A really good place to stay while in Prague on a budget. It's a hostel/hotel, so the accommodation is of a higher standard than that of just a hostel. Its location is ideal, just a 2 minute walk from the castle gates and a 5 minute walk from Charles Bridge. The street is quiet too. Highly recommend.
An interesting building, a cross between a hobbit's home with it's uneven roof and heavy wood-carved front door and interior, and a Japanese ryokan. Quirky, clean, a decent kitchen and nice dorm room with perfectly adequate bathroom attached. Helpful owner and staff too.
The hostel lacks a decent kitchen, and the common room has limited seating despite its size. The paid breakfast is in a separate room and is more like a chimp's tea party with scores of people fighting over a couple of varieties of cereal and some poor bread. After one sitting, I bought my own breakfast. The hostel also charges for use of its computers, and was the only hostel among dozens I stayed at in Central Europe that did this.
No faults with the Art Hostel, friendly and helpful staff, and with lovely dorms, common area, kitchen and bathrooms. There was a good breakfast provided too. The location was excellent, quiet and safe and just a few minutes walk from the castle in one direction and a few minutes walk from the heart of the old town in the other. Highly recommended.
I had booked the four bed dorm, which was more than suitable with its own common room, showers, kitchen etc. Location is perfect too, just a few minutes walk from the heart of the old town and the train and bus stations. Breakfast was perfectly adequate too so no complaints there either.
I couldn't fault this hostel. I've been staying in hostels for 20 years all over the world and the Helvetia would certainly rank as one of the best. Security was airtight, the dorms were really nicely done and very spacious, the kitchen and living room were comfortable, the breakfast was ideal, the bathrooms were good and the staff were friendly. Keep up the good work!
I expected this to be a decent hostel as it's YHA. Unfortunately, it was lacking in many places. There was no door entry system and no way for staff to check who came into the hostel as the reception was away from the main door, stairway and hall. There were no lockers in the dorms and only one key per dorm. There were a lot of people in the common areas and corridors who were not staying there but who had been brought in by others who were, which made the place feel like a halfway house.
Very nice woman running the place, with the hostel itself everything you needed. It was quiet and secure. The kitchen was small but perfect for cooking your own meals, and the location was ideal.
Overall the hostel was good, with efficient showers, a decent kitchen and a comfortable living room. However, there were no lockers, no luggage space and no locks on the dorms. Additionally, the beds were little more than a sheet on top of wire springs, very uncomfortable and not really acceptable.
The hostel is a 20 minute walk from the bus station/port, and a 20 minute walk in the other direction to the Old Town. It's in a pleasant residential neighbourhood and as such is very quiet. The staff are helpful, the bathrooms are fine but some of the dorm rooms are a bit worn. The upstairs dining/terrace area is lovely, but the common kitchen facilities are located in a dingy basement. Breakfast is decent.
Very pleasant owners and because it's their home, it had a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. The location is just a few minutes' walk from the Old Bridge, and very quiet.
It was a privilege to stay here. It is a former ambassador's residence that hasn't been structurally adapted to fit a hostel, so it felt like staying in a home suited to an ambassador. The layout, furnishings, bathrooms, and the views over Sarajevo are faultless. I met the owner, his brother and their mother, and they were nothing but helpful and hospitable. The property is located in a residential area with a great deal of character, a pleasant 10 minute walk from the heart of the Old Town.
Run by a very amiable woman, this was a comfortable and homey place to stay. It's in a residential area so is very quiet, yet is only a few minutes walk from Diocletian's Palace and the harbour.
The hostel has a bar on the ground floor and an adjacent courtyard, so it can be both noisy and smoky in the dorms above as the windows and doors are generally left open. The shower rooms/toilets are brand new but so small it's awkward to wash/dry. The location is as good as you could hope for.
Had the single room, which was lovely. Staff very helpful and the location is both convenient and quiet.
Good, spacious dorm rooms, very helpful staff and the option of breakfast in the morning.