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Manchester
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staying here in October 2016 for two nights. The location was great at we had travelled from Germany, it was only 10-15 mintue walk from the main train station. The front staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast and meals that were included were very nice with plenty of choices. There was a wait for the showers in the...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Hostel Elf in my opinion is about the coolest Hostel I have stayed in during my many visits to Prague. It's within easy stumbling distance of the cheap bar section of Prague,close to Tram and Metro stops,extremely tolerant staff. My number one choice of a Prague Hostel.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Elf hostel in October. A few points below. 1. The hostel is clean, the bathrooms are clean too, no issues on this front. 2. The Wifi is sorely lacking, doesn't work properly in the rooms. 3. The breakfast is decent, though they could have provided a bit more variety like eggs etc. 4. The staff is...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience had here. The rooms are a bit crowded with too many beds, but the place is clean. Really helpful people at the front desk. A bit hard to find but it's close to the metro station. Made some great memories here in the common area. Would definitely return.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed two nights. We had to wait over an hour for a shower in the morning. Couldn't get to sleep as other hostel guests were yelling in the corridor and then were woken up by the cleaners at 7:30am. Location is ok. Sheets were dirty. Wouldn't recommend.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been at Hostel Elf in December. Very nice atmosphere and a cozy place. I liked very much that everything was clean! The staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was quite ok, but no diversity. I would add something else than ham, milk and cereals (we had some additional food for extra cost and was ok for us)...

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Kent
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Well I was in Prague to see some friends and we decided to stay here and it was a great choice, my friends stayed in a dorm room and i chose a single room, the price was good, they do cheap beer on site, location is good as only a 10 minute walk to the town center, the staff were...

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The Hostel Elf is a nice backpacker hostel with a great location, close from Prague's city center. The terrace, bar, BBQ and green area nearby makes of this hostel a chilled place with a lively atmosphere.

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This hostel is awesome!! Awesome atmosphere, awesome staff. They layout of the hostel has been set out really well, meaning the common room is always occupied with friendly travellers! Great rooms, really clean. Great laundry service. Good bathrooms. And you get free breakfast! This place is amazing for the price. Made lots of friends here. Would definitely stay here if...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 13 November 2016

From getting of my Flix bus from Hamburg and realizing that the hostel was only a 10min walk away, to the great service I got upon arrival, happy hours and free BBq's, I can't rate Hostel Elf high enough. 100% comming back next time in Prague

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Hello Blake, thank you for such a nice comment, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us !! Hope to see you again..

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostel ELF - Your home in Prague !! FREE buffet breakfast!!! FREE coffee and tea 24hrs!!! Proud to be one of the backpackers hostel that opened in Prague in 2000 we can say that hostel ELF is the perfect place to stay. Our cool original independent backpacker's hostel offers cheap accommodation in Prague and is the ideal hostel for the independent traveler and student groups. We are not just bed and breakfast - the hostel has two floors, two common rooms, two kitchens and great outdoor patio, BBQ area, terrace... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Elf

Address: Husitska 888/11, Prague 130 00, Czech Republic
Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Praha 3
Price Range: £13 - £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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