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Hostel Celica vs Antiq Palace Hotel

Both properties are highly recommended by experts. On balance, Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa is preferred by most professionals compared to Hostel Celica. Antiq Palace Hotel & Spa comes in at #3 in Ljubljana with endorsements from 6 reviews such as Afar Magazine, Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler.

Hostel Celica
8 / 10
Metelkova 8, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
From $23 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast buffet
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Fodor's
"Celica, which translates as “a cell,” is just that: a reconstructed prison that has been one of the best and most interesting hostels in the region." Full review
Insight Guides
"Possibly the most beautifully designed youth hostel in Europe, the 20 cells of this former prison were artistically renovated to provide double rooms and dormitories."
Lonely Planet
"This stylishly revamped former prison (1882) in Metelkova has 20 'cells', designed by different artists and architects and complete with original bars." Full review
The Telegraph
9.0
"This 19th-century prison in Ljubljana was renovated to create a slick, stylish and unique hostel with private rooms in former cells." Full review
Antiq Palace Hotel
8 / 10
Gosposka Ulica 10, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
From $91 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
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Afar Magazine
"Vaulted ceilings, muted lighting, and private terraces create a hushed oasis near the bustling commercial neighborhood around the Ljubljanica River." Full review
Condé Nast Traveler
"Thirteen suites with kitchenettes in a sixteenth-century pedigreed palace in the heart of Ljubljana." Full review
Jetsetter
"Discreet 16th-century townhouse with lofty suites and a courtyard spa in Ljubljana's old town." Full review
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"The city's most luxurious sleeping option, the Antiq Palace occupies a 16th-century townhouse, about a block from the river." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"After years when the only interesting lodging in town was the (admittedly rather cool) hostel converted from a former prison, Ljubljana finally has a decent hotel in the historic center." Full review
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