Sophie‘s Hostel is chic and modern hostel located in the New Town of Prague. It’s the first boutique hostel in the town: both the designer and the artist who decorated this place did some good job.
Let’s face it: this is not the most budget bed you get in Prague. However, this hostel offers great value to travelers who like their comfort. Both the facilities and the service of Sophie’s Hostel corresponds with hotel rather than hostel quality.
The hostel is situated in the New Town in an area that has rather business than residential character. Although the street where the hostel is located is rather quiet (Melounova), there are lots of bars and restaurants in the further neighborhood.
The major monuments (such as Charles Bridge and Old Town Square) are half an hour walk (2 kilometers) away. Sophie’s Hostel is conveniently located near the “Pavlak” – the I.P. Pavlova metro station, where you can take the metro (red line) or the tram (22, 10, 16).
When arriving to the hostel, make sure you know the address, as the lane where the hostel is located is rather small and there is no big eye-catching sign. A little hint: there is usually a blue Trabbi car parking in the front of the hostel.
The reception is well run, the employees are able to give advice about the Prague sights or any practical matters. Each guests receives a customized map which is really helpful. You can also purchase the tickets for public transport.
The hostel features a new bar (opened in February) in the common area with a wide variety of drinks and draft beer. It’s a nice place to hang out with other travelers at night.
The breakfast is not complimentary, but you see what you pay for (170 CZK or ca. 6 EUR) – it’s on hotel level! There is fresh pastry with all the things you might possibly want to put on (cheese, ham, jam, Nutella). There is also yogurt and muesli. In addition to that, there is are fruits and veggies as well. And there are warm meals, such as pancakes, french toast or omelette as well!
I slept in the 5-bed female mixed dorm. The room was fine – spacious, with a big bed and a lockable storage space under it. The facilities totally exceeded my expectations – there was both a kitchen and bathroom exclusively for my room. Both are new and modern. The shower is excellent (it’s the rain-head type)!
My only complaint concerns the motion sensor in the bathroom. Somehow it took lots of time before the light switched on, so when I rushed in to manage my hair or my make up, I needed to wait for the lights to switch on.
The hostel offers both shared dorms and private apartments.
Have you ever imagined having your own chef in the hostel??? Well, Sophie’s Hostel has that! No kidding! Apart from the standard breakfast, you will be offered some of the warm dishes done by the chef: I had pancakes and then also scrambled eggs – both was just yummy!
Dorm beds are starting from 10 USD, private rooms from 45 USD and private apartments from 55 USD. The all-you-can-eat breakfast is for 7 USD.
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Enjoy and let me know how you liked your stay!
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