Where to Stay

Prague Castle & Hradčany

For

Very convenient for the castle, and generally a quiet and peaceful neighbourhood.

Against

Limited choice of restaurants, few bars, and a long walk uphill from the Malá Strana nightlife.

Malá Strana

For

In the thick of things, close to Charles Bridge; accommodation is often in beautiful historic buildings.

Against

Accommodation is quite expensive, but still gets booked out well in advance.

Staré Město

For

As central as it gets, in easy walking distance of most attractions; many hotels in historic properties.

Against

Can be noisy and crowded in high season; a bit of a hike to the nearest tram stops.

Nové Město

For

Central, with good transport connections and a vast choice of eating places; handy for the main train station.

Against

The prime area for visiting stag parties, so can be noisy at nights, and in parts slightly seedy.

Vinohrady & Vršovice

For

Classy neighbourhood with often spacious and elegant accommodation, excellent restaurants and sophisticated nightlife.

Against

Few attractions in the immediate area, and a bit of a hike from the city centre.

Žižkov & Karlín

For

Competitively priced accommodation; though it feels out of the centre, it's only three or four tram stops from Wenceslas Square. Excellent local bars.

Against

Some parts look a bit rough and run-down; can be noisy on main streets. Lots of steep hills and long staircases, many places without elevators.

Bubeneč & Dejvice

For

Good transport options to and from the airport, as well as some very pretty properties in one of the greenest parts of the city.

Against

Not much nightlife to speak of; if you like to party, you’ll find yourself on the tram heading in and out of the centre.

Smíchov & Vyšehrad

For

Lower prices. Both neighbourhoods have metro stations just two stops from the city centre.

Against

Not easily walkable to main sights; some parts have a rough-around-the-edges atmosphere.