**  CAMPSITES IN SLOVENIA 2004  **

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INTERACTIVE MAP - CAMPSITES IN SLOVENIA:

The interactive map (right) gives the outline location of all campsites used by us in Slovenia during our late-summer 2004 trip; to find the campsite's exact location, copy/paste the GPS co-ordinates into Google/Bing Maps.

Each site links to the chart below which gives details of:

  • campsite name, location, and GPS co-ordinates
  • date of our stay
  • cost per night including any discounts
  • campsite features together with our comments
  • assessment-rating

Campsites are rated on a scale +5 (excellent) through to -5 (dreadful); we have tried to be as objective and consistent as possible, basing our assessment on standards specifically applicable to Slovenia, over an amalgamation of the following criteria:

  • attitudes shown, the welcome we received, and standards of hospitality and helpfulness
  • location and setting
  • standard of facilities
  • price and value for money

Comments given relate purely to the dates of our stay which in many cases was peak holiday season.

Prices paid by us in 2004 are quoted in the local currency, the Slovenian Tolar (SlT); Slovenia adopted the Euro in 2007 and the exchange rate was fixed at 240 SlTs to the Euro

Click on the campsite locations to link to details in the chart below 

Awarded  Trip's
Best Campsites
accolade,
rated at +5

 

Highly commended,
awarded +4 rating

NOT recommended:
poor hospitality, poor value, or poor facilities
SITE NAME

LOCATION and
GPS COORDINATES

DATE of STAY

COST per NIGHT
(2004)

FEATURES and COMMENTS

RATING
+5 excellent
through to
-5 dreadful

Ljubljana Resort Camping, Ljubljana In northern outskirts of capital city
GPS:
46.09778
14.518889
27~30 July
and
2 Sept
4,542 SlTs
(€19)

VERY
EXPENSIVE
Over-crowded, over-expensive, noisy and poor value city campsite; perfunctory welcome at reception; marked-out pitches but facilities grubby, inadequate and overstretched; bus route into city with bus tickets available at reception; Ljubljana is one of Europe's most charming capital cities with wonderful art nouveau architecture +2



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Kamp Resnik, Kamnik
Close to small town of Kamnik 25 kms NE of Ljubljana
GPS:
46.22693 14.617406
31 July~
1 Aug
1,980 SlTs
inc 10% CCI discount
(€8.25)
Small, straightforward and quiet campsite set in wonderful location on banks of River Kamniška Bistrica looking across alpine meadows to Kamniška-Savinje Alps; pleasant welcome; low-lying ground tends to be wet after rain; basic facilities and limited power supplies; nearby Pod Skalo Gostilna (inn); be sure to get cable-car up to the Velika Planina alpine meadows +4






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Avtokamp Šmica, Luče, Upper Savinja
Just north of  Luče village in Upper Savinja Valley
GPS:
46.360456
14.73685
2~4 Aug



 
3,000 SlTs
inc 10% CCI discount
(€12.50)
 
Magnificent location on banks of the upper Savinja River looking up towards the Savinške Alps; pleasant welcome from friendly staff, information on the Upper Savinja Valley; reasonable facilities; Mercator supermarket in Luče village; be sure to visit Logarska Dolina higher up the valley +4
       







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Kamp Savinja, Spodnje Pobrežje, Savinja Valley
Spodnje Pobrežje village, middle Savinja Valley
GPS:
46.309448
14.912513
5~7 Aug




 
2,700 SlITs
(€11.25)
Delightful small and peaceful family-run campsite, set in apple orchard on river bank in the middle Savinja Valley; helpful and hospitable welcome from the owner Mrs Rozna Petrin; wine and beer for sale and fresh home-baked bread each morning; good facilities with washing machine available; be sure to walk up to the lively and  charactersome local pub in Spodnje Pobrežje village, the Mafija Bar next to the fire station; also visit the Mining Museum in Velenje
Campsite web site
+5







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Kamp Dolina, Prebold, near Celje
In centre of Prebold village near Celje

GPS:
46.240719
15.087168
8~9 Aug 3,680 SlTs
(€15.30)
Small and family run campsite with genuinely hospitable and helpful welcome from the owner Mr Tomaž Vozlič; very pleasant garden setting in centre of village; first class homely facilities, superb garden bar and restaurant; an altogether excellent campsite
Campsite web site

              
** JOINT BEST CAMPSITE OF THE TRIP **
                              **
THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED **
+5






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Camping, Aerodrom Slovenj Gradec in grounds of Slovenj Gradec airfield
GPS:
46.470719
15.120449
10~12 Aug


 
4,094 SlTs
(€17)

EXPENSIVE
Small campsite with chalets set among pine woods at edge of Slovenj Gradec airfield; helpful and hospitable welcome at airfield hotel reception; fairly basic facilities, but excellent bar-restaurant in airfield hotel; entertainment provided by aerobatic gliders and light aircraft taking off/landing at airfield; be sure to visit Lead Mining Museum at Mežica; supermarket 5 kms in Slovenj Gradec +3




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Ptuj Thermal Spa Camping Spa complex on banks of River Drava 1 km from Ptuj

GPS:
46.42255
15.854656
13~14 Aug 5,263 SlTs
reduced rate for not using the spa
(€22)

VERY
EXPENSIVE
Unpleasantly overcrowded campsite on spa complex with outrageous prices to match, packed with obese German and Austrians wallowing in the murky spa water; perfunctory welcome at reception; facilities functional but overstretched; walk along riverside footpath into pleasant town of Ptuj -1






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Kamp Moravske Toplice, Murska Sobota
 
Massive spa complex close to Moravske Toplice village

GPS:
46.678333
16.221389
15~17 Aug 6,050 SlTs
inc use of spa
(€25.20)

UNDULY EXPENSIVE

Noisy and unduly overcrowded campsite at Moravske Toplice spa complex; unhelpful and officious staff at reception; outrageously expensive prices charged on the basis of spa attendance from 0900~2100 hours, meaning staying at the campsite entailed an additional day's cost; good facilities but wallowing in the geothermal spa pools of evil-smelling hydrocarbon-water is a dubious pleasure; be sure to visit the wine-growing areas of Goričko Hills along Hungarian border -2





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Kamping Lipa, Lendava Spa Complex, Lendava Large spa complex close to Lendava village
GPS:
46.551944
16.458333
18~19 Aug 5,375 SlTs
inc use of spa
(€22.40)

VERY
EXPENSIVE
Small, noisy and overcrowded campsite totally overwhelmed by massive hotel and spa complex and neighbouring oil refinery; genuinely helpful and hospitable warden; expensive prices included use of the geothermal paraffin-water spa pool; reasonable facilities -1





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Banovi Spa Resort, Radenci
 
Spa resort near to Radenci village and River Mura
GPS:
46.572778
16.172222
20 Aug




 
5,280 SlTs
(€22)

UNDULY
EXPENSIVE
Another ghastly and overcrowded spa complex with surly and officious staff, appalling facilities and unduly expensive charges

             *** WORST CAMPSITE OF THE TRIP ***
            *** UTTERLY AWFUL AND TO BE AVOIDED ***
-5




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Wild camp in small car park at Jeruzalem amid wine terraces of Ljutomer~Ormož Wine Road
Jeruzalem village on Ljutomer~Ormož Wine Road
GPS:
46.472234
16.188676
21 Aug   Thoroughly delightful spot for wild camp in small car park just down from village church at Jeruzalem amid the wine terraces of the Ljutomer~Ormož Wine Road








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Čatež Thermal Spa Camping near Brežice Spa resort near to Brežice
GPS:
45.891111
15.625833
22~24 Aug

 
7536 SlTs
(inc 10% CCI discount)
(€31.40)
UNDULY
EXPENSIVE
Yet another overcrowded spa complex with surly and officious staff, 'take-it-or-leave-it attitudes and OUTRAGEOUSLY OVER-EXPENSIVE CHARGES with no option to opt out of using the spa;
no other campsite in area, and convenient for catching train from Dobrova to Zagreb, capital of neighbouring Croatia; supermarkets in nearby
Brežice
-5




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Kamp Otočec, near Novo Mesto
On Krka riverbank close to Hotel Otočec Grad
GPS:
45.837441
15.236312
25~27 Aug





 
2,122 SlTs
(€8.85)
Small and peaceful campsite in glorious setting on grassy banks of the River Krka; pompously patronising reception staff at Hotel Otočec Grad on river island; facilities basic but adequate; some traffic noise from motorway on far side of river; TUŠ supermarket in nearby Novo Mesto where Dolenjske archaeological museum worth visiting, as is Šentjernej Skansen and monastery; vineyards  producing local Cviček wine worth a visit +4






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Kamp Katra, Vinica, Bela Krajina

Close to Vinica village and Croatian border crossing
GPS:
45.458174
15.25207
28~29 Aug


 
2,250 SlTs
(€9.40)
Large open campsite on banks of Kolpa river in southern province of Bela Krajina, close to Croatian border-crossing; friendly welcome after late arrival; basic but adequate facilities; small bar at campsite +3




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Kamp Podzemelj ob Kolpi, near Metlika, Bela Krajina
On banks of Kolpa River near Podzemelj village
GPS:
57.383889
21.537222
30~31 Aug
 
3236 SlTs
€13.50)
Pleasant riverside campsite on banks of River Kolpa looking across to Croatian territory; pleasant welcome at reception; facilities basic but adequate; Mercator supermarket in nearby Metlika; worthwhile local visit:- Three Parishes Centre Gothic churches, Fire Fighters Museum in Metlika, Bela Krajina birch-covered Karst countryside and caves, local wine tastings +4







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Wild camp in car park of Baza 20 WW2 partisans' hideout in Kočevjski Rog forests
Baza 20 car park of WW2 partisans' hideout in Kočevjski Rog
GPS:
45.6961
15.0487
1 Sept


 
  Eerily dark wild camp by Lukov Dom in car park of Baza 20, the WW2 partisans' hideout at 700m high in remote forests of the Kočevjski Rog; ideal base for walking up to the Baza 20 preserved huts and Jelendol Partisans' Hospital








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Camping Bled, Julian Alps National Park
At western end of Lake Bled

GPS:
46.361745
14.081061
3~5 Sept 4972 SlTs(€20.70) A large, busy, popular and noisy site in pleasant wooded setting on the shore of Lake Bled; very helpful and hospitable staff at reception; excellent standard of facilities; washing machine and gas-filling service available at reasonable price; small supermarket on site +4






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Avtocamp Zlaterog, Lake Bohinj, in Julian Alps National Park
On shore of Lake Bohinj at Ukanc
GPS:
46.279167
13.836111
6~9 Sept 3,772 SlTs
(€15.70)
A busy campsite popular with back-packers, in a wonderful setting on shore-side of Lake Bohinj looking up at 2,000 feet high cliffs of the Julian Alps; confined pitches ranged along lake shore under pine woods; basic and restricted facilities; bread available at campsite bar; nearest shops 6 kms along lake at Ribčev Laz; ski-lift opposite campsite leading up into Vogel mountains +4







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Camping Danica, Bohinjska Bistrica Near Bohinjska Bistrica village,
Bohinj

GPS:
46.274167
13.947778
10~12 Sept 2,600 SlTs
(€10.80)
Large campsite near to Bohinjska Bistrica village, near to Lake Bohinj; reception staff hospitably welcoming; reasonable facilities and very good value price in Sept +4




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Kamp Kamne, Mojstrana, Sava valley
Near Dovje and Mojstrana villages

GPS:
46.464444
13.957778
13~15 Sept



 
3,040 SlTs
(€12.60)
Small campsite run by the Voga family, and terraced into hillside of Sava valley opposite Mojstrana, with magnificent views looking up the Vrata valley and the distant 3 peaks of Triglav; warmly friendly and helpful welcome; reasonable facilities; Mercator supermarket in Mojstrana   Campsite web site +5






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Triglav Camping,  Upper Trenta Valley
Upper Trenta valley at foot of Vršič Pass
GPS
46.373889
13.740833
16~17 Sept 2,960 SlTs
(€12.30)
Small and grassy campsite in magnificent setting on banks of Soča River in Upper Trenta valley, looking up at the mighty limestone mountains of the Julian Alps; approached by challenging drive over the Vršič Pass; hospitable welcome at farmstead reception; reasonable facilities +4





    
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Kamp Liza, Bovec, Soča Valley
Near to Bovec in Soča Valley

GPS:
46.332321
13.575389
18~19 Sept 3,600 SlTs
(€15)
Small family-run campsite in superb setting at confluence of the Soča and Koritnica Rivers close to Bovec; wonderfully hospitable welcome form the Mlekuž family; inspirational views from camping area looking up at surrounding mountains; excellent facilities inc washing machine; supermarket in Bovec    Campsite web site

              
** JOINT BEST CAMPSITE OF THE TRIP **
                              **
THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED **
+5






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Kamp Koren, Kobarid On banks of River Soča near Kobarid
GPS:
46.250833
13.586667
20~24 Sept 3,840 SlTs
(€16)
Set on banks of the Soča River gorge just beyond Kobarid and the Napoleon Bridge looking up at surrounding mountains; officiously inhospitable welcome; basic, grubby and limited facilities; small shop at campsite selling morning bread; small supermarket in Kobarid; WW1 Museum in Kobarid well worth visit +2





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Wild camp near Franja Partisan Hospital, Cerkno Car park at gostilna (inn) near Franja Partisan Hospital, Cerkno
GPS:
46.146087
14.029208
25 Sept



 
  Wild camp in discrete car park behind gostilna (inn) close to the Franja Partisan Hospital, Cerkno; the restored Partisan hospital hidden in a ravine gives an impressive reconstruction of wartime conditions; be sure also to visit the Mercury Mine in Idrija






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Pivka Jama Camping, Postojna
 
In woods 4 kms north of Postojna

GPS:
45.805000
14.204167
26 Oct~
1 Oct



 
4,540 SlTs
(inc 10% CCI discount)
€19

VERY EXPENSIVE
Woodland setting 4 kms north of Postojna close to Pivka Jama show-cave; open camping areas or gravelly areas scattered under shade of forest; perfunctory welcome at reception; facilities old-fashioned but functional inc washing and drying machines; Spa supermarket in Postojna; unless you have enjoyed a recent lottery win, avoid the impressive but extravagantly expensive Postojna show-cave; instead visit the Karst caves at Škocjan and the Lipica horse displays +3






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WEBSITES LISTING SLOVENIAN CAMPSITES
the most useful web sites we found to help with pre-trip planning were:

 
  Slovenian Tourist Board Official Travel Guide  - Campsite Guide of the Slovenian Tourist Board
  ACSI Dutch camping organisation listing for Slovenia - Slovenian campsite listing given by ACSI
  Camping-Info's listing of Slovenian campsites - Campsite listing for Slovenia supplied by Camping-Info

 

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