Travellers' Hostel Dlouh is a true party hostel in a superb location near old town square. It is not as clean or modern as some hostels, but this is the place to be if you want to have a good time in Prague.
The hostel is in a very central location, just two minutes walk from old town square. Prague is a very condensed city, so Charles Bridge, the castle, and all other main attractions are fifteen minutes walk away. It is also in a great area for nightlife with a wide range of bars and clubs in the vicinity, including its own Roxy Music club right next door. It takes about twenty minutes to walk here from the train station or take metro line A and get off at Staromestska, walk along Kaprova, through old town square to Dlouha Street. The hostel is about two-hundred-fifty meters along here on the left hand side.
Rooms and Bathrooms
There are a variety of rooms in this hostel including private apartments, one- to six-bed rooms, and dormitories. The dorms are arranged in apartments each containing two twelve-bed dorms, male and female bathrooms, and a kitchen and dining area. As you can imagine, sharing an apartment with twenty-four people is very social but not a good place to be if you want a good night's sleep. If you want to party chose a dorm, if not get a private room. The rooms have some aesthetic problems, with a few cracks in the walls, but they are clean. Free lockers and linen are provided. You are given a set of keys to open the dorm apartments and your room, but this is not very secure as doors are often left propped open.
The bathrooms have a little bit of mould in them, but are generally quite clean although not very modern. There seem to be plenty of showers -- we never had to queue.
The dorm apartments are very social; despite the lack of space in the dining room, almost everyone manages to crowd around and join the party. For people staying in private rooms, there is a bar which is the main social area. It is not always that busy but occasionally it does get going. If there is a party in the dorms people in private rooms are welcome to join. The bar is also where the free breakfast is served. Breakfast consists of cereal; yogurt; bread and jam; tea, coffee, and juice of average quality. There are free computers in the lobby and free Wi-Fi.
This hostel has a great atmosphere and is full of lively and interesting people. It is in a great location to get to know everything that Prague has to offer, both day and night.