Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Prague by Prague Central Hostels

Created by Prague Central Hostels

WE ALL LOVE PRAGUE AND WE ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE... Prague is packed with history and charisma. The sights are well kept and certainly arent a let down. The prices are still cheap and accomodation is very good. The food is cheap as hell and extremely good quality....The castle offers great views of the city while Charles Bridge always seems to have performers and exhibitions on to keep you entertained. This city is a sheer delight and is a must for anyone serious about travelling Europe...

General information

For complete information about Prague, nightlife, restaurants, cultural events visit www.praguecentralhostels.com

Area: 496 sqkm
Population: 1,173,000
Geographical situation: north latitude 50° 05', east longitude 14° 27', height above sea level 235 m (average)
Time: Central European (GMT+1), summer time - Central European +1 (GMT+2)
Climate: average temperature 9,0°C
summer season - July 19,0°C
winter season - January -0,9°C
The Vltava river flows through the city in the length of 30 km, its maximum width being 330 m
Parts of the historical centre: Hradcany, Mala Strana (Lesser Town), Stare Mesto (Old Town) including Josefov, Nove Mesto (New Town) and Vysehrad
Administrative division: 22 administrative areas
Voltage: 230 V

Legal tenders - Crown (Kc)* = 100 Hellers

hellers: 50
Kc: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50

Kc 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000

*Kc = Koruna ceska = Czech crown

Losses of credit cards are to be announced at the following telephone numbers:
272 771 111 - Master Card/Eurocard, Visa
267 197 450 - Diners Club
222 800 222 - American Express

Emergency call 112
Ambulance service phone 155
Police phone 158
Fire emergency phone 150
Municipal police phone 156
Emergency road service phone 1230, 1240
General information phone 12 444
Directory inquiries (Prague and the whole Czech Republic) phone 1180
Directory inquiries (international) - both telephone and fax numbers, call services and prices phone 1181

Calling from abroad to the Czech Republic

dial 00 420 + local number (9-digit number)

Calling abroad from the Czech Republic

dial 00 country code + local number
Chosen international country codes are listed below.

International Dialing Codes

Australia 0061
Austria 0043
Belgium 0032
Canada 001
Denmark 0045
France 0033
Germany 0049
Great Britain 0044
Greece 0030
Hungary 0036
Israel 00972
Italy 0039
Japan 0081
Netherlands 0031
Norway 0047
Poland 0048
Portugal 00351
Russia 007
Slovakia 00421
Sweden 0046
Spain 0034
Switzerland 0041
USA 001
Czech Republic 00420

Some more info...

Where to buy tickets

Ticketpro in Prague Information Service
- Old Town Hall, Staromestske nam. 1, Praha 1
- Lesser Town Bridge Tower, Praha 1 (during summer season)

reservations by mail - 110 00 Praha 1, Klimentska 22, fax 234 704 204
http://www.ticketpro.cz, e-mail: ticket@ticketpro.cz

Lost credit cards: - American Express - phone 222 800 222
Visa, MasterCard/Eurocard - phone 272 771 111
Diners Club - phone 267 197 450

In 2007 the entrance fees to the Prague historical places of interest, museums and galleries are usually between 50 to 120 CZK, some of the private museums are more expensive. The admission fee charged at some of the largest and most significant historical sites such as the Prague Castle (350 CZK) and the Jewish Museum (290 CZK) appears to be rather high.

However the ticket is valid for visits to several places and it makes it very cheap. All the fees can be reduced because of the system discounts etc. Some of the places allow free admission on one of the days in a month.

In Prague center are a lot of Information centers/offices to get useful info, flyers, tickets...

Praha 1, Betlémské nám.
Praha 1, Mostecká
Praha 1, Na pøíkopì
Praha 1, Staromìstské nám.

At the castle is one aswell.



First of all I would like to say that Prague is SAFE place. Only thing is that a lot of people are trying to make money by cheating.

Taxi drivers - Never take TAXI standing at main turistic places! Trainstations, Old Town Sq. Old Town Square by PragueCentralHostels.com..they are waiting for you to charge you more. Ask for price first. Use some companies like AAA tel: 14014, City taxi tel: 257257257
Approx prices...from Airport...cca 600czk to city centre
from Main Train St (Hlavni Nadrazi)...cca 200czk...its really close to city center
from Holesovice train station...cca 350czk to city centre
All mentioned prices are approx all depends on traffic and where you go in the center but differences from mentioned prices would be 10th of Crowns, NOT hundreds!

Money exchange - never change money in the street, youll get fake or different country money with no value! Use banks or exchange offices and ask for final value you get! Again avoid offices at the trainstations, airport...

Pickpockets - Just watch your pockets, mainly in crowdy places, trams, metro...do not hang your cameras, jackets over chair in outside restaurants.

Otherwise its peaceful and safe city!!!!!!!!

Prague Square Hostel
The best located Prague hostel
Prague Square Hostel is the best located hostel Ive stayed around the world. Its just at the famous Astronomical Clock, between two main Prague squares, Old Town Sqaure and Wenceslaw Square. You just walk everywhere!!!
The hostel is very clean, beds confortable. Theres common kitchen which is useful when you are on low budget. Plus we met a lot of nice people there.

Prague Central Hostels
Prague Central Hostels - the best located hostels in Prague
PragueCentralHostels.com brings you information about Prague, tips and tricks, what to avoid...information and a list of recommended places are not only just another business directory of which the internet offers you plenty!!
Also brings you places to stay while visitting Prague. Out of all the Prague hostels that are trying to seem to be located in the city center, there is only a few of those that truly are situated in the very historical center.
The Prague hostels listed on here are only the top located hostels in Prague as per the website´s name. All are located in the historical city center "Old Town" where everything is within a walkable distance which means you won´t ever have to pay for any taxi or public transportation.
The recommended hostels in Prague are guaranteed to be clean and safe. So perfect
place to stay during your stay in Prague!!

Old Prague Hostel
This hostel was great! Would recommend it to any traveller who is looking for a fun time in Prague! We stayed in a 6-bed dorm, everything was clean and there was one cupboard for each person to lock their stuff up in. Showers were clean (although in peak times not exactly hot, but still bearable), toilets also clean and common room area also spotless (if a bit smoky at times). Best of all, the staff were really relaxed - no packing up the breakfast at 5 past 10, it just kind of sat there until everyone had had their fill. There's also safety deposit boxes at reception and a cage to put your luggage in after you've checked out. Five minute walk to old town square, supermarket round the corner (you can also cook at the hostel) and clubs, bars etc. all within easy walking distance.

Prague nightlife

Prague is well known by its nightlife. There are no time restrictions, alkohol restrictions!

Everybody finds his favourite place to go at night...someone just flane around night Prague which is safe at night and full of people.
Youll find here all kinds of bars, nightclubs, stripclubs, jazzbars, rockclubs...

Bars close generaly at 1 or 2am, but clubs are opened untill 6am and there are afterparty clubs and lounges which are opened untill next afternoon!

Bars are free to enter
Jazzbars fees 100 - 250czk
Clubs fees 100 - 500czk

Pub Crawls - For night tours just Czech out The Prague Underground

Karlovy Lazne - the biggest club in central europe www.karlovylazne.cz

Rocky o Reillys - biggest and best Irish bar in Prague www.rockyoreillys.cz

U zlateho stromu - bar, club, strip club www.zlatystrom.cz

Zanzibar - cocktails and dreams www.monin.cz

Radost FX - club, lounge, veg restaurant www.radostfx.cz

The Pack - sports bar and restaurant www.thepack.cz

Double Trouble - the small but popular club www.doubletrouble.cz

Bombai - great cocktail bar and indian restaurant www.rasoi.cz

Duplex - luxery roof club and restaurant www.duplexduplex.cz

Mecca - club, club, club www.mecca.cz

Ungelt - jazz and blues club, life music www.jazzblues.cz

U maleho Glena - jazz and blues, restaurant www.malyglen.cz

Batalion Hard Rock Cafe www.batalion.cz

Darling Cabaret Club - cabaret, strip club, shows www.kabaret.cz