Selection of holiday accommodation and Old Town apartments in Prague
Discover Prague apartments for rent in Old Town Square
The best holiday apartments in Prague await you - book now and begin planning your getaway to one of the beautiful cities in Europe. Prague is known as the capital of Bohemia, the City of Hundred Towers or the Golden City. You might recognise its astronomical clock, but there are many wonderful things to see in this multifaceted city. With Hundredrooms you can find accommodation in Prague at the best prices that are simultaneously close to places of interest such as the Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square, the Dancing House, King Wenceslas Square or the Karlštejn Castle. By comparing Airbnb Prague, Booking.com, HomeAway and many more, we can save you up to 40% on your booking. This is a fantastic location for romantic getaways or group holidays, and we have plenty of apartments for couples in the city centre that will allow you to enjoy breakfast and moonlit walks through the Old Town of Prague. As the capital of the Czech Republic, is one of the 20 destinations worldwide that receive the largest annual volume of tourists. Its architecture is unique and has a cultural heritage that brought together generations of intellectuals, poets and writers of universal literature from centuries past to the present day. It has become a cosmopolitan and avant-garde destination, with excellent offers in leisure activities for locals and tourists alike. The variety and volume of Prague accommodation has increased in recent years, with many cheap short stay apartments becoming available. We can let you in on the secrets of this Bohemian city - where to stay, how to get around and what you should see during your trip.
Where to stay in the capital of the Czech Republic
The apartments in Prague city centre are the best option for you to enjoy walking around the city and taking in the sights, although each neighbourhood has its own unique feel, price and things to do. These are the best options:
- Prague 1, Old Town (Stare Mesto): Staying in Prague 1 is without a doubt one of the most comfortable options for your stay. You will find plenty of Old Town square apartments from around £38. If you’re only travelling here for a few days this is the best option, because you will be close to a large number of the most popular attractions, and you will be in the heart of the oldest part of the city. You will be enchanted by its cobbled streets and medieval atmosphere, and while it’s not the most economical option for staying in the city, it is the best way to take advantage of what little time you have if you’re only here for the weekend. There are numerous restaurants and cafes that are perfect for dinner in the city, and despite it being in the central hub, there are plenty of quiet streets. You also have the choice of many apartments near the Astronomical Clock from £55 a night.
- New Town (Nove Mesto): This is another spectacular option for your stay and is also in the centre. We have apartments in Prague New Town from £47 per night, not far from the famous Dancing House. From this zone you can reach the oldest part of the city by foot in approximately 20 minutes, or catch the number 17 bus. It is a fairly safe part of the city, and apartments near King Wenceslas Square are popular due to its proximity to many restaurants and green spaces from £40 per night.
- Lesser Town (Mala Strana): This area can be found on the other side of the river Moldava, but is very well connected with Stare Mesto. There are Mala Strana apartments in Prague from approximately £30 per night. From here it will take you roughly 20 minutes to walk to the old town or on the bus using line 17. In this area, you will find some of the most beautiful palaces, the Czech Parliament and many restaurants with local specialities to try. On the banks of the river Moldava there are some lovely terraces to enjoy a warmer summer evening, and this is an excellent choice if you want to escape the touristic hustle and bustle for something a little more tranquil, but would still like to be close to everything without paying too much.
- Hradcany: In this district, you will find apartments close to Prague Castle. From this district you will be spoilt by some of the most incredible views across the city despite being a little bit further out of the city centre. But if you enjoy walking, it is only half an hour’s walk into the centre or you can use public transport. The Golden Lane and St Vitus Cathedral are also located here. There’s not as much of a nightlife and restaurant scene as in other areas, but it is still a lovely area to stay with some incredible serviced apartments in Prague.
- Josefov: This is the Jewish Quarter which is also found within Prague 1. The apartments in Josefov are in a prime position, given that the Old Town Square is only 5 minutes walk away. It is home to some of the most important synagogues in Prague, and you can also find many authentic local restaurants, shops and old bookshops. City apartments in this district start from roughly £55.
- Prague 2 (Vinohardy): Another one of the most centrally located districts with some lovely Prague apartments starting from £20 per night. It has the widest range of holiday accommodation, cheap studios and lofts and many restaurants, cafes and shops. It is a very lively and young district which is always buzzing with students and professors. Here you will find many great apartments close to Wenceslas Square.
- Prague 3 (Zizkov): This district has grown more and more popular in recent years. Previously a traditionally working class neighbourhood, it is now a bohemian, alternative and up and coming district with many charming Prague apartments to rent. You will find cheap apartments here from £28 per night, and you can walk to the Old Town Square in 30 minutes, or use public transport which will get you there in about 15 minutes.
- Prague 5 (Smichov): Also on the other side of the Moldava River is this district, which is approximately 14 minutes away from the Square at the heart of the city by metro. It is a great option for families, and there are plenty of restaurant options. You can find rooms and apartments from £30 per night.
Transport in the Czech Capital
The Prague metro is the method of transport most used to get from one place to another in the city - it is fast and efficient to get you from your apartment in Prague to all of the main monuments in no time at all. If you are staying in an apartment in Prague city centre, then you can easily reach everything you need by foot without any problems. There are 3 metro lines - Line A, Green, B Yellow and C Red. To get to the Old Town Square, Jewish Quarter or Wenceslas Square, you need to take the green line. The yellow line will take you to the main bus station in Prague and the red one to Vysehrad Gardens, among other places. The bus is also very reliable and can reach many areas around the historic centre that the metro cannot. There is also a tram and also a funicular train to climb Mount Petrin.
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Things to see in Prague
Legend has it that the origin of the nickname ‘The Golden City’ is due to the golden hue of the stone buildings when they receive direct sunlight. It is also claimed to originate from the reign of King Charles IV, when the castle towers were golden in colour. Either way, Prague is a city with a defined character and a mixture of historical heritage and cultural vanguard. There is so much to see, but we recommend going for 3 or 4 days which is enough time to visit the essentials:
- Charles Bridge: The unmistakable symbol of the city, which unites Stare Mesto with Mala Strana and is over a half a kilometre in length. It is the longest medieval bridge in Europe, and to stroll around here at sunset is a magical and romantic experience with Prague Castle illuminated in the background. Along the Charles Bridge, there are about 30 statues with each detail more fascinating than the previous.
- Prague Castle: Another one of the must-see monuments during your trip, this 9th century fortress watches over the city from its position on the other side of the Vltava river. From here you can also see the legendary Golden Alley, the Old Royal Palace, the prison of the Daliborka Tower and the Powder Tower.
- Old Town Square: One of the most recognisable sights is this square, which is the heart and centre of all life within the city. You only need look at the surrounding buildings and architecture to see it is characteristic of Golden Prague. In the square is the City Hall building, the Tyn Temple, Church of St Nicholas, the Jan Hus monument and the Gloz Kinksky Palace.
- Astronomical Clock: Located in the Old Town Square, this clock of over 60m in height is the most famous medieval clock in Europe, particularly as the animated figures that parade on top are still kept in great condition. It is made up of three parts: the astronomical part, the figures and the circular clock. It is possible to climb to the top of it and look over the square.
- St Vitus Cathedral: A Gothic Cathedral where the Kings of Bohemia were crowned. You can climb to the top and take pictures of the great view of the Old Town and River.
- Wenceslas Square: Although it is called a square, it is more an avenue widened in Nove Mesto. There is a lot of holiday accommodation in the surrounding areas, and it is a place with an important role in the history of the city, since the Velvet Revolution began here and was where the Declaration of Independence of Czechoslovakia was read. Here is also the Lucerna Palace.
- Dancing House: An interesting piece of architecture with wavy shapes designed by Vlado Milunic and Frank Gehry. Its construction was quite controversial since its aesthetic clashed with the other buildings within the Prague 2 district.
- Karlstejn Castle: It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful castles in Central Europe and was used for decades to protect the crown jewels.
- Vysehrad: The Vysehrad Fortress and its adjoining gardens are a worthwhile visit out of the city centre.
- Letná Park: The green lungs of Prague and a must see - especially for the views over the city.
- Municipal House of Prague: The Art Nouveau style that is often found Prague is also present in this incredible building next to the Powder Tower. It is undoubtedly one of the cultural and artistic centres of Prague, with a concert hall and a spectacular modernist style cafe.
- Mount Petrin: A fun day out from the city centre, and if you travel with children you should certainly take the funicular up there. There is a park to spend the day and a very nice viewpoint.
- National Theatre of Prague: This is a beautiful opera house next to the Vltava River, where theatrical, dance and singing performances are performed.
- Island of Kampa: This is located under the Charles Bridge, and can be visited by boat. There is the Grand Prior Mill and the John Lennon Wall, two interesting places to visit.
- National Gallery of Prague: This is one of the most important museums in the Czech Republic, with works by Picasso, Renoir, Van Gogh or Klimt. They open every day from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.