Youth Hostel Ars Viva
is located in a rural setting in the village Podcerkev, part of the Loška valley overlooking the beautiful Snežnik forest. It is just 62 km from the capital, Ljubljana. We offer overnight accommodation, which has been carefully designed & built using natural, local materials. Overnight accommodation consists of:
- Apartment of 4 rooms with 12 beds (+ 2 extra beds available on request), all rooms except dormy are fully accessible for disabled guests.
- Hostel accommodation with up to 30 beds, all rooms except dorms are fully accessible for disabled guests.
- Room in our guesthouse that offers 2 beds (+ 2 extra beds available on request)
Surrounded by mountain peaks with breathtaking views, colorful meadows, an intermittent lake, natural bridges, mystical underground world, crystal-clear streams and magical forests the region offers plenty opportunities for discovering natural and cultural heritage of the region. At our center guests have the opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life by taking part in the various workshops and activities that we offer. These include different activities in nature, as well as on the homestead. You can choose between horseback & horse carriage riding, a variety of art & craft workshops including clay, pottery, painting & woodworking. As well as this, we run a number of educational & personal development skills workshops for young people & adults with the opportunity to learn about herbs, tree pruning, healthy & sustainable food & cookery, all part of our aim to bridge the connection between art & daily life. A number of intergenerational activities also take place such as dance classes, lectures & storytelling for children around the stove. The youth hostel premises have a friendly atmosphere and host open air musical and theatrical events during the summer.