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“Great People, Great Location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wild Elephants Hostel

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Wild Elephants Hostel
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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45 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great People, Great Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

This hostel is not big on the slick amenities that you seem to find everywhere these days but the great staff, fantastic location, and affordable price more than make up for it. The welcome was great with the front desk doing a walk through of the hostel and providing a city orientation and suggestions for activities. The staff was always organizing things and inviting everyone to come along. Everything was clean but the furniture was a bit ad hoc (think college apartment).
My favorite part was the location. Right in the heart of the old town with a lovely square in front. The square had a bubbling fountain and a little souvenir market. Everyday there was a street performer playing a traditional shepherds instrument you could hear it from the room. If you are staying in Bratislava staying in Old Town is the only way to go.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

The staff and owner are extremely friendly, make you feel very welcome, they just made the whole visit there worthwhile. They organised a trip to the pub district before visiting the local nightclub, Subclub.
The rooms were just fine, kitchen facilities, strong Wi-Fi signal, hot water when you want it.
I would definitely recommend, and am already trying to organise friends to visit for their birthday.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

I didn't know what to expect for my first solo stay in Europe, however after finding the hostel easily despite the current heat wave, I was immediately welcomed by Jakub, Vic and the cool volunteers there. Bratislava always seemed to have something fun to do in the evenings and the hostel gang always made sure we were involved. Dorm room was comfortable, common room friendly and fun and the rest of the amenities were all you could need. Can not recommend this place enough especially if you want to make friends and feel welcome in a new place. Look forward to going back already.

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Kiev, Ukraine
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

We were not very picky about the hostel in Bratislava because it was 23 o'clock and we needed something right now. So we just looked up for something cheap - and it was pure luck! The cheapest rooms were in the hostel just in the heart of Old Town. Charlie on the reception was glad to see us, told us what to see and what to do in the city. The room and bathroom were clean. Although the breakfast was no included, in the kitchen there was some shared stuff for breakfast, so we just needed to buy milk for good start of a good day in Bratislava. We left our luggage in the hostel, and when we came back in the evening, we had our tea and made some new friends before going away.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

big thank you to Charlie and Vic, they made my staff amazing, very social and fun, took a group of us out for a pub crawl to all the cheap bars, 1 euro for beers and shots, the building itself is still being renovated and could use more hot water, dorms were big and comfortable with large lockers to keep personal items secure, kitchen area was also large enough to hold 10 people, common area was quite small but serve its purpose for meeting others

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Akron, Ohio
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315 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

almost affordable, decent kitychen... rooms a bit dodgey... staff cool as hell... great location... need world map... small library, no TV or DVD... WiFi... Rooms can get a birt stuff... Bathrooms pretty good

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Redruth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

This is hands down the best hostel I have stayed in. On arrival I was greeted by volunteers working the desk. They were very professional and show a keen interest in everyone's story. Every night I stayed there was an event in the evening that we were all keenly invited too. It's such a great atmosphere and as a result everybody opens up, relaxes and makes conversation with one another. You are actively encouraged to go for dinner, a beer and maybe a club as a group but at the same time if you need a rest you are left to do that and do not feel pressured in anyway to participate. The 10 bed room that I stayed in was spacious and clean with a decent en suite shower room. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone that likes to meet amazing people and have fun! Definitely coming back!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Wild Elephants Hostel

Property: Wild Elephants Hostel
Address: Frantishkanske namestie 8, Bratislava 811 01, Slovakia
Region: Slovakia > Bratislava Region > Bratislava > Staré Mesto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 64 Speciality Lodging in Bratislava
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Wild Elephants welcomes you to the only hostel in Bratislava run by backpackers for backpackers. As some would say, 'mi casa es su casa', you are welcome to chillax 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 big trees. ... more   less 

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