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Hostel Downtown
Narodni 19, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic (Stare Mesto (Old Town))   |  
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Ranked #12 of 566 Specialty Lodging in Prague
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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews
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“Good Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This hostel is good. The only problem is that when we went it was in reconstruction. It is cheap and clean. The rooms are big. Prague is one of my favorite countries. I stayed here two nights and it was really cool. I met here really good people and we made a lot of friends.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The facility was secure, clean and well-run. The friendly staff offer an events calendar for travelers and the facility has free wi-fi. Cristian's free walking tour is a must! The value is good as you are 5 mins walk from Old Town Square but don't have to pay the high price for location. I will stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

A friend and I stayed in a private room with two twin beds and a private bathroom on our recent trip to Prague. Overall this is a great hostel for budget conscious young travelers who don't mind basic amenities. The location is perfect: a five minute walk to the metro, ten minute walk to Old Town Square, and near lots of cafes and restaurants. We couldn't have picked a better location. Our room was very basic but clean and comfortable, and being on the 6th floor, we had no problems with noise at night. The hostel provides free internet and free computer access, plus a large and well-stocked (and clean!) kitchen, and lots of hang out space.

Hostel Downtown is a very good hostel if you are traveling alone or in a small group and want to meet young fellow travelers. Of all of the hostels we stayed on on our trip, Hostel Downtown's environment was the most conducive to socializing. The hostel has group events every night, led by Kristian. My friend and I participated in Kristian's night walk to Prague Castle, which was definitely one of the highlights of our Prague experience, and which introduced us to other guests at the hostel. I also partook in Kristian's dill soup making night, which was fun and introduced me to other guests that we later went sight seeing with.

The front desk staff are young and friendly and for the most part were pretty helpful with answering our questions.

If I was in Prague again and still on a budget, I would definitely stay at Hostel Downtown again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oudenaarde, Belgium
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I stayed for 3 nights in this hostel with four 20 year old friends and we had an amazing time! The hostel is located in the centre of Prague, very close to the most important sights and very close to the most popular clubs and bars. The staff was very friendly and the service is perfect! We had a private bathroom in a big room with a lot of space for the luggage, and it was also very quiet! On top of this, the breakfast was only €3 and the wifi works very good , so this hostel is certainly recommended!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Warsaw, Poland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Clean, nice looking with helpful and nice staff. I was pretty surprised that you can book a two bedroom room almost at the center of Prague(5 min from the old town, by foot). I would strongly recommend that hostel to everyone that wants to see Prauge for a reasonable price. Also, they serve awesome breakfasts for a fair price.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baja California Norte, Mexico
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I stayed there for two nights in a double private dorm (bath was on the outside but exclusive for the room) which I shared with a friend of mine, the best part I would say is very spacious for breakfast, staff is super friendly, Kate specially, lovely girl, she even speaks Spanish!
Location could not be better, close to metro station, closer to tram to go to many if the important places in the city, all in all I would definitely stay there again!

The only drawback is the toilet, too constrained, I could not sit straight :s!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vienna, Austria
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This may be the best hostel i have ever stayed in! People at the reception were very friendly and helpful. our room (8 bed female dorm) was huge, and equipped with a big bathroom + one extra toilet. although it is in the city center, it was very quiet.
their breakfast for only 3€ is a great deal: it is pretty varied and each day they prepare a little sweet surprise (pancakes etc).
what i especially liked about hostel downtown were their activities with Kristian: night walks, beer tastings, cooking etc. My friend and I joined the night castle walk and it was fantastic.
i cannot think of anything that I did not like about Hostel Downtown - I can definitely recommend it to anybody who wants a nice stay surrounded by many nice people.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Narodni 19, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
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Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Stare Mesto (Old Town) , Praha 1
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 566 Specialty Lodging in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel Downtown offers quality and inexpensive accommodation in newly refurbished beautiful building.Hostel Downtown is open all year 24 hours a day. Accommodation is available in apartments/rooms with shower or in shared rooms (dormitories). The reception desk is open 24 hours. Friendly English speaking staff will be happy to help you with all your requests. Hostel Downtown is the first hostel in the Central and Eastern Europe that was awarded a "HI Quality" certificate from Hostelling International. We are very happy and proud! ... more   less 
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