I'm off to Prague for a Stag weekend, it's my 2nd time going to the city so i'm not totally unfamiliar with the it but the last time was with my fiancee, this time it's for my stag do, it should be around about 8 of us, any recommendations for places to stay, basically somewhere at least reasonably central, and somewhere that's comfortable and relaxing to stay in.
thanks for any info.
Tyn Hostel - Tynska Ulica 19 (just behind the Tyn Church on the south side of the Old Town Square).
Doubles $30 - but they have cheaper quadruples.
Please don't ruin this nice hostel - I am staying the next door.
I have just taken a look at it. Don't know if I had myself clear in my posting but this does not really match my criteria.
This looks a very basic hostel, I guess the price of €30 is not so bad but I did state I wanted a comfortable place, don't think this fits that bill really. Might suit somebody trying to do things on a shoestring budget(not that mine is huge or anything!)or a group of teenagers, at 34 years of age I've seen enough to be willing to pay that little bit more for decent accomodation.
Anyway thanks for your reply
ah, there are a lot of expensive hotels in Prague - just walk in anywhere you fancy and pay through your nose. They always have empty rooms at this time of the year.
The sarcasm is noted!
Not looking for expensive just a place that's reasonable and comfortable, I have been to Prague before and I have travelled so I do know what's what, was looking for helpful suggestions for somebody on a moderate budget but the place had to be at least comfortable.
I have looked at the tyn hostel and anybody else who wants to take a look you'll find it quite easily searching on google, you can't honestly tell me tell me that this is place is cosy, it looks very unappealing in the picture to be blunt, I know full well that what you get in pictures normally is better than reality so I would not go near the place with a barge pole.
I paid about €60 a night the last time I was in Prague for a nice enough hotel that I was reasonably happy with - but don't think it suits our current group for various reasons.
I could be wrong but get the impression that you are promoting this hostel for a friend, relative :- fair enough if you are but don't expect me to be a willing accomplice.
If somebody just wants a room for the night then by all means they could go for this hostel that you suggest/promote, I'm willing to pay up to about €70 a night for something reasonable - don't think this means I am extravagant or can walk into any posh hotel!!, however I know full well there is plenty of places in the range of €50 to €70 a night that are quite good in Prague but I believe you do need to book in advance to be safe.
Anyway have done some searching myself over the past few days and have narrowed down the likely places, will let people know what I think of the place when I come back.
there are some hotels - but 5 - 10 min from the Old Town Sq, they might have special promotion for some 20 pounds:
Express - Sorepka 5
Imperial - Na Porici 15 (off the Republic Sq)
Junior - Senovazne Nam 21
PS The Tyn hostel is just 1 min from the old town sq, that's why I always stay there
I'd love to help, but the place we stayed was a self contained apartment, so wouldn't really accommodate 8 people. For future reference though - it was the Vyheshrad Apartment (advertised as a B&B, but there's no breakfast!). It's quite a way out of the center, but that wasn't so bad because the center feels like Disney Land with so many tourists (and barely a Czech to be seen). Nice, comfortable place and a very friendly host.
These stag visits to Prague seem rather popular; I noticed a few while we were there. One group had made a whole football uniform for everyone to wear; of course the groom was no.1 .. hehehe quite cute. As soon as they entered the peaceful bar that we were drinking at though, we quickly left as it became rather rowdy!
All the best.
As soon as they entered the peaceful bar that we were drinking at though, we quickly left as it became rather rowdy!
That's actually a point worth noting - Prague has become increasingly popular with stag/hen do's, and a number of places are starting to refuse entry to large groups of males or females (more than 5 or 6), or anyt group which looks like a stag/hen group! On Fri/sat, especially later on, it can be hard to get in places. A few even have signs on the doors/window in English only saying no stag parties...
If in doubt, eiterh go in relatively early, get some, urm, female company to balance the group more or try showing up in smaller groups of 2 or 3 (not obviously so) over a spell of 5-10mins rather than in one large group.
The vast majority of places are fine an no problems, but they are starting to get a bit weary of drunken British stag parties so be warned. Have a great time.
Thanks a lot for both the last 2 replies and the good wishes
Lol - less of the British though - I'm Irish though there is 1 Brit in the party, anyway we're not too! rowdy.
Yeah know that stag parties are going to be frowned upon in many places and I have probably left places where they have dragged the place down before myself, I guess we better not advertise the fact that it is a stag party - unless they got me in handcuffs or something where we can't avoid it, GULP, anyway I'm not worried that the guys will have a good time one way or another and also have decided on a place to stay though have not booked it yet, which reminds me!, to tell u the truth I'm more worried for my own safety
Again thanks for the nice comments,