Hotels In Prague

Written by Jeremy Horelick
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Hotels in Prague are increasingly home to Westerners who've tired of "doing" Paris, the Alps, the Costa del Sol, and other leading Western European destinations. For a few crowns per night, tourists can find remarkably well-kept lodgings with charm and amenities, and in close proximity to Prague's most enduring landmarks. These include everything from Prague Castle to the Charles Bridge, but a host of lower-profile attractions as well.

Part of Prague's mystique lies in its strategic situation between Eastern and Western Europe. This split has managed to let the city capitalize on its station as a decision-maker in the E.U. while keeping alive not-too-distant memories of its Communist past. This tension is felt all throughout the city, not only in its landmarks, but in its residents as well, who quaff Coca-Cola and listen to MP3s while traversing cobblestone streets between castles.

Budget Hotels in Prague

To a large extent, all hotels in Prague are of the discount variety when you consider the crown's weakness relative to the dollar. Beer-swilling tourists often marvel at their ability to purchase a Pilsner Urquell for about 30 crowns (roughly a dollar). Hence, it's not unreasonable to find cheap hotels in Prague starting at about 300 crowns per night.

All throughout Stare Mesto, the old town's city square, Vaclavske Namesti, and other central meeting places are three- and four-star hotels that are within reach of the Old Town Hall, Church of St. Nicholas, and other leading sights. For those willing to encamp off the beaten track, the rates may go down to below the equivalent of 10 dollars per night.

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