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Hostel Bridge 2
Ranked #480 of 647 Hotels in Prague
Reviewed 16 June 2010

First off I didnt really enjoy my time in Prague, it was miserable weather and constantly raining so that may reflect badly on this accommodation.

We struggled to find this hostel as there were no signs or the like, it was basically a big door that was locked. But eventually we were greeted by the host. He took us up some steps through a back door, over a small bridge inbetween buildings and finally into the apartment. Being wet and tired this was a little annoying with our bags but we made it. And I guess it makes it a bit more memorable.

The room was roomy and good enough, it wasnt flash but what do we expect for a hostel in Prague? To be honest it was nicer than expected and the host was very gracious. He gave us a map and directions to all the must see places.

From my recolection the bathroom was shared which we are not fans of but we booked it what that known so we cant complain.

The entire apartment was a little bit dark but that may have been due to the fact it was dark and miserable outside.

Overall I probably would stay here again if I wanted something cheap and clean, plus it was in a really central location just steps away from Charles Bridge.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 November 2009

This hostel is located in the center of all the tourist areas in Prague. We loved being in walking distance to everything and being able to stop back to the hostel during the day. We could look out our window and see Charles Bridge. It was about 5 blocks from Old Town Square.

We stayed in a one bedroom private room. Since it is a hostel, we shared a full bathroom with another 2 rooms (about 5 other people). There, however, was an additional bathroom without a shower on the same floor that we were one.

There is nothing fancy about this hostel, but it was clean and had everything we needed. They have free coffee, a kitchen, and free internet. Additionally, it was reasonably priced for the location.

One caution: This hostel is hard to find. It is on the top of a restaurant. You will probably need to ask the restaurant waiters and they will buzz the hostel employee to come down and bring you up when you first arrive

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rae_84
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Reviewed 11 January 2009

We took the advantage of some cheap flight deals and visited Prague for a few days in early June. Travel from the airport was fairly straightforward and it did not take us long to find the accommodation.

It was not obvious from the street where exactly the hostel was but we followed the instructions given and were met by very friendly staff. The location is excellent, very central and literally steps away from Karluv Most. We were staying on the top floor which meant a lot of steps, but also a nice view of the nearby rooftops and the bridge itself (if you leant out the window a little). Despite the location above a busy street we didn't notice too much noise.

The room was big and clean. The bed was fairly basic - two singles pushed together, however it was perfectly adequate. The bathroom facilities were shared but lockable, and kept nice and clean. The shower was good.

There was a communal fridge and free internet access which came in handy. The code was provided for the mini-safe without additional charge and overall the staff were very helpful, even pointing out places we could go to eat.

The accommodation mainly served as a base for us to explore the city for a few days. It seems ideally suited for small groups of people who want a nice clean and comfortable place stop for a few nights at a reasonable price.

Overall very impressed.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank Daniel_Siddle
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Reviewed 27 March 2008

The hostel is a bit hidden as there is no indication and it does not have any reception but when you are in you will see that is a pretty clean place to stay in the centre of the city!! The staff is lovely, really really helpful. You have a complete kitchen (fridge, plates, cooker, kettle, glasses...) to use whenever you need. The heater works perfectly so it's quite warm all day long.
It is a kind of apartment more than a hostel but with sharing bathroom.
I did enjoy to be there.
I hope this review help you!

Stayed: March 2008
Thank Vanessa P
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Reviewed 15 October 2007

I booked myself into Hostel Bridge 2, which is about 3 mins walk away from Charles Bridge. Location is simply unbeatable - it takes about a 5 mins walk from the Staromestro Metro Station to reach the hostel, a couple of mins will lead you to Old Town and its right in the middle of the tourist/souvenir shops etc.

There is no prominent sign which leads you to the hostel and you will easily miss it if you do not notice it. Look out for No. 10 on the door and that is it! if you see "No. 10" and "Shopping Centre" on the outside of the door, you are at the right place. Please make sure you call the hostel in advance if you are arriving late as there will be no reception to help you check in if you are late.

You need to climb up a flight of stairs to reach the hostel rooms. The stairway is dark which can be quite scary for single female travellers. Lights to level 1 seems to be operated by sensor, i.e. it will be on automatically when it senses movement but not level 2 which my room was located. I was back at about 9:30pm one night and the stairway was so dark that I could not even see my keyhole and I do not even know where the light switches are located. Was a bit panickly but thankfully someone was already in the hostel and they came out to open the door for me.

Now on the rooms - I booked a double (two single beds) room but was given a four single beds room. Room is extremely basic with dim lighting, basic shared bathroom (which I thought smell a little) and also they have a kitchen area where you can make your drinks and have a seat there. Don't expect to have a peaceful sleep though cos people will be partying all night outside and the noise can go on till about 3-4am.

The reception staff who helped me with the check in was extremely helpful though and he will help with whatever queries you have.

On the whole, I would say this is a place for party goers who just want to have a place to sleep or for group of friends who are on a budget. Personally, I would prefer not to recommend it to females travelling on their own.

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Reviewed 11 February 2015
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Carolina M
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Reviewed 22 October 2014
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Room Tip: Que no sea la que tiene cocina y que no de a la calle.
  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Alexandra G
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Address: Karlova 10, Prague, Czech Republic
Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Stare Mesto (Old Town) , Praha 1
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Ranked #480 of 647 Hotels in Prague
Number of rooms: 281
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