Youth Hostel Ars viva

  • Hostel
Podcerkev 24 - 1386 Podcerkev - Loška Dolina - Slovenia

Youth Hostel Ars Viva is located in a rural setting in the village Podcerkev, part of the Loška valley overlooking the beautiful Snežnik forest. We offer overnight accommodation, which has been carefully designed & built using natural, local mater…

Yoth hostel Ars viva is just 62 km from the capital, Ljubljana.
Our 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.


  • Bicycle rental service
  • Supporting the local economy
  • Promoting "eco" activities
  • Motion sensors lights
  • 100% renewable energy
  • Organic or Local Food
  • Car-free accessibility
  • Ecological cleaning products
  • More than 80% waste recycling
  • Energy saving lights
  • Green building
  • Solar thermal panels for hot water
  • Water flow reducers
  • Recovery & reuse of rainwater
  • Towel change on request
  • Natural conditioning or class A air conditioning
  • Appliances in energy class A
  • Environmental-friendly fornitures
  • Guest Satisfaction


  • Electric Vehicles Charging
  • Private bathroom
  • Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Organic garden
  • Bicycles
  • Ecotourism itineraries
  • Pool
  • Wellness center
  • Accessibility
  • Small pets allowed
  • Child & Family Friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchenette
  • Barbecue
  • Crib
  • Parking
  • Ski storage
  • Educational farm
  • Horse riding
  • Gluten free meals
  • Vegetarians meals
  • Reading room
  • Play area for children
  • TV in room
  • Artisanal products for sale
  • Air conditioning
  • Own entrance
  • Ebike Charging Station

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2 years ago

I couldn't stay at the youth hostel due to some changes on my itinerary, but they were super nice and responded very fast.

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