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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Business Trip If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Hostel ELF

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Hostel ELF is located 5 minutes walk from the central bus station Florenc and 10 walk from the Main Train station. Our guests have said this 'spacious and clean' hostel has Wi-Fi in the rooms and a 'fantastic kitchen, as well as a highly-praised seasonal BBQ three times a week. One Hostelworld user said they most appreciated the 'cool outside terrace for drinking, where people congregate-[a] good spot to meet people if you're a solo traveller'.

Property Description

We offer free buffet breakfast

Special season offer ( 1.10. 2018 - 20.4.2019 )
Monday ... FREE oven baked sausages
Tuesday ... Happy Hour - 50% off Czech lager beer
Wednesday ...Happy Hour – 50% off Czech lager beer + Jenga
Thursday ... FREE oven baked sausages
Friday ... Happy Hour - 50% off Czech lager beer
Saturday ... Extended breakfast ( 11AM )
Sunday ... Movie night + FREE popcorn

Established in 2000 as one of Prague’s first hostels, Hostel Elf maintains its eventful vibe and keeps floating on the waves of a real backpackers mood. Our biggest pride belongs to our terrace patio and common room where you can chill out with other travelers. To enhance one’s communication abilities, we sell Czech beer at the 24/7 reception.
We are a totally independent hostel, all of the staff are employed full time, they have a great knowledge of the local area with good recommendations of local bars, parks and landmarks.

The interior is decorated with modern art paintings and the outside terrace has mural graffiti artworks. If you are artistically gifted, or just an art enthusiast, you can beautify part of our fence with your national symbols or the flag of your country. We have over eighty of them hanged here with the best ones being Canada and South Africa so far.
The music played is mostly reggae, punk rock, drum and bass and old-school hip hop depending on the shift and weather.
Looking forward having you!

Hostel Elf is a charming hostel in the district of Zizkov, It has an alternative vibe with a friendly atmosphere, full of like minded travelers. Included in your stay is free buffet breakfast, unlimited coffee + tea and a free BBQ.

Please note that we do not permit guests age 40 and over to stay in our dorm rooms but you are more than welcome to stay in private rooms. Thanks for understanding. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 May 2019
    This hostel it’s so cool! I really love to stay there, the people are kind, I’ve been in a lot of hostels but there’s the best one for sure!
    Mexico, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Mar 2019
    Amazing location for fans of a more alternative part of town and only a few mins walk from the main bus station. Beds are comfy and the staff are amazing 😊 Shout out to Mia and my favourite receptionist evee HELENA! Very helpful, friendly and knowledgable crew! Always things to do and brekfast is included! Would definitely stay again!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Mar 2019
    Once you go there, you don't wanna leave. Cleanliness, atmosphere, staff.. TOP NOTCH! There's a bus stop right next to the entrance and it's a 3min trip to Florenc where you can take the metro to the city center, or to anywhere. Not being located in the city center is actually better, trust me. Pretty cheap food, nice pubs and hidden bars, amazing cafés.. you name it! I definitely recommend it! *Oh and.. if you wanna know where the nearest sunflower field is, ask Matt :D*
    Morocco, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    20 Mar 2019
    The staff was incredibly kind, and allowed us to check in early and even prepared us breakfast before they officially served it so we could catch our bus with full tummies :) The outdoor patio was great, and the bed curtains were a nice touch of privacy. The location of this hostel is a little further away from old town, so restaurant/bars were cheaper! Definitely enjoyed our stay!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2019
    I have been in this hostel three years ago and it was supercool, that's why I decided to come back this year. I must say they made an unexpected progress. They made a new terracce, bathrooms also the dorm I stayed in was renovated and all beds have own lamp and socket. Everything looks so clean, WiFi worked fast and breakfast was free of charge which is great! Staff was friendly, they gave me good recommendations, free map and also the day I arrived they made happy Hours for beers! Thumb up!
    Czech Republic, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    01 Mar 2019
    Staff was nice and super helpfull. The breakfastbuffet was a Hand full vararity of chees, Sweets and sausages.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    04 Apr 2019
    Nice hostel in a nice location, and very helpfull staff!
    Hungary, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    21 Feb 2019
    The staff was really nice and everything went perfectly well. We were a big group, check-in was really easy and payment as well. I would definetley recommend this hostel.
    Germany, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.0


    02 May 2019
    Good value for money. Free breakfast is good. But the room for the 10 people is dirty and smelly. There is no soap on the shower's sink.
    Russia, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    06 Apr 2019
    Didn't have the greatest stay, but it might be because there was a school group and the hostel was really loud at night! Outside the city center but a quick tram ride in. Doubt that I'll stay there again.
    South Africa, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi

Hostel ELF says

We've run this hostel for 12 years so I think we're still one of the 'real' backpackers' hostels, not just a hotel-style place made to look like a hostel. Eighty percent of the beds in our hostel are in dorms. Our hostel is also a small gallery, full of unique underground art by young Czech artists. Each spacious room has original decor. Along with our free breakfast, in the summer we offer free BBQs three times a week; in the winter we do free dinners and pasta night. We also sell cheap beer (70 cents for 0.5L) and we offer free tea and coffee all day long. It's ideal for real backpackers travelling around the world.
I recommend that people visit the Palac Akropolis. It's known as a centre of cultural events in the area. Hana, Manager