Very Expensive -- If you choose to research further you may come across the city's most expensive and, arguably, most glamorous hotel, Lev (, but note that it suffers from an alarming location on a busy central intersection and, frankly, is soulless.

Moderate -- If you don't mind being out of the center, an alternative with a slick, contemporary design is AHotel, Cesta dveh cesarjev 34D, 1000 Ljubljana (tel. 01/429-1892;, a brand-new hotel (opened in 2008) located south of the city in Trnovo, a pleasant, upmarket suburb. There are just 26 ultraminimalist rooms, where the lack of amenities and in-room comforts reminds you that you should be out exploring the city and dipping into its vibrant riverside cafe culture. Breakfast is served, and while there's an outdoor terrace, and a lounge-bar done out in attractive wickerwork armchairs, there are few other amenities to distract you from the pressing matter of exploring the city. Doubles go for 125€ to 130€ ($159-$165).

Inexpensive -- Located in the Metelkova precinct, an area in the old part of town that is experiencing progressive urban renewal and a heady nightlife, Hostel Celica (tel. 01/230-9700;; 16€-27€/$20-$34 per bed) offers a novel stay in what was once part of the barracks of the JNA (Yugoslav People's Army); the most celebrated rooms are converted prison cells (46€-54€/$58-$69 double), given a design makeover by a number of invited Slovene artists. You pay for the level of privacy that you enjoy: First-floor dorms have facilities shared by 40 people, while on the second floor there's one bathroom per dorm. Breakfasts are a touch better than the usual hostel fare, and linens and towels are provided free of charge. There's a self-service laundry, free Internet, and an on-site tourist agency that organizes trips through the city and throughout Slovenia.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.