I booked the hostel on the internet after I had read quite nice reviews.
Sadly, directly upon our arrival I noticed somewhat angrily, that I had to pay the bill which I got per mail in Euro, in Czech Crowns and not only that, but the amount was significantly higher than it originally said on the bill. The original amount should have been 89,64 Euros, what I really paid was 2300 Czech Crowns. With the actual exchange rate being 24 Crowns= 1 Euro that's almost 6 Euros more. For a poor student like me that's actually a lot of money, but I didn't object, since they for sure would have told me some weird reason for them charging more, maybe something like an alternate exchange rate in this case. Anyways,
I got even angrier, when I had to go exchange my Euros into Czech Crowns and tried to do so at the foreign exchange office right next to the hostel. They actually charged me almost 18% commission, which is a lot, namely almost 20 Euros, in case you exchange 100 Euros.
Well, this of course ruined my first day in Prague for good, since no one at the reception had warned me about that.
Other than that it should be noted, that the hostel was quite clean, nicely decorated and the staff was very nice and spoke very good English, but the breakfast was a single, rather small sandwhich you could pick up at the reception and then you could help yourself to some orange juice out of a (in my case) quite dirty jug (some dirt was actually floating in my juice) and cereal in the kitchen.
And of course, it should be noted as well, that if you are looking for a central place to stay specifically because you want to visit all the sites, you should not count on much sleep if you are staying at this hostel, because most visitors are only there to party, preferably in their rooms with open doors.
But you know .. it's cheap (or supposed to be), so one shouldn't complain too much.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located directly in the HISTORICAL CENTER of Prague. JUST 150 STEPS from the famous the OLD TOWN SQUARE (Staromestske namesti) with famous Astronomical clock and 1 min walk from Wenceslaus Sq. The area of bars, clubs, shops and historical sights. No tram, metro or taxi needed!! THERE ARE NOT MANY HOSTELS so centrally located in Prague! Our great location SAVES YOU MONEY which you would spend for public transport and taxi if staying out of Prague historical center!!!PAY ONLY FOR A BED...FREE- internet access + WiFi, FREE- breakfast, FREE- bedlinen, FREE - towels, FREE- baggage room and safety deposit boxes, FREE- lockers in the room, FREE - map of Prague, iron, hair drier, FREE - hot showers 24h, NO SMOKING hostel! ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld so you can book your Prague Square reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Prague Square Hotel Prague