Accommodation

 

Some universities and research organisations have their own accommodation facilities for their employees. Ask your future employer or your host organisation whether it is possible to provide you with accommodation.  

You can find accommodation yourself, too – properties for rent are advertised in daily newspapers, regional press and on the Internet. You can rent a flat directly from an owner or through a real estate agency. 

When renting a flat, ask whether the price covers just the rent or also utility costs (electricity, gas, heating, water, phone bills, etc.). Rents are usually paid monthly and deposits for a few months´ rent are common. It is, of course, necessary to sign a lease.

 

 Rental prices depend on several factors:

  • city/town (in the capital city and university towns rents are usually higher)  

  • locality within a city/town (centre/outskirts)   

  • type of flat/house (tower block, brick house, new building, flat/house that has or has not been renovated, etc.)  

  • furnishings  

  • size of flat (number of bedrooms, surface area etc.) 

 

Useful links

Long-term accommodation

  • www.reality.sk –  a nationwide search database (also in English), provides regularly updated rental offers by more than 400 real estate agencies, a list of real estate agencies with contact phone numbers, websites and e-mails

  • http://reality.server.sk – search database; offers from real estate agencies and private advertisements (in Slovak only)

  • www.greenpages.spectator.sme.sk – information and contact phone numbers, websites and e-mails of several companies and organisations in Slovakia, including sections like: "Real Estate, Construction & Architecture" (subsection "Real Estate Agencies"); "Tourism, Travel & Souvenirs" (subsections "Hotels in Bratislava")

  • www.spolubyvanie.sk - private advertising website for accommodation rentals (craigslist style, in Slovak only)

  • www.roommates.sk -  search engines for finding roommates and listing available rooms to rent (in Slovak only)

 

Short-term accommodation

  • www.reality.sk – a nationwide search database (also in English), regularly updated rental offers by more than 400 real estate agencies, a list of real estate agencies with contact phone numbers, websites and e‑mails

  • http://reality.server.sk – search database (in Slovak only)

  • www.greenpages.spectator.sme.sk –information and contact phone numbers, websites and e‑mails of several companies and organisations in Slovakia, including sections like: “Real Estate, Construction & Architecture” (subsection “Real Estate Agencies”); “Tourism, Travel & Souvenirs” (subsections “Hotels in Bratislava”, “Hotels in Slovakia outside Bratislava”)

  • www.ambiente-apartments.com – apartment rentals in Bratislava

  • http://www.ubytovanievmeste.sk - search database (in Slovak only)