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Best Hostels in Prague

Our picks for the best hostels in Prague, Czech Republic. The ultimate list of the best hostels to book when traveling on a budget.

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Prague has a lot going for it — the beer is cheap, the city feels like a fairy tale, the nightlife is great, it’s fairly affordable, and it has a ton of first-class hostels. In fact, the city has over 100 hostels but we’ve compared them all to help you find the best hostels in Prague.

Prague Hostel Prices

A bed in a highly-rated hotel will cost anywhere from about $18-$45/night with an average of around $29/night. The cheapest hostel you’ll find will be around $12/night but the quality most-likely won’t be great. 

NOTE: These are “high-season” prices — off-season prices will be 20%-30% cheaper. Also, prices are often a little more expensive on Friday and Saturday nights than on weeknights.

Check Hostelworld to get exact prices for your dates.

Prague Hostel Tips and Considerations

  • Cheap Beds & Good Hostels Go Early: Prague has plenty of excellent hostels but the best and cheapest ones get booked quickly. Consider booking early if you want the best options.
  • Check Location: Most hostels in Prague are centrally located but there are a few located outside the city. The ones outside the city tend to be cheaper but then you have to deal with the commute.
  • Private Rooms: Private rooms in hostels can be expensive. In fact, they’re sometimes, but not always, as expensive as a hotel room.
  • Weekend Rates: Expect to pay extra on Friday and Saturday nights since Prague is a popular weekend party destination.
  • Party Hostels: Prague is a party city so many of the hostels cater to the party crowd — which is something you’ll want to look into before booking. There are plenty of quiet hostels if that’s you’re style.
  • Check-In Times and Cleaning Times: Many hostels have late check-in times (around 2 pm-4 pm) but nearly all will let you store your bags if you arrive before check-in.

New To Hostels? Check out our Hostels 101 Guide to learn everything you need to know about finding the perfect hostel.

The Best Hostels in Prague: Our Top Picks

Best Hostels in Prague

How We Rank and Evaluate Hostels

  • Overall Quality: We take a holistic look at the hostel to see the positives and negatives. Our goal is to find amazing hostels that are still affordable.
  • Location: Most hostels we list will be centrally located but we’ll be sure to note it.
  • Price: We try to filter out the super expensive hostels to help find the best price to quality ratio.
  • Vibe/Atmosphere: Every hostel has a personality and attracts a certain type of traveler.
  • Kitchen: Not all hostels have a kitchen but we give extra points to the ones that have them.
  • Past Guest Reviews: Every guest has a different experience so we look at the good and the bad.

We do encourage you to check out Hostelworld to do a bit of searching yourself.

NOTE: All prices listed below are the cheapest option available during the busy (i.e. expensive) season. Prices will often be 20%+ cheaper during the slower seasons.


Sophie’s Hostel

Best Hostels Prague - Sophie's

Sophie’s Hostel is a boutique hostel that has a lot of chic design elements — but it’s actually affordable. Sophie’s has excellent staff, it’s kept clean, and the location is just far enough from the tourist area that you feel like a local. They do have a bar/cafe with a daily happy hour and a kitchen so that helps create a friendly atmosphere.


Hostel One Prague

Best Prague Hostels - Hostel One

Hostel One Prague is a large award-winning hostel that gets a ton of outstanding reviews for its atmosphere, cleanliness, and staff. It’s certainly a party hostel and the staff is always willing to join in on the fun so you’ll meet a lot of great people… but you might not get a ton of sleep.

The staff also makes free dinner every night — which is a great way to meet people and save a little cash. Additionally, they have a bar, a kitchen, and they organize pub crawls. It is a bit outside the city center but people still love this place.


Hostel One Home

Best Prague Hostels - Hostel One Home

Hostel One Home is another super popular party hostel that travelers love — especially for solo travelers and people wanting to meet tons of people. The staff does a great job of creating a social atmosphere like cooking a free nightly dinner.

The rooms are nice, clean, and the beds are comfortable. The location is also great so you’re within walking distance of most sights.


Art Hole Hostel

Art Hole Hostel is a fairly new hostel in Prague that’s already become one of the most popular hostels in the city. First, the hostel looks awesome with lots of pop art covering the walls. Next, Art Hole is located in the center of Prague so you’re only a five-minute walk to the old town square.

In addition to having plenty of space to chill out, Art Hole does a lot of things to help create a social vibe like organizing group dinners, free city tours, and a self-catering kitchen.

  • Price: Starts around $18/night during the week and $22/night on the weekend (via Hostelworld):
  • See on Google Maps
  • Read More Reviews at Hostelworld


Hostel Santini Prague

Best Prague Hostels - Hostel Santini

Hostel Santini Prague is an award-winning small hostel that’s located in the center of Prague. The staff is great, the beds are comfortable, and the place is clean. And they have free breakfast.

Hostel Santini Prague has a bit of a hotel vibe so it’s not super social — it’s better for people wanting a quiet night’s sleep.


Post Hostel Prague

Best Hostels Prague - Post Hostel

Post Hostel Prague is a great clean and modern hostel that’s a 15-minute walk to the city center. The staff does a good job of creating a social atmosphere without creating a crazy party scene.

Furthermore, there is a nice self-catering kitchen and chill-out rooms that add to the hostel’s social vibe.


Czech Inn Hostel

Best hostels Prague - Czech Inn

Czech Inn not only has a punny name but it’s Prague’s most popular hostel. The hostel is contemporary and comfortable with a boutique hotel feel. The hostel is clean and the staff is helpful. There is a kitchen, bar, and chill-out space so there is a lively and friendly atmosphere but we wouldn’t call this a party hostel — it’s a nice balance.

It’s located in a cool neighborhood that’s just a bit outside of the touristy part of the city — so you’ll get a feel of the local life. That said, you’re only about a 10-minute tram ride into the center of town.


Sir Toby’s Hostel

Best Prague Hostels - Sir Tobys

Sir Toby’s Hostel is a super friendly hostel that has a lot to offer — a bar, laundry facilities, a kitchen, a garden area, and all sorts of group activities. The staff is super nice and they do a great job keeping the place clean.

Sir Toby’s is a great hostel for meeting other travelers thanks to its social atmosphere but it’s not a party hostel. The only downside is the location  — it’s in a fun neighborhood that’s about a 45-minute walk or a 20-minute tram ride to the old town.


The MadHouse Prague Hostel

Best Prague Hostels - Madhouse

MadHouse Prague is another excellent and award-winning hostel that offers daily activities, games, nightly group dinners and a homey atmosphere.

The staff does a great job of creating a lively/party atmosphere and they organize multiple outings (pub crawls, beer gardens, beer pong, family dinners, etc.) — which is great if you’re looking to meet other travelers easily. Plus, the hostel is in a great location.


Honorable Mentions

Nothing looking like your cup of tea from the above hostels? Fret not because here are a handful of other hostels that still get solid reviews but didn’t quite make our “best of” list.


Packing Advice For Hostel Travel

Staying in hostels poses a few unique packing challenges so I’m here to help by recommending a few of my must-have items. Check out my Hostel Packing List for the full list but below are the absolute necessities:


More Prague Budget-Travel Advice

Here are some helpful links to articles that we think you’ll find interesting if you’re staying in hostels and traveling around Europe on a budget.

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