hostel highlight: Post Hostel in Prague, Czech Republic

I’ve been unsure about my feelings towards hostels for a long time. Staying in some…questionable… hostels in South America put me off of them pretty hard. But, since those days of backpacking around with Tash like reckless and unprepared wildlings, I’ve learned to read reviews and trust my traveling peers when they recommend hostels that are safe, clean, and in great locations. I’ve found great budget bunks in Thailand and Vietnam when need be. So, trust me when I tell you

POST HOSTEL PRAGUE WAS totally TOP-QUALITY.

It was within minutes of the metro system. It was warm and the staff were unbelievably friendly. I genuinely had a comfortable sleep. The activities with other hostel-dwellers were fun and inclusive. All of that and the basic amenities you need when staying in a place were provided.


KEEP READING TO HEAR ABOUT MY HOSTEL STAY IN PRAGUE


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GETTING THERE + LOCATION

I got to Prague from London Luton Airport thanks to crazy cheap tickets with WizzAir. Those cheap tickets meant arriving in the evening, but I didn’t mind because I wasn’t leaving for a number of days anyway. Usually, when I arrive in the night, I just take on the cost of a taxi/Uber/or Grab to get to my accommodation without worrying in the dark. However, Prague’s public transport system is impeccable. From the airport, I simply purchased a transport ticket{s} for the number of days I would be in Prague and validated it by getting it stamped in the machine beside the ticket vendor. Then, I hopped on the 119 bus, got off at Hradčanská metro station, and continued on Line A {the green line} until I reached Náměstí Míru. Post Hostel Prague is located just a 4-minute walk from Náměstí Míru metro station on Line A {the green line}.

INSIDER TIP: Your public transport pass is good for unlimited rides within the time frame you selected, which can be anything from 30 minutes to 72-hours at a time.

Post Hostel Prague was surrounded by cool bars and restaurants {some cheap and others more posh}. It was also very close to a beautiful church where a Christmas market was buzzing with people the whole day.

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME {comforts}

We all crave home comforts when we land back in bed after a day full of exploring a new place, right? A good shower pressure with hot water is essential, as is a soft towel to dry off with. And, there’s nothing worse than realizing you left your hair dryer at home after already washing your hair, especially when the outside temperatures are in the negatives.

Post Hostel Prague offers its guests fast and free internet on top of providing each guest with towels, complimentary breakfast, a luggage storage room, clean bathroom facilities, and a 24-hour reception desk.

In the communal space, which is unbelievably clean, there are couches, a foosball table, a large mounted television, and board games. The long dining tables are perfect for socializing over breakfast or playing card games at like I did with the new people I met.

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I stayed in a private room with a double bed and a shared bathroom. The bathroom, which had separate toilet and shower stalls, never had any traffic jams. My room had an abundance of outlets for me to charge all my devices. There were also outlets in the bathroom so that I could straighten or dry my hair {which I didn’t take advantage of…}. My room had a massive wardrobe and a coat rack that made it feel just like an apartment. Every time I came back from a day out, I threw my coat, gloves, hat, and scarf on the hooks and felt like I was right at home. The room also had heating, which is essential for visitors staying over the winter months.

If you’d like a soda or beer but can’t be bothered to leave your accommodation {despite the many shops and restaurants nearby}, you can purchase one from the reception desk. They also sell some easy snacks {and hostel merchandise}.

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FUN, FREE, FRIEND-MAKING ACTIVITIES

I’m not usually one for group activities. I typically come to a place already knowing the things I want to see, the places I want to go, etc. Sometimes I have work commitments to attend a tour or I’ve made plans to meet up with people. However, as soon as I found out that Post Hostel has a weekly quiz night…you can bet I was there!

Hostel activities rotate with the season and interest, but during my stay the nightly activities included a Christmas Market tour, a free walking tour of Prague, beer tasting, and bowling. While I only participated in the quiz night, which centered around Czech trivia, it was an honest highlight for me.

On my first night at Post Hostel, I feared noise would be an issue, but it never was despite the active group that was staying there. Everyone I met was so welcoming and warm. We all exchanged our stories {i.e. “where’d you come from?” “what do you do?”}. Later, playing a card game that was meant for drinking, I had my water bottle and opted out of the Pilsner because I had a train to catch the next morning. I thought for sure the peer pressure would be laid on me thick, but everyone just laughed with me and made sure I got my 3 liters of water in. “You need to be hydrated”, they all said jokingly. The inclusivity was like something I’ve never felt at other hostels.

HOSTEL CAT

HOSTEL CAT

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BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS

Many of the accommodation options we looked at in Prague {before Post Hostel graciously offered to host us} charged breakfast at an additional cost. Not Post Hostel! They offer breakfast inclusive of what you pay for your stay. Instead of having the standard hostel breakfast of tea, coffee, and questionable fruit, Post Hostel serves its guests a variety of breads, cereals, and spreads {including Nutella} to kick start the day. They also have tea and coffee available all day long and you aren’t limited to an English breakfast beverage. Post Hostel has a large selection of teas that range from Green tea to Raspberry Lemon blend and provide coffee. All their hot drinks are conveniently available 24-hours a day!

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Booking + offered discounts

I would 100% stay at Post Hostel Prague again. The location, the friendly staff, and the comforts of the hostel made it absolutely perfect. I genuinely can’t think of a single thing I’d change…and I’ve stayed at my fair share of hostels. It’s also incredibly affordable, especially when you compare it to other European accommodation prices.

You can book your own stay with Post Hostel Prague here.

As if you needed more convincing, Post Hostel Prague offers a bevy of discounts for you to check out when you’re booking your stay. Is it your birthday? Happy birthday! Here’s a 10% discount. Are you traveling in a group of 15 or more people? You get a discount! You get a discount! Everybody gets a discount! Are you a student? 5% off for you, my friend! Plan on staying for 4 nights or longer? Boom. 10% discount.


Disclaimer: I was a guest of Post Hostel Prague in Prague, but all my opinions are my own and my experience is expressed authentically. 


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