We are a retired couple. This is our first time traveling by ourselves. We are using Rick's books,etc. We will be visiting Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic during the month of October. We have allowed 3 days for Prague and need current info regarding inexpensive hotels,guest houses, etc. Also restaurants would be great.
Helen, For inexpensive and good hotels, I would highly recommend the Green Garland Pension. It's in a fantastic location close to both the old town and the Charles Bridge, and there are some nice restaurants nearby. The rooms are comfortable (but no TV) and the staff are wonderful. As you have the guidebooks, you'll have all the information you need for sightseeing. Happy travels!
I suggest getting a second or third guidebook, Rough Guide and/or Lonely Planet. Both these have lists of hotels of various prices, and also of restaurants.
U medvidku is a great hotel for price and location to Tyn square. Also has a restaraunt/bar attached. I spent 3 nights in prague and every dinnerwas eaten there.
Helen We are also in our 60s but have Czech friends and go to Prague regularly. Most recently for a long weekend in May. The Kolkovns opposite the Spanish Synagogue is a good bet. They are a nice mix of traditional and tourist friendly, and the food is good. http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g274707-d694833-r158924985-Kolkovna-Prague_Bohemia.htmlhttp://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g274707-d694833-r158924985-Kolkovna-Prague_Bohemia.html For cheap and cheerful close to Wencelas Square we often go to the Trilobit. One of our Czech friends swears by this place, which is how we found it. (Admittedly he works just across the road.) http://www.restauracetrilobit.cz/ A bit more upmarket is the Hybernska. Especially good for meat eaters and if it is warm enough to sit in the back garden. http://www.hybernia.cz/ Prague is beautiful. Have a great time. Alan