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Welcome to Bratislava, where the castles are historic, and the parties are, well, historic in their own right. Forget what you thought you knew about this charming European city – it’s not just cobblestones and coffee shops.
Get ready to unravel the secrets of the best party hostels in Bratislava that will have you clinking glasses with fellow explorers.
This guide is an extension of our handwritten guide to the best hostels in Bratislava.
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This guide is perfect for YOU, when you want …
- to party!
- a social Hostel to actually meet people!
- a cool hostel with drinking games and such!
Quick Introduction to Bratislava
The average price for a bed: On average, the price of a hostel in Bratislava is around 50€ per night. Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 p.m.), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 a.m.). 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.
Where to Party in the City:
- Obchodná Street: A nightlife playground where clubs and bars line up like eager party goers, offering an eclectic mix of beats and vibes.
- Riverside Revelry: Dance by the Danube River as clubs and bars transform the riverside into a vibrant party strip.
- Ventúrska Street: A historical street that comes alive at night, offering cozy bars and pubs perfect for starting the party.
Best Bar Areas:
- Old Town Square: This square is more than just charming architecture; it’s a hub for bars that spill onto the cobbled streets, creating a lively atmosphere.
- Mlynská Dolina: A student paradise filled with bars and clubs that keep the energy up with student-friendly prices and non-stop music.
- Pre-Party Perfection: Embrace the Slovak tradition of “predštartovať,” which means starting the party with happy hour drinks at local bars.
- Student Offers: Many bars near universities offer special student happy hours that can save you some precious euros.
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The Coolest Party Hostels in Bratislava are …
Let’s jump right into the fun hostels in Bratislava for partying:
These are our favorite hostels in Bratislava to party. We put all these hostels on the map, including our own insider tips for bars, clubs, and popular night life areas in Bratislava (and more!).
Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type
|👫 For Socializing:
|🎒 For Backpacker:
|Hostel Wild Elephants Hostel
|🦸 Solo Traveler:
|Urban Elephants Hostel
|🥳 For Party Animals:
|Urban Elephants Hostel
1. Hostel Wild Elephants Hostel
Run by travelers for travelers, Hostel Wild Elephants Hostel has set the party scene on fire in Bratislava’s Old Town. They’ve got one rule – no reservations for people under 18 or people over 40. They want to focus on wild nights and epic adventures instead.
This awesome backpacker’s paradise is not your regular bed-in-a-box joint.
Their spirited staff of fellow nomads will whisk you away into a world of daily shenanigans, vegan-friendly feasts, and unforgettable outings to the hottest local haunts.
And let’s not forget their mind-blowing location – right in the middle of the city center, surrounded by mesmerizing sights, buzzing bars, and a monster-sized restaurant serving up epic Slovak delights.
Facilities & Amenities:
- Shared lounge for socializing.
- Lively events, including nightly family dinners and drinking games.
- Famous Drunken Heroes Pub Crawl.
Location of Wild Elephants Hostel: Situated in Bratislava’s Old Town. Close to attractions like Michalska Tower, Bratislava Castle, and UFO Observation Deck. Proximity to Main Square, St. Martin’s Cathedral, and The Primate’s Palace. Central location in the old town with access to nightlife spots, pubs, and clubs.
Our favorite hostel in Bratislava for
2. Patio Hostel
Welcome to the most social hostel in Bratislava! Patio Hostel boasts an outrageously vibrant social scene, with staff that will make you feel like family.
Get ready to mingle in their epic common areas and soak up the party vibes. Picture this: a massive outdoor terrace complete with a sizzling BBQ, where everyone gathers with a cold one from the onsite bar.
It’s the ultimate pre-game spot before hitting up Bratislava’s buzzing nightlife, just a stone’s throw away.
And hey, if you’re up for some daytime exploring, Patio Hostel’s prime location makes it a breeze to check out the Blue Church, Nový Most, the Museum of Jewish Culture, and the Slovak National Gallery.
Facilities & Amenities at Patio Hostel:
- Spacious outdoor terrace with BBQ.
- On-site bar for purchasing drinks.
- Common kitchens on every floor.
- Free internet PCs and coffee/tea.
- Free usage of washing machine, dryer, irons, and hairdryers.
- Fully equipped kitchen.
- Discounts in nearby pubs and restaurants.
Location of Patio Hostel: Located a quarter mile from Bratislava’s Old Town. Close to attractions like The Primate’s Palace, National Theater, and Bratislava Castle. Grocery store across from the hostel. Convenient access to pubs, clubs, and restaurants. Situated in a courtyard, eliminating street noise.
This hostel is great for:
- Social butterflies
3. Urban Elephants Hostel
Urban Elephants Hostel is where the party animals come to play.
With a jam-packed schedule of nightly antics including family feasts, wild pub crawls, hilarious drinking games, and epic club nights, there’s never a dull moment at this awesome hostel (except for when you’re sleeping).
They provide the perfect opportunity to mingle and meet fellow backpackers and a social atmosphere to easily form connection.
This party hostel in Bratislava also knows how to have a good time after dark – because that’s kind of the point here.
Surrounded by local bars serving up tasty Slovak craft beers, along with awesome live music venues and pumping nightclubs, you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Need to fuel up? They’ve got you covered with their budget-friendly drinks’ deals at the on-site bar. So grab a drink, hit the electric streets of Bratislava, and let the party begin (or sleep early if you’re hungover).
Facilities & Amenities at Urban Elephants Hostel:
- Nightly activities including family dinners, pub crawls, drinking games, and club nights.
- On-site bar with backpacker-budget-friendly drink deals.
- Cozy local bars with Slovak craft beers, live music venues, and nightclubs nearby.
- Shared kitchen available.
Location of Urban Elephants Hostel: Well-set in the center of Bratislava. Close to attractions such as St. Michael’s Gate, Bratislava Main Station, and Bratislava Castle.
A top choice for:
- Party animals
- Solo travelers
Fun Tips for Party Hostels in Bratislava
As you have come to realize, staying at a party hostel is a little different than staying at a regular hostel. Here are some tips to make your stay go a little smoother, and how to be prepared:
How to identify a party Hostel? 4 Simple indicators:
- Is there an age limit? 18+ and an upper age-limit are indicators
- Do they offer Pub Crawls and Drinking Games in the hostel?
- Check for party pictures
- Filter the Reviews on Hostelz.com for keywords like "Party", "nightlife" or "social"
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Things to Bring & Pack
There are a few things backpackers should be sure to bring when staying at a party hostel specifically. These items include earplugs (for early mornings and loud roomates), a padlock (lock up your valuables BEFORE going out), headache medicine (always usefful!), and condoms.
Especially for the bigger European cities where pickpocketing is common we recommend wearing trousers with zippers. This limits the chances of stealing from your pockets.
One of the best things about a hostel is being able to meet new people from every corner of the world. Be sure to talk to people and mingle. Travelling solo is great and life-changing, yet enjoying it with new friends can be even better. Locals especially, can show you hidden secret and some of the best spots in the city.
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What about the cheapest hostels in Bratislava?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Bratislava.
- Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Bratislava
- add your dates
- Order the listings by price
Simple as that.
Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.
Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.
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How to book?
The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.
We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.
Read: Step-by-Step guide on how to book with 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 and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
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Our Favorite Hostels in Bratislava put on a map + sights
Let us have a look at the handmade map we have created for you. As promised, below we list all party hostels and best hostels in Bratislava, as well as sights and our travel tips.
Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map. It’s just easier. We thought this map would help you with planning your trip, too.
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Our Insider Tips
As mentioned in the beginning, this guide is an extension of our article “Best hostels in Bratislava.”
Yet, we have written down more of our best tips for Bratislava. Check out the following:
Nightlife Events and Activities:
- Pub Crawls: Join a pub crawl for an unforgettable night of mingling, laughter, and a journey through Bratislava’s best bars.
- Floating Parties: Hop on a boat party along the Danube, where the waves sync with the beats for a night to remember.
- Open-Air Raves: In warmer months, open-air raves in parks and unique venues keep the party going under the stars.
What to Drink in the City:
- Slovak Beer: Raise your glass with a Slovak beer, like a true party connoisseur, and soak in the local flavors.
- Borovička: Dive into the local spirit with Borovička, a juniper-infused brandy that’s like a Slovak party in a shot glass.
- Cider Selection: Sample Slovak ciders – a fruity twist on the party spirit that might just become your new favorite.
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