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.
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.
Czech Inn is a highly rated hostel in the Vinohrady district. It offers great value with the quality of a high-end boutique hostel, with a wide range of accommodation options available. Many gay bars and clubs are within walking distance, including Club TerMAX and DANDY.
The private rooms are recently renovated and offer all the comforts of a good hotel, including toiletries, a safe, and excellent rain showers. They are a great compromise between the privacy and comfort of a hotel with the lively vibe of a hostel.
The dorms range from intimate 4-bed rooms to a sprawling 32-bed basement room. The bunk beds are basic (no privacy curtains) but comfortable. The Premium Dorms have regular single beds and would be a particularly good choice for a group of friends if you are able to book the whole room.
It’s easy to mingle and chat with fellow travelers, especially in the cool cellar bar downstairs. Staff are friendly and can arrange various activities in the city for you, including free tours and the Prague Pub Crawl. So it’s no surprise Czech Inn is one of the most booked gay hotels in Prague.
Boutique Hotel Seven Days is based in a beautiful 19th-century building and features traditionally furnished interiors with modern comforts. The rooms are decorated to match the building, with Italian-inspired neoclassical furnishings, and are all spacious and clean.
There are very good 4-star facilities, including a cozy cafe and restaurant downstairs and a complete wellness suite with gym and sauna. The gym is small and slightly old-fashioned, but it has a good range of equipment available.
The hotel is located close to Wenceslas Square and the National Museum, between the Old Town and the Vinohrady gay area. Club U Rodolfa, a low-key traditional gay pub, is just a couple of doors down, while Vinohrady’s rowdier gay nightlife is just 10-minutes away on foot.
Louren Apartments is located in a quiet corner of Vinohrady, close to the major gay bars and clubs. A 15-minute walk will get you to gay spots like Club TerMAX, TerMIX, Empire Bar, and Factory Club. Piano Bar, a longstanding and beloved gay Prague institution popular with locals, is just five minutes away. It’s a long-ish walk to the city center, but there’s a metro station close to the apartments (Jiřího z Poděbrad, Line A) that connects directly to the Old Town.
The apartments has both rooms and apartments. Some of the rooms are more old-fashioned than others, but all are well-appointed. The apartments are modern and bright, especially the top-floor duplexes. They come with a fully-equipped kitchen including a stove, oven, toaster, and dishwasher, so you can really cook home-style meals in them.
If you don’t feel like cooking in the mornings, that’s ok too. Breakfast is included in all room rates and is both delicious and varied.
Arkada Hotel Praha is located at the heart of the Vinohrady gay district, which makes it a perfect choice for gay nightlife. Club Garage cruise bar is literally across the street and Klub 21 around the block. A 10-minute walk will get you to some of the best gay spots in town, including Clubs TerMIX and TerMAX and DANDY cocktail bar.
It’s a relatively old-fashioned hotel, and the decor could do with some updating. However, everything is clean and well-maintained. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, and the breakfast is very good.
EA Hotel Tosca is a gay-friendly Prague hotel located right next to the Vinohrady gay area. Gay venues like Empire Bar, DANDY, Factory Club, TerMIX, and TerMAX are all about 5 minutes from the hotel. There is a metro station (Náměstí Míru, Line A) just a minute away, so you’re also very well-connected to the historic Old Town.
The rooms are basic but large, comfortable, and clean. Smaller single rooms are available which are perfect for solo travelers. Breakfast is good for the price you pay. There are no luxuries here but it’s a nice, tidy hotel that offers good value for money at the heart of the Prague gay district.
Ibis Praha Wenceslas Square is located in Nove Mesto, near the Vinohrady hub of gay nightlife. Gay bars like Jampa Dampa, Club U Rodolfa, and The Bourgeois Pig, Klub 21, and Garage Club are all within a 10-minute walk of the hotel.
In terms of sightseeing, all the landmarks of the Old Town are within walking distance and there is a Metro station (I.P. Pavlova, Line C) very nearby. Conveniently, Line C provides a direct connection to Mecca club, which hosts the very popular OMG gay parties on weekends.
The rooms are basic and pretty small, but they are also modern and very comfortable. The downstairs bar and cafe area is pleasant and looks quite cool. This is classic, reliable Ibis value for money in a great location.
For an additional charge, guests of the Ibis Praha Wenceslas Square can use the sauna, indoor swimming pool and fitness centre in the Novotel Praha Wenceslas Square situated next door.
MeetMe23 is a cool, design-focused hotel and hostel. You can book a regular private room (for up to four people), a dorm bed, or their beautiful rooftop suite with kitchenette. All of the rooms have fun, colorful design elements and comfortable beds. There is the option of booking a full dorm room for yourself, so six friends can stay together in style.
There is a swanky bar and restaurant serving delicious Czech food and drink, and there is also a more casual bar that is great for meeting people. The reception can book several unique experiences for you, from Salsa Dancing to a mysterious nighttime tour of the city. The hotel even has its own app-based interactive mystery game.
MeetMe23 is located directly across from the central railway station, making it very convenient for anyone arriving by train or the airport bus service. Thanks to this exceptionally central location, pretty much all of the gay bars and clubs in downtown Prague are within a 20-minute walk.