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“Hostel Elf: Lavalamb”
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Hostel Elf
Ranked #27 of 646 Speciality Lodging in Prague
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Tubingen, Germany
1 review
“Hostel Elf: Lavalamb”
Reviewed 11 April 2013

Admittedly, the hostel was slightly hard to find, but once you realize what the symbol looks like on the lamps posts, it is fairly easy. We walked, but I imagine it would have been super easy to find had we taken the bus from Florenc Station. The staff were super friendly, giving us free maps, answering tons of questions, and even pointing out good restaurants to eat at. They had plenty of information on FREE tours and their English was perfect. The bathrooms and rooms were spotless. The hostel has eclectic decor and it becomes entertaining once you get used to it. Breakfast was good, toast with various spreads, decent coffee, etc. The lounge and terrace outside were really nice. Cheap beer and drinks as well. I stayed with three other people we did not have any issues with noise. Internet was good as well.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Lublin, Poland
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2013

When I first saw this hostel, it looked a bit creepy, but it turned out to be a nice, friendly place, with an interesting design. The staff was friendly and helpful, the rooms and bathrooms clean. I stayed there 3 nights, and one night there was a loud party, but later it was quiet and peaceful, so I can't really say if it's a party hostel or not. I also met some nice people. The only thing that I could complain was the location, but on the other hand the price was really low. So I recommend this hostel to everyone.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Johanneshov, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2013

If you're only looking for a place to sleep and don't care too much about service and interiors, Hostel Elf is a good choice.

Pros are the price and location. It's not located in a nice area, but it is fairly close to both buses and metro and is walking distance from Prague's city centre.

Minuses are the interiors and the staff were ill prepared for managing the down payment in a professional way.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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szczecin
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

It's great cosy friendly and colourful place! Young staff and lot of outgoing people. Very good spot. I would say kind of hippie environment (in good meaning of this word ofc). Not far away there was sth like milk bar with cheap food and bear - pivo ty pipo :D ... unfortunately nothing for vegetarian. But vegetarian can try in Asian's bars/ canteens..

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Bialystok, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2013

We spent there three nights in February 2013. We were welcomed by Friendly people who seemed to fancy what they do- very helpful. The hostel is located 5 min walk to Florenc station so it is really comfortable, as well as in the really interesting area Zizkov- worth visiting and so far away for the city centre. The room and bathroom were clean, the price was really reasonable (including good breakfast). The internet connection was perfect. We were walking and visiting Prague for many hours and our stay in hostel was very nice, comfortable. When I come back to Prague next time FOR SURE I will choose this hostel!Thank you ELF for such an amazing stay!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2013

Great staff,free breakfast,free dinner every tuesday,good kitchen,dodgy hostel but very friendly cool environment,clean toilets,warm showers,good bedrooms,feels cool to meet many people from around the world,yea will come here again if im coming to prague!awesome place!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank JUNZ87
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London
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

Excellent, helpful staff, nice rooms, everything was clean. Very good atmosphere. The people were very very friendly at that time, and it also helped, that there is was a nice common room, where we could talk it we wanted to. The location of the hostel is also strategic. The breakfast is not expensive but good. The kitchen is well equipped. Many toilets and showers so you don't need to queue. I would only recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 646 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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