The complete guide and overview to the 3 Best Hostels in Bratislava, Slovakia for solo travellersBefore we crack on with our collection of the best hostels in Bratislava, please make sure you’re sitting comfortably.

Otherwise we fear you my fall down from shock!

That’s because these awesome Bratislava hostels have incredible design and pod beds you won’t believe exist.

Too intrigued? Here’s your shortcut:

  1. Boutique Capsule Hostel CHORS – great for female solo travellers
  2.  Chill House – great for couples
  3. DREAM Hostel Bratislava – one for solo travellers

Just the photos alone are enough for you to hit the book button.

Yet we’ve still spent time to bring you an awesome guide to the best hostels in Bratislava, details included.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when …

  • tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • want to avoid the “young party kids”
  • happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience

The best party hostel in Bratislava has also been included. Let’s go!

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Quick Introduction to Bratislava

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Bratislava cost 7€ – 16€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 31€ up to 77€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:

The 3 Best Hostels in Bratislava

Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Bratislava.

  1. Boutique Capsule Hostel CHORS
  2. Chill House
  3. DREAM Hostel Bratislava

We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.

1. Boutique Capsule Hostel CHORS

At Boutique Capsule Hostel CHORS shared hostel space merges with hotel standards of the highest category.

However, this boutique hostel will surely have you re-thinking ever staying in a hotel again.

Just take a moment to have a look at the incredible pod-beds…!

And take a few more to discover what these capsule rooms include:

  • Mix of single & king-sized capsules
  • Personal socket, light, roller blind
  • Full-size lockable wardrobe each
  • Tables & chairs
  • Huge room space

The room sizes vary from 4 to 10 beds and each room has a mix of single and double pods.

Couples can now maintain their personal space but make use of the social aspect of a hostel – perfect!

Read: Sex in Hostels: 10 Do’s and Don’ts to remember

Solo female travellers should opt for the classic capsule room with 4-beds. This room has independent capsules.

For ultimate privacy, there are three ‘business rooms’ with a stylish en-suite.

We really like the common lounge and fully equipped kitchen.

But wait until you see the all-you-can-eat breakfast! Forget cold toast and jam, this is a feast.

Reception is open 24/7 and there’s a cheeky little bar here to buy refreshments.

Other perks include high-speed Wi-fi, AC throughout the property and discounts on local coffee bars and restaurants.

Location: CHORS is situated in the Old Town of Bratislava. The castle is around 1.7km away.

This is one of the best hostels in Bratislava for

  • Female solo travellers
  • Sociable couples
Book Boutique Capsule Hostel CHORS here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

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2. Chill House

The name of this hostel is enough to make you feel at home, isn’t it?

Chill House is modern, spacious and home to just 4 different rooms.

These includes en-suite private, balcony private, triple room and 6-bed dorm.

More importantly, the social spaces have been designed with nothing but a homely chill ambience.

It’s honesty like walking in to someone’s home, except it’s bigger and there’s a sauna.

Yes that’s right: for a small fee you can enjoy a great time in the hostel sauna!

Oh and there’s more:

  • Free breakfast, tea & coffee
  • Snacks & alcoholic drinks on sale
  • High speed Wi-fi across the property
  • Garden w/ BBQ

As Hostelgeeks we love nothing more than a fabulous shared space.

The living lounge at Chill House is easily the main reason this is one of the best hostels in Bratislava.

It has all the essentials like a flat screen TV, music system and tables perfect for working on.

Beautiful modern design and up-cycled furniture create a real chic feel about the place and tons of bright light fills the space.

Location: a calm quiet area on a hill, 5 minutes from the tram stop which will take you to all the top sights in the area. It’s around 20-minutes to the city centre.

This is one of the best hostels in Bratislava for

  • Couples
  • Older travellers
Book Chill House here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

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3. DREAM Hostel Bratislava

Here’s your chance to meet other people that dream big and stay in the largest hostel in Bratislava!

DREAM Hostel Bratislava is a 5 storied building and hosts a wide range of rooms.

These range from 4 and 10-bed mixed dorms to 6-bed female dorms.

Note: there are also a few spacious private rooms available here that come with an en-suite.

Each ‘Dream bed’ and room includes:

  • Electronic lock on door
  • Individual light, socket, curtain & shelf
  • Lockers
  • Linen
  • Sturdy, wooden bunks

If you love cooking you’re going to enjoy the gorgeous kitchen which is fully fitted and as modern as can be.

As you wander round you will find little pockets of space ideal for socialising, working and chilling.

In case you’re feeling shy make sure you check out the organised events.

There’s something happening 3 times a week – an easy way to get chatting whilst having fun.

From bar crawls to cooking local dishes; it’s all possible when you dream big.

Psst! Before you hit the city, check out the DREAM Bar on-site.

DREAM Hostel Bratislava is both child friendly and group friendly. So, this is your family-friendly hostel in Bratislava!

Please note, those under 18 years must stay in a private room and groups of +30 need to get in touch with the hostel before booking.

Location: From here the train station is 5-minutes by foot. The popular Obchodna St is less than 15-minutes by foot and your gateway to shops, cafes and restaurants.

This is one of the best hostels in Bratislava for

  • Solo travellers
  • Groups
Book DREAM Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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What about cheapest hostels in Bratislava?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels.

We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.

Why?

The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.

However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Bratislava.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Bratislava
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple as that.

Read: 15 hacks for booking hostels

Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.

Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.

Best Hostels in Bratislava for Solo Travellers?

What is seriously the best hostel in Bratislava for solo-travellers?

For the female solo travellers we vote Boutique Capsule Hostel CHORS. The female only dorms are out of this world thanks to the modern, private capsules.

Younger solo travellers that love to socialise should stay at DREA Hostel. This is a big hostel offering weekly activities and great shared spaces.

Boutique Capsule Hostel CHORS is one of the best hostels in Bratislava, Slovakia

But wait, there’s more!

We have one more great hostel for solo travellers, in fact. Welcome to Zeitlos Boutique Hostel.

A mix of historical authenticity and modern facilities, this is the place for social butterflies to mingle AND enjoy some private time.

There are 3 room types: 6-bed and 8-bed dorms, plus a twin/double with private bathroom.

Enjoy privacy curtains and spacious chill zones in the room. But first, take advantage of the on-site bar and restaurant. Spend a little extra and enjoy a filling breakfast here – vegans are catered for, too!

We love the look of that terrace. Check out the views!

All the top sights including the Old Town, castle and Danube River are within waking distance.

Book Zeitlos Boutique Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Zeitlos Boutique Hostel is one of the best hostels in Bratislava, Europe

Zeitlos Boutique Hostel is one of the best hostels in Bratislava, Europe

Party Hostels in Bratislava

Looking for a fun party hostel in Bratislava without all the fancy frills?

Let us introduce you to Wild Elephants Hostel.

“We might NOT be fancy, newly furnished or even professional, but we love what we do and we share this love with everybody who seeks an open minded place to have fun and meet people.”

This is an honest and refreshing approach we love!

Volunteers help run the show and they want to invite you to enjoy daily activities, cook delicious group dinners and take you for a wild night out.

The top floor hang-out is very cool and brings everyone together.

Book Wild Elephants Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Wild Elephants Hostel is one of the best party hostels in Bratislava, Slovakia

How to book?

We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.

Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.

Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Here is the overview:

  1. Boutique Capsule Hostel CHORS: Booking.com
  2. Chill House: Booking.com
  3. DREAM Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  4. Wild Elephants Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!

All of Bratislava best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fixed.

Any Discounts?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Bratislava. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

You can find all our hostel discounts worldwide here.

All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Bratislava hostels on a map.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.

We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:

Here are some fun things to do in Bratislava during your trip:

Flights to Bratislava?

We enjoy Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Bratislava.

This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

Cheap Flights around the world

More guides

Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Bratislava.

We did the leg work for you and bring you more hostel guides to destinations:

You can find all our new and updates articles for Best Hostels in here.

We also created a huge guide to hostels. Here we cover how to build lifetime friendships in hostels, the perfect packing list and more.

Over to you

Was this useful? Do you have any questions, doubts?

Then please please leave us a comment. This list of awesome Bratislava hostels should be as informative and useful as possible.

Your question will help me to understand what I have missed to mention.

Therefore, drop us a comment, we are keen to help you!

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

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The complete guide and overview to the 3 Best Hostels in Bratislava, Slovakia for solo travellers

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