Where: Mosaic House
Verdict: This place is pretty great value and clearly used to purely be a hotel with part of it now a hostel too. My room was immaculately clean and ultra modern.
The shower was super hot and had the option of both overhead and flexible/detachable shower heads, there was a personal light, power point and mini safe box for each bed in addition to a large safety locker for each person underneath the beds. The rooms even had fancy roller shutters to block out all light if you so wished and the beds themselves were seriously comfortable.
Wifi was a little temperamental in the room but always worked downstairs. The bar was decent and has some sort of entertainment on every night, one evening I was fortunate enough to witness karaoke with a particular older lady giving it a go more than once in her native Czech – gotta love that!
Towels were available for hire which is not unlike many other hostels, for 50 CZK (1.8 EUR or 2 AUD) however it was more realistic to say that I got a tea towel for that price! They did give away free ear plugs though which was nice and the daily walking tour on offer was one of the best I’ve experienced.
Breakfast was available for a price of 150 CZK (5 EUR or 8 AUD) and was quite worth it with a decent selection of fruit, breads, cereals, pastries, drinks and hot breakfast selection with eggs and bacon too.
Location: It takes roughly 15-20 minutes walk to the old town of Prague however there’s a subway station about 5 minutes walk from the hostel so it’s fairly accessible. There was a decent amount of restaurants and food choices nearby too.
Price: I paid 13.70 EUR per night ($20 AUD) for a standard 6 bed mixed dorm with ensuite. I stayed in October, please remember that prices may vary depending on seasons. Breakfast was not included. There are also 4, 8 & 16 person dorms available, with some of the larger rooms actually located across the street from the main building of the hostel/hotel. A 26 person female only dorm is available also, in addition to private rooms.
Odborů 4, 120 00
Praha 2 Czech Republic
Ph: +420 221 595 350
Where: Krumlov House
Verdict: This place is the epitome of what a charming cottage turned hostel should be. The room was comfortable and there were single beds (no bunks) and each one had it’s own power point.
When looking at this place online many reviews mentioned how wonderful the couple who ran it were, unfortunately they were on holiday while I was there but a really helpful American guy called Brennan was running things in their absence and on arrival he walked all guests through the best places to eat and things to see in town.
The one major flaw of this property would have to be the bathroom attached to my dorm room. The shower was on a timer that lasted maybe..10 seconds. Which meant having to constantly press a button and making it virtually impossible to wash your hair.
Otherwise, the common area is really cosy, there’s a bunch of movies to watch if you want to chill out and even a piano if you have the talent to play it and the wifi was great the entire time I was there!
Location: Český Krumlov is a very small place, therefore it was only around 5-10 minutes maximum walk from this splendid hostel to the heart of town. From the bus station it is roughly a 10-15 minutes by foot, very easy to do if you have a backpack however the streets are almost all cobbled so it will be more difficult with a suitcase but if you do need a taxi they are very affordable.
Price: I paid 340 CZK per night for a standard 6 bed mixed dorm with ensuite (18 AUD or 12 EUR) Breakfast was not included. I stayed in October over the weekend, please remember this price is a guide and rates may vary. There are also private rooms available.
Český Krumlov 38101