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 Nitra. To help you make friends with Nitra before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Nitra lies in western Slovakia and, with close to one hundred thousand inhabitants, is the fourth-largest city in the country. It is named after the river of the same name, as the city lies in the valley of the Nitra River. Thanks to its favorable location, it has been populated for thousands of years, making it one of Slovakia's oldest cities.
Its rich history is, of course, best experienced in the old town, where you will find one of the most striking attractions in the city -- the magnificent Nitra Castle from the eleventh century, located on a small rocky hill. You will also find many other historic sights in the old town, like The Grand Seminary, The Small Seminary, Statue of Immaculate, as well as different churches and museums. However, if historic attractions are not your thing, be sure to visit a popular escape room called Paniq Room, located a short drive from the city center. Most of the main sights, however, can be visited on foot, although there are also a couple of decent bus lines. Speaking of buses, they are also the best way arrive to Nitra if you are using public transport, as train connections are much slower.
As the town lies at the foot of Zobor Mountain, there are also opportunities for stretching your legs and admiring beautiful sunsets over the town. The Nitra hostel selection is unfortunately very small in the city, but if you look west of the old town, close to the river, you're going to find some lovely and affordable dorms.
Written by local enthusiast for Nitra hostelsYuki