Important Information for Visitors: Safety and Current Conditions in Kobarid and Soca Valley

Dear Travelers,

We understand that recent news about nature disasters in Slovenia might have raised concerns about your upcoming visit to Kobarid and the Soca Valley. We want to assure you that the safety and well-being of our guests are of utmost importance to us.

While some parts of Slovenia have unfortunately been affected by recent nature disasters, we are pleased to inform you that Kobarid and the Soca Valley have not experienced significant issues. The western north side of Slovenia, including Kobarid, has been relatively unaffected and remains a safe destination for travelers.

Our local authorities are closely monitoring the situation, and the necessary precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of residents and visitors alike.

Road situation

As of August 5th, we would like to inform you about the current road conditions and transportation options in the region.

Currently, there is a single road closure on the Tolmin – Idrija route at Dolenja Trebuša. However, most other roads are open and operational, some with single alternate lane traffic to facilitate smooth movement.

For alternative routes, we suggest considering the path via Nova Gorica, Italy (Cividale del Friuli), Bovec, and Kranjska Gora (Vršič pass). This route might provide a suitable option for your journey.

Please stay informed about the latest road conditions by visiting the official traffic information website:

Public transport

While train services are currently unavailable on August 5th, buses are accessible through Nova Gorica or Kranjska Gora, Bovec, offering alternative transportation options. Check the schedule for the buses:

Weather forecast

Moreover, we are pleased to share that the weather forecast is showing signs of improvement in the coming days.

We hope this information helps you plan your visit to Kobarid and the Soca Valley.

Have a safe and delightful journey, and make the most of your time exploring this stunning region.

Tandem paragliding new season

Hostel Kobarid is thrilled to announce the start of the new tandem paragliding season in 2023! Welcome on board! 🙂

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Soča Valley from above by booking an amazing paragliding flight. Soar through the skies and witness the stunning landscapes of Soca Valley from a unique perspective. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie seeking an exhilarating adventure or simply looking to admire the awe-inspiring scenery, tandem paragliding is the perfect activity for you.

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Opening again after COVID-19

Dear guests,

From 16th of March 2020 our hostel is being closed due to the goverment measures against Covid-19.

The good news is that from the end of April Slovenia has started slowly mitigate the restrictive measures.

  • For now it is allowed to cross municipal boundaries.. It means that travelling through the whole country is allowed.
  • Museums and outdoor terraces of restaraunts have been opened.
  • Navigation on the Soca and Koritnica rivers is allowed again.
  • From 11 of May public transport between cities starts working again.
  • And it is expected that from 12.05.2020 it will be allowed to be opened for small accommodations (up to 30 rooms), camps, restaurants.
    So  we hope that from 12.05.2020 Hostel Kobarid will be able to open its doors for guests.
    Lets keep fingers crossed :).

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Hostelworld Award 2020

Great quality Score of 9.9 as a Top performer was recieved by our hostel at website Hostelworld. 
Thank you very much for wonderful feedbacks! We are glad we are doing a great job!

Here are some of reviews.

Hands down the best, most impressive hostel I’ve ever enjoyed! I would return to Kobarid, even travel out of my way to return to Kobarid, just for this hostel. The hosts/owners are amazing, friendly, and spirited. They seem truly happy to host people in their place and share their experiences in the Julian Alps with visitors. We visited in mid December, so the town was sleepy and outdoor sports weren’t really happening, but in the right season, the host can take you paragliding. Sport paradise!

USA, Couple, 25-30

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We are proud to recieve Award ranked by 9.5 based on 149 reviews after 6 months from the opening date!

Well, it was fantastic job with wonderful guests feedbacks!

Thank you!


These rooms are the best!!! They are huge. The beds are really good, sturdy and long enough for tall people. The kitchen has everything you need. The hostel is close to the bus stop and the Soča river.

Guest from Netherlands

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Happy birthday, Hostel Kobarid

This week our hostel had a birthday – 2 years since we opened!

We are counting down exactly from June 13, when the first guests from arrived to us.

The first online booking with a guest arrival 2 hours later sparked excitement. Have we all been cleaned, tidied up, checked? Of course!

We were inspired, dressed up, lined up in front of the door to meet the guests with all friends who at that time stayed with us.

The guests were a couple from America. The first thing we said to them was: “Hello! You are our first guests! Welcome!”

The guys didn’t believe us. It seemed to them that the hostel with the name “Kobarid” had existed for many, many years!

First tour of the guest house, first check-in and a great feeling of happiness that we did it – after 1.5 years of construction work, we opened!

Since then, more than 2 thousand guests from all over the world have visited our hostel, including guests from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Egypt, Ecuador, the Philippines, Iceland, Japan, Colombia, Malaysia, Monaco, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia , Singapore, Venezuela, Costa Rica.

Now, in coronavirus times, we expect the world to learn to live with it, and people will be able to travel freely again.

We adore our hostel, we spend the maximum amount of time in it, constantly improving it. Two years later, it has become even more beautiful and cozy!

We express our deep gratitude to all the people who participated in the creation of the hostel! Our hostel remembers so many beautiful faces, golden hands, kind hearts and cool stories!

We are waiting for everyone to visit!

Happy birthday, adorable Hostel Kobarid!

Who stays in hostels in June 2020?

Have you thought that only young people stay in a hostel?

Or that only young people will travel after pandemia of coronavirus?

We would like to share with you some interesting information on how things really are. And some of you might be very surprised!

We have made a statistical analysis of guests age who have stayed with us since the quarantine ended.

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