About us

Since its establishment in April 2012, The MadHouse has quickly become the best hostel in the beautiful city of Prague.  After only 2 years being open, we were awarded “Best Hostel in the Czech Republic” and “6th Best Small Hostel Worldwide” by Hostelworld.

The idea is simple – The Madhouse will give you much more than just a bed to sleep in.  Here you will have an opportunity to have an unforgettable experience and memories to last a lifetime.

What makes us different to other hostels? At The Madhouse, we work hard to create an environment that gives backpackers a sense of home and family.  Here you’ll find a spacious kitchen perfect for hostel family dinners or afternoon beer-pong sessions.  The kitchen is also the place to meet each evening for pre-gaming and drinking games before we take the party out of the hostel to the some of Prague’s best bars and clubs.

Set up like a big house shared with 40 of your newest best friends, highlights include a two-tiered, theatre-style TV lounge set up precisely for your ultimate comfort that is set up with sofas, bean bags and a hard drive full of movies for all you lazy travellers needing a well-deserved break from sightseeing or for those who just can’t shake last night’s hangover.  We also have WIFI throughout all rooms and common areas as well as free desktop computers for you to use.

The entire hostel was custom painted with amazing graffiti artwork throughout by good friends from Montreal, Canada – Pito and Guko – and another mate from Melbourne, Australia – Dan – making The MadHouse a truly unique and spectacular hostel to stay at. Come check us out and let us show you the MAD side of hostel life in one Europe’s most beautiful and debaucherous cities.



2020: Hostelworld Most Popular Hostel in Prague, #8 Hostel for Solo Male Travellers

2019: Hostelworld #8 Hostel for Solo Male Travellers

2018: Hostelworld #5 Best Small Hostel worldwide, Best Hostel in Czech Republic

2017: Hostelworld #4 Best Small Hostel worldwide, Best Hostel in Czech Republic

2016: Hostelworld Nominated Best Small Hostel worldwide

2016: HotelsCombined Recognition of Excellence

2015: Hostelworld Nominated Best Small Hostel worldwide

2015: TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, #1 out of 600+ speciality lodgings in Prague

2014: Hostelworld #6 Best Small Hostel worldwide, Best Hostel in Czech Republic

2013: HostelBookers Top 3 Hostel in Eastern Europe


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