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Youth Hostel Ars Viva

Podcerkev 24, Stari trg pri Ložu, 1386, Slovenia

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The Hostel is located in the village Podcerkev, part of the Loška valley overlooking the beautiful Snežnik forest. Just 62 km from Ljubljana.

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Stari trg pri Ložu Hostel

Hostel Stari trg pri Ložu

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Welcome to our hostel

Youth Hostel Ars Viva is located in a rural setting in the village Podcerkev, part of the Loška valley overlooking the beautiful Snežnik forest. It is just 62 km from the capital, Ljubljana. We offer overnight accommodation, which has been carefully designed & built using natural, local materials. Overnight accommodation consists of:
- Apartment of 4 rooms with 12 beds (+ 2 extra beds available on request), all rooms except dormy are fully accessible for disabled guests.
-Hostel accommodation with up to 30 beds, all rooms except dorms are fully accessible for disabled guests.
-Room in our guesthouse that offers 2 beds (+ 2 extra beds available on request)

Surrounded by mountain peaks with breathtaking views, colorful meadows, an intermittent lake, natural bridges, mystical underground world, crystal-clear streams and magical forests the region offers plenty opportunities for discovering natural and cultural heritage of the region. At our center guests have the opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life by taking part in the various workshops and activities that we offer. These include different activities in nature, as well as on the homestead. You can choose between horseback & horse carriage riding, a variety of art & craft workshops including clay, pottery, painting & woodworking. As well as this, we run a number of educational & personal development skills workshops for young people & adults with the opportunity to learn about herbs, tree pruning, healthy & sustainable food & cookery, all part of our aim to bridge the connection between art & daily life. A number of intergenerational activities also take place such as dance classes, lectures & storytelling for children around the stove.
The youth hostel premises have a friendly atmosphere and host open air musical and theatrical events during the summer.


Prices are non-member prices

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Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Sports Equipment Storage
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 08:00 to 22:00
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +38640501116

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Snežnik CASTLE (500m to 1km)
  • KRIŽNA CAVE (3 to 5km)
  • Cerknica lake (3 to 5km)

See the full list of attractions



Great place! Very quiet. Brand new and Benjamin the owner is very friendly! I highly recommend this place.


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Wed 02 Aug 2017


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Beach (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Cinema (More than 10km)
  • City Centre (2 to 3km)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Mountainous Area (2 to 3km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m to 1km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Distance to Nightlife (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (2 to 3km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (5 to 10km)
  • Ski area (2 to 3km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (1 to 2km)
  • Theatre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Water park (3 to 5km)
  • Wooded Area (500m to 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

From Airoport Brnik buses are available to Ljubljana. From Airoport Trieste or Venice Goopti transport is available
Bus is available from bus station in Ljubljana to Podcerkev.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Team-Building
  • Walking / Hiking

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