Good news for lovers of cheap holidays: youth hostels in Prague have a very good price/quality ratio, higher than in other European capitals. This means that by booking a hostel instead of a hotel room you will spend significantly less, while still sleeping in a clean and comfortable accommodation.
And if during your holiday in Prague you would like some privacy and don’t want to share your room with strangers? No problem: many hostels now also offer private rooms in addition to dormitories, which are a little more expensive than a dormitory but still cheaper than a hotel. This makes hostels a cheap solution not only for young travellers, but also for couples and families.
For your hostel in Prague, you will be spoilt for choice!
The first advantage of sleeping in a hostel is undoubtedly the fact that it is cheap accommodation: the price of a bed in a dormitory is significantly lower than for a single room, but even those travelling as a couple or with a group of friends will find it convenient to sleep in a hostel.
In addition, many hostels have kitchens, where you can cook your own meals. This saves you a significant amount of money by not having to eat lunch and dinner in a restaurant, and having to do your shopping in a supermarket or local market is a nice way to get a taste of what ‘real’ local life is like, not tourist life. Hostels that do not have kitchens usually have an in-house bar, where you can have a snack while spending slightly less than outside bars and restaurants.
Another advantage of sleeping in a hostel in Prague is the informality and sociability. You won’t have to worry about etiquette or bringing a ‘nice outfit’ for dinner; if you want to chat with other travellers you will certainly find someone who will listen to you. Of course, some adaptability and tolerance is required, especially if you choose the cheaper dormitory accommodation, but after a while everything will seem normal.
The staff is also generally professional but at the same time very friendly. Hostel receptionists in particular are unsurpassed sources of information on attractions, events and local culture.
Finally, despite the cheap price, modern hostels provide a good level of comfort and cleanliness, as well as useful services such as free wifi, luggage storage, safe deposit box, tour bookings and entrance tickets for museums and shows. Many hostels have 24-hour reception.
Forget creepy scenes of dirty hostels frequented by people with smelly socks: hostels have long since evolved and nowadays cheap is not synonymous with low quality.
To choose the best hostel in Prague, take a look at the photos and reviews of those who have already been there: it will be easy enough for you to work out whether it is an accommodation best suited to nightlife enthusiasts, families or solo travellers, and consequently choose the accommodation that best suits the type of holiday you want to take.
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