Please help, i will be in Slovakia for 2 or 3 days in september. But i am not sure where to go. All i am after is a reasonable sized town with cheap hostels either near the Tantras or Western Slovakia.
Will be entering Slovakia from Poland and leaving into Czech Republic.
Hey! Try Levoca or Kosice. Both are in the East and reachable by Poland. I took a train from Krakow to Kosice and spent a night there and a night in Levoca. Id suggest getting to Spisky Nova while you are in the area, to see one of Europe's biggest castle. Amazing.
I just realized you said West! DOH! anyway if you enter from Poland this is still a nice region to go to.
[ Edit: Edited on Aug 8, 2008, at 3:05 AM by coldwarspy ]
i stayed at the ginger monkey hostel in zdiar which is a small town in the tatra mountains in slovakia... it was GREAT! they have a website, so just google them but it was really great... i loved it there, and everyone else whos been there has said the same thing!! awesome place...