You are looking for hostels in Slovakia? Good news, you have come to the right place.
On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. Hostelz.com helps you to find your Slovakia hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com. So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Slovakia.
All Cities in Slovakia
We list every single hostel in Slovakia and the world. In total, we have 26 cities in Slovakia for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.
Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.
Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Slovakia. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.
Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Slovakia
Slovakia is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Beautiful nature and historical old towns are the main reasons for visiting.
With attractive destinations such as Austria, Czech Republic, and Hungary as its neighbors, Slovakia usually is not on a tourist’s mind when planning a trip in Europe. Often, people have hardly any knowledge about what there is to do in Slovakia; therefore it remains unvisited. Particularly nature lovers will enjoy Slovakia. Slovakia has nine national parks, some of them in the mountains of which a few are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The High Tatras mountains are a popular destination for hiking and relaxing. Slovakia shares the High Tatras with Poland. Hiking trails are well marked and access is free. Winter sports can also be practiced in the High Tatras. There are many cities with pretty old towns in Slovakia, too. Scenic medieval castles are also plentiful and can be found in many towns. Bojnice is the most popular and arguably the most beautiful castle in Slovakia.
Hostels can be found in Slovakia as well. Unfortunately, there are hardly any hostels in Slovakia’s towns in which you have to stay if you want to visit some sites in nature. Depending on the destination, you may be able to find some other budget accommodation. A double room often costs the same amount as two beds in a dorm room in the capital, making it a good alternative budget-wise for couples. For single travelers, however, the absence of hostels or cheap single rooms in many places is not ideal and will add up the costs of traveling around Slovakia.
Most hostels in Slovakia can be found in the capital, Bratislava, which has a pretty old town and is known for its crazy statues around its city centre. It also has a good, if not the best, nightlife in Slovakia. Good bars and clubs are scattered around and outside the old town. Being located only 1 hour away from Vienna and 3 hours from both Brno, Czech Republic and Budapest, Hungary, the city of Bratislava is ideally located to squeeze into a trip around Central Europe. Hostels and other costs of travel are significantly cheaper in Bratislava than in Vienna, so crossing the border into Slovakia for a few days might even be a good idea budget wise. There are many hostels in Bratislava and most of them offer a good quality as well as a common room to meet fellow travelers. Since there are not many hostels in other parts of Slovakia, Bratislava might also be a good place to find a travel buddy to travel around the country.
Kosice is the second largest city of Slovakia and located in the east of the country, close to the border with Ukraine. The old town is stunning, but does not attract many foreign visitors, therefore remaining almost untouched by tourism. Since it is a student city, Kosice has many nice bars and hostels, too.
Banská Bystrica is another town worth visiting in Slovakia. It’s a stunning, old mining town. In this city, you can also find some budget accommodations and hostels. Banská Bystrica makes a good stopover if you intend to travel farther from Slovakia to Budapest.
Handwritten by local expert for Slovakia hostels Martin Straatman
Travel Tips for Slovakia - from the Community
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Kosice is an unusual mix of run-down Soviet, charming old-world, and modern flavors. The area around the main train station is quite run down, but just a few blocks away is beautiful old town with lots of great cafes, bakeries, old churches, and other interesting places to see. The pastries are very delicious!
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...
FAQ on Hostels in Slovakia
There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:
Finding Hostels and Prices
What hostel booking sites are best to use?
There is several hostel booking sites, such as Hostelworld.com, Hostelsclub.com and Booking.com. While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.
This is where Hostelz.com comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.
For you as a traveler, Hostelz.com is the best booking site to actually save money.
How much are hostels in Slovakia?
Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.
You can search for exacty hostel prices in Slovakia here on Hostelz.com. Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.
When to book hostels?
If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.
Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.
What to pack when staying in hostels?
There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.