Since FishSquare is in Ljubljana's pedestrian zone, you unfortunately won't be able to reach it by car. The closest parking lots are at Kongresni trg (GPS 46°3'2.307" and 14° 30'12.9708"), Križanke (GPS 46°2'48.447" and 14°30'7.1748"), and Trg revolucije (GPS 46°3'3.9564" and 14°30'1.3242"). You can also choose one of Ljubljana's P+R parking lots and take the bus.
You will land at Ljubljana's Jože Pučnik (LJU) airport, 26 km (16 mi) from the city. The ride to the city centre takes 30-45 minutes. You can reach the main bus station by bus. If you want, we can also organize a taxi transfer for you (€ 35).
by bus or train
The main bus and railway station in Ljubljana is 1 km (0.6 mi) from FishSquare. If your luggage is too heavy or if you don't fancy walking, you can get to FishSquare by city bus number 27 (NS Rudnik). You exit at the second stop (across the street from the main post office). You will need to purchase an Urbana card to ride the city bus. You can also get to the bus stop at the main post office on city busses 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 11, 14 and 19.
You can take a taxi to the top of Čopova street and then walk 400 m (437 yds) to FishSquare. We recommend that you contact our regular taxi driver (+386 31 701 706) who can also arrange free transport with an electric cart right to FishSquare where cars are not allowed.
Since FishSquare is in the centre of Ljubljana's old city centre, all major tourist spots are nearby and easily accessible by foot. City Hall and Robba Fountain are 55 m (60 yds) away, Tromostovje Bridge and Prešeren Square 190 m (142 yds), the farmer's market 280 m (306 yds) and Ljubljana Castle 850 m (930 yds).
The distance from FishSquare to Ljubljana old city centre: 0 m. Step out of the house and you are there! For longer distances you can use one of Ljubljana's "BicikeLj" rent-a-bikes.
FishSquare is a one-bedroom apartment on the second floor of a quiet and peaceful house in Ljubljana's old city centre. The 56 m² (603 sq.ft.) apartment has a living room with a kitchen and dining area, a bedroom with a bathroom and a separate toilet. It has been completely renovated but still maintains the charm of its more than 200 years' history. If you are fed up with impersonal hotel rooms, stay with us and enjoy the intimate charm of the old city as well as the breeze from the linden tree and the babble of the fountain wafting through the bedroom window.
The apartment is elegantly furnished with the best materials, furniture, and amenities because we want our guests to feel at home in comfort and luxury. You will sleep comfortably thanks to the king size bed with a state-of-the-art mattress and Rivolta Carmignani bed linens.
Over 80 TV channels in several languages are available on the television set in the living room and the computer in the bedroom.
A WiFi connection (6 Mbps/768 kbps) is available in the apartment. You will get the password upon arrival. The City of Ljubljana offers its visitors the free WiFree service on city streets.
There is an iMac computer with a 21" screen is in the apartment. Both Windows and Mac iOs are installed, along with useful software.
In the living room, there is a Bang & Olufsen audio system, compatible with iPod/iPhone. An iPod is with a wide selection of music is provided. Wireless connection using AirPort protocol is possible as well.
The kitchen is small but fully equipped with a four-burner gas stove, a convection oven, a fridge, a dishwasher, cooking utensils, tableware, and cutlery.
There is a modern Illy espresso machine in the kitchen along with coffee capsules for preparing your favourite coffee in the morning.
There is an electronic safe deposit box in the apartment large enough to accommodate a laptop computer. You can lock the safe with a numeric code or your credit card.
There is a washing machine in the toilet. You can dry your laundry in the common drying room above the apartment. An ironing board and iron are available as well. At your request, we can take care of your dry cleaning or laundry.
A mobile phone with a prepaid Slovenian SIM card is provided for your stay in FishSquare. The phonebook contains numerous useful numbers (medical assistance, taxi service, recommended restaurants, etc.). There will be at least € 5 available on the card.
heating and cooling
The apartment is heated by floor central heating. There is an additional radiator in the bathroom for heating the towels. Separate air-conditioning units are installed in bedroom and living room.
The price of renting the FishSquare apartment is 190 EUR/night. If you are planning a longer stay (more than a week), we can give you a special offer.
At reservation, we will send you a payment request through PayPal (you don't need to have a PayPal account in order to pay). You can pay using any credit card supported by PayPal. To confirm the reservation, the whole amount has to be paid.
There are no additional costs for staying with us except for special requests that will be agreed beforehand.
You can reserve the apartment via e-mail (the link on the right). If you have any questions or special requests, please let us know about them before you confirm the reservation.
In the event of a cancellation, we will not return amounts already paid for the reservation.
If you leave early, there will be no refund for the nights not spent at the apartment.
Frequently asked questions
check-in and check-out
You can check in after 12 p.m. on the arrival day. Check-out is before 10 a.m. on the departure day. If the apartment is free before or after your stay, alternative times can be arranged.
food and drinks
There are many good places to have a meal or drink close to FishSquare. We offer our personal recommendations in a handy booklet that you will find in the in the apartment.
You can buy groceries in several nearby stores or at the farmers' market. You will find detailed shopping information and recommendations in our booklet.
The apartment will be cleaned daily. Linens and towels will not be changed during your stay unless requested.
Smoking is forbidden in the FishSquare apartment.
Pets are not allowed in the FishSquare apartment.
The floors in FishSquare are attractive Douglas fir. Its wood dents easily, so please do not wear high heeled shoes in the apartment.
The FishSquare apartment is in a residential building. Please be considerate of the neighbours.
Others about us
History of Ribji trg square
Ribji trg is one of the oldest preserved parts of Ljubljana. The foundations of the current houses on Ribji trg were mostly built in the early 17th century, and the buildings grew gradually larger over the centuries. In fact, the oldest house in Ljubljana, built in 1528, stands at Ribji trg 2. The merchant and innkeeper Wolfgang Bosch, who became Ljubljana's mayor in 1520, was the first to live in it. Primož Trubar, the author of the first book in Slovene (and one of the first books in Europe), also lived in this house in 1562.
Built as early as 1578, the building at Cankarjevo nabrežje 5 and Ribji trg 7 that houses the FishSquare apartment is not much younger. The city archives reveal that wine has been served and sold at this location since 1790. The winery later became an inn and got its present name, Zlata ribica (Golden Fish), from the rich harvest sold at the fishermen's wharf and fish market that stood here from the 16th to 19th centuries. The last major reconstruction of the part of the building that Ribji trg 7 occupies today was done in 1805, witnessed by the date above the entrance. The building survived the major earthquake at the end of the 19th century. Early in the morning on Easter Sunday, April 14,1895, an earthquake with a magnitude of 8-9 MCS shook Ljubljana. The centre of the city was badly hit and required extensive restoration. Following the earthquake, one of the buildings on Ribja ulica was demolished and the lane was thus widened to create what is still the smallest square in Ljubljana. The FishSquare building acquired its present façade soon after the earthquake and has since remained almost unchanged.
The rest of this intimate little square has also been the same for the last hundred years, enhanced by the attractive 19th-century fountain that was moved here from Tivoli Park in 1981.
In the last 500 years, many tenants have occupied the FishSquare apartment. During your visit, you will become one of them, merging with the history of Ljubljana and enjoying the charm that the apartment, the house, and the square have held for centuries.