Prague basic information and tips

Informations about Prague

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Area: 496 sqkm
Population: 1,173,000
Geographical situation: north latitude 50° 05', east longitude 14° 27', height above sea level 235 m (average)
Time: Central European (GMT+1), summer time - Central European +1 (GMT+2)
Climate: average temperature 9,0°C
summer season - July 21,0°C
winter season - January -0,9°C
The Vltava river: flows through the city in the length of 30 km, its maximum width being 330 m
Parts of the historical centre: Hradcany, Mala Strana (Lesser Town), Stare Mesto (Old Town - Prague Square Hostel location!) including Josefov


Voltage: 230 V

Legal currency - Crown (Kc)* = 100 Hellers
Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50  Banknotes: 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000
Losses of credit cards are to be announced at the following telephone numbers:
272 771 111 - Master Card/Eurocard, Visa
267 197 450 - Diners Club
222 800 222 - American Express

Emergency call 112
Ambulance service phone 155
Fire emergency phone 150
Municipal police phone 156
Police phone 158
Emergency road service phone 1230, 1240


Where to buy tickets

Ticketpro in Prague Information Service - Old Town Hall, Staromestske nam.1, Praha 1
Ticketpro - Prague Tourist Center - Rytířská 12, Praha 1, 110 00
Open daily 9:00-20:00


Taxi costs

Once you will stay in Prague Square Hostel probabely you will not need any TAXI.


Airport - center...cca 500czk
Holesovice train station - center...cca 300czk
Main train station - center...cca 100 - 200czk


Prague Square Hostel recommends AAA Taxi tel: 14014 


Public transportation

Stay in Prague Square Hostel and you wont need any, no extra money for public transportation, we are located directly in historical center!!!
In Prague you can find buses, trams and metro (clean and safe!). Metro has 3 lines...A, B, C. Prague Square Hostel is 3 min walk from metro stop Mustek or Staromestska, line A. You can get 1 day, 3 day, week and month passes. Or you can just pay 20czk for 90minutes for any type of Prague public transportation. You need ticket for your backpack/suitcase too!

Airport shuttle bus / CEDAZ

Airport shuttle buses leaves from Prague Airport every half hour directly to the city center, last stop at Namesti Republiky / 10 minutes walk from Prague Square Hostel.
First run at 6 a.m. and last at 9 p.m.
Same for way back to the airport. Form Namesti Republiky / V celnici st. 5.30 a.m.- 9.30 p.m

Cost 120czk/person


Train and bus time tables around Europe / IDOS

Bike rentals

We can recommend you two main bike rentals where you can rent a bike or bike and guide and do city tour. Open thur summer season...for more info go to their websites.

Praha Bike - Dlouha 24, Prague 1, 00420 732 388 880,
City Bike - Kralodvorska 5, Prague 1, 00420 776 180 284,


Prague City Walks

Sandemans Free Tours. Exclusively for Old Prague Hostel guests 10% discount for Sandemans paid tours!


Prague Night life

All info about night life in Prague, Prague bars, Prague clubs at Prague Central Hostels.



Money exchange - never change money in the street, youll get fake or different country money with no value! Use banks or exchange offices and ask for final value you get! Again avoid offices at the trainstations, airport...

Pickpockets - Just watch your pockets, mainly in crowdy places, trams, not hang your cameras, jackets over chair in outside restaurants.

Otherwise its peaceful and safe city!!!!!!!!

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