Poets’ Corner Hostel is one of the longest-running hostels in the Czech Republic!

We are a traditional backpackers’ hostel located in a set of unique, homely flats in the centre of the stunning little city of Olomouc (which was listed as one of the 10 Hidden Gems of Europe by Lonely Planet in 2012 and is just an easy 2.5 hour train ride from Prague).

The hostel, which opened in 2002, is fitted with an inviting and eclectic mix of comfortable retro furniture, with armchairs you can sink into, oriental carpets, warm colours and uniquely decorated rooms. Our dorms and private rooms are spacious and have loads of character with antique furnishings. The common room is the ‘heart’ of the hostel and creates a wonderful atmosphere perfect for making new friends with your fellow travellers or to relax in whilst reading or listening to music.

For those that need more scenery, we have a balcony with a view of St Wenceslas Cathedral and the hills beyond, including the magnificent Basilica on ‘Holy Hill’.

As well as this, the hostel features two fully-equipped kitchens (on separate floors), perfect for cooking up a feast. Free tea and coffee are also always available.

All shared bathrooms have piping hot water when you need it and are just down the hall to all the rooms.

At Poets’ Corner Hostel, you are free to do your own thing, or join in on whatever might be going on, like an ice hockey game in the winter, a filling meal in one of the many restaurants, a drink in town or even a day trip now and then. We maintain a friendly, social vibe here, but one that allows you to just kick back on your own if you like, read a book or just make use of the free WI-FI to plan your next destination.

Happy travels, and we hope to see you soon!


Just because it's chilly outside doesn't mean that Olomouc is not worth a stop off on you trip round Czech Republic. And for January and February, we are knocking the price of dorm beds as low as 200 CZK (approx. 8 Euro) from Sunday to Thursday! Pop over to our reservations page, search for your beds and see what we have to offer on specific days! Some restrictions may apply (like for DIRECT BOOKING ONLY), but feel free to ask us any questions you may have. As always, we will have free tea, coffee and hot chocolate waiting for you, a nice warm seat by the heaters and a stocked kitchen for you to cook up some comfort food after you get back from out of the cold after seeing the city and region.

See you soon in Olomouc!

The Poets