During our two-night stay in Lake Bled over the May bank holiday we experienced two very different and equally amazing accommodation offerings. We spent the first three-nights at Jazz Hostel & Apartments and for the final night we splashed out on glamping at SAVA Hotels & Resorts.
This is why we loved them and who we would recommend them for –
Best for Backpackers on a Budget – Jazz Hostel & Apartments
The family-run Jazz Hostel & Apartments ticks all of the boxes for being an excellent backpackers; it is good-value, clean, and there is a welcoming rustic bar. However, this hostel goes above and beyond the norm with the Hostel Owner and Manager Jani being one of the friendliest people you are likely to come across on your travels. He’s even won a number of awards to prove it!
The hostel has a lovely log cabin feel to it and a very relaxed vibe. There are plenty of spots to relax outside with a cold glass of cider and a slice of Bled cake and it is just five minutes to both the Lake and Castle. We shared a simple yet comfortable twin room. We also appreciated the nice little touches of free towels and hairdryers on hand for guests to borrow.
The hostel is fantastic value and a twin room with a shared bathroom costs from £34.56 per room per night.
Best for Couples (or best friends who love glamping) – SAVA Hotels & Resorts
For our final night we treated ourselves to glamping in a heavenly wooden cabin by the lake complete with its own wood-fired hot tub. Despite the rain which had started to fall after a beautifully sunny weekend, we fell in love with our little natural home. The one-bedroom cabin comes complete with a cosy double bed, shelves, fluffy white dressing gowns and slippers as well as electricity and plug sockets.
We were eager to try out our private hot tub and filled the wood burning stove with logs, which we found stacked by the entrance to the cabin. Determined to get in immediately we began stirring the water with the giant spoon to create some warmth. Once the water had started hotting up we sank back and listened to some tunes whilst classily sipping our bottle of two euros red wine. Certainly a memorable way to spend a Sunday evening!
On arrival, we were informed that each cabin has a key to its own bathroom. From my previous experience of camping bathrooms I didn’t have high expectations but when we opened the door to our private cubicle we gasped in delight. We were immediately hit by warmth and the stylish room had all the modern amenities we could hope for including a power shower and even more fluffy white towels.
Once we had tore ourselves away from the bathroom and hot tub we snuggled into the crisp white sheets and read whilst listening to the pitter-patter of rain falling on our wooden roof. After a blissful night’s sleep it was time to head home to a much more boring accommodation option in North London…
A one-bedroom cabin with a natural hot-tub costs from £52 per night.