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“Exactly what I hoped a Hostel would be”
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Hostel Downtown
Ranked #6 of 677 Speciality Lodging in Prague
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

This was our third hostel and it provided everything that we thought a hostel would and should be. Starting with the first night only a couple of hours after checking in going out to eat with other people from the hostel guided by Kristian. Perfect way to get to know others as well as find some where decent and relatively inexpensive.

Room was comfortable and warm, a nice breakfast available at low cost to start your day in a new city. All provided by friendly staff. Couldn't ask for much more

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

Great location. Great price. Kristian- he does events every night. Free night walk of Prague Castles. 5 minutes walk from Old Town Square and Charles Bridge. The rooms are nice and clean. Would defiantly stay there again

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

It is one of the best hostel I have been. The place is clean, big, everything you need for budget travel. It is right at the downtown Prague, location is awesome, you can walk to any direction for almost everything in about 10 to 15 minutes.
The tour guide Kristian is one of the best tour guide I have ever met (including all those travel tour package and anywhere) He organized events everyday and night, he is one energetic, funny, friendly, interesting person. He will help you out in any ways you need.
The night castle tour is a must to go following him, he will show you and tell you stories and history of Prague.
He will response to request for different tours / activities as well.
And the best part? Most of it are free! Guarantee you will have a great time staying there.
I wish I have more time staying there.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

We first stayed at Downtown in September 2010, knowing nothing about Prague we chose a hostel centrally located with a good review, and boy did we luck out! At check in I went for a wonder around to see the facilities and was welcomed to sit down and have a meal by the wonderful activities organiser - Kristian, what a great way to be welcomed to a new city, a meal with other tourists hosted by a local.

Over the next week we met a heap of great people and went on daily walks/tours/drinks with Kristian, being a Prague local he really knows the city, its history and culture, something you don't get at many hostels (if any). Prague is already such a great city, but our trip was made so much better by the great staff at Downtown. So good we decided to extend our holiday in Europe so we could go back and visit again in November 2010! The second time was just as good as the first.

Downtown is located near everything you need as a tourist, loads of tram lines, metro stations, supermarkets/cafes and historical sites are all within only a few minutes walk.

When we met other travellers that were on their way to Prague we recommended them to go to Downtown, and even met up with one (the second time we visited) who we spent a great week exploring Prague with.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Downtown to anyone, we met backpackers, families and seniors, all staying in great harmony, it was a fantastic experience. We can't wait to be able to go back again (Australia is a long, expensive flight though).

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

I'm not really one for hostels these days, but this was the perfect place for the three of us to stay in Prague. The location is ideal within minutes walk of Old Town Sqr and Charles Bridge. The rooms are spacious and clean and the beds comfortable. The staff are friendly and helpful and there are plenty of activities to help you meet other travellers.

But the reason to stay here is infatigable and endlessly entertainng Kristian. You merely have to hang around the common room for a short while and you can depend on him to appear, play a few randon tumes on the piano and within minutes organise a random group to a local bar or excursion around town. He makes staying at hostels what it should be.

The only possible negatives I could point out is that the main road with tram lines can be a bit noisy at night. Also the crutains in our private room didnt actually cover the entire window so dawn meant wake up time. After a night of Prague beer and clubs this can be a little disconcerting.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank stevo214
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Additional Information about Hostel Downtown

Address: Narodni 949/19, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
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Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Stare Mesto (Old Town) , Praha 1
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 677 Speciality Lodging in Prague
Price Range: ₹ 1,072 - ₹ 9,109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hostel Downtown 1*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hostel Downtown offers quality and inexpensive accommodation in newly refurbished beautiful building.Hostel Downtown is open all year 24 hours a day. Accommodation is available in apartments/rooms with shower or in shared rooms (dormitories). The reception desk is open 24 hours. Friendly English speaking staff will be happy to help you with all your requests. Hostel Downtown is the first hostel in the Central and Eastern Europe that was awarded a "HI Quality" certificate from Hostelling International. We are very happy and proud! ... more   less 
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