Which Part of Prague? City center, at least when it comes to Prague, includes some rather different parts of the city. Not so much in location, but in ambiance. Traditionally the center of Prague is seen as being the Old Town, but also the Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana), on the other side of the river is very pretty, central and has some good hotel options. The region around Wenceslas square (Vaslavske Namesti), on the other side of the river, is more lively and can be outright ‘touristy’. Whilst it perfectly possible to find an affordable hotel in both locations, the restaurant and beer prices tend to be rather high, as this is the main tourist area. Better options might be choosing a central accommodation that is just a bit away from the beaten track, for example in Karlin, Nove Mesto (New Town) or even Vinohrady. Public transport in Prague is excellent and as long as your hotel is somewhat central, it is easy to reach every tourist attraction like the Prague Castle within minutes.
Cheap Hotels in Prague City Center
Finding a cheap hotel in the center of Prague can be a bit of a challenge, depending on the time of year you come. The following tips will help you to get the best value for your m
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Type of Hotel
To find a cheap hotel in Prague, it pays out to look beyond the classical notion of hotel. Many hostels are offering now also single and double rooms and if you plan to stay longer, renting an apartment might not only be the cheaper option, but also allows you to cut down on costs of restaurant meals.
Last minute or Booking in Advance?
Whilst booking a hotel in advance can be cheaper, if you come in the low season, which is roughly from January to Easter, you can get great deals by going directly to a hotel and negotiating the best price. If you travel light, walking a bit around and looking for signs that say ‘Today Only …’ in hotel windows, can really pay out.
Prices to Expect to Pay for Accommodation in Prague
Prices fluctuate and currency exchange rates fluctuate even more! Nevertheless I have included some ‘rule of thumb prices’ for different accommodation possibilities. Please use the currency converter at http://www.xe.com/ucc/ to convert the prices from Czech Crowns (Czech Koruna) into your own currency or, for a rough idea to what all this means in your own currency, see the table below (next paragraph). And here the price ranges for cheap hotels in the center of Prague and some other options.
- Dorm Bed starting at 250 CZK (per person / night)
- Double Room in a Hostel starting at 1000 CZK (per room / night)
- Cheap Hotel City Center starting at 1500 CZK (per room / night)
- Apartment starting at 2000 CZK (per apartment / night. Cheaper prices often available for long term stays. Remember that the 'typical' apartment can easily accommodate four or more people and you can save money by cooking yourself in its kitchen!
|1 US$||1 Euro||1 GBP||100 CZK||100 CZK||100 CZK|
|19 CZK||25 CZK||30 CZK||US$ 5,23||Euro 4||GBP 3,32|