WHEN TO GO
For those who can withstand the cold, the best time is definitely in winter. Not only the city is beautiful covered with snow, but there are far fewer tourists. I have been in March and November, quite bleak even without snow, and I cannot imagine how many people must be there in summer. Both times, in Staromestská Square I could hardly walk.
The typical food in Czech Republic are soups and goulash. The truth is that call it goulash, but it is a beef stew, who has not eaten it before? What I’m saying is that I consider unnecessary splash out for taking something you’ve already tried before; outside the tourist areas there are of equal quality and reasonably priced. In the tourist area prices are absurdly high, twice I’ve eaten at McDonald’s in Mala Strana just not to pay for a restaurant.
Another typical meal are the trdelníks (where are the vowels?), a piece of sweet rolled dough, filled with sugar and chocolate; they are sold in many places.
For those who stay in hostel or apartment, there are supermarkets in the main streets, the prices are quite cheap for European standards.
If you search carefully, you can find cheap and excellent quality accomodation, although I as described in the negative aspects post, in Prague they are blatantly chasing tourist’s money, as long as people keep coming and paying, they keep on rising up the prices. The first time (November 2012) I was in a hostel in Nove Mesto, spectacular, 5 floors, bar, WiFi in the room, clean, shared 4 bed room for 7.5 € per day. Today, for November 2016 the very same bed costs 16 € … For that price I don’t know if it is worthy anymore. In 2016 the best quality / price are the apartments. We have been in Apartments Soukenická and those we do recommend, 33 € per night, excellent, 5 minutes from Staromestská.