3 Best Hostels in Bratislava, Slovakia – Capsule Beds that will Blow Your Mind

3 Best Hostels in Bratislava, Slovakia
Photo by Chill House

Before we start with our collection of the best hostels in Bratislava, please make sure you’re sitting comfortably.

Otherwise, we fear you may fall down from shock.

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

Our favorite hostels in Bratislava are:

  1. Boutique Capsule Hostel CHORS - best for Female Solo Travelers
  2. Hostel Folks - best for Couples
  3. Safestay Hostel Bratislava - best for Solo Travelers

Money-saving tip: Compare hostel prices with Hostelz.com. They compare prices from Hostelworld, Booking.com and others with 1 click.

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 you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience

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

You can find all 5 Star Hostels here with Hostelgeeks and all guides to “Best Hostels In” here.

What we cover in this article?

  • cheapest hostels in Bratislava
  • best hostels in Bratislava for solo travellers
  • fun party hostels in Bratislava
  • discounts and promo codes
  • How to book?
  • all hostel and sights on a map
  • FAQ
  • Flights
  • 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 the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

    Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). 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 guide to staying in a Hostel for the First Time here. We especially recommend reading:

    The 3 Best Hostels in Bratislava are …

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

    1. Boutique Capsule Hostel CHORS – best for Female Solo Travelers
    2. Hostel Folks – best for Couples
    3. Safestay Hostel Bratislava – best for Solo Travelers

    These are our favorite hostels in Bratislava. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.

    Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

    🦸 Solo Traveler: Safestay Bratislava
    🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: Boutique Capsule Hostel CHORS
    🥳 Party Hostel:Wild Elephants Hostel
    👩‍❤️‍👨Couple Hostel: Hostel Folks
    👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: Hostel Folks
    👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Safestay Bratislava
    🧘 Cozy Hostel: Boutique Capsule Hostel CHORS

    1. Boutique Capsule Hostel CHORS

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

    However, this boutique hostel will surely have you rethinking 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, each with 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 travelers should opt for the classic capsule room with 4-beds. This room has independent capsules.

    There are three ‘business rooms’ with a stylish en-suite for ultimate privacy. 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. Simply put Fantastic location, no worries!

    This is one of the best hostels in Bratislava for

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

    Check prices at:
    Hostelworld | Booking.com |

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

    2. Hostel Folks

    Hostel Folks  is our top pick for Bratislava hostels for Couples, friend groups, and families.

    Here, you’ll find:

    • A shared kitchen
    • A shared lounge (with a PS3)
    • A dining zone (with free coffee and tea)
    Book Hostel Folks here

    Check prices at:
    Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

    Hostel folks Dorms

    We really like how large and diverse their rooms are: you can pick from private double, triple or quadruple rooms to female-only dorms or mixed dorms with 8 beds (these rooms even feature seating areas where you can interact with fellow travelers during the day).

    This Bratislava hostel prides itself on its social atmosphere thanks to facilities designed to promote interactions between guests (mainly their common lounge area).

    Although the staff is super friendly and accommodating, the reception is sometimes unattended, so inform them of your departure plan or if you need any help or luggage storage as soon as you see them.

    One negative thing about this hostel is that there is a club nearby, and the noise can sometimes be annoying on the weekend, but travelers are always provided with earplugs here.

    Location: One of the best locations for Bratislava hostels, right in the middle of the city center. Shops and restaurants surround the area, and you’ll find St. Michael’s Gate across the street, leading you into the historical center and the heart of Bratislava’s nightlife.

    The hostel is on the edge of the pedestrian zone downtown, but you’ll also find Hozovo Suqare nearby, which is one of the main public transport hubs in the city.

    A great choice for

    • Couples
    • Groups
    • Families

    Hostel folks Lounge

    Hostel folks Desk  

    3. Safestay Hostel Bratislava

    Update: DREAM Hostel Bratislava is now named Safestay. It is the same property with the same address.

    Here’s your chance to meet other people that dream big and stay in the largest hostel in Bratislava! Safestay Hostel Bratislava  is a 5 storied building that hosts many rooms. These range from 4 and 10-bed mixed dorms to 6-bed female dorms.

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

    Each ‘Dream bed’ and room includes:

    • The electronic lock on the door
    • Individual light, sockets, curtains & shelf
    • Lockers
    • Linen
    • Sturdy, wooden bunks

    If you love cooking, you’ll enjoy the gorgeous kitchen, which is fully fitted and very modern. As you wander round, you will find little pockets of space ideal for socializing, working, and chilling.

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

    Something is 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 Safestay Bar on-site.

    This cool hostel 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 on foot. The popular Obchodna St is less than 15 minutes by foot and is your gateway to shops, cafes, and restaurants.

    This is one of the best hostels in Bratislava for

    • Solo travelers
    • Groups
    Book Safestay Hostel Bratislava here

    Check prices at:
    Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

    Dream Hostel is one of the best hostels in Bratislava, Slovakia Dream Hostel is one of the best hostels in Bratislava, Slovakia Dream Hostel is one of the best hostels in Bratislava, Slovakia

    What about the 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 shoestring budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Bratislava.

    1. Open Hostelworld with a 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 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 into what to expect.

    Best Hostels in Bratislava for Solo Travellers?

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

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

    Younger solo travelers that love to socialize should stay at Safestay. This is a big hostel offering weekly activities and great shared spaces.

    Book Boutique Capsule Hostel CHORS here

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

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

    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 handy links to each of the recommended hostels. 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 | Hostelworld
    2. Hostel folks: Booking.com
    3. Safestay Bratislava: Booking.com | Hostelworld
    4. Wild Elephants Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld

    We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!

    All of Bratislava’s best hostels are popular, especially in the 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 in your inbox.

    You can find all our hostel discounts worldwide here.

    Need an eSIM Card for Bratislava?

    Get your eSIM Card with Airalo.com instantly online. It is easy to set up and cheap! Read our review of Airalo here.

    No more searching for mobile stores. Get your eSIM Card for now and enjoy it instantly after landing in your new destination.

    Get your eSIM Card now

    Need an eSIM Card for Bratislava?

    Our Favorite Hostels in Bratislava put on a map + sights

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

    We love to plan our trips with a map with all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map would 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:

    Any questions about hostels in Bratislava? 🤔

    Join our Facebook Group!

    Ask all your questions and connect with like-minded wanderers 🔥

    FAQ

    Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. Below we list all the frequently asked questions. Have a look.

    Flights to Bratislava?

    We use Skyscanner and Omio.com to find cheap flights and good connections all over the globe.

    Skyscanner has a bunch of cool features like Multi-City Trip. Instead of doing this research step-by-step, Skyscanner offers this flight planning tool.

    Our Step-by-Step Guide to Skyscanner

    review of Skyscanner flight searches

    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 updated articles for Best Hostels 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

    Do you have any questions left, maybe doubts? Then please leave it in the comment below. We are very keen to help you - and actually you would even do us a favor!

    Your question will help us to improve this Bratislava guide.

    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 will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.

    Safe travels,
    The Hostelgeeks

    – – –
    pin it for later

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

    Closed Hostels:

    Zeitlos Boutique Hostel (Closed in 2022)

    We have one more great hostel for solo travelers, 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 a 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 walking distance.

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

    Chill House (Closed in 2022)

    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 four different rooms.

    These include 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 ambiance. It’s honestly like walking into 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 chic feel, and tons of bright light fill 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 from the city center.

    This is one of the best hostels in Bratislava for

    • Couples
    • Older travelers

    Chill House is one of the best hostels in Bratislava, Slovakia Chill House is one of the best hostels in Bratislava, Slovakia Chill House is one of the best hostels in Bratislava, Slovakia

    We are 100% Independent: Some links on Hostelgeeks are so-called affiliate links. If you decide to book through these links, we earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Your support allows us to keep producing high-quality, independent content free of influence from hostels or external advertisers. Learn more here. 🙏

    ✏️ Read our Editorial Guidelines

    Our Favorite Travel Resources 2024

    👏 Booking Hostels: Always find better deals for Hostels on Hostelz.com. They compare prices from Hostelworld and Booking.com.

    ✈️ Cheap Flights: The first websites we always check are Skyscanner and Google Flights.

    🤒 Travel Insurance Simplified: We always go either with Safetywing and Hey Mondo.

    🤓 Smart Travel Tools you need to know: Find a list of our favorite travel tools.

    Get your Smart Packing List (Free Printable): Knowing what to pack and what not to pack is key. Get our ultimate list of smart items to bring on your trip.

    Download your Free PDF Packing List

    Best Hostel Packing List