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Hostel Downtown
Ranked #5 of 661 Speciality Lodging in Prague
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3 reviews
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“Best hostel yet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Great location, communal areas and staff.

Got a random upgrade so can't say what the dorms are like but 3bed room was good.

Lots of free or cheap activities arranged by staff, like jazz club night - Mirek and Marketa were especially great.

Walking distance of everything in Prague.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

Perfect location. So many activites. Reception is so helpful.

Go to Gil's Beer Tour at 7pm on Friday's!! I decided to go last second and we went to some great bars by the river and close to the hostel. The beers he suggested were SO GOOD. If you are hungry you can pick up some food too. Gil's beer and food suggestions = HEAVEN. Loving Prague.

Cheers!

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

I stayed at Hostel Downtown for four days. The location was within walking distance from the old town square and castle. All the staff were helpful and friendly. The lounge and common area was spacious. In the evenings there are walking tours with Gil. He was very knowledgeable about Prague and was outgoing. I had a great time on the tour and meeting new people. I would recommened Hostel Downtown for any traveller.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Actually haven't been to the hostel itself but I did the walking tour with them and it was pretty cool! Gil (our guide) was very entertaining and funny, explained a lot about the city and the historical attractions! I definitely recommend! Lovely city too!

  • Stayed August 2014
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Hostel facilities are average. No ventilation in the dorm I was in. Toilets are a bit run down. Breakfast was good for the price. Can get a bit noisy at night. Definitely do the free Tour with Gil. Funny and entertaining guide!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

This hostel has a great location just a short walk from the nightlife, the tourist attractions and the shops. It is immaculately clean with exceptionally friendly staff. Our room was big with an ensuite shower. By far enough facilities for people which meant never having to queue for a shower. They are really great advising you on what to do and how to get there. Only criticism is that we had 11 beds in our room but not enough lockers for people so that meant I couldn't lock up my possessions.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

first of all, very well situated - 5 mins walk from the Charles Bridge and the old town square.

facilities were clean - even though we shared bathroom they were always very well kept. wifi was excellent (I streamed a whole game of football without any problems) and the staff were both friendly and informative.

we were asked to change rooms an the new room was considerably worse and only compensation was a breakfast voucher.

good value for what you get though and seemed very safe.

Stayed August 2014
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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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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