The Cheapest Accommodation
These places are mainly 2 star or basic B&B.
2* Botel Racek is on the river at Podoli (Prague 4). I can't put my hand on my heart and say it's a 3 star so I've included it here. It needs a total refit to make that class. The thing here is how often do you get to stay on a floating boat hotel (personally I prefer the Admiral botel). This one has the advantage of being accessible by tram both night and day. It's opposite the biggest indoor/outdoor pool complex in Prague and next to "Zlute Lazne" (the beach party zone). As a guide, you will find the botel homepage at www.botelracek.cz.
2* Pension Merlin. Also called Guest House Merlin. Five minute walk to Charles Square or a 15 minute walk to Wenceslas or the Old Town. Lots of room options but it can be tricky to understand what you will get. "Bathroom in the room" means en-suite. "Own Bathroom outside room" means you get a private bath/wc but you leave the room to get to it. "Bathroom for two rooms" is shared bath/wc. Double rooms have marriage beds. Some rooms have kitchen. Accepts dogs. Prague hotels may offer local Prague deals so their homepage is at www.accommerlin.cz.
2* Church Pension. Located in Jungmannova above the Divadlo Kalich, very central location with excellent views from the 5th floor. Ten minute walk to the Old Town Square and less to Wenceslas. Cheap options if you are OK to share a bathroom etc. Breakfast available but not included in the price. Prague accommodation with basic amenities (some en-suite). A Christian church pension. The homepage for this hotel in Prague is at www.churchpension.cz.
2* Pension Zderaz. Located a short walk from Karlovo Namesti (Charles Square) which makes it a comfortable 15 minutes walk to the Charles Bridge or 20 minutes to the Old Town Square. The apartments are basic having mostly single beds, a kitchen but no TV (can be hired for extra). They accept dogs. Good for families on a tight budget who need a bit of extra space. Oh! and look out for the Monk!! Prague hotels may offer local Prague deals so their homepage is at www.zderaz.com.
2* B&B Inna Kosova. This is not a spelling mistake (Inna Kosova is the landlady's name). Classic Czech B&B but what a location, right next to the National Museum at the top of Wenceslas Square. Decor is a bit purple but, what the hell. Prices from 18U$ per person and the apartments can sleep four. As a guide, you will find the homepage at www.sweb.cz/kosovainna/us1.html.
2* Pension Platan. Namesti Republiky and Old Town. Previously known as Pension 2000, it is cheap and cheerful. Rooms and kitchenette apartments. TIP: Get the Saint Clement Studio if you can (if you don't mind the stairs). Located in Revolucni about a two minute walk from Namesti Republiky and only has 11 rooms. This Prague accommodation is now represented by a travel agency at www.platan.cz.
2* Pension Beetle. For people happy to use trams as public transport. Take either the tram 4 or tram 22 and a short walk will get you there. Good options for suites and separate bedrooms. Recommended to buy transport passes for adults (remember that an adult with a validated travel pass can accompany a child aged 6 to 14 without the child needing a ticket). Prague hotels may offer local Prague deals so their homepage is at www.pension-beetle.cz.
2* Penzion Manes. Recommended for it's general value and location putting it close to several nice bars and restaurants. Located in Manesova in a grey looking apartment block but the pension is friendly. Doubles are marriage beds. Triples are marriage beds with an extra single. No style but, clean and secure. 10 minute walk to Wenceslas Square or there are tram options one street over in Vinohradska. Prague hotels may offer local Prague deals so their homepage is at www.penzionmanes.cz
2* Pension Domov Mladeze. Also called Pension Jana (there are two pension Jana's here) is at the far end of Vinohradska, a 5 minute walk from the Flora centre/metro/tram. Area is very architecturally appealing. Hotel is basic (floats between 2 star and hostel) but, smart and clean. Quiet cobblestoned street. Various local bars and restaurants within 5 minutes walk. A walk into town would take approx 40 mins or 3 stops on the metro. Prague hotels may offer local Prague deals so they are represented at www.dhotels.cz.
2* Pension Praha. Prague 4 - Chodov. Also known as "AV Pension Praha". This is on the other side of Prague and really I recommend it for families on budgets. Great in the Summer when the kids can use the pool and play in the garden while you relax on the terrace. Once there, your primary method of transport will be the metro which is a 5 minute walk followed by a 15 minute metro journey to Wenceslas Square. Taxi from the airport will be @800kc. I recommend that you buy 3 or 7 day pass (at the airport) as you will get your money's worth. As a guide, you will find the pension homepage at www.pension-praha.cz.
2* Pension Corto. Central location with front rooms overlooking the popular Havelska street market. Overpriced in the low season and not so great value in the high season either. You can get a good deal for a room on the 5th floor if you are prepared to take the stairs. All rooms are en-suite and have tea/coffee making facility. Central location, nothing else to recommend. Prague hotels may offer local Prague deals so their homepage is at www.corto.cz.
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2-3* Pension Borsov. Only 5 rooms. Buried in the Old Town. Strange check-in procedure (You have to walk to a nearby travel agent to get the key). No double glazing so if there's a noise outside, you'll hear it. Great vegetarian restaurant right next door. Rooms are numbered based on the floor (3 floors, no lift). Biggest of the rooms is #11 on the ground. No webpage but many booking sites offer reservations here.
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2* Pension Avalon. Also known as "Pension Avalon Tara" or just "Pension Tara" and has 40 rooms. Very Central i.e. front facing rooms overlook the Havelska street market. This Prague accommodation has basic amenities (includes a mini fridge in all rooms), clean but, no emphasis on style or decoration. Largest rooms sleep four in the "Czech double" format (two double sized beds with 4 separate matresses and quilts i.e. a marriage bed). I think it's a little overpriced for the standard but, if you want central then take a look. As a guide, you will find the pension homepage at www.pensiontara.net.
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2* Pension Florenc. This is located at Sokolovska 41 which is 150 metres from Florenc metro station. Regular trams will get you as far as Namesti Republiky (5 minute walk to the Old Town Square) or 3 metro stops will get you to Wenceslas Square. No Breakfast. Private or shared facilities. Prague hotels may offer local Prague deals so their homepage is at www.pensionflorenc.com.
2* Pension Alfa. Basic pension with single rooms less than 30 Euros a night and doubles @40Euros. All rooms en-suite. No breakfast but dining room and kitchen are shared for guest use. Located in Svornosti which is a fairly busy link road from central Prague, I would avoid front facing rooms. Prague hotels may offer local Prague deals so their homepage is at www.pensionalfa.com.
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 (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 hostel 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 (8 Dorm) rising to 40 Euros for a private single occupied room. Rooms with 4 or 5 beds (usually 2 bunks and a single) have a separate bath/wc. 2 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 hostel 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 hostel homepage at www.praguesquarehostel.com.
Ritchies Hostel. Old Town. This has a great location but goes downhill after that. Now part hostel and part hotel. Very lacking in the "friendly" stakes and it's a noisy street. Includes breakfast. No en-suite. Cleanliness issue at peak times when cleaners seem to be banned from the building. If you want central then this is an option but, you want clean and secure then check other hostels listed here before this place. As a guide, you will find this Prague hostel homepage at www.ritchieshostel.cz.
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. 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 hostel homepage at www.aplus-hostel.cz.
Hostel Sokol. Mala Strana. Located on Kampa almost next door to the Dientzenhofer. 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 30 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.
Riverbank Hostel. This is located at Masarykovo Nabrezi 6 which is 150 metres from Karlovo Namesti metro station. Dorm beds starting at 300Kc and optional single use private rooms from 1000Kc. No bunk beds which is unusual for a hostel. Excellent location as it says right on the riverbank. A walk to the Old Town Square would take about 20 minutes. Prague hotels may offer local Prague deals so their homepage is at www.riverbank.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 hostel 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 hostel 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 hostel homepage at www.czech-inn.com.
Hostel A1. Prague 8 - Sokolovska. Good location so long as you are ok to take a tram into the centre or a short walk to the metro. Either way you'll need a travel pass. Closest metro is Palmovka on the yellow line (B). It's a fairly busy street but it has many shops, some bars and restaurants etc. The area was mostly renovated after the 2002 flood. It's equal cheapest in Prague and cheapest in the area allowing that you'll need to buy a travel pass etc. As a guide, you will find the hostel homepage at www.a1hotel.cz.
Hostel Clown and Bard. Prague 3 - Zizkov. Located in Borivojova but it's only a 5 minute walk to the tramline 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 the hostel homepage at www.clownandbard.com.
Hostel Elf. Prague 3 - Zizkov. Cheap and clean are the words that come to mind even though you have to get past the graffiti wall and flight of steps to get to it. Right next to the main train line so it can get noisy. Public can use the bar... and often do. Twenty minute walk to the centre or three tram stops to Wenceslas Square. As a guide, you will find the hostel homepage at www.hostelelf.cz.
Hostel5. Andel/Smichov. Hostel5 is located about 300 metres from the Andel metro station on the main road Plzenska (just around the corner from the Movenpick). Cheap prices and three types of room/bath options. Prices from 360kc for a dormitory bed and the hostel gives various discounts for long-stay and groups. Breakfast not included. No 24hr reception. I would look at the central hostels first. As a guide, you will find this Prague hostel homepage at www.hostel5.com.
Hostel AZ. Very central location just 60 seconds from the centre of Wenceslas Square. All rooms have shared bathroom facilities. There are private room options. Only problem here seems to be the storage i.e. not vey much room to put your stuff if you are in a dorm. Prague hostels may offer local Prague deals so their homepage is at www.hostel-az.cz.
Hostel Miss Sophies. Wenceslas. 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 hostel homepage at www.miss-sophies.com.
Hostel Bontour. Basic Prague accommodation (10 minute walk to Wenceslas Square or 15 minutes to the Charles Bridge). All bathrooms are shared but they do offer private rooms. Off-season prices from 7 euros with discounts for more than three nights and ISIC. Nice area with many small bars and restaurants. Dorms have an age limit of 30 years old. Prague hostels may offer local Prague deals so their homepage is at www.bontourhostel.cz but the www.bontour.hostel.com webpage is easier to understand.
Hostel Oz. Wenceslas. Located opposite the Narodni Trida metro station. Five rooms available including mixed dorms 7/8 and private doubles. Breakfast not included. No great atmosphere but it's a good location if you want a cheap Prague accommodation option. Rooms on the second and third floors but no lift. Prague hostels may offer local Prague deals so their homepage is at www.ozapartmenthotelspraha.com.
Hostel Rosemary. Wenceslas. 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.praguecityhostel.cz.
Hostel Chili. Wenceslas. 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. 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.
Hostel Emma. Wenceslas. One of the newer hostels here but not in my top 10. Located close to Karlovo Namesti (15 minute walk to Wenceslas Square or the Charles Bridge). All bathrooms are shared. Good option for a single room off-season (without facilities). No Breakfast. Good place to stay but does not have the atmosphere like some of the others. Prague hostels may offer local Prague deals so their homepage is at www.hostel-emma.com.
Hostel Papillon. Wenceslas. Located a 4 minute walk from Wenceslas Square. Well that was the high point. It's downhill from there. Even for a hostel, it has a reputation for not being the cleanest place in Prague and that's being kind. I don't recommend this hostel. As a guide, you will find the Prague hostel homepage at www.papillon-hostel.cz (choose your flag).
Hostel Junior. Wenceslas. This is a 10 minute walk from Wenceslas Square or 15-20 minutes from the Old Town Square. Now part of the Euroagentur group. Lots of room combinations for 4 people up to 8 people sharing a room. Good services like internal restaurant, laundry etc. Includes breakfast. Recommended. As a guide, you will find the Prague hostel represented at www.junior.prague-hostels.cz.
Hostel Mosaic. Wenceslas. This is a 10 minute walk from Wenceslas Square or 15-20 minutes from the Old Town Square. Main selling points are the location close to the river, the hotels extensive "green" design and the Belushi Bar. Breakfast available for extra price. As a guide, you will find the Prague hostel represented at www.mosaichouse.com.
Camp Herzog. Troja, Close to the Zoo. Pleasant area, actually this Prague camping ground is an orchard and has the big advantage of a night tram service allowing cheap travel 24 hours a day. You can find this Prague campsite webpage at www.campherzog.cz.
Camp Sokol. Troja, close to the zoo. This is more of a proper camping ground with much more space and facilities. This is the place I consider to be the cheapest location for campers and budget travellers alike. Open all year round. Reception open 24hrs in high season (July/August). You can find this Prague campsite webpage at www.camp-sokol-troja.cz
Camp Dana. Troja. The third and newest of the Troja camps and it also does a cheap B&B offer as well. You can find this Prague campsite webpage at www.campdana.cz.
Sunny Camp. This is technically in Stodulky but, only 500 metres from the Luka metro station. There is also a bus service. Open all year. You can find this Prague campsite webpage at www.sunny-camp.cz
Camp Convoy. This has a pleasant riverside location at Smichov. Metro is a 15 minute walk. Pricing at the camp is a little complicated i.e. based on number of people, car, caravan, trailer etc, best to send them an email with what you want for a proper price. You can find this Prague campsite webpage at www.volny.cz/convoy.
Camp Drusus. This is right at the city limits at Trebonice. It's a 15 min bus ride or a 25 min walk to the nearest metro station. Open April to October. You can find this Prague campsite webpage at www.drusus.com
Castle - Ujezd/Andel - Namesti Republiky - Vysehrad - Vinohrady - Zizkov
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