where to stay in Prague
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Where to stay in Prague – Neighborhoods & Hotels

The capital of Czechia (formerly the Czech Republic), Prague, is a fantastic city to plan your next vacation. With gorgeous architecture, historical sights, recreational areas, and vibrant lifestyle will keep you amazed at every corner of its streets. When searching for where to stay in Prague, it could be frustrating to pick the right accommodation. In this post, I present some of the best hotels, hostels, and apartments to make your Prague holidays unforgettable.

Disclaimer: I haven’t stayed in all of those lodgings, but the post is based on thorough research and reviews of those accommodations. The hotels, hostels, and apartments mentioned here are not sponsored, I have selected them based on my preference, budget, design, and reviews.  

Prague Neighborhood Guide

At first, it’s important to know a bit about the neighborhoods of Prague. The city districts are numbered like Prague 1, Prague 2 and etc. However, those neighborhoods are scattered oddly, and even if the number is low, it doesn’t mean it’s a city center. For example, Prague 4 is not considered to be a center, while part of Prague 10 is.

Where to stay in Prague the first time

Old Town (Stare Mesto, or Prague 1)

When traveling to Prague for the first time, I would highly recommend finding an accomodation in Old Town, so you have everything closeby and don’t stress about using public transport. This part of the city is quite big, with plenty of accommodation available depending on your budget.

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Here, you can wander cobblestone streets, admire colorful buildings and gorgeous architecture, visit some of the most iconic sites like Astronomical Clock, Old Town Square, Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge, visit various museums and even shop for clothes or souvenirs.

Lesser Town (Mala Strana, Prague 1)

This neighborhood starts after crossing the Charles Bridge and is home to majestic Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral overlooking the city. Similar to the Old Town, it a great area to stay as every important landmark is at your fingertips.

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Follow cobblestones streets full of stunning houses towards the Prague Castle, visit the narrowest street in Prague, visit John Lennon Wall, and admire statues of faceless alien crawling children at Kampa park. However, this is the small list of things to do in the neighborhood, there are much more to explore.

Best area to stay in Prague for nightlife  

New Town (Nove Mesto, Prague 1)

The area is very close to the Old Town, within few minutes of walking. Here, you’ll find one of the main squares of Prague – Wenceslas Square, the meeting point for many locals and foreigners. Behind the square, museum lovers will find National Museum set in huge neo-renaissance building.

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New Town is well connected with public transport, with two metro lines and tram stops. The area is full of clubs, bars, clothing stores, bars, coffee shops, etc. One of the best music bars, Lucerna and Nebe Cocktail & Music Bar, are here. Moreover, you can find Prague’s own Red Light District at one of the turns from Wenceslav Avenue.

Above mentioned Old Town is also a great place for nightlife, as the area is full of clubs, bars, and pubs. If you don’t want a typical tourist experience, go off the main roads and find a bit hidden venues to spend an unforgettable night.

Best places to stay in Prague for couples

Vinohrady (Prague 2) Located close to the main districts of Prague, Vinohrady is a quiet neighborhood full of green spaces and restaurants serving delicious local cuisine. Vinohrady is a trending place and a popular living area for many expats, due to its proximity to the city center, yet having the benefit of being far from bustling and noisy areas.

As a couple, you’ll enjoy time walking its spacious parks, having a beer at the beer gardens, or simply admiring the buildings. One of our go-to places is Riegrovy Sady for late night stroll or spending a leisure afternoon under the sun rays. Afterward, we would head to its beer garden.

Smichov (Prague 5)

Smichov is another great, hip, place not only for couples but also for any traveler who likes to be in a bustling place full of local experience. It’s also a great neighborhood for shopping and entertainment. You’ll find several movie theatres, bowling center, pubs, and cafes to name a few. It used to be an industrial neighborhood back in the day, so don’t expect much of historical landmarks here.

It’s also very well connected with metro, tram, and bus, therefore, getting to the city center or any other place is not a problem.

Other best areas of Prague

Vrsovice (Prague 10)

If you want to have more local experience and explore the city beyond touristy places, then Vrsovice is the place to be. This hip and up and coming area of Prague is full of laidback streets, stunning bourgeois houses, eateries, art deco buildings, and cafes. You can also find great bars with local nightlife experience.

Much like any other district of the city, Vrsovice has a good amount of tram, bus, and metro stops to get you to the center within minutes.

Zizkov  (Prague 3)

Zizkov is another great neighborhood to stay in Prague if you are looking for some quiet and peaceful area, yet close to the city center. It also serves as an awesome spot to discoverer Prague’s lesser-known sites. Attracting mostly students and young crowds, Zizkov has vibrant dining bar scene you might want to check out, even if you won’t stay here.

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Moreover, the area shares Riegrovy Sady with Vinohrady, offering gorgeous views and plenty of space for relaxation. Walk up to Zizkov TV tower and see the statues of faceless alien crawling children, go up there for breathtaking panoramic views of the town, pay respect to Franz Kafka buried in New Jewish Cemetery, and admire one of the coolest buildings of Zizkov, Akropolis Theater.

Best Hostels in Prague


Located in Prague 1, Sleep&Go Hostel is very close to Wenceslas Square, Prague National Museum, and of course the Old Town. Featuring a terrace, a common area, and a kitchen to make your favorite snacks or dinner. All of the rooms here have a kettle, while some even provide microwave and kitchenette. Prague 1 is a center of the city, so you’ll easily get to anything from here; it’s well connected with public transport, while the area has many cafes, coffee shops, shopping venues, and restaurants.

Besides, shared dorm rooms, the hostel has single, double and quadruple rooms with private amenities.

  • Breakfast: NO
  • Female-only dorm: YES
  • 24-hour front desk: NO

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McSleep Hostel Prague

This is another hostel located in Prague 1, only 1 km away from Prague Astronomical Clock, Old Town Square, Jewish Quater and many other important sites of Prague. McSleep Hostel Prague welcomes its guests with welcome drinks and slippers, so you feel comfortable right the moment you step in.

Rooms here have lockers, so you don’t need to worry about leaving your luggage or personal items. The hostel has a common room, a fully-equipped kitchen, and two balconies for your to enjoy the nice view with a cup of your favorite beverage, be it a coffee, tea, famous Czech beer, or wine.

  • Breakfast: NO
  • Female-only dorm: YES
  • 24-hour front desk: NO

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Ping House

Situated in Prague 2, Vinohrady, this hostel offers various dorm rooms, a common area, and a shared kitchen. However, if pink is not your color, you won’t like it as pretty much everything here is pink. What makes this one different from the above hostels is that the price includes breakfast.  

The Ping House is close to the major Prague attractions as well as beautiful parks, various dining venues, and grocery shops. It’s also close to the metro station, tram and bus stop so getting to other parts of the city, won’t be a problem.

  • Breakfast: YES
  • Female-only dorm: YES
  • 24-hour front desk: NO

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Sophie’s Hostel

Sophie’s Hostel is in the New Town, or Nove Mesto, therefore, all the main sites of Prague are within a walking distance, including Wenceslas Square, National Museum, Old Town Hall, and Old Jewish Cemetery.

With modern design and friendly staff, you’ll feel welcomed the moment you step inside. Much like any other hostel, there’s a common area and shared kitchen. Breakfast is served in the cafe bar every morning for an additional cost.

Apart from dormitory rooms, Sophie’s Hostel has apartments that fit 3-5 people, a single and double rooms.

  • Breakfast: Additional cost – 6 EUR
  • Female-only dorm: YES
  • 24-hour front desk: YES

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Mosaic House

With its modern design and hip vibe, Mosaic House is both a boutique hotel and a hostel with the philosophy of being an eco-friendly lodging. Located in Prague 2, Charles Bridge, Prague Beer Spa, various parks, Dancing House, Vltava river, Slovansky island, and many more. There’s also a bar and a restaurant within the facility, so you can have a nice evening chatting with fellow travelers.

Both private and dormitory rooms are air-conditioned. The dorm rooms have bunk beds and en-suite bathrooms, so you don’t walk around the halls.

With a good connection of public transport, you can easily visit Prague Castle in Mala Strana (Lesser Town), Golden Lane, and Valdstejnsky Palace,  or even walk towards it and admire beautiful architecture.

  • Breakfast: Additional cost – 13 EUR
  • Female-only dorm: YES
  • 24-hour front desk: YES

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Best Hotels in Prague

Hotel Schwaiger

This 4-star hotel is a great choice for those who are looking for well-serviced accommodation in Prague. The rooms reflect 1920’s Prague and have a flat-screen TV, a kettle to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea, and toiletries. There’s also a large garden, restaurant, and a bar within the territory of the hotel.

The hotel is a bit far away from the city center, in Prague 6, but the area is full of parks making it a relaxing and peaceful district. You can easily reach Letna Park, one of the biggest in town, and use public transport, or have a long stroll, towards Malá Strana to visit Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Golden Lane to name a few.

  • Breakfast: included

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Kings Residence

Even though it’s a bit far away from the city center, Kings Residence is still a good choice to stay in Prague. If you are up for exploring the city by foot, you can reach Old Town, Charles Bridge, and Prague Castle in around 2-3 km of walking distance. Otherwise, there are tram and bus stops near it, to hop on and get anywhere you want.

All rooms here have a kettle and a private bathroom, while some have a kitchenette as well. All guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel.

  • Breakfast: included

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Hotel Sunrise

Hotel Sunrise is a 3-star hotel, located in Prague 2 close to I.P. Pavlova metro stop and a walking distance to the very center of the city. It’s a great choice for those who love strolling down the streets and almost never using public transport.

All rooms have a TV, a minibar, and a private bathroom. Some rooms have comfy sofas to relax after those long strolls. The area is full of bars, restaurants, and cafes for you to enjoy local cuisine. And if you need to go somewhere as a day trip from Prague, the Main Train Station is only 1.4 km away.

  • Breakfast: additional 5 EUR

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Where to Stay in Prague Old Town

Narodni Stay

This centrally located 3-star hotel is a new addition to Prague hotels. Built in 2018, Narodni Stay is very close to Astronomical Clock, Old Town Prague, Bethlehem Chapel, Czech National Theater, and various recreational areas. Rooms are bright with high ceiling windows, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom. Some rooms even have a balcony to enjoy views of the city.

  • Breakfast: NO

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SlaBur Residence

SlaBur Residence is another great choice if you are looking for Prague hotels in Old Town. This aparthotel offers self-catering lodging, with flat-screen TV, and seating area. Some rooms come with a kitchen with all the necessary utensils, including a microwave, a stove, and a fridge. Its excellent location, enables you to have all the major attractions within a few minutes by foot. Moreover, you can start your day here with a good breakfast served every morning.

  • Breakfast: included

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Aparthotel Wenceslas

Aparthotel Wenceslas is ideal for those who enjoy gorgeous views over the city. It’s a two-minute walk from Wenceslas Square and other important landmarks of Prague.

The apartment comes with a fully-equipped kitchen with an oven and a washing machine, to make your stay in Prague as comfortable as it can be. The neighborhood boasts with bustling dining venues, bars, and coffee shops to pop in anytime you desire. There are plenty of clothing shops and souvenir stalls.

  • Breakfast: NO

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Sokolovska apartments

This lovely and cozy apartment accommodates up to 3 people. Located in Karlin district, the place is close to the Old Town either by walk or by tram. Florenc Bus Station is also close if you plan on exploring more of Czechia as a day-trips from Prague. The vicinity to the park, enable you to have a nice evening walk in the neighborhood. There are restaurants, pubs, and supermarket within a few minutes from the house.

The newly renovated flat offers everything you need in order to have a comfortable stay.

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Located in Prague 3, safe and quiet neighborhood, the apartment has everything you might need during the stay. It goes without saying that there’s a kitchen, oven, and kettle to make your lunch or dinner.

Designed in bohemian style, staying here feels like being at home. Rooms are bright and spacious. Major landmarks are short tram ride away or 15-30 minute walk from the apartment. Also, it’s close to the famous Zizkov TV tower with alien children statues crawling on them.

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Feel the Spirit of Prague new town center

The apartment is only 25 meters from Wenceslas Square on the second floor of a brick house. Equipped with a kitchen, balcony, TV, storage space, wardrobe, and dining table, this house is great for two guests.  

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The excellent location makes it easy to walk anywhere you want, be it historical landmarks, bars, or shopping stores.

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Sokolovska Autumn apartment

The flat is in Karlin district, a relatively new addition to neighborhoods of Prague. Laid out in the second half of the 19th century, Karlin is up and coming area full of green spaces, bars, pubs, restaurants, and shops.

Sokolovska Autumn Apartment is in the historical building built in 1887, however, the design of it inside is very modern, comfortable, and cozy. Getting around from here is easy, either walk to the main area or take a short tram ride. There also is a metro stop, railway station, and a bus station if you need to go somewhere far.

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As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments down below, or connect with me on my social media channels. I will be happy to assist you as much as possible.

Happy Travels! 

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