In this article you will learn about where to stay in Prague: I will tell you about the districts of Prague, I will make a selection of the central hotels in Prague, and I will also give tips on self-booking hotels.
To help you better navigate, I’ll tell you about the central areas of Prague. It is here that I recommend booking accommodation.
For clarity, a tourist map of the center indicating the historical areas:
Prague 1. This is the center of Prague. This area includes the historic areas of Josefov, Stare Mesto, Hradcany, part of the Mala Strana district and the upper part of Nove Mesto. Housing prices in Prague-1 are the highest, however, you can find interesting options even for budget travelers. Hotels in the Prague 1 area >>> .
Prague 2. This area includes Nove Mesto, Vinohrady, Vysehrad. Hotels in Prague 2 >>>
Prague-3: areas Zizkov, partially Vinohrady, Vysocany, Strasnice. Hotels in Prague 3 >>> .
Prague-5 is located on the western bank of the Vltava River, borders on Mala Strana and includes Smichov, Motol, Kosire and others. The area closest to the center is Smichov, therefore, if you book a hotel in Prague-5, then choose Smichov. Hotels in Smichov >>>
Other areas are far from the center, if you are arriving in Prague for tourist purposes, I do not recommend staying away from the tourist center. Below I will give my selection of hotels in central Prague. All are located in the historic districts of Stare Mesto and Mala Strana.
I took all prices from the website booking.com and at the time of your reservation (especially in high season) prices may vary! All prices are per night for a double room.
Prague 3 * hotels in the center (up to 50 €)
Hotel Merkur 3 * (8.4) – not far from Republic Square and a few minutes walk from Florenc bus station. The hotel has its own secure parking (at an additional cost). From 49,50 € with breakfast.
Hotel Museum 3 * (8.2) – 5 minutes from Wenceslas Square. Quiet hotel with a patio and good breakfast. From 44 € with breakfast.
Axa hotel 3 * (8.5) – 5 minutes from the Florenc bus station, large comfortable modern rooms, nice staff, good hearty breakfasts. Charles Bridge is about 15 minutes walk. Near a supermarket. In a separate article I wrote my review about your stay at the hotel. From 49,30 € with breakfast.
Hotel Mala Strana 3 * (8.4) – on the west bank of the Vltava River, near the river, 5 minutes from Charles Bridge. From 41 € with breakfast.
Good hotels in Prague 4 * (up to 100 €)
Hotel Aurus 4 * (9.2) – a hotel in the heart of the Old Town, in a historical building. Country-style rooms. Metro Staromestska in 3 minutes. From 100 € with breakfast.
Dolce Vita Suites Boutique (9.2) is a hotel in a historical building of the 14th century, but completely renovated in 2013. 1 minute from Old Town Square, near a minimarket and Tesco supermarket. From 79 €.
Hotel Klarov 4 * (9.1) – on the left bank of the Vltava River, 8 minutes from Charles Bridge. Modernly decorated hotel with views of the Vltava, Prague Castle and the historic buildings of Mala Strana. From 85 € with breakfast.
The best hotels of Prague. Hotels 5 *
Four Seasons Hotel Prague 5 * (9.3) – a luxury hotel of the famous international chain. In the center of the Old City. On the territory of the hotel there is an oyster bar, a cheese and wine cellar, a spa center. Also has its own underground garage. From 345 €.
The Emblem Hotel 5 * (9.1) – a hotel with modern design, 300 meters from Old Town Square. With a rooftop terrace, spa and gym. Each room has a coffee machine. From 210 € with breakfast.
Ventana Hotel Prague 5 * (9.3) – a hotel in the city center overlooking the Tyn Church or Old Town Square. “A cozy hotel without unnecessary pathos.” Just from 147 € with breakfast.
Apartments in the center of Prague
If you want an inexpensive stay in the center of Prague, you can book an apartment. This is also an ideal option if you are traveling with a large family or company, since 6 people can live in an apartment, and the price will be proportional to the price of only one hotel room. Apartments are usually equipped with everything you need – a kitchen, a washing machine, sometimes even a dishwasher.
Apartments in Prague have a huge selection for every taste and budget. You can book either through the above booking, or through specialized services – airbnb.com and homeaway.com. When I compared these two services , it was in Prague that it turned out that there were 3 times more home-housing options than airbendby.
Despite this, I personally prefer to book on airbnb. If you have not used the service and are planning to book through it, register using my link , then you will receive a discount of 22 euros on your first reservation. In the future, you can also invite your friends – for this service will charge you coupons.
Prices for apartments in the center of Prague start from 42 € for two per day.
Here are some examples of apartments:
Apartment in the historical center https://www.airbnb.ru/rooms/15441827 – 77 € for 5 people!
Apartment near Old Town Square https://www.airbnb.ru/rooms/6445579 – 60 € for 4 people!
Huge apartment on Wenceslas Square https://www.airbnb.ru/rooms/10395592 – 97 € for 6 people!
How to book a hotel in Prague on your own
If this is your first trip on your own and you are afraid to book your accommodation on your own, I recommend that you read this article here , there I talk about 5 services for self-booking of accommodation. All services are reliable.
I usually book hotels on booking.com, and apartments through airbnb. For rental housing on airbnb, you can read my reviews:
My main recommendations for booking hotels and apartments:
- Read reviews (I do not recommend focusing on reviews on services such as tripadvisor or tophotels)
- To clarify what is included in the price, what time is arrival and departure from the hotel
- Book rooms with free cancellation. In case plans change, or you find a more suitable hotel. A couple of days before arrival, you can check the prices for this hotel – if the price is lower, you can rebook or choose the option without cancellation (it is usually cheaper), and cancel this reservation.
That’s all! I hope I helped you find your bearings in a huge number of Prague hotels. If the article helped you, share it with your friends on social networks and bookmark it! I