What are the Party Hostels in Ljubljana like?

  • Best Party Hostels in Ljubljana: Hostel Cecila; Zeppelin Hostel; Hostel Tivoli
  • Party hostel style: social hostel
  • Craziness level: not too crazy
  • Parties on-site: bars on-site
  • Pub Crawls: Yes

Most of the hostels in Ljubljana have amazing common areas, designed to encourage guests to meet each other. Although they are more like social than party hostels, they have plenty of group activities and regular pub crawls.

Best Area to Stay in Ljubljana for Nightlife

Metelkova City is definitely the best area to stay in Ljubljana. It is very artistic, every corner is so unique. We bet you have never seen an area looking like this before. Ljubljana's underground culture is concentrated in Metelkova City. There are lots of bars and clubs, where you can party with locals all night long. You can listen to all styles of underground music, while enjoying reasonably priced drinks there. The best party hostel is located right in the area.

Nightlife in Ljubljana

Even though Ljubljana is not as big as other capitals in Europe, the city has a pretty wild party scene. Locals like to party and dance until the early morning hours. The craziest parties are happening on weekends, especially on Fridays. Summer is the best time of the year to explore the vibrant nightlife in Ljubljana, but the wintertime and indoor parties offer nothing less excitement.

Basic information about nightlife in Ljubljana:

  • Pubs and clubs closing times:
    • Bars and pubs: Monday to Thursday until Monday to Thursday until 01 am – Weekends until 03 am
    • Clubs: Monday to Thursday until Monday to Thursday until 05am – Friday and Saturday at 06am
  • Average cover charge for clubs: free - 25 €
  • Average price of pint of beer: 3 €
  • Famous neighbourhoods for partying: Metelkova district, Downtown
  • Famous events or parties: Ljubljana Jazz Festival, mid of June

Best Party Areas in Ljubljana

A huge advantage of Ljubljana is the fact that the nightlife is centrally located. Party districts are very close to each other, and you can explore them easily without taking public transport. The City Centre and Metelkova district are definitely the most popular areas, always crowded by locals and tourists.

Party in Metelkova district

Former military headquarters, the Metelkova district is one of the most vibrant areas in Ljubljana today. The area is crowded with various clubs and bars, unconventional restaurants and modern pubs. Right next to the city centre, the area is attractive to both locals and tourists.

Metelkova Art Centre, Club Monokel, and famous Yalla Yalla bar are the most popular in the area, and very close to each other. Although they have different music styles and interior, they all attract young guests and serve amazing craft beer and cocktails.

Party in Downtown

The heart of the city centre offers great local bars and restaurants, with local and international cuisine. Some local pubs serve amazing craft beer so don’t miss to try it. The popular tourist attraction Three Bridges (Tromostovje), is surrounded by great party places, Here, you can find plenty of cool bars and pubs lined next to the river.

If you end up in the Downtown area, make sure you visit some of the best local party spots like Makalonca or Bar Local. Magda bar has regular happy hour deals, while Okrep?evalnica Petkovšek Miha serves a wide selection of local and international beers.

Dress codes & age restrictions

If you want to party like a local, then dress like a local. Slovenians like the smart casual look, so try to avoid sportswear if you don’t want to get kicked from the bar. The summer nights can be fresh sometimes, so you should definitely skip wearing your favourite flip flops.

Even though the official age limit for most of the clubs is 18 years, the security guys are not that strict. Most of them will not even ask you for your ID, but you should definitely have it with you, just to be on the safe side.