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Safe hostel for senior citizens in Prague in October

Safe hostel for senior citizens in Prague in October

Old Aug 27th, 2013, 01:15 PM
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Safe hostel for senior citizens in Prague in October

Can someone tell me about some hostels in Prague that will take senior citizens, perhaps not too far from main attractions and the Jewish quarter and Terezin? Obvously we are not interested in a partying type of hostel, just a clean homey place with breakfast where we can get a private room, with our own shower, and be able to walk to sights, or if not, take a tram-but we do like to walk if not too far. Also as we will be away for a month, will have 2 large suitcases, on wheels, and need them to be there, when we come back into the room.
Thanks for any suggestions,
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Old Aug 27th, 2013, 02:11 PM
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<i>perhaps not too far from main attractions and the Jewish quarter and Terezin? </i>

Terezin is not in Prague: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theresi...entration_camp
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Old Aug 27th, 2013, 02:20 PM
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You need to state a budget. Depending upon that budget, there may be hotels that fit the bill.

You cannot walk to Terezin from Prague unless you feel a 35 mile walk one way is just a day's wander.
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Old Aug 27th, 2013, 02:38 PM
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You should be able to travel with suitcases that you can lift yourself on overhead racks if necessary (which my wife cannot do). In my mind, that is a 22" carry-on, which is what we had for 9 weeks of travel this past spring and summer. Whether traveling for a week or a month comes out to be the same: you'll need to do a laundry on a weekly basis and do not take items that need dry cleaning.

For a sense of price for rooms and apartments in Prague:

http://www.praguebedandbreakfast.com/
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Old Aug 27th, 2013, 03:40 PM
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I didn't think there was an age limit on hostels. Have you looked at the hostel web sites and ratings?

http://www.hostelworld.com/

http://www.hihostels.com/web/index.e...FYyi4AodXlEAuw

Are you only going to Prague for a month? How are you arriving? If by train then you may not be able to manage large suitcases, lifting them up onto the train and getting them on the overhead racks.

A month requires a 19" or 21" maximum size. Do not bring a steamer trunk as you will regret it.

In general, this is not a forum where people stay in hostels.

In Prague I stayed in a small, clean pension near the castle, about a 15 minute tram ride from the center. It was what you would expect of European pensions - not fancy. It's on a tram stop and you have your own key to get into the building and for your room. The owners live on premises but there is not a 24 hour reception. The price for a double room with two beds is about $90 per night with a nice breakfast.

I checked 3 Prague hostels for you. The first 2 did not have private bath or did not have private rooms. The third hostel did have a double room ensuite for $104 per night. Hostels are not that cheap if you don't want to be in a dorm with other people.

BTW - I do not think your large suitcases will not fit in hostel lockers.
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Old Aug 27th, 2013, 10:10 PM
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www.booking.com will give you a lot i=of options including hostels and cheap hotels.
http://www.livingprague.com/hostel.htm
this website has lots of good info,I know the guy that runs the website and his info is excellent.
don't discount staying away from the main sites as Prague has a superb integrated transport system.I normally stay in the Dejvicka area of the city,easy to get to from the airport but with loads of lnks to every part of the city.
you could consoder a small apartment which might work out fairly cheap.
http://www.travelcook.com/
this website will let you see options.at lost of these have laundy facilities which mean you can dispose of lugging huge suitcaes about.terezin is easy to get to from Holesovice bus station or there are organised tours. jewish area is easily reached form any part of Prague using the trams or metro
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Old Aug 27th, 2013, 10:16 PM
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http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTop...e_Bohemia.html
this is a Trip Advisor thread about getting to Terezin.
You may also be interested in Lidice,the village that was destroyed by the nazis after the Hydrich assassination,a sad but facinating place with a wonderful museum which tell the heatbreaking story and has visoe of the few suviviors and their stories.easy to get to from Prague by bus 9about 20-30 minutes from Zlicin or Dejvicka.
http://www.lidice-memorial.cz/default_en.aspx
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Old Aug 28th, 2013, 02:31 AM
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As BigRuss wrote, please give us your budget. Also the dates if possible. October is normally a high season but maybe you still get a hotel close to your budget. I have stayed in Prague for a few times in Christmas in a very central, in Mala Starana, very decent 3* hotels for less than €30.00 per night breakfats included for example even though I know that's low season rate.
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Old Aug 28th, 2013, 05:59 PM
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"Lidice" by Edna St. V. Millay will put that place/event in great perspective. You might check out convents for accom. and as everyone points out..size of baggage is paramount.
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Old Aug 30th, 2013, 02:49 PM
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3 star Botel Admiral generally offers bed and breakfast rates that rival hostel rates, and it is (obviously) right in the river, in the city. We have stayed there, it is clean and a fun place to spend the night--because BOAT.

http://www.admiral-botel.cz/
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Old Sep 3rd, 2013, 09:27 PM
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do you know the site airbnb ?? You can get pretty reasonable places to stay.
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Old Sep 4th, 2013, 01:36 AM
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I can recommend the Hotel Maximilian. It was pretty reasonable when we stayed there a few years ago. The rooms were comfortable and the hotel was well located on a quiet street. The best thing about the hotel was their amazing breakfasts -- the best I've had in Europe. The large array of tasty foods enabled us to skip lunch or just grab something light.

The hotel was able to arrange a tour for us to Terezin which we found much easier than trying to take public transportation to get there.
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Old Sep 4th, 2013, 07:02 AM
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Have you thought about Priceline? In summer 2012, we got a room at the Hilton on Celnici for $75.00night. It didn't come with breakfast but there is a lovely French oriented cafe that served a lovely breakfast for $5-10.
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