I grab my bags and hop off of the bus onto a quiet square in a local neighbourhood. The sun is shining and children are playing while adults relax on nearby benches. Following the instructions that I found on the website, I wander down a lane with sorbet coloured houses, each one prettier than the last. Within moments I arrive at my destination, a tall, green building that will be my home for the next few days: Adam and Eva Hostel Prague.
This was my second visit to Prague, the first being nearly 6 years ago during the dark and rainy months of November. I loved it then, despite the rain and cold, but was convinced that my two wet days were not enough to really experience the Czech capital. So when I had the opportunity to come back the week before Easter, I jumped.
Although I was lucky enough to have Sarah from Journey to Design meet me for a day, I’d spend most of my time in Prague solo, so I knew I wanted to stay in a hostel. I had 5 days in the city and wanted to meet some other travellers and make some friends. I didn’t want to stay in a party hostel though; I wanted somewhere quiet and friendly, in a local rather than touristy neighbourhood, that was still close enough to the attractions. These places aren’t always the easiest to find, but Adam and Eva hostel fit my requirements perfectly.
Adam and Eva hostel is one of Prague’s top rated hostels, and there’s no wonder why. This family run establishment is small and cozy with a homey feel and friendly staff. Everything was always clean and tidy, the staff were helpful and welcoming, and it was very spacious.
I stayed in the eight bed female dorm on the second level of the hostel, which I loved as soon as I walked in. There is plenty of space for people like me who tend to throw their things everywhere in an effort to find one specific item. The turquoise walls and white bunk beds were bright and pretty. There were two tables and sets of chairs to sit around and chat and large, individual lockers were provided for each guest, with built in lock and provided key.
Each bed had its own light and socket for charging electronics, with a couple extra sockets around the room. All of the beds had a fluffy comforter and the bottom bunks had privacy curtains. There are also two large windows looking over the street below that let in a lot of natural light. It was, without a doubt, one of the nicest hostel rooms I have ever stayed in.
Our floor had a common area just outside our room with large couch, a small table and chairs, a computer for guest use, and a television. Wifi is free with a good connection, perfect to help plan your time in Prague. And, if you need some extra inspiration, pamphlets about tours available in Prague were free to grab.
Across from the common room were the shower and toilet. The shower room had plenty of space; another rarity in many hostels.
There was also a kitchen area with free coffee and tea, a dishwasher (!!), and fridge space for those looking to cook their own meals.
Our floor also had a small balcony for anyone who wanted to sit outside.
One of the things I loved the most about Adam and Eva Hostel Prague was its location. The hostel is located on the castle side of the river, about a ten-minute walk from Charles Bridge. It was close to all the main attractions, without being too close. Being in a more residential neighbourhood meant nights and evenings were quiet; no drunken party-goers or loud music and heavy traffic throughout the night.
Another perk to the residential location was all the local restaurants without the tourist price tags. One of my favourites was Olympia, only about a three-minute walk down the road, which served up delicious traditional Czech dishes like goulash and schnitzel with beer. There was also a good Italian spot, Pastar, and the classy Café Savoy just around the corner. For those looking to do their own cooking, there is also a grocery store close by.
So do I recommend it?
Adam and Eva Hostel is one of the nicest hostels I have stayed at with plenty of perks and zero disappointments. If Prague is on your bucketlist and you are looking for a safe, friendly, and central hostel; Adam and Eva Prague is it!
*A huge thank you to Adam and Eva Hostel Prague who hosted me during my stay. As always, all opinions are my own.