Where to Stay in Prague (2024) ✔️ 7 Gorgeous Areas + Hotels

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Are you looking for where to stay in Prague on your next trip? Awesome!

I have visited Prague a few times during which I learnt the city upside down. 

In this post, I’ve compared 7 top options and areas to stay, to make planning your trip easy! 

Most of Prague’s highlights are in the Old Town, which makes the Old Town the best place to stay in Prague. But there are many other cool neighborhoods in the city!

I’ve also checked hundreds of hotels and hand-picked the best of the best for each neighborhood for you. 

Whether you are traveling on a tight budget or you are looking to splurge – you will be able to find something that suits your needs perfectly and book it in just a couple of minutes! 

Let’s go!

If you’re in a hurry…

Here are the top 3 hotels where to stay in the Old Town, the best area for first-timers:

Watch my video, it will give you a visual explanation of all the areas:

Which area should you choose?

First of all, here Prague zones map of the regions I’ll be talking about in the article below, so you can better visualize all of them:

map of Prague with all the where to stay areas

Whether you are a budget traveler or looking for nightlife spots in the city. Here, you have a summarized list of Prague districts explained, so you can choose depending on your taste!

  1. Staré Městowhere to stay for first-timers
  2. Nové Městofor easy access to public transport
  3. Malá Stranaideal area for families
  4. Hradčanygreat area for couples
  5. Vinohradyfor easy access to nightlife
  6. Žižkovtop area for budget travelers
  7. Karlínfor a vibrant art scene

1. Staré Město – where to stay for first-timers

view of Prague's buildings by the river

The Old Town (Staré Město in Czech) or Prague 1, is the home of the most important attractions in the city, making it a great area for first-timers.

In the Old Town Square, you can find one of the most famous city landmarks, the Old Town Hall, with its iconic Astronomical Clock.

Or, you can take a leisurely stroll along the Charles Bridge, how does that sound? Pro tip: if you are staying in the area, I recommend waking up early – you will have the bridge all for yourself, it is truly magical!

This enchanting district, with its winding cobblestone streets and medieval architecture, will transport you back in time. 

The Old Town is a great option to stay in Prague in the winter, and it’s so beautiful at Christmas! The main Christmas Markets are in the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.

a collage of three hotel photos: seating area with a view, bedroom, and hotel exterior

Luxury (€200 and up)

  • Grand Hotel Bohemia – stay at a famous Prague luxury hotel! It features a 19th-century style, and some rooms have balconies with views. It is located steps away from The House at the Black Madonna.
  • Four Seasons Prague – this hotel looks like a Royal Palace! Enjoy movie-like city views from your room. This property is located less than 10 minutes away from the Astronomical Clock!

Mid-range (from €120 – €200)

  • MOODs Charles Bridge – relax in this stunning hotel! It is located a 6-minute walk from the Astronomical Clock and Wenceslas Square. It offers a modern lobby bar and sweeping city views!
  • Hotel Leonardo Prague – stay in a chic and modern hotel! This accommodation is located right in the middle of the Old Town. It offers family suites, and deluxe rooms with saunas, perfect for couples!

Budget (up to €120)

  • Old Prague Hotel – what an incredible Prague boutique hotel! Featuring a vintage vibe, this hotel is steps away from historic buildings. Enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast every morning!
  • Onefam Old Town – an incredible option for solo travelers in central Prague! Stay in shared rooms and meet fellow travelers along the way. A pro? This hostel offers walking tours to its guests.
  • 5 Funky & Cozy Flat Old Town – this Airbnb in Prague Old Town is located right in the heart of the city. This Prague Airbnb can host up to 7 guests, making it perfect for families or friend groups.

2. Nové Město – for easy access to public transport

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This area is ideal for those looking to stay in the middle of the city, near the central train station. And with all the main attractions nearby with a special local feel!

Nové Město (New Town) is right next to the Old Town. These areas share part of Republic Square.

Even though it’s called “New Town,” the area is not new? It was established in 1348, so it’s almost 700 years old!

This neighborhood is home to great attractions such as Národní Muzeum and the Dancing House.

Its wide boulevards, like Wenceslas Square, are lined with shops, restaurants, and hotels, making it a vibrant hub for visitors. 

The area is definitely very popular and has a lot of things that will be interesting to tourists, it is also big enough so anyone will find anything within their price range! It’s a dynamic and convenient base for your Prague adventure.

a collage of three hotel photos: bedroom, living room, and hotel exterior

Luxury (€200 and up)

  • MN6 Luxury Suites – stay in a luxury hotel with all the main attractions steps away! This property offers apartments for big groups and studios. All with fantastic views!
  • Radisson Blu Hotel Prague – relax in style at Radisson Blu! The hotel is located steps away from the dancing house. It comes with an upscale restaurant. I recommend the suite with a terrace for incredible views!

Mid-range (€100 – €200)

  • MOOo Downtown – stay in a modern and trendy hotel! This property is located a 10-minute walk from the Wenceslas Square. Indulge in a sauna or jacuzzi session after discovering the city! 
  • Miss Sophie’s Downtown – what a hip industrial style! This hotel is right by Wenceslas Square and steps away from the Central Railway Station. Some of the rooms come with private balconies!

Budget (up to €100)

  • Boat Hotel Matylda – stay in a boat right on the Vltava River! This property is steps away from the dancing house and the Old Town. Order the hotel’s breakfast and enjoy it with a view!
  • H7 Palace – a stunning budget option! Feel right at home in this apart hotel. It is located a 5-minute walk from the National Museum. And offers free Wi-Fi and a cozy courtyard.

3. Malá Strana – ideal area for families

A street in prague with cars parked on it.

Nestled beneath the Prague Castle on the left bank of the Vltava River, Mala Strana exudes a romantic and timeless atmosphere. 

Malá Strana, commonly known as Lesser Town (or Little Quarter in English), is one of the prettiest areas in the city! 

I stayed here during my visit and absolutely loved it! Its biggest advantages were having iconic attractions nearby and being within walking distance to the Castle District. And the Old Town right after crossing the Bridge.

Malá Strana was set in the 1200s and it is filled with baroque buildings, beautiful parks, and cobblestone streets.

In this district, you can visit the stunning Petrin Gardens, which is huge! This park is ideal for spending an afternoon surrounded by beautiful greenery and enjoying a picnic with the family. 

Right behind Petrin Gardens, you can find the medieval Strahov Monastery, with its historical library filled with antiques and beautiful frescoes.

Other attractions in the area are the iconic John Lennon Wall and the Franz Kafka Museum.

Did you know the John Lennon Wall is a symbol of peace and remembrance in the city?

a collage of three hotel photos: bedroom, outdoor seating area, and hotel exterior

Luxury (€150 and up)

  • Malostranská Residence – feel like a royal staying at this hotel! It can host from 2 to 8 guests, and rooms come with beautiful views. A pro? It is located steps away from Petrin Park!
  • Bishop’s House – stay in a chic and luxurious hotel! Enjoy the complimentary breakfast before a family stroll in Petrin Gardens. Bishop’s House is located steps away from Charles Bridge!

Mid-range (from €100 to €150)

  • Three Golden Crowns Apartments – super cozy and homey hotel! This property offers rooms for families and solo travelers. It is located only a 15-minute walk away from Prague Castle. 
  • Hotel U 3 Pstrosu – this property has a unique old-world charm! It offers a complimentary breakfast. And the location is unbeatable, steps away from Vojanovy Park and Franz Kafka Museum.

Budget (up to €100)

  • Little Quarter Hostel – this hotel is set on a historical building on the Royal Route! It offers rooms for families and shared rooms for friends or solo travelers. Prague Castle is only 10 minutes away!
  • Charles Bridge Hostel & Apartments – stay in a cozy budget hotel. It is located a 15-minute walk from the historical center. And Petrin Park is steps away! Select apartments come with city views!

4. Hradčany – a great area for couples

view of the Prague castle behind buildings at dusk

The Castle District, Hradčany, is one of the other most beautiful areas in the city

Everybody will tell you this district feels like you are in a fairytale – that is why it is the perfect setting for a romantic stay! 

This historic area sits on a hill and is home to Prague Castle, one of the world’s biggest castles. You can walk through old courtyards, see the stunning St. Vitus Cathedral, and enjoy fantastic views of Prague from the castle. 

The Old Town is only a 30-minute walk away or you can take a train to reach it faster. 

Did you know that Prague Castle is one of the largest castle complexes in the world?

The absolute main attraction in the area is Prague Castle and its complex. Here you can see St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace , and the Golden Lane.

FUN FACT: Golden Lane acquired its name because of the goldsmiths living in the tiny houses. Later on, Franz Kafka actually lived in one of those houses!

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Luxury (€200 and up)

  • Hotel Hoffmeister – fabulous boutique hotel! It is located just a 5-minute walk to Prague Castle. The hotel comes with a spa center and an upscale restaurant. Couples will love the rooms with hot tubs!
  • Golden Well – stunning old-world vibe! This hotel is located within walking distance from Prague Castle and The Old Town. It offers a free breakfast, and the restaurant comes with romantic views.

Mid-range (from €150 to €200)

  • Golden Star – such a cozy and trendy hotel! It offers modern rooms and a restaurant with an outdoor terrace and views! Prague Castle is only a short walk away.
  • Hotel Questenberk – stay in a hotel with a unique Victorian style! This property is on a quiet street but only a 10-minute walk to the Castle. I recommend the grand deluxe double room to enhance the experience.

Budget (up to €150)

  • City Center Apartments – with the choice between 2 gorgeous apartments right round the corner from the castle, you’ll be happy! It’s super cozy and you even get a bathtub and a dishwasher!
  • Garden Residence Prague Castle – stay in a private apartment steps away from Prague Castle! This cozy apartment comes with a private garden with views. Perfect for a relaxing breakfast under the sun!

5. Vinohrady – for nightlife

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Vinohrady, also known as Prague 2, is one of the coolest and greenest areas in Prague city center. 

This is the district where young professionals live, and a great spot for a fun night out! A great chance to experience real local nightlife!

One of the main attractions of the area are the State Opera and the historical Vyšehrad Fortress (built back in the X century). I highly recommend a stroll around the fortress grounds to take in the beauty!

If you want to feel like a local, visit Riegrovy Sady. This city park has the most beautiful views and cool beer gardens in it! 

The best thing about this district is that you have all the main city attractions within a 30-minute walk, and easy access to transport links with the central railway station!

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Luxury (€200 and up)

  • Hermitage Hotel Prague – stay in a trendy and luxurious hotel! It features incredible views of the Golden City. It is located steps away from Vyšehrad fortress and bustling cafes and restaurants.
  • Eight Secrets Boutique Residence – modern and stylish! This property offers studios and apartments for a cozy stay. It is located within walking distance to the railway station and Riegrovy Park.

Mid-range (from €100 to €200)

  • Downtown Suites Jugoslavska – you’ll feel right at home at this hotel. It is steps away from the Pavlova metro line, giving you easy access to the rest of the city. It’s great for friend groups of 6 members.
  • Hotel Don Giovanni Prague – this hotel looks so luxurious for such a good price! It is located a step away from Želivského Station. It comes with a spa center so you can relax after a night out!

Budget (up to €100)

  • Vinohradsky dum – a classic hotel in a beautiful building! The location is unbeatable, near the railway station and National Museum. All apartments come with a private kitchen!
  • Hostel One Míru – a cozy hostel in the heart of Vinohrady! Perfect for those looking to meet other travelers during their trip. All the shared rooms come with shared bathrooms.

6. Žižkov – top area for budget travelers

view of a TV tower behind a block of buildings

What happens in Prague stays in Prague! Zizkov in the Czech capital is perfect for those who are looking to party on a budget! Still, the Old Town is only a 20-minute away with public transport!

This district is super popular amongst students, and most of them live there. Also, this area is known to be a good place for a stag do!

But the area is not all about partying; you also have historical landmarks. For example, the Television Tower (you can climb it to see the view!). And on Parukářka, a city park, you can find a nuclear bunker from the Cold War, which you can visit.

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Luxury (€180 and up)

  • Hotel Prokop Square – an incredible hip hotel located in the heart of Zizkov! The tram stop is only a few steps away from the hotel. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast on the beautiful outdoor terrace.
  • Apartment Lupáčova – stay in a luxurious private apartment! It is located only a 10-minute walk from the Television Tower. The bathroom comes with a spacious hot tub!

Mid-range (from €80 to €180)

  • EA Hotel Victoria – this hotel has an elegant and chic style! It has all the bustling bars and tram stations just steps away. The breakfast room looks super traditional and cozy!
  • Carlton – stay in a classic hotel! The location is incredible, a 5-minute walk away from the television tower. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast every morning before heading to discover the city!

Budget (up to €80)

  • Hotel Florenc – a simple hostel but with all you need for a comfy stay! It has a very convenient location with public transport stops nearby. Every day enjoy a delicious breakfast and meet fellow travelers!
  • Brix Hostel – This stylish hostel is surrounded by bars, traditional Czech pubs, and clubs! I highly suggest the quadruple room for those traveling with a group of friends!

7. Karlín – for a vibrant art scene

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Karlín is the city’s up-and-coming neighborhood! It became a cultural hub in the last few years. It is filled with cute restaurants, hip bars, and art galleries!

This district, located just east of the city center, offers a mix of modernity and charm. Karlín is also known for its green spaces, such as Karlínské Square and Kaizlovy Sady Park, where you can relax and enjoy some outdoor time. 

Kasárna Karlín is an amazing cultural center, and during the summer, they offer outdoor movie screenings! Galerie Kooperativy is a free art gallery that exhibits private collections.

Many buildings in the area had to be demolished in 2002 after the city flooded! After that, it emerged as a trendy zone and became the most wanted area by locals!

Another huge pro of this area is that it is well connected to the city centre. You can get there in less than 20 minutes!

a collage of three hotel photos: lounge area, bedroom, and hotel exterior

Luxury (€200 and up)

  • The Hotel Fitzgerald – a lovely luxurious hotel! It is located in the heart of Karlin. You can reach the Old Town in 20 minutes by tram. Relax in the onsite spa and make your stay memorable!
  • Botanique Hotel – stay in a modern and trendy hotel! It is a 20-minute walk to the Old Town district and surrounded by cute pubs. Enjoy an upscale dinner at the onsite restaurant!

Mid-range (from €100 to €200)

  • Hotel Royal Prague – stay in a hotel with deluxe amenities! This hotel comes with a fitness center and rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows. It is located in the heart of Karlin and near tram stops!
  • Hotel Mucha – this hotel is set in a beautiful building! It is located just steps away from hip pubs and restaurants. It comes with a free breakfast and can host big groups.

Budget (up to €100)

  • B&B Hotel Prague City – this hotel has great value for money. It provides everything, from bright double rooms to a breakfast buffet. It is surrounded by nice art galleries and the old town is a few minutes away.
  • Hostel Jasmin – stay in a hostel and make friends during your stay! The property has a homey vibe, and it is located 20 minutes away from the Old Town’s cobblestone streets lined with attractions.

Best apartments in Prague

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If during your stay in Prague, you want to feel like a local and stay in an accommodation with a homey feel, I have just the thing for you!

Here you have the best apartments in Prague divided by budget for a really special stay:

Luxury (€200 and up)

  • Masná 19 – this fantastic apartment is within walking distance from the Astronomical Clock. It comes with a unique style and can host up to 10 guests.
  • Riverview Old Town Apartment – oh la la! What a beautiful Old Town apartment with stunning Victorian touches! It comes with sweeping views of the river. It can host up to 8 guests!
a collage of three hotel photos: bedroom, living room, and hotel exterior

Mid-range (from €70 to €200)

  • Revolucni Apartments Old Town – luxurious apartments steps away from the Old Town Hall tower. The apartments come with a deluxe decor and a complimentary breakfast.
  • Stylish luxury in Old Town Prague – get ready for an unforgettable stay in the Old Town near the Astronomical Clock! It’s perfect for up to 4 guests looking to explore everything that Prague has to offer.

Budget (up to €70)

  • Nobles Apartments – stay in the beautiful area of Malá Strana. It is located within walking distance of Prague Castle. The apartments come with an old-world vibe. And host up to 4 guests. 
  • Central Apartment on Wenceslas Square +A/C+Netflix – a beautiful and modern apartment in the New Town! With great transport links outside your door.
👑 Luxury price:€220
💵 Mid-range:€130
🛏️ Budget:€80
📍 Best area:Staré Město
🛎️ Best luxury hotel:Grand Hotel Bohemia
💵 Mid-range hotel:MOODs Charles Bridge
👛 Best budget hotel:Old Prague Hotel

BONUS 1: Best hotels for families in Prague

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Traveling to Prague with your family? Fantastic! 

I have for you amazing family-friendly hotels for all budgets, so you can make your family vacation a memorable one!

NOTE: Prices below are for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids):

Luxury (€250 and up)

  • Prague Marriott Hotel – stay in a modern hotel with luxurious amenities! This property offers spacious rooms for families. The onsite restaurants have family-friendly menus. It is located a 10-minute walk from the Old Town.
  • Pytloun Boutique Hotel Prague – choose a trendy hotel! This property offers family rooms with spa baths. The onsite restaurant comes with kids meals. It is located steps away from the LEGO museum.
a collage of three hotel photos: dining area with a library, bedroom, and kids going down a waterslide

Mid-range (from €120 to €250)

  • Aquapalace Hotel Prague – located in Čestlice, just a 30-minute drive to central Prague! This hotel comes with pirate-theme rooms for the whole family and access to the onsite water park!
  • Wellness Hotel Prague Step – this hotel is great for families looking for a relaxing trip! It comes with a unique spa center and kid-friendly pools. The city is only a 20-minute drive away.

Budget (up to €120)

  • Pension Karlova – this fab hotel is right in the heart of town! It offers cozy family rooms, and guests can access a shared kitchen. There is a metro station steps away from the property.
  • Green Garden Hotel – stay in the Old Town with public transportation steps away. It offers family rooms, and the onsite restaurant comes with kid-friendly menus.

BONUS 2: Best hotels near Prague airport

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If you need a comfy place to stay before catching a plane, I’ve got your back.

Here you have the best accommodations near Prague Airport for all budgets:

  • Luxury (from €150 per night): Courtyard by Marriott Prague Airport – stay right in Prague Airport! This property offers a complimentary breakfast in the morning so you can catch your plane with a full belly!
  • Mid-range (from €110 per night): U Václava – this property offers homey rooms with a kitchenette. It is located next to the airport, and a paid shuttle service is available.
  • Budget (from €110 per night): DoMo Apartment – a cozy apartment with garden! The airport is located 0.6 miles (1 km) away. I suggest you make use of the paid shuttle service.

FAQs about where to stay in Prague

the city of Prague by the river

📍 Where is the best place to stay in Prague for first-time visitors?

The best area to stay in Prague for first-time visitors is the Old Town. The area is filled with historical attractions, restaurants, and bars to spend your days while visiting!

👩‍❤️‍👨 Which is the best place to stay in Prague for couples?

The Castle District is a great place to stay while visiting with your partner, as it has picturesque cobblestone streets and baroque buildings!

🕺 Where should we stay in Prague for a Stag Do?

Zizkov is a great area to visit if you are interested in partying the night away! Vinohrady is another great area for a night out!

🚌 Is it better to stay in Prague New Town vs the Old Town?

It all depends when asking about Prague 1 vs Prague 2. In Old Town, aka Prague 1, you will be surrounded by many tourist attractions, and it is a hectic area. In New Town, aka Prague 2, you will be in a calmer area still surrounded by museums and activities to do!

🎄 Where is the best place to stay in Prague for Christmas Markets?

If you want to stay in Prague for Christmas, the Old Town is great! Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square host the main Christmas Markets.

❌ Are there any unsafe areas in Prague?

While Prague isn’t a dangerous city, there are a few neighborhoods like Smíchov, Bartolomějská, and Benediktská where the city is a little more “gritty” than average and is best avoided by tourists.

⚠️ Is Prague safe, especially in the Zizkov neighborhood?

Prague is generally safe for tourists, including the Zizkov area, but like any city, it’s advisable to take standard precautions to ensure a trouble-free visit.

🚶 Is Prague a walkable city?

Yes! If you stay in any of the areas I am recommending, you will be within walking distance from all the attractions. If you feel tired, public transport is great in the city!

Conclusion

view of the charle's bridge in prague at susnet

That is all for today, folks! Those were the best areas where to stay in Prague! Plus some extra sections with family hotels and the best apartments in Prague!

Honestly, all the hotels in this article are dreamy, but if I had to choose, these are my favorite 2:

The hotels in this article get booked fast! So you need to book in advance to save yourself a room!

Which of these areas was your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

Until the next one,
Daniela


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