do you have to book a hostel
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Jul 26, 2012 9:32 AM Last Post By: olomoucian
Jul 19, 2012 3:50 AM
do you have to book a hostelWe're going on a trip to eastern europe from 26 july till 26 august, and we planning to viste prague and other main city's.
we like to keep all the options open so can you tell us if it is necessary to book a hostel in advance?
also some good advice for budapest, krakow and kroatia is always welkome!
Jul 19, 2012 8:50 AM
Jul 19, 2012 11:47 AM
2Your travelling dates are high season, but not top season and from my experience of working I know hostels and hotels are not fully booked. Question is, if it will be cheaper or not booking hostel on arrival. I think cheaper is to book in advance.
Petr - Suricata Travel
Jul 19, 2012 5:18 PM
3You don't need to book in advance. The risk you run, especially in the heart of summer, is that the best, most centrally located hostels fill up. But in places like Prague, which have huge numbers of backpackers visiting, there is a large number of hostels. You'll be fine. If you're worried about it, you could get on the computer a day or two before you head to a new town, and book the hostel a day or two in advance. (I use www.hostelworld.com, but there are others.) Booking a day or two in advance also helps you avoid the hassle of walking around town looking for a hostel bed upon arrival in a new city. With the booking, you'll know exactly where to go upon arrival.
Jul 26, 2012 9:32 AM
4Hi, well it depends where.. Despite the fact that there are many hostels in Prague, and large ones at that, you do need to book in advance. This is indicative of just how touristy the place has become. Some find it a bit overwhelming. Sure, its a beautiful place but a little spoiled by its own popularity. Smaller cities, like Olomouc offer a far friendlier and authentic experience. Olomouc is just over 2 hours from Prague and has much to offer visitors without mass tourism. Check it out!
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