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Advantage Hostel

Hostel address
Sokolska 11, 120 00 Prague 2
Metro IP Pavlova
Tel
224 914 062
Price
Dorm bed 400-600 Kc (360-540 HI/CZYHA, ISIC)

Single room 600-1400 Kc (540-1260 Kc HI/CZYHA, ISIC)

Double room 1000-1400 Kc (900-1260 Kc HI/CZYHA, ISIC)
Prices are in local currency and are inclusive of all taxes.
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User Reviews (16)

fairly average
19 July 2008
Cons
showers were scalding!
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breakfast included, free internet
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there is nothing wrong with this hostel, though there is nothing special about it either.

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Perfectly good, but no award winner
19 February 2007
Cons
traffic noise (front); stuff security
Pros
good location (not close to old town square)
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I've stayed here a few times cos it's close to my friend's flat. It perfectly good but i wouldn't be surprised to find better in prague. IP Pavlova is a good area and NOT near old town square which i find horribly full of stag nights and tourists anyway (although it is walkable). Staff were very chilled out, friendly and english speaking in my experience. There IS a small kitchen, breakfast is good, adjoining restaurant is great, has internet.

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Does the job, no complaints!
30 August 2006
Cons
Not much room in the lounge!
Pros
Free internet access and good free breakfast!
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This hostel was ideal for my use (one night stop off) no lockers though, and the lounge was pretty small, I don't think they have a kitchen.... The restaurant attached is kinda ok, and they have free internet access which is good. It's only a 10minute walk into the main part of town and around the corner is a link to the metro. No complaints, but have heard that the Clown and Bard is the place to be......

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Good location but lacking in charm and atmosphere
30 April 2006
Cons
Staff not very friendly and helpful
Pros
Location and free breakfast
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I stayed here for 1 night only, in a 6-bed dorm room, in May 2005. The best thing about this hostel is that it's in a very central location - walking distance (if you're in a reasonable shape!) to all the main sights and in a nice area. However, the staff are not very helpful and can be quite rude. Bathrooms are reasonably clean and the room that I stayed in was very spacious, which is a big plus when sharing with 5 other people. The free breakfast is great - unlike many other hostels, it's quite generous and does not feel just like an excuse to be able to put "free breakfast" on the website... Overall, you get what you pay for and I had a pleasant stay. However, the friendliness of the staff and the general atmosphere of the place could definitely improve.

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Dogbloke
It does the job, but no more
26 December 2004
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It is quite a walk to the city centre. The rooms are on about 6 floors and this is the largest hostel I have stayed in. Bathrooms basic but clean with hard floors. No bunk beds which is an advantage(geddit) and the rooms are big which gives more personal space. Staff not particually helpful. Lots of traffic noise in the lower front rooms (we were 3rd floor) 2 tones/sirens all night. Reminds me of a 1960's Barnados home in the UK. Cheap and therefore good value.

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heather
friendly,warm,good location
13 December 2003
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stayed in dec 03 in a 3 bedded room-reserved for 2 of us.clean,warm,spacious,no bunk beds- even a wardrobe with a hanging rail.staff helpfull giving plenty of information quite willingly. breakfast basic but plenty of it. restaurant in the basement excellent value for money.only a couple of minutes from the metro/tram stops.what more do i want from a place costing 350 crowns a night? doors instead of curtains on the showers please heather

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Sassa
smelly and noisy
5 October 2003
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Or was it just my room? I didn't like it at all, the noise from the street kept me awake and the room smelled rather strange. Lucky me, I stayed for just 2 nights. I suppose you can get a better hostel just as much donwtown as this one.

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Tarina
clean, conveniently located but had it's downsides
6 September 2003
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it was spotlessly clean, near city centre & provided lots of info on tours, doctors etc. water & other things reasonably priced. cleaning lady EXTREMELY rude however & the male receptionist was a smart alec only interested in the TV. there should be lockable doors on the showers. it is in a very noisy location too.

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Tom
Very good hostel with excelent location
18 August 2003
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I stayed at the hostel Advantage this summer. The bathroom is only the problem, but it was not dirty, every morning the cleaners tided it up, but ... There is very good restaurant and cheap as well with the garden. Breakfast very good, clean rooms, friendly staff.

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Carly
Plenty of better hostels in Prague
20 August 2002
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I stayed here after the pretty good reviews on this website and must say I am really disappointed. This hostel is rubbish - the bathrooms are really dirty with very little privacy, the rooms are OK but with the window open, really noisy with all the traffic. The receptionist did little to be helpful, at one point while asking him something he ignored us and got up to watch the TV! It was the time of the floods so we didn't know what was happening and where we could go, and he couldn't be bothered to help at all. I too have worked in a hostel for years - I ran a hostel in New Zealand and I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. We went to the Clown and Bard after 2 nights which was fantastic - stay there instead!

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John
Great except for bathrooms
16 August 2002
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This place was pretty good and cheap. We had 3 people and so got a tripple room... the next night only 2 people but they let us keep the room. We paid 370 crowns each per night (like 12 bucks). The location is pretty good... so you can walk to the old town center in less than 20 minutes or be there quickly on the subway. I wouldn't have wanted to stay at the end of one of the metro lines. The road outside is pretty noisy if you have the window open. The room was pretty clean. Sheets had some holes, but it was clean, and came with a small towel. Beds were not very comfortable: thin mattress on a frame (no springs or anything). But it was good enough to sleep on. It was also good to be able to come in any time and not worry about a lockout. Only downside was the bathrooms -- they were dirty. At least it was actual dirt that was making it dirty, which is better than "dirty" from not being cleaned. It was cleaned every day. The problem is that the showers have crapply little curtains that don't keep the water in... so the floor gets wet. Then anything on everybody's shoes ends up on the floor. The same curtains also mean that you are basically visible from the bathroom (and the hall if the door opens!) if someone really wants to get a look at you. Oh well... it wasn't really bad. I think I'd stay there again... at least I'd know what to expect. On the other hand, there seems to be a bunch of hostels in Prague... so maybe they are worth checking out too.

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Anonymous
Comfortable and great restaurant
27 July 2002
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The hostel is quite comfortable with big rooms and the staff is friendly. Showers get a little bit dirty, so you should have a bath early. What is really great is the restaurant downstairs (cheap and really good food), even though the breakfast is not one of the best I had in Europe.

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Axio from
Disappointed with the service
1 October 2001
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I love Prague but my experience in the hostel totally destroy my impression of the Czechs. Having read all the positive reviews before I decided to reserve a bed there I must now say I am definitely negative about this place. I stayed there for 2 nights and as the hostel is rather quiet with just a tv room I wanted to watch some tv before retiring for the night and when I asked the guy at the reception whether I can watch, his reply was NO. And I thot fine, maybe the tv is down but his following sentence surprised me. He said "No, you can't watch becos it disturbs me" hey hey it is a hostel and hostel are always fill with noise. 2nd nite was another guy but this one is quite opposite, instead of opposing the use of tv, he is the one monopolising the tv, he decides what channels to watch and he is permanently in front of the tv, even when he goes to the toilet, he will take the remote away and I thot he was one of the hostelite cos when I came back the 2nd day he was sitting in front of the tv..in fact everytime I went out and came back he is there..I am totally disappointed with the service. No doubt it is cheap but there are lots more cheap hostels around in Czech I am sure.

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Anonymous
Absolutely super
21 June 2001
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I must agree with a Backpacker from Dublin. I work for an independent travel organisation and I was fully sutisfied with this hostel. I give 4 stars.

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Anonymous
Great cheap hostel in a convinient location
11 June 2001
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I stayed in hostel advantage for a week and found it to be great value for money. Its only a 5 minute walk from the city centre and while basic is perfect for backpackers. It also has no curfew so we could come and go as we pleased.

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jerrykri@yahoo.com
Very cosy hostel in the center of Prague
5 June 2001
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Hostel Advantage is very cosy and cheap hostel in the center of Prague. I stayed there twice and both times for one week. I work as a tourist guide for one Travel agency in Copenhagen and this hostel was recommended to us by our client and I can only recommend it as well.

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