You might of already heard of our Welcome hostels (Welcome hostel Praguecenter, Welcome hostel Dejvice, Welcome hostel Orlik, Welcome hostel Hlavkova and the Welcome hostel Strahov)
some of the biggest hostels in Prague reaching a full capacity of 1000 beds in the summer months.
Most of our hostels are student dorms during term time which means the capacity
shrinks down to 100 beds during the rest of the year with an additional
100 beds over Christmas and New Year, when Prague looks most beautiful
in the snow and the party to celebrate the new year begins......
The Golden city or The Heart of Europe those are some of the aliases that are given to the capital city of the Czech republic.
Prague with approximately one million habitants is the biggest city in the country.
The city has a distinguished location (crossroads of Europe), a rich history, mainly in the Middle Ages
when the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV chose Prague as his Imperial residence and set out to make
the city the most magnificent in Europe (Eyewitness Travel Prague, page 24).
Charles instigated the founding and building of many nice churches, monasteries, bridges and institutions,
including the first university of central Europe.
During the 16th century, after a succession of weak kings, Austrian Habsburgs took over,
beginning a rule that would last for almost 400 years.
The 19th century saw a period of national revival, where in 1918 Prague became the capital an independent
Republic. World War II brought occupation by the German army, followed by four decades of communism.
After the Velvet Revolution in 1989, Prague entered into its new era (Eyewitness Travel Prague, page 17).
In addition to its location, rich history, beauty and quietness (comparing with other capital cities)
Prague was the home of many worldwide notable people such as Smetana, Mucha, Dvorak, Hasek, Kafka,
Capek and Havel.