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“Dirty, loud and poor service” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Hostel Chili Prague
Ranked #442 of 661 Speciality Lodging in Prague
Decatur, Georgia
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47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Dirty, loud and poor service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

If you're looking for a really cheap hostel, and that's it, then Chili Hostel is a good contender. But if you have even moderate standards for cleanliness and hospitality, then it's definitely worth it to spend the extra bucks on a slightly more expensive place.

The kitchen was absolutely filthy. It's what we first saw when we were waiting for our rooms, which didn't set a very good tone. We had plenty of time to evaluate it since the incompetent staff couldn't care less that we had to wait 30 minutes to check in (because of a "shift change"). In our room, we found dirty dishes with mold growing in them, which made us think twice about the supposedly "clean linens" on our beds.

Restrooms were unpredictable, and most without hot running water. Cold showers and waiting got really old after a while. Not to mention, the teeny bopper night club just below the window that kept sleep at bay til the week hours of the morning.

Unless you're really just dirt poor, I'd keep looking.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

I came in 2007 and in 2011 so I can't be sure what it's like now, but I wanted to stay there again this summer because I had loved it both times, but there was no room.
No Prague is one of my favorite cities in Europe and this place always complemented my time there.
Admittedly you're not paying for 5* luxury by any means, but sleeping arrangements are sufficient, room space is more than needed and the windows that look out onto the streets really immerse you in the Czech culture.
Reception staff have always been kind and respectful. Plus they're like 10 computers and free wifi available which is always useful.
Small kitchen but good nonetheless.
The games room downstairs however is pretty crap to be honest, unless they've sorted in out, but I doubt it.

But the best thing about this hostel is its location. Ten minutes walk from the Old Town, the best pub in the entire world is 30 seconds down the road 'Cafe/Bar Popocafepetl Na Struze'. Cafe Lovre (where Einsteain drank coffee) is 5 minutes walk. The biggest club in central Europe is also 5 minutes away, though its not really that good in my eyes - try Chapeau Rouge, it's insane!

Either way, stay here, its great

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Studentcriteec
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

The location was pretty good, close enough to the centre and easy enough to find. The price was brilliant and it had all the basic necessities. The kitchen was fairly disgusting and had very little cutlery which wasn't great seeing as it's quite a big hostel. In all fairness the hostel would be pretty great if it wasn't for the unfriendly staff. They were extremely unhelpful bar one girl. They seemed to resent being asked any questions and their answers weren't very helpful. If you want to wash your clothes i'd look outside the hostel as there's only one washing machine which is always being used.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Deargzer
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San Diego, California
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30 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

I liked the kitchen and dining area, although dirty and kind of gross it was a nice place to get to know some of the other guests staying there. The computers were free and there was usually enough of them. The beds were pretty terrible but for the price i would stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank vryanv
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

This is a very cheap hostel and close to the center. The baths are very very small, at least the one that we received, and we had to share it with other guests. For a one night and quickly experience, I would say it was ok and worked perfectly for our plans.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank littlepigeon25
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

This hostel is not recommended to anyone who intends to sleep between 3 and 6am. Many noisy teenagers seems to use this hostel for their party-all-night-in-Prague-holidays. The showers had only cold water and the girls in the reception were unfriendly.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MatMunk
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

when we were booking this hostel we saw a few bad reviews but we just ignored it because the price was so cheap. Big mistake. the best thing about this hostel is the location as its close to everything but this just doesnt compensate for all of its downfalls. the kitchen was constantly filthy so we never used it. the staff, to say they are unhelpful and rude is an understatement. when you ask them for help they just stare at you like you should know everything about prague already. the cheap price just wasnt worth the hassle we had here

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hostel Chili Prague
Address: Pstrossova 7/205, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Nove Mesto (New Town) , Praha 1
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Ranked #442 of 661 Speciality Lodging in Prague
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Chili Prague 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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