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Hostel Prague Tyn, this quaint boutique hostel, ticks all the boxes when it comes to the discerning traveler. Tucked away in a small courtyard, this hostel will supersede all of your expectations whilst remaining humble enough to feel like home.
The hostel is just around the corner from the beautiful old town square and just a short walk from Charles Bridge. The castle is the farthest attraction and allowing yourself time to lazily soak up the beautiful architecture of the old town and it will still only take you twenty-five minutes to walk there. If you see Petra at the front desk, she will happily point you in the direction of all the great (and cheap) traditional places to eat and drink, all of which are in the surrounding area. Just around the corner on weekdays you can find a marketplace, with everything from local food and beer to hand-carved wooden furniture and everything in between.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The rooms here are very modern and well maintained. Adorned with funky designs, the old building has a defined youthful feel to it. Each floor is divided into two separate section, which in turn is divided into separate rooms, with each section containing a few bathrooms. These bathrooms are gender specific and contain one shower, one toilet, and one hand basin, apart from one bathroom on the second floor that has two showers. So, if you are a couple (or you are super close with your buddy), you can shower in the same room. The hostel has a dedicated team of cleaners who keep the place spotless day and night.
The reception is open twenty-four hours a day, and the friendly staff are very helpful and informative. Once you have collected your ready-prepared sandwich (as part of the free breakfast), you head downstairs to the kitchen where you will find cereals, juices, teas, and coffees also included in the free breakfast. As well as an additional bathroom downstairs, you will also find a computer room for your use and a loungy common area. Although underground, it is well lit and welcoming with comfy couches and bean bags. There is also a small book exchange here. Outside is a sunny courtyard. It is shared with a cafe next door and opposite is a gym, which you can use at a discounted rate for staying at the hostel.
Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, possibly the world. To experience all it has to offer you need a central-based hostel with knowledgeable staff. This hostel offers all of that and more. From the moment you enter this hostel, you know that you will be well looked after during your stay.
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Published on 2016-11-04
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Very Clean, well kept place
working Wifi in all the rooms is a luxury. very large and safe personal lockers for every guest in the building. Great Location.
Age 22 | USA
Great Clean and Quiet Hostel!
This hostel is a gem! Located very close to the City Square, we only stayed for one night, but would have enjoyed staying longer. We stayed in a six-bed room and the hostel was so quiet I was sure we were the only room. The floors are separated into two sections with three rooms in each section -- each section has one women/men's bath and shower. The beds are very comfortable, a great experience! The reception are very friendly and helpful, and offered to assist in finding locations on a map. Also, towels are free, and large! The women's shower room was heated.
Age 28 | USA
I travelled to Prague by myself in March, and stayed in Tyn for five nights. I have no complaints. The hostel is in a safe, central location. Beds were good, and the room includes a very large locker. There is no breakfast or common room, but I met people in my room and on other floors easily. Additionally, there are plenty of inexpensive restaurants and internet cafes nearby. The Indian restaurant next door is also good.
The location is fantastic -- I felt safe coming home late at night. The lack of common room means that you are very limited in meeting people. The Indian restaurant next door is cheap and good. A great place if you are traveling with friends.
I stayed at Hostel Tyn in July and have nothing bad to say about the place. The rooms were peaceful and were complete with lockers. One of the best sleeps I had throughout Europe was at this hostel. The showers are hot and roomy compared to many others, and the place is safe and the location is perfect. I'd stay here again if I were in Prague.
We showed up to Prague two days earlier than we had expected, and were bombarded at the train station by people wanting to let their apartments or hostels to us. We ended up going with Hostel Tyn because we actually booked it through the money exchange place, and the price seemed reasonable for the location. There were three of us, and we really ended up enjoying the hostel. It was quiet, and nicely located to the Astronomical Clock, and near a Metro stop. There isn't any breakfast, but there is a nice little restaurant right below the hostel. The staff are somewhat helpful, except for the guy who sits behind the desk at night. His English is limited, and he doesn't seem to handle problems too well. One of my party did end up getting her purse stolen out from our room, so make sure that you lock up your room! But we didn't have a problem with the toilet lines or the queue for the shower, and we really enjoyed the microbrew taste testing at Marquis de Sade, right around the corner. I would stay here again.
Immaculate hostel facilities with zero hostel atmosphere. The rooms are clean and safe. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The location is also amazing. But there is no common room, no breakfast, Internet, etc., that you find in a typical hostel. I probably won't stay here again, but you could definitely do worse than this place.
The location is the definite reason to sleep here. It's located behind the Tynska church on the main square of Prague, which makes site-seeing easy and metro and bus tickets unnecessary. The rooms are clean and the beds are good, but the showers and toilets are not that clean, with lots of little annoyances like broken windows and such, and there are not enough showers in the hostel, so you can except long waiting times. The staff is ok. The main guy who runs the hostel speaks average english and is friendly, but the guy who sits at the desk at night is a bit moody and doesn't speak anything else but Czech. There's not a common room, so don't except to meet many other travellers here. Book the hostel TYN when you want a central location for an average price, not if you want to party and meet other backpackers. Nevertheless, we had a good time here.
The location is amazing!! Literally a few steps to the Old Town Sq. The staff member working on reception was friendly and helpful and the room was nice enough :)
The negative was the bathroom facilities, firstly they are very limited (particularly male showers) and the only one provided was dirty. Luckily my stay was during lockdown and the staff advised that I could use the female one as there wasnt not many guests at all, otherwise it would be quite an issue.
I rated the atmosphere 'okay' because I travelled during the rise of corona cases and there was no one in my dorm to hang out with. So, for me, the atmosphere was 'meh'.
- At a prime location
- Good hospitality
- Friendly staff
Bad/Needs to be improved:
- Broken door lock for men's shower.
Great value for money. Perfect location, center of the old town, restaurants everywhere. Nice staff, clean place and their lockers are very big, will fit a big backpack. I felt safe, they have codes to get to the corridor and also keys for the room. They also give a towel. Small number of toilets and small breakfast are the only minuses.
Vegan breakfast could have been added. And boys shower and toilet are too small.
Very friendly and helpful staff and located almost right at the city centre. Nice and also clean rooms, relaxed atmosphere.
Will definitely go there again on our next visit.
Overall a very, very good hostel. The location is perfect, right literally in the heart of the Old Town, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful in every regard, no matter who it was. The price for the 8 bunk room is very cheap so we didn't expect much when arriving but we were definitely surprised with the cleanliness, the state of the facilities and the overall vibe. There's free breakfast which isn't very glamorous but it gets the job done, without a doubt. Highly recommend!
Worse room I've stayed in, absolutely boiling hot with no fan or AC. The shower was broken and one tiny toilet between like 10 people on my floor.
Great place to stay. The location is perfect. The staff goes out of their way to help you. Great hostel. I would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to anyone.
Liked: Centrally localized and friendly staff. Didn't like: Our room smelled like tobacco/cigarrettes
Liked: Location, Cleanliness, friendly staff. Didn't like: Very small shower cubicles.
Liked: The place is simple but very pleasant. Staffs are really nice and location is perfect. Didn't like: Really small toilet. Not such flow of hot water in the shower
Liked: The perfect location for the stay, staff friendly and helpfull Didn't like: The free breakfast was not really good and the water in our private bathroom was running low and was too hot
Liked: Location near the old square. Cleanliness and friendliness of staff. Free breakfast and decent cooking facilities. Even large dorms are not overly crowded. This hostel remains very popular. Didn't like: There too many stairs to climb for certain rooms. The number of toilets, sinks and showers is insufficient for the number of guests. The common area is small and not much of a gathering place.
Liked: Staff means Gerry, Petra and Jana :) Didn't like: less free food and cookies :)
Liked: Very near to the centre and easy to walk to most locations from, staff very helpful at giving tips! Didn't like: You have to pay in local currency, they do not accept card. We asked for a double room but had a twin. No elevator and our room was up 4 flights of stairs. No aircon. Our room faced a restaurant next to the hostel. The breakfast was low quality and no room in the hostel for the number of travellers to eat so many stood etc.
Liked: Atmsfera agradable, el personal es fantstico! Didn't like: Un poco ruido las habitaciones a la calle. Las duchas son nuevas y limpias pero el agua se vive cambiando de fria a caliente! Un poco alejado del old town
Very friendly staff, easy and fast check out, nice interiour design.
Liked: Location was good, it was reasonably clean, staff were all really nice and helpful. Didn't like: We were supposed to stay at this hostel, but on arrival they told us they had had a leak and moved us to old Prague hostel. Was a bit of a dive, nobody respected the quiet in the rooms after certain time, people even put the full lights on at 4am the first night. Breakfast included means a stale sandwich.
Terrible. They made a mistake with my reservation so i had to cancel it. They didn't even gave my money back.
They say that their advantage is the location and that's as good as this place gets.
Recommended by Lets go, clean a quiet place, just single beds and lockers, single showers. 10 years of experience
Location and Contact
• Excellent Location • Thanks for your interest in our services. Our hostel prides itself on its exceptional aspect, as it is located in the heart of old Prague, just few steps from the Old Town Square - the pearl of our 100 - spired city. You have all the museums, theatres, clubs, restaurants and other places of interest in Prague within reach. • How to find us ? • How to find us? • From the Main Railway Station: there is a C - line metro station located there, go one stop in the to Muzeum, where you change to A - line and then get off at Staroměstská (the Old Town). • From the Old Town Square you will see a big black cathedral - Týnský - which our hostels name derived from. Go arround it, always keeping to the left, then you will be at Týnská ulice (Týnská ulička is wrong) number 19!! Nádraží Holešovice (Holešovice station) is also metro station! • From the airport: too buss 119 to Dejvická metro station - A - line. Continue as in point 1.
Týnská 19, Praha 1, Prague (Praha),
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