We are pleased to be returning to Hotel IBIS-Centrum again this year. It is a part of the ACOR HOTEL chain which has moderately-priced hotels throughout central Europe. As you can see on their website, the hotel is bright, cheerful and well-maintained. Two additional features have made this our choice: a great breakfast buffet, all you can eat, and secondly, that it is a short walk to the Bratislava Conservatory and Old Town Bratislava.
There are many wonderful restaurants in the city of Bratislava! For a quick lunch between festival activities, one of the most convenient and student friendly restaurant near Konservatorium, where you can eat like a local, is the Kozia Brana. It’s a convenient short walk from the Conservatory of Bratislava. They try to expedite our service when we come in since they know we are on a schedule. Their menu includes soup or salad, and a choice of entrée (vegetarian and non) plus a soft drink. You’ll have to spring for dessert if you’re so inclined.
Another restaurant recommend by our local assistant manager is the Downtown Backpacker's Hotel and Restaurant. It is even a shorter walk from the Conservatory of Bratislava, and it is favored by local students for its speedy service, delicious food, and very reasonable price. Here is a link to some examples of their daily lunch menu. http://www.backpackers.sk/daily-lunch-menu/
Many participants prefer to explore the Old Town area for evening meals and try different restaurants, have pizza, or just pick up some jogurt and fruit and keep supper light. You will find that food in Bratislava is fairly inexpensive compared to other major cities in Europe.