I really appreciate your interest to spend your time with me, but unfortunately I cannot host you in term you want. Probably I am out of Bratislava or I am busy because of work, so sorry for that. But I’ve written this post for you! It is a short guide how to enjoy Bratislava in the best way. So here we go!
1. Try some delicious slovak dishes
A lot of couchsurfers want to try national food on their trip. I usually take my couchsurfers to Slovak Pub near the city center. It is a cozy restaurant with extraordinary interior with the same design as some cottages you can find in the countryside somewhere in central part of Slovakia. And what to try? I recommend you „Slovenská misa“ for two people – you can try three delicious foods in just 13 EUR.
2. The life is better with good beer in your hand
If you like beer, you’d definitely have to visit U čerta pub! And if you don’t like beer, you will fall in love with it after your visit. The small pub under the castle has unique atmosphere, especially in summer. Friendly guests sit usually on stairs, pavement or wherever you want and drink local craft beer named as „Voľba sládkov“ in very good prices.
3. The most romantic place in Bratislava
Do yo like sunsets? If yes, you will love the view from the Old bridge (Starý most). The biggest paradox of the Old bridge is its name – actually the Old bridge is the newest bridge in Bratislava. How is it possible? In 2016 was the old Old bridge demolished and replaced by the new one. The design of the new one is very similar to the old one, so finally the name wasn’t changed.
Where? Starý most, right pathway from the city center
4. Slavín memorial monument
Slavín is the monument and cemetery of thousands soviet soldiers killed while liberating Bratislava near the end of the Second World War. It is nice an half-hour walk to Slavín monument from the city center or castle, or you can take Uber. There is a nice view from this calm place. If you don’t like overcrowded places in city center you should definitely go to Slavín.
Where? Na Slavíne street
5. Nightlife in Bratislava
I am not a big fan of disco and nightlife, but I can recommend you Luna bar as the most famous retro bar in Bratislava by locals. If you like oldies or silent disco, it is a place for you. Just few meters from Luna bar you can find Fuga (the hole) – it is the best place for alternative music fans. Do you like karaoke? Wild Thing in city centre is ready for your voice.
Save your money with Booking and Airbnb
If you haven’t find any other couch for your stay, you can use Airbnb (very popular in Slovakia) or Booking. Some of my potential guests slept in DREAM Hostel near main railway station, and they like it a lot. If you like sleeping in your tent, you can take a free place in Líščie údolie in Karlova ves – sometimes I also sleep there in tent, even when I have my own apartment. Just for fun.
You can use these discounts for accommodaiton:
|ZĽAVA 10%||Rezervujte si ubytovanie na Booking.com cez tento odkaz a získate okamžitú zľavu 10 %!|
|ZÍSKAJTE 30 €||Založte si účet na Airbnb cez tento odkaz a získate 30 € kredit na prvú rezerváciu!|
Good advice on how to enjoy Bratislava
I didn’t write about city center as well. There are also many nice places like Blue Church, Hviezdoslav square or Bratislava castle, but they are typical turist places and you can find them easily.
If you have some other questions, please, ask me below in chat and I’ll try to help you.
- Don’t take taxi on street, never! Let’s use Uber.
- Restaurants in city center are tourist traps. Check Google Places reviews first.
- You can use share bikes SlovnaftBajk in just 6 EUR, but ride carrefully, becouse there aren’t a lot of cycling paths in Bratislava.