Prague is one of those cozy, stunningly beautiful cities you must visit at least once in your lifetime. With its stunning architecture, delicious street food and lively environment it’s easy to fall in love instantaneously.
I am a firm believer that where you stay has an enormous influence on your experience in a city. I do not choose my accommodations lightly because the few times that I have in the past, it has come with consequences. Prague is a relatively small city, however it’s still important to find a location that places you close to the main attractions you wish to see. No one wants to take an hour cab to and from their accommodation for sightseeing, eating or nightlife. Lucky for me I found a place with not only with a convenient location, but an environment I can describe as homely and inviting.
I arrived in Prague alone. When I landed at the airport I had no concerns about finding my accommodation because I had a driver waiting for me inside the airport. Holding up a card with my name and everything. One of the many perks that comes with staying at Sir Toby’s is they offer an amazing driver service. For only 550 CZK, or 22 EUR, they will transport you from the airport to the front steps of the hostel. You pay at the end of your ride so all you need to do is simply reserve a driver through Sir Toby’s website before your flight. Once on the website you will choose “Transport Service” under the “Contact” link and fill out your form. Simple and remarkably convenient.
Immediately upon arrival to Sir Toby’s I was greeted by a warm and friendly face at reception. They offered me tea or water while I waited to check in. Once I started the process I was given a map of the city and the receptionist took the time to show me how to get around the city and the quickest routes. I headed up to my room to drop off my backpack and head down to the basement pub for “Pasta Night”. Every night at Sir Toby’s holds a distinctive themes which brings travelers together easily.
I was truly surprised by how spacious the rooms were. I stayed in a 6 bed female dormitory and I was impressed with how much personal space we all had, unlike other hostels I have stayed at. There are several room options such as: male, female or mixed. You can choose all the way up to a 12-person dormitory to make loads of new travel friends, or single bedrooms if you prefer your privacy. Room prices start as low as a mere 10 EUR a night.
Each room comes with its own funky name which is fun. I wont spoil it though; you will have to see for yourself. In my room we all had enough “room for activities”. Each of the comfy beds come with a large storage bin below, a reading light and even more space to place shoes, towels, books, etc. You can bring your own lock to ensure that your things stay safely in your bin. The middle of the room is wide open so no one was ever in each other’s way. It broke every cliché of what you would imagine a hostel room to be like. For me, that was a huge relief. I’m also picky about my showers and our private shower did not disappoint. They offer towels to rent or you can bring your own. After a long flight and travel day, a shower experience can really make or break it for you.
The Basement Pub
All of my best memories with Sir Toby’s begin here. The basement comes with a lounge area to watch sports, a lively pub, and another cozy den to hang out with travelers from across the world. Every day the pub has a happy hour from 6-8pm. Czech Republic is known worldwide for it’s pivo, or beer. If that isn’t reason enough to try it, during happy hour you can drink a pint (yes, a pint) of beer for only 25 CZK, which is LESS than one dollar or euro.
With such a laid back environment, it’s easy to bond with other travelers from across the globe. Sir Toby’s is such a perfect environment for solo travelers especially. Traveling, to me, is all about the friendships you create and people you meet and learn from. I will never forget one night sitting in the basement around a table with strangers and realizing there were 7 different countries represented among us. All of us chatting like we had known each other for years and learning about each other’s cultures. Those are the moments you never forget and cherish for years to come.
If you find yourself coming to the wonderful city of Prague, now you know where to place your bags. Sir Toby’s made my experience unforgettable and I know you will make your own precious memories here too.
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