Budget-friendly Prague

Prague was once named Europe’s most romantic city, most probably because of the stunning gothic renaissance architecture, it’s cathedral and the famous bridge that leads up to it.

Wedged in like a Trivial Pursuit cheese, getting to Prague is cheapest by bus from cities such as Warsaw or Vienna, although flights into Vaclav Havel airport are still an affordable option from most European cities. Whilst Prague is not as cheap as it used to be, backpackers to the Czech capital can still enjoy Prague on a budget and should look at spending roughly around 1000Kc (£32Gbp/$50USD) per day.

Hostels

Miss Sophie’s

As European hostels go, a night’s accommodation in Prague is relatively cheap. Voted #1 hostel in Czech Republic in 2007, Miss Sophie’s is a clean, comfortable hostel only a few blocks away from Wenceslas Square and Prague’s busy centre. Complete with a self catered kitchen, free wifi and a lounge area inclusive of a wide screen TV.

Bars & Clubs

Europe’s largest nightclub, Karlovy Lazne, is better known as ‘the five story club’ and Prague’s #1 drinking hotspot. Crammed with drunken party goers every night, the five story club isn’t the cheapest watering hole in Prague but is definitely worth a visit. Even for those doing Prague on a budget.

Lucerna Music Bar

Beneath Wenceslas Square lies Lucerna Music Bar. Hosting local Czech bands during the week and touring artists over the weekend, Serving cheap food and drink, Lucerna is one of Prague’s top music venues. When live music isn’t booked the bar turns into an 80’s & 90’s disco nights attracting locals and backpackers combined.

Attractions

Prague’s Beer Museum

A popular attraction among backpackers in Prague, the beer museum showcases the huge variety of beers and ales that are celebrated throughout the world. From cherry, strawberry and even chocolate beer, visitors to Prague’s beer museum are invited to try either 5 or 10 ‘beer tasters’. Affordable with a great atmosphere, the beer museum is a great attraction for those doing Prague on a budget.

Prague’s astronomical clock

Arguably Prague’s best free attraction, the medieval astronomical clock strikes every hour and never fails to attract a sizeable audience. Once the clock strikes, models dating back to the 15th century move and perform spectacular show. A must see attraction; the Old Town Square is also where Prague’s free walking tours begin.

St.Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle

Taking almost 6 centuries to complete, St. Vitus’ cathedral never fails to wow tourists. Complete with stunning stained glass windows set in classic gothic architecture, Prague’s cathedral is one of the most spectacular cathedrals in Europe. Steeped in history, the cathedral oversaw the coronation of countless Czech kings and queens and patron saints are also interred. Whilst it’s recommended that visitors purchase a ticket to view the whole cathedral, entry to the first part of the cathedral is free! One of the best sights to see whilst exploring Prague on a budget.

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