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Popotniško združenje Slovenije Hostelling International Slovenia

Traveling with a group?! Youth Hostel Idrija is waiting for you!


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Hostelling International Slovenia Hostelling International Slovenia (HI Slovenia) is the only national representative of Slovenia in the International Youth Hostel Federation (Hostelling International – HI). HI is a non-governmental and non-profit organization active in about 90 countries in the world. The organization works closely together with UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization), WTO (World Tourism Organization) and other important international organization – also it was proclaimed the sixth largest organization that offers overnighting. With 4 million members it is one of the largest youth organizations in the world and is the only network of youth hostels with about 4.000 objects for spending the night, 1.5 million beds and 30-40 overnight stays annually. HI has high standards for youth hostels, based on the treatment of the guests, security, cleanliness and privacy. But it is not its only role. Since it was established in 1932 it encourages young people for better intercultural understanding through informal education and peace, global friendship and environmentalism. The international organization, with a strong support of its national members, it offers interaction among youth of various nationalities and cultures, exchange of experience, getting to know their peers and after all themselves. For this the organization has international programs for youth, above all the ones with lesser chances, through which we spread the mission of Hostelling International, which remained the same since 1932: To promote the education of all young people of all nations, but especially young people of limited means, by encouraging in them a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside and an appreciation of the cultural values of towns and cities in all parts of the world, and as ancillary thereto, to provide hostels or other accommodation in which there shall be no distinctions of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, class or political opinions and thereby to develop a better understanding of their fellow men, both at home and abroad. HI Slovenia, with more than 40 hostels around Slovenia, ensures safe, budget friendly and quality boarding for all types of groups. This includes the educational field trips with various themes (history, art or language courses) as well as extracurricular activities for schools, students, sporting and other groups – or simply friends who want a joint active holiday. All Slovenian hostels meet the international demands, with most of them having special offers for the groups: • Private rooms for group leaders and drivers • Bus parking • Study rooms, game rooms and joint areas • Ensuring full meals and possible lunch packets • Personal that understands the needs of any group Hostels are placed as well in the urban centres as in nature, but all can be perfect base for discovering the country side. Do you want active holidays with rafting, skiing and hiking? Maybe something more relaxing as sightseeing of cultural and historical sights? Or would you just spoil yourself in the thermal and natural baths? PZS as part of Hostelling International is the organization to contact for any of these great experiences in a budget friendly way.


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Idrija - Youth Hostel Idrija Hostel Idrija

IX Korpusa 17 5280 Idrija +386 (0)5 37 34 070

Idrija is a place of many beauties – natural and cultural, exhibitions, galleries etc. To get a feel of the city and visit all its attractions, we invite you to visit us for a few days and stay the night at the hostel Idrija. Youth Hostel Idrija has a beautiful location on top of a hill, with a view of the star shaped town valley and the morning coffee in the heart of the town just a 5 minute walk away. Hostel Idrija can offer you a double room, three or four bedded rooms or a group room for 8 people. The bathroom and toilets are shared. Hostel Idrija provides you with fresh linen and towels, free parking in front of the hostel and free WI-FI at your disposal. You can find all the information about Idrija and its surroundings in the hostel. In case you have any special wishes the hostel staff will be more than happy to help you.


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The surroundings of the Hostel The development of Idrija began with the discovery of mercury in 1490. This underground treasure brought many of the great minds of Europe’s natural science to this town and played an important part in the town`s development as well as providing food for the families of miners. The mining process led to hundreds of kilometres of underground galleries situated directly under the town. Today, the Heritage of Mercury in Idrija and Almaden – the biggest mercury mine in the world – is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Idrija today is also famous because of Idrija laces and Idrija dumplings (a traditional food). Alongside the preserved rich heritage of mining, Idrija and its countryside offer much more; a diverse and intact nature and an abundance of cultural tradition in the town and countryside.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner If notified in advance, we can arrange a breakfast or half-/full- board. Breakfast, lunch, dinner: If notified in advance.


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Additional offers of the hostel Room type Lockers in the room Baggage room Air conditioning Internet / Wi fi Linen Towels Laundry Conference room Elevator Handicap access Parking Outside recreation activities Sport hall Pool table Table tennis Table soccer Swimming pool Food Dining room Kitchen

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Local sights and attractions Anthony’s Shaft – tourist mine Visiting the second largest mercury mine in the world is surely a unique and pleasant experience. Get to know the mysterious underground world in Anthony’s Shaft where you might run into Prekmandlc, the pit dwarf of legend, himself! He used to tease the miners, sometimes showing them the way to rich ore deposits, but mostly just made himself heard in the distant pits while digging ore.

Gewerkenegg Castle The castle was built in the first half of the 16th century as the administrative building of the Idrija Mercury Mine – the second largest mercury mine in the world. Since 1954 it has been the seat of the Municipal Museum of Idrija that has taken care of its renovation during the last twenty years. The entire complex is now a museum exhibition area with the inner courtyard a venue for many summer cultural event in Idrija. You can visit the main permanent exhibitions: Five Centuries of the Mercury Mine and the Town of Idrija as well as Idrija Lace – A History Written in Thread. Divje jezero lake - the Wild Lake The mysterious Karst lake Divje jezero nearby Idrija is one of the gems of Slovenia’s natural heritage. As early as 1967 it was protected as a monument of natural heritage and since 1972 it has been open for visitors, being the first ever outdoor museum in Slovenia.

Zgornja Idrijca Landscape Park Experience the pristine nature around numerous remains of the mining past of the Idrija region. The confluence of the Idrijca and Belca rivers has created a fabulous location for a natural bathing/swimming site Lajšt whereas the surrounding forests offer shelter to a great many animal species.


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Local sights and attractions Slovenija Partisan Printing Shop Slovenija Partisan Printing Shop was the largest and technically best equipped partisan printing shop in the region of Primorska. It is located on a nearly inaccessible slope under the plateau of Vojsko and was operated from September 1944 until May 1945.

For the actual offer please send e-mail to and specify size of group, number of escorts, the desired additional services and time of stay.


Hostelling International Slovenia Gosposvetska cesta 86 2000 Maribor tel: +386 (0)2 234 21 37 fax: +386 (0)2 234 21 36

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