European city breaks can be a deceptively expensive holiday, from restaurants to landmarks, you will always discover a few hidden costs that you were not expecting along the way. Thankfully for anyone travelling on a budget, there are many excellent low-cost hotels in the Czech Republic’s capital city. Ranging from traditional establishments with long-standing reputations to boutique spots with unique designs, these are the best cheap hotels in Prague.
Set inside a 19th-century building with baroque and neo-Renaissance features, Hotel Ambiance offers stylish, affordable accommodation in the heart of Prague. There are 99 guest rooms available inside, each fitted with all the essentials and either single, double or twin beds. Though it is central and stands a 30-minute walk away from the Old Town, the hotel’s location in Prague 2 neighbourhood means that it feels far removed from the hustle and bustle of the inner city, making it perfect for visitors who prefer quieter surroundings.
This stylish establishment on the west side of the Vltava is filled to the brim with retro furniture from the 1950s to 1970s, creating a vintage vibe that’s unlike anywhere else in Prague. The elegant interior will likely appeal to anyone with an eye for old-school design. Thanks to the hotel’s location in Malá Strana, all its rooms have excellent views and some even look directly onto Prague’s Old Town.
Located close to Prague’s Old Town, NYX Hotel is an ideal pick for sightseers travelling on a budget. Its rooms are polished and affordable, featuring comfy double beds plus stylish, modern furniture that wouldn’t look amiss inside a more swanky establishment. There’s a hotel bar and restaurant too, where guests can relax with a cocktail or meal after spending the day exploring Prague. NYX Hotel is within walking distance of the many pubs, restaurants and bars in Wenceslas Square, not to mention the tourist sites scattered around Old Town.
Mosaic House is an eco-conscious hotel that was designed with sustainability in mind. It actively tries to lower its carbon footprint by using green energy sources and water systems. Providing guests with the chance to rest and relax in spaces adapted around green living, the hotel is an ideal choice for anyone searching for environmentally friendly accommodation in Prague’s inner city. Aside from affordable rooms and dorms of varying sizes, the hotel has a charming restaurant called La Loca that serves small dishes perfect for sharing.
If you’re looking to indulge while away but are working with a budget, it is definitely worth checking out this low-cost hotel, as it features an on-site spa equipped with jacuzzis, saunas and massage facilities. In addition to its more luxurious amenities, the hotel has 45 simple but well-made guest rooms plus several serviced apartments tailored to families or groups. It is ideally situated for sightseeing too, lying roughly midway between Wenceslas Square and Vyšehrad Castle.
Situated behind Letná hill in a quiet neighbourhood called Bubny, this affordable four-star hotel has 149 guest rooms equipped with comfy beds, wardrobes and televisions. Built in the early 20th century, the hotel is a prime example of Czech Functionalist architecture, featuring a minimalist design that looks rather stately to modern eyes. A traditional establishment with heaps of charm, Hotel Belvedere has several additional facilities besides its suites and rooms, such as an à la carte restaurant called Belcredi Bistro and a massage parlour.
Frank Lopez contributed additional reporting to this article.