Are you ready to hit the capital city of the Czech Republic? We guessed you might be so we have collected the 3 best hostels in Prague just for you.
This special collection offers cool design and comfort perfect for solo travellers and party lovers.
- The Roadhouse Prague – awesome for solo travellers
- Sir Toby’s – top pick for couples
- Hostel One Prague – best backpacker choice
That’s right; you’ll find the best party hostel in Prague further down.
This guide is perfect for YOU, when …
- tired of bad and crappy hostels
- want to avoid the “young party kids”
- happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience
Prague is nicknamed the ‘city of a hundred spires’, known for its historic Old Town Square. The Gothic churches and medieval clock are certainly worth a look!
Our hand-picked awesome hostels in Prague will give you one more reason to visit.
This article is jam-packed with useful information to make your planning easier and faster.
You can expect to find:
- Introduction to Prague Hostels
- 3 coolest hostels in Prague
- Best hostels in Prague for partying
- Best hostels in Prague for solo travellers
- Safest hostels in Prague
- 7 secret tips for Prague (+ 5 things NOT to do in Prague)
- Useful Map with all sights and old town (for planning)
- Flights to Prague
As always, we put all places to stay in Prague on a budget on a map.
Quick Introduction to Hostels in Prague
First things first, there is many many hostels in Prague. And we are sure, you are by now overwhelmed by the choices you could make.
This is at least how we felt. Therefore, we created this guide to walk you through the process. Let us check how much hostels in Prague are and what types you can expect.
Average price for a bed: Beds in a dorm can be as cheap as 6€ up to 20€ per night. A private room starts from 40€ up to 120€ per night.
Types of Hostels: You find a huge variety from crappy, cheap places to luxury hostels and everything in-between. Make sure you know what type of hostel you want. The most common are:
- super budget hostels – with bad amenities and a cheap price tag
- fun backpacker hostels – with average quality but for sure a fun time
- quality hostels – a bit more pricey but great facilities, great to meet and usually a better location.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Transport in Prague: Prague is very well connected by public transport. If you stay close to a night tram route, you’ll have public transport options 24 hours a day. The old town and new town are really walk-able too.
The Old town in Prague: the Old town is the geographical centre of the city and most popular place to stay in Prague. It contains a lot of pedestrianized areas. The astronomical is there. The Charles bridge connects the Old town with the Castle. If you stay in the Prague Old Town, you should never be more than a 10 minute walk from anywhere else in the Old Town.
Keep scrolling to discover the best hostels in Prague Old Town.
Things NOT to do in Prague: Yes, the city is packed with tourists. And there is a few things you can easily skip and scams you should avoid.
We wrote a handy guide on things NOT to do in Prague here.
We included as well the so-called Honest-guide. This is a video show on Youtube by local Prague-locals, exposing scammers, and sharing their best tips like cheap bars and restaurants.
New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:
- How to book hostels (and websites to use)
- 23 items for the hostel packing list
- Are hostels safe? 13 safety tips for hostels
The 3 Best Hostels in Prague
Are you ready for Prague best hostels and so much more? Let’s go!
1. The Roadhouse Prague (social & cosy)
The Roadhouse Prague is an independently owned and operated hostel which hit the scene back in 2017.
It’s perfect for social backpackers in search of a laid-back and friendly atmosphere. It’s very much like walking into a cosy house!
We consider this the absolute best hostel in Prague.
To make it easier for you to break the ice with fellow travellers, the team here organise daily activities for everyone.
Make sure you make the most of the nightly family dinners!
Otherwise, get excited for:
- Hitting up local festivals
- Sight-seeing as a group
- Catching up @ a local bar
Whilst this is certainly a social hostel, it’s not a party hostel.
Good to know: The Madhouse is their sister hostel and a great option if you’re looking for afternoon beer pong and the like.
Can we talk about the rooms a little bit? They’re pretty awesome, afterall.
As you can see, each dorm bed comes with a privacy curtain, lamp, charge point and HUGE storage space which is perfect for a backpack.
There is a choice of 4 or 8-bed dorms. Sorry, no private rooms here.
When you’re not sleeping, hang out in the lounge-kitchen area.
There’s Netflix, books, a cosy sofa, Wii and great space in case you need to catch up with work online.
Quiet hours in the hostel starts every evening at 10pm – respect the neighbours and fellow travellers that need a rest.
Location: On a quiet street just 150m from Charles Bridge. This particular neighbourhood is famous for its cafes, bars and restaurants.
The Roadhouse Prague is the best accommodation in Prague for:
- solo travellers
2. Sir Toby’s (in-house pub and backpacker vibes)
Authentic, friendly and humble; Sir Toby’s creates a real home away from home abode for travellers.
This Prague hostel is anything but conventional.
It has something for everyone – from cosy shared dorms to quaint private rooms. You’ll surely feel the warm energy as soon as you walk through the door.
Once you’re in, you come across many awesome communal areas to hang out in. There’s a…
- Pub with games, Czech beers, movies, live events etc
- Lounge area
- Garden terrace – the place for BBQs
- Stocked kitchen
When you’re not socialising make the most of your chosen comfy room.
Whether you choose a single, double, mixed dorm or female-only dorm, you’ll always find crisp clean linen waiting for you.
Read: Why Female Dorms? 7 Pros and 3 Cons
There is a triple room with private facilities – perfect for small families.
The under bed storage really helps keep the rooms spacious and bright.
Good to know: Sir Toby’s accepts a maximum of 7 nights per person. So you cannot stay in this hostel for 2 weeks, for instance.
Make sure you make time to join the crepe making and trivia nights whilst you’re here!
Pop your belongings in a safety deposit box and hire a bike for the day – reception is 24-hours so there is no restriction.
The staff will gladly help with bookings for transport, activities, day trips and tours. There are many to choose from – just ask at reception.
Find Sir Toby’s in the Holesovice neighbourhood. It’s surrounded by restaurants, markets and clubs. However, have a look at the map. It seems a bit off the map.
The area however is a very hip, local neighborhood with cool bars and restaurants. If you are looking for a non-touristic area to stay in, Holesovice is a good idea!
Sir Toby’s is the best accommodation in Prague for:
3. Hostel One Prague (free dinner + events)
Are you looking for a super laid-back, super fun hostel?
Our third chosen hostel is Hostel One Prague because it is exactly that.
This is (usually) the cheapest hostels in Prague out of our 3 handpicked places.
From the amenities, you can really tell the difference. However, that place is famous for their staff and social vibes.
It is a true backpackers hostels that are so cosy, people do not want to leave.
It’s all about the staff here, dedicated to creating a stress-free, friendly and informative environment. They’ll party with you all night too if you like! This one is the backpackers choice!
Most of the rooms here are shared, including a female-only dorm. There’s also the option of a double-bed private.
Guess what? Your bed will be ready-made on your arrival! That’s just the best thing in cases of arriving late and not wanting to disturb fellow travellers. After all, we do not like to make our own bed at 2am in the morning…
Just so you know: there is no curfew or weird rules here – it’s all about having fun.
The Rave Cave is an on-site bar offering up good beats and cheap drinks. Continue the party at a local club, lead by the staff.
Need a break from the city life? Chillax on a balcony, patio and in the beautiful garden.
Grab yourself a complimentary coffee and good book from the TV lounge and you’re all set.
And how about a free, home-cooked dinner?!
You heard that right: available every night. Daily day and night activities are also free. Amazing.
The Zizkov area, where Hostel One is located, is for the young and adventurous. It boasts the most bars, restaurants and cafes per square metre in the entire country!
The Old Town is a mere 15-minute walk. Trams are easily accessible, too. If I were you, I would totally walk at the very least one time. Prague is very walk-able and so pretty. It is part of your experience.
Hostel One Prague is the best place in Prague for:
Best Party Hostel Prague has to Offer?
- 3 best hostels in Prague? Check.
- Great party hostels in Prague…?
Well, so far we’ve highlighted that Hostel One Prague makes for a good social hostel. It can also be party-ish!
That being said, there is obviously more fun hostels for partying.
- The Madhouse
- Hostel Elf
The Madhouse Prague really stands out as a great Prague party hostel.
With a maximum of 40 guests, this hostel is more like a big house share full of people looking for a good time.
Join in on family dinners and afternoon beer pong – there’s a well-stocked beer fridge in the kitchen.
Laze in the lounge with a movie to cure your headache the morning after the night before.
Looking for Prague hostels Old Town style?
You’ll be slap bang in the centre of the Old Town so 24-hour pizza and kebabs are a stone’s throw away.
Obviously, there is also the typical Pub Crawl that we recommend to join. The nightlife in Prague is famous and so much fun.
I once saw a guy with his t-shirt saying “My best night in Prague? I cannot remember!“. Make sure you also get out of the hostel. Our best tip would be to get your hostel mates and go to the bars.
Have a look at the video below, it shows you the Mad House in action.
P.S. The Madhouse made it on our list of the best party hostels in the world.
Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld
Located in the trendy Zizkov neighborhood, you can party at Hostel ELF.
It comes with a fully equipped kitchen to cook your meals. All rooms and dorms have a quick and free WiFi.
Like every great party hostel, it has a small outdoor area to have drinks and mingle. There is also a football table and Jenga to challenge your hostel mates. Loser pays the next round!
The morning after your nightlife experience starts with a free all you can eat breakfast.
You know what…the video below shows it very accurately! Click play and see if this is your travel style!
What about the Best Hostels in Prague for Solo Travellers?
Going solo doesn’t have to mean travelling alone. After all, we all love to travel on our own. It gives us the confidence we need in life. Right?
Hostels are the best type of accommodation for solo-adventurers.
If you enjoy a smaller, more intimate hostel, the go with Sir Toby’s.
Not your travel style? Here is a few more options for hostels in Prague for solo-travellers:
- Sophie’s Hostel
- The Roadhouse
- DREAM Hostel
A very popular choice for female solo-travellers is the Sophie’s Hostel. It comes with a free buffet breakfast that actually deserves its name.
I am really not a big fan of free breakfast as it is usually oversold. But in case of Sophie’s, the breakfast is actually delicious and worth it!
The hostel has several female-only dorms. Some of them are equipped with bunk beds, others have single beds. The dorm rooms are spacious, clean and bright, so that is a big plus. A con however is the lack of the popular privacy curtains. If they would add them, this would be an outstanding place; the last touch!
Also it’s worth it to mention their several happy hours in the evening, their tours and other events like free pancakes and beer tasting.
Oh..I see we got you at BEER TASTING! Cannot judge, did the same thing!
Compare prices here: Hostelworld
The Roadhouse Prague
To ensure you make great friends and socialise, have a look at The Roadhouse Prague – the sister hostel of The Madhouse.
This is strictly a social hostel minus the party element.
Get involved in daily activities such as dinner nights and exploring the sights.
The social spaces are designed for lazy, intimate times perfect for personal downtime and friendly interaction with both staff and backpackers alike.
Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld
DREAM Hostel Prague
Pause from the hectic rhythm of travelling and relax at DREAM Hostel Prague.
This gorgeous design hostel has spaces for solo travellers to meet others and do their own thing.
Join in tours by locals, grab a burger on Fridays and hit the pub crawls – all great ways to get socialising.
There are a range of rooms including an 8-bed female dorm and private options. The dorms come with privacy curtains. Yippee!
It’s centrally located – not far from Wenceslas Square – on a street which literally translates to ‘stripped pants’. We think this suits the quirky hostel vibe perfectly.
More Hostels worth a mention
By now you really should have your accommodation sorted out. We handpicked all of the places above; and we stayed there ourselves, they are the absolute coolest hostels!
We usually do not cover so many places, but since Prague has so so many, it feels like we owe this to you. After all, this should be a complete guide. So, here you go:
- Art Hole Hostel
- Czech Inn Prague
Art Hole Hostel
The name gives it away just a tad. Art Hole Hostel is artsy! We love the colourful decor around the place. This would be great hostel for older travellers! It is clean, fun, simple and easy to connect.
When you’re not updating Instagram, enjoy the:
- Family dinners
- Central location
- Fully fitted kitchen
Czech Inn Prague
The name is already awesome! It might be one of the coolest hostel names on the planet! Anyways…
Stay at Czech Inn and you’ll get a full dose of culture and style.
The basement bare is where it’s at, AND there is a FREE breakfast here – that’s a rarity in Prague!
Personally, having free breakfast is not important to me. At least not in cheap destinations like the Czech Republic. Yet I see why people enjoy a freebie breafast – it is convenient!
Dorm room are big, spacious and basic. All the more reason to join a free walking tour and hit the bar in time for happy hour.
What are the Safest Hostels in Prague?
Safety is, of course, paramount whilst travelling the world.
Nobody wants to lose their passport or get into any trouble. We would never suggest a hostel to you that we do not consider safe.
Nevertheless, hostels are really as safe as you make them. Unless you get a hostel with a dodgy location. Therefore, always make sure the location is safe too! This is crucial!
Remember to always use the lockers for your valuables and do not leave them lying around.
Nevertheless, you should always be vigilant and take care on your travels.
We’ve also prepared this useful guide: Are Hostels Safe? 13 Safety Tips.
Where to Stay in Prague on a Budget
Are you in search of budget Prague accommodation? There are of course cheap hostels to be found. It can be tempting to opt for the cheap places to stay in and only look for a Prague cheap stay.
That being said: Hostels in Prague are in general cheap!
I would not recommend to go for the cheapest out there. A cheap place can be located far from the city center and can cost you in transport and time.
Keep in mind a bad location – or seemingly cheap areas to stay in – can be far from the city centre and top sights, so transport costs might occur.
Besides the blank price, there are other factors to take into account:
- Is the tourist tax included?
- the breakfast is included?
- Is there any other hidden fees like mandatory linen to purchase?
- What about the location?Is it far from the city? And does it cost me money to get to downtown?
- Is the hostel actually clean?
- how is the quality of the beds? No one wants 100 years old mattresses…
If you happened to search for ‘places to stay in Prague cheap’, you’ll find options in this city. Forget Prague hotels or apartments.
Alright, by now you got it I hope. So here is the “trick” to actually find the cheapest places with a good rating still:
- Open Hostelworld with ALL hostels in Prague
- Add your travel dates (so you actually only get the available places)
- Order the listing by price
- Pick the cheapest dorm/ bed
Remember to pay attention to the key factors I listed above.
Hostelworld is one of the best hostel websites for comparing prices.
Read my complete guide on how to actually use Hostelworld the right way.
7 Secret Tips for Prague
Are you looking for some personalized Prague Travel Tips? Welcome to our Prague guide– unique recommendations written by friends – for friends!
All the listed local tips for Prague are personally tested, and only included because they are highly recommended by us.
The secrets include:
- Tour: An alternative Tour outside the tourist box – the perfect start to your local Prague experience
- Food: We show you a unique place to get your hunger fixed – located in a hip neighborhood, not the city center
- Fun: Wanna have some fun with your travel buddies? We have a special recommendation for what to do in Prague!
- Get out of the city, and experience the adventurous part of Prague – we tested it and had a blast!
- Drinks: A Hipster Café and Fun Bar next to the 5 Star Hostel
Geeky Tip: Masterminds, Bitcoin Café, and changing the world – we show you a unique house full of smart people, and cool staff to explore.
Extra Geeky Tip: Do you fancy a “Peter Pan Bar”? We found this unique, crazy bar to have a drink with locals.
Check our Secret Tips for Prague.
Psst! We’ve also written a short guide to 5 Things NOT to do in Prague.
Any Discounts or Promo Codes?
Currently, we have no special hostel discounts or Promo Codes for hostels in Prague. They all expired already and we would not give you discount codes that are not valid any more.
Yet, you can always get the 35€ discount for Airbnb here.
Forget searching for ‘Prague hotel cheap’ (and boring); Airbnb is a hostel hotel hybrid.
Here you’ll find places up there with comfort and design of affordable hotels in Prague.
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Here we share our newest promo codes for hostels and hotels in Prague and all other destinations first.
Map of Best Hostel locations + TOP sights
As always we’ve included a handy map with all the hostel locations and cool sights around Prague. I marked the old town in blue. This is the most beautiful area of the city. It is where most sights are.
There’s plenty to do in this beautiful city. Some of the most popular attractions include:
- A 1.5 Ghost and Legends walking tour
- Medieval dinner with unlimited drinks
- Prague Pub Crawl
- Prague by night: 3-hour dinner cruise
- Old Town
- St. Vitus Cathedral
- Prague Castle
- Petrin Tower
- St.Charles Bridge
- Wenceslas Square
- Prague Astronomical Clock
- The Jewish Quarter
Good to know: We played an Escape Room in Prague – pure fun and cheap!
It might be a good idea to grab a 2, 3 or 4 day city card to enjoy many discounts across Prague.
(You can activate and deactivate the different layers in the left sidebar. open the map in a new tab here)
What are the best hostels in Prague City Centre?
The Roadhouse Prague is in downtown Prague just 150m from Charles Bridge.
It’s a top choice for easy access to the sites, and it boasts activities and an on-site bar and restaurant to save your weary legs.
What is the best hostel in Prague?
Alright alright, we’ll tell you again: The Roadhouse Prague is the absolute best hostel there is.
It’s social, cosy and offers awesome bunks with your very own privacy curtain.
Where is the best area to stay with nightlife in Prague?
Prague 1 is the best place to stay if you’re looking for fun.
Old Town Square and Náměstí Republiky are also bar-heavy areas.
Choose The Madhouse Prague if you want a party hostel with family dinners and beer pong.
I want to use Airbnb what areas should I choose to stay in Prague?
The accommodation on Airbnb in Prague is really impressive. Anything from a private room in a house to affordable apartments all to yourself.
Prague 1 and Prague Old Town are great areas to stay in to be close to the major sites.
Here’s a 35 discount for Airbnb on us.
What should I know when visiting Prague?
In other words, what’s so special about Prague? There is so so much!
To make it easier, we’ve put together a guide to 7 Secret Tips for Prague, including what NOT to do.
What are the best sites for finding hostels?
We want to throw our hat into the ring: Hostelgeeks.com
Our website is focused on bringing you a handpicked selection of cool hostels all around the world. Here you can find all our handmade best hostels in the world guides; from Paris to Tokyo.
Other than our website, Hostelworld is always a great resource and booking platform too.
Flights to Prague?
Prague is very well connected by plane.
All major destinations fly to Prague directly. When arriving at the Airport, there is a direct shuttle to the city center. This is the fastest way to get to your hostel downtown Prague.
This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search.
Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.
Here is our full review of Kiwi.
More Guides for Nearby Destinations
Once in beautiful Prague, try to add more destinations to your bucket list. All these destinations are easily connected via train or bus. Check out flixbus to find the cheapest way to travel around by bus.
We have a big selection of 5 Star Hostels in Europe.
Destinations to add are:
- Berlin, Germany – check Wallyard Concept Hostel
- Warsaw in Poland – read our guide to 3 best hostels in Warsaw
- Krakow in Poland, get our article about 3 best hostels in Krakow
- Vienna in Austria – guide to 3 best hostels in Vienna
- 3 best hostels in Bratislava, Slovakia
- best hostels in Budapest
- Munich, Germany – our guide to top hostels in Munich
Find all our guides to 3 best hostels here.
Over to you
At this point in time, you should (hopefully) be feeling pretty prepared for Prague! Which is your favourite hostel in Prague? Perhaps you prefer the fun party hostel Prague offers?
The hostels we’ve introduced will happily house party animals, solo travellers, female backpacker and friends.
So no longer will you be considering a search for best hotels in Prague.
Perhaps you have a question or two? Maybe you’d like to correct a mistake?
Please, please don’t hesitate to help us improve our guides. Your input is important to us. Our guide to the best Prague hostels needs your expertise.
Leave a comment in the section below!
Last note: Our commitment
This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget!
We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.
Also, we will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by.
We share with you exclusively places we recommend to our best friends and family!
Enjoy this fine hostel selection and all 5 Star Hostels.
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UPDATE (old #1 hostel): Mosaic House
Important: Mosaic House is no longer a hostel. Since 2020 the concept was changed to a Design Hotel and is now named Mosaic Design Hotel Prague.
Mosaic House is a unique Eco and Design hostel in the new town of Prague. Oh no, wait.
We should it put in a different way: Mosaic House is the ONLY 5 Star Hostel in Prague!
Is it the best hostel Prague has? Errr, yes! When we mentioned before, that there is upscale hostels with a slightly higher price tag, then we were talking about this accommodation.
How about Karaoke? a budget in-house restaurant? Live concerts? Parties?
This property has a total of 55 rooms, 42 of which are shared. A great place to mingle with other fellow travelers.
Here is the new booking link on booking.com.
Your Smart Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries