Ljubljana is one of the most sustainable travel destinations in Europe and this is reflected in their Christmas markets. There is a strong focus on local culture, organic food and being zero waste. In this guide to hotels near Ljubljana Christmas Market, we recommend hotels that are conveniently located near Preseren Square and the Ljubljanica River.
Hotels near Ljubljana Christmas Market
Ljubljana is a compact city with all the main sights and attractions being close to the main square, Prešeren Square (Prešernov trg), including the Triple Bridge and Ljubljana Castle. Staying within this historic area means you will be within walking distance to everywhere you’ll likely want to go, including the Christmas markets.
Large sections of the old town, particularly the areas along the river, are pedestrianised or limited to car traffic so it’s safe and quiet. There are many cafes and restaurants in this area too. You’ll also find a number of sights between the river and the beautiful Park Tivoli, which is a lovely place to visit, even in winter. Staying in any of these areas will be convenient for getting around Ljubljana.
Top PickHotel Cubo
Address: Slovenska Cesta 15, Ljubljana, Slovenia
The most stylish boutique hotel in Ljubljana is Hotel Cubo and it’s located less than 5-minutes from Ljubljana Christmas Market and it’s also near the river. The hotel is highly rated in every category and is known for its exceptional breakfast. While it’s difficult to find a hotel in Ljubljana that uses renewable energy, there are many that avoid single-use plastic, provide locally sourced organic food, bike rental and contribute to local community projects. Hotel Cubo supports all these sustainable initiatives and we believe it is the most sustainable hotel in Ljubljana.Check Availability
Address: Čevljarska ulica 2, Ljubljana
An incredibly beautiful new hotel in Ljubljana, Hotel Heritage is located in a historic building that has been renovated to an extremely high standard. Rooms have open beams on the ceilings and stunning herringbone timber flooring. The room decor is modern and stylish and the hotel serves a large buffet breakfast with organic food and local specialties. The hotel invests in local community and sustainability projects and supports local artists by displaying their artwork in the hotel. Hotel Heritage is located one street back from the river and is a 5-minute walk to Preseren Square.
Address: Rimska cesta 4, Ljubljana
A little bit further away is Hotel Mrak, a modern, clean and comfortable hotel that is less than a 10-minute walk to Ljubljana Christmas Market. It’s a lovely walk through the old cobblestone streets to get there are many art galleries and museums in this area too. Hotel Mrak is only a few minutes away from the river and cool cafes like Tozd or you can eat at the hotel as it’s known for its excellent breakfast.
Old Quarter Residence
Address: Mestni trg 6, Ljubljana, Slovenia
If you would prefer to stay in an apartment in Ljubljana, the Old Quarter Residence is a modern, spacious apartment in the heart of the old town at the base of Ljubljana Castle. There are many excellent bars, cafes, restaurants and boutique stores in this area and you only have to cross one of the city’s historic bridges to reach the Christmas markets. It’s a wonderful location and a very stylish apartment with a welcoming host.
Address: Čopova 38, Ljubljana
If you are looking for budget accommodation and don’t mind staying in a hostel and sharing a bathroom, Hostel Tresor is in a brilliant location steps from the Christmas markets, Preseren Square and the Triple Bridge. This won’t be for everyone but it has the potential to make your winter break in Ljubljana very affordable.
For more information on visiting Ljubljana at Christmas, read our complete guide to Ljubljana Christmas Market that includes sightseeing tip, things to do and local specialties.
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