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Slovenia Mountain Huts

Learn more about our favourite mountain huts in the heart of the Slovenian Alps.

DISCLAIMER: The huts presented here are just for informative purposes. We sell tour packages, so we cannot book just huts for you.

Let us introduce you to the captivating world of Slovenia’s mountain huts, where every hiker can find a cozy corner or a challenging ascent. Whether you’re a seasoned mountaineer or a casual nature lover, this guide aims to enrich your journey through the Slovenian Alps.

1. Why Choose a Mountain Hut?: These huts offer a unique blend of tradition and comfort, making them an integral part of the Slovenian hiking experience. From authentic local dishes to warm hospitality, each hut has its own charm that could even influence your choice of trails.

2. What to Expect: While these huts may be nestled in remote locations, they offer a level of simple coziness and warmth that makes the trek worthwhile.

3. Planning Your Adventure: Given the popularity of these huts, especially during peak seasons, it’s a good idea to plan ahead. Our guide serves as your roadmap to these alpine retreats, helping you make informed decisions for an unforgettable experience.

Feel free to explore our curated list of Slovenia mountain huts below and start plotting your next adventure through Slovenia’s stunning landscapes.

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Triglav lodge Kredarica
Kredarica hut and a small chapel below Triglav
Triglav lodge Kredarica on winter morning
Kredarica from above
Good night from 2500m
2515 m
The highest mountain lodge in Slovenia is most popular with Triglav visitors.
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Planika Lodge
Planika lodge below Triglav
Planika lodge in the morning from above
Fluffy visitors at Planika hut
Planike lodge is in the heart of Triglav
2401 m
A smaller, more authentic alternative to the busy Kredarica Lodge
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Renewed Dolič Hut
Tržaška koča na Doliču
Mountain lodge on Dolič saddle
2151 m
A less visited and smaller alternative for Triglav climbers
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Vodnik lodge above Velo Polje
Vodnik Lodge
Helicopter supplying Vodnik lodge
The view of Velo Polje from Vodnik hut
Vodnik lodge with Triglav in the back
1817 m
A hiker's outpost on the crossroads in the heart of Julian Alps
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The hut at Triglav lakes
The mountain hut at Triglav lakes
Triglav lakes lodge in autumn
Double lake and the lodge
Double lake and the hut from above
Double lake from the hut
1685 m
A mountain hut with a postcard view of the Double Lake
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Zasavska hut at Prehodavci
Enjoying the view from Zasavska hut at Prehodavci
Sunset from Prehodavci
In winter there is a cosy bivouac giving us shelter
One of the seven lakes near Prehodavci
2071 m
A hospitable hut in one in the most beautiful parts of the Alps
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Pogacnik lodge on Kriski Podi
Tiny Pogacnik Lodge with Upper and Lower Krisko Lake
Pogačnik hut on Kriški Podi
Hiking to Kriški Podis Lodge
View of the Triglav north face from above Kriški Podi
2050 m
Conveniently located between steep walls above Vrata valley
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Visevnik pasture
Visevnik pasture in summer
Snack in front of Bregar shelter on Viševnik pasture
bregars shelter on viševnik
1620 m
A cute and authentic shepherds' hut
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The Komna Hut
1520 m
A popular hut with one of the best views on the Bohinj lake
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Dom Klementa Juga v Lepeni 1 scaled 2
Dom Klementa Juga
Dom Klementa Juga v Lepeni 3 scaled 2
700 m
Cosy lodge located at the end of the charming glacial valley of Lepena.
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uskovnica mountain pasture
koca na uskovnici
1154 m
Recently-rebuilt and modern hut on the west side of the Pokljuka Plateau.
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aljaz lodge
aljazev dom v vratih
triglav north face in the morning
triglav north face
1015 m
One of the most well-known mountain huts in Slovenia, located at the foot of Triglav in the Vrata valley.
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presernova koca
presernova koca na stolu
stol bivouac
2174 m
Experience how it feels to sleep just below the highest peak of the Karawanks.
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zelenica begunjscica
1536 m
One of Slovenia’s most visited huts during winter, with a selection of attractive options around.
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golica hut
golica panorama
view of golica hut
1582 m
A wooden mountain lodge with incredible views and easy access.
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Blejska hut lipanca
blejska koca na lipanci
1630 m
A small and cozy hut on a mountain pasture above the Pokljuka Plateau.
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About Slovenia Mountain Huts

In the small country of Slovenia, where hiking is one of the most popular pastimes, mountain huts are all over the country. To locals, they are a great source of national pride. To hikers, they are a popular hiking destination or a well-needed resting point on the way to surrounding peaks.

The first hut under the Slovenian Mountain Association was built in 1893. Nowadays, they manage 161 lodges that provide food and shelter to more than 1,5 million yearly visitors to our mountains. With the Julian Alps being the most popular hiking area in the country, 43 lodges are located there, along with 10 bivouacs.

Because lots of lodges are not reachable by car, the comfort they can provide is relatively basic, but the service is cosy and authentic. The accommodation they offer is mostly in dormitories and usually a few private rooms. The karst landscape that surrounds them consist of soluble rock that prevents the formation of surface bodies of water, so most high-altitude ones don’t have drinking water and showers. The huts that are not reachable by car have to get all the supplies by helicopter transport.

Despite these limitations, the huts all offer a menu of traditional Slovene dishes like different stews, Carniola sausage and tasty “štruklji”. Meals are not meant only for replenishing your energy – The food is so delicious that some choose a hiking destination solely based on the culinary delicacies they offer.

These days, huts are used mostly as resting places for easier ascents to high peaks or as stopping points on hut to hut hiking tours. In the past, because of poor traffic connections, mountaineers couldn’t go on one-day tours and had to wait out the weather because of the non-existent forecasts. Mountain lodges were an essential shelter for them to wait for the right day to ascend the peaks.

Most mountain lodges inaccessible by vehicles are open only during the summer season. The time they open their doors is usually when most of the snow around them melts. Somewhere from May to June, depending on the altitude of the hut. The same goes for the end of the season, as the high mountain huts close sooner. Outside the season, mountaineers can find shelter in bivouacs or the so-called winter rooms – unlocked rooms separate from the hut, usually similar to bivouacs.

Mountain huts in Slovenia are very popular, so we advise you to book your stay several weekends in advance.

Michael White
Verified Customer
I arranged a six-day/five-night trip with Hut to Hut Slovenia. It's the first time I've gone with a tour organizer and I can say it went really well. In the past I've arranged huts myself and it is a huge hassle figuring out how to make the bookings, if the bookings actually exist, and what good/viable routes might be. Having this all sort was, at least to me, totally worth it. The routing is via Ride with GPS, which was great. I'd recommend bringing 1:25,000 scale paper maps as a backup, just in case. The huts themselves differ wildly. Some are really rustic with, ahem, interesting toilet facilities. One was accessible by road and thus had showers, a long menu, and even espresso. All will have some sort of food, but you might only have two options for dinner (one with meat, one vegetarian). The cuisine in the Slovenian huts leans strongly to stews and goulashes with minimal fresh vegetables and/or fruit. Certainly good and hearty but pretty much everyone I talked to said the food was better in the Italian and Austrian huts. Some huts are cash only, some take cards (but the card reader might be down). A 1.5 litre bottle of water is about 6 euro, so if you have a beer with dinner and also buy lunch you need to carry about 25-30 euro per day in cash (assuming you have a booking that includes breakfast). Of the six days of hiking, four were ridiculously spectacular, with the highlight being sunrise from Mt Stol. Getting up to the high mountains, though, can be crazy steep, with switchbacks only sparsely used. Descents are similarly tough, and you have to watch every step. For the first time ever I used trekking poles and my knees thank me. Two days were a bit of a slog, but this is probably unavoidable getting up to or down from the high terrain. Would I do something like this again? Yes, absolutely! But next time it will probably be the Dolomites.
Roman Klymenko
Verified Customer
Very beautiful hike. I did not expect that Slovenia is so amazing.
Birgit Kindler
Verified Customer
We had a lovely hike today with our guide Klemen. He personalized the tour on our needs and interests, so that we saw places we wouldn't without his experience. The hike was a little bit slippery after the rain from the last days and it went a lot upwards, but it was totally worth it! Thanks again :)
Dominik Schrotter
Verified Customer
We had a great day with Klemen on this hike, he showed us some lesser known spots/highlights of the southern part of the julian alps with a nice viewpoint at the end. 10/10 would book again
Jane Pinder
Verified Customer
We absolutely loved this trip, a real adventure. We did 4 days of walking in the Julian Alps, starting in Lake Bohinj and finishing in Lake Bled. It was so well organised for us. From the first contact with our enquiry, video call to discuss our trip in detail and organising the full itinerary. The app with all the details and route maps was excellent and we used in constantly to ensure we were on the correct route. It was so accurate as soon as we went off course. Throughly recommend using this company for your trip to walking in the beautiful country of Slovenia.
Verified Customer
We absolutely loved this trip, a real adventure. We did a 4 day walk in the lower Julian Alps, starting at Lake Bohinj and ending at Lake Bled. It was so well organised for us. From the first contact with our enquiry, video call to discuss our trip in detail and organising the full itinerary. The app with all the details and route maps was excellent and we used in constantly to ensure we were on the correct route. It was so accurate as soon as we went off course. Throughly recommend using this company for your trip to walking in the beautiful country of Slovenia

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