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Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

By Jsbdsl @jonnyblair
Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

In August 2007, I first visited Czechia, when this blog was only just released. On that trip, I arrived by flight into Prague and we backpacked Prague hardcore. I was with Lock In Lee Adams on that trip. I left by train to Decin, then onto Leipzig in Germany by train also. Despite passing through Czechia on trains twice since, I never left the train stations on those trips and so here, in October 2019, this was only my second time in Prague. A few photos from 2007, for old times sake…

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Sunday’s Inspiration: Just A Nervous Tequila Sunrise

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It’s another tequila sunrise and this old world still looks the same…

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Prague Castle Czech Republic August 2007

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Prague Castle

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Lee and I touring Prague’s sex museum

This time I was here for the Czechia v. Northern Ireland football match (which we won 3-2!) and also to visit the Kingdom of Wallachia (a 1997 declared micronation). I had hoped to also backpack to Other World Kingdom, but my visa was declined. So Prague for two days and two nights and I chose to stay at the simply MEGA Plus Prague Hostel! This was a great choice for so many reason, but here are just 5 reasons to stay here.

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

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Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

1.Avoids The Old Town
Plus Prague Hostel Avoids the Old Town. It’s located on Privozni in the Holešovice – Manini district. As someone who always tries my best to avoid crowds and popular parts of the city, the location here was superb. Well away from tourist crowds and with some cool bars and restaurants nearby, including the famous Cross Club, where I partied in 2007 and returned in 2019 for lunch.

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Plus Prague Hostel Avoids the Old Town

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Plus Prague Hostel Avoids the Old Town

2.Free Wi-Fi Throughout
I was in Room 10, a shared mixed double dorm. Wi-Fi worked in my room, from my bed, in the corridor and also in the common room.

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Free Wi-Fi throughout

3.Cosy Dorm Rooms
I was in dorm room 10, on the same floor as the reception. Once you go in the door, there are two rooms each with 4 beds. We shared a mini kitchette between 8 of us, with a kettle, fridge and microwave. Between 4 of us we shared an ensuite shower room. The rooms were tidy and cosy and I got a great two nights sleep here.

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Cosy Dorm Rooms at Plus Hostel Prague, Czechia

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Cosy Dorm Rooms at Plus Hostel Prague, Czechia

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Cosy Dorm Rooms at Plus Hostel Prague, Czechia

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Cosy Dorm Rooms at Plus Hostel Prague, Czechia

4.Huge Chill Out Area and Bar
It’s a great place to meet new people at the huge chill out area in reception. Grab a beer and a chat. Play pool, or head across the car park to the Opera Bar.

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Huge Chill Out Area and Bar at Plus Hostel Prague, Czechia

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Huge Chill Out Area and Bar at Plus Hostel Prague, Czechia

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Huge Chill Out Area and Bar at Plus Hostel Prague, Czechia

5.Gym, Sauna, Pool
Down the years I have stayed in hundreds of hostels, but rarely did they have a gym, pool AND sauna! This place is really good for a relaxing stay in the Czech capital.

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Gym, Sauna, Pool at the Plus Prague Hostel, Czechia

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Gym, Sauna, Pool at the Plus Prague Hostel, Czechia

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Gym, Sauna, Pool at the Plus Prague Hostel, Czechia

Aside from all of this, the hostel is near to metro, tram and bus stops. They also sell transport tickets on reception making it very easy to organise your travels from here. I also enjoyed lunch nearby in the magnificent Cross Club (which I also visited with Lee back in 2007). Though I only stayed for two nights, I wish it had been longer as this would be a really cool textbook backpacker hostel and I’m delighted that I stayed here! Here are a few more photos from my time here in Prague.

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Lunch at Cross Club, Czechia

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

A night out in Prague after the Northern Ireland victory

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Nearby Metro station

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Czechia Kroner

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

Here are the details for booking a night at the Plus Hostel in Prague:

Plus Hostel Prague Website
Plus Hostel Prague Facebook

Privozni, 1 170 00 Prague 7
+420 220 510 046
[email protected]

Here are some videos I made on my trip to Prague, Czechia:

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