Is Prague Expensive?
I’d say it’s just as expensive as other major European cities. Maybe a bit cheaper than Amsterdam. But it’s not cheap just because they don’t use the Euro, contrary to some things I’ve heard. And of course, the more touristy areas are going to be more expensive.
Beer though was pretty cheap. Pints for $2 on the popular floating bars at riverside. But that’s just about the cheapest it gets. At the most popular bars and restaurants and clubs, regular European drink prices, like $5 and up for a pint.
Must Try Foods
Must Eat Dinner Restaurant
- Best views of old square. Make reservations 1-2 days ahead of time for sunset. Fancy place. You can see the view in my Prague Vlog 2.
- Over on the West side. Try the Mango Sticky Rice beer!
Prague Beach Bar
- This is one of many ‘boat bars’ that are tied up riverside. Get $2 pints, and they grill hotdogs and burgers. This one even has volleyball in the summer and stand up paddle boards for rent (SUP!).
Late Night Clubs
Fancy Hip Hop Bar
Roxy Rave Club
Good for Hookah & Pre-funk
Top Things to Do
Charles Bridge – the main historic monument! The oldest lasting bridge. Morning to avoid crowds.
Prague Castle – morning to avoid crowds. No tickets necessary. Some amazing photography.
Old Square – morning to avoid crowds, make reservations at Hotel U Prince rooftop terrace restaurant for the best views of Old Square.
Boat beers! – around $2 a pint for local beer at the boat bars tied up riverside, great for sunset!
Peddle Boats – you can see dozens of them peddling on the river. Two people sit down and peddle!
River Cruise – easily spot the place to book your tickets near Charles Bridge. There are different types of boats and packages from quick 45 minute, to full fancy dinner cruises.
Places to Work
Friends Cafe – 20/20 mbps wifi. Closes at 6pm though.
Starbucks – plentiful but only 2/2 mbps speeds!
Impact Hub – the only co-working space I checked out. 100/100 mbps wifi speeds. Super nice place, community oriented.
Champion Pho – fast 20/20 mbps wifi! This was right next to our Airbnb so I happened to notice they had fast wifi! Our airbnb’s only had single digit speeds!
Places to Stay
On the west side of the river seems to be where a lot of Airbnb’s are. We stayed at one nice 2 bedroom one for $220 on west side. Also stayed at one on east side, for around $200, but smaller and not as nice.
Cheap hotels & hostels – book thru this link to get a discount.