During my recent trip to Bratislava I stayed at Hostel Blues. The hostel is located in the centre of city is a traditional hostel which is famous for the double bunk beds.
Entrance takes you to the first floor reception. Checking in takes a little time but you can take time to relax with a beer in the bar which is also located in the reception area. There are five floors in the hostel. Each floor is split into two blocks. Each block has two dorms, a bathroom with toilet and a separate toilet. An nice touch is that each block is named after a captial city. I stayed in the Berlin block on the 4th floor. Entrance to each block is by keycard. You use the same keycard to enter the dorm. The dorms themselves are clean and spaceous with bunk beds and lockers. There is plenty of room to move around.
There is a kitchen area where you can cook your own food with a dining area away from the kitchen. Baguettes and snacks are also available in reception with soft drinks and beer. Once a week there is a communal cook where everybody helps out in cooking local Slovakian dishes. It was a great way of getting to know people and it was a very good night.
The staff at the hostel were very friendly and helpful. You are given a free map upon check-in and you are given recommendations on where to go and visit. There is also a board which lists night spots which are recommended. Reception is operated 24 hours. The hostel advertises the walking tour and pub crawl. I can recommend the walking tour.
This was the best hostel I have stayed in. It has a friendly atmosphere where everybody is made t o feel welcome. There is also a sense of community with everybody who stayed there. I will choose Hostel Blues again the next time I visit Bratislava.
Hostel Blues, Ŝpitálska 2, Bratislava, 811 08, Slovakia
I booked the hostel through HostelBookers – http://www.hostelbookers.com
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