If you decide to visit the capital of Slovakia, do not miss the Devín Castle distant from the city center 40 minutes by public transport, 20 minutes by car, boat from the port of Bratislava (April to September daily except Monday and September to October on weekends) - the return ticket price is 13 - for an adult. If you are not going to visit Devín with children, you can also reach it by bike, but the cycle route leads only to the city part of Karlova Ves and from there it is necessary to go along the road.
The first written mention of this castle dates back to 864, it is one of the oldest Slovak fortresses and even though it remains only a ruin to this day, it remains a popular tourist attraction of Bratislava. It is located above the confluence of the Morava and Danube rivers and offers views of Austria. Below the Castle, near the river, there are two memorials - the first victims of the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia, called the Gate of Freedom, which was unveiled on 17 November 2005 and recalls the names of 400 victims who tried to escape across the border in 1946-1989 Europe made of barbed wire, which was part of the fencing separating Czechoslovakia from Western Europe. If you go to this monument, you can see on the left side of the abandoned building, which in the past served as a restaurant and amphitheater, but the current dilapidation and its reconstruction is in sight. Near the Castle there is a falconry and a contact mini zoo, where you can watch flight demonstrations of birds of prey, with which you can also take pictures. Fortunately, after visiting the Castle and its surroundings, there are several restaurants and snacks in the area where you can refresh yourself and taste the traditional Devin's currant. Devín is also a great starting point for excursions to Dúbravská hlavica, White Rocks, TV tower on Chamois or paleontological site Sandberg in Devínska Nová Ves. In Devínska Nová Ves you can also find the Freedom Cycle, or as a result of the 2012 poll called the home "Chuck Norris Bridge". The bridge takes you all the way to the Austrian Schlosshof and is a tribute to the victims who died there on their way to freedom.
Whether you choose from your accommodation in Bratislava to Devín for history, tourism, nature, either on foot, by bike, by public transport or by car, you will certainly not be disappointed. This article and accommodation in Bratislava is brought to you by Patio Hostel Bratislava.
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"Preisleistung Ok. Personal sehr nett. Die Zimmer sind sehr groß und gut aufgeteilt (Familien Suite) Standort ist direkt in der Stadt alles zu Fus leicht erreichbar."
"Хороший хостел за свои деньги. Номера чистые и опрятные. Персонал приветливый. На всех этажах хороший интернет. Посетителям нужно учитывать что берут наличностью депозит за ключ в размере 10€ ."
"Price-quality is good, great location near the historical center, good service overall, well maintained."
"The staff is quite friendly, the hostel was clean and I had a nice time there! Anna, one of the people who work there, is really sweet and made everybody at the bar have some fun. :)"
"Muy buen hostal. Está muy bien ubicado, por lo que puedes llegar caminando a casi cualquier punto de interés. Con lavandería, cocina y bar"
"I highly recommand this place. It has everything you need. Kind receptionists."
"Svojou cenou a kvalitou je to to najlepšie čo môžte v centre Bratislavy nájsť"
"Gutes Hostel. Nicht allzu extravagante sehr schlicht in einem Hinterhof. Mit einem internen Außenbereich und integrierter Hostel Bar. Für 2-3 Tage aber mega ausreichend. Den Preis von 7-10€ für ein 4-6 Zimmer sollte man noch positiv Hervorheben."
"El mejor hostel de Bratislava. Cerca del centro, barato y cubre todas las necesidades. Cocina grande, lavandería e incluso un bar dentro!"
"Affordable and very good hospitality. Clean and tidy. Locker facility for luggage in the rooms is also available. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are served for free during hostel party. We played games like chess, table football etc. too"
"Hostel muy bien ubicado, muy limpio, tiene lavadoras, secadoras y tendederos lo cual le da un +, tiene bar en la planta de abajo que abre de 17 a 00 y esta muy bien para relacionarse con la gente del hostel. Nuestra experiencia fue buena!"
"It's better than expected, definitely recommend it"
"It was nice and clean place to stay. They even offered a welcome drink to all guests. They also had common area to play diffrent games."
"Good location near city center, nice kitchen, free PC to use, free washing machine, pub downstairs, good vipes, I recommend it!"
"For the price this Hostel is brilliant! The volunteers (staff) are all friendly and willing to help. The bar is cheap and a great way to meet people, if you join in with the games you get a free pint! The beds are comfy, everywhere is clean, well equipped kitchen and washroom. I would stay here again."
"ubytovňa je skromnejšia, záchody aj sprchy na chodbe, ceny by mohli byť o niečo nižšie. Oceňujem jeden drink na účet podniku pre hostí."
"Hostal perfecto en la preciosa ciudad de bratislava."
Elena Mas forteza2020-01-09
"Skvelé miesto, príjemná recepčná, čisté izby, teplá voda, uteráky,fungujúci výťah, bezproblémové parkovanie. Ako keby ste neboli v blave, tá je a keď výjdeš z podjazdu. Super odporúčam."
"Such a great stay at patio hostel! The rooms are nice, everything is clean. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. Luan and Clara were the most amazing staff! Those two really changed the atmosphere of the hostel and made for some great memories. Would love to come back again!"
"Ottimo ostello, zona centrale figo il bar e la Common room. L-1 amazing worker there too"
"We came in the hostel for this duration and hostel staff was good and polite. Also sarthak rajora created the good vibes to makes us comfortable and welcomed Also shout out to the bartender Kristina for making us laugh and having a blast with her!! Cheers Patio!!"
"Luan and Clara were great. They really took care of us during our stay and went above and beyond. They even made sure we had somewhere local and fun to go after the bar was closed and showed us around. Super sweet. Affordable hostel too and a great place to meet a bunch of people."
"Amazing hostel, vert nice, clean, friendly reception and well located. Pub downstairs with events, washing machines lot of facilities and amazing atmosphere. I can only recommend, thank you for the good time"
"I loved it! This hostel is alive, there's a magical vibe. They offer everything you need, even free self service laundry. The bar is amazing! The guy Thierry did a great job at hosting the drinking games. 1000% recommended. The had a great time. I'm looking forward to go back."
"Un hostel completo, económico y bien ubicado. Lo recomiendo"
"Výborná cena a výkon."
"Bien situado, al lado del centro, tranquilo. Literas bien y baño muy bien."
"Велика , простора кімната. Чисто. Привітливий і вічливий персонал."
"Great hostel, nice people, rooms clean. I recommend. Good position. Great prices."