Castle Steps

Nerudova 7, Prague, Czech Republic, 11800

Price from: £25

Castle Steps

By Will Tizard, your Prague expert

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#15 of 30
expert-rated hotels in Prague
Expert overall rating:3.0 out of 5
Location:
4.3
4.3
Bedrooms:
2.8
2.8
Eating/drinking:
2.4
2.4
Public areas:
1.5
1.5
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
3
3.0
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Seasoned travellers, Great views / scenery, No fuss, People watching, Sightseeing

Expert review of Castle Steps

Surprising value nestled in Prague Castle's shadow

A lively topic on the budget travel circuit, the Castle Steps is a find indeed for those who value character over pampering and really relish being in the center of the city's best sightseeing area.

Location: 

The hotel’s divided among three buildings at different elevations and addresses so it’s not the place for those with serious baggage, and some have found service less than sterling. But views from upper rooms of the district’s baroque townhouses make it worthwhile and it’s hard to imagine a better located inn at this price. The building on the main walking route for thousands of castle tourists day and night, Nerudova, can have noise issues and at all three facilities you’re in for a light hike up the cobbled street from Malostranske Namesti, where trams 20 and 22 run.

Bedrooms: 

For the price the Castle Steps is a serious score, particularly considering the characterful touches. Antique sewing tables, marble-topped nightstands, parquet floors and high ceilings are not what you’d expect to find at rates like these. White walls are on the conservative side and the bathrooms, while modern and well-lit, don’t feature much in the way of inspiring design.

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Public areas: 

The overall effect is simple (sometimes borderline Spartan), but Castle Steps still manages to be welcoming, clean and serious value and is set in characterful 18th-century buildings.

Eating and drinking: 

The in-house restaurant, specializing in Italian, is far from the best option in the Mala Strana district these days but is handy if you’ve been out touring all day and plan to head straight to bed after your cognac.

Service: 

Courteous and correct, but getting sorted between the three buildings has thrown some guests off.

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Who stays there: 

Budget travelers who've done their homework, younger visitors, and fans of medieval architecture (not in the hotel, fortunately).

Price advice: 

Standard prices are great value, and include breakfast and VAT.

Pros: 
Amazing location
Unequaled prices for the area
Cons: 
Divided among separate buildings
On a steep, cobbled hill

More information on Castle Steps:

Price from:
£25
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Nerudova 7, Prague, Czech Republic, 11800
Free tags / Keywords:
Prague Castle
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant
Neighbourhood:
Mala Strana

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