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Josefská 7, Prague, Czech Republic

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124 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 63%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 57%Atmosphere
  • 59%Cleanliness
  • 56%Facilities

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I'd have to say Budget Hostel is probably the most interesting hostel I've stayed at, since it was a school converted to a hostel. The beds were mattresses on the floor in the school rooms, and the showers were for the gym. The security was the school lockers. Otherwise, it was a decent hostel with a fantastic location just a couple minutes away from Prague Castle. For the price of the night, it was definitely worth it, especially since it was right next to a metro station for my 8 AM train.


I am positively allergic to false advertising by hostels, making browsing for accommodations on website et. al. often times a unnecessarily time-consuming, painstaking and disappointing experience. Had this hostel been up front about not having working wifi, or had the advice 'hang out the 2nd floor windows and steal the neighbours wifi' even been remotely unsuccessful, it would have been fine. But don't check the m@#$÷%g 'wifi' box on all hostel booking sites if it is not accurate.


You get what you pay for. This is a school being rented out in the holidays. Location is just off Charles Bridge which is good. Kitchen is good enough and the showers were warm for a little while. There's no communal area which makes the atmosphere bad. Only wanted to sleep in the hostel, didn't want to spend anytime around it. Also wifi didn't work and it was blamed on a storm - which happened after the wifi didn't work?


Even though it does not excel at most categories, the hostel takes the crown for location and price. For the money you get to sleep on a mattress in a high school classroom, but that does not mean it is not comfortable. There is access to most basic facilities, but WIFI. All in one, the price and location make up for the rather average conditions.


You don t find more that u expect. There are mattresses in the classroom. At the entrancy u schould show the bracelet, because all the doors are open, but unfortunately none checked them. At the end nothing happened but maybe for lucky not for controll.


You're staying in a school classroom in the middle of Prague. You're here for the location, not the facilities.

  • 4th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A school turned into hostel, u literally sleep in classroom and use students' lockers, no wifi, it is cheap though.


Nice place, but the wifi doesn't work at all. Stayed there for 5 days and it totally was worth the money 😊


Excellent ubication! near every thing. it´s kind of a little hostel so ypu get to meet many people. The atmosphere is so good

  • 20th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Costa Rica
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hosters are very cool and friendly.

  • 17th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


:( Location unbeatable, transport close and 2min to Charles Bridge. Facilities poor. Mattresses fine, bad curtains so rooms fully lit early and venue next door playing terrible loud music till at least 3am. Kitchen well equipped but accessed through a bedroom, I feel sorry for people sleeping there. For women, 3 showers and one mirror in entire hostel, total 6 toilets I think. Didn't meet much staff, one lovely one rude. No socialising whatsoever, atmosphere was cold and depressing! WORST WIFI!


They do not have their own wifi. Only one side of the hostel has signals (not good strength) of a nearby open wifi hotspot. Paying by card attracts 2.5% fee which they haven't mentioned anywhere on the page. Receptionist was new and didn't know much but was helpful. Even if they had free bed, they will allow check in at 2 PM. 2 means 2, not 1:59 PM.


Fantastic hostel. Would recommend.


The building is actually a school, so the 20 bed dorm was actually a gym hall with 20 mattresses on the floor. Toilets were clean, but they smelled like chloride. You could charge your phone in certain places in the gym hall and there was no reading lights etc. Wifi only worked in one place in the building. Location was good, just a walk from everything you want to visit in Prague. Staff was super nice and helpful.


Good backpacker hostel, extremely helpful staff, Bern is expensive though :s


Overpriced for what it is, you are paying what i would consider as far too much for a mattress on the floor. The atmosphere is just strange because it's in a school, it feels very eerie and because there's no social area there's no social atmosphere AT ALL at the hostel. There wasn't wifi available either

  • 2nd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Was really nice hostel for this money


The hostel is clean and very well located. In the heart of Mala Strana. There are no beds, just mattresses on the floor. No so bad for the price you are paying. It lacks of common places. Not the right place to meet people. If you travel alone and you have some more money to spend go to another hostel. This is just a place to sleep.


More hotel than hostel, nice building, comfortable beds. good rates, not far from main attractions. Bathroom could've been a little cleaner though


the rooms were filthy classrooms with filthy matress on the floor, without lockers. You had to sleep with the bag in your "bed" because everyone can enter in the room. You had 3 bathrooms for 2-3 rooms of 20 people.. DO NOT stay here!! it was the worst place I had ever seen in europe (and I travel a lot) and for this price? they are crazy... for 1/2 € more you can stay in a NORMAL hostel, not this crappy accomodation that they sell to you as hostel. this seems as you are a refugee!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your opinion, we appreciate all of them You can see very clear on the hostel pictures that we provide just the matresses. You can book room with 5, 10 or 20 beds. It´s up to you. This is the reason why you can sleep just for 300czk (in high season) next the Charles Bridge, the pretty cool location!!

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