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“Good location poor wifi”
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Balbin Hotel
Ranked #386 of 649 Hotels in Prague
Penang, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
258 reviews
101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Good location poor wifi”
Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Now I know you get what you pay for but Prague during New Years is sooo expensive so I had no choice! A great location with a short walk to the square and old city. Down sides were the really poor wifi that rarely worked and a filthy shower that had mould in all colors of the rainbow. We got clean towel on our second morning but the bed wasn't made. Wouldn't reccomend. Just pay the higher prices and stay somewhere better

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

Some of the good points are the staff were super happy and friendly. The hotel is was clean and fresh white linen and towels. Location is great and very close to everything. Rooms are a good size with plenty of storage and plug sockets. Downside: Not easy to find, there is no hotel sign outside, you need to follow the numbers and just ring a bell, walk up some stairs to the small lift. The hotel is located on the top floor in an old building. The hotel room is large but only had one small radiator so it wasn't warm enough. The shower socket was broken so you had to hold the shower in your hand, no complimentary toiletries apart from a bar of soap. Being on the top floor there are no fire exits or evacuation routes. You have to use a key to unlock the hotel door to get out. Didn't feel particularly safe.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

We book this pension for our friends and they really enjoyed this small pension , it doesnt have so much facilities and is basically b&b. But that all you need in prague where you can find everything. Wifi was weak, however free wifi right across to sushi restaurant called cafe buddha, great sushi was perfect as well. Breakfast is average dont expect any specialities is basic but ok. Room are clean and new furniture. Tram is two minutes away, downtown just five minutes walk. For the price i would recomennded

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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76 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Location is good: near the Central Station, 10 minutes walk to Václavské náměstí or Wenceslas Square.
Price is OK for such location
Staff was friendly and helpful
There were problems with wifi (very weak signal). A lot of noise from the corridor during the night (door slamming)
Yes, there're the stairs from the street to the elevator and the second one from the elevator to reception so with heavy bags it could be the problem.
The breakfast was very basic but the room was rather big

Room Tip: try the room at the upper floor (above the reception) - it could be more quiet there
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Messina
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Nice little hotel about 5 mins walk from Wenceslas Square. Pity there is no reception and the hotel is on the 4th floor and breakfast on the 3rd. I was a bit disappointed with breakfast, I think some little cakes should be added. The room was fine with nice furniture which looked quite new. All in all it was ok for 4 nights. The staff was very polite and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Prague
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

The only problem was I wasn't sure how to get in when I arrived and it was hard having to carry a heavy suitcase up the stairs.But i would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Flexible English speaking staff. 24hr desk (most places in this price range do not offer this.) Good included breakfast. Fair euro:crown exchange rate. Elevator tiny and jumpy - better to walk the 4 flights but tough with luggage. Cheap minibar/refreshments. Great location.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Balbin Hotel
Address: Balbinova 409/26, Prague 120 00, Czech Republic
Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Vinohrady & Vrsovice , Praha 2
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #386 of 649 Hotels in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Balbin Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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