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If you look out across Prague’s skyline, it becomes clear why it’s known as the ‘City of 100 spires’, with spires, towers and steeples as far as the eye can see. But the city has more to offer than a unique skyline, it’s full of history, brimming with green spaces and has excellent beer.
Prague isn’t as cheap as it used to be, but it’s still far more budget friendly than many other capital cities in Europe and is still good value for money.
There’s a thriving hostel scene in Prague which is driven by its popularity among backpackers and digital nomads.
With close to 100 hostels to choose from, finding the right place to stay whilst travelling alone can be a challenge. Never fear, this guide will help you find the top hostels in Prague for solo travellers.
- Best OVERALL Hostel #1: Hostel One Home
- Best OVERALL Hostel #2: Czech Inn
- Best LOCATION: Hostel Down Town
- Best CHILLED SOCIAL Hostel: Sophie’s Hostel
- Best PARTY Hostel #1: The MadHouse Prague
- Best PARTY Hostel #2: Hostel One Prague
- Best FACILITIES: Dream Hostel Prague
When to Visit Prague?
The peak tourist season in central Europe is mid-June through to August. This is when the weather is at it’s best but it’s also the busiest.
I recommend visiting during shoulder season, either May-June or September-October so that you avoid the crowds.
Overview of Hostels in Prague
Even though the city is relatively cheap to visit, the standard of hostels in Prague is extremely high and rivals many Western Europe cities.
- The cost of a hostel dorm room in Prague varies from £11 to £20, on average expect to pay around £16 for a decent hostel with a good location.
Prague is a renowned destination for stag and hen do’s but none of the hostels I reviewed allow stag or hen do’s to stay at the hostel which is good news for solo travellers.
- Check in time ranges between 2pm and 3pm with checkout time usually around 11am, although some are as early as 10am.
It’s quite standard that hostels in Prague won’t allow under 18’s to check in. If you are under 18, check out Plus Prague.
Best Hostels in Prague for Solo Travellers
As a solo traveller, you’ll be looking for a hostel with:
- A good social vibe
- Events or activities to meet fellow guests
- Friendly staff that help you mingle
There are plenty of hostels in Prague that fit this criteria and in this guide I’ll break down the best ones.
The overall best hostel in Prague for solo travellers is Hostel One Home
Hostel One has built a great reputation for solo travellers across Europe and this one is no exception.
It offers FREE dinner and evening activities with a lively bar and a regular bar crawl.
I can also recommend you consider Czech Inn for a great overall experience.
This hostel is a little further out of town so you’ll find quite a laid back atmosphere – it’s also a great price!
This hostel has some great common areas for meeting new people and you’ve got a good chance of avoiding a top bunk as many of the beds are single beds.
Lets jump in to the full list of best hostels in Prague for those travelling alone:
Best OVERALL Hostel: Hostel One Home
Cost of a bed in a mixed dorm from £10
- Free dinner and evening activities
- Cosy family environment
- Excellent riverside tour on Sundays
When you stay at Hostel One Home, you really do feel like part of the family.
Each night there is a free family dinner where you’ll get to know other guests and afterwards there are evening activities which almost everyone staying at the hostel joins in with, including drinking games and a bar crawl.
The facilities at this small hostel are also great with clean cosy rooms and a nice feature of a book shelf to top up on books for your trip. They also do a riverside tour on Sunday’s which is really good.
As well as getting to know the other guests, the staff will get involved with the events and will make you feel really welcomed.
Check in is at 3pm and check out at 11am.
Best OVERALL Hostel #2: Czech inn
Cost of a bed in a mixed dorm from £8
- Great price due to location out of city centre
- Attracts a lot of solo travellers
- Comfy common areas
If you’re a solo traveller then you’ll want to check out the Czech inn (see what I did there?).
This hostel is popular with solo travellers and has plenty of comfy common areas where you can mingle with other guests.
The hostel isn’t right in the city centre but that’s what allows it to be such a great price.
It’s in an up and coming neighbourhood full of cool food and drink spots and the tram stop outside allows easy access to the city. Not all of the dorms here have bunk beds so you’ve got a good chance of avoiding a top bunk.
Check in is at 3pm and you can have a nice lie in with check out at 12 noon.
Best LOCATION: Hostel Down Town
Cost of a bed in a mixed dorm from £17
- Awesome location right in the middle of town
- Free tours and activities to meet fellow travellers
This hostel has undeniably the best location out of all the hostels in Prague, right in the middle of the city centre for convenient access to everything.
This place really feels like home. They have musical instruments around including piano and guitar, as well as board games to play with fellow travellers.
The hostel has daily activities including a Czech cuisine class and a bike tour. They also have plenty going on in the evening including:
- Ping pong
- Pub crawls
The hostel is lively enough to have a good time but still quiet to get a good nights sleep.
Check in is at 2pm and check out is a little early than most hostels in Prague at 10am.
Best CHILLED SOCIAL Hostel: Sophie’s Hostel
Cost of a bed in a mixed dorm from £10
- Chilled out atmosphere perfect for relaxing
- Away from the bustling tourist areas
- Excellent facilities with good WiFi and best showers in a hostel
For a bit more of a relaxed environment in Prague, Sophie’s hostel is perfect. The common area is always full of other solo travellers usually playing card games or sometimes drinking games too.
The bar/coffee shop downstairs is also a great place if you want some alone time to get some work done or read a book.
Sophie runs loads of great events which you can check out on her blackboard including beer tasting, free pancakes, farmers markets and more.
This hostel is in a quiet neighbourhood which is further away from the touristy areas but it also has easy access to the city centre with metro line C just 2 minutes walk away.
Check in is at 3pm and check out at 11am which is pretty standard for Prague.
Best PARTY Hostel #1: The MadHouse Prague
Cost of a bed in a mixed dorm from £19
- Group activities ranging from bowling to laser tag
- Parties every night that live up to the hostel’s name
- Cosy Netflix movie room for relaxing
Amazing time The staff here do an epic job of ensuring you can meet other travellers through activities every day including:
- Guided tours
- Laser tag
- Mini golf
If you thought you were good at bowling, wait until you try it drunk!
As well as a great atmosphere, the facilities are up to scratch as well with spacious rooms and a cosy Netflix movie room including a nice big sofa.
This is quite a crazy party hostel so only stay here if you can handle a big drinking session.
Check in is at 3pm and check out is at 12noon so you’ll have plenty of time to recover from the hangover!
Best PARTY Hostel #2: Hostel One Prague
Cost of a bed in a mixed dorm from £12
- Great party hostel with nightly pub crawl
- Cheap beers in the hostel bar
- Chill out spaces including a cosy TV room
I’ve already mentioned Hostel One Home as the best overall hostel in Prague for solo travellers, but for the party animals head to it’s sister Hostel One Prague.
This hostel has a lively atmosphere with a free dinner for meeting the other guests followed by cheap beers at their ‘rave bar’ underneath the hostel.
Afterwards there is a nightly pub crawl where you’ll be shown the best of Prague’s nightlife on a night you won’t forget.
For those hangover days, you can hit up the outdoor terrace or the comfy TV lounges. The hostel isn’t in the centre but it’s near a tram stop and the staff are happy to give you travel advice.
Check in at 3pm and check out at 10.30am.
Best FACILITIES: Dream Hostel Prague
Cost of a bed in a mixed dorm from £18
- New hostel with excellent facilities
- High level of privacy in dorm rooms with curtains on each bed
This is quite a new hostel on the scene which means it’s got an upmarket design and the facilities are all top notch, it even has hairdryers which is a novelty for a hostel.
The beds in the dorm rooms give you a lot of privacy with curtains on each along with plugs and lights by each bed too.
A key card system is in operation so everything is super safe too.
There are some social spaces where you can meet fellow travellers but overall the social scene isn’t particularly vibing, it’s better suited to those who like to keep themselves to themselves.
Check in is 11am and checkout at 3pm.
Best Bars for Solo Travellers in Prague
Most hostels in Prague will have a bar and they are usually a pretty good way to meet fellow travellers. However, if you’re looking for a good bar for solo travellers then some of these are a good shout:
Bar No. 7 – This bar is popular with expats in Prague so there’s a real international vibe which always makes things easy when you’re trying to mingle as a solo traveller.
Boulder Bar – This unique bar combines bouldering and drinking – bet you didn’t think of that! This is a good way to meet people in a natural way as you can chat on the climbing wall and may even find a climbing partner.
The Pub – This is a good option if you make new friends in your hostel and are looking for somewhere to go drinking. Each table has it’s own beer tap which is wired up to record how many beers your drinking so you never have to worry about queuing again.
Kieren is the avid traveller behind the blog. His adventures have included Interrailing through Europe, road tripping the US and backpacking SE Asia.