Is Slovenia Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Slovenia is widely regarded as one of the safest countries in the world. Crimes rates are very low, and violent crimes are extremely rare. Solo female travelers often report feeling at ease, even when traveling alone at night or in remote areas. The people are friendly and helpful, and nearly everyone speaks English. As with any travel setting, it's wise to be aware of your surroundings, but in Slovenia, safety concerns are minimal.

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How safe is Slovenia?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Slovenia is generally safe to walk around at night, even for solo female travelers. It has an excellent safety record and crime rates are quite low. However, like anywhere, it's always important to be aware of your surroundings, especially in larger cities like Ljubljana. It's also sensible to stick to well-lit areas, avoid walking alone in isolated places, and not respond to unnecessary attention. Use of common sense and basic precautions can largely ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Slovenia, especially buses and trains, is generally safe, efficient, and reliable. As a woman traveling alone, you should feel quite comfortable. However, as in any country, it is always advised to remain cautious, particularly during late hours and avoid isolated areas.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Slovenia is generally a very safe country for solo female travelers. The instances of street harassment are quite low, and most women can travel around without feeling unsafe or uncomfortable. People are respectful and crime rates are low. However, like anywhere, it is essential to stay aware of your surroundings and follow general safety precautions such as not walking alone late at night in unfamiliar areas.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Slovenia is generally a safe country, with a high level of security standard. Petty crimes such as pickpocketing or bag snatching do occur, more frequently in the busy tourist areas and on public transport. However, Slovenia has a relatively low rate of these incidents compared to some other European destinations. You should always take normal precautions to safeguard your belongings. Keep your personal items secure, especially in crowded areas and craftily take preventive measures, as you would in your own country.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

In Slovenia, the tap water is of high quality and perfectly safe to drink straight from the faucet. The country's tap water is even considered some of the cleanest in the world. Therefore, there is no need to purchase bottled water while staying in Slovenia.

Is Slovenia safe to travel?

4.8 /5

Based on 22 experiences

Katie

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Albania

Couple travel experience

It's the most amazing country I have been to yet! I felt so safe, the people were absolutely lovely 😍 The views were insane, the water was so blue! There was so much to see, and I just loved every minute of it 💗

Posted: April 17, 2024Experienced: February, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I visited Ljubljana first, and then I stayed in a hostel near Lake Bled, setting out each day to explore Bohinj, Vintgar Gorge, and Bled. The people are incredibly friendly. I felt completely safe at all times, even though I didn't really venture out in the evenings. Overall, it was an amazing trip. If you love natural beauty and hiking, add Slovenia to your wish list.

Posted: January 1, 2024
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I spent 18 days alone in Slovenia and felt very safe. I stayed in Ljubljana for 3 nights, then rented a car and went to Lake Bled, then to Lake Bohinj, Kranjska Gora, Bovec, to the coast to Piran, and back to Ljubljana, with many stops along the way. I met the kindest people and saw some of the most beautiful landscapes.

Posted: December 28, 2023
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One of the safest and most friendly countries I have visited in Europe, plus it's relatively cheap and not as crowded as other main "tourist" attractions. We stayed in Bled and visited the Vintgar Gorge, and I also spent a night in Ljubljana and made a day trip to the caves in Postojna and Predjama Castle. Both of these cities can be explored on foot, and in Ljubljana, I used the TaxiMetro app when needed. As a solo female, I felt very safe there.

Posted: December 3, 2023
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I highly recommend Slovenia. I felt very safe there. I spent 3 nights in Ljubljana, then rented a car and went to Lake Bled, then to Lake Bohinj, then to Kranjska Gora, Bovec, down to Piran on the coast and back to Ljubljana, making many stops on the way back. I met the kindest people and saw some of the most beautiful nature. I can't wait to go back.

Posted: August 14, 2023
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Slovenia was the perfect place for my first solo trip. It was safe, inexpensive, and easy to get around. I visited Ljubljana and Bled, as well as took a one-day tour with Viator to Triglav National Park. I loved every moment in this beautiful country. There were plenty of sightseeing and adventure opportunities, but I also spent a lot of time in cafes, reading and trying delicious Slovenian wine.

Posted: August 4, 2023
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I had an incredible experience during my first solo trip to Slovenia. The scenery was breathtaking, the cuisine delicious, and I felt safe at all times. It was particularly fascinating for me, because this country has undergone many changes over the last few decades, being passed between different states, yet Slovenians managed to preserve their language and culture. I also had the opportunity to visit some medieval castles, which turned out to be very enjoyable for me.

Posted: July 31, 2023
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I went to Ljubljana in June. The journey to Lake Bled was very straightforward. I also visited Vintner Gorge. There, there is a walk to the hill with a fantastic viewpoint over Lake Bled. I also was in the caves and the castle on the hill. The people were charming and I felt very safe. I love Slovenia!

Posted: November 27, 2022
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Travel itinerary: Day 1: Dubrovnik Day 2: Dubrovnik Day 3: Dubrovnik Day 4: Hvar Day 5: Hvar Day 6: Split Day 7: Plitvice Lakes Day 8: Zagreb Day 9: Ljubljana Day 10: Lake Bled, Vintgar Gorge Day 11: Soča Valley Day 12: Škocjan Caves, Predjama Castle Day 13: Ljubljana Safety: I traveled alone and felt very safe. Recommendations: Slovenia is probably one of the most underrated places in Europe. It is incredibly beautiful, and the people there are extraordinarily kind.

Posted: September 25, 2022
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Travel plan: Day 1: Morning train from Zagreb to Ljubljana Day 2: Lake Bled and Vintgar Gorge Day 3: Soča Valley Day 4: Škocjan Caves, Predjama Castle Day 5: Ljubljana Security: I felt safe everywhere I went. Recommendations: Slovenia is one of my favorite countries due to the landscape.

Posted: September 25, 2022
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Is Slovenia safe right now?

Before your visit to Slovenia, it's essential to check travel advisories for Slovenia, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The United States government advises exercising normal precautions in Slovenia. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 26, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian government advises to take normal security precautions in Slovenia. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 6, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian government advises exercising normal safety precautions in Slovenia. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: February 22, 2024

Is Slovenia worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 22 experiences

Rebecca

Rebecca

United Kingdom

Couple travel experience

Slovenia is such a beautiful country. The people are incredibly friendly and it has some of the most beautiful mountains views and waterfalls I have ever seen!! I feel this is a country for everyone: you like hiking? Triglav national park is your place. You like spa breaks? There are hundreds of thermal spas around the country. You like sight seeing? Lots of historical sights for you to visit !! The only downside is the food. I must say in bled (where I stayed) the food wasn’t that great. However when we visited the city there were loads of cute cafes and nice restaurants there

Posted: January 7, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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I really fell in love with Slovenia. I was there last fall in Maribor, and this summer I went to Bled and Vintgar Gorge. The prices were affordable, and for what I paid, I received good quality. People were nice and friendly, and the nature there was amazing.

Posted: December 28, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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