I’d been to Prague when I was around 13, but all I remembered was the cheap pizzas and staying at the Hilton where women cleaned the men’s changing rooms.  This time was slightly different.  I’d booked all of my hostels prior to my trip so that I didn’t end up without a bed.  My train ticket didn’t afford me much freedom with dates, but I was having a great time so far.

Prague, Easter markets

The Easter makerts in the main square

My hostel in Prague, the Czech Inn, was one of the best I’ve ever stayed in.  It my have been a little out of the town centre, but this was flash packing.  £8 a night for 5* luxury.  I was in a 13 bed dorm, but it was massive and immaculately clean.  The bathrooms were pure marble, power showers with constant hot water.  Downstairs there was a bar with cheap cheap beer and sky sports news.  Heaven!

Whilst in Prague I took in another free tour by the same company as the one in Berlin.  The Prague tour took me and my fellow tourees to the famous Astronomical Clock, the Old Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge and St. Nicolas’ Church amongst other bits and pieces.  I also took myself up to the castle and had a nose around before heading back to the main square and sampling the masses of food on offer at the Easter markets.

Fearful of spending my birthday alone, i actually met a nice Oz girl in my room on the last day and we went from drinks in the bar downstairs which was cheap as chips.

Prague held no suprises to be honest, as i’d been there before.  But for a first time visitor i’m sure it’d be amazing.  I wasnt glad to see the back of Prague when i boreded my next train, but i was excited to be on my way to Vienna and meeting my friends.

Tips:

  • Free walking tour
  • Czech Inn hostel
  • The castle

Index

PART 1 – BERLIN
PART 2 – PRAGUE
PART 3 – VIENNA
PART 4 – BUDAPEST
PART 5 – SALZBURG
PART 6 – MUNICH
PART 7 – ???