Prague is a huge city. It is a cultural and economic hub for Eastern Europe. Like other large cities, this Czech metropolis has a full array of hotels, inns, and hostels that can satisfy travelers no mater what their budget or comfort needs are. Prague has long been a stop on Europe’s backpacker trail, so there are plenty of hostels and budget hotels. Some funky, unique boutique hotels are also on the menu, as are modest three-star hotels and luxurious five-star accommodations.
Here are the best hotel options for tourists staying in Prague.
Hostels in Prague offer spartan accommodations. All of them have dorm rooms that are available for quite cheap. These have shared bathrooms, and guests also have access to kitchens and living room spaces. Some, such as the Arpacay Hostel, also offer private rooms that can give travelers a bit more privacy for only a little more money. The Old Town’s Apple Hostel offers a full range of rooms, with options from 12-bed dorms to private rooms with private shower and bathroom. Some hostels can facilitate tours and can provide information about transportation and bike rentals.
Prague can be a funky city. So why not choose a unique, hip place to lay your head during your stay? Boutique hotels are found at almost every price range. Miss Sophie’s, for example, is an inn that has both cheaper dorm rooms and more expensive private rooms. The hotel gives breakfast daily to all guest. The meal is served in a rather unique setting: a brick cellar that sits under the hotel. Other options include Prague’s Heart, a collection of rental apartments built in Art Nouveau style. This is a decidedly upscale choice, but one that certainly is not without a heavy dose of style.
Many mid-range hotels in Prague are located in very central areas. Perhaps they do not have the luxurious amenities of their four or five-star peers, or the hipness of boutique hotels, but most of these sleeping spots offer comfortable and clean rooms that won’t ruin your travel budget. Their location can sometimes make up for their lack of luxuries. The three-star Hotel Merlin, for example, sits right next to the Dancing House, one of Prague’s most famous sights. The Hotel Atlantic is another solid choice located in the center of Prague. It is within walking distance of many of the city’s biggest attractions. With satellite TV, wi-fi, and private shower, people get all the basic amenities that they need to have a comfortable stay.
Four-star hotels straddle the line between basic hotels and those that offer ultra-luxury. They provide comfortable accommodations, but are able to take the hotel experience a step further by offering something unique and special for guests. A prime example of a four-star in Prague is the Golden Well Hotel. This hotel in the Castle area is a stylish venue that has some of the best views of any hotel in the entire city. Its restaurant overlooks Prague Castle, which is arguably one of the most famous sights in all of Eastern Europe.
Prague has a very respectable luxury hotel scene with a full range of independent high-end hotels and famous chain hotels. The Prague Riverside Hotel is a luxury offering on the banks of the Vltava River. It has rates that vary according to season. Some people get better deals by booking as part of a package tour or an airfare plus hotel deal. The views of the river and the city along the banks makes this a worthwhile choice for anyone who likes to enjoy urban landscapes from their hotel window. The luxurious Palace Hotel is another option. It sits in a prime location just off of Wenceslas Square. With all the fixing of a standard five star, the Palace has plenty of luxury o go along with its amazingly convenient location.