Ljubljana is yet another small European capital with a lovely Old Town center, and not many checklist attractions beyond that. Slovenia itself is known mostly as a nature destination, with Lake Bled, the original Karst rocks, and some famous caves. So the fact that it’s modest capital city is cheap and pleasant is just a bonus.
This is one of those cities that many visitors fantasize about moving to someday because it has a storybook center, friendly locals who speak English well, and low prices on most things. That also makes it an ideal place to chill out for those on longer trips because it’s lovely and yet you won’t feel like you are missing out on things if you just hang around for awhile.
|Airports||Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport (LJU)|
Ljubljana is also known for its cuisine, as an enjoyable blend of Italian, Austrian, and Slavic influences. Bosnian food is a highlight here, and a good bargain. Local beer and wine are also very affordable by European standards, and you won’t have to search far to find a cheap pint.
|Budget breakfast||Most hotels and hostels include breakfast. If not, there are cafes and bakeries nearby.||$3.48 - $7.07|
|Budget lunch||As usual, pizza and kebabs are among the cheaper items, but decent deals on local favorites are there too.||$5.43 - $10.87|
|Budget dinner||Reasonably good deals can be found even at the many sit-down restaurants along the river, and the food is good as well.||$9.78 - $18.48|
|Beer (.5L)||Lasko and Union are the two big local lagers, and both are cheap most everywhere.||$2.83 - $5.43|
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Each season is noted as a great time to visit. Summer is the most visited time of the year with sunny days and warm temperatures that are great for those who enjoy the outdoors. Fall showcases natures’ paintings with a grand show of changing leaves coupled with cooling temperatures.
Winter is perfect for ski enthusiasts who wish to visit the area and then some. Spring, like summer, is a great time to enjoy being outside with mild temperatures and breezes.
Hotels in Ljubljana are predictably affordable by European standards, yet quality is generally high. Hostels are also quite cheap, although the cheapest ones are a bit away from the city center so it’s probably worth paying a bit more for a central location.
Peak season here is in the summer when the city comes to life with lots of different events and shows. During this time of the year you’ll also find higher hotel prices.
If you’re looking for a more budget minded vacation, you might want to consider visiting during the spring or fall when prices even out a bit. Winter holds the lowest prices of the year.
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|38.04 - 81.52|
|45.65 - 125.00|
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|Hostel Bed||5.43 - 23.91|