if you’ll find a way out, and, being completely okay with that.
Though largely forested, you’ll find a collection of dreamy alpine pastures and rural farming villages scattered across the plateau.
Another compelling reason to visit Pokljuka is to hike. It’s the backdoor entrance to the Julian Alps. Starting at an advantageous elevation of 1340 meters, it’s easy to conquer peaks like Viševnik and even Mount Triglav.
Recommended Accommodations in Pokljuka
Alpine Homestead Ročnjek
We stayed at Ročnjek farm stay (Alpine Homestead) in Goreljek, which was quite lovely, but a bit overpriced.
Kobarid is a small town on the Soča River, south of Bovec. Stay here, if you want to explore Soča valley, hike to secret waterfalls and gorges, eat Tolminc cheese, and learn more about World War I, and the Isonzo (Soča) Front.
Learn More: Magical Things to do in Kobarid
Recommended Accommodation in Kobarid
Tourist Farm Kranjc in Koseč
Hospitality, solitude, and home-cooking
Tourist Farm Kranjc is located in Koseč, a small hamlet above Drežnica in the Municipality of Kobarid.
Situated directly on the long-distance Alpe Adria Trail and at the foot of Mount Krn, this lovely farm stay is a memorable place to spend a few days whilst exploring the Southern Julian Alps and the Soča valley.
From the farm, you can walk to St. Just Church (5 minutes), hike the Koseč Gorge loop trail, and visit the hidden waterfalls of Slap Krampež and Slap Sopota (20 minutes).
More Places to Stay in Kobarid
The town and municipality of Tržič is the gateway to the Karawanks, the long mountain chain that sits on the border between Austria and Slovenia. That’s the mountain range that forms the background of Lake Bled.
We only recently discovered Tržič, because we wanted to hike along the Košuta ridge and visit the alpine pastures of Dolga Njiva and Kofce.
Tržič gives you access to some of the best hikes in the Karawanks. Further Reading:
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