Hostels in Bratislava, Slovakia

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Get to know Bratislava (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bratislava. To help you make friends with Bratislava before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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.

Written by local enthusiast for Bratislava hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Bratislava hostels Carl

FAQ about Bratislava Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Bratislava. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Bratislava. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Bratislava costs on average $43 for a dorm. A hostel in Bratislava with private rooms costs on average $93. shows all 13 Hostels in Bratislava. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Hostel Folks is the best hostel in Bratislava for families. compares prices for 13 hostels in Bratislava, Slovakia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Bratislava such as
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This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Bratislava.

2020 Best EU Art Boutique Capsule Hostel CHORS is the best rated hostel for partying in Bratislava.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Bratislava

Your Packing List for Bratislava

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Bratislava and Slovakia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Bratislava Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Bratislava, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
13 Total number of hostels
$43 Average dorm price
$93 Average private room price
$18 Cheapest hostel in Bratislava
Hostel Folks is the cheapest
9 Party hostels in Bratislava
5.7 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Bratislava - from the Community

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