Bratislava is the capital city of Slovakia – a fantastic country with great people, gastronomy, and mountains (Tatras). So, a place I recommend to visit! Bratislava is a city approximately 3,5 hours by car and 4,5 hours by train in the south from Prague (Czechia and Slovakia were 1 country in the past so these two countries have a lot in common).
I was in Bratislava once and I fell in love with this city. Currently, there is a lot of new buildings and it becomes a very modern and popular European city, where the prices are very reasonable and the gastronomy unique and tasty!
The old city of Bratislava has a great atmosphere, you can go through it quite fast, admire local products and art and get to the Bratislava castle – also a very nice place to see!
If you come to Bratislava by bus, the station is newly renovated and from it, there is a nice walk through Danube riverbank to the city center – along with new restaurants with a great view on the Danube – I was there in September and I felt so cool in this place!
You can, of course, enjoy this city before Christmas as well as during Summer. And if you ever visit Slovakia, don‘t leave without eating national Slovakian food – brynza gnocchi, this is a food I was suckled on (my mother is Slovakian and a lot of Czech people has some Slovakian in their families) and still, I love this food (yes, after all this years).
If you decide to visit Bratislava, we have prepared the list of the best-evaluated hostels in this city, let‘s look at the selection now:
#1 Hostel Folks
This is quite a new hostel, but with a lot of great references from the former visitors. Located at the edge of downtown with a fast connection to the main sightseeing places, shopping centers, and night clubs!
This property offers a large menu of mixed dorms, double private rooms, or budget rooms with shared bathrooms, for a very reasonable price! The furniture is functional but elegant. There is a large common room with a dining zone, free tea, and coffee making facilities and lounge with a flat TV screen. There are also laptops available at visitors’ disposal.
There is also a shared, fully equipped kitchen available. This non-smoking property is also children and pet-friendly! Towels and linen are included so no need to be taken with you! Free wi-fi within all property is a sure thing as well as 24 hours reception.
#2 Patio Hostel
Just 10 minutes walking from the best pubs, bars, and restaurants is located at this party hostel. 30 minutes from Bratislava Airport and a few minutes from the bus station. There is also the possibility to hire a bike and if you go to Bratislava by car, no problem to park your vehicle in their parking place!
This property offers 24 hours reception, free wi-fi, and laptops are at your disposal as well as luggage storage. Linen and towels are included in the price. You can pick some mixed dorm or private double room, there are also female dorms available!
There are a bar and a common garden area you can meet people in, enjoy barbeque party or buy cheap but rich breakfast as well. Based on the previous visitor’s experience is this property clean and newly furnished, friendly staff ready to advise on anything you need! The price of the accomodation is very reasonable so you can easily enjoy a great stay in this property!
#3 Hostel Blues
This hostel is famous for its vibrant and friendly atmosphere and boutique decor interior. If you are a fan of beer tours, cooking classes and film nights, is this property the right place for you! There is a bar opened 24 hours a day, lobby with comfortable sofas and oversized pillows you can be chilled on while chatting with other travelers! There are also public computers at your disposal so no need to take yours!
The property is located in downtown Bratislava, close to all important sightseeing spots you can get to with free city maps provided by receptionist. Close to the main train station and public transport make this property very easily reached within Bratislava.
You can pick some mixed or female dorm or private double room – some rooms have a private bathroom, some not. The linen is for free (towels not, but are to be rent on reception), each bed got a lamp and a socket. Free wi-fi is a sure thing and most rooms even have their TV. There is a private studio for bigger groups with the terrace and view on the city!
Clean and comfortable with polite and helpful staff – this very well evaluated property by former visitors is called Hostel Bratislava. A little bit far from the city center, but close to public transport with easy access everywhere you need.
At the hostel, all rooms are fitted with a wardrobe. Each room includes a shared bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. There is a lot of family, triple and double rooms available – if you looking for a room for your family for a very reasonable price, is this property a good choice to consider.
Boutique Capsule Hostel CHORS is situated in the Old Town district in Bratislava and it is the first boutique hostel in Bratislava that offers accommodation in exclusive Capsules. The interior and all rooms are complemented by unique and original paintings created especially for hostel by the well-known Slovak academic master painter.
All rooms are air-conditioned. The property uses Smart Lighting and a 24-hour front desk. All Capsules feature shared bathrooms and a luxurious seating area with a desk. Business Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom, a sofa, and a smart Netflix TV. Wi-fi is available in the whole property and is free of charge. You can also join an outdoor terrace and a shared kitchen.
A continental breakfast is served every morning at the property and is included in the price! You can choose your capsule in mixed or female 4-10 bedded dorms. This property is suitable for disabled persons as well and it has its own private parking. This hostel has been opened just a year ago and become very popular, especially due to great breakfast, location, the atmosphere, and capsule beds and all-over comfort within this property!
If you are looking for a party hostel for a great price and with a unique atmosphere, we recommend this traditional hostel located in the old town in a historical building. The staff consisting of backpackers, which are ready to share their experience with this city, cook delicious dinner and take you out for a wild night in the best local venues of Bratislava.
This hostel is suitable for younger people, it does not have an elevator! There are a common area available, well-equipped kitchen, artistic wall, comfortable smoking area, table foosball, time machine, and big banana room:). It offers only big dorms so it is very suitable for groups.
There is free wi-fi available within the whole area, free linen (not towels!!) and 24 hours reception. You can make tea or coffee at any time of the day. Former visitors claim it is really part hostel with a wild atmosphere so it is not suitable for families or people with light sleep (still, take the earplugs with you, it is always a good idea to have some).
#7 Chill House
Set in Bratislava, almost 2 km from Bratislava Castle, Chill House offers accommodation with a bar, free private parking, a shared lounge, and a garden. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property.
The hostel has family rooms as well as private double rooms. A continental breakfast is available every morning at the hostel. This is quite a new property, opened in 2018, former visitors evaluate this hostel very well due to cleanness, nice and modern equipment, home feeling and friendly and helpful staff.