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“The place to stay in Prague”
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Hostel Downtown
Ranked #5 of 674 Speciality Lodging in Prague
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Hostel downtown is in the ideal place of the city not too far from everything but not too close either making it a friendly and affordable place to stay. Their daily activities make sure that you always have something to do whether you have a long or a short stay. If you don't know much about the city you can always go on the FREE walking tour lead by the very funny and informative Gil Conti. If you are by yourself like I was then you will have no problem making friends as the staff and guest are very friendly.

Room Tip: Don't be shy to choose one of the rooms with more people, its cheaper and also you have the chan...
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

What an awesome place to stay in Prague. It is right in the middle of everything. Met a bunch of cool people and they ALWAYS have free activities going on daily. Even if that activity isnt your thing, the staff is so friendly, they will probably just ask you what you want to do and make a trip out of it.

The beer tour with Gil was a great way to walk the river and try some of Pragues beers. Also just a great way to meet people at the hostel and relax for an hour or two while drinking some good beer. Gil is a great guy and will answer any questions you have about Prague or traveling in general. We went out to eat with everyone afterwards.

Brent who worked there at the time was also a great guy. He took me and my buddy all around Prague one day just for the hell of it. We got the 'non tourist' tour of Prague which was AWESOME and he took us to a lot of places that you may not go if you only read about the main places to see.

Hostel Downtown was a great place with great people and a lot of fun. Bar Crawls most nights, and even if you dont wanna go THAT hard, you can usually round up a crew of people and stick around the local spots which are also fun, especially when a beer costs less than $1 American. GREAT TIMES!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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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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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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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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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!

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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!

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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
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Ranked #5 of 674 Speciality Lodging in Prague
Price Range: £22 - £104 (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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