Bohinj is a beautiful region located in the heart of the Julian Alps in Slovenia and it’s where we did some of our favourite hiking during our Slovenia trip. From Savica Waterfall to Mostnica Gorge and then up to Vogar Viewpoint, the hiking here is absolutely incredible. So make sure to stay at least a few nights in one of Bohinj’s hotels to really take full advantage of this stunning spot in Slovenia.

Hotels in Bohinj offer a wide range of accommodation options for travellers. You can find anything from cozy bed and breakfasts to a fun hostel to beautiful heritage hotels. There is something for everyone. If you’re looking for a truly unique and memorable stay, consider one of these 5 hotels in Bohinj.

Each hotel and accommodation is quite different. Where you should stay depends on what kind of experience you’re going for. Whether you’re in search of stunning views, relaxing spa treatments, or an eco-friendly getaway, you can find some great options in this post.

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5 Unique Hotels in Bohinj 

Lake Bohinj on a moody day

Even though you’re more than likely going to spend a lot of your time outdoors (exploring Lake Bohinj and hiking around the Triglav National Park) it’s nice to have a cozy place to come back to in the evening.

One thing we really appreciate about Slovenia is how they try to preserve the beauty of their country and protect nature. They do this in many different ways such as charging a small fee to hike. Mostly on the more popular trails to maintain them and having free shuttle buses so fewer people drive. Slovenia really tries to do its part to let people enjoy the outdoors in a sustainable way.

That’s also why the Bohinj hotels and accommodations that support eco-friendly behaviour and do things to help out the area in an eco-friendly way are at the top of the list of places to stay here. In this post, we’ve highlighted if each hotel is Sustainability Independent Certified or not.

At the end of the day, we want people to be able to continue to visit Lake Bohinj. To see it at its absolute best. And the way we do that is by helping and supporting companies and small businesses that believe in sustainability and take action that helps the environment.

So let’s explore 5 Bohinj hotels and accommodations that can make for an awesome trip to this mountain-surrounded lake deep in the Triglav National Park!

#1 Bohinj Eco Hotel 

💰 Price: $$$ ($160-200 a night)
📍 Location: Good. 7 km (7-minute drive) to Lake Bohinj
⭐️ Rating: 8.4
🌿 Sustainability? Sustainability Independent Certified
👉🏼 Check out Bohinj Eco Hotel’s prices & availability here

When it comes to the “creme de la creme” hotels in Bohinj the Bohinj Eco Hotel is at the top of the list. If you prioritize sustainability and being eco-friendly, the Bohinj Eco Hotel is a good option for you.

They have a charging station for electric cars and a delicious restaurant menu with vegetarian options with ingredients from local farmers. If you want to support a business that does it right then this is a great place to stay. 

The amenities are amazing! As well and the views from inside the hotel are incredible (just look at the pictures above). When you look out of the windows, you have the Julian Alps which are a part of the Triglav National Park. It’s where all the good hiking is as well!

If you’re wanting to splurge a little bit and looking for the perfect place to stay next to the lake you will be absolutely blown away by Bohinj Eco Hotel.

This is one of the more unique experiences you can have in one of the most amazing parts of Slovenia. Located in Bohinjska Bistrica you’re only a few minutes’ drive or a short walk from the lake.

What makes Bohinj Eco Hotel unique?
The Bohinj Eco Hotel is the first ecological hotel in Slovenia.
It also offers parking and charging for electric and hybrid cars.

Book your stay at Bohinj Eco Hotel here

#2 Old Mill House

💰 Price: $$$ ($160-200 a night)
📍 Location: Good. 4 km (4-minute drive) to Lake Bohinj
⭐️ Rating: 9.4
🌿 Sustainability? Not certified
👉🏼 Check out Old Mill House’s prices & availability here

This technically isn’t a hotel but it is worth adding to the list! Located in Stara Fužina right next to Bohinj you’re just a 4-minute drive from the lake. The Old Mill House is where we stayed when we went to Bohinj the first time. We loved it because of how authentic it was. It is run by a local family that’s been in Stara Fuzina for multiple generations and you can still see the original mill!

The family has completely renovated the home and has two different accommodations for rent. The first is the main floor of their home which is perfect for a family of four. You have the entire place to yourself including your own entrance door. So you’re not sharing with the family – but they do live upstairs!

The second accommodation is 10 meters away across the street and it’s perfect for a couple or a solo traveller. This is the one you see in the pictures above. It’s smaller and also cheaper so it’s nice that you can choose between the two depending on what kind of trip you’re on. 

If you want a truly local experience, this is the place to stay. On our first day, the owner gave us a little tour of the place and shared some facts about The Old Mill House. We had a cup of coffee with them and they showed us around the property. They also taught us a few things about how things were in the past. They even showed us a few pictures of their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents!

After the little sit-down with the owners, you’ll have the place to yourself and time to explore Lake Bohinj. There are also a few hikes like Vogar Viewpoint of Mostnica Gorge to Vaye Waterfall that both actually start from Stara Fuzina. You can walk straight out your door and on the trailhead in just a few minutes. 

When you think of an off-the-beaten-path way to explore Slovenia and Lake Bohinj this is the way. Staying (privately) with a local family and learning about all the hidden gems in the area. 

What makes the Old Mill House unique?
This place is family owned and run by the original owners for generations.
The owners still live upstairs and have recently completely renovated the place.
The Old Mill is still connected to the house.

Book your stay at the Old Mill House here

#3 Sunrose 7 Heritage Boutique Hotel

💰 Price: $$$ ($180-220 a night)
📍 Location: Good. 7 km (7-minute drive) to Lake Bohinj
⭐️ Rating: 9.3
🌿 Sustainability? Sustainability Independent Certified
👉🏼 Check out Sunrose 7’s prices & availability here

Another absolute gem of a hotel in Bohinj is the Sunrose 7 Heritage Boutique Hotel. Located in Bohinjska Bistrica near the Bohinj Eco Hotel (same management) you find yourself in the heart of Slovenia’s beautiful nature. 

Each and every room at Sunrose 7 has a stunning view overlooking the mountains that make up the Julian Alps here in the Triglav National Park. You’ll be blown away by how beautiful the hotel and its surroundings are.

It’s the perfect digital detox away from everything and deep in the mountains surrounded by beautiful hiking trails and on-site wellness to come back to after you finish exploring for the day. 

Held to the same standard at Bohinj Eco Hotel, Sunrose is also Sustainability Independently Certified and does its best to be sustainable and eco-friendly. 🌿

It is the most expensive of the Bohinj hotels and accommodations that we recommend but you truly are getting what you pay for and the location is absolutely perfect.

What makes Sunrose 7 Heritage Boutique Hotel unique?
It’s an adult-only accommodation with on-site wellness and a fine dining restaurant made up of local ingredients. Wonderful mountain escape with mountain views from all rooms.

Book your stay at Sunrose 7 Heritage Boutique Hotel here

#4 Penzion Rožic Lake Bohinj

💰 Price: $$ ($70-90 a night)
📍 Location: Amazing. 100 meters to Lake Bohinj
⭐️ Rating: 8.5
🌿 Sustainability? Sustainability Independent Certified
👉🏼 Check out Penzion Rožic’s prices & availability here

Penzion Rožic may not have all the glamour and glitter that a lot of the newer Bohinj hotels have but what it has instead is history and character. The hotel Penzion Rožic has been run by the same family for over 20 years and has maintained its wonderful reputation because of it. 

You’ll be greeted with delicious breakfasts made from all sorts of local ingredients from the farmers in and around Bohinj. From local eggs to homemade strawberry jams and delicious home-baked pastries it’s a nice way to start every morning before exploring the local area.

Another thing one can appreciate about Penzion Rožic is that they are also sustainability independently certified so that’s just one more reason to support this 30-bedroom family-run pension. 

On top of all that, what really makes it stand out is the location and how close you are to Lake Bohinj. Not many of the Bohinj Hotels are this close to the actual lake. You can easily grab one of their canoes and go explore the lake or even grab a kayak and head down the Sava Bohinjka River.

If you want to be in the heart of Lake Bohinj, have a local experience, and look for something more authentic then this is the perfect place. Penzion Rožic gives you a true Slovenian taste of Lake Bohinj and the Triglav National Park.

What makes Penzion Rožic Lake Bohinj unique?
Located right next to Lake Bohinj, this is an authentic experience run by a local family.
A true Slovenian stay – and they have boat and kayak rentals.

Book your stay at Penzion Rožic Lake Bohinj here

#5 Hiša Križaj Bohinj

💰 Price: $$$ ($150-180 a night)
📍 Location: Good. 7 km (7-minute drive) to Lake Bohinj
⭐️ Rating: 9.9 (!)
🌿 Sustainability? Sustainability Independent Certified
👉🏼 Check out Hiša Križaj Bohinj’s prices & availability here

Hiša Križaj is another family-run and owned accommodation in Bohinj. You can probably tell by now that Bohinj is a much more local place to visit in Slovenia without any big hotel chains or anything like that which we absolutely love. Most of the accommodations in Bohinj aren’t actually hotels but more beautiful family-owned pensions or apartments like Hiša Križaj.

With their very modern mountain style, you’ll feel right at home at Hiša Križaj in their welcoming apartments. They have multiple apartments in different sizes so you can pick the size that fits you depending on how big of a group you’re travelling with.

With a little grill and lounge area outside you don’t have to go far to enjoy the outdoors and the incredible views of the Julian Alps right out your front door!

Restaurants and grocery stores are within walking distance as well. So if you want to buy some local ingredients and cook at home or visit one of the local restaurants and try some delicious food you can do that as well. 

The owners live in one of the apartments connected to Hiša Križaj so if you ever need some inspiration on things to do in the area or maybe some more local things to do the owners are there to assist you. 

What makes Hiša Križaj Bohinj unique?
Family owned and run.
Incredible interior and exterior design located in the beautiful town of Bohinjska Bistrica

Book your stay at Hiša Križaj Bohinj here

Other related questions to Bohinj hotels

How do I get from Lake Bohinj to Bled?

There are multiple bus stops in Lake Bohinj that you can hop on at and go directly to Bled. The bus ride from Lake Bohinj to Bled takes roughly 40 minutes and buses run all day and every hour between 6 am through 11 pm during peak season.

Can you swim in Lake Bohinj?

Yes, during the summer it’s quite popular to swim or canoe on Lake Bohinj. There are also quite a few different beach areas where you can leave your stuff and go for a swim in Lake Bohinj. It’s a very refreshing activity to do after hiking up in the mountains above the lake.

How many days do you need in Bohinj?

If you plan to hike and explore the Triglav National Park and the rest of the fun outdoor activities around Lake Bohinj then plan to stay for at least 3-4 nights. There are smaller hikes like Mostnica Gorge, Vogar Viewpoint, and Savica Waterfall to do in just a few days. If you stay for at least 3-4 days then you can explore further up the mountains and more of Triglav National Park.

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Recap of all the Bohinj Hotels 

Lake Bohinj as seen from Vogar Viewpoint

We would love to hear your thoughts on these Bohinj “hotels”. Our main goal is to try and provide the best-rated hotels and accommodations that in some way or another stand out as well as our personal favourites.

Each and every one of these 5 accommodations in Bohinj stand out and offer something unique whether that’s their sustainable approach, the family that runs it, or its beautiful location. They are all close enough to Bohinj that you can either walk there or get there in a few minutes by car. 

Bohinj is still a very small place and mostly locally run and that’s one thing we love about it and that truly gives it its charm. So, as we’ve mentioned before, you won’t find the big and glamorous hotel chains but instead, you’ll find small family-run, eco-friendly, and unique accommodations and pensions in the quiet town of Bohinj.

We hope you have the best time in Lake Bohinj exploring and adventuring around this gem in Slovenia. If you have any other questions about the hotels in Bohinj or things to do around the area then DM us on Instagram or leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you. 

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