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?
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.
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!
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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