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Bratislava is the capital of the Slovak Republic. It's the center of business and education (with several universities), as well as the Slovak city with the most cultural and public institutions. The city has a lovely pedestrian zone in its historic center which is juxtaposed with massive communist housing blocks across a futuristic bridge over the Danube. You may enjoy taking in this extremely juxtaposed city from the castle, which is fittingly a very communist reconstruction of the city's past. The city is further known for its cheap yet hearty gastronomy and Slovak pub culture. Don't overlook the monuments in this city, many are quirky relics of the Czechoslovakian era.
Bratislava hostels are located mostly around the pedestrian city-center or just a few blocks outside the pedestrian zone. Though there are many choices, it's good to note security in choosing a place to stay. Some hostels in Bratislava have too little security and thieves have taken note, though there are also many good hostels in Bratislava. The few hostels near the Presidential Palace are particularly good, in terms of security, as well as for getting into town by train or plain (as the airport bus goes to the main train station) since they are between the center and the station. Those arriving by bus could look for a place on the west side of the center, though be leery of poor security reviews. If coming from Vienna consider that trains to Hlavna Stanica (Bratislava Central) go to the main part of town and those to Bratislava Petržalka stop among the markets and malls in the communist-built suburb.
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HI - Bratislava Hostel - Hotel Spirit
"Hi everybody, i would like to recommend visiting this Hotel, because its amazing. You will be impressed by special architecture offering warm and creative atmosphere. Staff is very nice and helpful (help with travel instructions). Hotel is also a gallery of modern painting. You can choose painting which you like to decorate your room while your stay." … "Great - I was there and the hotel is very nice, simply, great breakfast, and nice...
"Good value for your money - Very friendly and helpful staff, they even gave me a discount for a 3 night stay without asking! Got invited to a party downstairs with a bunch of Polish teachers and had a great time! Free secure parking right in front of the hotel as well." … "Stay away from this dump!!! Bad location, scary scary place, more like a prison. The price is low, but no price is low enough for a place like this." … "In my...
Downtown Backpackers - Bratislava Hostel
"Downtown Backpackers - Bratislava Hostel is a great place to stay during your visit to Bratislava. The hostel has a very earthy, grounded, and homey feel to it. The staff here are friendly and helpful and are at the front desk at all times. They can give you maps and information on where to get food, free walking tours, and other sights around the area to explore. They also have events that they can tell you about, including free jazz nights...
Summer Youth Hostel Mlada Garda
"Clean, secure, pleasant en-suite rooms. No kitchen facilities. Good, cheap, safe accommodation." … "I stayed at this hostel last summer and at first I was a bit scared because no one spoke English and the building was old and seemed like an empty mental institution. But it turn out very clean, quiet, and people were really friendly and helpful. The only problem is that it is a bit far from city center. I think it is a good choice if...
"Patio Hostel is a decent hostel with a nice courtyard where they have BBQs every evening for a small fee. It also has a bar in the basement for anyone wanting to have a few drinks and meet some people. There was no noise coming from the bar, either, that could make having a good night's sleep an issue. The staff were helpful, telling us about a free walking tour that was offered in town, and giving us a map and an explanation. The Location...
"Hostel Possonium is a great little gem in Bratislava. It has a great atmosphere, and you'll be welcomed by its friendly staff upon arrival. The hostel is playfully designed, with bright colors and dorm rooms named after various countries. The Location Hostel Possonium is easily accessible, though it is very difficult to find when first arriving. Look for a blue vertical sign on the left side of the road when arriving from the airport....
"Hostel Blues is a big, newly renovated, modern hostel. The Location The hostel is in a good location, close enough to the historical centre of Bratislava to walk and not too far from the main train and bus stations. The hostel is located on one of the main roads leading to the centre so there is easy access to trams and taxis. Rooms and Bathrooms We stayed in a female dorm, which was clean and quite spacious. Each bed has its own...
Art Hostel Taurus
"Very nice hostel, bit of an attitude at front desk. - The place is spotless, very well located, and breakfast is included. The only problem is the attitude of the people at the front, particularly the older lady. Out of three people, 2 were rude." … "… musical instruments. You may make plans for a jam session at Taurus at our online forum. In the dining area we have a large screen LCD TV that you are welcome to watch anytime....
Hyde Park Hostel
"Bratislava’s Castle, Old Town Hall and Old Town Square are within 1 km from Hostel Hyde Park. Many restaurants, bars and cafés can be found within a minutes’ walk in the pedestrian zone along Obchodna Street. All rooms are decorated with wooden floors and offer satellite TV. A private bathroom with a shower is provided in each room. Shared kitchenette facilities are available to guests. Poštová and Kollárovo Tram Stops are less than 300...
Freddie next to Mercury
"Not as advertised - Here is a quote from the description. "Each rooms has its own bathroom and toilet, kitchenette with basin, stove and minibar (fridge), kettle, TV, and lockable cabinets." My 4 bed dorm didn't have a kitchenette, stove, kettle, tv, or lockable cabinet. There was a common kitchen available but there were no lockers anywhere. The wifi was good. Just a normal dorm room with a bathroom attached. Close to the central station,...
"… recommendations and providing transport arrangements. There is a lot to see and do in the Slovakia, especially in Bratislava, and it would be our pleasure to book excursions for you. Guests of the Mansard Hostel can also get discount in the restaurant located in the same building. Please note: Cancellation Policy: 1 day before the arrival Method of Payment upon the arrival: Cash / credit cards Check In: 13.00 pm...
Wild Elephants Hostel
"Wild Elephants Hostel is a great hostel in the very heart of Bratislava. It is open all year long. It offers some of the most competitive prices in the city, great artistic atmosphere, and many different activities. The Location The location is outstanding; it is virtually in the very center of Bratislava. If you arrive by train, it takes about fifteen minutes on foot to get to the hostel. The new bus station is only five minutes and...
Red Star Hostel Bratislava
"… If you choose to relax on the hostel premises we have everything you might be looking for: tennis and volleyball court, a bar to meet new people, a garden to enjoy your beer. And if you can't make up your mind what to do go and find the receptionist who's always up for a chat and a bit of laugh. Because the only iron curtain that's left is between Red Star Hostel and the boredom! We know what people on the road need and we have it...
"… Bratislava close to the train station(900m). The hostel is within walking distance of all the major attractions in Bratislava, such as the Old Town Square and the well-known Bratislava castle(just a 15 minutes of walk). Our services accommodation in comfortable rooms with 2 to 8 beds social facilities - bathroom - toilet TV in common rooms info panels, individual help from friendly staff NON STOP check-in open year-round...
Bratislava Apartments - Old Riverside
"… place for add one single bed ) ; - bedroom II. with double bed ( here is place for add one single bed with anatomic mattress ) ; - big livingroom with leather sofa ( in room is place for add three single beds with anatomic mattress ) ; - kitchen with table and six high chairs, - two bathroom and toilet, - wifi internet ( no charge ) The size of apartment is 100 squere meters or approx. 1000 square feet. Parking: in the garrage...
Apartment Historical Centre
"… garage (30 meters away.) _______________________________________________________________________________ General information : Check- in time: after 14.00 Check-out time: before 11.00 City tax from accommodation is not included in the price. It is 1,7 EUR per person per night. With this tax the price is final. In case of bigger group you may be asked for a damage deposit up to 200 EUR which will be returned to you at your...
Apartment Blue Danube
"… Small kitchen and entrance hall are shared. The apartment is located on the second floor in the building without an elevator. The size of Apartment Blue Danube is 80 square metres or approximately 861 square feet. Apartment sleeps up to seven persons. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Important information: Because the accommodation is in private apartment...
Apartment Presidential Palace
"Lovely place to stay in the centre of Bratislava for a great price - Martin (the owner) was very friendly and kindly suggested places to see in Bratislava. The apartment was well located and very close to the centre. It was very clean and nicely furnished with a hob, microwave and fridge but was a little short on utensils (only 1 knife!) so bear in mind if you plan to self-cater. Seemed like a quiet area but street noise outside (building...
Apartments City Centre Bratislava
"Apartments City Centre Bratislava is a family run business which is offering comfortable accommodation in several apartments all located directly in historical centre of Bratislava. All attractions, sights, bars, restaurants, shops and public transport are on walking distance. Apartments are fully equipped, each has own bathroom, kitchen, toilet and most of them have balcony. Price incudes bed linen and towels, complimentary coffee...
"… and luxury making it ideal for the romantic getaway or desired business trip. External roller shades provide quiet and comfortable environment. If you want to park below the apartment there is a fee (from 08:00 – 16:00 0.70 euro/hour), after it is free of charge. You will also find free street parking near the apartment about 30 to 50 meters away. Please note: Check in: 3.00 pm Check out: 11:00 am (Check in after 21:00 -...
"Apartments Lafranconi are located in the Lafranconi area, with views of the river Danube, some 20 minutes walk along the river promenade from the city centre and some 5 minutes from the city centre by public transport. Apartments contain a living room with sofa inter-connected with a kitchen, bedroom with double bed . There is a hallway leading to the bathroom equipped with a shower and toilet. Each apartment is air-conditioned, equipped...
"… backyard is very unique as its private and secure used only by the house tenants. Parking: Free parking available. Secure Parking available with long term rental. Facilities: Satellite TV, WiFi, fully equipped kitchen, gas stove, microwave, kettle, fridge, coffee and tea, toaster, washing machine, iron and ironing board, pillows, bed linen, towels. Please note: Check in: 3.00 pm Check out: 11:00 am (Check in after...
"Apartments Bratislava is family run business that offers apartment accommodation in more than 10 apartments in various locations of Bratislava City Center. All apartments are in walking distance to all well known sights and to restaurants, cafes or shops on pedestrian zone or Eurovea center. Apartments are fully equipped and kept in high standard offering such an amenities like LCD TV with cable channels, DVD/CD player, washing machine,...
Apartment Twin City
"… apartment is located on 2st floor of renewed residential building with elevator. It is modern, renovated and newly refurnished apartment situated on a quiet place. The size is 55 square meters. It has cosy sitting room with convertible sofa bed and nice bedroom with king size bed. We offer fresh supply of towels and clean linen. * stove with electric oven * refrigerator * microwave * kettle, toaster and all...
Bratislava Castle Hill Apartment
"… view of the city. A children's playground is available and guests can rent bicycles at the property. Accommodation facility with electronical security system. - one bedroom apartment (60 m2) in an independent building in a lovely garden - large living room with a dining table and a fully equipped kitchen corner including a dishwasher - a double bed in the bedroom , a folding double bed and a folding chair that can convert into a...
Blue Hotel Bratislava
"… Blue Bratislava offers visitors international meals inspired by Italian cuisine. Those who love green salads, pasta or light meals of poultry and fish will be satisfied as well. The hotel also offers tourist information services as wi fi internet connection (complimentary), taxicab service, camera monitored parking area, cleaning service, hotel safe, luggage room, audio-visual conference technology. Please note: Check in:...
"… nr.1 1x double-bed, 1x single-bed, own bathroom, TV, WiFi Room nr.2 1x double-bed, 2x single-bed, own bathroom, TV, WiFi Room nr.3 1x double-bed, own bathroom, TV, WiFi Room nr.4 2x single bed, own bathroom, TV, WiFi Room nr.5 1x double-bed, 1x single-bed, 1x big folding sofa, own bathroom, TV, WiFi Room nr.6 1x double-bed, 1x big folding sofa, own bathroom, TV, WiFi Room Nr.7 1x double-bed, 1x big folding sofa for 2 persons, own...
Gracia Botel Bratislava
"… a pleasant terrace with beautiful views on the river Danube and Bratislava castle, as well as a restaurant and lobby bar. Gracia has built up a faithful clientele of business travelers who enjoy the slightly off the beaten path botel experience, as well as leisure travelers. Please Note: We require a valid credit card to proceed with your reservation. The remaining amount of the reservation will be preauthorized and charged...
City Hotel Bratislava
"… seats 270 rooms - 560 beds Restaurant Atrium Relaxation Center Mini Football field Large private parking on site Limousine service Modern and spacious Congress Center features facilities with over 1500 square meters 9 meeting rooms Possibility of conference rooms interconnection Modern tech equipment All 270 hotel rooms offer: Two separate beds or one queen size bed Private bathroom TV / SAT, writing-desk Most of the...
"Good price, and reasonably clean. On the downside, the tram stop is at least a ten-minute walk." … "Hotel Turist offers comfortable accommodation for favorable price in 99 double and triple roms, which are equipped with bathroom, tiolet, TV with satellite programs, telephone and fridge. Hotel turist is situated only 1,5 km from the historic town centre of Bratislava." … "… are looking forward to your visit. 99 single,...
"… stanica (Main Train Station). (25 minutes) From Main Train Station take tram no. 13, get off at Vysoka stop. Continue walking straight forward by the tram tracks for about 100 meters. City Hostel is on your left. (10 minutes) From Bus station take trolleybus no. 206 or 208 and get off at Kollarovo square stop. Walk back to the crossing and cross Kollarovo square to Obchodna street. Continue walking straight forward by the tram...
"The Botel Marina is a boat hotel on the left bank of the River Danube, only an 8-minute walk from the historic city centre, close to Bratislava's famous Novy Most Bridge. This unusual hotel offers single and twin cabins and also features an Indian restaurant. The Botel Marina enjoys an excellent location directly under Bratislava Castle, close to all important sights of the city." … "… and delicacies for such occassions as...
"The Hotel **** Barnka is situated in the east part of Bratislava in Raca in picturesque surroundings on foothills of Male Karpaty. This locality belongs to Bratislavas most beautiful and most safe parts and it is known for centuries for its wine-growing and viniculture tradition. The Hotel **** Barnka is a modern hotel with four stars offers its guests one of most quality and most affordable accommodation in Bratislava. Besides...
"New modern hotel with 71 rooms and good location in district New City. Large modern rooms equipped by write desk, bathroom with shower and WC, TV, direct dial phone, key card system, free internet link at all hotel rooms. Hotel offer smoking and non-smoking rooms /floors/. There is also non stop lobby bar at reception, and free PC with internet at lobby. Hotel prepare excellent buffet breakfast - hot and cold, restaurant also offer a la carte...
"… quality and modern furniture, which gives you the pleasent and cosy feeling. There are bus stations with the availability of connection to the city center, close to the hotel. The guests, who come to our hotel by car, have the possibility of comfortable parking in an underground garage with a non-stop camera monitoring , as well as oustide parking right in the front of the hotel. Hotel Victor*** has its own restaurant with...
Hotel Junior Bratislava
"… non valid credit cards you will receive an e-mail notification. We require your reply and valid credit card details within 3 working days. If you do not provide valid credit card details within 3 working days your booking may be cancelled. You have up to 3 days prior to arrival to cancel the reservation without charge. If the reservation is cancelled within 72 hours prior to arrival you will be charged 100% of the reservation. Same...
"… cosy family run business with friendly atmosphere and the staff on high proffesional level who is available for any demanding business traveller, tourist or student. Our capacity represents 24 beds and You can also use services of the facilities such as a bar, restaurant and a boutique. In sourrounding You will find several tourist attractions and historical sights: the Opera, the Slovak Philharmonic, the Old Town Hall, St....
"… business meetings, family celebrations or other events. Hotel Echo Bratislava with 5 meeting room is ideal place for your business meeting or family celobrations. Room are equipped: -High speed internet connection -LCD TV Restaurant Praha is located on the groundfloor of the Hotel Echo.Restaurant offers specialities of slovak and international kitchen, which are prepared from fresh ingredients and with precision of our Chef. We...
"… additional bed and one room is barrier free. Additonally, we can offer you also 10 business doublebed rooms and 1 appartement. Hotel has its own parking place equipped with 24 / 7 camera surveillance system and has controlled acces. Each room is equipped with its own bathroom and toilet, air conditioning, TV with satellite receiver, radio, telephone and safe. Hotel Remy offers also room for guests which have moving difficulties....
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Bratislava Travel Tips & Suggestions
It's a small and cosy city, beautiful, and with a "village" essence. Things are very cheap! It's small so everything is reachable by a short walk! There are nice Slovakian people! There's not enough party -- even Bratislava inhabitants say their city is really boring! I would recommend visiting the city, though.
Bratislava is indeed a rather dull, boring city -- becoming more and more like a non-place inhabited and frequented by people who found a new religion called consumerism. Not to mention the "Partyslava" tourists and expats who would vote for this city.
— JR, Bratislava
Bratislava is a relatively uneventful and boring city. I probably wouldn't come back again.
Bratislava is a perfect place for cheap holidays! It's a quite nice and picturesque city with very friendly and pure people. They have great and very cheap food. Just great!
Everyone should come to Bratislava once in a lifetime if only to remind yourself how lucky you are to live in the West.
My tip for Bratislava would be to take your time looking around the city and enjoy the cafe culture of the city. The old castle deserves a walk up to as well as the oldest church in Bratislava - looks creepy though!! I found the food to be very good while the prices are amoung some of the lowest in Central Europe.
Bratislava is a great little city. It's extremely compact, and it's full of people relaxing and drinking in outdoor cafes. Good luck finding good accommodation though...
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