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.
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
Address: Hodzovo Namestie 2
Access to health care professionals Room service Casino Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Designated smoking area Face masks for guests available Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Barber/beauty shop
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
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.
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!
Address: Dunajská 26
Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Thermometers for guests provided by property CCTV outside property Breakfast takeaway containers Food can be delivered to guest accommodation WiFi available in all areas Fax/photocopying Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
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.
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
Top guest reviewsfantastic view from the apartmentthe view from the apartment is stunningexcellent view from the room both day and nighttenth floor apartment with great view of the citythe view from the apartment is totally amazingher place is clean and we found it to be as advertisedthe apartment is very nice clean and well stockedthe apartment is very cleanthe apartment is very clean and in the center of the cityeverything is absolutely comfortable and clean
Host:romina is such a lovely hostromina is the most gracious hostromina is very responsive and professionalromina is extremely communicative and helpfulromina met us and was very responsiveRead more reviewsperfect location to explore bratislavathe location is perfectalso amazing location walking distance to everywhereamazing location in the old townthe location in the center of the city is ideal
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
Address: Stefanikova 4
Non-smoking throughout Room service Contactless check-in/check-out Cashless payment available First aid kit available Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Safety deposit box Special diet menus (on request)
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 streetSuperhost
Top guest reviewsgreat cosy place with all needed amenities including iron and washing machinehave all amenities the bed and the pillows are very comfortablewe found everything we needed in the flat for a comfortable stay with baby amenitiesgood wifi pretty good area good communication with tomáš i couldn’t have been happierwe had a very nice stay at thomas' apartmentvery clean apartment in a quiet buildingthe apartment was clean and comfortablethis apartment was very clean and well keptthe place was super clean and really cosyvery clean well equipped and comfortable
Host:the host is very friendly and offers great advicethe host is very friendlytomas was a great hosti highly recommend tomáš as hosttomas is good hostRead more reviewsclose to old town and airport ideal locationperfect location just in the middle between the main bus station and old city centreperfect location meets the perfectly sized apartmentnice apartment very close to the centrei recommend and location is good
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
Address: Vysoka 2A, Stare Mesto
Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Terrace Sun terrace Cashless payment available Baby safety gates Dry cleaning Shared lounge/TV area Mobile app for room service
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
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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