Accommodation

Hikers often praise the serene and remarkable experience of spending a night high in the mountains — so why not give it a go? Altogether, there are 108 mountain huts, shelters, and bivouacs spread across the Slovenian Alps (53 in the Julian Alps, 37 in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, and 18 in the Karavanks). However, do note that shelters and bivouacs are solely for emergencies and not intended for planned overnight stays.

Choosing between the valley or the mountain for your sleep spot?

The valley and nearby towns offer abundant choices. But, if you plan a multi-day hike, spending the night in a mountain hut is the way forward! It’s the most genuine way to immerse yourself in the Alps. Typically, these huts are 2-3 hours apart, but this varies based on trail accessibility. Remember, huts are the only option for a mountain overnighter as wild camping in the Triglav National Park is strictly forbidden and could result in a hefty fine. With some pre-hike research, you can find the perfect combination of huts for your daily goals. If you’re unsure, we’re here to help craft a personalised hiking itinerary.

What to expect from mountain huts?

So, what should you expect from these mountain huts? Firstly, they’re not hotels. Mountain huts are divided into three categories:

I., II. and III. Category, which applies to their altitude/accessibility.

  • Category I, II, and III. Category I and II huts are usually higher up, trickier to resupply, and slightly pricier. They provide basic accommodation—think shared dorms or simple rooms (with bunk beds or mattresses for 2-8 people). Sometimes, if the number of hikers is less than the beds available, others may share the space. Facilities are basic—expect toilets, but showers might require an extra fee (around 5 euros).
  • Category III huts often offer showers and additional amenities.

All huts provide reasonably priced food and drinks, considering their remote locations. However, do note that the water in these huts is rarely drinkable.

Slovenian mountain hut accomodation

Is advance booking necessary for the huts?

It depends on your hiking time and hut choice. Popular huts often fill up fast on sunny weekends in July, August, and September, so making a reservation is highly recommended. Triglav Lodge at Kredarica is particularly crowded during summer and securing a reservation is essential. If your intended hut is full, consider nearby alternatives like Planika Hut or Stanič Hut. In some cases, you might even find space to rest on the dining room floor or benches, and the staff could offer a blanket

For those hiking Mount Triglav, our blog post details nearby hut information.

The best way to book a hut is to phone it directly. Most staff members speak fluent English. Alternatively, you can send them an email, please bear in mind it sometimes takes a while for the huts to respond. Starting from 2020, certain huts only allow online bookings through the PZS website.

If you have a reservation but can’t make it, please cancel to free up space for fellow hikers.

What about pricing?

One of the benefits of hiking in the Slovenian Alps is affordability, especially when compared to the Swiss, French, and Italian Alps. Whether on a budget or seeking extra comfort, half board costs around €40/day with applicable discount cards.

Accommodation prices (2024)

Table of accomodation prices

  I. Category Huts II. Category Huts
Overnight stay
(most common prices)

Non-members
Price (€)

Members discount (%)

Members
Price (€)

Non-members
Price (€)

Members discount (%)

Members
Price (€)

Twin/Double room

40,00 €

30

28,00 €

32,00 €

30

22,40 €

Room
3-6 beds

38,00 €

30

26,60 €

30,00 €

30

21,00 €

Dormitory
7–12 beds

34,00 €

40

20,40 €

28,00 €

40

16,80 €

Dormitory
12+ beds

30,00 €

40

18,00 €

26,00 €

40

15,60 €

Bedding is usually not included in the price (around 5 ) – tip: bring your own bedding and avoid this cost
The price also excludes the tourist tax (2,5 /day)

What does it mean to be a member? To enjoy these discounts, you have to be a member of the Alpine Association of Slovenia OR its partner organizations. Some of them include:

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  • Alpenverein
  • Alpine club
  • American Alpine Club
  • Alpenverein
  • Alpine club
  • American Alpine Club
  • AVS – Alpenverein Südtirol
  • BAC – Belgische Alpen Club
  • British Mountaineering Council
  • CAB – Club Alpin Belge
  • CAI – Club Alpino Italiano
  • Club Alpin Monégasque
  • Dansk Bjergklub
  • DAV – Deutscher Alpenverein
  • FAT – Federazione Alpinistica Ticinese
  • Federacio Andorrana de Muntanyisme
  • Fédération française montagne-escalades
  • FEDME – Federacion Espańola de Deportes de Montańa
  • FFCAM – Federation des clubs alpins de montagne
  • Finnish Climbing Association.
  • GAL – Groupe Alpin Luxembourgeois
  • HPS – Hrvatski planinarski savez
  • LAV – Liechtensteiner Alpenverein
  • Mountaineering Council of Ireland
  • New Zealand Alpine Club
  • NKBV – Niederlandse Klim-en Bergsport Vereniging
  • OeAV – Österreichister
  • SAC – Swiss Alpine Club
  • VAACS – Vereinigung der akademischen Alpenclubs der Schweiz

Food & beverage costs (2024)

Mountain huts not only offer accommodation but a wide choice of refreshments & food as well. Below are the most common prices:

Product (most common prices) I. Category Huts II. Category Huts
BEVERAGES
Tea

2€

1,8€

Coffee with milk

3€

2,5€

Water 0,5L

3€

2,5€

Ice tea 0,5L

4€

3,5€

Beer 0,5L

6€

4,5€

Wine 1L

20€

18€

Spirits 50ml

4,5€

4€

FOOD
Beef soup

5,5€

5€

Goulash

13€

12€

Sausage with sauerkraut

12€

11€

Pasta with meat

12€

10€

Fried egg  (portion)

7€

6€

Sandwich

6,5€

5,5€

Pancake (portion)

7€

6€

Apple strudel

6€

5€

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