Prague used to be considered a budget holiday destination, but recently however, prices have been soaring in the tourist areas, making it similar in price to Berlin.

However, if you know a little more about the city and you do you research, there is no reason why Prague can’t still be a top budget destination.

Food and Drink

The food and drink are still very cheap, providing you steer clear of the tourist traps. The Czech Republic is known for its beer production, and great quality beer is cheap, and in fact is cheaper than water and fizzy sodas in many places.

If you want to sample some great local beer, then visit one of the two Prague Beer Museums. These are not actually museums, but do offer a huge selection of different beers for you to try. They also do great Czech pub food at a reasonable price, so well worth a visit.


Budget accommodation can be easily found in the outer districts of the city, and if you book your accommodation through places like the following:;
Home Away;
Owners Direct;; and
House Trip

Sight Seeing

Most of the main sights can be visited for free, such as the Charles Bridge, much of the Prague Castle, Old Town Square, the Astronomical Clock and John Lennon Wall.

An entry fee is payable for some parts of both castles, but it is worth seeing what you can for free before you purchase your tickets. This will help you narrow down the areas that you would like to see, so you don’t pay for the parts you have less interest in. You also may decide that this is sufficient as there is so much to see without paying anything at all.

Planning Your Trip

If you are travelling on a budget, it is always a good idea to plan your trip before you set out. That way, you can set yourself a budget that is easy to stick to.

The following infographic can help you with your planning and give you a starter guide for visiting this wonderful city.

Prague - Budget European City Infographic