Best Places for Backpackers in Slovakia.

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Bratislava: The Difference of an Hour

If you’re not from Europe and you know where Bratislava is then congratulations. Otherwise, it’s the capital of Slovakia, an hour east of Vienna but a whole different world. Vienna is cleanliness, money, palaces, massive churches, and extravagance. Bratislava, well, isn’t. As an Australian my amazement of how an hour (and a 13 euro return bus ride) can create such cultural diversion is basically infinite. However, ten minutes into my time in the city I was boycotting my attempt to correct my personal lack of knowledge in favor of finding food due to said Taylor Swift overdose. The problem with making lunch dates with hungover people is that you will both end up eating hangover food and it will take three times as long to make it to that food. This lunch in particular was no exception; crab kebabs with a years supply of mayonnaise followed by Red Bull ice cream (in summer ice cream stalls line the streets selling hundreds of flavours for an euro a scoop) eaten in a park with no bins and consequentially enough rubbish to fill four of them.

Stephanie Marie

Slovakia: The Breath-Taking Lakes in High Tatras

So what you should know about me in advance; I’m not a typical mountain girl but I truly love my fiancé, who is a big lover of hiking, trekking, everything which goes more vertical then horizontal. I wanted to surprise him with a trip on his birthday and I found this High Tatra hiking experience, going, and backing on the same day. The Tatras are the highest mountain range within the Carpathians with peaks all around, over 2500 meter above sea level. They are making a natural border between Slovakia & Poland.

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Banska Bystrica: city for students

Living in Banska Bystrica (Slovakia) as an Erasmus student. The city has a total population of 80 000 inhabitants, making it the sixth largest city in Slovakia. Why do not to go to the capital? In the small city,  people are more friendly (REALLY), they can show you local culture: pubs, museums and everyday life. If you are lucky enough and somebody invites you to home you can try the homemade food. You can feel the atmosphere of the city!

Marlena Stańczuk

Slovakia - The Little Big Country

Have you ever heard of a country called Slovakia? No, not Slovenia. It is a completely different country. And no, not Czechoslovakia, at least not for the last 13 years. Slovakia, a country in the heart of Europe, which might sound like a cliché that a few other countries use to describe themselves, but the geographical middle of Europe is really in Slovakia.

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Slovakia: Banska Bystrica

Slovakia: Banska Bystrica How I Came Here Most people have never heard about Banska Bystrica, or of Slovakia at all. Slovakia is a small country in the midst of Europe, the country of innumerable natural and cultural beauties.  Formerly a part of Czechoslovak Republic, Slovakia represents an undiscovered jewel of Eastern Europe, far from the beaten path. Not a typical crowded place full of tourists, Banska Bystrica still offers a variety of things to see.  I am happy to say that I spent five months in this city, as a part of my master studies program. I received a scholarship from Republic of Slovakia, and I did a research for my thesis while I was there. This was one of the most memorable events in my life, since I have never spent time living abroad. I choose Banska Bystrica primarily because of its excellent university, University Mateja Bela, which was my host. I was so excited when I started exploring the information about this city on the Internet. It seemed amazing, and it was the same when I came there.

Emilija Stanojević

One day in Bratislava: a trip to remember

Bratislava is the capital city of Slovakia, with a population of just about 500,000 people and the only national capital that borders two sovereign states. And while Slovakia may not be a popular country or a destination you are set to visit when you go to Europe, if you are in Vienna, Budapest or taking a cruise on the Danube River it’s definitely worth to make a stop.

Julie

Slovakia: Banska Bystrica

Slovakia: Banska Bystrica How I Came Here Most people have never heard about Banska Bystrica, or of Slovakia at all. Slovakia is a small country in the midst of Europe, the country of innumerable natural and cultural beauties.  Formerly a part of Czechoslovak Republic, Slovakia represents an undiscovered jewel of Eastern Europe, far from the beaten path. Not a typical crowded place full of tourists, Banska Bystrica still offers a variety of things to see.  I am happy to say that I spent five months in this city, as a part of my master studies program. I received a scholarship from Republic of Slovakia, and I did a research for my thesis while I was there. This was one of the most memorable events in my life, since I have never spent time living abroad. I choose Banska Bystrica primarily because of its excellent university, University Mateja Bela, which was my host. I was so excited when I started exploring the information about this city on the Internet. It seemed amazing, and it was the same when I came there.

Emilija Stanojević

Top 36 hostels in Slovakia.

There are 36 awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Slovakia.

The Ginger Monkey

The Ginger Monkey

The Ginger Monkey Hostel has been set up by a couple of backpackers in the beautiful village of Zdiar in the High Tatras Mountains of Slovakia. Our price includes everything, there are no other hidden costs, the breakfast and all day tea / coffee is included and we pay the local city tax. The Hostel

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Nitra Glycerin Hostel

Nitra Glycerin Hostel

Nitra Glycerin Hostel was created by two travellers who, after returning from a long trip, wanted to create a place representing and combining everything they had seen. A peaceful and fun place where everything is made to make you feel comfortable. A place made by travellers for travellers. Our sta

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Privat Cyprian

Privat Cyprian

If you long for active relax and new experience, holiday in Zdiar is the best choice. 'Privat Cyprian' is situated in Zdiar. The territory of Zdiar takes in the Belianske Tatry. We provide accommodation for 10 people (2x2 and 2x3) with a chance of an extra bed. The rooms are on the first floor, t

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Wild Elephants Hostel

Wild Elephants Hostel

The Wild Elephants Hostel is not just a cheap bed in a great location. We offer you an experience unlike any other. Our volunteers are backpackers who would like to involve you in various daily activities, cook you delicious dinners and take you for a wild night out in the best local venues of Brati

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Hostel Folks

Hostel Folks

Hostel Folks offers its guests pure hostel atmosphere without compromising sleep quality. Thanks to the perfect location at the edge of down town pedestrian zone, our new hostel is the ideal base for sightseeing and exploring of Bratislava highlights. Enter its outstanding generous common spaces and

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Kultura Hotel

Kultura Hotel

Located just 300 metres from Andrej Hlinka Square, Hotel Kultura has its own cinema and concert hall. There is a lobby bar with a terrace facing the town's historical center. Whether traveling for business or private, to offer you a comfortable accommodation in the quiet center of the pedestrian

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Dream Hostel Bratislava

Dream Hostel Bratislava

Looking for a great place in the city centre with inspiring atmosphere, modern facilities and smiling people? Then, welcome to DREAM Hostel Bratislava! In this place be sure to meet other dreamers just like you are and to have an awesome stay in this lovely city! Dream Hostel Bratislava is set o

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Hotel Viktor

Hotel Viktor

Hotel Viktor disposes of 68 rooms with the capacity of 144 beds. We offer accommodation in double rooms with king size bed or separated beds. For your better comfort you can use two apartmans(friends and family). Rooms are equipped with quality and modern furniture, which gives you the pleasent and

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Hostel Blues

Hostel Blues

Hostel Blues is a perfect option for travelers. It doesn´t matter if you are travelling solo or with friends, you will always find everything you need here! We are here for you 24/7 with smiles on our faces ready to help you with all your questions and requests. We´ve been here for 10 years and we u

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Guest House Slovakia

Guest House Slovakia

Located in the historical tourist town of Liptovsky Mikulas we offer bike hire, transport around the local area, guiding, maps & free transfer from the local train station. Mikulas is situated next to the magnificent Lake Mara and lies in the heart of the Tatra mountains on the main train line.

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Hotel Spectrum

Hotel Spectrum

Hotel SPECTRUM is located in Trnava and offers spacious accommodation with free Wi-Fi. For fun yet provides a golf simulator and professional snooker table. All rooms and suites have private balcony. Each unit has a TV and bathroom. Most rooms have views of the city. Part of the hotel is fully

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Aqualand

Aqualand

Welcome to Aqualand a fun, easy going and friendly place to spend your vacation. Aqualand is ideally located in the centre of Poprad and is a short walking distance to all major attractions, restaurants, bars and is directly next to a large spa with outdoor mineral hot springs. The High Tatras a

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Art Hostel Taurus

Art Hostel Taurus

When you wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and the happy sound of your friends laughter you know you are going to have a good day. Welcome to 'Taurus' Art Hostel! Art Hostel Taurus is one of the most stylish hostels in East Europe. Art Hostel Taurus is situated directly above the Old

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Patio Hostel

Patio Hostel

Welcome to the most popular hostel in Bratislava. We offer a wide range of rooms, with dormitories and privates featuring ensuite and shared bathrooms. Old Town is just a few minutes’ walk away. All main attractions, pubs, restaurants & clubs are almost 'round the corner, so there’s no need for

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Happy Bull

Happy Bull

Hostel Happy Bull offer 7 single beds+1 bunk bed and 1 double bed in mix dormitory , common lounge room. Private rooms are in another building. homey,comfortable,safe and directly in the centre 10 min from railway station pick up from airport-10 eur We offer breakfast from 8.00 till 11.00,a

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Freddie next to Mercury

Freddie next to Mercury

We are a happy and cozy hostel near Bratislava's main train station and only 10 miunutes walking from the historical center. We provide rooms with different capacities (2-bed and 4-bed apartments and 4/5/6/7-bed dorms). Each room has its own bathroom and toilet. Private rooms have each their own kit

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Hostel Brickyard

Hostel Brickyard

Kitchen area is open for every guest to use and is fully equipped. Our receptionists at Hostel Brickyard will give you best suggestions where to have fun, eat cheap and tasty and enjoy the sightseeing. Our backyard will give you best opportunity to relax and get the energy for exploring Bratislava.

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Grand Matej Hotel and Penzion

Grand Matej Hotel and Penzion

Hotel Grand Matej Banska Stiavnica is situated in the center of the beautiful town of Banska Stiavnica. The hotel offers accommodation in pleasantly furnished and light rooms. There are 41 rooms at visitors disposal, each equipped with Bathroom with toilet / shower or bath/, satellite TV, mini-ba

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Hotel Plus

Hotel Plus

Hotel/Hostel Plus is situated in Bratislava district Trnavka, 2 km from M.R.tefnik Airport and 700 metres from Avion Shopping Park. Hotel part offers accommodation in 1,2, or 3-bed private ensuite rooms (bathroom with shower and toilet) or cheaper family rooms with shower and toilet shared by

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Boutique Apartments Possonium

Boutique Apartments Possonium

Heading for Bratislava and looking for a cozy, stylish place with all the comforts of home? Well, come and stay with us! Our studios/apartments are located in an historic, 19th century building near Bratislava’s ‘old town’ it’s completely renovated with all the conveniences which will make your

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Hostel Cafe Razy

Hostel Cafe Razy

Basic rooms in mountain-style, soul made by wooden furniture, rough timbers and beds on balconies. Together with the restaurant (one of the best in the town) we are the heart of the city. Within a radius of 0,5 km you will find historical monuments, cafes, local breweries, galleries and water park.

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Hostel Bratislava by Freddie

Hostel Bratislava by Freddie

We are located 3 minutes walking from main railway station and just a 10-minute walk from city historical center. Main bus station can by reached by bus in less then 10 minutes and Bratislava airport in less then 25 minutes. Transfer to Vienna and Budapest is very convenient. The Old Town is rather

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Comfort Private Rooms

Comfort Private Rooms

Excellent location - in the centre of the town in historical buildings: Each room with own bathroom and WC Free-WiFi, linen and towels, spacious terrace Cleaning after check-out No reception - After your booking is confirmed - Write us exact time of your arrival, please.

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Penzion Snezienka

Penzion Snezienka

Set in a charming wooden building, Penzion Snezienka is located in the heart of the High Tatras, Tatra National Park in Slovakia. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful countryside of the High Tatras, which makes it suitable for a unique holiday throughout the year. The hotel is a great place for fami

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Penzion Adonai Slovakia

Penzion Adonai Slovakia

Penzion Adonai Slovakia is conveniently situated in Banska Bystrica, one of the most historic and beautiful towns in Slovakia. Pension Adonai offers a pleasant and comfortable stay in single, double and triple rooms. All rooms are fully equipped with luxury sanitary units with power shower and

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Horský Hotel Encián

Horský Hotel Encián

Mountain Hotel Encián is a beautiful hotel with a long history, and provides its guests with a pleasant atmosphere in harmony with relaxation and sports activities. The hotel is situated on a wide mountain plateau in the National Park Nízké Tatry (Low Tatras) at an altitude of 900 metres above s

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Pension Tiberia

Pension Tiberia

We are situated in a quiet area 820m north of the historical centre of the city Trenčín. Our strategic location on the main trace – highway Bratislava – High Tatra is our advantage. Despite this fact, our guesthouse is situated in a silent place without any noise of traffic. We offer accommodation i

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Matysak Hotel Bratislava

Matysak Hotel Bratislava

It was the beginning of september 2005 and the new - three star HOTEL MATYSÁK - welcomed its first guests. It is easily accessible coming from Germany as well as the Czech Republic, the main railway-station and the historical old city center are within walking distance. The newly built hotel on Prag

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Poprad Hotel

Poprad Hotel

A cozy, well-equipped hotel in the city center of Poprad offers an ideal opportunity of blending business with relaxation. Every room is equipped with its own bathroom with a bathtub, satellite TV, a stereo, a phone and a minibar. Hotel Poprad offers the ideal conditions and equipment for org

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Villa Gloria

Villa Gloria

During summer months, campfires are a tradition in our garden setting. Villa Gloria offers a variety of amenities such as game rooms with a terrace and a balcony. Further, Gloria features easy car access and a parking lot. The pension offers reasonably priced units/rooms. Our facility does off

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Skaritz Hotel & Residence

Skaritz Hotel & Residence

The Skaritz Hotel & Residence is a beautiful Old Town boutique hotel overlooking the scenic pedestranised Michalska Street. All 20 guestrooms are non-smoking. The first 2 floors are evocative of the last couple of centuries due to their stylish decor and interior design. The top floor has been desig

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Stara Horaren Mountain Cottage

Stara Horaren Mountain Cottage

Stara Horaren offers you the tranquil retreat of an old hunting cabin snuggled comfortably in one of the most attractive areas of mountainous Slovakia. We are located in Slovak Paradise National Park. As the name itself implies you will enter a real natural paradise with manifold natural beauties s

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Penzion&Wellness Zoborska

Penzion&Wellness Zoborska

The Penzion Zoborska is located on the quiet Zobor hill, only half a kilometer from the center of Nitra with many restaurants, bars and clubs. It is also close to the AgroKomplex convention center. Zobor is very quiet and calm part of Nitra, but it is only 900 meters to get to the city center so

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Penzion Plesnivec

Penzion Plesnivec

Pension Plesnivec is located only 10 minutes walk from the center of Poprad and 5 minutes from the well-known center AquaCity. Poprad has a beautiful view of the Slovak highest mountain range Vysoke Tatry (High Tatras) where you can get in 15 minutes by car or 25 minutes by tram. Another importan

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Stela Hotel Levoca

Stela Hotel Levoca

The building of Hotel am Levoca is situated in the heart of urban conservation included in the UNESCO, the main square near the Church of Sv. Jacob with the tallest wooden Gothic altar in the world. Its history dates back to the 14th century . Already in 16. Century the building had functioned a

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Villa Gardenia

Villa Gardenia

Whatever brings you to Donovaly, Villa Gardenia is the perfect family and pet-friendly luxury option. Villa Gardenia's apartments feature all of the comforts of home. Each of our 12 apartments are furnished in a stylish and contemporary design, to a very high standard. All apartment units come with

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