One of the first questions that participants ask is where they will stay and what the flats are like in Prague. The good news is, we already have the answers!
During the course:
We offer pre-arranged housing to help make the transition to living abroad an easier process. Our centrally located flat is in Prague 2 and is approximately only 10 minutes away from our office and downtown Prague via the tram lines. Tram stops are conveniently located in front of the flat. Within the vicinity of the flat, students can find several restaurants, grocery stores, and green spaces. Students are housed in double rooms with a roommate and individual kitchen with a shared bathroom and shower for the flat.
Other amenities include mid-course cleaning, high-speed Wi-Fi, washing machine, and is close to downtown.
Housing address: Karlovo Náměstí 292/15, 120 00 Prague
After the course:
Once the course finishes, many participants find flats in the center of Prague. Prague is a relatively affordable city and living in the city centre can be done on a teacher's salary!
Prices vary depending on location and how many roommates live there. We estimate that you will pay between 7,000 - 10,000 CZK per month including utilities (roughly $300-450 USD). We recommend that you start looking for housing as soon as you arrive in Prague, as the process can take several weeks. For housing listings in Prague, take a look at websites such as Expats.cz, Homesweethome.cz, or http://www.foreigners.cz/
We’ve shared more details on this below, to give you a general idea:
|Furnished room within a shared property (84m2)|
|Monthly rent per person in an average part of town||7,500Kč|
|Monthly rent per person in an expensive part of town||9,000Kč|
|Monthly utilities bill (for two people in an 84m2 apartment)||3,517Kč|
|Furnished studio apartment (45m2)|
|Monthly rent in an average part of town||11,500Kč|
|Monthly rent in an expensive part of town||18,000Kč|
|Monthly utilities bill (for one person in a 45m2 apartment)||5,000 - 7,000Kč|
Wifi 8MB = 428Kč p/month
Standard microwave (e.g, LG, Bosch) = 2,608Kč
Standard 40” flat screen TV = 10,559Kč
When choosing which neighbourhood of the city to rent in, take note of the numbering system; Prague 1 - 10 form a spiral of sorts, centred around the tourist district in Prague 1. Most graduates and expats tend to live in Prague 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 and tend to pay closer to 9,000Kč including utlities (roughly $400 USD).
Prague 2, 3 & 10 – Vinohrady & Žižkov
The main stomping ground for expats is Vinohrady. With a wealth of cool cafes, restaurants and pubs to it’s name, it is hotly coveted by the young Czechs and cool expats of Prague, whilst a beer garden in Riegrovy Sady park has excellent views of the city. It’s also in an extremely transport-convenient location, sitting on Metro line A, between stations Náměstí Míru and Jiřího z Poděbrad.
Žižkov sits just at the end of Vinohrady and maintains the same vibe, as an up-and-coming neighbourhood. Although this part of town is more rugged, it will resemble Vinohrady much more in years to come.
Prague 8 – Karlín
Karlín has a fantastic neighbourhood feel, and has proven to become a quiet residential area as of late. It is also home to some trendy bars, housed within its art nouveau buildings. In addition to this, it has been said to be host to the best coffee in Prague, at Můj šálek kávy!
Prague 7 – Holešovice
The most budget friendly and least gentrified part of Prague. This neighbourhood won’t break the bank, however the transport links are known to be a bit more strenuous to get to. Although the #17 riverside tram to town is incredibly picturesque, the walk to the station can be arduous, depending on your proximity to Nádraží Holešovice on Line C - Red on the Metro. However, a part of town full of regeneration, exciting creative growth and the city’s largest park, Letná Park so nearby, Holešovice is definitely worth seeing.
Prague 5 - Anděl
Czech for ‘Angel’, this section of Prague acts more as a central hub for the city’s traffic. While it does harbour a large shopping mall (Nový Smíchov) and two multiplex cinemas, this location is more of a spot for convenience, rather than excitement. It’s superb for tram links and it’s walking distance to other fantastic districts, however, you’ll find the best events and general happenings in the neighbouring parts of Prague.