The Ultimate Gay Travel Guide
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Prague boasts a beautiful historic Old Town, centuries of culture, and some of the most lively (and affordable) nightlife in Europe. It also happens to have the biggest and best gay scene in Central and Eastern Europe, covering everything from traditional pubs to trendy hipster joints, basement bars, sprawling cruising dungeons, and megaclub parties.
Accommodation here is cheap by default, especially if you visit outside of the summer and Christmas peak seasons. The truly high-end 5-star hotels will not cost much less than their counterparts elsewhere in Europe, but once you get to mid-range you start seeing a significant drop in prices.
Upmarket design-led boutique hotels in the 4-star range abound. Hostels cater to a large backpacker crowd and are becoming increasingly sophisticated, with some really cool options available.
Prague is a major tourist city in Europe, and as such, the city center is gay-friendly for tourists. It would be highly uncommon for any hotel in Prague to make an issue of a gay couple checking in. In addition to being gay-friendly, the hotels listed below are all located in popular parts of the city for gay travelers. They excel at providing value for money and quality experiences.
Most gay travelers stay in the Vinohrady gayborhood near the city’s gay nightlife or in the neighboring historic Old Town.
Vinohrady (Prague 2) is one of Prague’s coolest neighborhoods, sitting in between the old-world beauty of the historical center and the non-stop straight nightlife of Žižkov. Vinohrady is where you’ll find Prague’s best gay nightlife, gay-friendly hotels, coffee shops, trendiest bars, most delicious food spots. Several of gay Prague’s best and most beloved venues are here, including DANDY, Club TerMAX, and The Saints Bar. The most booked gay-friendly hotels in Vinohrady include EA Hotel Tosca, Czech Inn Hostel, and Arkada Hotel Praha.
Staré Město (Prague 1) – Prague’s Old Town is its historic center, known for landmarks like the Old Town square and the Charles Bridge. For this reason, it is a must-see in any tourist’s itinerary. The most booked gay-friendly hotels in Prague 1 include Grandior Hotel Prague, The ICON Hotel & Lounge, and Mosaic House.
Design Hotel Neruda is an intimate four-star design hotel situated close to Prague Castle. From its position, the castle is a five-minute walk while the famous Charles Bridge is a 15-minute stroll. Prague’s gay nightlife in Vinohrady is just out of walking reach, 45 minutes for any eager walkers or a quick 15 minutes in a taxi.
The modern interiors mix and contrast with the original stone and wood elements. Even with its modern interiors, there is no denying, Design Hotel Neruda is a real heritage hotel with parts of the historic building dating from the 14th-century.
As with many historic buildings, the 42 rooms within the hotel vary in both size and shape. Opt for the Design Deluxe and Design Superior rooms to make the most of the views and natural light. The exhibitionists will enjoy the glass-walled bathrooms.
Ibis Praha Old Town is an excellently located budget hotel, just 10 minutes from Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock. Sauna David, a very popular gay sauna, is under 15 minutes away on foot, and all of gay Prague’s bars and clubs can easily be reached by tram.
The hotel’s interiors are modern, with the bar and lounge areas being especially cool and contemporary. The rooms have the classic Ibis look, with very basic decor and wood-paneled furnishings, and are looking slightly tired in places. Overall, this is all about value for money in a great location.
Hotel Leonardo is based in a charming 15th-century building, just a 5-minute walk from the famous Charles Bridge. Gay Prague hotspots like Friends, Cafe Bar Flirt, and Sauna Babylonia are also five minutes away. The closest tram stop (Karlovy lázně) serves the scenic Line 2, which follows the Vltava river.
The rooms are modern and spacious, featuring antique pieces and touches from Prague’s Art Nouveau heritage. The Maisonette rooms are particularly pleasant, set across two floors and featuring great castle views.
This gay-friendly hotel has several lovely sitting areas, including an open courtyard perfect for sunny days. The breakfast buffet is excellent, with an extensive selection of local and international treats and very good coffee.
K+K Hotel Fenix is located five minutes from the National Museum and two minutes from Wenceslas Square (a vibrant area of hotels, apartments, restaurants, bars and nightclubs). It’s also close to several gay bars and clubs, making it a very gay-friendly Prague hotel. Alcatraz, a modern cruise club popular with a leather crowd, is just around the block.
The hotel’s decor is beautiful, with minimalist design in neutral tones in all the recently renovated rooms. This is highlighted by large floor-to-ceiling windows and cool Scandi-inspired furnishings. The beds are extremely comfortable, everything is clean and perfectly maintained, and the TV has a great selection of international channels (including HBO Movies).
K+K Hotel Fenix’s facilities include a bar-restaurant serving tasty Czech specialties and beer, as well as a sauna, spa area, and small gym. Breakfast is extremely fresh and varied.
The Icon Hotel and Lounge is an incredibly stylish gay-friendly Prague hotel. The location is perfect for gay nightlife, with most of the city’s best and most popular venues within a 15-minute walk of the hotel. This includes traditional pubs like Club U Rodolfa, cruise bars like Alcatraz and Club Garage, and clubs like Klub 21, Club TerMAX, and Club TerMIX.
Each of the 31 rooms at this boutique hotel is beautifully decorated in a minimalist style, but they really stand out thanks to their exceptional amenities. Every room comes with a handmade Hästens bed, a Smart TV with Netflix connection, a full-sized bathtub with RITUALS toiletries, and a smartphone with unlimited data and international calls. De Luxe rooms come with Bluetooth speakers, and the suites have their own Dolby Digital Surround Sound system.
The Icon Hotel and Lounge is home to an Asian wellness spa offering authentic Thai treatments. Another great touch is the all-day a la carte breakfast, which is served at their delicious Mediterranean tapas restaurant. You’ll be especially thankful for this after a long and busy night out in gay Prague.
With a full width of 3.28 meters, Hotel Clementin Old Town has the unique boast of being based in the narrowest preserved house in Prague. The building dates back to the 14th century but has been recently renovated with cool, contemporary interiors.
There are only nine rooms at the hotel, so there is a true boutique vibe. The rooms are on the smaller side (as can be expected with the narrowest building in the city), but they are all incredibly comfortable and clean. All have stylish furniture and high-quality amenities.
The hotel has a lovely terrace on the street and serves a good buffet breakfast. However, the best thing about Hotel Clementin is perhaps the friendly and attentive staff, especially as, with only nine rooms to serve, they can really focus on helping you make the most of your trip.
Hotel Clementin has an exceptional location at the very heart of Prague’s touristy Old Town. Within a five-minute walk of the hotel, you can reach Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, and several gay venues like Friends, Cafe Bar Flirt, and Sauna Babylonia.
The Dedica Anthology group prides themselves on their collection of contemporary luxury hotels, and their Prague location does not disappoint. NH Collection Carlo IV is split between two buildings, one contemporary and one dripping in 19th-century grandeur.
The modern part of the hotel houses most of the Classic and Superior rooms, which are beautiful and comfortable, if not a bit small. The historic building houses the Exclusive Rooms and the luxurious suites. The historic rooms feature more antique decor, while the modern ones are based on a neutral and minimalist look.
The spa is gorgeous, featuring starkly modern design and atmospheric lighting. The 20m heated swimming pool is a highlight. Off-peak access to the spa is included in most of the room rates. The gym is small but decently well-equipped.
Anyday Apartments is located where Nove Mesto meets Vinohrady, about 15 minutes from the main grouping of gay bars. The Bourgeois Pig, an uber-trendy hipster queer bar and live music venue are just five minutes away. There is a metro station (I.P. Pavlova, Line C) very close to the hotel.
The hotel is made up of several roomy apartments, ranging in size from studio to two-bedroom. Some of the two-bedroom apartments can sleep six people, which makes this a great choice for a group of friends. Every apartment comes with a fully-equipped kitchen (no oven, but there is a hotplate and a microwave) and daily housekeeping included in the rate.
There is a daily buffet breakfast downstairs and a 24h reception, so you can always count on the assistance of the friendly staff team.
Hotel Residence Spalena features 23 modern, well-equipped apartments in a great central location. Sauna Babylonia, the largest and most popular gay sauna in town, is less than five minutes away, and there is a metro station (Národní třída, Line B) just a couple of steps away from the hotel door.
Every apartment has a kitchenette, which comes with a stove, fridge, microwave, and washing machine. Studios, two-person apartments, and five-person apartments are available, with the latter being a particularly good deal for groups of friends. All of them are decorated in a simple but tasteful style that feels more like a residential apartment than a hotel. The Duplex two-person apartment is particularly pleasant and spacious.
This is very much apartment-style accommodation, so there are none of the usual hotel facilities. In other words, it’s ideal for people who like to feel at home wherever they travel and for longer stays in the city.
Grandior Hotel Prague features cool and contemporary design throughout most of its spaces. Some rooms seem a little bit more old-fashioned, but they are all are spacious and extremely comfortable, especially the beds. They all also offer good amenities, such as a bathrobe, slippers, a TV with over 100 channels, and L’Occitane bathroom products.
Breakfast is excellent, serving made-to-order eggs, pancakes, waffles, and more. It is made even better with live piano music every morning. The in-house spa and sauna has a great selection of unique treatments, including one that comes with an unlimited supply of Czech beer.
Grandior Hotel Prague is located just at the edge of the Old Town where it meets Karlin, making it both quiet and convenient. Sauna David and Sauna Labyrint are both under a 15-minute walk from the hotel. There’s a direct tram service (Line 6 or 14 from Bílá labuť stop just across the street) to Mecca Club, which hosts the biggest gay parties in town. So it’s no surprise Grandior Hotel is the most booked luxury gay hotel in Prague.