Hostel Celica, Slovenia

June 22, 2009 by Neal  
Filed under Featured Hotels

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Ever thought about what it would be like doing time?  Yes?  Well, think again!  The Hostel Celica is a prison with a difference – you come and go as you please!

Situated in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, the Hotel Celica offers visitors a no-frills holiday experience well above what might be termed ‘basic’.

With each room having been artistically refurbished and with en suite bathrooms, the only tell-tale sign of the building’s history are its window bars!  So, whether you are travelling as a pair or in a group, there will be a room to suit.  And for the arty, the in-house gallery is sure to be of interest!

So come along and let the Hostel Celica ‘cell’ you a holiday to remember!

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Under Lock And Key

June 16, 2009 by Paul  
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Breaking news! The Weird & Wonderful crew are behind bars!

But don’t worry, they’re just visiting Hostel Celica, a converted prison in Slovenia. The production team have had a long drive from Switzerland but hopefully the art-themed hostel was worth the wait.

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Karosta Prison, Latvia

June 1, 2009 by Neal  
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Right sonny, you’re nicked!  It’s prison for you, make no mistake!  Although it‘s a very unusual prison: you come here of your own free will.

Welcome to the Karosta Prison.  Now a hotel and museum, but formerly a military prison, Karosta is situated in the Latvian city of Liepāja.

A stay at this hotel is truly back to basics!  You’ll get no preferential treatment here, I’m afraid.  It’s a prisoner’s bench, loo, cold water only and two to a cell!

However, what you might get is the occasional visitor – from the other side!  Bumps in the night are a common occurrence here and there have even been sightings from beyond the grave!

An insight into life as an inmate can be gleaned from the graffiti on the walls – truly horrifying!  So, would you be game to stay in the Karosta Prison?

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