Even though Bratislava Christmas Market is popular, it’s one of Europe’s quieter winter break destinations. But it’s a great place to visit in winter as the city centre is compact and all the main sights are a short walk away.
The city is affordable, and the markets are cosy. In this guide, I list hotels near Bratislava Christmas Market, the main square and close to the train station.
Hotels near Bratislava Christmas Market
The Bratislava Christmas Market is located in Hlavné Námestie and spills into the surrounding streets. During December, the historic centre is lit up with Christmas lights and the markets feature regional Slovak food by local producers and traditional Christmas music.
There are many hotels in this area, and below I recommend the most convenient and those that are excellent value for money.
Top PickArcadia Boutique Hotel
Address: Frantiskanska 3, Bratislava, Slovakia
I’m not sure I would describe this as a boutique hotel, not in the sense of being a contemporary design hotel but it is brilliantly located near Bratislava Christmas Market in the old town. The hotel is within a stunning historic building and the classic design and marble finishes suit it perfectly. Everyone who stays here comments on the wonderfully warm and welcoming staff. The hotel doesn’t use single-use plastic, they limit and recycle waste, food is locally sourced and they support local guides. They also offer electric vehicle charging and bike rentals making this one of the most sustainable hotels in Bratislava.Check Availability
Location of Hotel Arcadia
Aplend City Hotel Perugia
Address: Zelena 5, Bratislava
Directly in the centre of the old town, this hotel might even be too central as it’s in a very busy touristy area with many bars and restaurants. Having said that, if you want to be close to the main square and the Christmas markets, you can’t get closer than here as the main square is only a few steps down the narrow street where the hotel is located. The rooms are modern, spacious and very clean. This is one of the best budget hotels in Bratislava.
Loft Hotel Bratislava
Address: Stefanikova 4, Bratislava
While it’s a little outside of the old town, the Loft Hotel is one of the nicest boutique hotels in Bratislava. It is conveniently located near the Presidential Palace and easily accessible if you’re arriving via the main train station. The old town and centre of Bratislava is a 15-minute walk away, and the hotel is approximately the same distance from the train station. I have stayed here, and it’s a lovely, comfortable and stylish hotel that has an excellent pub restaurant.
City Castle Apartments – Free Parking
Address: Zochova 4, Bratislava, Slovakia
If you would prefer the space and privacy of an apartment, City Castle is the most highly-rated apartment in Bratislava and one of the most affordable. The apartment is very clean and spacious, and the host is helpful if you need anything. Free parking will save you plenty of money if you’re driving as parking can be expensive in the centre of Bratislava. The apartment is a 7-minute walk from the Christmas markets.
For more information on visiting Bratislava at Christmas, read our complete guide to Bratislava Christmas Market that includes sightseeing tip, things to do in winter and local specialties.
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