Places to Stay

Boutique hotels, or indeed any hotels which prove to be something other than bland and homogenous, quirky traveller hostels, atmospheric mountain penzións, swanky medieval townhouses or burghers houses, remote wilderness huts and idyllic campsites… this is my own personal, unbiassed take on INTERESTING accommodation options in Slovakia.

This’ll be a little different from the booking websites we all know you could go to. I’ll have chatted with the owners, or hung out with them, or drunk copious amounts of slivovitz with them, or stayed with them – and given my honest in-depth opinion of their accommodation. Expect full reviews with CHARACTER, with PICS, with LOCATION & UP-TO-DATE PRICE INFO and, of course with DIRECT LINKS TO BOOKING the accommodation at the bottom of the review (where possible).

For the best options, scroll down the drop-down menu for each Slovak region and the corresponding posts. For a journey across Slovakia in words and pictures, we also strongly recommend our Next on the Journey feature – which you’ll find by scrolling to the end of any article in the Places to Go or Places to Eat & Drink sections.

Our destination content is now growing at such a rate of knots that for several places – Modra, Piešt’any and Trenčin (Western Slovakia), Banská Štiavnica (Central & Southern Slovakia) and Košice (Eastern Slovakia) – we now have mini-guides attached to the end of each article that’s related to these destinations: where you can see, at a glance, ALL the associated destination content! These are our Top Slovak Stop-offs – and we’ll be adding Poprad to this list very soon. (Bratislava, of course, has its own dedicated Places to Go, Places to Stay and Places to Eat & Drink sub-sections)