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Reviews of Downtown Backpacker Hostel

Hostel | Panenska 31 Street, Bratislava, Slovakia 81103

89.6% Overall Rating

341 out of 386 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/06/2015)

"The courtyard terrace was really atmospheric, with a lot of locals coming there to eat and drink."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Pets allowed
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

The local city tax of 1.65 EUR/person/night is not included in the price. Students under 26 with valid student ID, youth under 18, disabled and elderly over 70 are excluded from the liability.

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89.6%

Overall Rating

341 out of 386 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Downtown Backpacker Hostel'

Atmosphere
90.4%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
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Value
91.2%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The courtyard terrace was really atmospheric, with a lot of locals coming there to eat and drink.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There is a nicely done backyard patio, too bad it was cold out when I went. The upstairs living room and kitchen are nice and comfortable. Downstairs at the reception there is a bar/restaurant with good food. Locals come here to eat, so its a mix of backpacker types and locals. I got some hard stares from people so I don't think the restaurant people liked having backpackers walking thru, but you have to. Kozel is a good beer and only 1.30 at the bar.

Disliked: I don't expect people to speak English when I travel, but in a place like a hostel with tourists it is helpful to have someone who can. I only met other travelers, no locals, because of the language barrier.

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Dusan Mrdovic

With friends / other travellers

City break

05 January 2015 Dusan would recommend this property

Liked: staff, pub and restaurant, large common room, clean toilets

Disliked: nothing

88.6%
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Hannah Grundy

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

01 January 2015 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastically located very close to the old town. Had a private twin which was massive, and although it was -7 outside, the room was very warm. The bar downstairs offer discount for guests and had love music one evening. Great to start off your night!

Disliked: There's not enough toilets/ bathrooms for the number of guests as there were only two on our floor with 5 bedrooms (some being big dorms). Although in a private room, the walls are very thin so we felt like we were part of the dorm next door. Not a massive issue for us, but it would be if you need an early night!

The property's response is...

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Brilliant stay. Restaurant very convenient and great quality, staff friendly and welcoming, facillites excellent very easy to meet new people. good location and easy to find. Free welcome drink and discount on food!

Disliked: Beds not the comfiest

94.3%
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Brianna Ford

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

20 August 2014 Brianna would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great, couldn't be better. Hostel itself is cozy and quite beautiful. Good facilities: bar and restaurant (cheap for guests), beer garden in back, kitchen, lounge, washing machine, and many bathrooms. They also offered towels free of charge and lockers for your stuff. Rooms were spacious and beds all right. Showers were great. Staff was pretty helpful. Definitely recommend to other travelers.

Disliked: Brianna left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Rachel Copley

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 July 2014 Rachel would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were very authentic and cosy. There is an excellent choice of food both in the mornings and throughout the day. The common room has TV and WiFi and there are washing machines and dryers available to use. The location was good- just ten minutes into the centre.

Disliked: There were only two showers on the first floor for twelve guests.

The property's response is...

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jack Thompson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

16 July 2014 Jack would recommend this property

Liked: Washing machine and kitchen was free to use. Beds were comfy and big rooms and ample sized lockers. Wifi was freely available and lounge area was always tidy. Overall very god value for money and friendly staff.

Disliked: Jack left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, friendly helpful staff

Disliked: N/a

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

01 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely hostel with beautifully decorated rooms and comfy beds, definitely better than others I've stayed in for a similar price range. Good vibe and an easy place to meet people if you're looking too :)

Disliked: I would have liked lockers to store some stuff, but you can't have everything! Saturday night was really loud with a few stag nights staying, bit that's not the hostel's fault!

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

19 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Felt a bit dead but otherwise a good hostel.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Tina Zach

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

07 May 2014 Tina would recommend this property

Liked: It's one of the best hostels I've been to. Every room had it's own charme, because it was dedicated to a famous painter (Warhol, Picasso, Dali, Mucha,...). The restaurant/bar in the hostel is great, too. Also the courtyard with a little garden and plenty of sitting possibilities was lovely. Kitchen and common room average!

Disliked: Nothing.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Edward James Gorgon

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 March 2014 Edward James would recommend this property

Liked: Very accessible, great value for money, and friendliness of the staff.

Disliked: Some parts of the facilities need repair. For example, some parts of the wooden floor were already giving way under my feet when I was there.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the roomdecoration and the old building. On first floor there is a nice living room and kitchen with enough space for everyone.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Spacious and individually designed rooms

Disliked: A little bit smelly

The property's response is...

100.0%
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U?ur Altunbayrak

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

05 February 2014 U?ur would recommend this property

Liked: Everything =)

Disliked: Nothing =)

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

02 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent cuisine, very cozy room.

Disliked: None

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Stephanie Noble

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 January 2014 Stephanie would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap to stay, food and drink menu was reasonably priced and bed linen is not charged. Friendly staff and close to main train station.

Disliked: Towel is not included and floor got me a little dirty cause it was dusty. No luggage room and breakfast staff member was kinda rude because I didn't know what I wanted within 5 seconds.... Not good layout for solo travellers.

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

04 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere provides for meeting new people and making new friends.

Disliked: The mattresses weren't very impressive/comfortable.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

09 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good Location Good Building, Friendly Staff

Disliked: Not much atmosphere but it was very quite

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The people were very friendly

Disliked: The beds were a bit uncomfortable

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Markus Liebig

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

07 October 2013 Markus would recommend this property

Liked: Almost everything. The old, beautiful building, the pub, the perfect location between castle and the inner city (it's 15 minutes away from central train station), the staff (which was friendly and helpful).

Disliked: Two things. It's a little bit noisy in late evening (because of the pub). Just one big light each room, no single lights for every bed (wondering about this, because actually it's a basic)

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Oleg Trishchuk

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

01 October 2013 Oleg would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to city center, very cheap. Nice welcome drink, 10% discount for the bar, nice breakfasts for small extra price. Historical building, nice common room. Rather nice rooms and a very friendly bar))

Disliked: No public and coffee in the kitchen. Very strange showers. Shower is vertically hanging from somewhere very high in the ceiling. It's quite impossible to wash your body without getting the hair wet, and going to the city with wet hair in autumn is very undesirable. There were no kittens(( Staff said they've grown up and found families.

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

30 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location very close to the main town. The restaurant was really good and the staff was friendly.

Disliked: Bathrooms were not great

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

02 August 2013

Liked: The location is good and the bar is quite nice.

Disliked: The rooms were way too noisy and some of the staff were not friendly at all.

The property's response is...