Prague is internationally famous as one of the most stunning cities in all of Europe. It is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic and one of the most important cities of European medieval history. For many, the stark buildings and the graceful river running through the city make it one of the most romantic places to visit. It is also famous for its beer and is a city where the beer flows like water.
Prague is characterized by Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture, and some of its main attractions are Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter, libraries that look straight out of Harry Potter, and more. Prague is one of the best cities in Europe for backpackers and has a whole range of great hostel accommodations. Some hostels are more chill, while others feel the vibe of Prague as a party destination.
Hostel ELF – Prague
Hostel ELF is a great choice for backpackers looking for a place to stay in Prague. It is located only a few tram stops from the old town center and only 5 minutes walk from the central bus station.
The hostel has a great vibe and even has seasonal BBQ three times a week. The hostel offers a communal dinner once a week, games on different nights of the week, and pub crawls (the neighborhood of the hostel also has one of the highest density of bars in the city). It also has a selection of dormitory and private accommodation.
One of the great talking points of the hostel is its park-like terrace.
- Best Feature: Garden-Like Terrace
- Kitchen: Self Catering Kitchen For Guests
- Rating: 9.2 “Superb” Out of Over 3400 Reviews On Hostelworld.com
- Breakfast: Not Included
- Privates: From $75.00
- Dorms: From $21.00
Note there is an age restriction for people over 40 staying in the dorms – but they are welcome in the private rooms.
Clock Inn Prague
The Clock Inn hostel is located only a short walk from the Old Town and has a small bar by the reception. It is in a historic apartment building with lots of space on the top floor.
On the top floor, one will find common rooms ideal for digital nomads or students as well as an excellent rooftop terrace with superb views over the old city of Prague. However, sometimes the entire top floor is rented out to private events and so is closed to hostel guests without compensation.
The Clock Inn’s dorms are very spacious and there are plenty of shared bathrooms on every floor. They also have a selection of private rooms and dorms.
This is also something of a party hostel. So it is a good option for those wanting to explore the nightlife, but not so much if one is in the dorms and looking to get an early night.
- Best Feature: Rooftop Terrace With Several Lounges
- Note: Sometimes The Rooftop is Privately Hired
- Rating: 8.8 “Fabulous” Out Of Over 130 Reviews On Hostelworld.com
- Privates: From $65.00
- Dorms: From $21.00
Sir Toby’s Hostel Prague
For those looking for a more chill and quieter stay in Prague, stay at Sir Toby’s Hostel. It is an easy tram ride from the Old Town and offers a more relaxing and laid-back atmosphere. Described as authentic and humble, Sir Toby’s even has a great bar in the basement with lounge seating. Imagine staying in a hostel with a brick cellar pub with beer tasting!
Sir Toby’s has private and dorm accommodation and nice outdoor seating at the back. The hostel also has a great kitchen. They also have a good breakfast for an extra nominal fee.
- Best Feature: Authentic Brick Cellar Pub
- Rating: 9.1 “Superb” Out Of Over 7,000 Reviews On Hostelworld.com
- Privates: From $48.00
- Dorms: From $15.00
Czech Inn Prague
Czech Inn is located just outside the Old Town but is one of the most incredible hostels of the whole city. Czech Inn has a large cellar bar with happy hours as well as a theater stage for live music, performances, and stand-up comedians.
They have some very large dorms (including 36-bed cellar dorms), private rooms, apartments, premium dorms, mixed dorms, male only dorms, and female only dorms.
The common area is also a café with work space that guests can work or chill in. The Czech Inn building is remarkable in itself. It is a large and charming old Prague building with a large brick-lined basement (with the theater, bar, and a large dorm in the basement).
There is a small private kitchen for the guests to enjoy (the premium dorms and apartments have their own kitchens).
The staff is very helpful and work to assist anyone with planning their stay in Prague or just getting oriented.
- Best Feature: Brick Cellar Pub With Theater Stage
- Rating: 8.8 “Fabulous” Out Of Over 8,000 Reviews On Hostelworld.com
- Privates: From $80.00
- Dorms: From $15.00
- Premium Dorms: From $25.00