Best hostels in Bratislava
Central Europe,  Slovakia

Top hostels in Bratislava/Slovakia

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!

Top hostels in Bratislava

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

 

Hostel Folks Bratislava

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

 

Patio Hostel Bratislava

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

 

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!

#4 Hostel Bratislava

 

hostel bratislava

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.

#5 Boutique Capsule Hostel Chors

 

Boutique Capsule Hostel CHORS

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!

#6 Wild Elephants Hostel

 

Wild elephants hostel

 

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

 

Chill House Bratislava

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.

 

9 Comments

  • Benny

    Hello, I really want to first appreciate your effort in putting this great website together and writing this article. i have always dreamed  of going to the dream hostel in bratislava from the very first time i read about it and now with this explicit information i think i will plan to go there on my next vacation

  • Kylie

    Wow! Very inspiring article. I felt suddenly my backpacker soul reappeared after more than 5 years, never doing backpackers again.
    Backpacker-ing is very fun in my opinion, because by doing that, we can feel the beauty of being a tourist. And not infrequently, the local does not feel reluctant to talk with backpacker tourists. So, we can learn and gain a lot of knowledge, culture from them. It’s Amazing!

    Honestly, I have never been to Bratislava, and from your article I can see the beauty of the city.
    However, I will try to arrange traveling there backpackers and try to stay at the good hostel that you offer.
    Thanks

  • Parveen

    Hey, The old city of Bratislava has a great atmosphere, we can go through it quite fast, admire local products and art and get to the Bratislava castle – also a very nice place to see. I enjoy while reading your guide on top hostels in Bratislava. If I get a chance to visit Bratislava. We will stay in Dream Hostel Bratislava & Hostel Blues. 

  • Kozakiv

    Thank you for the picturesque presentation of Bratislava and the cultural monuments and content that the city has. I like how you described yourself well. a lot to look at. I like the dishes I tried and the people met and are cordial. I would like to see all the castles located in Bratislava.

  • Mugalu Mansoor

    Thanks very much for this great article about top hostels in Bratislava. For really it has been an interesting article from it’s start to its end because I have enjoyed watching some of the beautiful hotels and I have fall in love with them and am soon paying a visit to some of these hostels since we are planning me with my workmates for a vacation. Thanks very much for this great.

  • Ann

    Hi! We’re planning our family vacations for this year and Bratislava has been the destination we’ve all choosen. So I’ve been searching for a nice and quiet lodging. Option number 2 in this post is my choice. I searched Dream Hostel Bratislava in Google maps and it’s close to the place we all want to visit. Thanks for helping us decide where to stay.

  • Kell

    I’ve not been to Slovakia but my friend had on his business trip and has told a lot of exciting things about the country, great people and amazing food.

    Having a nice hotel, a place of comfort, is one thing to consider when travelling abroad. And in this case, you’ve come up with some amazing hotels in the capital city of Slovakia which is Bratislavia. The hotels on your list I found exciting is Hostel Folks. I like the fact that it has a connection to the main sightseeing places and shopping centers along with some other cool benefits it brings.

    The hotels listed are great for anyone wishing to travel specifically to Bratislavia.

  • Iamlooking4answer

    Bratislava is definitely an underrated city to visit, a good place to spend a short break, a quiet place to walk around. An escape from the crowd of the more popular European cities such as Vienna. The streets felt less crowded and it was hardly to wait in line for many things, less queueing. 

  • Gayle

    Hi,
    I am so happy to have come across your website today! I have always wanted to visit Slovakia because I think that it is a hidden gem of a country.
    Your images are beautiful, I feel like I am there already, the architecture in Bratislava looks amazing, it looks like a very historial city, I would love to take a tour around the castle firstly.
    With such a great range of hostels to suit all age groups, it would be a tough decision as to which one to choose from as they all have a vibrant, arty feel about them.
    Thank you very much for sharing your first hand knowledge about this amazing city and for your recommendations on what food to try for holiday makers!

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