Prague is still one of the cheapest major cities (if not the cheapest) in Western/Central Europe. You can easily get by on €40 per day during your trip to Prague and you could budget this even lower. If you want to save on the accommodation, then take a look at our amazing list of the cheapest hostels in Prague. Hostel prices in Prague start at only €4 per night.
All of the hostels on this list offer either a mixed, male or female dorm rooms. These are always the cheapest option. And of course, you’ll get the chance to meet fellow travellers and pick up tips on what to see and do. Hostels often offer other ways to save money, such as communal kitchen facilities where you can cook your own meals and some hostels also offer very cheap meal options. All the hostels listed below have WiFi included and all hostels have good reviews on Hostelworld.
General Info on Prague Hostels
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Free WiFi
We all need WiFi while we travel. Every hostel will have WiFi but some won't have it in the rooms, they just have it in common areas. My advice is to read some reviews on the speed of the Wifi. There's nothing worse than a slow connection.
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.
5. Age Restrictions
With most hostels in Prague, you have to be between 18 and 39 years old to stay in a dorm room, but with some youth hostel, 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.
Prague Hostels have some of the cheapest prices for a major city in Western/Central Europe. In bed in a dorm room starts at only €4 per night (normally in large dorm rooms). As with all other major cities in Europe prices at the weekend or at holiday periods tend to be 20% to 40% higher.
The 10 Cheapest Hostels in Prague
1. PLUS Prague
PLUS Prague is a recently-renovated hostel in the Holesovice district of Prague with modern facilities and it takes 15 minutes to reach the city centre using a tram.
Plus Prague is easily the best cheap hostel in Prague with dorm beds starting at only €4.00 per night.
The hostel has a free sauna and indoor saltwater swimming pool open year-round. Their an on-site restaurant which serves affordable meals (even on a backpacker's budget), and a bar.
- Dorms from €4.00
- Privates from €30.00
2. Czech Inn
Czech Inn hostel is housed in an original 19th century Art Nouveau building. It has been refurbished into a contemporary and comfortable hostel with local design and boutique flair.
It is tucked along one of the city’s best tramlines (Number 22) for sightseeing. Also, it takes only 10 minutes to get to the centre on a tram and there is a tram stop conveniently located outside the hostel.
The hostel has recently opened a cafe and recently renovated its Basement Bar. The Bar regularly hosted events and they have a Happy Hour(s) every evening with beers (large) costing only 25 CZK/€1.00.
- Dorms from €5.60
- Privates from €28.60
Sir Toby's Hostel is a legendary hostel situated in the Holešovice neighbourhood of Prague close to many hip bars, restaurants, clubs and markets. The hostel is a 20-minute tram ride to the centre, with the nearest tram stop (Dělnická) only 3 minutes walk away.
Sir Toby's is a traditional hostel that will make you feel at home. Relax with a beer at Sir Toby's Pub and enjoy the beautiful outdoor terrace during the summer months. Sir Toby's Pub has a Happy Hour every evening from 6 to 8 pm.
They also offers laundry facilities, free Wifi, secure luggage room, safety deposit boxes, free spices and tea in the guest kitchen, bicycle rentals and the reception is open 24/7.
- Dorms from €5.85
- Privates from €23.70
Dream Hostel is one of best new hostels in Prague. It is located right in the city centre just off Wencelas Square. From here you explore most of Prague famous Tourist attractions on foot. It is also an ideal hostel for the Digital Nomads as there are work benches beside the reception area.
The dorm rooms are spacious and have a comtempary design. Each dorm bed has it's night lamp, power socket and privacy curtain. The hostel has a 24 hr Reception, Free Wifi, Laundry facilities and a trendy onsite cafe-bar.
- Dorms from €7.50
- Privates from €28.90
Art Hole Hostel is a great little setting for solo travellers wanting to meet other travellers and located in the city centre. You can cook your own meals in their our fully-equipped kitchen. Every evening the hostel cooks a family dinner which costs only €2.
- Dorms from €8.05
The A&O Prague Metro Strizkov is situated in the district Strizkov and is only 5 minutes away from the metro station Strizkov. It takes only 15 minutes to reach the centre.
Aside from comfortable rooms, A&O Hostel Prague Metro Strizkov has Common areas for where you can relax and chill out. The big lobby and bar area with free wifi create a laid-back atmosphere and offers plenty of room to get to know fellow travellers.
- Dorms from €8.50
- Privates from €28.40
8. Ahoy! Hostel
"Ahoy" is an informal welcome greeting in the Czech language so you are sure to get a warm welcome at Ahoy Hostel. It is within 5 a minute walk to Old Town Square, Charles Bridge and various restaurants, bars and clubs.
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 your disposal. Other services include Free Wifi throughout the building, Vending machine, Laundry Services and they will arrange city tours for you at their tour desk.
- Dorms from €8.90
- Privates from €27.00
9. Brix Hostel
Brix Hostel's international staff will do everything in their power to welcome you to their family and make sure your stay in Prague is totally unforgettable.
Brix Hostel is located in Prague's Zizkov district, the hostel bar, chillout-lounge, and patio are the heartbeat of the hostel.
- Dorms from €8.90
- Privates from €48.30
10. Hostel Rosemary
Hostel Rosemary is located in the centre of Prague's Old Town, just a few steps from Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square.
You don't need to use public transport during your stay at Hostel Rosemary as most of the famous sights are within walking distance.
- Dorms from €9.05
- Privates from €32.60
I hope this list helps you pick a cheap hostel that best suits your needs during your stay in Prague. In general the overall standard of cheap hostels in Prague is 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.
Book Your Trip to Prague
Best Website to Book a Hostel
Hostelworld is by far the biggest and the best website for booking hostels as 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.
Below are handy links to the best cheap hostels in Prague together with a brief description. Just click on any of the links to check prices and availability for your dates.
- PLUS Prague - Super cheap hostel with swimming pool in Holesovice.
- Czech Inn - Super sized hostel a few tram stops from the centre.
- Sir Toby's Hostel - Very social hostel located in Holesovice.
- Dream Hostel - Cheapest hostel in the centre of Prague.
- Hostel Boudnik - Newly opened hostel in Zizkov.
- Art Hole Hostel - Centrally located hostel, ideal for solo female travellers.
- A&O Prague Metro Strizkov - Large hostel in Strizkov, good for large groups.
- Ahoy Hostel - Cheap hostel only 5 mins from the Charles Bridge.
- Brix Hostel's - Great party hostel situated in Zizkov.
- Hostel Rosemary - Centrally located backpacker hostel.
Recommended Tours in Prague
I recommend GetYourGuide for Tours. They offer highly unique tours with Local Guides. Below are a selection of some of the most interesting tours in Prague.
- World War II and Communist History Tour - Learn all about the World War II and communist history of Prague.
- Ghosts and Legends of the Old Town Evening Tour - a ghost tour through Prague's historic Old Town.
- Medieval Dinner with Unlimited Drinks - Spend an evening in the heart of Prague enjoying a 3 to 5-course medieval dinner with unlimited drinks.
- Beer Bath With Unlimited Beer - Enjoy a private treatment in a unique beer spa with high-quality ingredients and unlimited beer.
- Terezín Concentration Camp Full-Day Tour from Prague - This day trip from Prague to Terezín concentration camp.
Don’t Forget Travel Insurance
Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, cancellations and much more. I recommend World Nomads Travel Insurance.
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