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Hostel Celica vs Grand Hotel Union

Both properties are rated very highly by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, Grand Hotel Union ranks slightly higher than Hostel Celica. Grand Hotel Union has a TripExpert Score of 84 with endorsements from 4 sources like Insight Guides, Lonely Planet and The Telegraph.

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
Grand Hotel Union
8 / 10
Miklosiceva 1, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
From $126 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
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Insight Guides
"The capital’s top luxury hotel, the Union lies a few minutes’ walk from the Triple Bridge."
Oyster
Upscale
"Impressive Art Nouveau-style architecture, variety of on-site features -- including a beautiful penthouse pool with panoramic views -- and prime location right in the thick of Ljubljana's action." Full review
Lonely Planet
"The 194-room Grand Hotel Union, the art-nouveau southern wing of a two-part hostelry, was built in 1905 and remains one of the most desirable addresses in town." Full review
The Telegraph
8.0
"Ljubljana’s most prestigious hotel is a favoured haunt of the rich and famous" Full review

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