Appreciated and awarded by national and cult travel specialists for its UNIQUE & UNUSUAL design.

Travelife Gold

2016 – Hostel Celica becomes WORLD'S 1st certified sustainability-oriented hostel and wins the prestigious TRAVELIFE GOLD for its promotion of sustainable operation in the field of tourism.


2019 - this year's awards are based on over 1.5 million expert reviews from leading travel guides, magazines and newspapers. The award recognizes you as one of the best hostels in Ljubljana.

Lonely Planet, Rough Guides,, ...

No.1 Hippest Hostel by Lonely Planet

2006: Hostel Celica was proclaimed world’s No. 1 Hippest Hostel by Lonely Planet;

Published in the 2006 Lonely Planet Bluelist: “Written by Lonely Planet staff and authors, with input from travellers, who travel frequently and are passionate and opinionated about the places they write about.”

One of the best hostels in Europe by Rough Guides

Rough Guides included Hostel Celica in the "Best hostels in Europe", "Unusual accommodation ideas" and "Top five crime-related holiday experiences" lists. "Born from the gutted remains of a former military prison, Ljubljana’s Hostel Celica possesses a dozen or so conventional dorms, but it’s the twenty two-and three-bed rooms, or, more precisely, cells, that make it so unique."

2010 Hoscar Award by

No.1 Hostel In Slovenia according to guests’ reviews; the world’s most prestigious hostel awards, recognizing the top hostels around the globe as voted by guests

Guests have their say. The most rewarding recognition among all!

Appreciated at home

Golden award “Sejalec” by the Slovene Tourism Organisation

2004: Souhostel received a golden award “Sejalec” from the Slovenian tourist board for the most innovative tourist product: Hostel Celica.

Most Innovative Touristic Product in Ljubljana by the City of Ljubljana

2006: Souhostel received the recognition from the Mayor of Ljubljana, Mr. Zoran Janković, for the most innovative tourist product: Hostel Celica and the contribution in the promotion of the city of Ljubljana

Slovenia Green Accommodation & Ljubljana In Your Pocket

2016 - certified Slovenia Green Accommodation provider

2014 - Best Hostel in Ljubljana by In Your Pocket (essential city guide)