The city of hundred spires is renowned for its baroque architecture, fairy tale castles and epic partying. Wander the narrow streets, get lost in hidden courtyards of the old town or gaze at the city from above after scaling Prague Castle. Night owls can party at one of the cheapest places for a pint in Europe, whilst history buffs can visit some of the most inspiring historic sites in the world. Prague is sure to cast you under its spell. Lay your head at ultra modern, space age hostels or pamper yourself with beautiful, boutique private rooms as you pick between the best hostels in Prague.
1. Czech Inn
Delve deep in to the Czech Inn’s cellar to attend one of Prague’s favourite, hostel underground parties. The converted wine-cellar now houses a lively bar that hosts live comedy nights, a daily happy hour and upcoming Czech bands. Sleep off your sore head in one of the hostels insane private rooms, we reckon they’re better than the royal bedrooms in Prague Castle. Located in the bohemian (code for hipster) neighbourhood of Havlickovy Sady, be sure to check out the leafy Riegrovy Sady Beer Garden serve’s the world’s best craft beer and shows sports on the big screen from spring until the end of summer.
Address: Francouzská 240/76, 101 00 Praha, Czechia
Nearest station: I.P. Palova Metro Station
2. Mosaic House
Mosaic house oozes cool with its foliage-filled terrace with soothing water features, enormous music lounges and cosy, chill out spaces. The minimalist aesthetic (think slate grey walls, bleached wooden flooring and Scandi furniture) adds to their cool kid credentials. Centrally situated in Downtown Prague, this hostel was way ahead of the trends as it was Prague’s first carbon neutral hostel.
Address: Odborů 278/4, 120 00 Nové Město, Czechia
Nearest station: Karlovo Náměstí
3. Sophie’s Hostel
Rain-dance showers, home-cooked breakfasts and designer décor ensures even the most pampered princess feels right at home. Situated just outside of the old town, the area isn’t overrun with tourists but it is brimming with authentic Czech restaurants, such as Kolkovna Olympia (try the pork knee if you dare!) Make sure to pick up Sophie’s map from check in, it’s like having a trusted backpacker-best friend in your pocket!
Address: Melounova 2, 120 00 Nové Město
Nearest station: I.P. Pavlova
From diva-proof rooftop suites to sociable, shared dorms MeetMe23 is an eclectic hostel that will suit creative and curious travellers. From the warm welcome by the cool blue man (spot the sculpture throughout the design-focused hostel) to the art exhibitions shown throughout the hostel and the craft beers served in the bespoke restaurant, its energy is infectious. Don’t worry about getting lost in Prague’s cobbled street, plan out your sight-seeing route using their in-flight virtual store technology. Fancy, hey?
Address: Washingtonova 1568/23, 110 00 Nové Město
Nearest station: Hlavní Nádraží
Championing the weird, wonderful and wacky Artharmony hostels brings the outdoor in with their fairytale woodland dorms. Come out of hibernation and venture into Prague’s romantic Old Town where you’ll find the magical Astronomy Clock and baroque Old Church.
Address: Ječná 509/12, 120 00 Nové Město
Nearest station: Stěpanska
6. Miss Sophie’s
Sophie’s older sister is equally as beautiful boasting elegant, private rooms that are fit for a royalty.The shabby chic decorated rooms are effortlessly stylish with the same amenities you’d find in a designer hotel – clearly good taste runs in the family!
Address: Melounova 3, 120 00 Nové Město
Nearest station: I.P. Pavlova
8. Ahoy Hostel
Just outside Ahoy Hostel is the bustling Old Town main square where you’ll find bars, clubs and of course, cheap beer! Line your stomach with a group dinner (for as little as 3 Euros) as everyone gets together to eat a banquet-sized meal before hitting the town. Keep your eyes peeled for the street art that fills the hostel walls, all of which was created by local artists.
Address: Na Perštýně 10, 110 00 Staré Město
Nearest station: Narodni Trida
9. Brix Hostel
Easily one of the most welcoming hostels in Prague with it’s huge terrace, ping-pong tables and lively bar. Think you’ve seen everything Prague has to offer? Boredom’s a sin at Brix Hostel and their incredible events roster plays testimony to that. Browse emerging artist work in pop up galleries, catch exciting new bands live on stage or spend lazy Sundays mellowing out with a movie. If you’re not sure about sharing a shower, we’re certain their private room with jacuzzi bath will suffice.
Address: Roháčova 132/15, 130 00 Praha 3-Žižkov
Nearest station: Lipanska
The Roadhouse Prague
Brand spanking new last summer, The Roadhouse Prague has the best of everything. The beds are springy, the showers powerful, hammocks still have all the strings, the bookshelves are filled with books published in this century and the kitchen cupboards are filled with more spices and cooking essentials than ours back home. They even have the ultimate travellers tool installed…Netflix!
Address: Náprstkova 275/4, 110 00 Staré Město
Nearest station: Karlovy Lázně