HostelBookers Logo

Group of 15 or more?

Contact our Group Travel team directly for a tailor made solution for your group

This property has been booked 6 times today.

A Wild Elephants Hostel

Group of 15 or more?

Contact our Group Travel team directly for a tailor made solution for your group

  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Read all reviews
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

Wild Elephants is the only hostel in the historical city center and the only hostel managed by travelers for travelers. Small in size, but big in passion. Before you book, please read the full description!

Dear travelers, we have an important thing for you to notice. During these cold winter days, when the hostel is fully booked (NEW YEARS EVE especially), it might happen that the hot water runs out for a couple of minutes. Our hostel is in a building which is over 200 years old and has a few issues during the winter, but nothing that cannot be solved with an extra drink, like a glass of hot wine.

Welcome to Bratislava, also known as the beauty on the Danube. Our city has great potential for you to chill out in a relaxed, laid-back town. As opposed to cities like Vienna, Budapest or Prague, here you will find it easy to circumnavigate, find narrow allies with picturesque scenes, small tea and coffee houses and much more.

The Wild Elephants welcomes you to the only hostel in Bratislava run and built by backpackers for backpackers. As some would say, 'mi casa es su casa', and you are welcome to chill in the heart of the historical city center. Located literally 10 steps from the Main Square of Bratislava in a quiet alley next to a small fountain, underneath a big tree.

Our hostel is an experience, unlike many others. We ARE NOT a cheap hotel, so if you are looking for one, write us an email and we will be grateful to send you a few tips. Here you find the complete opposite, especially the homelike atmosphere, where staff and guests form one bunch. This is why we prefer groups of less then 4 people, because otherwise it is difficult socializing. The Wild Elephants is not about Television or other amenities such as Xbox or Wii. It is about meeting travelers, socializing, cooking together, getting locals and visitors mixed up in bars and having the best beds, best staff and best location.

The hostel gives you the opportunity to explore the city just by walking out from the main entrance and getting lost in the narrow streets. We have free WIFI so you can continue doing the online social jazz, when not joining one of our activities. Best of all, our staff will do the best we can to make you feel at home, by offering different trips, movie nights, cooking events and all the enjoyable elephant activities. We mix hip eco furniture with some rustic parts so when you crash on the couch you will feel just like an elephant at home. We are always improving the place and always welcome creative people with great ideas, so open-minded people are more then welcome!

Any kind of groups over 4 are disallowed.
We do not accept stag parties, birthday parties and similar groups of guys that fly in to Bratislava just to get drunk, whatever the number of people is.
Kids who cannot handle alcohol and people under 18 are discouraged from staying here.
We love everyone else though! ;)

+ Government tourist tax is 1.70 EUR per night and is NOT included (except students between 18 to 26 years).
Show less Show more

Check Availability

Fri 31 Mar 2017 - Mon 3 Apr 2017 Change

Room Summary

Day Accommodation Price Selection Total
Standard Flexible Booking:
Payable Now:
Payable Now:

Latest Review

" The perfect hostel experience! Friendly and helpful staff, great atmosphere. I was happy with the room, the mattrace, the bathrooms... 10/10! "

- Anonymous
Read all reviews


  • Free

    Linen Included Free City Maps Free WiFi

  • General

    Security Lockers Common Room Bicycle Parking Breakfast Not Included Adaptors Book Exchange Self-Catering Facilities Utensils Hair Dryers Iron / Ironing Board Microwave Washing Machine

  • Services

    Laundry Facilities Towels for hire Luggage Storage 24 Hour Reception ATM 24 Hour Security

  • Food & Drink

    Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

  • Entertainment

    Board Games Wi-Fi



Age Restriction Credit Cards Not Accepted No Curfew Non Smoking Taxes Not Included

Things to Note

We are a small hostel. Therefor we only accept single travellers or small groups. We do not accept groups over 4, there is no difference if it is 1 reservation or multiple reservations. If you come to our hostel and there is more than 4 of you, we will charge you for the 1st night but you will not be permitted to stay with us.

Government City tax is 1.70EUR extra for every night if you are 18-70. Students 18-26 do not need to pay this tax.
Arriving late at night? The main gate downstairs is locked after midnight, in case it is locked, just ring the bell on the left side of the door (big grey button :P) once and the night receptionist will come and get you in 30 seconds.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay

Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

View all Bratislava Hostels

Hostelworld Mobile Apps

Book on the go with the new Hostelworld mobile apps.

Search and book more than 33,000 properties in over 170 countries, from anywhere.

Newsletter Sign Up

Submitting your info

Thank you for signing up to our newsletter!

Sign up for our newsletter to get the best hostel deals and news sent straight to your inbox. You can unsubscribe at any time.