Hostels in Prague

The capital of the Czech Republic is also the largest city in this country.  It covers an area of 496 km2 with more than 1.2 million residents, which represents nearly 1/8th of the total population.

The country’s official language is Czech, a Slavic language similar to Polish and Slovak. Ability to speak German and English off course can be useful, but you’ll probably have few opportunities to speak French.

The official currency is the Czech Crown, and even if the euro is accepted in tourist sites and restaurants, it is not recommended to use because the exchange rate is not favourable.

Transportation

Prague has two main systems of transport, tram and metro. There are only three subway lines, which do not cover all areas of the city, but are fast and convenient. Moreover, the tram links all sites of interest and is a great way to visit Prague.

In practical terms, if you intend to move primarily using public transportation, buy a travel ticket valid for 24 hours at a reasonable cost (a hundred crowns) which is usable in all modes of transportation. There are other passes for longer stays: 3, 5 or 7 days.

It is not necessary to use public transportation since most of the sites and attractions are easily accessible on foot, but it saves time. For example, you can climb the steps to the Castle from the old town and down the tram.

Try to avoid taking a taxi because problems are common.  Taxi drivers do not always start their taximeter at the start of the trip, and scams are commonplace.

If time permits, biking in Prague is also a good idea.  Avoid driving a car even if the traffic is low, it’s so easy to walk around town…

Hostel - Our suggestions for Prague

Attractions

The old city of Prague

The old city of Prague is worth visiting, with its superb place, miraculously spared by the two world wars and extremely well preserved. Stroll through the labyrinth of narrow streets, sometimes cobbled, and do not miss the main square, a

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Attractions

Petrin Hill

If you have time, remember to take the funicular to reach the top of Petrin Hill, between the orchards and the woods. Beloved of the people of Prague, it is  not only a good place to get some fresh air

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Restaurant

Orange Moon

A good place to visit if you want to experience a new type of food: Orange Moon, a restaurant specializing in fusion cuisine: Thai and Indian. Located in the heart of Josefov, the old Jewish ghetto, Orange Moon offers authentic dishes

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Bar

U Vejvodů

Located in the historic center, near the central square, U Vejvodů, both bar and restaurant on two floors, offers traditional Czech dishes with good local beer, but also international beer. The lower level of the establishment, in the restaurant, features

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Attractions

The Charles Bridge

Prague offers quantities of sites to visit. Apart from its famous castle, there is the Charles Bridge, the oldest and best known of the 14 bridges that cross the Vltava. This bridge is easily recognizable, thanks to the 30 statues

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Music

Karlovy Lazny

If you want to dance, a must is the Karlovy Lazny. Open for over 10 years, this landmark dance place is recognized as the largest nightclub in central Europe. Its five-stories building built in the 14th century offer 5 clubs

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Bar

Vinárna U Sudu

Here is a bar that is worth seeing, five minutes from Wenceslas Square: the Vinárna U Sudu. It might have the look of a tiny wine bar but you'll be amazed when you discover the hidden treasures, no less than

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Attractions

Place Venceslas

In the so-called new town, one of the most important places is the Wenceslas (or Wenceslaus), a former horse market. A very central and lively place, it also allows easy access by foot to many attractions. It is considered a

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Attractions

The Prague Castle

The most important attraction in Prague is the huge medieval castle, which dominates the Old Town. Reputed to be the largest castle with its 570 meters long and 130 meters wide, its construction dates back to the 10th century. Its

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Museums

The Mucha museum

Passionate about art nouveau? Do not miss the Mucha Museum, at the Kaunic baroque palace in the historical center of Prague. The main exhibition of this museum focuses on the works of Alphonse Mucha. A 30-minute documentary completes the exhibition. Address:

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