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Wagga Wagga, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hostel is awesome!! Awesome atmosphere, awesome staff. They layout of the hostel has been set out really well, meaning the common room is always occupied with friendly travellers! Great rooms, really clean. Great laundry service. Good bathrooms. And you get free breakfast! This place is amazing for the price. Made lots of friends here. Would definitely stay here if...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From getting of my Flix bus from Hamburg and realizing that the hostel was only a 10min walk away, to the great service I got upon arrival, happy hours and free BBq's, I can't rate Hostel Elf high enough. 100% comming back next time in Prague

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Hana K, Vlastník at Hostel Elf, responded to this review

Hello Blake, thank you for such a nice comment, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us !! Hope to see you again..

Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I visited Prague for two days and two nights and I am very happy with my decision to stay at Hostel ELF. The staff was nice and helpful, hostel was clean, there was always a bathroom and a toilet free to use, facilities were great, there was FREE BREAKFAST, bed was comfortable, very safe environment, amazing location, and lastly, there...

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Hana K, Vlastník at Hostel Elf, responded to this review

Thank you! Your review is for sure great motivation to keep up what we do. And we really hope, you will have a chance to come back to Hostel ELF very soon :)

Port Douglas, Australia
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We spent a night here and booked an entire 4 bed dorm. Perfect for our family. The hostel was clean and organised. Very helpful on reception and check in was fast and efficient. Close enough to walk into the city centre and the Charles Bridge. Good continental breakfast with cold meats etc. 24 hour Tea and Coffee was very welcome.

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Hana K, Vlastník at Hostel Elf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to leave us such a kind review about your stay! We are so happy, that you liked the stay at Hostel ELF so much and we really hope, that you will be back soon.

Reviewed 14 October 2016

Hostel is not far from local train, tube and bus station, 15 mins from old town via tram. Lots of shower and good size dorms, could do with more toilets though but that's not a problem. Its having nice spacious sitting area both outdoors and indoor with lot of bear.

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Hana K, Vlastník at Hostel Elf, responded to this review

Hi Rajesh, thanks a lot for your nice rewiev! We are already looking forward to your next visit at Hostel ELF :)

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Reviewed 10 October 2016

The hostel is located close to the bus and train station, about a 10 minute walk! It is set back by the Vitkov Memorial, in a more quiet neighborhood. It takes 20-25 minutes to walk to the Old Town Center from the Elf. The hostel has an outside hangout area as well as an inside lounge. The front desk peeps...

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Hana K, Vlastník at Hostel Elf, responded to this review

Hello from Hostel Elf, thank you for such a lovely and detailed rewiew! :)

Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I travelled to Prague last September and stayed at Elf , this place is by far one the best places for solo travellers , the spirit there is amazing , it is easy there meeting new people and making different friends , somehow about 20 minutes walk from central Prague ( which is the only negative i found ) ,...

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Hi Mohammed, thank you for your lovely rewiew and we are happy you enjoyed your stay at our hostel! :)

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Very close to the bus station I came in and out of and about a 20 mins walk into the Old Town. Cheap and big rooms, lots of showers and bathrooms too! The girl at the front desk of arrival was super nice too. Always good to have helpful people when you first check in. My boyfriend liked the free...

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Hi, we are glad you were happy with your stay! :) Greetings from Hostel Elf

Reviewed 19 September 2016

This hostel was in our top 3 while backpacking, the rooms were large, the staff was friendly and super helpful and there was not a shortage of beer! We especially enjoyed the amount of showers/washrooms. Never had to wait once. Would stay here again for sure if back in Prague.

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Hello frrom Hostel Elf, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at our hostel and hope to see you again and keep our place at yours top 3! :)

Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend staying at hostel elf! It has wonderful accommodations, has very friendly staff, and is only about 20 minute walk from old town. Every thing is clean and well maintained. I just stayed here for 5 days and had an amazing time. I will definitely be returning.

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Hi Brandon, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and thanks for your lovely rewiew! Hope to see you soon :)

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostel ELF - Your home in Prague !! FREE buffet breakfast!!! FREE coffee and tea 24hrs!!! Proud to be one of the backpackers hostel that opened in Prague in 2000 we can say that hostel ELF is the perfect place to stay. Our cool original independent backpacker's hostel offers cheap accommodation in Prague and is the ideal hostel for the independent traveler and student groups. We are not just bed and breakfast - the hostel has two floors, two common rooms, two kitchens and great outdoor patio, BBQ area, terrace... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Elf

Address: Husitska 888/11, Prague 130 00, Czech Republic
Region: Czech Republic > Bohemia > Prague > Praha 3
Price Range: $26 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“Only get a 12 bed if you don't mind people who snore!”
 of 5 bubbles sashee7, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are very nice. I can think of any room better than other...”
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“In case you don't want to get in touch with other people you should get a single or double bed room”
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“corner rooms in basement is very spacious and has a really big attached toilet/bathroom :D”
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“If you choose dorms, prefer the smallest one, because the bigger one are really partylike (lights on until very late).”
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