Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia, located in the most western corner of the country at the shore of the Danube River. The city's main attractions are its pleasant medieval Old Town, the largest communist time-fashioned concrete apartment building in Central Europe, located directly at the banks of Danube River, and Bratislava's medieval fortress. The city also has a great zoo, as well as a small botanical garden and a few larger parks with public barbecuing. Bratislava also has a number of major shopping centers and the small "Paparazzi" statue."
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Bratislava forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Bratislava is quite a cheap destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $39.85, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $136.64, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $42.89
- Hotel (3 stars): $61.66
- Hotel (4 stars): $74.80
- Hotel (5 stars): $109.08
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $8.76
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $14.24
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.64
- Meal, McDonalds: $6.03
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $5.48
Bratislava has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 68.8 (better than United states average 48.3)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 87.6 (better than United states average 70.0)
- Walking alone at night: 64.8 (better than United states average 42.1)
More information: Bratislava safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.