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 Brno. To help you make friends with Brno before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Brno is the second city of the Czech Republic and a serves many travelers well as a break from visiting capitals between Prague and Vienna, Bratislava, or Budapest. The city is small enough to have a historic yet very lively city-center. Brno isn't very well known, and there's probably not any one tourist magnet in town. Points of interest include the Genetics Museum, a tribute to one of the city's most famous sons, biologist Josef Mendel, and Museum of Gypsy Culture. The town also features benchmark historic sites, spanning from the first Moravian settlement to the Velvet Revolution. Architecture and art fans should stay busy tracking down key pieces of baroque and modern style and examining the local museum collections. The city center, including the two bus stations and the train station, is easily walkable. Other points around the city are mostly reachable by tram.
There are only a couple Brno hostels. The hostels are located similarly, so the biggest differences between the hostels in Brno is their character. Amenities are of similar standard to other Central European hostels. All have small to medium sized-dorms and sufficient common areas. There seem to fewer overnight guests in Brno than hostel beds—availability is good, but always book ahead around major events. Although its a bit of a trip, Brno serves as a possible alternative to staying in Vienna or Prague where the quality and availability of hostels, especially in the peak summer season, is lower. Perhaps maximizing your overnight time in Brno, or taking a day trip to Vienna or Prague is worth considering, each is around 2 hours away by bus or train.
Written by local enthusiast for Brno hostelsCarl