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“Nice, but loud”
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Old Prague Hostel
Ranked #141 of 644 Specialty Lodging in Prague
Brussels, Belgium
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“Nice, but loud”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Really nice hostel - I stayed in a 5 bedroom mixed and it was pretty large for a hostel room. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were clean. The bathrooms were also pretty nice (there were 2 on my floor for women) and the showers were mixed, but it was nice because there was a place to hang your towel and clothes while you showered. Free breakfast & free sandwiches to go! Not the best place to meet people as there was just one common room where no one really talked to anyone else.

Also the staff (depending on who you talked to) could be very helpful or not so helpful. I asked to exchange a 500 bill for 2 200s and a 100 because I was going to a walking tour and didn't want to ask for change and they looked at me like I was crazy or something. The other person that was working was very nice though!

Also - if you stay in a room with an odd number try and get there early to grab the bed that isn't a bunk bed (it's nicer). Also there is a night club or something and you can feel the vibrations from the music sometimes and it was quite loud with the window open. But you can't close the window because then you will boil (all places in central europe apparently don't believe in AC or fans)

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Not the easiest place to find but then nothing in Prague is so definitely bring a map/google it! It's 5 mins from the centre of the Old Town and is in walking distance of all the major attractions. Everyone there was really friendly although do expect to see some lad's/contiki tours passing through so not great if you want a very quiet night! Benefits include free computer access, really friendly staff and free breakfast. Just be warned they don't accept card but there are lots of cash points nearby.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

This hostel is great. Great location, great facilities and great service. Rooms are impeccable, CLEAN bathrooms on each floor, central location (10 minutes from old town square and 10 min for Prague's principal train station), and the best of all: you have free breakfast with a very decent sandwich included. The only inconvenient is that they DO NOT accept cards and be prepared to do a quick trip to the ATM to get local cash because they'll charge you in Czech Koronas.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

In the heart of Prague you'll find Old Prague Hostel. The hostel is an old apartment building and is 5 stories tall. The front desk was very helpful and they where fluent in English. You get free breakfast - bagel with ham and cheese or an vegetarian option. Coco puffs and/or cornflakes as well. Free wifi and 3 Internet computers available. The toilets where clean and the bathrooms as well.

Bear in mind that this is an old house, so it smells a bit old....

I recommend staying here!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

The location is excellent; it's within walking distance of practically everything you want to see. The staff is friendly but not overly so. They provide towels but try to get one quickly because some are very small and more suited for children than adults. Breakfast isn't great. They provide you with a sandwich and there are a couple types of cereal, as well as orange juice. But it's a hostel, not a 5 star hotel, so I was happy. The wifi is terrible.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Old Prague Hostel is walking distance to everything you'll want to see when in Prague. The staff were very helpful and friendly. It is clean enough, but they definitely need some more bathrooms/showers near the rooms, because 1 toilet shared with an entire floor of people was not enough. The breakfast was kinda gross and not much to choose from, but it's free so can't really complain about that. Wifi didn't work very well but they have computers you can use for free.
Another really good thing is that if you have a huuuuge backpack, it will fit in the lockers, just bring your own lock. We've come across many hostels where the lockers fit nothing.

Definitely do the free walking tour (sandeman's) that they offer, but not the pub crawl, it's not worth your money.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Stayed here when inter-railing around Europe and it was up there with the better hostels. Its biggest positive is definitely its location - within walking distance to everything. The rooms are good and the place is clean. We stayed for 2 nights and we did have to move room for the second night which was not a problem but it probably could be avoided by better planning within the hostel. Towels and linen are both provided, its good getting a towel as it saves having to pack away your own wet towel into rucksack. Breakfast is also provided which was an added bonus - it is good as far as hostels go.

Any shortcomings of this hostel are overshadowed by its excellent location which in the end is the most important thing to me as really all i want is a bed for the night.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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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 #141 of 644 Specialty Lodging in Prague
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Number of rooms: 25
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