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Where to Stay in Slovenia: 12 Best Towns and Villages

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 the best places to stay in Slovenia, we’re sharing our favorite destinations and accommodations.

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Slovenia Accommodation Map

How to use this map | Click on each icon to display further information about each accommodation. Each color signifies a different destination in Slovenia.


Kranjska Gora

Soca Valley

Lake Bohinj




Zgornje Jezersko

Logar Valley / Solčava


Luče, Ljubno, Velika Planina

Unique Stays

1. Ljubljana

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Most Slovenian trips begin in Ljubljana, as they very well should. Ljubljana is a very approachable city and one best explored on foot. 

The city is bisected by the Ljubljanica River, which is lined with restaurants, hotels, and shops. In summer, the al fresco dining scene is second to none.

Romantic pedestrian bridges arch over the river, linking the inner city together. And, there’s a legion of dragons and a hilltop castle guarding the city. 

The city’s architecture is a blend of Venetian baroque and Viennese secession styles.

Prešeren Square, located between the coral-pink Franciscan Church of the Annunciation and the elegant Triple Bridge, is the beating heart of the city. The square is named after the 19th-century Romantic poet France Prešeren

Two nights is enough time to see the sights and to get to know Europe’s loveliest capital city.

Ljublana City Center Accommodations

Budget | Boutique Hostel Angel is a top-rated hostel with dormitory rooms. 

Budget-Midrange | New G&P villa offers newly renovated apartments with free on-site parking. 

Midrange | B&B Pod vrbo is a top-rated, family-run bed and breakfast with an excellent restaurant and free parking. You can walk to the city center in 10 minutes. 

Aparthotel | Green-key-certified NEU RESIDENCES smart stay is an aparthotel in Ljubljana offering sleek air-conditioned apartments with modern kitchens and high-quality furnishings. This sparkling new property provides wonderful facilities including a rooftop pool, fitness room, on-site coffee shop and bar, and private garage parking (25 EUR/night). Breakfast is available at an extra charge. 

Luxury | Hotel Heritage is a stylish, 4-star boutique hotel housed in a renovated 16th century Renaissance building in the center of Ljubljana. The 20 rooms of Hotel Heritage are elegant and comfortable and all have air-conditioning, an electric tea kettle, and safety deposit box. Stay here for the location, the rich breakfast (included), and the service-minded staff. Since the hotel is located in the pedestrian zone, there is no on-site parking. But, there is public parking available a few blocks away. 

Luxury | Hotel Cubo is a well-run 4-star hotel with modern, minimalist, air-conditioned rooms in the heart of Ljubljana. There is free parking available, but you can also take advantage of their valet parking service. 

5-star Luxury | Zlata Ladjica Boutique Hotel is the crème de la crème of boutique hotels in Ljubljana. Located on the bank of the Ljubljanica River in a refurbished historic building, Zlata Ladjica offers 15 unique, air-conditioned rooms and one of the most celebrated organic restaurants in the city. The breakfast is generous, fresh, and nutritious. Valet parking and spa treatments are available. 

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Ljubljana Outside City Center

Here are some additional accommodation options, suitable for those traveling with a car. 

Budget | Roko Garni Hotel is an affordable, 3-star hotel with air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. The hotel is located in Brezovica pri Ljubljani, which is a 13-minute drive to the city center. 

Midrange-Luxury | Hotel Nox stands out with its eye-catching, contemporary design. Rooms are comfortable, soundproofed, and air-conditioned. Extra Perks: free parking and breakfast.

Luxury | Hotel Čad is a 4-star boutique accommodation with an on-site bistro, free private parking, and a garden and terrace. Set at the foot of Rožnik hill on the city fringe, this lovely property offers a peaceful escape with nonetheless easy city access. Though boasting a modern fresh-faced design, this hotel has been a family-run establishment since 1889. You can walk to the city center via Park Tivoli in 25 minutes. Breakfast is included.

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2. Lake Bled

Mala Osojnica viewpoint, overlooking Lake Bled, Slovenia

With its fairy-tale looks and alpine surroundings, Lake Bled is one of the most sought-after destinations in Slovenia. There’s a clifftop medieval castle, a church-crowned island, a romantic lakeside promenade, and sweeping mountain views at every turn. 

Lake Bled is located at the the edge of the Julian Alps in northwestern Slovenia, only a 50 minute drive, or bus ride away from Ljubljana.

You can visit Lake Bled all-year-round.

During your visit, you can hike up to Mala Osojnica and Ojstrica for sunrise, walking through the narrow Vintgar Gorge, and riding a traditional pletna boat to Bled Island. You can also visit Bled Castle and go out a wine tasting tour, or a food tour.

In summer, it’s wonderful to swim in the lake, because there are no motorized boats and the water is very clean.

We recommend staying two nights in Bled. However, it’s good idea to extend your trip, if you want to explore Triglav National Park. If you’re traveling by car, it’s a short drive to Pokljuka Plateau, the starting point of the Debela Peč & Brda, Viševnik, and Mount Triglav hikes.

If you’re traveling without a car, you can join a number of tours starting in Bled, including From Bled: Triglav National Park Tour, Original Emerald River Adventure, 7 Alpine Wonders- Day Tour Bled, Soca valley, Slovenia, and Canyoning Bled Slovenia.

Learn More: Top Things to Do in Lake Bled

Lake Bled Accommodations

Budget | Guesthouse Marko is a top-rated guesthouse in Bled, walking distance to the lakeshore. 

Midrange | JAZZ B&B is a friendly bed and breakfast with clean, comfortable rooms, a wonderful breakfast, and a shared kitchen. It’s a 10 minute walk to Lake Bled. 

Midrange | Old Parish House is a cozy and clean bed and breakfast, 100 meters away from Lake Bled. 

Top Choice – Midrange | Hotel Starkl – Heritage & Unique is a darling lakefront hotel with an on-site restaurant and bar. Breakfast is included. This family-run property stands out with its friendly service, exceptional cuisine, and location. 

Luxury | Adora Luxury Hotel is a lakefront boutique hotel with 7 luxurious suites. Stay here for the lake views and dreamy location. Breakfast is available for an extra charge. 

Luxury | Vila Bled is a historic lakefront hotel with 33 rooms. Set in a quiet area of Lake Bled, guests can enjoy the historical flair of President Tito’s former summer residence. Breakfast is included. 

Luxury | Bled Rose Hotel is a modern, 4-star hotel in the center of Bled. The hotel features an on-site bar, an indoor swimming pool and spa, a fitness room, and private beach area. Breakfast is included in the room rate. 

More Bled accommodations: Old Bled House (midrange guesthouse), Vila Alpina (midrange guesthouse), Hotel Lovec (luxury hotel), and Grand Hotel Toplice (lakefront luxury hotel).

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3. Ribčev Laz, Lake Bohinj

Fishing Boat on Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

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

Learn More: Lake Bohinj Travel Guide + Map

Recommended Accommodation in Ribčev Laz

Hotel Bohinj outdoor whirlpool, Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

Hotel Bohinj

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. 

Book your stay at Hotel Bohinj.

4. Stara Fužina, Lake Bohinj

Seven Lakes Valley, Julian Alps, Slovenia

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.

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).

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

Recommended Accommodation in Stara Fužina

Midrange | The recently renovated Residence Novak Bohinj offers stylish one-bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens in an idyllic area of Stara Fužina. Guests love the idyllic surroundings and mountain views, the proximity to Lake Bohinj, and the kind hosts. There’s a minimum stay requirement of 2-3 nights.

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Hotel Majerca Breakfast, Stara Fužina

Hotel Majer’ca

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. 

Book your stay at Hotel Majer’ca.

5. Ukanc, Slovenia

Slap Savica, Triglav National Park, Slovenia

Ukanc is a village on the western side of Lake Bohinj, on the opposite side of Stara Fužina.

The most compelling reason to stay here is the idyllic surroundings and the peace. There are no shops, or restaurants in Ukanc. So, it’s probably best to stay in apartment.

From Ukanc, you can visit Slap Savica Waterfall, hop on the Vogel Cable Car to hike Mount Vogel, and easily explore the Southern Julian Alps.

You can also walk the Zlatorog Fairy Tale Trail and follow the romantic footpath around Lake Bohinj.

Our favorite place to swim in Lake Bohinj is the beach next to the Savica river.

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 Accommodations in Ukanc

Midrange | Set in a quiet location ringed by forest, the top-rated Bohinj Apartments Goldhorn Kingdom (Apartmaji Kraljestvo Zlatoroga) is a 3-star apartment complex (1-2 bedrooms). Each unit has a fully-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher. Extra perk: daily housekeeping. 

Midrange | Apartments Ukanc offers clean and functional apartments in Ukanc. 

Luxury | Chalet Apartments ALPIK offers cozy 1-3 bedroom apartments with well-appointed kitchens in a fairy-tale-like location in Ukanc. 

Luxury | Villa Park B&B – ADULTS ONLY is a bed and breakfast with a large garden situated next to the Savica stream, which flows into Lake Bohinj. 

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6. Zgornje Jezersko

Tourist Farm Šenkova domačija, Jezersko, Slovenia

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 Bergsteigerdorf (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

Budget | Cvet gora – Camping, Glamping and Accommodations offers traditional rooms in their guesthouse as well as glamping cabins with shared bathroom facilities.

5-star Luxury | Boutique hotel Vila Planinka is a chic alpine hotel with sumptuous rooms, an award-winning restaurant, cozy communal areas, and a sauna. Breakfast is included in the rate. Dinner is a 4-7 course dining experience (vegan tasting menus available), highlighting local recipes lovingly prepared with ingredients of Slovenian origin. Ask the resident sommelier for Slovenian wine recommendations.

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Šenkova domačija farm stay in Jezersko, Slovenia

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. 

Book your Stay at Tourist Farm Šenkova domačija.

7. Luče

Velika Planina, Kamnik Alps, Slovenia

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”).

Insider Tip | You can also stay in a hut atop Velika Planina: Koča Ojstrica (2 bedrooms), Koča Bistra (3 bedrooms), and Chalet Pehta Velika Planina (3 bedrooms).

We wrote about how to visit Velika Planina before staying in Luče in our 5 Day Slovenia Itinerary. 

Recommended Accommodations in Luče

Midrange-Luxury | Domačija Metul offers air-conditioned apartments with a rooftop pool. 3 nights minimum stay.

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Tourist Farm Stoglej, Slovenia Farm Stay

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.

Book your stay at Tourist Farm Stoglej

8. Logar Valley

Lenar Farm, Logar Valley, Slovenia

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.

From the valley, you can hike to Slap Rinka Waterfall, the Kamnik Saddle and Planjava, Ojstrica, Rinka Peaks, Ledinski Vrh, etc… You’ve got tons of options.

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 Accommodations in Logar Valley and the Solčavsko Region

Budget | Guesthouse Planinski Dom Majerhold is a guesthouse with a gardena and on-site restaurant. Breakfast is available (extra charge). 

Budget | Prenočišča Valentina is a great value guesthouse in Solčava with simple, but spotless and spacious rooms. Breakfast is available (extra charge). 

Budget | Turistična kmetija Čerček is a farm stay happily situated on the bank of the Savinja River in Solčava. 2 nights minimum stay. Breakfast is available (extra charge). 

Budget-Midrange | Farm Stay “Alpine Dreams” is a farm stay situated on the Solčava panoramic road, overlooking Logar Valley and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Some rooms have shared bathrooms. 2 nights minimum stay. Breakfast is available (extra charge). 

Midrange | Natur Bajta offers two one-bedroom apartments in Solčava, housed in a renovated barn. Natural wood and black fixtures dominate, lending the place a rustic yet stylish look. 2 nights minimum stay.

Luxury | Hotel Plesnik is the one and only hotel in Logar Valley. It boasts an on-site restaurant, a wellness area, and outdoor natural pool. Breakfast is included in the rate. Stay here for the views and the comfort.

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Lenar Farm Bed and Breakfast, Logar Valley, Slovenia

Lenar Farm

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. 

Make a reservation at Lenar Farm.

9. Kranjka Gora

Upper Peričnik Waterfall, Zgornji Slap, Triglav National Park, Slovenia

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, hike to Slemenova Špica, and visit the nearby Martuljek Waterfalls and Pericnik Falls.

If time allows, venture across the border into Italy to see 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. Experienced via ferrata climbers ought to check out the Mt. Mala Mojstrovka and Prisojnik / Prisank via ferrata routes.

We recommend buying the Cicerone The Julian Alps of Slovenia: Mountain Walks and Short Treks guidebook for trail inspiration.

The first time we visited Kranjska Gora, we hiked from Vršič pass to Lake Bohinj along this 4-day Triglav National Park Traverse. We have since returned several times.

Learn More: Kranjska Gora Travel Guide

Recommended Accommodations in Kranjska Gora

Midrange | Hotel Vandot is a hospitable B&B in the center of Kranjska Gora with clean and cozy rooms and parking (extra charge). 

Midrange | Pri Marusi is a top-rated guesthouse set in a quiet location in Kranjska Gora with free parking and breakfast.

Top Choice – Midrange | Hotel Pino Alpino is an impressive 3-star hotel with an on-site à la carte restaurant and bar, located in Kranjska Gora’s pedestrian zone. Breakfast is included. Free private parking is located behind the hotel. 

Midrange-Luxury | Hiša Kosobrin offers modern apartments with fully-equipped kitchens. The property is located on the bank of the Sava Dolinka river, just outside of the town center. Guests have access to a sauna and private parking. 

Top Choice – Luxury | Boutique Hotel Skipass is a 4-star, family-run boutique hotel with a wine bar serving Slovenian wines and cold cuts. Stay here for the comfortable rooms, fresh à la carte breakfast, and kind and attentive staff. Parking is available on-site (10 EUR/day). 

More accommodation options | Vitranc Apartments (budget), Gostilna Pri Martinu (budget), Apartma Peček Kranjska Gora (midrange), Hotel Vandot (midrange), Apartments and Rooms Bernik (midrange).

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Lake Jasna Accommodations

Lake Jasna is the name given to two interconnected lakes at the doorstep of Triglav National Park. This picture-perfect lake is located near Kranjska Gora along the road to Vršič Pass. 

Luxury | Boutique Hotel Milka perfects the alpine minimalist aesthetic with its elegantly-curated rooms and regionally-inspired design. This flawless boutique hotel offers a fine dining restaurant (open for lunch and dinner), stunning mountain vistas, and a plentiful, mouthwatering breakfast. Additional facilities: secure bike and ski room, bar, and private sauna (extra charge). 

Jasna Chalet Resort, Lake Jasna, Kranjka Gora, Slovenia

Jasna Chalet Resort

Lakefront Location, Mountain Views, Family-Friendly

Jasna Chalet Resort occupies the most enviable location along the north shore of Lake Jasna, facing Prisank and Razor.

This property was opened in 2019 after sustainable renovations, which entailed insulating the building with local sheep wool, heating the facility with glacial water from depths of 50 meters, and using recycled natural materials.

The 8 apartments of Jasna Chalet Resort all have 2 bedrooms, a seating area with sofa, a well-equipped kitchen and dining area, and a private bathroom.

Given the size of the apartments, this is an ideal aparthotel for families.

Jasna Chalet Resort also has an adjoined bar and eatery with indoor and outdoor seating, open to the public. Overnight guests receive a 10-20% discount on anything consumed in the bar and restaurant.

We enjoyed the alpine setting and the well-equipped kitchen.

Book your stay at Jasna Chalet Resort.

Gozd Martuljek Accommodations

Gozd Martuljek is a small village in the Upper Sava Valley, only 5 km east of Kranjska Gora. The village is wedged between the Martuljska mountains of the Julian Alps and the Karawanks. 

Top Choice – Luxury | Triangel Boutique Hotel is a 4-star hotel with comfortable, air-conditioned rooms and apartments. The property faces the Martuljek mountain group and is located directly at the Martuljek Waterfalls trailhead. Guests have access to a wellness area (extra charge), a fitness center, and free private parking. We highly recommend eating in the hotel’s à la carte restaurant, which serves regionally-inspired cuisine made with locally-sourced Slovenian ingredients.

Look for accommodation in Gozd Martuljek.

10. Pokljuka Plateau

Pokljuka Larch Forest, Julian Alps, Slovenia

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, Debela Peč and Brda, and even Mount Triglav.

Recommended Accommodations in Pokljuka

Midrange | Hotel Center Pokljuka is located at Rudno Polje on the Pokljuka Plateau, which is the starting point for the hikes to Viševnik and Mount Triglav. This is a practical base if you’re planning on doing a lot of hiking. The hotel has an on-site restaurant and breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Midrange | Hotel Pokljuka is located in Goreljek on Pokljuka Plateau, surrounded by spruce forest. The 39 rooms of Hotel Pokljuka are modern, clean, and comfortable. Breakfast is included in the room rate. The hotel’s à la carte restaurant is open daily from 11 am to 9 pm.

Midrange | Zalin planinski raj is a 2-bedroom cabin in Goreljek on Pokljuka Plateau. 2 nights minimum stay. 

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11. Kobarid and the Soča Valley

Soca Valley, Slovenia

Kobarid is a small town in Soča Valley, 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 Accommodations in Kobarid

Adults-Only Chalets | Perched high above Kobarid and Soča Valley, the one-of-a-kind Nebesa Chalets are four modern 1-bedroom chalets with floor-to-ceiling windows, kitchenettes, and private bathrooms. The room rate includes breakfast and use of the spa facilities (Finnish, Aromatherapy, and Chromotherapy saunas) and fitness room. Extra perks: free bike rental, meal delivery from partner restaurant Hiša Polonka (when possible), and a friendly resident Bernese mountain dog.

More places to stay in Kobarid | Premium Hostel Kobarid (budget), Apartments Pri nas (budget), and ecoHouse FURLAN – Apartment PINJA (midrange)

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Tourist Farm Kranjc - Slovenia accommodations

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).

Book your stay at Tourist Farm Kranjc.

12. Tržič

Dom Na Kofcah, Kofce Mountain Hut, Slovenia

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 picture-perfect backdrop of Lake Bled and Bled Castle.

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, including Kofce Mountain Hut and Dolga Nijva and Košutnikov turn.

Glamping | Glamping Mountain Fairy Tale are air-conditioned glamping cabins in Bistrica pri Tržiču. Each unit features kitchenettes and private bathrooms. Hot tubs are available at an extra charge with prior notice. Breakfast is included. And, you can rent bikes on-site.

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Use our Slovenia Travel Guide to plan an unforgettable trip.

When to Visit Slovenia

Summer and Fall Seasons. The best time to travel to Slovenia is between late May and October.

The best time to hike in the Slovenian Alps is between June and October. For hut-to-hut hiking, we recommend planning your trek between early July and mid-September.

Winter Season. For skiing and winter activities, the best time to visit Slovenia is between mid/late December and March.

How to Explore Slovenia

Small Group Guided Hiking Tours

If you’re a solo traveler, or friend group who would love to explore Slovenia’s hiking trails with a knowledgeable and licensed mountain guide, consider booking one of these small group hiking tours.

All of these tours are designed by Slotrips, a trustworthy local tour operator that crafts meaningful and memorable itineraries. 

Best Walks in Slovenia is an 8-day hiking tour (day hikes only) with fixed and guaranteed departure dates between late May and late September. 

Discover the Slovenian Alps is an 8-day hiking tour, which combines a 3-day hut-to-hut hike in Triglav National Park with moderate day hikes. 

Best of the Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut is a 3-day hut-to-hut hike in the heart of the Julian Alps. This guided tour departs every Monday from July to September. Hikers have the option to add on Mount Triglav summit with an IFMGA licensed mountain guide.

Self-Guided Hiking, Biking, and Rafting Tours

If you love hiking independently, but want a professional to handle the logistics of bookings, transfers, and luggage storage (when applicable), then we recommend booking a self-guided trip like Mountains and Lakes Hut-to-Hut, or Crossing the Julian Alps.

During shoulder-season (May and October), you can hike, bike, and raft along the 4-day Alpe Adria Trail Adventure, 9-day Mountains to Sea route, or 8-day Best of Alpe-Adria and Juliana Trail.

Road Trip

Though public transit is very good in Slovenia, some destinations like Logar Valley are not accessible with transit. 

If you want to explore more off-the-beaten-path and remote areas of Slovenia, we recommend renting a car. 

Check out our itineraries for road trip inspiration:

Use the intuitive car rental reservation platform to search for and book car rentals. This easy-to-use booking platform compares car rental deals from 500+ trusted providers, so that you can choose the best option for your trip.

Tip: If you can only drive automatic transmission cars, as opposed to manual transmission cars (stick shift), book your car rental as early as possible.

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Top Things to Do

Hiking in Slovenia

Slovenia is heaven on earth for hikers. We recommend allocating sufficient time to discover both the Julian Alps and the Kamnik Savinja Alps.

In Best Hikes in Slovenia, we’ve summarized the most thrilling day hikes and multi-day hikes across the Slovenian Alps, ranked by difficulty.

If you’re interested in hut-to-hut hiking, read our guide to Slovenian Mountain Huts and Hut-to-Hut Hiking in Slovenia.

Where to Stay in Slovenia: Best Areas and Accommodations

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