Stay at the quirky DREAM Hostel Prague | Czechia

by Vanessa

Located in the heart of historical city centre, the quirky DREAM Hostel Prague is a stylish budget place to rest your head between exploring the old town, museums and crazy art on my 48 hours city break in Prague. But what was it like to stay there?

Dining, working and social space at Dream Hostel Prague

REVIEW OF DREAM HOSTEL PRAGUE

Funky communal space

As you enter off the main street there is a very cool area with co-working desks which double up as a place to eat breakfast. There’s plenty of comfy places to kick back with a pillow. There is another room of tables that lead you through to the garden space out the back, it was a bit cold when I was there to make the most of this.

You will also find a communal kitchen if you want to prepare your own food or order from Mates Cafe that serves beers, snacks, breakfast and other meals. Breakfast looked pretty busy so I recommend you get there early and you can book your hot food the day before. Whilst it did look rather tasty, I was on a tight schedule so I had a quick bite in a quiet cafe to plan my day.

Communal kitchen at Dream Hostel Prague

Communal kitchen at Dream Hostel Prague

Main communal space at Dream Hostel Prague

Main communal space at Dream Hostel Prague

Modern bedrooms

Dream Hostel Prague is pretty unique for a hostel, it’s almost like a boutique hotel. With 34 rooms, 202 beds and 40% private rooms to accommodate families or small groups of friends travelling together, you will be spoilt for choice.

For my stay, I decided upon a 4-bed dormitory. I hadn’t quite realised that this was a mixed dorm until I wheeled in my case. Luckily, this was absolutely fine for me but they do offer female only too if you would prefer. They offer bigger shared dorms with 6 or 8 people too if budget is an issue… although you can’t really argue with the price either way!

Each bunk bed had a little curtain you can draw across which is a nice touch for a bit of privacy or to read in bed without annoying your roomies. The bunkbeds had locked drawers at the bottom which fit a case in just nicely. Padlocks are available to rent so advisable to bring one with you.

The rooms were finished to a high standard with modern, wooden floors. Most importantly, the rooms were very clean with comfortable mattresses.

To make you feel a little more at home, you can purchase slippers for the room (90 CZK) or earplugs (40 CZK) if you’re unlucky enough to have a snoring roomie, thankfully I did not need them!

Curtained bunk beds in a shared dormitory at the DREAM Hostel Prague
Bathrooms at the DREAM Hostel Prague

Clean and simple bathroom

I can only comment on the toilets and showers that were available to the 2 shared dorms. The showers were individual rooms with another bathroom housing two sinks. The decor was simple blue and brown tiles and hairdryer supplied. You can purchase shampoo (30 CZK), hair conditioner (30 CZK), shower gel (30 CZK), soap (20 CZK), dental kit (70 CZK), shaving kit (70 CZK) in case you’re running short as well as rent a towel for 100 CZK with a 400 CZK deposit.

Relaxed, helpful staff

I arrived at 9am and with only 2 days to explore Prague, I accosted the manager to tell me about the tours, his recommendations and what I must see. Armed with the information, they took care of locking up my case until I could check in later and I chilled with a cappuccino to wait for the guy from SANDEMANs Free Walking Tours who will come round at 10am to take you to take you to the Old Town to start the tour.

Upon checking out, the girl was more than happy to help order me an Uber to the airport but I’d already downloaded Liftago which is the Czech version and very reliable.

DREAM Hostel Prague is a top location

You will find Dream Hostel Prague down the peaceful Ve Smečkách Street adjacent to Wenceslas Square. In Prague you can pretty much walk the city without having to get transport but in this location you are only 1km from the Old Town, 1.3km from the Jewish Quarter (Staroměstské Naměstí) and 1.4km to Charles Bridge (Karlův Most). 

LITTLE TIP: If you want to sample the craft Czech beer on your doorstep, there’s a small authentic establishment called the Illegal beer bar.

Would I recommend DREAM Hostel Prague

DREAM Hostels is the biggest hostel chain in Eastern Europe and after staying in DREAM Hostel Prague, I can see why. As soon as I walked into the place, it had a great vibe and I knew I was going to feel at home there!

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12 comments

Laura Axtman 3rd November 2019 - 6:28 am

Wow~ based on your description, this hostel does sound like a boutique hotel and a hidden gem within walking distance to many areas of interest. Thank you for the insider tip on the sample of beer! I’m glad you were able to enjoy your stay! Thank you for sharing.

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Vanessa 4th November 2019 - 5:56 pm

It really was a cool place, they have them all over Europe and I’d definitely look them up in another city!

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Linda (LD Holland) 4th November 2019 - 3:16 am

We are really past the age of staying at hostels. Although we did visit one once to do laundry there. But it was still interesting to read this blog post. I definitely would not be picking a dorm room with 4 bunk beds. I think one of the things that would be great is to get local tourist advice at the hostel. And from other travellers. Good to know it is a chain and there are others in other spots. Something to pass on to our kids.

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Vanessa 4th November 2019 - 5:58 pm

I totally understand. As a solo traveller, hostels are totally up my street to connect with other travellers. Hope your kids find the blog useful 🙂

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Joella 4th November 2019 - 4:21 am

You had me at stylish and budget friendly. Love that it offers plenty of space in the communal areas to eat, relax and work on the computer if needed. I am also really impressed with the number of private beds. it does make it seem more like a boutique hotel instead of a hostel. And with it so centrally located this would be a great option to stay in when visiting Prague. Will need to check if they are also available in other destinations I am planning to travel to. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Vanessa 4th November 2019 - 6:00 pm

I was super impressed to be honest, it had all I wanted. I usually go cheap on accommodation, I’m only in it mainly to sleep as I’m off out exploring! However, I still like to be in a place that I know is clean and has some quirkiness too!

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Blairvillanueva 4th November 2019 - 5:28 pm

Your are right, this hotel looks amazing. I like the communal space with that chalkboard to scribble your thoughts, and those luscious plants makes the whole space really good. Very relaxing and balances the ZEN.

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Vanessa 4th November 2019 - 6:02 pm

The chalkboard idea is cute right? The communal area did feel so chilled, good for working and chatting to others!

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Anda 5th November 2019 - 12:52 am

It’s so nice to see what a long way hostels came these days. The Dream Hostel in Prague looks quite outstanding, especially the communal space. I never stayed in a hostel before because I never came across one that was at least decent. But that was over 30 years ago, when I first started traveling. These days however hostels are a different ball game. So much nicer and cleaner. You even can get some private rooms in some of them.

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Adele Gee 5th November 2019 - 2:14 am

Location is everything to me – the Dream Hostel Prague sounds really good in that respect. My hostel staying days are behind me but i remember those days well. I have never tried mixed dorms just female only – though i was surprised by a co-ed shared shower. The vibe seems to be really nice even from the pictures.

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E. J Requina 5th November 2019 - 6:54 am

Ive been traveling a lot but i have never tried staying at a hostel. It does not really fit my personality. The hostel though looks pretty neat and quirky. Having a clean room is pretty important for me. Thus i appreciated that you highlighted how clean and modern the place is.

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Clarice 5th November 2019 - 8:11 pm

It’s wonderful that they offer rooms for families and small groups as this provides a lot of flexibility and options especially for budget considerations. Very ideal for backpackers or just in transit.

Thank you for sharing your review. Happy to know that you were satisfied with your stay and will consider staying here on future trips.

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