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The Top 10: Best Backpacker Hostels in Prague

When it comes to backpacker hostels, Prague is another paradise city that draws backpackers to its cobbled-stone streets, ancient chapels, hilltop castles, historic museums, art galleries and much more.
Finding a place to stay in Prague is easy because it has a variety of very affordable and charming hostels in great locations. Some hostels may be a bit swanky but they’re excellent service is worth the cash. Here is a list of the top 10 best hostels in Prague based on our research.
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The best backpacker hostels in Prague - Czech Inn

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Francouzska 76, Prague, Czech Republic

The top-rated Czech Inn, a favorite among tourist, is a designer hostel that feels like a hotel with its modern and artful interior. It has been praised for having very clean rooms and facilities; a friendly and helpful staff; a bar with cheap drinks; and fast wi-wifi! No wonder it’s been getting rave reviews and repeat clients!
GUEST SERVICE: 24-hour reception and security, tours/travel desk assistance
FREE: Wi-fi/ Internet access
RECREATION: Board games and book exchange
OTHER FEATURES: Basement bar with cheap drinks and ATM/currency exchange
HOUSEKEEPING: Linen included, housekeeping and laundry facilities
NEARBY PLACES: Kavárna Šlágr, Plevel, pubs, beer gardens cafes, museums, historic vineyards, boutique shops and local markets

WEBSITE: Czech Inn – [eafl id=6435 name=”Czech Inn” text=”Book on “] – Book On

Odboru 278/4, Prague 2, Prague, Czech Republic
The best backpacker hostels in Prague - Mosaic House

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With an in-house music bar and lounge, excellent aesthetics, award-winning Eco-features and spacious balconies with views of the city the top-rated Mosaic House may not be cheap—considering it’s a combination of four-star hotel and boutique hostel—but it’s all worth it.
Also, it’s 100 percent non-smoking environment and the first ever carbon neutral hostel in the entire Czech Republic. All private rooms have their own bathrooms.
GUEST SERVICE: 24-hour reception and security, tours/travel desk
FREE: Wi-fi/ Internet access
RECREATION:  Bicycle hire, book exchange and common room with cable T.V.
OTHER FEATURES: Outdoor terrace, La Loca Music Bar & Lounge, bicycle parking, wheelchair accessible, elevator and  ATM/ currency exchange
HOUSEKEEPING: Linen included, housekeeping and laundry facilities
MEALS: Meals available through the restaurant/cafe
NEARBY PLACES: Transport links, Prague Castle, Old Town Square and other Mala Strana main attractions
WEBSITE: Mosaic House[eafl id=6436 name=”Mozaic House Prague” text=”Book on”]
Delnicka 24 17000 Prague 7 Prague
Sir Toby’s Hostel is one of the most popular and best reviewed places in Prague, as it’s known for its  warm and cozy interior; spacious rooms and kitchen; warm and friendly atmosphere; and deliciously cheap breakfast buffet for only 6 euros.
It is set in a newly-refurbished apartment building with a garden, and is located just a few minutes from Old Town!

Sir Toby’s Hostel also has themed nights like “Movie Night,” “Crepe Night,” and “Quiz Night.” The staff are known to be friendly and helpful.

GUEST SERVICE: 24-hour reception and security
FREE: Wi-fi/ Internet access, computer access
RECREATION: Bicycle hire, board games, book exchange, game and common room with DVD’S
OTHER FEATURES: Currency Exchange, lounge area, elevator, bicycle parking, parking and outdoor terrace
HOUSEKEEPING: Linen included, housekeeping and laundry facilities
NEARBY PLACES: DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Bondy Bar, Lucky Luciano
WEBSITE: Sir Toby’s Hostel – [eafl id=6437 name=”Sir Tobys Hostel Prague” text=”Book on”]

Karlova 9 and 13 Prague
The best backpacker hostels in Prague - Ritchie's Hostel

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Ritchie’s Hostel is perfectly located in the heart of Prague’s liveliest center and is another backpacker favorite. Built in the 14th century, the hostel has large-windowed rooms and a charming view; as well as an in-house bar. Ritchie’s Hostel is simply lovely to stay at, and is also 100 percent non-smoking. Pets are also allowed!
The hostel serves an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet for only 4 euros and the multilingual staff is friendly. Ritchie’s Hostel also prioritizes your safety and security and there is a very modern key-card lock system located in each room.
GUEST SERVICE: 24-hour reception and security, room service and tour desk/ticket service
TRANSPORT/TRANSFERS: Shuttle service and car hire
FREE: Wi-fi/ Internet, free tours and free lockers for dorm plus rooms
RECREATION: Cycling, bicycle rental, outdoor terrace and a common room with cable T.V.
OTHER FEATURES: Family rooms, terrace and ATM/currency exchange
HOUSEKEEPING: Bed linen and towels, laundry facilities
MEALS: Bar/cafe
NEARBY PLACES: Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, Orloj Astronomical Clock, Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Clam-Gallas Palace, Václav Havel Library, U Zlatého Tygra

WEBSITE: Ritchie’s Hostel
Husitska 11, 130 00 Prague 3 Prague
The best backpacker hostels in Prague- Hotel Elf

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Are you a party animal? If so, then Hostel Elf is your best option when visiting Prague. This stylish hostel has a cozy lounge area for guests to mingle and/or party, as well as a beer-garden terrace and a row of pubs nearby. It’s  super hip location is right in the historic Zizkov.
Hostel Elf is popular among young, hip artist and backpackers alike, and is known for its spectacularly clean dorms that are decorated with bright colors and are covered with murals, drawings and graffiti by local artists.

GUEST SERVICE: 24-hour reception and security, tours/travel desk
FREE: All-you-can-eat breakfast (buffet style),  Wi-Fi/Internet access (in all rooms), linen and towels and parking
MONDAY –  FREE testing of Czech style Cuba Libre at 8:30 p.m.
TUESDAY  – TFC (Tuesday Free Chicken) at 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY – Party Jenga at 9:30 p.m.
THURSDAY  – Open Fire: free DIY Czech wurst and mulled wine at 6:30 p.m.
SUNDAY – Movie night with free popcorn at 9 p.m.

RECREATION: Board games, book exchange, common and game room
OTHER FEATURES: Outdoor terrace, currency exchange and bicycle parking
HOUSEKEEPING: Bed linen and towels and laundry facilities
NEARBY PLACES: Central bus station; Florenc, main train, Old Town center, Army Museum, National Monument, St Procopius’ Basilica, U Vystřeleného oka, Indian by Nature
WEBSITE: Hostel Elf – [eafl id=6438 name=”Hostel Elf Prague” text=”Book on”]
Lodnická 1 Prague
The best backpacker hostels in Prague - Hostel Boathouse

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The Boathouse is a popular and friendly hostel open all year long, and includes a sunny outdoor deck that sets off along the peaceful Vltava River just a few miles south from the city.
The hostel has accommodations ranging from four to eight bedrooms with each having its own view of the river.
GUEST SERVICE: 24/7 service and public phone
TRANSPORT/TRANSFERS: Take tram 3, 17 or 21 to the Černý kůň stop and follow the hostel signs West to the river (it’s a five-minute walk).
FREE: Wi-fi, public parking, breakfast, bed linen, lockers, luggage office, safe deposit and hot water 24/7
RECREATION: Water sport facilities where guests can enjoy various activities including golfing and cycling
OTHER FEATURES: Seperate bathroom facilities for men and women and a mini-shop where beer, soft drinks, tickets and phone cards are on sale
HOUSEKEEPING: Bed linens/towel and laundry service
MEALS: Continental breakfast is included and is served from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
NEARBY PLACES: The Fitness Club Hanky Kynychové and the Golf & Country Club Hodkovičky are found within a 300-metre radius from the hostel; Vyšehrad Castle is about 5.5 km from Boathouse Hostel; and both the Wenceslas Square and Prague National Museum are about 7 km from the hostel.
WEBSITE: Hostel Boathouse – [eafl id=6439 name=”Hostel Boat House Prague” text=”Book on”]
Ruzova 5/971 110 00 Prague 1 – Old Town
The best backpacker hostels in Prague - Hostel Rosemary

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Hostel Rosemary is a cheap hostel that is open all year. It offers accommodations for individuals, backpackers, large groups, couples and families. The hostel is set in a quiet location in the center of Prague, and is just few steps from Wenceslas and Old Town square. All the famous sights are in walking distance.
GUEST SERVICE: 24-hour security, tours/travel desk
TRANSPORT/TRANSFERS: Tours and airport transfers can be booked at the front desk
FREE: Wi-fi/ Internet access for 2 computers, luggage room,coffee and tea
RECREATION: Common and games room
HOUSEKEEPING: Laundry facilities and bed linens
MEALS: Cafe breakfast baskets range from 4 to 6 euros and dinner is available at a nearby restaurant
NEARBY PLACES: Jindřišská Tower, a bell tower dating from the 15th century; Jubilee Synagogue, which has a colorful Moorish facade that dates back from 1906;  and for entertainment and night-life there is the Vinograf.
WEBSITE: Hostel Rosemary – [eafl id=6440 name=”Hostel Rosemary Prague” text=”Book on”]
Tachovské nám. 288/6, 130 00 Prague, Czech Republic
The best backpacker hostels in Prague - Hostel Lipa

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Hostel Lipa is a small family hostel with an old vintage feel, and is located close to the city’s center. The hostel has six rooms, which includes three dorms and three private rooms.

TRANSPORT/TRANSFERS: Airport transfers
FREE: Wi-fi/ Internet access
RECREATION: Common room
OTHER FEATURES: Modern-fitted shared kitchen with a dishwasher, microwave and other equipment
HOUSEKEEPING: Laundry facility, bed linens and towels
MEALS: Restaurant
NEARBY PLACES: The National Monument, home to a fascinating museum of 20th-century Czechoslovak history; Karlín Studios that showcases the best of Czech contemporary art;  St Procopius’ Basilica, a Unesco World Heritage site that was once a chapel built in the early 12th century; and  U Slovanské Lípy, a classic Žižkov pub considered to be a place of pilgrimage for beer lovers.
WEBSITE: Hostel Lipa – [eafl id=6441 name=”Hostel Lipa Prague” text=”Book on”]
Nerudova 21, 180 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
The best backpacker hostels in Prague - Little Quarter Hostel

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Little Quarter is located on Nerudova Street, which winds through the heart of the historical center of Prague, and is ideal for young travelers. The hostel includes rooms on the top floors and a roof patio with the view of the Prague Castle and Petřín Hill.
GUEST SERVICE: 24-hour reception and security, currency exchange and tours desk
TRANSPORT/TRANSFERS: Airport Transfers (extra charge)
FREE: Wi-fi and luggage storage
RECREATION: Bicycle hire and common room
OTHER FEATURES: Security lockers, outdoor terrace area and parking
HOUSEKEEPING: Bed linen included
MEALS: Buffet breakfast available for extra charge of 90 CZK per person
NEARBY PLACES: Nerudova Street, Church of Our Lady of Unceasing Succour; Museum Montanelli, U Zeleného Čaje.
WEBSITE: Hostel Little Quarter – [eafl id=6442 name=”Little Quarter Hostel Prague” text=”Book on”]
Dalimilova 261/14, 130 00 Praha 3-Žižkov, Czech Republic
The best backpacker hostels in Prague - Sleep Easy Hostel
Sleep Easy Hostel is ideal for backpackers and travelers on a shoestring budget. It is located in the center of Prague and includes a large summer terrace where you can enjoy a nice view of the famous Prague Castle and other attractions.  
GUEST SERVICE: 24-hour reception and security, tours/travel desk and currency exchange
TRANSPORT/TRANSFERS: Airport transfers
FREE: Wi-fi
RECREATION: Common room
OTHER FEATURES: Swimming pool and outdoor terrace
HOUSEKEEPING: Bed linen included
NEARBY PLACES: St Procopius’ Basilica, National Monument, U Vystřeleného oka, Kuře V Hodinkách.

WEBSITE: Sleep Easy Hostel – [eafl id=6443 name=”Sleep Easy Hostel Prague” text=”Book on”] 

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