This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you 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 Tabor.
Tabor is a beautiful historic city in South Bohemia, and definitely worth a visit if you want to see some of the glory of the Czech Republic without so many tourists. Facilities are good. Tabor hostels, shops, and restaurants will make it easy to stay longer than you expected.
Tabor’s central square is home to a distinctive church, the historic town hall, and many other historic buildings with intricate façades. The entire old town is a maze of narrow streets and interesting buildings. Don’t miss the remaining old town gate and the lone tower of the castle. You can also wander along bits of the old town wall.
If you’re into history, the Hussite Museum explains a lot about religious reformer Jan Hus, the militaristic Hussite movement, and Czech hero Jan Zizka. You can also explore interconnected underground cellars, climb the church tower, go to a chocolate museum, play in the Lego Museum, do a GPS treasure hunt, or take a stroll on the darker side in the haunted underground.
Nice walks and hikes start right from Tabor. One great place to spend a couple of hours is Pintovka, across the river. Paths weave through the forest, follow the river, and eventually lead to an enclosure where you can find curly-horned sheep and antlered deer. Day trips abound. Tabor is within striking distance of Bechyne, Pisek, and even Ceske Budejovice. Chynov caves are nearby, as are many castle ruins, including Borotin, Kamen, Dobronice, and Choustnik.
The train and bus stations are about fifteen minutes from the square, or a slightly longer scenic stroll along the lake with great views of the city skyline. Affordable hostels in Tabor allow you to stay right downtown in this beautiful city.
Written by local enthusiast for Tabor hostelsMelinda Brasher