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Best way to find a basic room/flat in Prague?


in Prague, Czechia by @mappleton | 6yr  | 16 comments

Have been stalking craigslist for weeks. Quite a few properties posted. But after sending 20 inquiries have 0 replies. Beginning to wonder if itโ€™s a city that requires on-the-ground apartment hunting. Can anyone whoโ€™s been through Prague before clue me in?

Will be there from April 10th until July. Need a basic, short-term, central room rental. Nothing fancy. Will be working from a co-working space. Under 9000 CZK seems reasonable from what Iโ€™ve seen.

P.S. If anyone else is Prague-bound this summer and room hunting, leave a note! Definitely up for sharing a place with other nomads. Or just hanging out / having co-working sessions.

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Hello all :slight_smile: I donโ€™t know if it will be helpful but I found an apartment on flatio.com for my living in Prague since April 17.

I hope it will be OK, do you have any references or experiences with Flatio?

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@joemtl | 1yr

Flatio seems a bit overpriced, similar to Airbnb for monthly rentals. I found way better prices looking at Real Estate Brokers websites.

Iโ€™m also looking for insights on where locals look for apartments, if thereโ€™s anyone out there with advice :slight_smile:

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@jpleboeuf | 6yr

You can also hang out on #nomadsโ€™ #prague channel, or exchange with other nomads and locals on Facebook Groups http://on.fb.me/1D0E9eT :smile:

A vague idea for a first meetup in May is growing :smiley:

BTW, @Jakub, thanks for the links :smile:

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@joel_mortensen | 6yr

I just arrived in Prague and Iโ€™m looking for a room or flat.
Iโ€™d also like to meet other nomads if some of you are around.

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@sergeydumik | 6yr

Hi Maggie. What do you mean by this? As far as I know, you canโ€™t exchange contact info using Airbnb PMs. So what is the reason of asking hosts about discounts when you canโ€™t actually meet him/her unless youโ€™ve officially booked?

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@mappleton | 6yr

@sergeydumik - โ€œemailingโ€ was the wrong term. I meant just messaging them directly through the Airbnb platform which you can do even if you havenโ€™t booked yet.
Airbnb actually has a built-in function where hosts can offer a special price for certain guests so works pretty seamlessly within the system.

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@jakub | 6yr

Yea airBnB is overpriced in Prague, so ~ 50% off is fair.

I never liked P-3 โ€ฆ I lived whole time in P-7 which is ideal imo. Five minutes by tram to the Old/New Town, heaps of restaurants, cafes, supermarkets. Two parks close by, cheaper rents than P1/2/5.

Also if you like night clubs - and I mean real night clubs, not the dump for tourist in P1 than most of them is in P7 as well.

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Hi Maggie !

Iโ€™m also looking for a place in Prague !
For Aprils 15th until June 15th. If you are looking for a roommate, let me know ! :smiley: Also if you hear anything too :slight_smile:

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@mappleton | 6yr

Oh shoot, just missed this & found a single room rental. Would still love a coffee meet-up & chat while weโ€™re the city though! PM when youโ€™re there.
Re: other good neighbourhoods - Iโ€™ve heard Praha 3 & 7 have great local spots.

Took the suggestion @Philippe posted above of emailing AirBnb hosts directly and asking for a lower rate. Worked like a charm - found a great place in Praha 10 for 7500 CZK. Iโ€™d reccomend hunting that way. Didnโ€™t always get great responses emailing people from the czech roommate finder sites.

Also signed up to co-work out of Impact HUB (http://www.hubpraha.cz/en/) which looks like a beautiful option if anyone is looking for a workspot too.

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Thanks Maggie !

Talk soon !

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@poppyjikko | 6yr

We found by negotiating through AirBnB, targeting rooms with โ‰ˆ our night budget x2, then sending standard email. Thanks Jakub for the new websites :slight_smile: Weโ€™ll try next time.

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@jakub | 6yr

Hi Maggie, Iโ€™m a Czech and former real estate agent from Prague.

(havenโ€™t been home for the last 5 years but I doubt something has changed :smiley: )

Forget craigslist, nobody uses it there. But definitely not a city that requires on-the-ground apartment hunting. Everyone, including their cat & dog is online :smiley:

The best bet would be here https://www.facebook.com/groups/pronajembytu/

also http://www.spolubydlici.cz/en/ or with G Translator this http://www.chcispolubydlici.cz/ & http://www.espolubydleni.cz/podnajem-spolubydlici/praha

You may be required to pay bit more as rentals are usually for 6-12 months. Own room under 9k CZK is easy, but probably not in Prague 1. Anyway the public transport in Prague is dirt cheap, reliable and fast.

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@mxrcelus | 5yr

WOW @Jakub! That was amazing, Im going to Prague at 03/01 and I was about to share a flat with a friend, but your links are even more helpfull!

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Hi Jakub !
If not Praha 1, then which other neighbourhood is nice to stay ?
Nice meaning, close to market, park, cafes etc.

Thanks !

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@poppyjikko | 6yr

We lived in Vinohrady, meters from Vinohrady Pavilon, and it was a GREAT location.

Conceerning direct messaging, you could agree on 1 night then switch to direct renting, you could get the discount trough airbnb or you could be clever and find a way to contact directly people :slight_smile: (I used to do it all the time)

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@mappleton | 6yr

Amazing - thank you @Jakub! House desperation over.
I had a feeling I was just looking in the wrong corners of the internet. So many great rooms listed on those sites.

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Hi guys!

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in Prague, Czechia by @kathrynoh | 5yr 5 years ago | 0 comments

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