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“Ghosts!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hostel DIC
Seattle, Washington
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68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Ghosts!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

Cheap and a nice location are the first thoughts that come to mind of Hostel DIC. Rooms were clean and we felt like we had the entire place to ourselves! The rooms are in the attic of a school basically, and while the lack of other guests and having the place to ourselves was nice things got a little weird at night. Maybe it was just me but being in the attic of a large yet empty complex was very creepy and there were definitely times it felt like something else was there, not to mention all the dark hallways can be a bit spooky. Honestly though this is one of the things I liked about it in the end, it was a unique experience that I surely won't be forgetting anytime soon.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Mike J
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Matic K, Manager at Hostel DIC, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Dear Mike,

we are really glad you enjoyed your stay at our hostel!
You did come just when we were about to close the hostel at the end of the season, so it was pretty empty. The atmosphere is much more pleasent and ghost-free when we are officially open and you are kindly invitated to experience this in the future. Id be happy to meet you and hear about your experience in case you visit us again!

All, ghost-busters are warmly welcome at anytime to prove the supernatural nature of our hostel:)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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English first
Level Contributor
32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013 via mobile

The hostel is ten minute walk from the city center, so the position is great. It is situated in an old Eastern Europe bloc in a quiet area.
The structure is huge with many different kind of room and accommodation.
My dorm was clean, and clean we're the toilets. All the facilities worked properly.
The breakfst( unincluded) was excellent!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AndreaVolpi
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

It took a long time to find this dorm on the edge of the university campus because Ljubljana's street names change every few blocks and we did not know we were looking for a dorm. Our foursome stayed in the basement apartment for two nights. It's actually quite nice for a student dorm, the apartment was good and clean, and the staff went out of their way to make us feel important. There is a 24-hour staff desk which is helpful. When I say basement apartment, it was actually nicer than the picture in your head, with large windows along one wall leading out to a garden area. Breakfast is in the dorm cafeteria - okay but not great. There is parking on-site, but you have to be in the right lot. The location is a bit removed from the tourist area, but it's a pleasant twenty minute walk along the river. If you are young or young at heart with flexible standards, this place will work for you. If you don't like hostels or are rather picky, you should go somewhere else.

Room Tip: If you have a choice between the basement apartment and a dorm room, take the apartment.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Charlie and Ann... T
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Belgrade, Serbia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

I really like Hostel DIC. I stayed there while I was in Ljubljana and I enjoyed it very much. The staff is helpful and jolly, they gonna help you and assist you whenever you need. I liked the location a lot 'cos it is just 5-10 min walk from the city center.

Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Dimitrije S
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Sydney, Australia
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110 reviews
94 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

his is my honest opinion of the place.
location: from the train station or bus terminal it is a 15 min walk. Not easy to locate from the main streets but there a signs that takes you into the university grounds to the building. It is close the city.
customer service: very helpful
cleanness: place was clean and tidy everyday
bathrooms: Dorm of 3 had you share the bathroom for level 1 people which was uni-sex. Only 3 showers and toilets.
Bedroom: No Air con in the room and curtains, so the sun light came in...so no late sleeps.
extras: 1 computers to use as well as WIFI was fast and available most rooms. Kitchen room is small with a fridge and stove and ultensiles.
Noisy: quite,
Breakout area: is in the corridor, small
Suggestions: have a another room for breakout area and have lockers or a safe..

Room Tip: The room had no lockers and it was small with no curtains. People can see inside.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank MrOzboy
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Anaheim
Level Contributor
42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

We are a married couple and stayed at this hostel for 5 nights (on a Monday thru Saturday morning, with reservations). At check-in, we asked for an extra key since we thought we would need separate access to the room since we had different agendas. The clerk went to look for an extra key and came back and said that there wasn't one. We were on an excursion on Wednesday night and came back to the room to find the charger cord to my iPhone missing. We searched through all belongings and found that someone had take my iPod Classic (minus a part that would have made it workable-- he clown who took it has a cord that won't work!). These were the only valuable things left in the room. We had documents, phones, camera and a tablet with us. Our room had always been carefully locked. I think someone has the spare key and can't rule out an inside job. This was reported to the police, who did nothing. There are surveillance cameras and of course, nothing was seen. Of course it wasn't! Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that someone could have turned off the cameras. I was in the lounge with the computers next door the next evening and saw young guys eyeing the hallway-- they were not quartered there and hurried away when they saw that I was watching them. Another person in the smae hallway also reported an item stolen. Also, there are high glass windows-- lights from the hallway, bathroom and computer lounge stream into the rooms from these windows. So if one needs a totally darkened room in order to sleep, you won't sleep much here! I booked here thinking that some others would also be booked here. Turned out not to be the case. Would have gladly spent a bit extra to get nicer, safer accommodations. Apart from the complaint about these quarters, we found Ljubljana and vicinity to be a lovely place to visit.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JoanieCat
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

This hostel is somewhat still "under construction", nevertheless I had a very good experience there. The price is decent and student-friendly and the location is fantastic -- right at the foot of the Ljubljana castle hill. The hostel itself looks like an old high school converted into a hostel, so there's still a lot of things going on there at the time of this review. Also for this reason, the facility looks "huge" with lots of rooms, corridors, staircases, etc. Rooms, bathrooms are all clean and secure.

Room Tip: Take a walk up the castle on the hill for a breathtaking view of Ljubljana
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank xobs
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Property: Hostel DIC
Address: Poljanska cesta 26, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
Region: Slovenia > Upper Carniola Region > Ljubljana
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 70 Speciality Lodging in Ljubljana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hostel DIC 1.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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