General Information about the city Prague:
Area: 496 km2
Number of citizens: 1 170 571 ( 2004 )
Time zone: Central European ( GMT+1).
Summer time - Central European +1( GMT +2).
Altitude: 235 m ( average).
Climate: average yearly temperature 9 °C, July: 19 °C, January: - 0,9 °C.
Bridges across Vltava river : 19 in total
Electric current: 220V, 50 Hz.
Historic centre: Hradčany, Malá Strana ( Lesser Town), Staré Město ( Old Town) including Josefov, Nové Město ( New Town) and Vyšehrad
Number of towers: approx. 500
Parks and gardens: 870 ha
Founding of the city: 9th century
offers its unique architecture and unique spirit of place and also the
constantly improving range and quality of services. Tourism specialists agree that Prague is among the
most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. Its historic centre,
covering 866 hectares, was listed in the UNESCO Register of World
Heritage Sites in 1992. At the present time, Prague is the sixth most
visited city in Europe. The
most important Prague’s historical places of interest are Hradčany
and Prague Castle, the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter, the Lesser Town
and medieval Charles Bridge and the New Town.
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......