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Hostel Emma
Ranked #343 of 650 Specialty Lodging in Prague
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Not the cleanest...”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

We stayed here for three nights last summer. The good bits were: it's location; we could come and go at any hour as the receptionist would let us in; the staff were helpful. But there were plenty of bad parts. It was cheap so we weren't expecting much,and although we didn't mind it being basic, it was very dirty. The rooms and corridors all smelt of damp, especially the kitchen, which had cutlery but no washing up liquid, so who knows when they were last cleaned. The bathrooms were clean, and we did see the cleaner there everyday.So if you want somewhere cheap and you are only staying briefly then I would say it's alright, and it is very close to tourist attractions, bars, tram line etc. But don't expect much.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Stayed in a 4 bed female room. Spacious room with desks and lockers. Good bathroom. Very quiet. Good location. Kitchen and computers to use downstairs. Good value. Slept in our sleeping bags as the sheets didn't look the cleanest in the world. Bunk beds were rather uncomfortable as was possible to feel the bars underneath. Think mattresses and thin duvets.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Budapest, Hungary
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Emma hostel was a great accommodation during my 4-day-trip in Prague. It is situated in the old town, none of Prague hostels have such ideal situation! The building is hostorical, authentic, I liked the athmosphere. Our room was simple, but perfect to sleep and relax.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Spent a night here while visiting Prague a few weeks ago. If I had to do it again I would not stay here. The whole interior of the place give the impression of a derelict building. The rooms were extremely basic, no locks on the toilet or shower room door and the kitchen facilities were lacking. Aside from the look of the place, the staff were extremely unfriendly and unhelpful. There was a young man working in reception and he could not have been more unwelcoming. The best part of the stay was getting out of there the next morning.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Got there to be greeted by a very rude chap who sneered when we tried to use UK driving licences as ID, he also scoffed at us when we tried to explain we thought they were valid, as they are throughout the rest of Europe. The room isn't actually in the hostel building, but round the corner - we were staying on the third floor, which meant using an unlit staircase with broken windows and plant pots filled with soil on the landings. The room door was opened to us by the clerk's foot, and the first impression of the room is "what have we let ourselves in for?!". We were in a private room, with *dirty* beds, I even found a pubic hair on my bedsheet and woke up the next morning to find bed bug bites on my back and legs. There was also a damp patch on the ceiling with loose wires hanging from it. The facilities are poor, not even employing proper locks but using chains to keep bathroom doors shut, of which themselves are in poor repair. The security is also an issue, it relies on other residents to actually lock the door on their departure from the building, numerous times we came back to find all the doors leading up to our room open (there are two internal doors). The room door didn't properly fit either, and owing to it being paper thin, we could hear everything going on in the corridor. Do not stay at this place, cause a public offence and stay at the local lock-up instead.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

I stayed here with 9 friends as part of a stag do. We only used the rooms as a ground base and didnt spend much time in them. The room I stayed in was upstairs and was ok. The beds were very basic with the pillows and duvets had seen better days. The 2nd room was down stairs and as mentioned in previous posts this room was like a bunker and apparently a lot of noise could be heard from outside. To get to this room you had to walk down a narrow set of stairs and through the kitchen which could have done with a good clean.

The location was good, about a 20-25 min casual walk into the old town and there was a great bar across the road. Drinks were very reasonable here.

All in all for the price this place does the job but If i was to go back i would shell out a little more money and stay in a better hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Kyyiv, Ukraine
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

As we had to spend only one night in Prague, we didnt choose accomodation very carefully; the main thing we paid attention to was location, which was the best thing about this hostel. During the trip we stayed in several places, and it was always difficult to find them, so location of Emma Hostel was such a relief :D Basically, we booked our beds separately, so it was not a surprise that we werent sharing the same room, but instead of 6 beds room, by friend was living with 7 more people, and I was more lucky - with 3 :D (the street outside my room was noisy, also there was a shop or something, and its neon signboard was bothering a little bit). It was not a big deal for one night, but if you are going to stay longer it may be uncomfortable. Anyway, staff was nice and friendly, bathrooms were clean, but the kitchen wasnt. It was the first time I saw such a mess in a hostel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hostel Emma
Address: Na Zderaze 267/10, Prague 120 00, Czech Republic
Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Nove Mesto (New Town) , Praha 2
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Ranked #343 of 650 Specialty Lodging in Prague
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Emma 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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