Types of accommodation


Country Report: Types of accommodation Last updated: 31/03/21


Asylum seekers are accommodated in the Asylum Home in Ljubljana and its three branch facilities. All reception facilities are managed by UOIM.

Capacity and occupancy of the Asylum Home and branch facilities
Centre Capacity Occupancy at 31 December 2020
Asylum Home 203 47
Branch Facility Kotnikova 90 37
Branch Facility Logatec 108 50
Student Dormitory Postojna 22 8
Total 401 142

Official statistics provided by UOIM.


The main reception facility is the Asylum Home in Ljubljana, which accommodates up to 203 persons. Until 2015 this was the only reception centre in Slovenia and was divided into sections for single men, families and children. Around the beginning of 2016, with the anticipated increase in the number of asylum seekers, the government opened additional “branch facilities” of the Asylum Home. Currently, the Asylum Home accommodates mostly single men and some families, the Branch Facility Kotnikova in Ljubljana exclusively single men, the Branch Facility Logatec mostly families and couples, and the Student Dormitory Postojna unaccompanied children.

Applicants can also request to reside in private accommodation (see Forms and Levels of Material Reception Conditions). 26 asylum seekers were living in private accommodation at the end of 2019.[1]

In the case of the Border Procedure, yet to be applied, persons expressing the intention to seek asylum can also be accommodated “close to the border”, if the requisite material reception conditions are guaranteed.[2] Other types of accommodation are not used in practice.


[1]  Official statistics provided by UOIM, January 2021.

[2]  Article 43(2) IPA.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the first report
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation