The 9 Best Hostels in Bratislava

Updated on: April 17, 2024 by Mick

Choosing a hostel in Bratislava that suits your needs during your stay in Bratislava can be a daunting task. My guide to the best hostels in Bratislava will assist you with this.

Bratislava is one of the most underrated and inexpensive capital cities in Central Europe. It also happens to be one of the cheapest European cities.

Best Hostels in Bratislava - Quick Answers

Here's a summary of the best hostels in Bratislava organized into different categories:

General Info on Hostels in Bratislava

Here are some of the things you should consider before booking a hostel in Bratislava.

  1. Price: In bed in a dorm room starts at only €7 per night (normally in large dorm rooms), but expect to pay between €9 and €12 per night in a medium-sized dorm room (6 to 10 beds). Cheaper hostels generally have poor reviews, but some highly rated hostels are also cheap. As with all other major cities in Europe prices at the weekend or at holiday periods tend to be 30% to 60% higher. For hostels, the city tax costs €1.70 per person per night, and some hostels in Bratislava don't include this in the price. However, students under 26 are exempt from this city tax.
  2. Kitchen: If the hostel you are staying at has a fully equipped kitchen, you can save money by cooking your own meals. Some hostels in Bratislava have no kitchens, others have partially equipped kitchens and some hostels have large fully equipped kitchens with a dining area.
  3. Free breakfast: Only some hostels in Bratislava include breakfast in the price. If it is included in the price this saves you on the cost of breakfast.
  4. Age Restrictions: To stay at most hostels in Bratislava, you have to be between 18 and 39 years old, but with some youth hostels, you have to be under 35 to stay in a dorm. If you want to stay in a private room in a hostel, there are normally no age restrictions.

The Best Hostels in Bratislava

Here’s my comprehensive guide to the 9 best hostels in Bratislava:

1. CHORS Like a hotel

Hostels in Bratislava - CHORS Hostel Bratislava

CHORS Like a hotel is a new small boutique hostel in Bratislava's city centre. This hostel is beautifully created in a contemporary and industrial style.

Hostels in Bratislava - CHORS Hostel Bratislava

Their dorm rooms are really stylish. They provide mixed dorms with 4, 6, and 8 beds. The dorms are quite large, and each bed has its own lamp and power outlet.

With dorms starting at €19.00, it appears to be a little expensive, but this price includes breakfast and the city tax (€1.70 per night).

CHORS is also one of the best hostels in Bratislava for solo female backpackers because they have excellent female-only dorms.

Dorms from €19.00, Privates from €66.00

2. Hostel Folks

Best Hostels in Bratislava - Hostel Folks Bratislava

Hostel Folks is located in the heart of the city, directly across the street from St. Michael's Gate. This will take you straight to the historical centre of Bratislava, as well as the heart of the city's thriving nightlife scene.

Best Hostels in Bratislava - Hostel Folks Bratislava

The hostel has 8 mixed and 6 female-only dorm rooms. The dorm rooms are spacious, bright, and spotless. They also have a considerable number of private rooms available.

A large common space with free coffee and tea-making amenities is available at the hostel. You can also prepare your meals in their fully-equipped kitchen.

Dorms from €12.00, Privates from €33.00

3. Patio Hostel

Hostels in Bratislava - Patio Hostel Bratislava

Patio Hostel is Bratislava's most popular hostel. It is located in a courtyard and is only a 5-minute walk from Bratislava's Old Town.

Patio Hostel Bratislava

They include mixed dorm rooms with 12, 10, 6, and 4 beds, as well as female-only dorm rooms with 4 beds. Some of the dorms are deluxe, which means they are of higher quality than the regular ones. In their bar, (Beer) garden, or common area, you can socialize with other travellers.

They also provide a variety of complimentary services, including free Wi-Fi, towels, luggage storage, and lacker lockers in the dorm rooms.

Patio Hostel is one of the best hostels in Bratislava for backpackers who are on a tight budget because dorm beds start at only €6.70 per night.

Dorms from €6.70, Privates from €29.00

4. Hostel Brickyard

Best Hostels in Bratislava - Hostel Brickyard Bratislava

Hostel Brickyard lies in the heart of Bratislava, near the major train station (Hlavna Stanica). Many bars, restaurants, and cafes are nearby.

Best Hostels in Bratislava - Hostel Brickyard Bratislava

They have mixed dorms with 4, 6, and 8 beds, as well as female-only dorms with four beds. Free bed linen, laundry facilities, and luggage storage are among the amenities. You can also utilize their fantastic, fully equipped guest kitchen.

Dorms from €8.90, Privates from €72.00

5. Wild Elephants Hostel

Hostels in Bratislava - Wild Elephants Hostel Bratislava

Wild Elephants Hostel is one of the best hostels in Bratislava for partygoers. It is located on the second story of a 200-year-old historical building in the old town.

Hostels in Bratislava - Wild Elephants Hostel Bratislava

There are 9 mixed-bed dorms, 10 mixed-bed dorms, and 15 mixed-bed dorms available. They have large communal areas, colourful decor, a well-equipped kitchen, a relaxing smoking area, and a table foosball game.

Dorms from €7.00

6. Safestay Bratislava

Best Hostels in Bratislava - Safestay Bratislava

Safestay Bratislava is located on a quiet street in the heart of Bratislava, but it's only a short walk from the city's major centre. The hostel is also only a ten-minute walk from the main train station.

Best Hostels in Bratislava - Safestay Bratislava

The hostel is set in a 5 story building. A large common space, a fully equipped guest kitchen, washing facilities, and a luggage room are all available for free.

The dorms are clean and modern. Each dorm bed is equipped with a nightlight, two power outlets, and a shelf. Some dorm bedrooms have their own curtains for privacy.

Dorms from €8.00, Privates from €32.00

7. Zeitlos Boutique Hostel

Outdoor Terrace at the Zeitlos Boutique Hostel which is one of the best hostels in Bratislava.

Zeitlos Boutique Hostel is situated in the heart of Bratislava. You may walk around the Old Town and the Castle from here. With only six rooms, this is a very small hostel.

Hostels in Bratislava - Zeitlos Boutique Hostel Bratislava

This hostel has mixed dorms with 6 and 8 beds as well as individual rooms. A separate reading lamp and privacy curtain are included in all dorm (bunk) beds. There is an on-site bar, but the hostel's stunning outside terrace is by far the standout feature.

Dorms from €12.00, Privates from €45.00

8. Urban Elephants Hostel

Best Hostels in Bratislava - Urban Elephants Hostel Bratislava

If you are looking for a more chilled-out and relaxing stay in Bratislava then Urban Elephants Hostel is perfect for you. They are centrally located, so you will be close to everything Bratislava has to offer.

They provide mixed dorm rooms with 6, 8, and 14 beds, as well as female-only dorms with four beds. The rooms are bright, fresh, and clean. They invite you to participate in some of their activities, which include walking tours and pub crawls.

Dorms from €6.00

9. Freddie next to Mercury

Hostels in Bratislava - Freddie next to Mercury Bratislava

Freddie next to Mercury is another centrally-located hostel, with just a 5-minute walk from the main train station and a 10-minute walk from Bratislava's historical centre.

They offer 8-bed mixed dormitory rooms. They have a kitchen that is partially equipped, a common area, and a garden that is open during the summer months.

Dorms from €9.10, Privates from €27.30

Final Thoughts on the Best Hostels in Bratislava

I hope that this list of the best hostels in Bratislava helps you in selecting a hostel that best meets your needs during your stay in the city. In general, the standard of hostels in Bratislava is high, however, there are a few exceptions.

Hopefully, this list will assist you in avoiding the bad or mediocre hostels in Bratislava, guaranteeing that you have a pleasant stay there. My favourite hostel in Bratislava is CHORS.

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