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Franz Kafka Hostel Reviews

Kaprova 14/13 Praha 1 Josefof, Prague, Czech Republic

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278 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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We stayed with 19 people in the hostel and we loved it. Location is awesome, and the rooms were very nice. Especially the 4-persons bedrooms were very spacious. Showers and facilities were ok and the staff was friendly and helpful. It's on the 4th/5th floor but since they had an elevator, this was not a problem. Would definitely recommend it.


My friend and I arrived to our hostel room where it smelled awful. The cleaning woman told us it was from the cleaning supplies used and that she had the windows open to air it out. The other person in the room informed us that someone had peed his bed the night before, which is why it smelled so bad. We were out all day and thought this would be enough time for the smell to go away, but we returned that night and it was still awful.

  • 26th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Pretty good hostel, just 200m from the city center. Nothing special, but nothing to complain about as well.


We were supposed to arrive in Prague at 7:00PM, but since our bus was delayed we were not able to make it to the hostel before 8:30 PM. When we got there, no one answered the door or the phone. Eventually, other travellers let us into the hostel and let us know that all staff had left at 8pm, but that we could try looking for our keys at the mini-mart downstairs. We did that, and he did have keys for the hostel, but not ours. We had to go to another hostel and lost our deposit.

  • 16th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Perfect location! Literally right next to the main square and a 5 min walk to the river. We loved it here and we're able to meet some cool people in our room. Not to much of a kitchen, but still if you wanted to cool, you could. All in all I would definitely recommend staying there!!


Our room was not that clean, and had a problem of painting on the ceiling. More over, the entrance door was not close during the night which made us feel a bit insecure.


good location, clean places and helpful owners. i dont want to anything else :)))


no real hostel feeling..


Fantastic location. Rooms were clean and secure. The staff were very lovely and welcoming, franz the budgie was amazing. Would definitely recommend.


Hostel staff were very helpful throughout our stay. We were delayed arriving so they left us our keys with another business so that we were able to collect them after the reception closed. Bathrooms were clean although light sensors became frustrating when they turned off every 5 seconds. My only complaint would be that a friend of mine was kicked out her bed by the cleaner (in error) one day. Some towels went missing but were eventually returned. I would stay here again for the location!


The hostel is in a great location right by the Old Town Square. The hostel is clean and the staff is friendly, but they don't have anyone on the premises 24 hours, so if there are any problems after reception closes, they can't do anything to remedy it (like when the power went out one night, or when the top bunk falls out and you don't have a bed-- all of which happened during my stay). The hostel doesn't make it easy to meet people because there's no central area to meet people.


The staff at the hostel made our stay a lot better than expected. We were delayed due to our train and the staff allowed us to check in late and held our keys for us. They were more than understanding. The facilities were average but some of the showers didn't seem to work so well. The location was amazing and right in old square, we would definitely stay in this hostel again.


Only stayed one night but staff were friendly and helpful, room was clean and cosy and the lil budgie is so cute!


Comfy beds, clean toilets and showers. Awesome location, you can see Old Town Square from the front door! With this hostel you're paying for location than anything else. No bar, no communal area, there were little kids (7 year old's) in the hostel with their parents?! There were also old couples (60 year old's). It was a bit weird. You need to pay in cash, which could be good or bad. We met nice people in our room. Overall, its alright, but I wouldn't stay there again.


Excellent place, amazing location, wonderful staff! Would definitely stay here again.

  • 28th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Highly recommended! The person who greeted us was so lovely and really made our afternoon! the lift was something out of a nightmare however it kind of made our stay! If you like Franz Kafka, this is the place for you. Much love


The most impressive aspect of this hostel is its location: located literally 20 meters from the main square, the hostel couldn't be any better situated.


The lights turning off every five seconds (motion-sensors) is more irritating than you could ever expect. There aren't really good common spaces, either, which is a little frustrating. The wifi is terrible. The staff is quite nice, however, and the location is fantastic. It's close to everything.

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Staffs in this hostel are very nice.


We loved this hostel. We stayed for 3 nights in a private spacious double room, with communal shower/toilet. It was ideally located just off from the old town square, and for the price we paid we would definitely stay here again and recommend to others (if they don't mind not having a private bathroom). It didn't look great from the outside but upstairs was very welcoming, clean and tidy, and the brunette receptionist was so friendly and helpful. We'll be back next year!

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