Travelling through Europe can be expensive. Congratulations on choosing Slovakia as your destination. It's one of the cheapest countries in central-Europe. Here are some specific tips on how to enjoy a cheap holiday in Bratislava.
How to get cheaply from the airport to the city centre?
The by far cheapest option is to take the bus. From the Bratislava Airport: Bus 61 takes about twenty five minutes and takes you to central station (HlavnÃ¡ Stanica). The price for one adult one-way ticket is â‚¬ 0.50 for 15 minutes. Since it will take about thirty minutes to get to the centre, it is best to buy the 60 minute ticket for â‚¬0.70 cents.
Eat a cheap meal at Bratislava's best tex-mex restarant
Taco Rey is one popular Mexican take-out restaurant. Opened in 2008, Taco Rey has become a favorite place to eat with a menu of tacos, burritos, nachos, and salads. Located in the Old Town, turn to the right of the Slovak National Theatre, across a little area with benches and Taco Rey is right across.
They have recently opened a second Taco Rey in the food court in Eurovea, so try it if you are there. The best combo is a small chicken adobo burrito with a regular drink and choice of soup or chips with salsa all for â‚¬3.89 (large â‚¬4.39). They also serve breakfast until 10:30 am with a delicious egg and cheese burrito for â‚¬2.19. Coffee â‚¬0.99.
An even cheaper option: Richman
A popular local Slovak fast food, a Richman is a sandwich stand where you can try their ham sandwich for â‚¬1.60 or a hot dog for a â‚¬1.00. Fast and heated Richman's are great for a quick snack while walking, because there isn't any seating available. If you get the chance try the chicken Richman for â‚¬2.30.
Where is it? Right in front of tram stop Å afÃ¡rikovo square (Å afÃ¡rikovo nÃ¡mestie) and KamennÃ© square. (There are additional Richman's around the city)
How much to tip?
If the service was good then a good tip would be 10% from the final amount on the bill. Having worked as a waiter in the past, I always appreciated a tip.
(I wasn't even a good waiter!) So as a general rule of thumb, I always tip 10% at the bars, pubs, and restaurants in Bratislava.
At the hotels, a few Euros are a good tip for the bell boys, taxi drivers, and cleaning ladies.
Enjoy an inexpensive beer at Bar Baron
A popular student pub, you can't go wrong with Bar Baron where beer is pretty cheap, a small glass of beer is â‚¬0.60 and a large beer is â‚¬1.00. Be sure to look up outside of the bar to see another quirky statue of a man sitting on a cannibal!
The location is 31 Commerce Street (Obchodna) and the nearest tram stop is Postova.