Bratislava

Travel Guide
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Take a romantic stroll through charming streets and alleys and visit an iconic castle in this medieval city on the Danube River.

As a capital city on a national border, Bratislava is influenced by its neighboring country of Austria. Many ethnic communities have made their mark on the history and culture of the city. With the famous Danube River flowing through its center, Bratislava serves as Slovakia’s hub of culture, politics and economics. You’ll find numerous museums, theaters and intriguing landmarks scattered along its winding, cobblestone streets. Note the skyline consisting of charming 20th-century structures and medieval towers.

Visit Bratislava Castle, which sits atop a hill overlooking the Danube River. This landmark dominating the Bratislava skyline is the most recognizable building in the city, with red spirals in the corners of the large white structure. Arrive at night to see the structure bathed in gold light. Stroll around the hill and capture photos of the elegant castle. Step inside to browse collections from the Slovak National Museum.

Behind the castle is the Slavin Monument, which pays tribute to the nation’s soldiers who died in World War II. Marvel at the panoramic views of the city from the monument, one of the highest points in the city.

Enjoy a relaxing walk through the quaint historical center. Look around the City Museum in the Old Town Hall and climb the steep staircase of the clock tower. Visit the historical neo-renaissance building of the Slovak National Theatre, the oldest of its kind in the country.

Spend the afternoon at Bratislava Zoo or the city’s Botanical Gardens. Enjoy green parks and hints of a rural landscape in the middle of the city.

Travel between attractions for free on public transport with a Bratislava City Card. Also use the card to get a free walking tour of the city and discounts on entry to museums, galleries and restaurants, plus many more benefits. Go to the Visit Bratislava website for full details.

Bratislava is one of the warmest parts of the country the climate is generally mild with warm summers. Temperatures do, however, hover around freezing with occasional snow flurries during winter.

Where to stay in Bratislava

ibis Bratislava Centrum
ibis Bratislava Centrum
3 out of 5
Zamocka 38, Bratislava, 811 01
The price is £52 per night from 29 Jul to 30 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Bratislava. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall ...
4/5 Very Good! (924 reviews)
"Rooms are in mint condition Very well located"

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2022

ibis Bratislava Centrum
Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava
Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava
4 out of 5
Hviezdoslavovo Nam 3, Bratislava, 81102
The price is £88 per night from 8 Jul to 9 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Bratislava. Enjoy free WiFi, a casino and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (983 reviews)
"What a wonderful hotel with perfect location. Warm welcome and very helpful"

Reviewed on 27 Jun 2022

Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava
AC Hotel by Marriott Bratislava Old Town
AC Hotel by Marriott Bratislava Old Town
4 out of 5
Vysoka 2A, Bratislava, 81106
The price is £80 per night from 1 Jul to 2 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Bratislava. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the spacious rooms and ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (24 reviews)
"Large rooms, great location easy walking distance to all areas of the centre. Reception staff not the most welcoming, we showed up before check-in time and were made to feel like we had to apologise and were told no rooms available, which we totally understand, however the hotel was empty, we saw ..."

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2022

AC Hotel by Marriott Bratislava Old Town
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
City Center Best Place Apartments
City Center Best Place Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Namestie SNP 18, Stare Mesto, Bratislava, 81106
The price is £56 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bratislava. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the quiet rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (221 reviews)
"Great instructions and communication. Very clean modern apartment in a central location. Friendly staff."

Reviewed on 5 May 2022

City Center Best Place Apartments
VIP Apartments
VIP Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Michalská 19, Bratislava, 81101
The price is £58 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bratislava. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (264 reviews)
"The location of the property is right in the center of Bratislava downtown, everything is within walking distance. Meet and great was excellent and we enjoyed the spacious rooms. The local personnel was very friendly and we enjoyed talking to them. The amenities were great, the rooms cozy and comfortable. ..."

Reviewed on 25 Jun 2022

VIP Apartments
Jaskovy rad 181
Jaskovy rad 181
3 out of 5
181 Jaskový rad, Bratislava, Bratislavský kraj, 831 01
The price is £59 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Bratislava. Enjoy free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and cable TV. Popular attractions Bratislava Transport Museum and Namestie Slobody ...
4/5 Very Good! (5 reviews)
"Easy to get to property from the central train station in Bratislava which was a short walk. Room was nice and cosy and there was a washer and dryer in the apartment too if required by travellers. It takes around 10 minutes to walk from the property to the old town and there are steps to climb in ..."

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Jaskovy rad 181
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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