Why Prague?

If the Czech Republic is the heart of Europe, Prague is its beating pulse. Known for its stunning baroque architecture, diverse music and cheap, tasty beers, this capital city is ideal for a budget-friendly city break. In snow or shine, Prague has a plethora of sites and experiences to explore. Whether you are climbing the stairs to its castle or those of the 4-storey night club Karlovy Lázně, Prague is the perfect host for your next adventure. 


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Old Town Square

Old Town Square is one of the city’s best spots. The Astronomical Clock is mounted on the Old Town Hall, making for some great photos, but also a great excuse for restaurants to overcharge their customers. The Square is encircled by beautiful churches and monuments and can also be home to some spectacular Christmas markets!

John Lennon Wall

The John Lennon Wall has been a public art piece since the 1980s. Once based on Beatles music, it has now become a place where people creatively express their thoughts on modern, societal topics. Each photo of the wall will look different to the next, as people put their personal stamp, making it an ever changing monument.

Green Spaces

A quarter of Prague is made up of parks, making it one of the greenest cities in the world. These grounds are found next to some of the most iconic spots in the city: The Castle Gardens, Wallenstein Gardens and Vrtba terraced Gardens. These green spaces make a great spot for breaking up a jam-packed day.

Charles Bridge

This is an iconic bridge, known in Prague for crossing the Vltava river – it was the only way of doing so until 1841, representing a vital connection between the Old Town and Prague Castle. Lined with thirty baroque statues, the bridge is wide and offers incredible views down the river, especially at sunset.

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Hostels in or north of the Old Town are the best place to stay. This is where most of the attractions, restaurants and nightlife are and the town really comes to life. From prices of £7 for dorms, The Roadhouse, Ahoy! and Hostel One Home are centrally located. Usually, you will have to put down a deposit online when you make your booking and pay the rest on arrival. However, depending on the time of year, you can just rock up to hostels with your bag and pay in full on arrival. In Prague, hostels expect you to only book a night or two, but if you want to extend your stay, they’re usually pretty accommodating.
Another option, if you are already heading there with a group of friends is to use Airbnb to find a cool, self-catered apartment. If you are more comfortable with your own space, this may be a better option for you, especially since you can find a two-person flat for just £20 per night.
  1. Some hostels have free breakfast, so keep your eyes peeled for a space in one.

Prague is a relatively safe city. The rate of violent crime is low and most areas of Prague are safe to walk around even after dark. Be careful on Wenceslas Square. It is usually packed with tourists and the crowds make things easy for pickpockets.



Prague has a really easy hop-on-hop-off tram service: simply buy your ticket before and be sure to validate it when you get on. If you want to see the city by boat, you can jump on a tour. But, be warned: they are not budget-friendly. 

Prague is a walkable city. However, if you want to gain more speed, the city has Praha Bike: you can easily rent a bike for the day and return within 12 hours. Be careful of the cobbled streets, as this can make cycling a bit uncomfortable on the old backside. You can also hire a moped for quite cheap - not much comfier on your bum though.

There is Uber and Bolt in Prague.

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"Hi I’m Gemma, and I’ve been helping out at STT since the start of 2019. After visiting 37 countries, I am currently living and working at an International School in Dubai, UAE. During my University placement year, I worked in Phuket, Thailand at an International School where I travelled around Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Australia & Sri Lanka in the Summer holidays. I have lots of tips about the UAE, Australasia, Indonesia or inter-railing around Europe and am willing to help in any way I can!!"