If you’re Type A like me,
most of the time sometimes you just want to skip all of the filler paragraphs and superfluous details and get right to the essentials. So here is a “straight to the point” itinerary to give you some ideas of what to do, where to stay, and some general tips that might save you some time and money!
What To Do In Prague
- Prague Castle
- Charles Bridge
- Old Town Square
- Prague Astronomical Clock
- Prague National Theatre
- Petrín Lookout Tower
- Dancing House
- Old Jewish Cemetery
- Lennon Wall
- Mala Strana (Cafe Savoy does breakfast all day!)
- Letná Park
- Strahov Monastery
- Prague Boat Tour
- Walk Pařížská Street (It’s the 5th Avenue equivalent of Prague)
Where To Stay
I stayed at the fabulous Hostel & Pension Downtown and absolutely LOVED it.
HOSTEL & PENSION DOWNTOWN
110 00 Praha 1
Tel: (+420) 224 240 570, 739 343 863
Overview of Hostel Downtown:
- Walking distance from everywhere you’d want to go
- Extremely friendly and welcoming staff
- 24-hour lounge area
- FREE WIFI !!!!
- There’s a big kitchen in the lounge area with appliances and utensils that you can use at any time as well as two big community fridges and massive shelves to store your food/groceries on.
*Money Saver: for anyone staying for a longer period of time or anyone traveling on a tight budget, there’s a couple of markets flanking the hostel and a Tesco grocery store at the corner.. Making your own food here would be a great way to save some money!
- Towels and hair dryers are available to borrow, you just need to put down a deposit of 100 crowns and you’ll get it back upon return of your items.
- There’s always 2-3 free events happening each day with hostel groups and there’s always a good turnout of people at each outing. I did the free Prague castle walking tour and the beer tour (I didn’t make it to Salsa Night, unfortunately).
- Accommodations were simple but just right. I had a private room and bathroom and it was amazing. The whole hostel is painted and furnished in really vibrant colors which made it feel really fun.
- Key card access only, so only people staying at the hostel could get in so that was a nice safety feature.
- Other features include: book an airport taxi pick up/drop off for 500 crowns (€20); free wifi; all you can eat breakfast from 8-10am for 100 crowns (€4)
Pictures of Hostel Downtown:
- Try the language! This will always be my number one tip! You are experiencing new cultures, so give it a try!
- In Czech, thank you is pronounced “Dyay-kwee” and cheers is pronounced “Naz-drah-vee”
- Do your research ahead of time, but don’t over schedule yourself…it’s nice to know your options and be able to leisurely enjoy your day