In July, my boyfriend and I travelled around Slovenia and Croatia for fifteen days. We just returned home and I have to say: it’s been amazing! We spent quite some time booking all our stays, so I’ll be happy to share them with you. I really liked them all, so if you’re ever planning to travel to Slovenia our Croatia, definitely check them out!
Ljubljana: ★CHARMING LITTLE GEM★Centre★Top location (3 nights)
For our first stay, we opted for an AirBnB in the centre of Ljubljana. Although the apartment was rather small, we loved the location, since the city centre was only a five-minutes walk away. The place itself was very clean and cute, so it was perfect for a short stay. We had a lot of delays flying into Slovenia but luckily, the host was kind enough to wait for us. She even sent us a list of recommendations, from which we ended up trying (and loving) a couple!
Price: €234 for two persons, three nights (tourist tax not included)
Bled: Pension Pibernik – Standard Double Room, Loft (2 nights)
After picking up our rental car in Ljubljana, we drove to Bled. We booked a room in Pension Pibernik, which is situated just outside of the city Bled. The room itself was rather small, but since we didn’t spend a lot of time in there, we didn’t really mind. The pension had an enormous garden, which was great for chilling after a day of walking around. There was also a self-service bar, free welcome treats and some (very) cute kittens. You could also pay extra for breakfast, but we didn’t end up doing that. Lovely place, perfectly located to check out Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj!
Price: €164 for two persons, three nights (tourist tax not included)
Bovec: Adrenaline-Check Eco Place (2 nights)
Our stay in Bovec was definitely our favorite place. My boyfriend and I had never stayed on a camping before, but since we were staying in beautiful surroundings and feeling adventurous, we booked a tent at camping Adrenaline-Check. Luckily for us, it was more glamping than camping but still, we stayed in a tent. I absolutely loved the experience, from the very friendly staff, to the delicious breakfast and outdoor showers. We opted for the most basic (and cheapest) tent, which ‘only’ included mattresses and bedding. We even went rafting with them and paid extra for the simple, but very nice breakfast. And did I mention their super cute Husky dog that was casually chilling behind the welcoming desk? If you want to explore the Triglav National Park in Slovenia, definitely check out this place (they also have more luxurious tents), because it’s awesome!
Price: €139 for two persons, two nights (tourist tax not included). We also paid €5 per person/day for breakfast and €50 for the rafting
Izola – Apartment FRESH – Comfy and Cosy (2 nights)
After being in nature for a couple days, it was time to head to the Slovenian coast. We really wanted to visit Piran, but ended up booking an Airbnb in the neighboring town Izola. This was definitely my favorite apartment, it was very large, clean and esthetically pleasing. I took a million pictures here as inspiration for when I’ll have my own place. The host was very friendly and lived next doors, so checking in and out went super easy and convenient. Staying in such a beautiful apartment was a nice change after camping for the first time! The beach of Izola was within walking distance, and Piran and Koper were only a short drive away.
Price: €191 for two persons, two nights (tourist tax not included)
Pula – Cosy apartment with parking V&V (2 nights)
After booking all our stays in Slovenia, it was time to check out Croatia. We rented this cute apartment, just outside of Pula. The place itself wasn’t that special, but the host was super friendly! He provided us with some delicious plums, fresh from the garden, and a can of orange juice in the fridge. He even got us a souvenir when we left! Pula itself is reachable by bus, but since we had a car, we drove to the city (which was only a 10-minutes drive). If you don’t mind staying just outside the city, I’d definitely recommend checking this place!
Price: €162 for two persons, two nights
Plitvice – Rada Guest House (1 night)
Since we visited the Plitvice Lakes Park early in the morning, we didn’t spend a lot of time in this place. It was -however- a very cosy room, perfectly located to visit the park. You could walk to the lakes, but we opted to drive, since we would be walking all day. We didn’t try out the breakfast, but we had dinner at one of the neighboring guest houses, which was quite good. I don’t remember the name of the other place, but the Rada Guest House will recommend it to you if you ask about places to eat!
Price: €70 for two persons, one night
Zagreb – Hotel Park 45 (2 nights)
To end our road trip, we decided to book a hotel. We normally never stay in a hotel, but since it is quite cheap to stay in Croatia, we treated ourselves to a nicer place. The hotel was perfectly located, in the centre of the city. The room was nice, and the breakfast (which was included in the price) was delicious. A really nice way to end our trip!
Price: €194 for two persons, two nights (breakfast included, tourist tax and parking not included)
As you can see, we stayed in a couple different places. I’ve spent a lot of time researching and booking all our stays, so hopefully, this article will save you some time! If you want to know more about our flight and other preparations, then check out my previous article. If you’re new to AirBnB, use this link to get €30 off your first stay, or €11 off your first experience!
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*first and last pictures are my own, the other ones belong to AirBnB/booking.com