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“Great Place for Solo Travelers (and groups too)!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hostel Downtown
Ranked #5 of 661 Speciality Lodging in Prague
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Prague
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3 reviews
“Great Place for Solo Travelers (and groups too)!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

I very much enjoyed my stay at the Hostel Downtown in Prague. It's really close to all the attractions, it was well maintained and I felt very comfortable there. I especially enjoyed the activities that were organized for each night. Kristian, the activities director, was awesome! He was so much fun and knowledgeable. I learned a lot about the city on the walking tours and one night we made Czech potato soup, which was delicious! It was really nice to have a way of meeting and interacting with the other guests. I really recommend this hostel because the staff is great and I felt like the atmosphere was chill and not overrun with partiers.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

I have been traveling on my own through Europe and in Prague, I found Hostel Downtown. I chose this place because of other reviews and was very pleased. In other hostels, I felt alone and distant from other travelers and staff. Here I was welcomed and invited in to several activities. There is a guy, Kristian, who is like your own personal cruise director. The first night here we had a Czech cooking lesson and many of the guests started talking and interacting instead of just ghosting around each other. I had so much fun, I decided to stay another night. When I return to Prague, and I know I will, I want to stay here. I stayed 4 nights and every day has been highly enjoyable. The place is very clean, the breakfasts are very good. All the staff have been helpful in answering questions and giving me directions. I highly recommend this place for its location, rooms, staff and especially for having the sense to employ a program manager who creates the environment that makes this a fun place to stay.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

I found it quite a safe place to stay, lockers/padlocks available, the staff were really helpfull going out of their way if they could. Kristian was a really good guide a typical "clown" just keeping everyone entertained and interested, really good fun. The large kitchen/lounge was a great place to meet people, the free tours/activities that Kristian ran meant that you could always make new friends. Everything was close walking distance really and the free maps helped too.I would go back again!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2012

A family tour to a new big town is always exciting because of the unknown. Very important is therefore the base camp, in this case Hostel Downtown. From the first moment on we felt very welcome and cared for. The reception by Jana was friendly, helpful and competent and the same applied to her colleagues which we encountered later during our stay. A nice touch was that on our third and last day the lady who was preparing omlettes or sausages decorated a smiley on the plate of our son (19) with ketchup and a little mustard. The room was clean and inviting and would have been spacious even if we would have been five - the maximum number for that room - instead of four. It was one of the best rooms that we had in a hostel so far. The hostel is located near many many useful facilities that provide the essentials for survival of a family over the day - a supermarket, a baker, a kebab shop which also sells pizza etc. All in all everything added up to a wonderful visit of Prague, the lively and stylish town, the fantastic weather and certainly the hostel as a place where we felt very well accommodated. We all can imagine to come back to Praha someday and our first choice for our base will then be Hostel Downtown. Thank you very much!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

I spotted this place while looking for accommodation for me and three friends for a long weekend in Prague and went for it on the basis of the good reviews, we definately weren't disappointed, we had a 4 bed room with private bathroom and windows into the courtyard not the street (which is pretty busy). It was hot when we went (in July) so the windows were open most of the time and noise wasn't a problem, we got the odd few people rolling in in the small hours but what else do you expect? Kristian was lovely and so welcoming, we went on one of the pub crawls with the hostel which joined up with a pub crawl company, we had a few drinks but weren't really up for necking shots and getting wasted, which Kristian picked up on, and as he had a cold he offered to take us to a nearby bar for some more drinks and a bit more of a chilled atmosphere, it was gorgeous, beautiful courtyard and we all had beers and swapped a bit of Czech and English between us.

The hostel is a bit of a walk to any of the attractions, but Wenceslas is about 5/10 mins walk straight down Narodni, then you've got all the shops, and the bridge over to Kampa and Mala Strana is 5 mins the other way. We used the lockers on our last day which was great, and hung out in the kitchen one night, but we mostly ate out. Would definately recommend!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Emily M
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Additional Information about Hostel Downtown

Property: 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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 661 Speciality Lodging in Prague
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,550 - ₹ 7,892
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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