Hostel ELF

Husitska 11, 130 00 Prague 3, Prague, Czech Republic, Distance from city centre: 1.8km
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Rating: 85%from 3 reviews

  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 86%Staff
  • 86%Security
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 80%Location
  • 93%Value for money
  • 80%Facilities
We offer free buffet breakfast

Special season offer ( 28.04. - 30.9.2018 )
Monday ... FREE Czech style BBQ
Tuesday ... Happy Hour - 50% off beers
Wednesday ...FREE Czech style BBQ
Thursday ... Happy Hour – 50% off beers + Jenga
Friday ... Happy Hour - 50% off beers
Saturday ... FREE Czech style BBQ
Sunday ... Movie night + FREE popcorn

Established in 2000 as one of Prague’s first hostels, Hostel Elf maintains its eventful vibe and keeps floating on the waves of a real backpackers mood. Our biggest pride belongs to our terrace patio and common room where you can chill out with other travelers. To enhance one’s communication abilities, we sell Czech beer at the 24/7 reception.
We are a totally independent hostel, all of the staff are employed full time, they have a great knowledge of the local area with good recommendations of local bars, parks and landmarks.

The interior is decorated with modern art paintings and the outside terrace has mural graffiti artworks. If you are artistically gifted, or just an art enthusiast, you can beautify part of our fence with your national symbols or the flag of your country. We have over eighty of them hanged here with the best ones being Canada and South Africa so far.
The music played is mostly reggae, punk rock, drum and bass and old-school hip hop depending on the shift and weather.
Looking forward having you!

Hostel Elf is a charming hostel in the district of Zizkov, It has an alternative vibe with a friendly atmosphere, full of like minded travelers. Included in your stay is free buffet breakfast, unlimited coffee + tea and a free BBQ.

Please note that we do not permit guests age 40 and over to stay in our dorm rooms but you are more than welcome to stay in private rooms. Thanks for understanding.

Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Age Restriction
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Café
  • Card Phones
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dishwasher
  • Telephone/Fax Facilities
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Mini Supermarket
  • No Curfew
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam Room
  • Taxes included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Towels Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wi-Fi

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Check in : 13.00
Check out : 11.00

Terms and conditions :
1. We require that you present some form of valid photo identification upon check in, preferably a valid passport, national identity card. Driving licenses or student cards are not accepted as valid ID.
2. Check-out. Departing guests must remove all their belongings from their room, and check out, before 11am.
3. Upon check-in each guests will receive a room key card against deposit of 5 Euro or 100 CZK. These key cards are activated for the period of stay only and must be handed back to reception on check out.

1. Age restriction. Customers under the age of 18 are only permitted to stay in private rooms. All guest under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.
2. Age restriction for dormitories is under the age of 40. If this condition isn't met, the hostel reserves the right to cancel the booking at any time without a refund.

1. There's no deposit charged upon reservation, however in case of no show without cancelation at least 24 hours prior planned arrival, we'll reguire first night payment.
2. The balance owing will be due in full upon arrival, payable by debit, credit card or cash.

1. Guests are expected to respect other guests, staff and property.
2. We reserve the right to requested any guests who broke the rules to leave the hostel without any refund. We also reserve the right to charge guests the cost of rectifying damage, caused by the deliberate act of the guest to the hostel’s property. .
3. Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside of the building.Any guest found smoking within the building will be charged a compulsory fee of EUR 100.
Smoking is permitted on the teracce and in the outdoor patio.

1. Guests are asked to use the lockers provided in each room, the safety deposit boxes at reception or the luggage store. Padlocks are available to borrow against deposit at reception.
2. It is the guest’s responsibility to ensure that their personal belongings are secure at all times. Hostel Elf accepts no liability for the loss, theft or damage to property however sustained or caused.
3. You can safely lock your valuable things in safety boxes at the reception.

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FROM THE AIRPORT - you have 3 possibilities..

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT ( costs 32,- CZK for the ticket )
Take the bus 119 to Dejvicka station ( final one ) then change for metro ( line A - green one ) for 5 stops.Get off on Muzeum station, change the line for line C (Red one) and go to Florenc ( 2 stops ). Get off the metro and close to the MC Donalds there is a bus stop for the buses
number 133, 207 and 175.Take any of these buses for one stop to the station is called \'U Pamatniku\', cross the street and walk a bit down ( about 20 metrs ) and there you are.

BY SHUTTLE BUS ( costs 50,- CZK )
This bus will takes you to FLORENC and from there you can walk or take
Bus 175, 207 or 133 ( you need another ticket for 24,- CZK). Please see the direction how to get to here from Central bus station FLORENC

BY TAXI ( the price should not be higher than 550,- CZK )
Sometimes taxi drivers try to rip you off in Prague so always asked for the price before you get into a car
and ask for a receipt before the trip.
Our address is Husitska 11, Praha 3


If you decided to walk, it takes you 5 minutes but you may find hard to find us..get out of the bus station but not using the main entrance / exit but use the one for buses.When you get out of the station, find out the lamp with ELF MAN and follow the arrow - turn right, go under the bridge ( little bit up the hill ) and on the lights turn left.There should be
Bloody blue tatoo salon on your left hand side.Keep walking and on the same side there will be a bus stop.
Next to the bus stop, there is the hostel..

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT ( cost 24,- CZK ticket )
Get out of the bus station ( use the exit next to Burger King ) and go straight on...
Find Mc Donalds ( should be on your left hand side ) and close to Mc Donalds, there is a bus stop for the bus 133, 207 and 175.Take any of these buses for one stop, the name of the bus stop is U Pamatniku
Cross the road and go back for 50 metrs where you can find the hostel.


It takes about 10 minutes but you may find hard to find us..
We made for you a special navigation system to make it as easy as possible - please watch for the lamps !!
Get ready for it ? So, get out of the train station and turn right.Walk across the park, there will be a kids playground on your left hand side, and at the end there will be a tram stop ( tram n. 5,9,26 ).
Here you can find one of the lamps with hostel ELF logo which gives you the direction.
Cross the road and go right, on the corner turn left and you will get to a big cross.In the middle of this cross, you can find the second ELF lamp. Here, you have to cross on all pedestrian crossing ( make like a half of a circle ) and go left following the rail corridor. Highly recommend you to cross only on the lights..
So take the street on the left side and keep walking.
When you get on the first cross ( 3 minutes ), there should be a theater called PONEC.
Keep walking and on the left side, there should be a salon called BLODDY BLUE TATOO.
After 2 minutes you should find us on the left hand side..

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT ( need 32- CZK ticket )
Take metro ( line C - red one ) direction to Letnany for one stop.Get off on the stop called FLORENC, find
MC Donalds ( should be on your left hand side ) and close to Mc Donalds, there is a bus stop for the bus 133, 207 and 175.Take any of these buses for one stop, the name of the bus stop is U Pamatniku .Cross the road and go back for 50 metres where you can find the hostel.

Please note! We do not recommend taking a cab from a train station. A number of our guests were taken advantage of by Prague\'s taxi drivers who charge five times more than the regulated fare.Always asked for the price before you get into the car !!In case you really wanna take a taxi just tell the address ( Husiska 11, Prague 3 ) to a taxi driver and the price should be about 150,- CZK..If the taxi driver ask you to pay more than 200,- CZK feel free to come up to the reception and we will help you to solve the problem with it..Taxi drivers in Prague and o.k. but sometimes they try to rip you off


You can get in the hostel by using the metro.There is only one line, line C so take this metro direction HAJE
for 2 stops, get off on FLORENC . Exit with the escalators direction KRIZIKOVA ULICE, AUTOBUSOVE NADRAZI
to the big hall with tobacco shops and to get to the street level please use another escalators ( on you left hand side)
direction MUZEUM HL.MĚSTA PRAHY, BUS ZIZKOV..When you get up, there will be a bus stop so take
bus 133 or 175 for one stop, the name of the bus stop is U Pamatniku.Cross the road and go back for 50 metrs where you can find the hostel.

BY TAXI ( the price should not be higher than 200,- CZK )
Sometimes taxi drivers try to rip you off in Prague so always asked for the price before you get into a car
and ask for a receipt before the trip.
Our address is Husitska 11, Praha 3


This is our gps position
Loc: 505\'13.052\'N, 1426\'44.786\'E

Our hostel is situated in the street HUSITSKA No 11. From anywhere you go, it is important to keep going to the direction centrum. You should be on the street Legerova which is highway heading across the city center. On your right hand side you can see main train station. Take first to the right, exit Zizkov, wright behind the train station. On the first traffic lights turn left direction street Husitska - Zizkov.
After approx. 300meters on the next traffic lights, go straight on to the street called Husitska. The hostel is on your left hand side after 150meters from the traffic lights.

If you come from the other direction, the main road is called Wilsonova.
Turn right on the second exit behind the river, Zizkov /Karlin. On the traffic lights turn left, after 50meters on the second traffic lights turn left again and go straight on until you come to the other trafic lights. Go staight on into the street Husitska. The hostel is on your left hand side approx. 150meters behind the traffic lights.

For parking the most secure place is at the Florenc central bus stop.
It is possible to use the secure parking inside the bus station on the right hand side behind the gate.
The price
1 hour - 35CZK approx. 1.5euros
1 day - 350CZK approx. 14euros
1 week -1350CZK approx. 54euros

Free parking
- It is possible (not so recommended-not so secure) under the hostel just:
on the orange zone after 6pm until 8am, on the weekend free from Friday 6pm until 8am on Monday morning. Between 8am. until 6pm. every hour cost 40Czk on the working days (from Monday until Friday) Just on the ORANGE Zone.
- Attention:
- On the BLUE zone- it is strictly prohibited to park without special permmition
- Prague district Karlin approx. 10min walk from Hostel is another possibility to park for free. This district is still out of charge for parking but also not so secure.
We highly recommend you to park the car in front of the hostel, come up to the reception and we show you all the possibilities on the map..

Located Near

Hostel ELF is located 5 minutes walk from the central bus station Florenc and 10 walk from the Main Train station.

Located near Florenc Bus and Metro station and just 10 minutes' walk from Hlavni nadrazi train station.

Like many districts of the city, Žižkov today is socio-economically diverse. It is undergoing a renewal, with older buildings being reconstructed and restored. New fashionable cafes and restaurants are appearing and property prices are increasing rapidly. Žižkov also has the highest number of pubs per capita of any city district in Europe, with more than 300!

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