Does anyone not from the EU/Europe even know where Bratislava is? I doubt it. I had no idea until I was planning my trip. It’s the small capital city of Slovakia, situated between the Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary. I spent about 24 hours in the city, and I found that to be enough honestly. There wasn’t a whole lot to do (especially since it was Easter weekend), but I enjoyed myself nonetheless.
Where I Stayed
Patio Hostel-situated pretty close to the old town and only a 15 minute walk from the bus station. The staff was wonderful when I checked in, even informing me about the supermarket being closed the following day for Easter, thus advising me to stock up on food that day. I was a bit apprehensive at first because it didn’t seem like anyone was keen on socializing, but as the night went on people came out of their shells and it was a great crowd! They even have a Wall of Fame for those brave enough to conquer a shot of absinthe without vomiting. Being an American, I felt compelled to prove my drinking abilities so naturally I did it and succeeded.
What to do in the Smallest City I’ve Ever Visited
As I said earlier, Bratislava is small AF. I was a bit underwhelmed at first, as its a very communist, brutalist city architecturally. The Old Town and the castle on the hill stick out like sore thumbs. Much of the Old Town is crumbling and in derelict state, but it adds to the charm of the odd city.
- Bratislava Castle
- Old Town
- Ice Cream