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Old 05-23-2006, 05:51 PM   #1
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I finish my year abroad in France next week and I will be starting an internship in Prague at the end of June. Ive been there twice and I know its gonna be an amazing time, but I have no idea where to look for accomodations. Has anyone lived there or know where would be a good place to live and where I can search for a place? I want to stay somewhere downtown where all the excitement is, so if anyone knows anything, let me know

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Old 05-24-2006, 12:56 AM   #2
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i think there is another tpunk who is currently living in Prague so they may be able to give you some info

its a great city and i wish you all the best in your new adventure
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Get your hands on a copy of the Prague In Your Pocket guide, they have links to rental agencies which can get you started. Consider booking something like a small apartment for a week or so, to give you time to find something more suitable once you get there and can do some looking on your own. Personally, I'd opt for a place mentioned in the accommodations section, rather than the real estate section, because they don't charge as much, and you can usually get a discount if you stay more than a few days. B&Bs are also a good bet for this kind of longish, short term accommodations.

When you get into town, hook up with expat community groups when you first arrive (check out any and all groups you can - reading rooms, cultural groups, whatever - In Your Pocket will have contact info) and see what you can find by talking to people who've lived in Prague for a while. If you go through a rental agency, you'll pay a lot more, but probably find an awesome place...if you go through the local network you'll get something a lot cheaper, but it might be in a Soviet era block house. Trade offs at every hand.

We got a fabulous flat in a circa 1850s building in the Old Town of Vilnius at about a third the cost if we'd have gone through an agency, by taking the local approach - a friend of a friend of a friend kind of thing. Or you may find someone who's looking for a roommate, which can also be a great option if you want to live in pricey central Prague.

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hey I live in Prague, came here about 2 months ago from LA to do film.. I found a room to rent off of expats.cz its in Letna about 15min walk through a park and over the bridge to the center... I pay about 250$ a month, you can get a room in the center for 390$ a month, if you want your own place im not sure. Theres action going on all over the city no matter where you live, sometimes I spend a whole week just in Letna never going to the other side of the river, sometimes friends invite me all over the place to hang out.
If you have any other questions feel free to ask me.

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hey i just read on another thread about an expat hangout / coffehouse called Globe Cafe. Seems like they've got a pretty e xtensive bulletin board with apts. for rent etc.
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