Prague Accommodation
Hotels, Apartments, Pensions, Boats... oh my!

There's no shortage of Prague accommodation. In recent years, Prague has burst with new hotelsapartment rentalshostels and bed and breakfast options.

All this selection makes picking something difficult. But, competition has pushed prices lower. So, take your time and be selective.

This page is meant to guide through the various options Prague has to offer. You'll find links to in-depth pages for different types of accommodation.

You're bound to find something to your liking. If you need any help along the way, just let me know.

Wow! So Many Hotels in Prague!

Hotel room in Prague

Prague is filled with a variety of hotels - but where do you start?

To start, we suggest searching for central Prague hotels. These hotels will keep you within walking distance of Prague attractions and give you a good night's rest. Then branch out to find other Prague hotels depending on your budget and needs.

We also recommend staying in a Prague pension. These are lovely alternatives hotels and often provide a more local, friendly environment.

Apartments in Prague

Magdalena apartment at Residence Thunovska

The cheapest Prague accommodation comes via apartment rentals. They are finally getting their due - and rightly so. They offer the best value for your money while providing the space and comfort of home. 

Here are some of our favorite apartments in Prague. These range from romantic studios to larger apartments for big groups and families.

Renting an apartment will give you more flexibility and a true local experience.

B&Bs, Pensions and Inns

Room at House at the Boot PragueHouse at the Boot

Bed and Breakfasts in Prague are often referred to as a Pension or Penzion or even Residence or Guesthouse. Pensions will offer a combination of hotel and bed and breakfast.

Pensions can combine great ambiance and more personal service than hotels. They often have a restaurant and/or bar in the building and breakfast is generally included.

Top 5 pensions in Prague:


Many pensions also offer apartments. While some even have single and double rooms that might share a bathroom to keep costs down.

Best Hostels in Prague

Room at Sir Tobys Hostel PragueSir Toby's hostel

Staying in a hostel use to be a much bigger risk. But, Prague now has some fabulous hostels. Yes, I just described hostels as being fabulous!

These Prague hostels are not just for backpackers which makes Prague accommodation cheap and stylish.

Top Hostels in Prague:

• Sir Toby's Hostel

• Miss Sophie's Hostel

• Czech Inn Hostel

• Hostel Tyn

• Hostel Sokol

• Travellers' Hostel

Choosing a Location

Central Prague accommodation is ideal. But, remember, Prague is a very compact city. You can walk through the city center quite easily.

And, Prague's public transportation system is fantastic. So, there are many central areas to choose from.

Please don't get stuck on the idea that you need to be in Old Town. Many visitors make this mistake and miss out on staying in other beautiful areas like Malá Strana, etc.

Before making a booking, double check the location on a map of Prague. Many Prague hotels will say they are "in the city center" but they might be on a busy road or a long walk from the tram or metro.

Brief Details on Areas of Prague Accommodation

I've covered the best hotel location in Prague, but here's a brief overview.

Malá Strana (Lesser Town) -  This cozy area is just below Prague Castle and is on the west side of Charles Bridge. In my opinion, Malá Strana is the most charming and the least crowded area to stay. It's bordered by the Vltava River and includes the wonderful Petřín hill.

• Staré Město (Old Town) -  Old Town is considered the best area to stay in Prague. It includes the main square and a number of historic sites. The streets are filled restaurants, cafes and clubs. It's also the most popular area to stay and visit. So it can get crowded and more expensive than other areas.

• Josefov - This area is known as the Jewish Quarter. It's a tiny slice of Prague adjacent to Old Town.

• Nové Město - This is New Town. It's not as historic as Malá Strana or Old Town, but offers great shopping and quick access to all the main sights. It's key landmark is the bustling Wenceslas Square.

• Vinohrady - A quiet area just west of Prague's main attractions. There are lots of lovely apartments here. Family-friendly and not far from the city center.

Prague Accommodation Tips

Here are a few tips and basic info to help you find the best Prague accommodation for you.

• Broaden your search. Many people get stuck on the idea that they must be in Old Town or near Wenceslas Square. But Prague is easily accessible from many places. Keep in mind that public transportation is very convenient. And, no matter where you stay, you'll have to walk somewhere.

• Rates vary by season. Many hotels, etc. follow high, low and holiday seasons. High is usually March - October and low season is November - February.

• Holidays like New Year's, Christmas and Easter are much more expensive. Book these dates as early as possible - especially New Year's.

• Prague apartments are the most flexible and often the cheapest option. And, you don't have to be a big family to save. Many owners and rental agencies will negotiate rates, check-in/out times - almost anything.

• Payments: Euros are usually accepted for most Prague accommodation. Credit cards are not always accepted - so ask first.

• Rental agencies may require a deposit or credit card to book a room. Many apartment rentals do not.

• Always get a written confirmation - print it and bring it with you. And verify that all charges are included: taxes, cleaning fees, etc.

• Look for Last Minute Deals. Accommodation managers would rather fill their rooms cheaply then see them stay unoccupied.

• Check the location. Many places of Prague accommodation say they are "central." But this might mean they are on a busy street with lots of cars.

You can also read about the ten most popular districts to help you decide where to stay in Prague.