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Missing the "Plus" Jun 24, 2013
I stayed here as part of a Contiki (I was a quiet person, and I apologize for the noise of my fellow travellers) during the end of May for two nights. Biggest thing to note is this fact: there will always be at least two Contiki groups, and other tour bus groups (like Busabout) using this hostel, FYI. When I stayed we had 4 tour bus groups (three Contiki and a Busabout). After staying at the sister hostel in Berlin, I had quite high expectations for this one since I found the one in Berlin to be absolutely EXCELLENT and thought since it was the same chain, I could expect the same. Needless to say, I was disappointed upon arrival.
Firstly, the hostel is OUTSIDE of Prague which was to be expected. First impressions were that it was OK for the hostel, looked clean and average. Upon getting to the room, it was OK (nothing special to it). No towels provided; sheets were on the bed though. We had two bunk beds in the room, and four lockers, and a small table/chair. Windows were tricky to open and close, and our room overlooked the parking lot and restaurant out back. Bunk Beds were of average quality-not that comfy but sufficient for purposes. Outlets were in annoying locations further up the walls. At night noise could be heard outside, and from the hallways which if you're a light sleeper isn't good.
WiFi worked throughout the property-note that the network in the hostel itself was different than the restaurant but same password. WiFi worked in all the rooms (YAY!). Also computer terminals in the downstairs lobby were available.
Money exchange existed at front desk but only from 07:00 to 19:00 which was a bit annoying given our groups arrived after it closed for the night. Vending machines and restaurant only take Czech currency so unless you had some on you, or went to an ATM you were "stuck" so to speak and couldn't buy anything at the hostel. Laundry facilities did exist. Volleyball court. Cannot recall if there was a pool/sauna.
Bathroom in the room was not up to my standards, mainly because on the entire third floor, everyone's room and bathroom STUNK like poo (literally) and the smell was annoying to get rid of and the desk staff didn't seem fazed by our complaints nor had any helpful solutions for addressing the issue. Staff was quite rude actually every time questions were asked. We opened the windows, and sprayed our cans of Febreeze and perfume in an attempt to make it smell better. The room did smell less, but that didn't happen til the next morning.
Didn't have anything at the bar because I only had Euros (which they didn't take coins and couldn't exchange due to the exchange being closed). We had dinner included as part of Contiki and it was good: lot of pasta, salad and chicken which was welcomed at the point after a long travel day and before a big night out! Breakfast was the usual and OK: nothing special (eggs, bread, sliced meat).
Because the hostel is outside the city, PLEASE note that the nearest tram station is two blocks away; the train station is maybe a half mile up from that said tram station. Quiet area, nothing much in way of alternative food options/bars if you don't choose to go into the city center. McDonald's near the train station open 24 hours. Not a good idea either to travel from train or tram station at night by yourself (especially if female) or even in a small group by foot because I did encounter pickpockets/individuals following me when I came back from the city center around 23:30/00:00 by myself, and coming from a large metropolitan city (NYC), saying I was afraid is a big deal.
Oh, and the first morning I awoke, and went downstairs there were bloody footprints down the third floor hallway, all the way to the elevator. Had little clue what that was about, but this was around 10:00 and I was surprised that this "late" in the morning they were there and no one had cleaned them up sooner. When I did leave the hostel for the city a bit later they were cleaned up. Came across as bizarre.
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Plus Hostel Prague Overview
Privozni 1, Prague 7 170 00
One of Europe's most beautiful cities is now home to one of Europe's best hotels for young people, where the emphasis on is firmly placed on affordable quality and fun. Just three short metro stops from Prague's historic and stunning city centre, this modern hotel has simply-furnished en-suite rooms, which are big, bright and airy. The Plus Prague Hotel also has a relaxed chill-out lobby area with large screen TV, as well as an indoor swimming pool and sauna.
Disabled facilities Disabled parking Accessible Rooms
Hotel facilities 24 hour security Airport transfers City tours* Currency Exchange* Dryer (coins)* Elevator/Lift Laundry Luggage room Night Porter Parking* Reception (24 hours) Reception desk Tour desk Washing machine (coins)* Wireless internet
*May incur an additional cost
Leisure facilities Bicycle rental Billiards Board games Indoor Pool Night club Sauna Volleyball
Room facilities Radio City Map Complimentary toiletries Daily housekeeping En-Suite Bathroom free parking Heating Hairdryer (on request) Iron (on request) Wifi in the lobby
Restaurant Plus Prague Bar Restaurant: Across the courtyard is the family-run restaurant serving good-value, tasty Czech and international cuisine. It also has an awesome bar, which hosts regular parties, festivals and live music.
Children policy Children welcome
Pets policy Pets not permitted
Smoking policy Smoking not permitted
Check-in time: 15:00 Check-out time: 10:00
Location Nearest airport: Prague Nearest train station: Nadrazi Holesovice Nearest metro: Nadrazi Holesovice Nearest bus station: Florenc Directions: From the aiport: Take the Airport Express bus (price 50czk; runs every 30 minutes from the arrival hall) to Hlavni Nadrazi (Prague central railway station). Change to the metro (red line C). Buy a 26czk travel ticket (this will be good for both the metro and tram journey). Validate your ticket in the yellow boxes before going down to the metro platform. Take the metro in the direction of Letnany, and get off at Nadrazi Holesovice (3 stops). Alternatively you can buy a 26CZK ticket at the yellow automat at the bus stop in front of the terminal and take the bus number 119, validate your ticket in the yellow box on the bus, it will be valid for the whole journey to the hostel. At the final stop transfer to the Metro green line (A) and take the metro train to Muzeum. Here you will need to change to the (red line C) and head in the direction of Letnany to Nadrazi Holesovice (4 stops). At Nadrazi Holesovice turn left when you step off the train carriage and go up the escalator. Exit from the front, cross the tram rails to the other side of the road and from there take any tram and go one stop to Ortenovo Namesti. At the Ortenovo Namesti tram stop, you will see the Hotel Plaza Alta on the opposite corner, walk down this street. You can see the hotel from here on your left side; just a 2 minute walk from tram stop to hotel. Why not get Plus Prague to book your airport transfer direct to the hostel! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange it. Official airport taxis operate from in front of the terminals 24hours, be careful to agree the price before getting into the taxi, the usual rate is 500-600CZK to the hostel. From the Central Railway Station Hlavni Nadrazi. At Hlavni Nadrazi take the metro (red line (C)). Buy a 26czk travel ticket (this will be good for both the metro and tram journey). Validate your ticket in the yellow boxes before going down to the metro platform. Take the metro in the direction of Letnany, and get off at Nadrazi Holesovice (3 stops).
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