Pension, hostel in Nové Město

Quirkily decorated with colourful wall paintings, rustic timber and real silver-birch trees, this pension stands out from the crowd. The atmosphere is easygoing, family-friendly and vaguely hippy-ish, and you can choose to stay in a shared room (from three to six people, doesn't really feel like a dorm), a private room with shared bathroom, or a private room with en suite.

Staff are super-helpful, and there's a lounge and communal kitchen. Note – reception is on the 2nd floor, and there's no elevator.