This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in České Budějovice. To help you make friends with České Budějovice before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
If you're coming to České Budějovice, you're most likely coming for the beer. Home to more than one brewery, this town is a great place to travel alone or with friends and enjoy tossing a couple back. The town has a very laid back feel and the people are extremely friendly, although English is not spoken by as many people as you will find in other cities.
České Budějovice hostel choices are limited. The good news is that the hostels that do operate usually do not fill up most days and have a charm like no other. As tourism to this area is on the rise it is very common to find that hostels are newly renovated and excellently run.
Most hostels are located in the streets surrounding the main square. The train and bus station are opposite each other, to get to the main square take the wide pedestrian only street (right from the doors of the train station, left from the doors of the bus station) and walk for about 5-10 minutes. The main square is very large and unmissable.
The Budweiser brewery (not to be confused with the beer from America by the same name) brews a world renown beer and offers a great tour every day in multiple languages. Although it is a bit of a hike out of the main square area, there are many buses going in that direction. Avoid getting a hostel anywhere but the main square as the town does get more run down the farther you get away.
Written by local enthusiast for České Budějovice hostelsJosh