Prague Travel Blog› entry 5 of 12 › view all entries
Wow-What a fantastic place, I'd say it was my favourite place from our Euro-trip. We arrived early afternoon, walked down from the train station into the main square and found our hostel, tucked away on a busy side street. We checked in and explored our dorm. We stayed at the Prague Square Hostel, literally less than a minute walk to the main square. Fantastic location, great staff and service, the dorms were extremely cramped, and the bunks were not too safe, and to top it all off we were in a room with 6 british guys on a stag doo. Despite this, we had a great stay here, the location of the hostel meant we could just pop back to change or drop things off anytime.
Our first day here was spent wandering around, searching out cheap supermarkets to eat, and sitting and watching the atronomical clock, just about every hour.
The tour ended with a final walk to Prague Castle, atop the hill and across the river! Thankfully, included in the price of the tour also, was a tram ride to the top of the very steep hill! The views here are breath taking, from here you can see just how beautiful Prague is and get a real feel for the city. This was one of the highlights of our trip, just sitting outside the castle and taking it all in.
When we bought the city walking tour, from Prague Tours, I think it was. We were given a token for a free city ghost tour. Usually about £10, the tour meets outside the astronomical clock every evening around 6pm, and you will be greeted by a young lady wearing a black cloack and halloween mask.....
Needless to say, the tour was awful. It consisted of being taken around the main square, told rediculous ghost stories that not even a five year old would believe, while a man in silly costumes jumped out at you at each stop.
I would highly recommend spending a few days in Prague if you are considering a EuroTrip. There aren't a lot of things to actually do per say, there are various tours, and museums, but the best thing to do is just walk around and look. Prices can be quite steep, with the restaurants and bars on the main square being expensive and over priced. But if you just walk a few streets back, you can find lots of small cafe's and bars that serve food for a more acceptable price.