Where To Stay In Bratislava: Top 10 Places To Discover In The City - Updated 2022

where to stay in bratislava

If Bratislava isn’t already on your list of places to visit then it should be. This small Eastern European capital has a lot to offer visitors, and it still seems to be a bit of a secret. Visiting during any season is fine, but during summer you get the benefit of the sun, without the huge crowds you may get in other European capitals at this time.

Trying to decide where to stay can be overwhelming in Bratislava, with such a range of hotels, hostels, and private accommodation available. This list narrows down the top 10 places to stay in the city, factoring in price, location, and value for money, so that you can get the most out of your time in this undiscovered gem.

1. Hotel Crowne Plaza (from USD 113)

This is a higher end option, being a four star hotel, but its location is unbeatable. The Crowne Plaza is right opposite the Presidential Palace, and arguably in one of the best parts of the city. The rooms are basic and modern, equipped with most things you could need during your stay, such as tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi. There is also the nice option of a buffet breakfast in the mornings served down in the restaurant, the perfect way to begin your day.

Crowne Plaza Bratislava, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Hodzovo Namestie 2
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

2. Downtown Backpackers Hostel (dorms from 11 USD / ~10 EUR)

This hostel is a great option for those travelling on a budget. It offers clean and comfortable accommodation for an unbeatable price. It has a traditional hostel atmosphere, with a nice pub downstairs which makes it easy to socialise with other travellers. The dorm rooms are comfortable, and most are complete with lockers to store your valuables. The Downtown Backpackers Hostel is pretty easy to find too, close to a bus stop and located down a quiet side street, but it’s still close enough to all of the action.

Downtown Backpackers Hostel

Address: Panenská 680/31, 811 03 Bratislava, Slovakia (see map)

Price: dorms from 11 USD / ~10 EUR

Access: 3 minute bus ride from the Central Station

Contact: +421905259714

3. VIP Apartments

This is a great option for those who prefer self catered accommodation, or want to stay a bit longer in the city. These apartments come with a well equipped kitchen, making it easy to prepare meals during your stay, in the luxury of your own room. The bedrooms are compact and stylishly decorated, each with there own unique flair. The rooms also have air conditioning which you will be so thankful for during the summer season.

VIP Apartments

Address: Michalská 19

4. Danubia Gate (from USD 92)

Hotel Danubia Gate is a smaller hotel with 25 rooms, offering guests a more personal experience. It is ideally located just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Bratislava. The rooms are modern and stylish, complete with one of the most essential things needed during a stay — Wi-Fi! They also have a restaurant and cafe onsite where you can indulge in some tasty Slovakian delights, and then a free fitness centre you can use after your decadent meal!

Danubia Gate

Wifi Available

Address: Dunajská 26
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

5. Tulip House Boutique Hotel (from USD 96)

This beautiful 5 star hotel has a fantastic central location, being just a 5 minutes walk from main attractions such as the Main Square and the Primate’s Palace. It offers luxurious rooms in a stunning historical building. The rooms are the perfect mixture of elegant, yet cosy enough for you to be able to relax and sleep comfortably.

Roset Hotel & Residence

Address: Sturova 10

Air conditioning Business centre Laundry Fitness centre Sun terrace Cycling Terrace All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized

6. Rent an entire home (from USD 52)

This rental option is an entire home located in the city centre. One of the main appeals of this two room apartment is that it is on the 10th floor, meaning guests will have great views out over the city. There is everything you could need for a comfortable stay including a full equipped kitchen and high speed Internet connection.

In the very center - amazing view
561 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic view from the apartment
the view from the apartment is stunning
excellent view from the room both day and night
tenth floor apartment with great view of the city
the view from the apartment is totally amazing
her place is clean and we found it to be as advertised
the apartment is very nice clean and well stocked
the apartment is very clean
the apartment is very clean and in the center of the city
everything is absolutely comfortable and clean
romina is such a lovely host
romina is the most gracious host
romina is very responsive and professional
romina is extremely communicative and helpful
romina met us and was very responsive
perfect location to explore bratislava
the location is perfect
also amazing location walking distance to everywhere
amazing location in the old town
the location in the center of the city is ideal
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7. LOFT Hotel (from USD 139)

This hotel is so close to the Presidential Palace that it has views to the Palace Gardens. The rooms in this 4 star hotel are stylish but also have personality, with some having exposed brick walls and tasteful furniture to match. It makes an ideal hotel for either business travellers or couples visiting the city.

LOFT Hotel Bratislava

Wifi Available

Address: Stefanikova 4
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms

8. Bright flat (from USD 36)

This spacious flat is a nice option if you want to keep your accommodation costs low but still want your own space. It’s ideally suited for a couple or a family with a young baby. The bedroom is bright and airy, with a nice double bed in the centre. A nice plus here is the separate kitchen, with enough space to prepare meals in the evening.

Spacious flat on a quiet street
367 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great cosy place with all needed amenities including iron and washing machine
have all amenities the bed and the pillows are very comfortable
we found everything we needed in the flat for a comfortable stay with baby amenities
good wifi pretty good area good communication with tomáš i couldn’t have been happier
we had a very nice stay at thomas' apartment
very clean apartment in a quiet building
the apartment was clean and comfortable
this apartment was very clean and well kept
the place was super clean and really cosy
very clean well equipped and comfortable
the host is very friendly and offers great advice
the host is very friendly
tomas was a great host
i highly recommend tomáš as host
tomas is good host
close to old town and airport ideal location
perfect location just in the middle between the main bus station and old city centre
perfect location meets the perfectly sized apartment
nice apartment very close to the centre
i recommend and location is good
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9. Austria Trend Hotel (from USD 111)

Spacious and luxurious rooms are what you will find at the Austria Trend Hotel. The building itself is pretty eye-catching, and once you enter the spacious lobby and reception area you’ll realise that you made the right choice. Most of the main sights are reachable on foot from the hotel, so you don’t have to waste time with transport connections. There is also the option of having a buffet breakfast in the morning served in the restaurant.

AC Hotel by Marriott Bratislava Old Town

Wifi Available

Address: Vysoka 2A, Stare Mesto
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Terrace

10. Affordable apartment for a couple

This affordable apartment is ideally suited for a couple. In the apartment there is a double bed in a separate room, and a small but well equipped kitchen. It is also perfectly located as the historical centre of Bratislava is just a 6 minute walk away.

Glorious space - Bratislava Broadway
157 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests

Endless options for accommodation

As you can see, you are spoilt for choice in Bratislava, with a huge variety of different types of accommodation on offer. There is something for everyone, whether it’s 5 star luxury you are looking for, or a budget hostel, or even a private apartment rental.

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