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Hostel Chili Prague
Ranked #448 of 656 Specialty Lodging in Prague
Nagykanizsa, Hungary
1 review
“Bedbugs”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

The beds were teeming with bedbugs, I got bitten all over my arms,legs,neck and head!
On my sheet there were some greyish-blackish stains of suspicious origin, and the mattresses were terribly hard as well.
The shower room was very small, the sink was a little blocked, so there was some dirt and hair on the floor from the previous user...
But the biggest problem was really this situation with the bedbugs.
I was suffering from the bites throughout the whole week afterwards. Even needed some medication.

Being very near the city centre It indeed has a great location, but this seems to be the only great thing the establishment can offer you.

I would never stay there again, and would not recommend this hostel to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Lockers did not work.
We had our backpacks with valuables stolen.
Dryer broke with our clothes in it.
Extremely unhelpful and unfriendly staff even when we had been robbed in their hostel.
Bathrooms unclean.
Sheets not changed.
Location was good.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Decatur, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2013

If you're looking for a really cheap hostel, and that's it, then Chili Hostel is a good contender. But if you have even moderate standards for cleanliness and hospitality, then it's definitely worth it to spend the extra bucks on a slightly more expensive place.

The kitchen was absolutely filthy. It's what we first saw when we were waiting for our rooms, which didn't set a very good tone. We had plenty of time to evaluate it since the incompetent staff couldn't care less that we had to wait 30 minutes to check in (because of a "shift change"). In our room, we found dirty dishes with mold growing in them, which made us think twice about the supposedly "clean linens" on our beds.

Restrooms were unpredictable, and most without hot running water. Cold showers and waiting got really old after a while. Not to mention, the teeny bopper night club just below the window that kept sleep at bay til the week hours of the morning.

Unless you're really just dirt poor, I'd keep looking.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

I came in 2007 and in 2011 so I can't be sure what it's like now, but I wanted to stay there again this summer because I had loved it both times, but there was no room.
No Prague is one of my favorite cities in Europe and this place always complemented my time there.
Admittedly you're not paying for 5* luxury by any means, but sleeping arrangements are sufficient, room space is more than needed and the windows that look out onto the streets really immerse you in the Czech culture.
Reception staff have always been kind and respectful. Plus they're like 10 computers and free wifi available which is always useful.
Small kitchen but good nonetheless.
The games room downstairs however is pretty crap to be honest, unless they've sorted in out, but I doubt it.

But the best thing about this hostel is its location. Ten minutes walk from the Old Town, the best pub in the entire world is 30 seconds down the road 'Cafe/Bar Popocafepetl Na Struze'. Cafe Lovre (where Einsteain drank coffee) is 5 minutes walk. The biggest club in central Europe is also 5 minutes away, though its not really that good in my eyes - try Chapeau Rouge, it's insane!

Either way, stay here, its great

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2013

The location was pretty good, close enough to the centre and easy enough to find. The price was brilliant and it had all the basic necessities. The kitchen was fairly disgusting and had very little cutlery which wasn't great seeing as it's quite a big hostel. In all fairness the hostel would be pretty great if it wasn't for the unfriendly staff. They were extremely unhelpful bar one girl. They seemed to resent being asked any questions and their answers weren't very helpful. If you want to wash your clothes i'd look outside the hostel as there's only one washing machine which is always being used.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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San Diego, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2013

I liked the kitchen and dining area, although dirty and kind of gross it was a nice place to get to know some of the other guests staying there. The computers were free and there was usually enough of them. The beds were pretty terrible but for the price i would stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is a very cheap hostel and close to the center. The baths are very very small, at least the one that we received, and we had to share it with other guests. For a one night and quickly experience, I would say it was ok and worked perfectly for our plans.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Hostel Chili Prague
Address: Pstrossova 7/205, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Nove Mesto (New Town) , Praha 1
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Ranked #448 of 656 Specialty Lodging in Prague
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Chili Prague 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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