I'm thinking about going on a 10-12 day trip to a few cities in mainland Europe in Sept with a couple of other lads - probably Paris,Amsterdam and Prague...
Is it worth my while getting the Inter rail pass when we will only be travelling between 3 cities or should we just book point-to-point trains?? Can anyone recommend any clean,central,open 24 hour hostels in these cities??
Do most people speak English nowadays or should you brush up on a few basic phrases?? Finally assuming around 3 days to spend in each of these cities can anyone recommend sights and activities that are an absolute must??
Paris, Amsterdam and Prague... a funny combination. You might have most difficulties with English only in Paris, no trouble in Amsterdam and not much in turist Prague. The Parisians would understand you, but you might get a better service if you at least try a few words in French.
Why don't you check the prices for point to point train tickets and figure out if Interrail pass is a better deal or not?
The toursit info centers in every city will tell you what they'd recommend you to see based on your interests and preferences.
Prague - Check out Sir Tobeys Hostel, its cheap, clean,friendly, 10 min walk from the center or 2-5 minute tram journey when you're too pissed too walk, the hostel also supplies maps and idea's of where to go depending on how long you're staying, we followed a misture of their suggestions and some of the ones in lonely planet, everyone we saw spoke english and if they didn't we used our own version of sign language with no problems,,,,,,, have a great time !!!!