Starting from July 1, staying at a hotel, hostel or other short-term accommodation facility in Bratislava will come with a higher accommodation tax for visitors to the capital.
The Bratislava City Council approved the change on May 25.
The tax will increase from €1.70 a person per night to €3.50 a person per night in Bratislava’s Old Town, a 105-percent increase. In other boroughs, the tax will be fixed at €3.00 a person per night. This is a 76-percent increase.
In 2022, the income from tax on accommodation amounted to more than €3.5 million. This year, Bratislava should collect about €4.8 million. A year later, the tax should bring more than €5 million to the municipal budget.
People living with a disability, over 70s, and students are exempted from paying the tax.