Best Hostels in Prague

Last Updated: December 1, 2022

Prague is one of the most magical cities in Europe with its glorious architecture dating back 800 years. Prague is renowned for its buzzing nightlife, Beer Gardens, huge parks and of course its cheap and excellent beer. It has one of the best (and cheapest) metropolitan transport networks in Europe which you can avail of to whiz you around the city anytime day or night. Our guide to the best hostels in Prague will help you choose a hostel that best suits your needs.

General Information on Hostels in Prague

Here are some things that you might want to consider before booking a hostel in Prague.

  1. Price - Prague has some of the cheapest hostel prices for a major city in Western/Central Europe. However, hostel prices have increased dramatically over the last year. A bed in a dorm room starts at €12 per night (normally in large dorm rooms), but expect to pay between €20 to €30 per night to stay in a medium-sized dorm room (6 to 8 beds) at a top-rated hostel. The city tax was recently increased to €2 per night but on most occasions, this will be included in the price.
  2. Location - Prague is a large city but the public transport system of buses, trams and the metro is one of the best in Europe. That said, it's best to stay in a central location close to the top sights and nightlife. Stare Mesto (Old Town) and Nova Mesto (New Town) are the most central locations. But you should also consider staying in a more local district that is still relatively close to the centre such as Vinohrady, Zizkov or my personal favourite Holesovice.
  3. Amenities/Services - Every hostel offers free Wi-Fi and some hostels include breakfast in the price, but if you want more specific services be sure to do your research to find the hostel that best meets your needs.
  4. Staff - The majority of hostels in Prague have great staff. They are usually very friendly and will give you great recommendations for restaurants, bars, and clubs, among other things. However, my recommendation is to study reviews to ensure that the hostel you select has friendly and helpful employees, as rude or unhelpful staff might ruin your hostel experience.
  5. Check-out time - Check-out time for most hostels in Prague is 11 am, but at some hostels, the check-out time is 10 am. Some hostels offer a late check but for an extra fee. You will have to consult with them on this while you are there though. Please note that nearly every hostel in Prague offers Free Luggage storage before or after you check in or out. But it's also worth double checking on it if you require this service.
  6. Free breakfast - Only some hostels in Prague include breakfast in the price. If it is included in the price this saves you on the cost of breakfast.
  7. Kitchen - If the hostel you are staying at has a fully equipped kitchen, you can save money by cooking your own meals. Some hostels in Prague have no kitchens, others have partially equipped kitchens and some hostels have large fully equipped kitchens with a dining area.
  8. Age Restrictions - With most hostels in Prague, you have to be between 18 and 39 years old, but with some youth hostels, you have to be under 35 to stay in a dorm. If you want to stay in a private room in a hostel, there are normally no age restrictions.

The 14 Best Hostels in Prague

Here’s our comprehensive list of the best hostels in Prague which includes a detailed description and photos of each hostel.

1. The RoadHouse Hostel

The RoadHouse Kitchen Best Hostels in Prague

The RoadHouse Hostel Prague is by far the best hostel in Prague because they offer exceptional customer service, well-designed dorm rooms, a convenient location, and have won numerous awards.

The RoadHouse Dormroom Best Hostels in Prague

Each dorm bed has plenty of lockable storage underneath, a reading lamp, a shelf, a power outlet, and a privacy curtain. Each of their wonderful bathrooms has a shower, basin, and toilet. There are necessities like oils and spices in the kitchen.

The hostel is in a prime location for your trip because it is situated in Prague's Old Town, approximately 150 meters from the historic Charles Bridge. The majority of the important sites are accessible on foot, and there are bars, eateries, and cafes all around the neighbourhood. Every evening, the staff of this hostel prepares a "family meal," which is one of its distinguishing characteristics.

Amenities breakdown @ The RoadHouse Hostel

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms only
  • Costs: Dorms from €29.00, Privates from €107.00
  • Female Only Dorms: No
  • Breakfast Included: No
  • Guest Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town (Centre)
  • Bar: No

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2. The MadHouse Prague

Best Hostels in Prague The Madhouse Prague Drinking

The Madhouse Hostel is located in the heart of Prague. It's only a 7-minute walk to Wenceslas Square and 10 minutes to Old Town Square. This hostel is easily one of the best hostels in Prague for party-goers. The Hostel prides itself on attention to detail, with hand-painted murals, daily activities, games, nightly group dinners and a homey atmosphere.

The Madhouse Dorms Best Hostels in Prague

Their bright and sunny kitchen provides the perfect setting for meeting fellow travellers over afternoon beer-pong sessions or hostel family dinners. Daily activities led by their staff include anything from trips to the beer gardens, to ice hockey games, to great nights out. There is a  comfy TV lounge full of bean bags and sofas and free use of computers and WiFi in all rooms.

Amenities breakdown @ The Madhouse Hostel

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms
  • Costs: Dorms from €28.00
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: No
  • Guest Kitchen: No
  • Laundry Facilities: No
  • Neighbourhood: New Town (Centre)
  • Bar: No

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3. Hostel One Home

Hostel One Home Reception Best Hostels in Prague

Hostel One Home is located in the centre of Prague and is only a 5-minute walk to the Powder Gate, the Municipal House and the Palladium Shopping Mall (the largest and best shopping centre in Prague).

Hostel One Home Dorms Best Hostels in Prague

Each of the dormitory rooms features a sitting area, lockers and a shared bathroom. The Náměstí Republiky metro station is just a 5-minute walk away and Prague’s Old Town can be reached in 10 minutes on foot.

This is a very social hostel ideal for solo travellers who want to meet other like-minded travellers. If you are looking to get a good night's sleep, this is not the place for you but if you want to party the night away, Hostel One is perfect.

Amenities breakdown @ Hostel One Home

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms
  • Costs: Dorms from €34.00 
  • Female Only Dorms: No
  • Breakfast Included: No but available at an extra cost
  • Guest Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Neighbourhood: New Town (Centre)
  • Bar: No

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4. Ahoy! Hostel

Best Hostels in Prague Ahoy Hostel

"Ahoy" is an informal greeting in the Czech language so you are sure to get a warm welcome at Ahoy Hostel. It is within a 5-minute walk to Old Town Square, Charles Bridge and various restaurants, bars and clubs.

Ahoy Hostel Prague

Ahoy Hostel offers unique private and dorm rooms with morales painted by local artists. They have a fully equipped kitchen including tea, coffee, spices and other basics that are all at your disposal. Other services include Free Wifi throughout the building, Vending machines, Laundry Services and they will arrange city tours for you at their tour desk.

Amenities breakdown @ Ahoy Hostel

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €22.00, Privates from €68.00
  • Female Only Dorms: No
  • Breakfast Included: No
  • Guest Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town (Centre)
  • Bar: No

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5. Hostel Orange

Best Hostels in Prague Hostel Orange

Hostel Orange is unique in the fact that it is the only hostel located right on Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí), Prague's main thoroughfare which is the nucleus of the city. If you stay here, you will be within walking distance of most of Prague's major tourist sites.

Hostel Orange Prague

The hostel has large dormitories, small private rooms and a wide choice of other smaller dorms as well. All dorm and private rooms have en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning. The rooftop terrace is perfect for unwinding after a hard day of sightseeing.

Amenities breakdown @ Hostel Orange

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €19.00, Privates from €76.00
  • Female Only Dorms: No
  • Breakfast Included: No
  • Guest Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: No
  • Neighbourhood: New Town (Centre)
  • Bar: No

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6. Little Quarter Hostel

Best Hostels in Prague Little Quarter Hostel Prague

Little Quarter Hostel is conveniently located roughly halfway between the beautiful Prague Castle and the equally impressive Charles Bridge (in other words an 8-minute walk to both). The St. Nicholas Church is only 5 minutes away. All in all, this is one of the most centrally located hostels in Prague.

Amenities breakdown @ Little Quarter Hostel

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €21.00, Privates from €72.00
  • Female Only Dorms: No
  • Breakfast Included: No
  • Guest Kitchen: No
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Neighbourhood: Lesser Quarter (Centre)
  • Bar: Yes

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7. Sir Toby’s Hostel

Sir Tobys Hostel Reception Best Hostels in Prague

Sir Toby's Hostel is a legendary hostel in Prague's Holesovice district, close to numerous chic bars, restaurants, clubs, and marketplaces. Sir Toby's is a 15-minute tram journey from the city centre, and the closest tram stop (Delnicka) is only 3 minutes away.

Sir Tobys Hostel Dorms Best Hostels in Prague

You'll feel right at home at Sir Toby's, a classic hostel. Their big and cosy dorm rooms have a rustic appearance. On the lovely terrace of Sir Toby's Pub, unwind with a beer during the warmer months. Most evenings they hold events in their cellar bar which has a very social atmosphere.

Sir Toby's is one of the best hostels in Prague for backpackers who are on a tight budget as a bed in a dorm room starts at €15.00 per night.

Amenities breakdown @ Sir Toby's Hostel

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €15.00, Privates from €48.00
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: No but available at an extra fee
  • Guest Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Neighbourhood: Holesovice
  • Bar: Yes

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8. Czech Inn

Czech Inn Prague Reception Best Hostels in Prague

The Czech Inn is situated on the border of the districts of Vinohrady and Vrovice. The hostel is located 1.5 kilometres from Prague's city centre and offers beautiful rooms with a contemporary design, a basement bar, and a cafe (beside the reception area). Every evening from 6 to 8 p.m., the hostel (basement) bar hosts a happy hour with beers for only €1.

The Czech Inn, which has elegant rooms and a brick underground bar, is housed in a gorgeously restored 19th-century structure 1.5 kilometres from Prague's historic centre.

Czech Inn Prague Dorms Best Hostels in Prague

Every morning, a hearty breakfast buffet is provided in the brick cellar. The Czech Inn's basement bar is one of the best hostel bars in Prague and offers live entertainment, happy hour, and light fare in the evening.

The staff can provide directions to the major attractions and can also suggest some lesser-known attractions.

It takes only a short stroll to get to the Namesti Miru metro station. In the area, there are also tram and bus stops.

This hostel is one of the best hostels in Prague for digital nomads as there are many comfortable areas to work from including a large desk near the reception area with many power points. They have room options to cater to any budget. A bed in the 36-bed basement dorm starts at €15.00 per night, making the Czech Inn one of the best cheap hostels in Prague.

Amenities breakdown @ Czech Inn

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €15.00, Privates from €69.00
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: No but available at an extra cost
  • Guest Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Neighbourhood: Vinohrady
  • Bar: Yes

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9. Brix Hostel

Brix Hostel Reception Best Hostels in Prague

Brix Hostel is located in the Zizkov district of Prague, which is only 4 tram stops from Wenceslas Square (the centre). They claim to have super fast free Wifi.

Brix Hostel Dorms Best Hostels in Prague

You won't find a more pleasant place to stay in Prague than this dorm, which has great dorm mattresses and bedding, as well as a locker big enough to store all of your personal items. You'll never be too far from home amenities with kitchens and toilets on each floor.

Brix Hostel provides all of the standard amenities found in an international hostel. A chill-out area and an outdoor patio are among the hostel's unique attractions. However, their standout feature is undoubtedly their coolly designed bar.

Amenities breakdown @ Brix Hostel

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €17.00, Privates from €52.00
  • Female Only Dorms: No
  • Breakfast Included: Yes
  • Guest Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Neighbourhood: Zizkov
  • Bar: Yes

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10. Hostel ELF

Hostel ELF Terrace Best Hostels in Prague

Hostel ELF is located in the Zizkov district of Prague, just 2 metro stops from the Centre. The other big advantage of staying in this hostel is that it's only a 5-minute walk from Prague's Main Bus Station: Florenc. Florenc is also the nearest metro stop.

Hostel ELF Dorms Best Hostels in Prague

Included in your stay are a free buffet breakfast, unlimited coffee and tea and a free BBQ (hosted 3 times per week), but the standout feature of this hostel is its beautiful outdoor terrace.

Dorm beds start at €12 per night and considering breakfast is included in the price, this makes it excellent value.

Amenities breakdown @ Hostel ELF

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €22.00, Privates from €67.00
  • Female Only Dorms: No
  • Breakfast Included: Yes
  • Guest Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Neighbourhood: Zizkov
  • Bar: Yes

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11. Dream Hostel Prague

Dream Hostel Prague Reception Best Hostels in Prague

Dream Hostel is one of the best new hostels in Prague. It is located right in the city centre just off Wencelas Square. From here you explore most of Prague's famous Tourist attractions on foot. It is ideal for Digital Nomads as there are cool workbenches beside the reception area.

Dream Hostel Prague Dorms Best Hostels in Prague

The dorm rooms are spacious and decorated in a modern style. There is a night lamp, a power outlet, and a privacy curtain on each dorm bed. The hostel provides a 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, and a hip cafe bar on site.

Amenities breakdown @ Dream Hostel

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €21.00, Privates from €67.00
  • Female Only Dorms: No
  • Breakfast Included: No but available at an extra cost
  • Guest Kitchen: Yes, but it's only partially equipped
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Neighbourhood: New Town (Centre)
  • Bar: Yes

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12. Sophie’s Hostel

Sophies Hostel Prague Bar Best Hostels in Prague

Wenceslas Square (one of Prague's main streets) is just a few blocks away from Sophie's Hostel. They provide one-of-a-kind, cheap accommodation with a modern, contemporary design. The location is great because it is distant from the crowds of tourists while still being close to the city centre.

There is a guest kitchen (where you can prepare your meals), free Wifi or use of guest PCs, and a free customized map is provided. Sophie's Hostel also includes an onsite bar/café with a daily happy hour, bar crawl, and daily breakfast.

Sophies Hostel Prague Dorms Best Hostels in Prague

The front desk is open 24 hours a day, and there is a secure luggage room where you can store your luggage before or after check-in or check-out. Sophie's provides a limited number of air-conditioned Private Rooms for those hot summer nights. Sophie's is Prague's only hostel with a Wellness and Spa Center (located across the street).

Sophie's hostel is one of the best hostels in Prague for female solo travellers because they have super chic female-only dorm rooms.

Amenities breakdown @ Sophie's Hostel

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €28.00, Privates from €102.00
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: No but available at an extra cost
  • Guest Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Bar: Yes

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13. Plus Prague

Plus Prague Terrace Best Hostels in Prague

Plus Prague is a huge hostel that takes up a full building and is located in Holesovice, one of Prague's most trendy neighbourhoods. The tram ride to the city centre takes 15 minutes. The district of Holesovice has a lot to offer as there are numerous stylish cafes, bars, and restaurants to choose from.

Plus Prague Dorms Best Hostels in Prague

Their dorm rooms are spacious, bright, and airy, with plenty of natural light and large windows. All of the rooms feature a private bathroom with a shower and toilet. All beds have super clean white bed sheets and cosy duvets.

Plus Prague is one of the cheapest hostels in Prague because a bed in the 16-bed dorm starts at only €8.00. Plus Hostel also offers a large selection of very reasonably priced private rooms.

Plus Prague Pool Best Hostels in Prague

This hostel has an indoor swimming pool and it's open all year round. It is free to all guests.

Amenities breakdown @ Plus Prague

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €12.00, Privates from €59.00
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: No
  • Guest Kitchen: No
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Neighbourhood: Holesovice
  • Bar: Yes

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14. a&o Prague Rhea

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a&o Prague Rhea is the ideal starting point for groups, but also for couples and families to explore the city. It is situated in a peaceful area close to the city centre, which can be reached in about 20 minutes by public transportation. The closest tram stop is only a 3-minute walk away.

Best Hostels in Prague AO Prague Rhea Reception and Bar

a&o Prague Rhea is a mega hostel with over 350 beds split into many different room types and sizes. They cater to every budget and are one of the only hostels in Prague to offer on-site parking. All rooms including dorm rooms have en-suite bathrooms. The dorm rooms are well-designed and very spacious. This is one of the best hostels in Prague for large groups.

Amenities breakdown @ a&o Prague Rhea

  • Room Types Offered: Dorms, Privates
  • Costs: Dorms from €14.40, Privates from €46.30
  • Female Only Dorms: Yes
  • Breakfast Included: No
  • Guest Kitchen: No
  • Laundry Facilities: Yes
  • Neighbourhood: Strasnice
  • Bar: Yes

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Wrapping Up

I hope this list of the best hostels in Prague helps you pick a hostel that best suits your needs. I have been travelling to Prague since 1998 and I've stayed in many different hostels over the years. In general, the overall standard of hostels in Prague is very good but there are still some bad hostels. Hopefully, this list will help you avoid bad or mediocre hostels to ensure you enjoy your stay in Prague. My favourite hostel in Prague is Sir Toby's Hostel.

Book Your Trip to Prague

Best Website to Book a Hostel

Hostelworld is by far the biggest and the best website for booking hostels because they have the best availability and prices. The website is designed to include many filters to help find a hostel that best suits your needs. For instance, you can filter hostels by price or by rating for a particular city.

Hostelworld Filters
This screenshot shows how you can filter different room types on Hostelworld's website.

Recommended Tours in Prague

I recommend GetYourGuide for Tours. They provide incredibly unique tours with native guides. The tours listed here are some of the most fascinating in Prague.

  • World War II and Communist History Tour - This amazing journey allows you to witness the suffering and unbelievable bravery of the people of Prague in the 20th century. At key locations, learn about the communist and World War II histories of the city.
  • Ghosts and Legends of the Old Town Evening Tour - Visit locations that are rarely seen by tourists travelling alone as you discover the city's dark underbelly.
  • Medieval Dinner with Unlimited Drinks - Enjoy a three or five-course medieval meal and unlimited drinks during the evening in the centre of Prague. You'll be entertained by a special medieval performance that includes swordsmen, jugglers, and belly dancers. Music will be played to enhance the performance.
  • Beer Bath With Unlimited Beer - In a unique beer spa, take advantage of a customized treatment with premium products and unlimited beer. Relax in a beer bath and on a toasty bed.

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