I'm not necessarily talking about the hostel itself but things that are and could be related to it. Firstly Beta Pension is located at a rather odd place, it's not difficult getting to and from (if you take the tram not the train) but it's not city centre either. I walked back there at night once, not due to the lack of transport, and some areas felt slightly shady.
The hostel itself is very good, the room was massive and the service was friendly. I myself loved how the place was rather sedate but one of the main problems was the noise. This would be fine with the windows closed but when open you hear all the noise from the motorway close by. And as there is no air con it's impossible not to open the window on a hot day.
Cleanliness is something I can't really comment for sure. Whilst I thought it was fine I did catch chickenpox at Prague, one possible culprit being the hostel.
There are a few newsagents around and slightly further there's a Lidl, not really sure if there are any restaurants around though.
Overall I would recommend Beta Pension on a budget but I would look at other options as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beta is located in a residential area of Prague 2, near by Vysehrad National Cultural Monument and Prague Congress Centre, close to the city centre. The Pension offers cheap accommodation in 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5-bed rooms with their own or shared bathrooms and WC. In case of shared social facilities there are altogether 3 rooms with 2 bathrooms and 2 WC separated for men and women on the floor. The building is connected well by public transportation which is easy and fast. Take tram no. 24 from Beta Pension and get to Wenceslas Square in 10 minutes. Tram no. 18 will take you to Charles Bridge,Old Town in 11 minutes and 16 minutes to Prague Castle.-The reception desk is open 24 hours a day.-Local taxes, buffet breakfast and WIFI are included in the price.-Luggage storage is free.-Telephone,fax service and safe at the reception desk.-Front desk-City tours.-Free WIFI in rooms.-The safe parking is 200 m far from our pension.-Parking for coaches is 400 m far from the pension.-Cycling track 450 m far.-Discounts for groups, students and members of IYHF.-We provide the chargeable parking . It costs 200,-Czk / 24 hours. We hope you will be satisfied with our service. We wish you a nice stay in Prague . ... more less
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