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Welcome to KVA Hostel!

To many Slovenians, the people of Ljubljana are known as “Žabarji” – frog people. The nickname was coined because the typical inhabitants of Ljubljana say ‘kva‘ instead of ‘kaj‘, which means ‘what‘. And a frog in Slovenian produces a sounds ‘kva’. But »Žabarji« comes also because of the abundance of frogs in the area – a bounty of amphibians that also gave rise to one of the most distinctive dishes of the Slovenian capital: frog legs!! Yet, other sources say that the interrogative ‘kva‘ comes directly from Napoleon times in Ljubljana, from the French word ‘quoi‘, which also means ‘what‘ and is pronounced quite the same.

We are putting KVA the upgraded meaning and it stands beside the mentioned meanings also for Culture (KV) and Art (A), which can be seen from design and promotion of local art.

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KVA Hostel, Ljubljana’s newest hostel, is located in the heart of Ljubljana Old Town on the renovated Breg embankment by the Ljubljanica river, in one of a Breg’s most noteworthy buildings, the former Printing House.

Each double room and dorm room at the hostel is a unique work of art, having been individually designed by local artists. Guests of KVA hostel benefit from a fully equipped communal kitchen. After a day exploring Ljubljana guests can relax in a big, cosy lounge with the view on a castle and a vibrant life by the river.

Our hostel facilites include: personal lockers, electronic access, free breakfast and free wifi.

Reception is open between 8am – 12pm /15pm – 11pm.
If you are arriving between 12 pm and 15pm or after 10 pm, please contact the reception in advance.

Reception Open Time:
1st October -> 31th October
Check in:
3 pm -> 11pm
Reception open:
8am -> 12 am / 3pm -> 12 am

1st April -> 31st October
Check in:
3 pm -> 11pm
Reception open:
8am -> 12 am

There´s a Municipal Tourist Tax of 3,13 euros per night on every single guest;

A mandatory law requires every guest has to present valid government ID upon check-in, persons other than registered guests are restricted from the apartment.

How to find the Hostel and how to get around

Infront of the door of the hostel in the pure city centre you will find some of the most interesting street markets in Ljubljana! On Sundays throughout the year it hosts an antique flea market, on Saturdays during the summer an art market bringing together local artists and designers, and during Christmas time the central part of a large festive fair.

Get Directions

Just in front of the hostel you can rent a bike »Bicikelj«, a city of Ljubljana 24/7 bike rentals system, a perfect way to explore the city as a true locals do! For more cosy travelers you can use Ljubljana’s free city centre public transport – electric-powered vehicles referred to as Kavalirs (Gentle Helpers). Kavalirs, mainly intended for the transport of the elderly, mobility-impaired people, and visitors, run around the pedestrianized historical city centre at a speed slow enough to allow you to hail them anywhere on the street. To get to other parts of Ljubljana, you can choose a local bus, the stop is just 170 metres away.

We are situated in the nicest part of Ljubljana Old Town, just 6 minutes from the Prešeren square walking by the enchanting Ljubljanica river, charming bridges and its rich bar and restaurants offer, 15 minutes walking from Ljubljana castle and 0 minutes from the most romantic view on Ljubljanica river and its colourfull banks!
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KVA hostel has been welcoming guests since October 15th 2017.

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Have an amazing stay in Ljubljana! See you in a bit.