Prague Hostels – The Cheapest Accommodation
All of the Prague Hostels on this page are open all year. They all offer great locations and lively atmospheres but take a closer look to find what special features they have. Some offer breakfast as part of your stay or hi-speed internet or a bar etc.
Hostel Tyn. Old Town. The hostel has 17 rooms of various sizes. No en-suite. Maximum 5 sharing. No freebies like breakfast or internet etc. Prices start at 400kc (for a place in a dorm). You are paying above average for a very central but, quiet location less than 1 minute to the Old Town Square. Also in the same block is the Beas-Dhaba vegetarian restaurant. I recommend this place for those wanting central and secure location. As a guide, you will find this Prague hostels homepage at www.hosteltyn.com.
Old Prague Hostel. Old Town. This is on the border of Old Town and Namesti Republiky. Lowest price is 10 Euros (For an 8-Bed Dorm) rising to 40 Euros for a private single occupied room. Rooms have 4 or 5 beds (usually 2 bunks and a single) have a separate bath/wc. Its a two minute walk to the Namesti Republiky metro/tram and a 6 minute walk to the Old Town Square. Free breakfast and internet. As a guide, you will find this Prague hostels homepage at www.oldpraguehostel.com.
Prague Square Hostel. Old Town. This is the sister hostel to “Old Prague Hostel” listed above. Same pricing but there are no separate room wc/bath options and this hostel is a bit bigger with dorms sleeping 10. Free breakfast and internet. As a guide, you will find this Prague hostels homepage at www.praguesquarehostel.com.
Little Town Hotel. Mala Strana. It’s a hostel. Great location facing the entry of St Nicholas church in Malostranske Namesti. Different options for rooms depending on number of beds and whether you are willing to share a bathroom etc. Prices are per person as is usual for a hostel. Breakfast is extra. The company runs 4 hostels in the city. Prague hostels may offer local Prague deals so their homepage is at www.littletownhotel.cz.
Hostel A-Plus. Namesti Republiky. Located at the far end of Na Porici i.e. 15 minute walk to Namesti Republiky. Front facing rooms overlook the highway. It’s a hotel and hostel. Free internet, buffet breakfast etc. 100 metres from Florenc metro. Fifty metres from tram stop but, you’ll find the metro more convenient to get around, especially to Mustek (Wenceslas Square). As a guide, you will find the Prague hostels homepage at www.aplus-hostel.cz/en.
Hostel Sokol. Mala Strana. Located on Kampa. Cheap prices considering the location on this side. Dorm beds from 16 Euros. Double room with shared bath from 28 Euros. No breakfast. Guarded parking. Swimming Pool (public at weekends). 20 minute walk up to the castle and 15 minutes to the Old Town Square. Avoid Kampa Park at night if possible. Prague hostels may offer local Prague deals so their homepage is at www.hostelsokol.cz.
Hostel Franz Kafka. Old Town. Opened in 2009 in Kaprova (links the Old Town Square with the river road) at the Kafka Square end of the road. Prices are competitive and low season dorm beds go for less than 10 Euros but its not been open long enough for proper reviews. An option for people who want to stay central. Breakfast available but not included in price. Prague hostels may offer local Prague deals so their homepage is at www.czechhostelfranzkafka.com.
Travellers Hostel. Old Town. Also known as Pension Dlouha (but it’s definitely a hostel). One of the original hostels, it used to be recommended by me but, now overtaken by Tyn Hostel, Czech Inn and Miss Sophies. Travellers has the “pack’em and stack’em” business attitude now and they’ve drifted into apartments as well. I hear too many reports of people staying one night and then moving onto somewhere else (some don’t even stay the night……..). As a guide, you will find this Prague hostels homepage at www.travellers.cz.
Hostel Boathouse. Prague 4 – riverfront. This is personally recommended and is located on the riverfront at Branik. Accessible by trams both day and night (eight stops to the centre or approx 12 minutes). VERY popular in the Summer because of it’s close proximity to “Zlute Lazne” which is the beach party area of the riverside. Has an excellent restaurant called Soho+ and a nice Greek restaurant a bit further up the road. As a guide, you will find this Prague hostels homepage at www.hostelboathouse.com.
Hostel Czech Inn. Prague 2 – Vinohrady. This is possibly the highest standard hostel at present with the exception of Miss Sophies (October 2006 – they are sister hostels). Lots of new fittings etc. Attracts a good crowd by the sound of it. Not the cheapest by far and you’ll be using trams or the metro most of the time (buy a travel pass). Recommended. As a guide, you will find this Prague hostels homepage at www.czech-inn.com.
Hostel Clown and Bard. Prague 3 – Zizkov. Located in Borivojova but it’s only a 5 minute walk to the tram line in Seifertova. Opinions vary along the lines of “laid back”, “great”, “old and dated”. It depends on the time of year I guess. I used to recommend this place more as it was cheap. Now I’ve switched to Miss Sophies. Young crowd and has the “atmosphere” often looked for by hostel clientele. As a guide, you will find this Prague hostels homepage at www.clownandbard.com.
Hostel Miss Sophies. Wenceslas Square. The first of a pair of modern hostels (the other is the “Czech Inn” in the Vinohrady area) and I personally recommend both. Excellent facilities, lots of options for dorms (up to 5 sharing), en-suite rooms (single/double/twin) or even private apartments. Free internet, breakfast (with kitchen) included. Friendly staff. As a guide, you will find the Prague hostels homepage at Sophies Hostel.
Hostel Rosemary. Wenceslas Square. Prices based on Winter/Summer seasons and starting at 10 Euros a night for a larger dorm. Prices do not include breakfast. Private en-suite rooms with kitchenette available. Pretty good location about 3 minutes walk from the main railway station and another 5 minutes to Wenceslas Square. Prague hostels may offer local Prague deals so their homepage is at www.rosy.cz/en.
Hostel Chili. Wenceslas Square. Located at Pstrossova 7 in the New Town. 12 minute walk to Wenceslas Square or 15 minutes to either the Old Town Square or Charles Bridge. This place has the atmosphere looked for by backpackers. Dormitories are mixed but private rooms can be turned into mini female-only dorms. Deposits are required for electrical goods, key/linen etc. Nice beer cellar and a small games room for relaxing with a beer and playing a little pool or table football. Breakfast is not included but at 80kc for a buffet is worth it and it’s served to the room………JOKING… Prague hostels may offer local Prague deals so their homepage is at www.chili.dj.
Hostel Downtown. Wenceslas Square. Basically fill in the arrival/departure and click OK. You’ll be presented with “average” prices for different types of rooms. This place has a female-only dormitory. There’s a good deal for 4/5 people sharing a room with bathroom. Other than that there are better options for hostels. Located in Narodni about 150 metres from the National Theatre and a 6 minute walk to Wenceslas Square. Prague hostels may offer local Prague deals so their homepage is at www.hostel-downtown.cz.