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“Great social/party hostel, good atmosphere, good area”
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Hostel Elf
Ranked #25 of 645 Speciality Lodging in Prague
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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great social/party hostel, good atmosphere, good area”
Reviewed 23 October 2012

I only stayed here for one night and wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. I really like the character of the place, and even though I was in the room most of the time, seemed like a very social and friendly place. All sorts of people from different places hanging out. The kitchen downstairs is nice and they have a fridge (though no freezer I could find.) The wifi works better than most hostels I stay in which is a HUGE plus, although again I only used it for 20 minutes downstairs. They say the wifi works in the rooms but I never got a signal there. That's alright though I had an episode of Dexter downloaded and ready to watch. Staff seems nice and friendly. It's in a good location, a bit out of centre which is nice for me, but still has a lot of cool places very close, and it's a less expensive area than the main town. The hostel itself can be a bit expensive though, for the area. You could stay in that area and still have a good time but going into town does take some walking uphill a few blocks to get to the tram stop. Didn't use the showers but they looked alright, and they give you a towel to use. Breakfast is also better than most (with meat and cheese.) Locker in room for no extra cost. Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Carrboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

My girlfriend and I spent four nights at Elf, and had a great time. The atmosphere is fantastic - there are multiple commons areas, and the place is always full of travelers from all around. The hostel itself is very clean, and the location is decent - about a 15 minute walk to old town square. My only complaint with the hostel is the demeanor of the staff. They acted like we were bothering them any time that we asked a question, and, save for one or two, they were not very helpful. Aside from that, great hostel, and I would recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

Lots of amenities, big comfortable rooms, great social space and cheap beers. Would recommend.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Greenock
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

Fantastic atmosphere, plenty of clean toilets and private showers , never had to wait, own kitchen and computers, cheap beer, foosball table outdoor seating area, can't recommend highly enough. Zizkov is not at all touristy so the bars around are very cheap and friendly. You can get the bus right outside the hostel to old town square or you can walk in about 40 minutes.

  • Stayed June 2012
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London
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Reviewed 3 June 2012

To be honest I don't think the hostel could have rated any higher for me as I visited it out of season. I was there in February and it wasn't very busy, which since I was travelling on my own was a bit of blow as I was hoping to meet plenty of people to chill with.

The hostel was nice and clean and I heard the breakfast was nice too ( I never awoke early enough!) I stayed in a 6 person room which had decent sized lockers in the room. There was some nice touches like the fridge full of cheap beer and the free tea and coffee on offer 24/7.

Location was a 30 minute walk or short bus ride from the city centre which was fine by me.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

Stayed overnight in this hostel in March 2012.
Location - Excellent - just a bus ride away from the main tourist spots in Prague. The same bus takes you to almost all the major tourist spots !!!
Staff - Very helpful and very cheerful !!! Ready to help you with everything.
Toilets - Shared.
Food - Breakfast is included in your rent. They have a small kitchen on the ground floor, where you can cook for yourself anytime of the day.
Beer - The fridge full of beer is located right next to the reception... just help yourself.
Tip for Indian travelers - An Indian restaurant is just 2 mins walking from the hotel entrance.

The best thing is that you get to meet lots of fellow travelers from all around the world. Hostel Elf has a small sitting area in front of the reception where the guests can hang out in the evening.

From the back side of the hostel, there is a small walkway which directly leads upto the main train station. Worth a walk !!!!

Really enjoyed my short stay here.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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New London, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2012

great location with outdoor patio area. good atmosphere for meeting people. internet connection annoying on public computers. staff nice. great value. some of the pillows were awful and the beds were decent. rules regarding smoking inside in common areas and quiet hours not enforced. but no one seemed to complain. the staff was very nice and helpful. breakfast was pretty good. (bad coffee but that seems to be everywhere in czech). easy access to train and bus stations. bus stop and tram stop nearby. good location for night life.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Hostel Elf
Address: Husitska 888/11, Prague 130 00, Czech Republic
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Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Praha 3
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Ranked #25 of 645 Speciality Lodging in Prague
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Hostel Elf 1*
Number of rooms: 23
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 
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