Hostel Pekarna

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Awards and achievements

HIQ&S certificate

(Hostelling International Quality and Sustainability)

The HI-Q&S allows us to formally and precisely define processes on social, environmental, economic and cultural issues with the aim to achieve a higher standard. The certificate is also recognised by the GSTC (Global Sustainable Tourism Council).

Green Accommodaton

By obtaining the HI-Q&S label and signing the Green Commitment of Slovenian Tourism, the hostel has also fulfilled the conditions for obtaining the Slovenia Green Accommodation label. The hostel thus formally presents itself to the Slovenian, European and global market as an environmentally and socially friendly accommodation facility, and continues to encourage guests towards sustainable tourism.

Signed pledge to eliminate single-use plastics from Slovenian tourism

In 2022, our hostel joined the Slovenian Tourist Board's “Zdaj je čas. Za MANJ plastike, VEČ dolgotrajnosti!” campaign (Now is the time. LESS plastics, MORE sustainability!”).

“My country – beautiful and hospitable”

In the "Moja dežela – lepa in gostoljubna" competition (My country – beautiful and hospitable), organised by the Tourist Board of Slovenia, Pekarna hostel took the following places in the category of the most hospitable youth hostel:
- In 2016 – voted 2nd place by the expert jury,
- In 2017 – voted 1st place by the expert jury,
- In 2019 – voted 2nd place by the expert jury,
- In 2020 – voted 2nd place by the expert jury,
- In 2021 – voted 1st place by the expert jury and 2nd place by the expert jury,
- In 2022 – voted 3rd place by online voters and 3rd place by the expert jury,
- In 2023 – voted 3rd place by online voters and 2nd place by the expert jury.

Cyclist

In 2023, Hostel Pekarna was awarded the Cyclist-Friendly Accommodation label by Slovenia Outdoor. By meeting the requirements, the hostel was awarded the Level 2 label.

Hikers

In 2023, Hostel Pekarna was awarded the Hiker-Friendly Accommodation label by Slovenia Outdoor. By meeting the requirements, the hostel was awarded the Level 2 label.

Wheelchair-friendly

In 2022, Hostel Pekarna met all the conditions to become a wheelchair-friendly accommodation. We joined a network of different providers where people with different disabilities can benefit from various discounts by using the EU Disability Card.

Hostel Pekarna voted one of the top five destinations in Slovenia

By the Popotniško združenje Slovenije (Slovenian Travellers' Association) In 2022, the Popotniško združenje Slovenije selected and announced five destinations that groups of travellers must put on their bucket list.