Top destination - Why go there in Bratislava, Slovakia ?

Bratislava, capital of Slovakia

Bratislava, capital of Slovakia - Winter city view
Winter city view

Bratislava, capital of Slovakia

  • Is tap water safe to drink in Bratislava, Slovakia ?
  • Yes - and mountain tap water tastes awesome
  • Average prices in Bratislava (USD - 1€ = USD$1.216325 )
  • Public transport ticket : 0.90 |
  • Taxi (5km) : 6.31 |
  • Train (200km) : 8.96 |
  • Restaurant (2 persons) : 80 |
  • 5* hotel : 190 |
  • 3* hotel : 90 |
  • Appartment rent : 580 |
  • Women haircut : 23.43 |
  • Men haircut : 12.79 |
  • Weekend city break (2 persons, 1 hotel night, without flights) : 450
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 Best hotels - Where to stay in Bratislava, Slovakia ?

Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava

Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava - Junior suite bed
Junior suite bed

Probably one of the nicest hotels in the city. Perfect location, right in the center, next to the river bank, with old town across the street, and the main city square at the door. The smoking bar offers a good drink choice, and restaurant has a great selection for all tastes.

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |No problem experienced with free wifi during the stay Perfect wifi  |Expensive-Expensive Expensive  |90 EUR  |See on map of Bratislava, Slovakia Hviezdoslavovo námestie 185/3, 811 02 Bratislava, Slovakia

Holiday Inn Bratislava

Holiday Inn Bratislava - Indoor pool
Indoor pool

A bit outside of the city, but close to business area, this hotel features good restaurants, fitness center, and an indoor pool.

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |No problem experienced with free wifi during the stay Perfect wifi  |Affordable-Affordable Affordable  |65 EUR  |See on map of Bratislava, Slovakia Bajkalská 748/25A, 82503 Bratislava, Slovakia

 Finest restaurants - Where to eat in Bratislava, Slovakia ?

KGB Krčma Gurmánov Bratislavy

KGB Krčma Gurmánov Bratislavy - Counter decoration
Counter decoration

With cold war / Russian occupation style decoration, this unique restaurant with great atmosphere serves amazing local food. Mostly plates with grilled meat - and for an affordable price.

Great Great 5/6 (1)  |Affordable-Affordable Affordable  |10 EUR  |See on map of Bratislava, Slovakia Obchodná 530/52, 811 06 Staré Mesto, Slovakia

U Danovaka restaurant

U Danovaka restaurant - Beef tartare served with bread and garlic
Beef tartare served with bread and garlic

Traditional Slovakian restaurant, with a good food choice for real local price. You can easily watch some games there, and can go with a large crowd, their tables can host 10 groups. Probably not the most comfortable or quiet place for a date, but a good local address for a real Slovakian meal with friends.

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |Affordable-Affordable Affordable  |10 EUR  |See on map of Bratislava, Slovakia Ševčenkova 1074/23, 851 01 Petržalka, Slovakia

Spirit of wine restaurant

Spirit of wine restaurant - Schnitzel
Schnitzel

Good restaurant with local cuisine, an enjoyable stop during a city tour.

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |Cheap-Cheap Cheap  |8 EUR  |See on map of Bratislava, Slovakia Obchodná 556/31, 841 05 Bratislava, Slovakia

Rannô Ptáča restaurant

Rannô Ptáča restaurant - cake and coffee
cake and coffee

Contemporary “breakfast” place, perfect for a morning meal (English breakfast, local, …) or a full meal (burger, some more traditional meals, …). Very good choice of local cakes, English friendly, comfortable place and creative menu.

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |Affordable-Affordable Affordable  |15 EUR  |See on map of Bratislava, Slovakia Štefanovičova 6, 811 04 Bratislava, Slovakia

Pub u Zeleného stromu

Pub u Zeleného stromu - wiener schnitzel
wiener schnitzel

Contemporary pub, situated on Bratislava’s main street – although the entrance is on the back of the building. Large choice of local meals, good and fast service, affordable and tasty.

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |Affordable-Affordable Affordable  |20 EUR  |See on map of Bratislava, Slovakia Obchodná 43-45, 811 06 Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Slovakia

 What to see in Bratislava, Slovakia ?

Devin castle

Devin castle - Jousting knights
Jousting knights

An amazing castle, only 30 min away from Bratislava. With a large free outdoor space to visit and wander around. In summer, some amazing events are organized - like knights championship, with several houses from different countries jousting together.

Bunker BS-8

Bunker BS-8 - Bunker entry
Bunker entry

Got a car, and in Bratislava ? Then do a small detour to visit this World War 2 bunker, at the border with Austria. Well preserved, the outdoor is as interesting as the indoor, for which the visit is quite short, less than half an hour.

 Excellent activities - What to do in Bratislava, Slovakia ?

Original Bratislava Free Walking Tour

Their original Bratislava Free Walking Tour is a tour of the Old & New Town Highlights. Entertaining & informative; our energetic local guides introduce Slovakia’s culture, traditions, current events, history and future in a modern-day context.

Amazing Amazing 6/6 (1)  |Cheap-Cheap Cheap  |See on map of Bratislava, Slovakia Bratislava, Slovakia

Ice rink on Frantiskanska

Ice rink on Frantiskanska - Outdoor ice rink
Outdoor ice rink

Visiting Bratislava in winter, when the city is the most beautiful ? Then while touring the old town, a stop in Frantiskanska square will most likely have an outdoor ice rink.

Ice hockey match in Zimny Stadion

Ice hockey match in Zimny Stadion - Ice hockey match
Ice hockey match

Ice hockey is one of the most popular sports in Slovakia - they hosted the world cup in 2011, and they play in KHL league. Do not hesitate to support the local team, Slovan Bratislava, at one of their matches !

 Best clubs - Where to party in Bratislava, Slovakia ?

Bar On Bratislava

Bar On Bratislava - Pool table
Pool table

Student bar, with entertainment and good ambiance most evenings - especially on weekends. Prices are very affordable, and there is a pool (billiard) table, table soccer, darts, ...

Channels club

Channels club - Main bar
Main bar

Nice club on 3 floors with different ambiance. Not very huge, but enjoyable.

Trafo club

Trafo club - Party is on
Party is on

Good place to start the party night, although a bit small. Mostly contemporary / electronic music, with limited dancing space and bar waiting time. However, nice place to spend some time.

 Where to shop in Bratislava, Slovakia ?

Christmas market Bratislava

Christmas market Bratislava - Main market
Main market

As in most cities in Europe, the Christmas market in Bratislava is a must see ! With a lot of different markets throughout the city, they offer many local products. Of course, the mulled wine is also present, to keep guests warm on cold days and long walks outside.

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