What are the Party Hostels in Bratislava like?

  • Best Party Hostels in Bratislava: Hostel Blues Bratislava; Patio Hostel Bratislava; Wild Elephants Hostel
  • Party hostels style: party and fun hostels
  • Craziness level: fairly crazy
  • Parties on-site: On-site bar and parties
  • Pub Crawls: yes

Best Area to Stay in Bratislava for Nightlife

The main nightlife area and the biggest party zone is located in the center of the city and is called the Old Town. It combines both historical and party vibes, that is why this is the area to stay in for travelers who want to get everything from their visit. There are lots of bars, cafes and clubs, which are worth of exploring.

Nightlife in Bratislava

Bratislava is known as one of the favourite party places for students and young travellers. The entertaining scene gets pretty wild in May and lasts until the end of September. This doesn’t mean the city is quiet during the wintertime, it is just a bit wilder during the summer. Open bars, rooftops, and dancefloors under the clear sky are favourite party places of locals and tourists. During the winter, the party scene moves to indoor vibrant clubs and bars with live DJs and music performances.

Basic information about nightlife in Bratislava:

  • Pubs and clubs closing times:
    • Bars and pubs: Monday to Thursday until 02:00am – Weekends at 05:00am
    • Clubs: Monday to Thursday until 04:00am – Weekends at 05:00am
  • Average cover charge for clubs: from free to 10€ (not incl. drink)
  • Average price of pint of beer: 1.5€ - 2€
  • Famous neighbourhoods for partying: Old Town, Mlynska Dolina, Ventúrska and Michalská streets.
  • Famous events or parties: Bratislava Majáles (spring celebration) – 1 st weekend of May.

Party areas in Bratislava

Party in Bratislava's Old Town

The Old Town is the heart of the beautiful Bratislava, with amazing local bars and restaurants like the famous Golden Pheasant bar. Besides traditional local places with Bohemian taste and craft beer, Old Town is also a home of modern clubs with popular and alternative music genres.

Subclub is definitely one of the coolest experiences you will get in Bratislava, as the club is located in the former bomb shelter. Nu Spirit is another great club, very popular among locals. The club is hosting the world’s most famous DJs for more than 10 years.

Party in Mill Valley (Mlynska Dolina)

Mlynska Dolina is a fun party area, just a few bus stops from the Old town. This part of the city is a home of more than 16000 students from different countries. The prices of the drinks are a bit lower comparing the ones in the Old Town, which makes this area definitely worth visiting. There are regular students’ parties going on during the week, with special discounts and happy hours.

One of the most famous party places is the club Unique. The area is also a home of the popular bar Elam, where you can try some great craft beers and have fun while dancing to the popular music hits.

Dress codes & age restrictions

Bratislava is the hometown of many great students’ clubs and bars. This is why most of the places don’t have any strict dress code rules. The visitors are free to wear whatever makes them happy, especially in the Mlynska Dolina district. However, bear in mind that you might be stopped at the entrance if you are looking like you just came from the beach, with shorts and flipflops.

The age restriction for buying and drinking alcohol is the same as in most European countries – 18 years. In some bars, they might ask you to show your ID, so don’t forget to bring it with you. If you want to enjoy happy hours and special discounts for students, you might consider taking your student’s ID with you as well.