BACKPACKER INDEX: US$51.22
Prague hotel prices
Doubles from €43, 5 people from €78
These apartments sleep 2, 5, 6, or 8, with great review scores and a perfect central Prague location.
Beds from €16/night
This notorious chain party hostel has a great location and solid service, plus discounted drinks at its lobby bar.
Beds from €15/night
Travellers hostel Praha is the best of the cheaper Prague hostels located within the city center with breakfast included.
Hotels in Prague are usually jam-packed and at their most expensive from June through August, and generally high season lasts from April through October. The price of hotel rooms in the city varies drastically depending on neighborhood, so it’s important to see where a place is located before declaring it a bargain. During off season Prague hotels of 3 stars and above can become quite cheap. Hostels in Prague are always reasonably priced, and they stay about the same all year round at most places.
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For a long time Prague had a reputation for being an amazing city that was also dirt cheap, but those days are over. It’s still an amazing city, as long as you don’t mind thick crowds almost everywhere, it’s just not really cheap anymore. Thanks partly to the rise in the value of the Czech currency in recent years, it’s now only slightly cheaper than Berlin, except for the excellent beer which continues to be a bargain.
It used to be that hotels were the only things that were expensive, but at least prices for those haven’t gone up too dramatically. Prague hotels can be found at decent prices outside of the main summer tourist season, and if you don’t mind staying a tram ride outside the city center then you can get good quality at a good price. Hostels in Prague are still a pretty good bargain, though the best ones fill up well in advance. Check our list of recommended Prague hotels for great locations and value at top-rated properties.
Many of the better attractions in the city are free or very cheap, except for tours of the Prague Castle itself, so set aside some money for that must-do.
Food can still be found at bargain prices if you go for fast food or street carts, but if you go for a sit-down meal with an English menu then it’s not all that cheap. Beer, however, continues to be a relative bargain in spite of the high quality.
Prague attraction prices
|Prague Castle||This huge and impressive castle is a must-see in Prague. A few parts are free, but most requires purchase of a tour ticket.||adult long visit||17.78|
|adult short visit||12.70|
|ages 6-16 long||8.89|
|Prague National Gallery||Multiple buildings house the country's most treasured art pieces. It's cheaper to enter after 4pm.||adults||12.20|
|Prague city bike tour||A mountain bike and helmet are provided for a 2.5-hour tour around the city with English-language guide.||adults||27.44|
Prague Transportation prices
|Taxi from airport to city center||33.03 - 43.19|
|Airport Express bus to city center||3.05|
|Public bus from airport to city center||1.63|
|3km taxi ride in Prague||5.08 - 7.11|
|Metro or tram ride in Prague||1.22 - 1.63|
|24-hour tram/metro pass||5.59|
Prague food and drink prices
|Budget breakfast||Many hotels include breakfast in the price. If not you can get hot dogs and other local items for cheap.||3.56 - 7.11|
|Budget lunch||For Czechs lunch is the big meal of the day, though most places have the same menu for dinner. Portions tend to be large and filling.||5.08 - 9.15|
|Budget dinner||Restaurants with tourist menus in Prague are notorious for rip-off schemes, so eat with locals or check the bill closely.||6.10 - 10.16|
|Beer (.5l glass)||Some of the world's finest lager isn't as cheap as it used to be, but still a great deal compared to elsewhere.||1.27 - 2.03|
|Hot dog from a stand||Delicious local hot dogs are served all day and night at stands all over. Large ones can be meal size.||0.76 - 2.03|
|McDonald's Big Mac||Compared to most other fast food choices, Big Macs aren't a good deal in Prague.||3.51|
|Beer (can, retail)||If the beer in bars isn't cheap enough for you, it's even cheaper in stores.||0.76 - 1.02|
|Cup of coffee||Proper cafes will cost even more, so take-away coffee is a better deal.||1.02 - 2.03|
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|Airports||Prague Ruzyně Airport (PRG)|
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Prague has a fairly pleasant climate for most of the year. Summers are usually warm but rarely scorchingly hot, and evenings continue to get nicely cool. Spring and fall also usually offer good weather, without much threat of consistent rainfall. Winters are cool and there is snow, but it’s rare that it accumulates enough to cause problems.
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