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“Best location abd really cheap”
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Old Prague Hostel
Ranked #134 of 646 Specialty Lodging in Prague
UK
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best location abd really cheap”
Reviewed April 10, 2011

Did not expect the hostel to be so good. It is super cheap - less than £15 a night - and really central, near the Old Town Square and within walking distance of lots of main attractions, bars and a metro stop.
The place has a really nice feel to it, it is bright and colourful and very clean. There are large common areas to socialise and have breakfast, which is really good and served til 10am. The rooms are basic but clean and absolutely fine for backpackers' needs. I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Gutersloh, Germany
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Reviewed January 18, 2011

The hostel is situated just a few mintues away from the centre of town and you can easily walk to most sights from here. The dorm was adequate for our needs (Bed and a cupboard to lock bags away). The hostel was not too load at night times so you could get to sleep. There was a lot of leaflets available for tours etc at the fron office. The staff are also very helpful if you have any questions. Security is very good. Rooms can be locked and you require a code to get into the building. Camera also facing the entrance. The Clock tower bar crawl is well worth participating in - the organisors come to the hostel common room to pick you up. They are also very friendly and have tons of advice to hand. Great place to stay at when back packing.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
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Davis, CA
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Reviewed October 22, 2010

My wife and I stayed 2 nights at the Old Prague Hostel in late-September, 2010.

Room size:
We chose a private room for two. Extremely small but big enough to sleep in. The only things in room were 2 low twin beds, a small table-height wardrobe, and a mirror on the wall. No chairs so either sleep or sit on the bed to relax. Look at the attached picture to see me almost touch both walls.

Cleanliness:
The room and bathrooms were clean.

Bathroom:
Bedroom has a mirror. The single shared men’s toilet on our floor was in its own small wc with a sink. The shared men’s shower room has 2 separate showers that are separated by shower curtains. Same setup for women.

Location:
This hotel is in a decent location across the street from a police station and a shopping mall. It is about a 20-minute walk from the main train station (though it took us much longer – the street maps and signs are extremely hard to follow and don’t even match sometimes). We did not take any public transportation while in Prague. We walked everywhere (Prague Castle, Wenceslas Square, etc.) in roughly 30-minutes.

Miscellaneous:
Free breakfast available (cereal and juice). You can also grab a free pre-made sandwich in the morning to take with you as you sightsee. Free wifi but extremely poor, unusable signal. They said it only works on the main floor and the 2nd floor. We were on the 2nd floor but did not get a good enough signal to connect. Nowhere in room to hang a clothesline if you are doing laundry in the sink. As expected, it is pretty noisy at night when people are going in and out for the nightlife. Be on the lookout for scantily-clad college girls in the hall going from their rooms to the shower. ;-)

Summary:
I recommend this hostel for budget-minded travelers who want a clean, inexpensive place in Prague.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton
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Reviewed October 5, 2010

If you are looking to meet other travellers, I recommend this hostel for sure. The rooms are small, and the walls are thin, so if you are a light sleeper, I recommend earplugs, but otherwise it is clean and they offer a free breakfast included (sandwich, coffee or tea and cereal). It is within walking distance to all of the major sites and they provide free internet (though it can be busy) and a common room with games and English movies and tv shows. Very fun place to stay!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2010

Did not know what to expect given mixed reviews but very enjoyable stay in city centre location. Staff friendly and helpful, free internet and breakfast. Easy walking distance of train, tram and metro.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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ny, ny
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2010

My first and best hostel during my backpacking trip to Europe. This hostel was clean, the decor was warm, and the service was great. I was a little thrown off by the fact that there was no AC, but I soon realized that much of Prague doesn't come with it--not even McDonalds. The place comes with all the usual hostel amenities, along with free breakfast and a kitchen on every floor. The hostel is conveniently located close to the center of the town and right next to a square where a shuttle bus from the airport drops you off.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2010

Stayed here for 3 nights in June 2010. Was a little hard to find, but is a nice area, an easy walk to the city center but still quite. The hostel was fairly large and well run. Pleasant staff, nothing special. The room was a private room with a bathroom down the hall. It was clean, and very big. Bathrooms were fine. Breakfast was very simple (cereal, milk and some tea/juice). Overall, a pleasant stay but nothing special.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Old Prague Hostel
Address: Benediktska 685/2 | Old Town, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
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Location: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Stare Mesto (Old Town) , Praha 1
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Ranked #134 of 646 Specialty Lodging in Prague
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Number of rooms: 25
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