City Guide Prague, Czech Republic

Visiting Prague

It’s a tired cliché when it comes to many cities around the world, but Prague really is an enchanting mix of the old and the new. The Nové Mesto (New Town) symbolises the new independent Czech Republic, while the Staré Mesto (Old Town) is one of the best preserved old towns in Europe as it remained untouched in both World Wars. While these are both on the eastern side of the River Vltava, to the west is Malá Strana (Lesser Town) where Prague’s medieval castle dominates the skyline. Along with all the sightseeing to do, Prague has more than its fair share of affordable restaurants, while search hard enough and you’ll find some of the cheapest (and tastiest) beer in Europe.

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Only in Prague...

Hostelworld.com’s Colm Hanratty travels to Prague for this podcast to speak to different people about certain things unique to the Czech Republic’s capital.

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Prague City Reviews

  • 90%



    Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe (in my opinion). It's affordable, amazing to party in, wonderful culture everywhere and the people are lovely.

    Insider Tip:Don't go out to eat in the main tourist area, it's expensive and you might be harassed into buying things you don't want from strange people who take your photo and then print it on things like magnets and mugs... things can get weird.

  • 50%


    Prague - Time Warp

    We found Prague to be a wonderful city that seemed as though we were living in the past - in a good way! The cobbled streets and old architecture make for a picturesque setting for any holdiay. The sights from the top of the many towers are worth the climb! Reccomend this city for all types of travellers. There's a lot to do and see or you can relax and unwind.

    Insider Tip:The city is very easy to walk around and a wrong turn can lead to finding something you will appreciate seeing! All roads seem to lead back to the main town square so it's not too bad for getting around. My tip would be don't forget a map and if you keep going you will see more of the city and get where you need to go!

  • 70%



    I dont know why but czeck republic in general was the most unfriendly country that i've ever been to. People are just so rude. But its cheap.

  • 90%


    Lovely City

    It is a lovely city with lovely people everywhere. Their attitude are quite laid back and easy going. Rich culture, beautiful buildings and scenery. Weather's perfect too. I'd love to go back again.

    Insider Tip:Some restaurants will force tips so beware!

  • 100%


    Prague is a great city for holidays.There are lot of things to do there.Although it can be sometimes tiring to get through the crowds of touris the city has got a wonderfull atmosphere with many places to drink and dine.

    Insider Tip:Once in Prague during summmer time it's worth spending some time by the Vlatava River where there are many gigs with free entries and the atmosphere is great.

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