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“If you get to Prague, you definitely should go to this hostel for a night” 5 of 5 stars
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Hostel Elf
Husitska 11, Prague 13000, Czech Republic (Praha 3)   |  
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Ranked #90 of 552 Specialty Lodging in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London
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10 hotel reviews
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“If you get to Prague, you definitely should go to this hostel for a night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Excellent, helpful staff, nice rooms, everything was clean. Very good atmosphere. The people were very very friendly at that time, and it also helped, that there is was a nice common room, where we could talk it we wanted to. The location of the hostel is also strategic. The breakfast is not expensive but good. The kitchen is well equipped. Many toilets and showers so you don't need to queue. I would only recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Thisted, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Hostel Elf is a good place to stay. Staff is helpful, lots of travellers from all over the world and good facilities (showers, breakfast, computers with internet and kitchen). Beside that, the hostel is very clean.
Only negative tving is, that it is located in Zizkov which is not in the city center. But right next to the hostel there is a bus stop that will take you to the city center for free in 10-15 minutes...

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Pros:
clean toilets and showers and quite a few so there's limited waiting
lockers in rooms - large enough for cabin-sized baggage
breakfast included between 8-11am (from memory)...cold meat, cucumber, bread for toasting, jam, coffee
Free dinner on a Tue eve and hot wine on a Thurs
Approx a 20-30 min walk to town and very close to Florec station (5 min walk)

Cons:
I HATE smokers inside! expect to see the staff smoking around reception and guests smoking in the front common room. If you can't stand it or as mentioned in my title, asthmatic, then my advice is to try and find a hostel where smoking is to be done outside only.

Then again, it's Europe!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I only stayed here for one night and wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. I really like the character of the place, and even though I was in the room most of the time, seemed like a very social and friendly place. All sorts of people from different places hanging out. The kitchen downstairs is nice and they have a fridge (though no freezer I could find.) The wifi works better than most hostels I stay in which is a HUGE plus, although again I only used it for 20 minutes downstairs. They say the wifi works in the rooms but I never got a signal there. That's alright though I had an episode of Dexter downloaded and ready to watch. Staff seems nice and friendly. It's in a good location, a bit out of centre which is nice for me, but still has a lot of cool places very close, and it's a less expensive area than the main town. The hostel itself can be a bit expensive though, for the area. You could stay in that area and still have a good time but going into town does take some walking uphill a few blocks to get to the tram stop. Didn't use the showers but they looked alright, and they give you a towel to use. Breakfast is also better than most (with meat and cheese.) Locker in room for no extra cost. Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Carrboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

My girlfriend and I spent four nights at Elf, and had a great time. The atmosphere is fantastic - there are multiple commons areas, and the place is always full of travelers from all around. The hostel itself is very clean, and the location is decent - about a 15 minute walk to old town square. My only complaint with the hostel is the demeanor of the staff. They acted like we were bothering them any time that we asked a question, and, save for one or two, they were not very helpful. Aside from that, great hostel, and I would recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Lots of amenities, big comfortable rooms, great social space and cheap beers. Would recommend.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Greenock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Fantastic atmosphere, plenty of clean toilets and private showers , never had to wait, own kitchen and computers, cheap beer, foosball table outdoor seating area, can't recommend highly enough. Zizkov is not at all touristy so the bars around are very cheap and friendly. You can get the bus right outside the hostel to old town square or you can walk in about 40 minutes.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Husitska 11, Prague 13000, Czech Republic
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Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Praha 3
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #90 of 552 Specialty Lodging in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel ELF - Your home in Prague !! FREE buffet breakfast!!! FREE coffee and tea 24hrs!!! Proud to be one of the backpackers hostel that opened in Prague in 2000 we can say that hostel ELF is the perfect place to stay. Our cool original independent backpacker's hostel offers cheap accommodation in Prague and is the ideal hostel for the independent traveler and student groups. We are not just bed and breakfast - the hostel has two floors, two common rooms, two kitchens and great outdoor patio, BBQ area, terrace... ... more   less 
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