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Students, international students, interns, backpackers, roomates and digital nomads can book cheap dorms and safe private rooms in downtown Prague, close to boarding schools, high schools, colleges, halls of residence and universities, close to buses or train stations, airports or major attractions in Prague.


Hotel travestito da ostello
Essendo una catena internazionale di hotel ed ostelli, la differenza di qualità si nota subito. Operazioni di check-in e check-out rapide e semplici, stanza molto curata con bagno e doccia, con coperte già fornite dall’ostello e con la possibilità di “comprare” alla reseption asciugamani e lenzuoli. Alla fine chiamarlo ostello è quasi riduttivo...
Great 8.7
Superb hostel and cool staff
Hostel more than good for the price.
Fantastic 9.1
Great atmosphere, clean and comfortable
Welcoming receptionists, large and clean rooms. The +: the location and the hot water in the showers
Fantastic 9.1
Nice place!
The manager of the hostel is very kind, takes the time in case of problems. Dormitory of 8 very comfortable, includes a kitchen area appreciable. The rooms are clean, the sheets are washed. Located in the center, this hostel is very nice.
Fantastic 9.6



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Welcome to Prague

A backpacker favourite for decades, Prague is remains one of the best cities to visit on a budget. Food, beer and wine are much cheaper than in the UK, and with a wide range of cheap hostels on offer you’re more or less guaranteed a pocket-friendly trip. With a compact central district, a city centre hostel is a great choice here – pack comfy shoes, as you’ll do plenty of walking around the castles, historic buildings, art galleries and shops in ‘Stare Mesto’ (the Old Town). And if you’re heading to a downtown hostel in ‘Nove Mesto’ (the New Town) be sure to pack some going out clothes, because Prague loves to party. Hostel groups love it too, of course – which must be one of the reasons they keep coming back to this fun, elegant, great value city.

John Lennon Wall

Wander from your hostel to Velkopřevorské Square and admire the graffiti on the John Lennon Wall. In the 1980s, disaffected youth used the wall as an outlet for their feelings. Now it’s a major attraction, a symbol of the Communist past and a reminder to all that love makes the world go round.

Address: Velkopřevorské náměstí, Malá Strana, 118 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czech Republic

District: Mala Strana

Vlatava river walk

Prague is a river city, and many hostels are within striking distance of the beautiful Vlatava. Take a stroll through the city centre along the riverbanks, and enjoy great views of the Old and New Towns, the Lesser Town and Prague Castle – not to mention those elegant bridges.

District: Josefov Stare Mesto

Kinsky Park

You can spend a very happy afternoon wandering this landscaped park in the shadow of Petrin Hill. It isn’t just trees and lawns – follow the zig-zagging paths to discover wooden churches, hidden pools, statues and waterfalls. The Kinsky Summer Palace in the south of the park contains the Czech National Museum.

Address: Kinského zahrada Prague, Czech Republic

District: Smichov

Charles Bridge

The 600-year-old Charles Bridge connects the Old Town and the Lesser Town over the River Vltava and is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks – expect to meet one or two other backpackers while you’re admiring it!

Address: Karlův most, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic

District: Josefov Stare Mesto

Prague Castle

A visit to Prague Castle is obligatory – though going from a hostel dorm to something of this scale might make you dizzy. The huge complex consists of a royal palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, three churches, a basilica and a monastery.


Address: Prague Castle, 119 08 Prague 1, Czech Republic

District: Hradcany

Old-New Synagogue

The Old-New Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in Europe, situated in Josefov, the Jewish Quarter. Apart from three years when it was under Nazi occupation, the synagogue has held services since 1270.


Address: Maiselova 18, 110 01 Praha 1, Czech Republic

District: Josefov Stare Mesto

Church of Our Lady before Tyn

With its 260-ft-high Gothic towers, one of the best-known attractions in Prague is the Church of Our Lady before Tyn, in the Old Town Square.


Address: Staroměstské nám., 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic

District: Josefov Stare Mesto

Dancing House

The ultra-modern Dancing House is said to resemble a female dancer swaying in the arms of her male partner. It caused controversy when it was first unveiled, but now is one of Prague’s major landmarks.


Address: Jiráskovo náměstí 1981/6, 120 00 Praha 2, Czech Republic

District: Nove Mesto

Old Town and New Town

Prague 1 is where most of the tourist attractions, including landmarks, bars and restaurants are – a hotspot for backpackers and luxury travellers alike. The Old Town and New Town areas are particularly touristy and generally more expensive than other areas. The New Town is livelier, and includes both Wenceslas Square and Republic Square.

Tags Touristy Central


Zizkov in Prague 3 is popular among students and young folk, so it’s great for backpackers looking for a cheap meal or a budget night out. The areas close to the Old Town have some trendy pubs and restaurants – and handily, that’s where many of Zizkov’s hostels are located too.

Trendy Where locals live Restaurants

Lesser Town and Prague Castle

The Lesser Town and Prague Castle areas are the more historical and quieter districts of Prague 1, with fewer bars (but still plenty of hostels). On the other end of Charles Bridge from Old Town Square lies the Malá Strana or Lesser Town district, with Baroque architecture such as St. Nicholas Church and Wallenstein Palace dominate.

Peace and quiet Walking streets Beautiful Buildings

Czech Beer Festival (May)

Is it me, or is the dorm spinning? Although Czech beer has been popular for ages, it’s only since 2007 that the people have had a festival to celebrate the good stuff. Fill your boots on over 70 different beers over a fortnight in May, with live bands and other entertainment thrown in.


Address: Letenská pláň 170 00 Prague 7, Czech Republic

District: Prague 7

St Nicholas’ Eve (December)

Santa makes a pre-Christmas visit to the Old Town Square and the surrounding streets in December for St Nicholas’ Eve, the night before St Nicholas’ Day, which is also known as 'Little Christmas'. Find him handing out sweets and having a beer or two in the bars, accompanied by an angel (who hands out treats) or a devil (who hands out coal).

Address: Old Town Square Staroměstské nám., 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic

District: Josefov Stare Mesto

Witches’ Night (April)

Paleni Cardojenic (Witches' Night), takes place in April. Think Halloween, Czech style. Bonfires with effigies are burned on Petrin Hill to ward off evil. You’ll be sleeping with the dorm light on…

Address: Petřín Petřín, 169 00 Prague-Prague 6, Czech Republic

District: Smichov

Christmas markets (November – January)

Prague gets all yuletidey between November and January, when the Christmas Market season kicks in. Yes, it’s warm in the hostel – but when you’re ice-skating underneath the huge Christmas tree at the Old Town Square, as carol singers serenade you, you won’t want to be anywhere else.

Prague Marathon (May)

Here’s one for sporty backpackers – or anyone looking for a street party. Prague International Marathon takes place in May, attracting 3,000 people in a competitive race and 25,000 in the City Run or Family Run event. The race begins and ends in the Old Town Square, and then the fun gets going, with live bands and street artists.


Address: Old Town Square Staroměstské nám., 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic

District: Josefov Stare Mesto

Transmission (November)

This vast dance event at Prague’s O2 Arena doesn’t do half-measures. With a massive light show, a blasting Funktion One sound-system and a storyline that threads its acts together, it’s an overwhelming experience for backpackers who love their clubbing.


Address: Českomoravská 2345/17, 190 00 Praha 9, Czech Republic

District: Vysocany

Prague Spring International Music Festival (May)

For something more sedate, the Prague Spring International Music Festival brings classical artists, orchestras, opera, theatre shows and other events to the city in May. It takes place at Prague National Theatre and other venues throughout the city.


Address: Národní 2, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic

District: Nove Mesto

U Buldoka

U Buldoka is a music café-bar that has a good choice of delicious and cheap Czech and international lunch menus. Great for backpackers who want to try some local grub.


Address: Preslova 353/1, Prague 5 (Smíchov)

District: Smichov

Phone: 257 329 154

Pho Vietnam Tuan & Lan

Most experienced backpackers have a passion for Vietnamese food, and luckily Prague has a large Vietnamese community. Pho Vietnam Tuan & Lan is one of the most popular options for quick, fresh food on a budget.


Address: Slavíkova 1657/1

District: Zizkov

Vítězné náměstí farmers’ market

Try tasty Czech dishes, cheese, bread and veggies at the farmer’s market at Vítězné náměstí (Victory Square), on Saturdays until 2pm. Grab something to munch on in the dorm, or stock up for a picnic.

Address: Vítězné náměstí

District: Dejvice


CrossCafe is a Czech coffee house chain with outlets around the city, service tasty and inexpensive drinks and food. CrossCafe Florenc, is in the central bus station at Křižíkova 6, Praha – so you can pick something up on the way to your hostel.


Address: Křižíkova 344/6, Karlín, 186 00 Praha-Praha 8, Czech Republic

District: Karlin

Phone: 608 305 035

Mr Banh Mi

What would a Vietnamese food scene be without Banh Mi? Mr Banh Mi serves those classic sandwiches in fresh baguettes – and at around 70 czk a go, the prices are astonishing.

Address: Rumunska 30

District: Vinohrady

Phone: 775 150 429

Palac Akropolis

Palac Akropolis attracts big bands and holds dance nights with some of Prague’s best underground DJs.


Address: 50.082323

District: Zizkov

Phone: 296 330 911


RedRoom is a live music bar that is popular with local expats and very friendly – for backpackers, it’s a good place to pop in for a beer and ask for recommendations on where to head to next.


Address: Myslíkova 283/28, 120 00 Praha 2, Czech Republic

District: Nove Mesto

Phone: 222 520 084

Batalion Music Pub

Prague’s hostel crowd love the comic-book theme at Batalion Music Pub – colourful a welcoming, it’s a two-floor hybrid club-pub near The Wenceslas Square, and occasionally has live bands.


Address: 28 Rijna Street 3, Prague 1

Phone: 220 107 148

Lucerna Music Bar

Lucerna Music Bar, just behind Wenceslas Square, is one of the city’s bigger venues, hosting live bands and dance nights, with reasonable prices for the location.


Address: Vodickova 36, Prague 1

District: Nove Mesto

Phone: 224 225 440

Jiřák farmers’ market

In addition to the one on Victory Square, Prague has a regular farmers’ market known as Jiřák at Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad. It runs from Wednesday to Saturday.


Address: Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad 6, Prague 3

District: Zizkov

Bric a Brac

The clue’s in the name. This easily-missed shop is piled high with vintage and second-hand goods, from mugs and glassware to jewellery and clothing.

Address: Týnská 627/7, 110 00 Praha, Czech Republic

District: Josefov Stare Mesto

Phone: 222 326 484

ProVas Posters

Want to add a bit of colour to those dorm walls? You should probably leave them as they are, but this treasure-trove of vintage posters is a great place to browse anyway. Many of its prints are available as postcards too.

Address: Rybná 21, Prague 1

District: Josefov Stare Mesto

Free entry at museums:

If you’ve booked your hostel at the start of a month you’re in luck – many attractions will be offering free days. The National Museum is free on the first Monday of the month; the Czech Museum of Musicon the first Thursday of the month; the National Technical Museumfree entry on first Friday of the month. Lobkowicz Palacehas free entry on the first Wednesday of the month from 4pm-6pm.

Pick up a 24-hour travel pass:

If you’re going to be travelling a lot, it can work out more economical than buying singles – an adult pass costs 110 CZK for a day, and 310 CZK for three days. And if you do buy singles, remember they’re cheaper at the yellow machines than they are from a bus driver.


To get to your hostel from Prague Airport, take an Airport Express bus to the Main Train Station (Praha hlavní nádraží, often abbreviated to Praha hl.n), where there’s access to line C of the metro. Buy a ticket at the Public Transport Information booth at the airport or directly from the bus driver. For large pieces of luggage, a ticket is required.

For night-time arrivals, take the night bus 510 to Divoká Šárka, then change to night tram 51 to the centre.

By train

SuperCity (Pendolino), EuroCity and InterCity trains come into the Main Train Station. It’s centrally located, just to the east of the Old Town and New Town districts within Prague 1. The station also has services to most large Czech cities, a connection to line C or the Prague metro, and several tram connections.

By bus

Praha Florenc Bus Station is the main terminal for international and national coach arrivals, situated just north of the main train station. There is a metro (line C) and tram stop at the station.

You can buy a single-trip ticket to use with 90 minutes of validation from bus drivers, but it is cheaper to purchase a 30-minute or a 90-minute ticket from yellow ticket vending machines, news stands or tourist information centres. These can be used on any type of public transport for up to 30 or 90 minutes from validation.

Language: The official language is Czech. English is widely understood.

Currency: Czech Koruna (Crown) (czk)

Voltage: 230v. Electrical sockets take standard European two-pin plugs.

Time zone: Central European Time  (CET)

Dialing codes: +420 for Czech Republic, 2 for Prague

Post Office: Central Prague Post Office is at Jindrisska 14 (just off Wenceslas Square), Prague 1. Tel: 221 131 111.


Most pharmacies (Lekarny) are in the New Town, such as: Dr. Max Lekarna, Vodickova 40 (off Wenceslas Square), Prague 1. Tel: 224 235 847

A 24-hour doctor service is available at Centre Prague International, Vodickova 28, 3rd entrance, 2nd floor, Prague 1
Tel: 224 220 040. (Emergency 24 hours): 603 433 833

Tourist Information:

Old Town Square, Old Town, Prague 1. Tel: 221 714 714

Opening hours

Shops are generally open from 9am until about 8pm or later. Bars close between 10pm and midnight, although some are open later.

Emergency numbers: Dial 112 for general emergencies, and 158 to reach the police.