Enjoy lush forests and mountainous landscapes with a cheap holiday to Slovenia
In just over two hours, you can fly from the UK to Slovenia and begin your holiday.
With an abundance of sprawling forests and pine-clad mountains, there’s a reason why Slovenia is known as one of the greenest countries in the world. The popular alpine resort of Kranjska Gora is a paradise for nature-lovers, offering plenty of opportunities to bike and hike in the surrounding countryside without splashing the cash. The resort is located near the Triglav National Park, where you’ll also find Slovenia’s largest lake, Lake Bohinj, in Bohinjsko. Just 30 minutes down the road from Bohinjsko is the resort of Bled, which has become a tourism hotspot in recent years thanks to its magnificent glacial lake and inexpensive hotels dotted around the shores.
If you’re keen to save money, flights are generally at their cheapest during spring and autumn when there are less crowds.
Cheap days out in Slovenia
Affordable days out in Slovenia are centred around the country’s best asset – its natural landscapes. Whether you’re walking around a mirror-like lake, strapping on a pair of skis or mountain biking through forests, there are plenty of outdoor pursuits on offer year-round that won’t cost the earth. And the best part is that most hotels and resort centres offer cheap or even free bike and ski rental facilities, making these activities even more accessible.
Holidays in Kranjska Gora can be spent hiking or cycling the trail paths through flower-filled fields, peaceful forests and the unspoilt Julian Alps. Day trips to Lake Bohinj are also popular, where you can take part in a variety of affordable watersports or go for a leisurely stroll around the picturesque shoreline. In Lake Bled, cheap activities include hiring a rowing boat to the central island to see the pretty church, visiting the medieval Bled Castle with its panoramic views or exploring the nearby Vintgar Gorge.
Other cheap holidays to take a look at
Slovenia is by no means your only option when it comes to booking a cheap holiday. If you’re keen on visiting Europe, take a look at other destinations like Greece, with its reasonably-priced resorts and sun-kissed coastlines. Or if you want to go somewhere more exotic without spending a small fortune, destinations like Morocco and Spain can also be done on a budget.
But if Slovenia interests you the most, check out our travel guide for more information and advice on how to plan a wallet-friendly break to this beautiful country. Here’s our top cheap hotels to give you a better idea of what you can look forward to.
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Offering a welcoming and cosy atmosphere, the Lek Hotel was made for breaks on a budget. This chalet-style hotel offers plenty of opportunities for relaxation, leisure and recreation, with a heated indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and gym. The rooms are bright and comfortable and feature satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. For those who want to explore, the surrounding countryside is a natural playground for hiking, biking and fishing. The hotel is also just a five-minute walk to the shops and restaurants in Kranjska Gora, so you'll save money on taxis too.
The Ramada Hotel and Suites Kranjska Gora is just 100 metres from the resort centre and benefits from superb mountain views. This modern hotel offers a range of standout features, including free use of the Aqua Water Park complex, which includes three swimming pools, a Turkish bath, Finnish and infrared saunas, underwater massage and a whirlpool. For added entertainment, the hotel also has a casino, while each room includes free Wi-Fi and satellite TV.
Overlooking the picturesque Lake Bled, the Jelovica Hotel has been designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. Set within a spa park in Bled old town, the hotel is just a three-minute walk to the resort centre. Each room is well furnished with a flatscreen TV, balcony, free Wi-Fi and upgrades are available to include lake views for a small extra cost. To really unwind, there's a tranquil wellness centre with an indoor pool and saunas, plus a sunbathing terrace. The hotel also has a restaurant with a summer terrace where you'll pay for your dinner but get free drinks included in the deal.