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Hostel Santini Prague
Ranked #40 of 686 Specialty Lodging in Prague
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Hostel Santini is located in a relatively quiet neighborhood - the Lesser Quarter of Prague. There are only a limited number of restaurants and groceries nearby. A word of caution by the way: there is a mini-market at Nerudova 15/204 which is a total rip-off for tourists; one apple would cost you 50 kc. Apparently this mini-market and the one up above the same street on Nerudova are also owned by the same people.

Luckily tram stations are close by. These trams can take you almost anything in Prague. They are very convenient and easy to use. A 32 kc ticket allows you to use Metro, trams and buses for 90 minutes. You can do grocery shopping using trams.

The hostel itself is nice as it is newly renovated in 2013. Even its WC is beautifully done with marble. Its 17 century ceiling is another attraction.

Most of the staff at the reception are very friendly and helpful. I find the lady from Jersey, US very helpful. The Asian receptionist is not that willing to help out customers though. The hostel should spend some money modifying its guest's door locks so that they would be too noisy when they are locked or unlocked. Some guests find them very annoying. It should also improve its air conditioning system.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Rooms were very clean, wifi worked amazing throughout the property. Every morning they give you a free sandwich and there is coffee, tea, juice and cereal available as well. Location is amazing as it is very close to the Charles bridge but still away from all the noise from the thousands of tourists. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank anewleaf
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Great hostel, really nice staff, located close to the main attractions, good breakfast and offers a lot of things to do in the city, like Walking Tours and Pub Crawls. Has a close ATM nearby. The only thing not so good is that they don't take credit card as payment, only cash. Apart from that, great stay!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank ThaMonteiro
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

We arrived in Prague at the city square hostel, and it turned out that there are four separate hostels run by the same company, which meant we had to travel across the river to the hotel that actually had the reservation. The hotel was just down the street from a small city square with the tram stop, pay parking, and a few places to eat. There was a free computer for internet use on the main floor, and was said to have WiFi (unknown as I didn't check for it). The room I was in was on the top floor, so it was slightly warmer as the A/C wasn't running when I arrived, but was comfortable once adjusted. If you are a taller person, try to book early so you can be in a floor with more head space, as the 4th floor is close enough to the roof that you have to watch out so you don't crack your skull. Breakfast was simple in the morning, with a small variety of cereal and pre-packaged sandwiches (that would also work great as a lunch). The beds were reasonably comfortable (but few beds are designed for someone 6'2" or taller in mind), with a nice single pillow that wasn't too flat or low on stuffing. The girl at reception was very helpful, giving us advice on where to eat and where the night-life in Prague happens, outside of the normal tourist traps. All told, the price for two people was about 1000 CZK (about 50 USD) which was very cheap, considering that everything in town was completely boked, due to the marathon.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Jonathan H
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

I stayed here over the weekend on a weekend break with friends.
The beautiful Hostel Santini is in a great location, just minutes walk to all the main touristy sights.
Fabulous hostel - little has changed since it was a 5 star hotel so amazing value.
Really helpful staff.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

I wasn't sure about staying here because of the lack of reviews compared to some of the other hostels on this site.

However, my friends dragged me here and we stayed for 400 koruna (~20 USD) a night per person (really cheap!) and the service was absolutely amazing. The staffers were ridiculously friendly.
Plus, we got free towels and bedding and breakfast and lockers and even a sandwich to-go each day. The beds were really comfortable and they actually give you a nice pillow unlike some hostels that seem to think a folded blanket works well for a pillow. And the bathroom tile in my room was heated...

On top of this, it's a right near the Charles Bridge but not too close where you have a lot of noise late at night!

I would sincerely recommend this hostel to anyone staying in Prague.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nice hostel in a perfect location!Is in between the castle and Charles bridge! It was a 5 star hotel before became an hostel, so the historic building, where the hostel is, has a frescoed ceiling in wood that is amazing! The hostel is not so clean and the only big problem is that you have to share a bathroom (the same in marble of the previous 5 star hotel) with twelve people! The staff is kind, above all the guys on reception! Breakfast free! In my opinion is almost perfect!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hostel Santini Prague

Address: Nerudova 14, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Hradcany & Letna , Praha 1
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 686 Specialty Lodging in Prague
Price Range: $11 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hostel Santini Prague 5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hostel is located in very historical center of Prague, between the Charles Bridge and the Prague Castle, in the baroque palace from the 17th century, the former residence of baroque architect Jan Blazej Santini. In 1705, he bought Valkounský house (no. 211) in Nerudova street for 3000 gold coins in cash and rebuilt it. 300 years later you have the opportunity to stay in the same palace...Entire palace was expertly renovated so you can still admire painted ceilings or original arches. Free breakfast, internet/wifi, linen, towels and moreEnsuite roomsNon-stop reception, non-smoking hostelLocation2 minutes walk from the Charles Bridge5 minutes walk from the Lennon´s Wall or the Prague Castle 10 minutes walk from the Old Town Square10 minutes walk from the Jewish Quarter 1 minute walk from the Malostranske namesti/square, tram stop/metro stop line A MalostranskaFor free - no hidden fees:internet access + WiFibreakfastbedlinen, towels, iron, hair dryer, shower gelbaggage room and safety deposit boxeslockers in each dormitorymap of PraguetoursFunThe pubcrawl...every night pick up at our hostel!SecurityThe entire hostel is equipped with a modern fire alarm system with smoke detectors and fire extinguishers on every floor, as well as a video monitoring system in the entrance area. Own lockers for your belongings in each dormitory. Entire hostel is non-smoking. 24 hours reception. Keycard room access.We offerfully equipped kitchen with dining halllounge-TV/sat, music, dvdiron and ironing board at the reception deskstorage lockers in dormsbaggage roomsafe deposit boxes...all for free ... more   less 
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