This is a cheap hostel, and so everything feels like a sleezy, outdated motel, but with (oh joy!) shared bathrooms. This is where you go if cost is your main concern when you travel. Nicely, the old building is somewhat charming, not at all "Communist -Style construction." It actually was some sort of (hospital? orphanage?) run by the Nazis during WWII, but it dates to probably the 1920's. I couldn't tell what its original purpose was. You can see the plaque about its use during WWII on the front facade. Once I got over the 70's-80's, non-matching decor, the somewhat dark and depressing rooms, it was OKAY. Annoying things I couldn't get over: 1) the whole building smelled of cigarette smoke (stinking up my clothes), but I guess that's Europe for you, 2) the beds were hard, the pillows flat, and a duvet (w/ duvet cover) was my only cover. The bathrooms, although shared with everyone on our floor, were clean and updated. The included breakfast was yogurt, assorted breads, jams...more things but I forgot. Not a bad light breakfast, and I'm a fairly picky eater, but you can't choose what they bring out of the kitchen for you. There was a very helpful and friendly man at the front desk who gave me directions and helped me make my first phone call from Europe on their pay phone. The front desk people speak English just fine, but not the cleaning lady or the dining room worker. On our second evening, there was a problem with the water supply and we couldn't use the bathrooms. The hostel staff arranged for us to stay at a near (and nicer) hostel. They called us a taxi and I think it was on the house. I would only stay there again if I had to in order to save a lot of money.
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- Also Known As:
- Pension Jana / Domov Mladeze Hotel Prague