The 11 Best Places to Stay Near Lake Bled Bus Station

The best hotels, hostels and guesthouses less than 7 minutes’ walk from the bus station in Lake Bled, Slovenia


  • Best places to stay near the Lake Bled bus station
    • Top 3 picks
    • Table summary of all 11 accommodations
  • FAQs
    1. Which train station is best for Lake Bled?
    2. Are there hostels around Lake Bled?
    3. Which hotels around Lake Bled have family rooms?
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Quick Picks

Nearest – Bled Rose Hotel

Best – Bajtica Guesthouse

Cheapest – Castle Hostel 1004

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Lake Bled is one of the most sought after sights in Slovenia. It is located in the town of Bled, in northwestern Slovenia, on the foothills of the Julian Alps. Bled is 52 km — or an hour away by bus — from the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana.

There are two train stations near Lake Bled. The one nearest to Ljubljana is the Lesce-Bled train station. It is still 4 km away from the lake but there are buses that frequently ply the route between the Lesce-Bled train station and the lake. The other train station near Lake Bled is Bled Jezero, which is 11-12 minutes away on foot to the lakefront. Bled Jezero is on the other (western) side of the lake, which has fewer accommodations and convenient establishments compared to the northeastern side. Overall, neither train station is really ideal for a stay in Lake Bled.

The best, easiest option is to take a bus up to the Lake Bled Bus Station, which is less than 5 minutes’ walk to the lake itself. The area around the bus stop has plenty of accommodation choices as well as restaurants and supermarkets.

We have shortlisted the hotels, hostels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts (B&Bs) in the area that are within 5-7 minutes’ walk of the Lake Bled bus station and that have scores of at least 8 / 10 at — where only verified guests can leave ratings and reviews — and at least 4 / 5 at both TripAdvisor and Google Reviews. We describe three of them in greater detail right below then summarize the entire shortlist in the table that follows.

1. Bled Rose Hotel

Bled Rose Hotel has the perfect location: less than a minute on foot from the bus station and just around 3 minutes’ walk to the edge of the lake. The amenities are excellent as well, with an indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, and spa facilities. In fact, the only drawback seems to be the price; at nightly rates starting at €170, it is the most expensive among the accommodations listed here. However, if you don’t mind a bit of a splurge, you can’t go wrong with Bled Rose Hotel.

The hotel offers various double rooms, some with a balcony; a studio that can accommodate up to three people; and a “lake side” suite for two. Children are welcome. Guests may bring pets upon request, subject to a surcharge.

  • 58 meters from the Lake Bled bus station
  • 250 meters to the lake
  • 9 / 10 at, 4.5 / 5 at TripAdvisor, 4.3 / 5 at Google Reviews 
  • Starts at €170 — check prices for your travel dates 

2. Castle Hostel 1004

If you’re looking for the most affordable place to stay near Lake Bled that also has quite decent ratings and is a short walking distance to both transportation and the main attraction, you really don’t have to look further. Castle Hostel 1004 is 220 meters (roughly 3 minutes’ walk) from the Lake Bled bus station. It is also only 450 meters — just over 6 minutes’ walk — to the lakefront. And its lowest price can’t be beat: just €14 a night.

It is a hostel so that €14 rate is for shared accommodations. They have 4-bed, 6-bed, and 8-bed dormitory rooms. They also have private rooms for those who prefer them. There are twin rooms, double rooms, a quadruple room, and a family room that can sleep up to eight adults. Unfortunately, children are not allowed, so this is not the place for a lakeside holiday with the kids, but if you’re with friends or family members over 18, the variety of available accommodations makes Castle Hostel 1004 a great option.

  • 220 meters from the Lake Bled bus station
  • 450 meters to the lake
  • 8.2 / 10 at, 4.5 / 5 at TripAdvisor, 4.5 / 5 at Google Reviews 
  • Starts at €14

3. Bajtica Guesthouse

Bajtica Guesthouse — or Villa Bajtica Vintage Art House in Google Maps — is a bit farther back from the lake than the first two accommodations but its previous guests would agree that it’s a more than worthy trade-off, with one calling Bajtica “the most wonderful stay I’ve ever been in.”

The house itself is beautiful: built in 1905 but lovingly maintained, surrounded by flowers and fruit trees, in a peaceful location that is nevertheless just 5-7 minutes’ walk from the Bled bus station. The lake itself is 8-10 minutes’ walk from the house. And the experience is the stuff of dreams: warm, welcoming hosts; an amazing, abundant breakfast with a lot of the food homemade or picked from the garden; and a homey atmosphere that has you already plotting your return on the very first day of your stay. All that and a stay here starts at only €70 a night!

In the main house, only two rooms are rented out: a single room (perfect for solo travellers!) and a double room with a balcony. In addition, there is a two-bedroom chalet that can accommodate up to four guests. Children are welcome so the chalet in Bajtica Guesthouse is a great option for families travelling to Lake Bled. Pets are not allowed. 

  • 450 meters from the Lake Bled bus station
  • 530 meters to the lake 
  • 9.6 / 10 at, 5 / 5 at TripAdvisor, 4.8 / 5 at Google Reviews 
  • Starts at €70 — check prices for your travel dates 
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Best places to stay within 7 minutes’ walking distance of the Lake Bled bus station arranged from nearest to farthest to the bus station — the table shows each accommodation’s rating, lowest nightly rate, and distance to the lake 

Hotel Name Rating Starts at Dist. to the lake
Bled Rose Hotel
250 m
Hotel Astoria Bled
400 m
Castle Hostel 1004
450 m
Vila Prešeren
20 m
Travellers' Haven
550 m
Old Parish House
190 m
Hostel Smolej
420 m
Bajtica Guesthouse
530 m
Back Hostel
550 m
Jazz B&B
620 m
Rooms Jani
620 m

Additional Notes

  • The table above lists the accommodations from nearest to farthest from the bus station. Bled Rose Hotel, the first on the list, is practically just across the street from the Lake Bled bus station. However, even the farthest ones in the list — namely, Bajtica Guesthouse, Back Hostel, Jazz B&B, Rooms Jani — are all just 450 meters from the bus station. That’s just 5-7 minutes away on foot.
  • Vila Prešeren is a lakefront villa, so if you’re looking for accommodations right on the shores of Lake Bled that are also just a short walk from the bus station, that’s the best option for you.
  • Although we chose Bajtica Guesthouse as our pick for the best among the best, it was a close contest with Jazz B&B. Both accommodations are around 6 minutes’ walk from the bus station, both have stellar ratings from previous guests, and both have rooms starting at €70 per night. The difference is that Jazz B&B is just a bit farther from the lakeshore than Bajtica — though in practical terms, the difference in distance only means 1 or 2 more minutes of walking. Jazz B&B actually has more room options, with a variety of double/twin rooms and family rooms. In fact, while the chalet at Bajtica can only accommodate up to four guests, the family rooms at Jazz B&B can sleep up to six.
  • Whisper it but the Old Parish House is a really, really good option too. It’s 4-5 minutes’ walk from the bus station and 2-3 minutes walk to the lakefront. In addition, among the accommodations shortlisted here, it’s the one that’s closest to Bled Castle. It’s simply furnished but spotlessly clean and its humble charms have earned it ratings any accommodation can be proud of: 9.2 / 10 at, 4.5 / 5 at TripAdvisor, and 4.7 / 5 at Google Reviews. Rooms here start at €87 a night.
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Which train station is best for Lake Bled?

The best railway station for visiting Lake Bled depends on whether you’re staying overnight and, if so, where. Bled Jezero train station is nearer to the lake than Lesce-Bled train station but it is on the farther (western) side of the lake from Ljubljana. There are fewer accommodations and shops there but if you happen to be staying on that western side, then Bled Jezero is the best train station for you to head to. On the other hand, Lesce-Bled train station is still 4 km away from Lake Bled but there are frequent buses between the train station and the lake. The bus station where visitors arrive from Lesce-Bled train station is on the northeastern side of Lake Bled, where there are many choices for accommodations, restaurants, and shops, and is also just 5 minutes’ walk to the lake itself.

Are there hostels around Lake Bled?

There are several hostels around Lake Bled. The highest rated include:

  • Bled Hostel – starts at €22 per night
  • Hostel Smolej – starts at €29 per night
  • Travellers’ Haven – starts at €29 per night
  • Castle Hostel 1004 – starts at €14 per night
  • Hostel LakeBled – starts at €31 per night

Which hotels around Lake Bled have family rooms?

Highly rated accommodations in Lake Bled with rooms that can accommodate at least four guests include the following:

  • Adora Luxury Hotel – has suites that can sleep 4
  • Bajtica Guesthouse – has a chalet that can sleep 4
  • Bled Hostel – has quadruple rooms
  • Bled Rose Hotel – has a superior double room (lake side) that can sleep 4
  • Guesthouse Pr’ Jozef – has a suite with balcony that can sleep 4
  • Jazz Bled B&B – has family rooms that can sleep 6
  • Penzion Zaka – has quadruple rooms
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Note: Accommodations are shortlisted based on their review scores on and TripAdvisor, as well as their distance from the train station as determined through Google Maps. Prices are based on the lowest room rate in the next 12 months at or the hotel website. We are not connected in any way with any of the properties listed, and the best accommodations are selected based on a combination of reviews, rankings, nearness to the train station, and best value for money. Affiliate links are used in this article; when you book, we may earn a small commission from the booking platform, but the price stays the same for you.