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Sir Toby’s Hostel

Published on February 07th, 2013 in Hotels

  • Sir Toby's Reception

  • Morning Dew Room

  • Morning Dew Room

  • Double Room

  • Bedroom with a Sink

  • Sat cooking away in Sir Toby's Guest Kitchen

  • Sir Toby's Breakfast Buffet

  • Sitting area in the Pub


Yes, I know you are probably shocked that I’m recommending a hostel – especially one in such an off-the-beaten track location – but I can assure you that Sir Toby’s is no ordinary hostel. Not only does it offer private rooms, but it also boasts a remarkably fabulous interior design scheme. The rooms are simple, cozy and thoughtfully decorated with vintage furniture and artwork from the early 19th century (very ARTĚL Style). If you are a design lover on a budget – or simply prefer a small, laid-back, and extremely friendly place with a brilliant atmosphere – you will not be disappointed here.



Quirky, cute, clean, and Art Nouveau – on a budget.


Rooms: 9 ensuite private rooms.


Rates: Starting at €28 in Low season / €28 in High season, not including breakfast.


Check-in: 15:00


Checkout: 11:00


Gym: NO


Free Internet: YES – plus five computers in the lobby.


DVD Player: NO – And No TV’s as well.


Nightly Turndown Service: NO


Linen Factor: Perfectly adequate.


Bath Products: You’ll need to bring your own or purchase at reception…if they have any.


Bath Towels: A 200 CZK deposit is required, but the towel is actually very nice – trust me, you will probably want to steal it as a memento of your visit to Prague.


Daily Newspaper: NO


Pets: Maybe, just ask.


Parking: 250 CZK per day.


Room Recommendations

Morning Dew Room: This was definitely my favorite room at this property. It’s very cozy and also happens to have the nicest shower.


Le Petite Room: This would be my second choice, as it is a bit smaller than Morning Dew, but it also offers an excellent shower and a charming atmosphere.


Eating In

Breakfast: 08:00–12:00 Buffet (120CZK).


Table Request: Ask to sit downstairs, as it is a much more pleasant atmosphere than the reception area, where breakfast is also served.


Room Service: NO


Staying In

There is always something going on in the evening at this very laid-back and social hostel, so don’t be shy – join in! Activities range from beer tastings to trivia and game nights.


Also Worth Noting

Request a Sir Toby’s Map when you check in, as it offers lots of excellent, budget-sensitive suggestions in the neighborhood. The Summer Garden is open from April through September and features Friday evening barbecues; most guests absolutely take advantage of this great bonus.


warning: Avoid the Balcony Room! Although this room does feature the only balcony, it also happens to feature the second-worst bathroom I have ever experienced at a hotel: not only is it extremely small, but the shower (with no curtain) is located directly opposite the toilet, resulting in an unavoidably wet bathroom experience.


Fun & Fabulous Feature

There is a communal kitchen available for all guests to use. This seems to be a real bonus for many guests and visitors were definitely taking advantage of this unusual feature during my stay. Walking tours of Prague with Richard, who is a real character, are offered on Tuesdays and Friday; the 4-5 hour tour includes the Prague Castle and Old Town (200 CZK per person).



Sir Toby’s Hostel
Dělnická 24, Prague 7, Holešovice
tel 246 032 611
metro Vltavská

tram 1, 3, 5, 12, 25 to Dělnická