Practical Information

Where to eat

JSI canteen (Jadranska 26)
Budget-priced lunches will be offered at the Institute Josef Stefan canteen, across the street from ESSLLI site.

Student dormitory canteen (Dijaški dom Vič, Gerbičeva 51)
Budget-priced lunches (5 EUR) and diners (4 EUR) will be offered at the student dormitory – 5 minutes from the ESSLLI site.
From the ESSLLI site turn left to Jadranska ulica, cross Mencingerjeva ulica and continue straight to Vipavska ulica. Turn the first street on the right (Gerbičeva) and again right to come to Gerbičeva 51.

Spar canteen (Jamova 105, 15 min walk)
The nearby shopping center INTERSPAR is a 15-minute walk from the ESSLLI site.
From Jadranska Ulica turn left to Jamova Cesta and continue straight for about 1km. You will see the big shopping center on your left.
Google Map link

Mirje (Tržaška 5, 17 min)
From ESSLLI site, turn right on Jadranska ulica and turn right to the big street Tržaška cesta. Walk straight. Mirje is a not-expensive Italian restaurant with pizzas and pastas. They offer also a daily menu.
Google Map link

Night Life
In the old part of the city, you can find nice bars.
In August, Trnfest festival is the gathering point for young people, enjoying good athmosphere and rock/world/alternative music and theatre, all free of charge. Turnfest takes place in KUD (Karunova 14) in Trnovo part of the town.
Google Map link

For concert or a beer, you should not miss Metelkova mesto, the old military base which is now the center of alternative night live. You can enter from Metelkova Ulica 8.
Google Map link

Slovenia is in the Euro zone. You can withdraw the money on bank machines, the closest one from the ESSLLI site is just on the other side of Jadranska street, outside the Josef Stefan building.
Good exchange rates are available at Nova Ljubljanska Banka (Trg Republike 2, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., weekdays only).

Entering the country
Slovenia is a part of the Schengen zone since 2007. EU/EEA citizens do not need a passport to enter Slovenia, only a valid identity card.
For visa information, see the following website

The emergency is located at Klinični center, Urgenca (Bohoričeva ulica 4).

Barsos Medial Center (they speak English): Gregorčičeva 11 (8 a.m.-2 p.m.). Phone: + (386) (1) 242 07 00. Price 20-30 EUR/ consultation.

Medical Center Zdravstveni dom Center: Metelkova ulica 9 (7 a.m.-7 p.m.). For nonemergency.

Celica youth hostel located in Metelkova Mesto (Metelkova 8): 5 EUR/load.

Turist information
For visiting Ljubljana get information at STIC – Slovenian Tourist Information Centre (Krekov trg 10):

Slovenia is also a perfect holiday destination for those who love nature, hiking and cycling. The Alps and natural parks offer a large variety of climbing and hiking possibilities, the clear blue-green river Soča is a great rafting and canoe sport attraction, the Karst invites people to discovery of mysterious caves. The Adriatic coast is a good destination for a quick jump to the sea or the discovery of Istrian villages. More information can be found here (link:

Comments are closed.