Prague hostels for travelers "of a certain age"
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Feb 21, 2012 2:21 PM Last Post By: oldertrainfreak
Jan 5, 2012 5:00 PM
Prague hostels for travelers "of a certain age"I'll be in Prague in April for two nights, maybe three. I'm considerably older (late 60s) than many of the folks whose reviews I read on hostels.com, hostelworld.com, and elsewhere. Those reviews are always helpful, even if they don't all come from travelers with exactly my "old fart" mindset, and I mean NO offense whatsoever when I say that!
I will continue to do my homework online, looking for hostels convenient to the Rudolfinum, where I have a ticket for the Czech Phil doing my two favorite Dvorak symphonies all in one concert! But I'd also love to hear from others, especially closer to my age, who have found good hostels in Prague. I'm not particularly interested in "party hostels", but I am aware that that is often part of the attraction of this kind of lodging, and I'm not opposed to it.
Thx in advance (and don't be offended if it takes me days to respond; I'm headed out of town and will only have sporadic email for the next three weeks at least)
Jan 6, 2012 6:01 AM
1You should use http://www.hostelbookers.com NO FEES unlike hostel world, LP & most others, just sayin
Edited by: busman7
Jan 6, 2012 11:15 AM
Jan 6, 2012 8:21 PM
3I think Praha's inner city tram system and – its metro subway - are excellent and inexpensive. I realize it depends on your mode of transportation - but we prefer to stay in the towns connected to the subway - perhaps 15 minutes out of Praha. We find it a lot more peaceful - and a lot more interesting. If you have your own vehicle, just look for a sign saying “Zimmer Frei”. From personal experience I would book WELL ahead if you want something at a decent price in Praha. Enjoy !
Jan 6, 2012 9:01 PM
Jan 7, 2012 11:18 AM
Jan 8, 2012 11:36 AM
6"BP is the only way I'll travel anymore."
This is the second time I've read this comment here this morning. What exactly does it mean, gawkabout? I am not criticizing, just curious - does it require an actual "back pack?" If we've got cervical degeneration and now use a wheelie are we no longer back packers? Is it necessary to stay in hostels that are listed on specific hostel-world type websites or would modest local guesthouses qualify? Is there a per day spending limit that "backpackers" adhere to?
Jan 8, 2012 12:02 PM
7haa haa. Nope. I mean backpacking to me is hostels, for the people we meet from all over. I mean long conversations. And usong roll-alongs or packs to keep hands free.
(free for that plasic shopping bag full of??????)
I had a roll-along Eagle Creel 'convertible"(back or rolly). I rarely put it on my back. Weighed 8 lbs empty.!!
$325? Funny story how I lost it.
Suitcase handling supplies the diversion for the snatchers.
Jan 8, 2012 12:16 PM
BTW when at table in a restaurant, put valuables UNDER your table, where they can't be snatched. By the chair ("by my chair where I can grab it" Doesn't work. The boogyman is slicker than that.
He asks a question in not your lingo, while scootoing it away with his foot.
Unfurl a map over your legside suitcase and poof! Suitcase gone.
Feb 21, 2012 10:40 AM
9I rarely check this site anymore since I am not able to travel, may be a little late in replying. I just checked the website of Pension Libra-Q located in the center of Prague, a short walk to Wenselus Square and the Charles bridge. It is very clean and comfortable, breakfast is included, and they pick up from the airport. Hope this helps.
Feb 21, 2012 12:58 PM
10Two nights only gives you one whole day. Surely Prague is worth more than that!
Feb 21, 2012 2:21 PM
11Gawkabout, et al:
Surely Prague deserves way more than 2 days, but I only mentioned that duration in my OP to get the thread started. In fact, I'm spending 7 weeks all over Europe, and I mostly won't have a preset itinerary at all! I'm still surfing hostel sites, and I appreciate all the feedback I've gotten here.
(4 star Hotel)
From US$134.33 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$101.20 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$171.47 per night