I stayed at Miss Sophies for two nights during my trip to Europe - had found it online on Hostels.com, and was initially a little apprehensive, coz it was the first time I was actually booking a place without having checked it out. But Miss Sophies made sure that every other hostel I stayed in had to really be something exceptional to meet the expectations set by this place!
The directions were very precise, and led me to a small street off the main street. The hostel is spread across two buildings on either side of the street. The interior decor and design were very thoughtfully done, and I felt pretty at home even as I entered the place. No issues with bookings and all - the reception was manned by a girl about my age, who proved to be very helpful with everything - maps, directions, internet, and other basic details.
I was occupying a male only dorm which had four beds, with a drawer under the bed to store your stuff, a light, a bed stand, a plug point. The bed was nice and soft, with clean sheets and a good blanket (it was quite cold) - all that was required for a very good night's sleep. There were two other guys in the dorm, one Australian, and French, and we all got along quite well, the little time that we got to spend together (most times we all used to come back only late at night, and that too, only to sleep).
The bathrooms (there were two common bathrooms between three dorms, I think) were large, clean and awesome. There was a small kitchen with a mini fridge, stove and cupboards, all to be used commonly. Obviously, most of us preferred to eat out, though. There were key cards which could open all doors within the wing and specific to your dorm. I hadn't gotten along a lock for the drawer under the bed, but that was provided for by the people at the reception when I mentioned it. Overall, I felt very safe and secure leaving my stuff in the room while going out to roam around.
All required amenities for a tourist are very close by - the metro, trams, McD, KFC, coffee shops, currency exchange (I was directed to a place which didn't charge too much in terms of commission by the guy at the reception). There is a pretty good breakfast available as well, if you book beforehand, and it's not expensive. Most times, I'm guessing there's not too many people there, so even if you don't book beforehand, you can get breakfast :)
There's internet available in the reception - three computers, so that wasn't much of an issue. The WiFi was a little feeble within the room, but then that didn't matter too much for me - I wasn't looking on staying too connected, and in any case, the McD's close by had a free WiFi hotspot.
I needed a printout of my train ticket to Vienna (my next stop), and I got that done at the reception - in fact, I had left it a little too late, and without the help offered to me by the people at the reception, I'm pretty sure I would have missed my train.
Overall, I loved the place. The best part was that it wasn't expensive at all - at just about 25 euros for two nights in such a comfortable place, the value for money was really, really brilliant. I was a little apprehensive as to how things would turn out, Prague being my first stop on a trip to Europe, whether the place I'd booked would be good, whether there would be any issues, and all, but Miss Sophies ensured that I was made very much at home.
I know where I'll be staying if I ever go back to Prague.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Miss Sophie's offers boutique hotel accommodation right in the heart of the Prague Nove Mesto (New Town). Our recently renovated rooms (2015) are an ideal option for a quick getaway, romantic escape, business trip, or just for those who want quality accommodation and service for their stay in Prague. Miss Sophie's is a short walk from Wenceslas Square and the National Museum, with great public transport connections nearby as well. All rooms include air-conditioning, rainhead shower, TV, safe, tea/coffee, phone, towels, hair dryer, toiletries and more. Also on offer is free wifi, keycard security access, elevator, airport shuttle service, friendly knowledgeable staff and a wonderful breakfast (and bar) at Sophie's Bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Miss Sophie`s Hotel Prague