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Student Travel Guide to Bratislava

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Bratislava for students and backpackers

Introduction to Bratislava

Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia, split from Czechoslovakia in 1993 and since has remained fairly unmolested by tourism compared to other major European cities. The communist regime in World War 2 has left many architectural scars on the city and the capital is split between the attractive town to the north of the river and the grey housing estates in the south. The old town is extremely popular amongst tourists as its fascinating ancient buildings and streets have outstanding beauty.

Bratislava castle is a big tourist attraction in the city as it possesses wonderful views away to the mountains and also the National Museum. Other major attractions include St Martin’s Cathedral and the Dom sv Martina. The Slovak National Gallery can be found in the centre of the town and is home to the countries largest art collection.

The city is becoming increasingly popular for stag parties as there are many cheap flights available. As the capital has over 50,000 students, it is a modern and vibrant city that offers many forms of entertainment whilst maintaining its historic background. With extremely cheap prices, friendly people and unrivalled hospitality, Bratislava is a great destination for a student tour.

Things to do in Bratislava

Activities in Bratislava:

  1. Paintball
  2. Indoor Karting on super mini-karts
  3. Guided city tours
  4. Shooting range
  5. Bowling tournament
  6. More available ask for details
  7. Visit Bratislava castle
  8. Slovak National Gallery

Student Nightlife in Bratislava

If you’re worried about what there is to eat when you get to the city, don’t be! The city offers a wide range of nice restaurants at reasonable prices. Many of the cities pubs and bars can be found in the Old Town areas, where there is always something going on. Beblaveho Street, which is located close to the castle, is a favourite amongst tourists where they are often found mixing with the locals in a very friendly environment.

Also U Certa and Vydrica are good places to have a drink. The Bratislava Beerguzzlers' Club is also extremely popular and can be found on Obchodna. The prices in Bratislava are extremely cheap, which explains why it is such a popular place to go on tour. If you want a night off the booze, there is always the Slovak National Theatre located in Hviezdoslav Square. Here you will be able to enjoy excellent opera and ballet productions.

Accommodation and Hostels in Bratislava

Hostels in Bratislava

There are dozens of hostels in Bratislava so to book your Bratislava accommodation or a hostel in Bratislava use our HostelBooker by clicking on the banner below. If you want a group booking for a hostel in Bratislava then you can use our group booking facility.


Getting to Bratislava

Getting to Bratislava, there are several airports that fly to Bratislava from the UK everyday. Visit to find out which airport near you flys to Bratislava airport then book direct with the airline.

Bratislava Guide Book - Lonely Planet Travel Guide to Bratislava

If you're looking for a travel guide book to Bratislava that is aimed at students and backpackers then the Lonely Planet Guide to Bratislava is exactly what you need. Click on the banner below to buy a copy and make the most of your trip to Slovakia.


Car Hire in Bratislava

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Student Travel Insurance

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