Foreigners have flocked to Prague for its Bohemian living and low prices for centuries. That is changing a bit as Prague becomes more and more a destination. In spite of this, the Czech Republic remains inexpensive and it is fairly easy to make it in Prague. Note: Prices near the tourist centres are 25% to 30% higher than the average.
Research, research, and introspection should define your pre-accommodation search. Familiarize yourself with the different areas of Prague and find where you want to live. Read blogs from the area, find official resources, visit the different areas. Ask yourself questions like:
How big a place do you want? A studio? A three room flat?
Where do you want to live? Somewhere close to your work?
What's your price range? What are you comfortable paying?
With answers to these important questions you can begin to think of a specific place.
Short-term accommodation can help you and your family get situated after the move without having to make any permanent decisions quite yet. There are many short and long-term accommodations in Prague.
Accome Julis Prague
These apartments are compact, but beautifully appointed with elegant and modern style.
Address: Praha 1, Vaclavske nam. 22
71 Total rooms:
11 singles euro 55 - 105
44 doubles euro 85 - 175
8 triples euro 105 - 205
8 quads euro 125 - 235
Amour Hotel Residence
Historical charm in Mala Strana. Four buildings dating from 1404 host suites, some even with washing machines.
Address: Praha 1, Malostranske nam. 5
9 Total rooms:
3 doubles euro 85 - 189
4 quads euro 93 - 247
2 apartments euro 147 - 336
Apartments in Prague
They offer 14 apartments scattered over convenient locations around the Old Town, Wenceslas Square, Mala Strana and Vinohrady.
Address: Praha 1, Vlasska 8
14 Total rooms:
14 apartments euro 65 - 160
A flatshare can be an excellent way to save money on your accommodations. It also offers an opportunity to get to know a new city with a local. A room in center costs about 7,000Kc while outside the center costs 6,000Kc.
However, an important trait in any roommate situation is having boundaries and a clear understanding of what each roommate requires. To protect yourself against potential problems should the worst happen, try to arrange it so that your roommates co-sign the lease. This makes all the roommates responsible for whatever happens to the property. If the worst was to happen, such as your roommate losing their job and not being able to pay rent, they will be held financially responsible- not you.
The movie Hostel was filmed here in Prague- but fear not! There are many affordable, fun, and safe hostels to choose from. Even during peak season, dorm rooms in hostels close to the city center can be had for around 350Kc per person, per night. Many hostels also offer private rooms, with or without shared bathrooms, for much cheaper than a pension or hotel room.
Around the main train station there may be people offering private rooms for great prices. These may be citizens offering accomadation in their private housing which is not legal. Stay at your own risk.