During my recent trip to Prague I stayed at the St. Christopher’s at the Mosaic House. How does it rate?
As a hostel it was different to what I expected. It is a large building and it gives off a look of an expensive hotel. It is located near the centre of Prague. It is about fifteen minute walk towards Charles Bridge.
Checking in was initially difficult as the receptionist was unable to find my booking. The booking was found eventually and I was checked in.
Entry to the dorm was by key card and there is an 150CZK deposit to pay but you get a free map of Prague. It is refunded when you check out of the hostel. My dorm was on the second floor. You can either get the lift or use the stairs. Once I entered the dorm I was pleasantly surprised.
There were three bunks in the dorm. There was a security box to put your rucksack in. You would need to bring your own padlock. You can purchase one from reception. On each bed there was storage, a charging point and reading lamp. I found this to be very useful especially when returning late at night.
The bathroom was excellent. It was modern, in fact it could have come straight out of the Ikea catalogue.
There is no kitchen area for you to cook in. The hostel does have a big bar area where they serve hot food. You get a discount of 20% when you order your first meal. However, if you are staying for a few days it can get expensive for you. The food is of excellent standard. I particularly recommend the Bar-b-q ribs and chicken wings, very sticky and tasty.
A buffet breakfast is also available from 7-10am. At weekends it is available for longer. It costs 150CZK.
There is a large bar which is always busy. There are plenty of local beers and spirits available. There are plenty of television screen which show various show especially sport from around Europe. It is a good place to chill out and speak to people over a beer. There is live music on every Thursday evening.
The hostel has plenty of activities which it organises. As a solo traveller I would recommend the free walking tour and the pub crawl. It is a great way of seeing the city and meeting people at the same time.
Overall, I enjoyed my stay at St. Christopher’s. The staff were friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was excellent. If you are looking for a hostel that is in the centre of Prague than I would recommend this one.
I booked through HostelBookers.com.
Until the next post stay safe, stay healthy and keep smiling.