Bratislava

Travel Guide
St. Martin\'s Cathedral showing a city and night scenes

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

Apollo Hotel Bratislava
Apollo Hotel Bratislava
4 out of 5
Dulovo Namestie 1, Bratislava
Fully refundable
The price is ¥8,099 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
Located in Nivy, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Central Shopping Center Bratislava, Medicka Zahrada, and Ondrej Nepela Arena. Blue Church and Eurovea are ...
4.2/5Very Good! (896 reviews)
"Nice, clean room with an awesome breakfast! Welcoming and helpful staff."

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Apollo Hotel Bratislava
Marrol's Boutique Hotel
Marrol's Boutique Hotel
5 out of 5
Tobrucka 4, Bratislava
The price is ¥10,370 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Old Town Bratislava, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Natural History Museum and Bratislava Castle. Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and Blue ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (971 reviews)
"Very glad I stayed here. Excellent room and breakfast buffet. Refrigerator in room. Staff was wonderful. Walkable to everything. Starbucks nearby. I would definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Marrol's Boutique Hotel
Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava
Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava
4 out of 5
Hviezdoslavovo Nam 3, Bratislava
The price is ¥9,718 per night from Sep 24 to Sep 24
Located in Old Town Bratislava, this hotel is steps from Slovak National Gallery, Old Slovak National Theater, and Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. Hviezdoslavovo ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (986 reviews)
"Nice place ,everything is perfect, staff very friendly. Thank You"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava
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.
Aapartamentoos
Aapartamentoos
3.5 out of 5
14 Ventúrska, Bratislava, Bratislavský kraj
The price is ¥6,268 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 13
Located in Old Town Bratislava, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of St. Martin's Cathedral and Primate's Palace. New Bridge (Novy Most) and ...
5/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
"The location is great, the bathrooms are modern with a nice shower and the beds are super comfortable."

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2020

Aapartamentoos
VIP Apartments
VIP Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Michalská 19, Bratislava
The price is ¥6,760 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Old Town Bratislava, this aparthotel is steps from Mirbach Palace, Franciscan Church, and Trinitarian Church. Frantiskanske Square and Hlavne Square ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (245 reviews)
Perfect
"Great stay, in the perfect center, got a better accommodation as I stayed longer. Great apartments with everything needed inside. It can be little bit cold in the morning"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

VIP Apartments
Central Apartmany Biela street
Central Apartmany Biela street
3.5 out of 5
Biela 4, Bratislava
The price is ¥7,368 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
Located in Old Town Bratislava, this apartment building is steps from Hlavne Square, Mirbach Palace, and Franciscan Church. Frantiskanske Square and Palffy Palace ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (85 reviews)
great location with great amenities
"Fantastic location, steps from main square. Communication with manager was excellent and she was very helpful, even giving us some delicious pears from her garden. Only negative was that the dust bin men empty the bins twice per week, which was very early and disturbed sleep somewhat"

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Central Apartmany Biela street
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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