Central Slovakia Base Camp

The most authentic and wildest part of Slovakia is the central region of the country. Hron valley dividing deep forests of the Carpathian mountains offers great outdoor possibilities, WWII memorials, picturesque towns, folk traditions and authentic atmosphere - all that with great accessibility by car, bus or train. Brezno is the best Central Slovakia base camp to explore Horehronie region in the mountainous heart of the country. Authentic Slovakia offers a unique accommodation in the communist-era retro apartment in Brezno. Try local attractions like minigolf, bowling, swimming pool, sauna or cinema - or head to the mountains around the town.

Retro apartment in Brezno

Our basecamp in Central Slovakia - authentic retro apartment - is located in a quite neighbourhood of Brezno, only 5 minutes easy walk from the bus and train station. This unique accommodation combines a nostalgy of 1970's Czechoslovak communist design with all the comfort of today. Apartment of 50sqm in total consists of a spacey living room (retro furniture, images of communist leaders, board games and LP player included), cosy retro bedroom with a double bed, modern kitchen, bathroom and entrance hall. Apartment is situated on groundfloor of a 4-storey authentic prefabricated apartment block surrounded by greenery.

Max. number of guests: 4

Facilities: LP player, authentic Czechoslovak LP records, retro books, communist board games, retro TV, oven, all the kitchen equipment, shower cabin, toilet, bicycle/ski storage


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What to see in Brezno

Brezno, surrounded by Carpathian mountains, is located in the heart of Slovakia. The town offers authentic atmosphere untouched by tourism, historical square, museum, restaurants and bars, swimming pool, sauna - all for very reasonable prices. Apartment is located only 5 minutes walk from the bus/train station and 10 minutes walk to the historical square.

Tips for trips from Brezno

Brezno is a perfect gateway to the beauties of Central Slovakia. Our retro apartment is located only 5 minutes easy walk from the bus and train stations. From Brezno, you can easily reach 3 National parks, WWII memorials and other great spots. We bring you tips for seven 1-day trips from Brezno that can be done by a public transport.

1. Hiking in Low Tatras National Park

Alpine peaks reaching 2000+ metres above sea level offer kilometres of hiking routes and superb area for cycling. Take a bus from Brezno to Srdiečko or Čertovica (25-50min). Enjoy the views to High Tatras from Ďumbier or Chopok peaks or try caving in the Cave of Dead Bats).

 2. Forest museum and historical railway, Čierny Balog

Breathe the forest and enjoy the ride in historical narrow-gauge railway in Čierny Balog, village located only 15 minutes by frequent bus from Brezno. 

3. WWII memorials

Horehronie region was one of the cores of the Slovak National Uprising against Nazi occupation during the WWII. Visit Nemecká war memorial with museum of Nazi occupation, ghost village of Kalište hidden high in Carpathians or the SNP museum in Banská Bystrica.

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Too far? Take a look on our tours in Bratislava

Post-Communist Bratislava Tour: tour in a classic Škoda car around communist-era highlights of Bratislava

Iron Curtain Bike Tour: cycling tour from Bratislava Old Town to WWII bunker and border zone with Austria

Devín Hike and Drink Tour: hiking tour to visit Devín castle, abandoned military base and wine tasting at local producer

Authentic Wine Tour: wine tasting tour to Svätý Jur, picturesque town in Little Carpathian wine region

Village Pub Crawl: alternative tour to explore authentic local pubs in Záhorie region

Carpathian Castle Ruins Tour: visit medieval castle ruins settled above the Carpathian forests