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krakovska street 3, Praha 1, Prague, Czech Republic

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61 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 70%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 55%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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Our room was big even though there was 3 of us and many spare beds, the shower was great, brilliant cooking facilities if you're on a budget and it's a good location. There a oriental restaurant next door, a really cool record shop just across and it's 10 minutes or less from the train station. The only bad thing is that I was unable to get refunded for my other friends who had left to go else where in Europe.


Awful beds. Two of ours beds were just a mattress on a concrete slab, while two others were on broke wooden slates. Not very modern, or clean with bed sheets already stained. Staff friendly & not too far of a walk to the train station and main area's. No air conditioning & poor wifi


We have stayed in a lot of hostels and this is by far the noisiest hostel, up to 4 am every night was people shouting and screeching Wouldn't stay here again No air conditioning, no natural light in the room, and no reinforcement of the 'no loud noise after 10pm rule' It's a shame, good location but we got hardly any sleep

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Bad smell in room Very loud Practically no cleaning service Bad Wi-Fi


reception is really helpful. rooms have a lot of space and has everything you need.


The hostel was OK, but the day we arrived a group of drunk guys were on the reception I didn´t like that... but its not bad and well located.


The room was great and the staff lovely, however the walls were very thin and we were kept up all night by a loud group of travelers which was a bit annoying. Other than that it was great


If you just want a cheap place for a group, it is OK. But everything is of low quality, from beds to bathroom and expect no help from the reception for anything but the basic stuff.


The name of the Hostel is not the same when you check in. It was ok. I think that when you book an apartment for 8 people there should be more than 1 bathroom. We were on the top floor and the lift was broken for more than 1 day. It is great for the money and the location was amazing.


It was just one thing that was not good at all. When we arrived there was made double booking so we had to wait 2-3 extra hours for the room. And then got a room for 2 days and then hade to move to another building. And for that we wanted discount and the owner first said yes and then we did´nt. exept for one beer we got while we where waiting the first day. That was anoth for us to not pick this aparment again cause liars I can´t stand. The rest of the staff was great.


Although our trip had been booked several months in advance upon arrival we were told the Hostel did not have sufficient availability for both of the nights we were staying. We therefore had to stay in a separate apartment block for the first night (which was terrible) and then move the following day to a room in the hostel (which was a substantial improvement on the apartment). Had we been in the hostel for both nights I would have rated everything as Excellent .

  • 27th Jul 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We had to move places between nights because they overbooked which was a pain but the staff were very kind and apologetic. The apartments we stayed at the first night were in a pretty sketch location a couple blocks away from the hostel center. There were several locks to go through though and the apartment itself was very light and spacious.

  • 27th Jul 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We only stayed here for one night (3 apartments of 4 people). If you're looking for somewhere basic and reasonably priced, you could do worse, especially if you need somewhere in close proximity to the train station. The staff were helpful and they had a decent bar too. However, it was quite shabby and poor quality on the whole, luggage storage wasn't secure and the airport transfer they arranged was expensive. There's much better places to stay in Prague!


That's a great place to be, the appartment are really big and confortable. Everything was right we spent there an excellent journey.


Overall this hostel was very good: clean rooms (and bathroom), decent beds and the hostel is well situated for a nice stay in Prague as it is right in the center and in walking distance from everything. The only bad side is that the apartment didn’t look like what was shown on the website (only single beds) and the kitchen cannot be used to cook (not enough plates, cutlery, glasses, pots). Another detail would be that the curtains in the room are either too thin or non-existent by the corridor.


This place was great, the staff were very helpful and welcoming. It's close to tourist sights, metro stations and shops. If I went back to Prague backpacking I would be staying here again.


no better than a place to put your head down! not even a key per person.


A disaster,when we arrived the door up to the rooms had a window out and anybody could put their hand in to get in, we peported it but it was still there when we left. the beds were not proper beds but bedsteads on the floor and men 70+ had to get down and up out of them,some had no wardrobes in and it said there was a fridge in every room but none in ours. the gas heater in our room was hanging off the wall so could not use it, there was broken glass in windows, and one was burgled first nght


We were a group of 17 students and it fit the bill perfectly. Very spacious rooms. Secure. Excellent location. Quality bar next door with cheap good beer.


We had a fantastic time staying in the hostel. Dana was lovely, letting us know the best places to go and was always ready to help us with any problems we had. It was a lovely holiday, thank you!

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