Where to sleep in Prague: tips and best neighborhoods where to stay

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For twenty years now, the City of 100 towers has become one of the most popular and requested destinations by tourists. Prague is charming in every season. Summer and spring are preferable for pleasant temperatures and flower parks; however, those who are not too afraid of the cold can reach it even in the middle of winter to enjoy a Christmas atmosphere that has no equal!

If you are about to visit this city and need some advice on where to sleep in Prague, here's a practice guide to the best neighborhoods where to base yourself in the Czech capital, as well as some useful tips for your stay in the city: the best areas, the neighborhoods and the most suitable accommodation facilities for the various types of travelers.



Index

  1. Useful tips: the best neighborhoods to stay
  2. Prague area guide
  3. Stare Mesto / Prague 1
  4. Malà Strana / Prague 1
  5. Hradčany / Prague 1
  6. Nové Mesto / Prague 1
  7. Vinohrady / Prague 2
  8. Zizkov / Prague 3
  9. Holesovice / Prague 7
  10. Towns near Prague where to stay
  11. Prague accommodation price map
  12. User questions and comments

Useful tips: the best neighborhoods to stay

Mala Strana and Prague Castle are beyond doubt the most comfortable areas touristically speaking, but obviously also the most expensive and inconvenient to park. The same neighborhoods are also recommended for families with children, since in the evening they are rather quiet.

Young people and lovers of nightlife, have fun can certainly focus on Nove Mesto and Wenceslas Square, which are full of clubs and discos. Those who prefer enjoy a less touristy Prague, in direct contact with the locals, must therefore opt for residential areas, such as Zizkov and Vinohrady, which are a little decentralized but certainly cheaper.



  • Recommended areas to save: Vinohrady and Zizkov
  • Recommended areas for families with children: Mala Strana, Hradčany, Holesovice
  • Recommended areas for young people: Stare Mesto, Nove Mesto
  • Best accommodations: we have selected the best hotels, b & bs and hostels in Prague. Discover our advice and book on Booking

If you are in Prague on business or as a one-day stopover to other destinations, consider sleeping near the airport. Find the best solutions and selected hotels on Booking.com

Prague area guide

Prague is divided into 22 districts numbered in progressive order (from Prague 1 to Prague 22). The center of Prague, and in general the area of ​​greatest tourist interest, develop in the districts of Prague 1 and Prague 2.

The city is then further divided into districts, which in turn may include one or more districts. To orient yourself and to choose the area where to stay, the most comfortable thing is to rely on the names of the neighborhoods.

Areas to avoid: There are no really dangerous areas even if you have to be careful in the most crowded places. The park around the Central Station is quite dangerous when it gets dark, so much so that the people of Prague call it "Sherwood", because there is always someone stealing. From a tourist point of view, all the districts that are too peripheral are to be avoided, as they do not have attractions and places of interest


Stare Mesto / Prague 1

It develops around the Old Town Square, in Czech Staroměstské náměstí, where the famous Prague Astronomical Clock is located. Between alleys and quaint streets, you can find high-end hotels but also affordable hostels. Choosing this area means staying a few minutes' walk from the main tourist attractions and is ideal for those who have little time to visit the city, for example on a weekend.

Josefov is also located in the Old Town, the Jewish quarter of Prague, an extremely fascinating area. Here you will find the Old Jewish Cemetery and Jewish museum, many synagogues and Parizska, the famous and luxurious shopping street.

Who you will also find many clubs for the evening and, within walking distance, the opportunity to stroll along the Vltava River. The area is also well connected by metro lines A, B and C and by many tram lines in all directions.

The average prices in the neighborhood range from about € 32,00 for low cost accommodations to € 650,00 for high budget solutions - compare the selection of the best accommodations on booking


Recommended accommodations

Malà Strana / Prague 1

The Malà Strana district it develops at the base of the castle, and its main artery is Via Nerudova, full of hotels and accommodation facilities. It would be right to consider Malà Strana as "a city within a city". Here the popular soul of the city made up of cafes, breweries and penniless artists mixes with the more aristocratic side, with the headquarters of the embassies of many nations and the beautiful Baroque palaces of Via Nerudova.

Malà Strana is ideal for couples looking for tranquility and even more for families who travel with children, given the centrality of the neighborhood and the many restaurants in the area. It is one of the most fascinating places in Prague and sleeping here is certainly a great way to explore its most picturesque corners. Furthermore, it is connected to the Old Town by the famous Charles Bridge.

The average prices in the neighborhood range from about € 35,00 for low cost accommodations to € 350,00 for high budget solutions - compare the selection of the best accommodations on booking



Recommended accommodations

Hradčany / Prague 1

Located west of the Vltava River, just above Mala Strana, the Hradčany district corresponds to hill occupied by Prague Castle. For this reason it is also known as the "Borgo del Castello".

In this area there are mostly luxury accommodations, and consequently much more expensive than in other areas of the city. On the other hand, you can enjoy magnificent views. The area is extremely quiet and with few evening entertainment, it is therefore suitable for those seeking tranquility and medium-high level services. Moreover, you can easily reach the historic center on foot, alternatively you can use the green line metro A or one of the many active trams.

The average prices in the neighborhood range from about € 38,00 for low cost accommodations to € 775,00 for high budget solutions - compare the selection of the best accommodations on booking

Recommended accommodations

Nové Mesto / Prague 1

Developed around Wenceslas Square, Nové Mesto, also called the New Town, is the area where most of the hotels are concentrated, some guesthouses and some hostels. Here prices are more affordable, but it is often necessary to use public transport to reach tourist attractions.

Wenceslas Square is the heart of entertainment in Prague: sleeping here is ideal for those who want a holiday full of clubs and nightlife. Traffic and discos are the main elements of this area, recommended especially for young people who want to stay up late, while it is not recommended for those traveling with children. Here is also the famous Dancing House.

The average prices in the neighborhood range from about € 18,00 for low cost accommodations to € 650,00 for high budget solutions - compare the selection of the best accommodations on booking

Recommended accommodations

Vinohrady / Prague 2

Residential district, Vinohrady takes its name from the ancient royal vineyards and boasts graceful art nouveau buildings. It is a very sought after area from young professionals and resident foreigners.

Choosing to stay in this area means experience the most authentic Prague, inhabited almost exclusively by Prague and expats. The accommodations are definitely much cheaper than in the center, which is however easily accessible both on foot and by public transport (area served by the green line A of the metro, which leads directly to the Old Town).

The average prices in the neighborhood range from about € 18,00 for low cost accommodations to € 240,00 for high budget solutions - compare the selection of the best accommodations on booking

Recommended accommodations

Zizkov / Prague 3

Another residential neighborhood, bordering the aforementioned Vinohrady. Zizkov is historically a working-class and revolutionary neighborhood, known for its breweries, alternative nightclubs and multi-ethnic community.

Choosing to stay here means mix with the locals, enjoy the atmosphere of "everyday Prague". It is also an area particularly suitable for anyone who loves art, music and the most authentic experiences. The accommodations are less expensive than in the center, however, well connected by the numerous tram lines that lead directly to the Old Town.

The average prices in the neighborhood range from about € 18,00 for low cost accommodations to € 319,00 for high budget solutions - compare the selection of the best accommodations on booking

Holesovice / Prague 7

Former industrial district that is slowly turning into a elegant residential district. The Letnà Gardens beer garden is an inviting destination on summer evenings, while the National Gallery is one of the most interesting, albeit less famous, museums in Prague.

It is an ideal neighborhood for families, as it is very quiet and not too far from the historic center. To reach it you can take the metro red line C or the numerous trams that cover the whole area. It is also a neighborhood where you can find many offers, therefore ideal for those who want to save!

The average prices in the neighborhood range from about € 18,00 for low cost accommodations to € 200,00 for high budget solutions - compare the selection of the best accommodations on booking

Recommended accommodations

Towns near Prague where to stay

Sleeping in Prague is always the best choice, whether you want to dedicate yourself to discovering the Czech capital, whether you are interested in visiting some surroundings. In the city, the districts are numerous and you can find solutions suitable for all budgets!

With more days available you can explore other areas of interest, such as the city of Český Krumlov in Bohemia or the cities of Brno and Ostrava in Moravia, but in any case the simplest solution is to stay in the capital and take advantage of the many daily tours with transfers. included.

Prague accommodation price map


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