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“I <3 Praha”
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Hostel Downtown
Ranked #5 of 656 Specialty Lodging in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“I <3 Praha”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

So far on my 4th night here. Reviewing now while I have a chance. The hostel's location is very convenient, right on Narodni just a few minutes from the Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge. Also just a 5 minute walk from the biggest club in Praha and 5-10 minutes away from many clubs and bars, museums and nightlife. The hostel has a very nice kitchen and common area, very comfortable, the piano is a nice touch. The room (biggest dorm) was split in half which i liked, shared bathrooms in the hall outside the room, but in the room was a shower. Just a fun time, really nice staff and atmosphere. The walk to the Castle with Mirek was awesome, there were only 3 of us travellers on the tour so it was really fun and personal, we got an awesome tour of Charles Bridge, the towers, the castle/palace and some nice views. Very knowledgeable. The cooking lesson was fun too.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

The hostels facilities were very good, well located, clean and the hostel staff were very nice. The free tour from Mirek was very good, we saw most of the best places in the city and had a great time with him. The cooking activity was also very fun, We tried some Check food with other hostel's guests. The hole experience in Prague was amazing, I totally recommend this Hostel and the city! Both deserve 5 stars.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Guadalajara, Mexico
2 reviews
Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Clean, big, secure and cheap.

The activities are very nice specially the jazz night with Mirek in a club which is 3 blocks near to the hostel.
Another good activity is the cooking Czech food with Mirek as well and Pavlina Markova.
Defently a good reason to come back to Prague!

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

hostel downtown is in a grat location, really easy to get to and a good base to see the city from.the staff were really lovely, friendly and helpful. they have fantastic free activities ( cooking classes etc.) which are so much fun. the room was clean and comfortable had a fantastic veiw of Prague castle! had a really lovely time and will definitely be going back !!!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

This Narodni hostel is good located, has a nice staff and it´s a great place to make new friends.
There´s a good underground club on the same street, which is great for beers and rock n roll.
The hostel has a great kitchen and good deals.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

Having stayed in many hostels across the world, I've come to realize that booking a hostel is very much a 'hit or miss' situation; you can spend hours reading reviews and looking through pictures but you often don't know if you've made a good choice until you arrive. Upon arrival at hostel downtown, I soon realized that this was an excellent hostel. Bright, colorful, friendly atmosphere among fellow travellers and staff, huge kitchen with everything you could ever need, many brilliant innovative activities and clean, vibrant and creatively decorated rooms and very safe. The evening cooking sessions ran by the staff (we attended Paulina's quiche making session) were free, fun, and an excellent way to meet people. I was even given a deal upon arrival, allowing me to stay in the same room instead of moving half way through my stay, saving me money and making my stay even better. Overall everything I could have hoped for in a hostel and literally a five minute walk from the old town. I know where I will be staying if I return to Prague in the future!

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Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Lindsey really knew her stuff! Probably more informative than the pilsner urquell brewery. I highly recommend it, a great bargain and selection of beer.

The hostel is in a great location and the staff super helpful. A great time overall. I would come back again.

Stayed February 2014
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Property: Hostel Downtown
Address: Narodni 949/19, 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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 656 Specialty Lodging in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hostel Downtown 1*
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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