Prague basic information and tips
Information about Prague
Find here some of our information about Prague, transportation, restaurants, nightlife and some warnings...
Area: 496 sqkm
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 - Old Prague 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 Municipal police phone 156
Ambulance service phone 155 Police phone 158
Fire emergency phone 150 Emergency road service phone 1230, 1240
Where to buy tickets
Ticketpro in Prague Information Service - Old Town Hall, Staromestske nam.1, Praha 1
Once you will stay in Old Prague 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
Stay in Old Prague 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. Old Prague Hostel is 1 min walk from metro stop Namesti Republiky, line C. You can get 1 day, 3 day, week and month passes. Or you can just pay 26czk 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 / 2 minutes walk from Old Prague Hostel.
Train and bus time tables around Europe - IDOS
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.
Both 1 minute walk from Old Prague Hostel!!
Praha Bike - Dlouha 24, Prague 1, 00420 732 388 880, http://www.prahabike.cz
City Bike - Kralodvorska 5, Prague 1, 00420 776 180 284, http://www.citybike-prague.com
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, metro...do not hang your cameras, jackets over chair in outside restaurants.
Otherwise its peaceful and safe city!!!!!!!!
There are different areas for shopping in Prague.
The biggist and most modern shopping center PALLADIUM has been open in the barracs from 1780s! Over 200 shops and 30 restaurants + club! So now we are located next to the famous Astronomical Clock from one side and huge shopping mall from the other side.
Cheap, normal shops - in the center its mainly Na Prikope st. and Wencesla Sq. Your find there all kinds of shops, stores, shoping malls. From suvenirs to clothes, shoes, toys ect.
Flea Market Kolbenova