Finding the right accommodation is just as important as finding the right internship. You need a safe and comfortable place to stay during your time abroad, a place to come home to after work.
It can be quite difficult to find the right accommodation in Prague especially when you don’t have the chance to see it in person. That is why some interns choose to book accommodation for just the first week or two and make their permanent decision later.
Before going online and searching for accommodations, it is important that you first decide what kind of accommodation you want to live in, this will usually be one of the following:
Rent prices in Prague are getting closer to the price in other cities like Berlin or Amsterdam. But since Prague is a student city, flat sharing is a very common practice and you could get a room in a shared apartment for around $350 in the city center. If you want to have your flat, be ready to prepare at least $550 for a room in an apartment outside of the city center, the closer it gets to the city center the more expensive it will be. If you’re coming with your friends and want to have your own house and better facilities, renting a family house could be an option. It cost around $1600 in the suburban area. There are pros and cons to each accommodation. Take some time to decide for yourself what you find important when it comes to housing.
Fortunately, there are some reliable ways to find the right accommodation in Prague, we recommend using housinganywhere.com. This is a platform that offers long term rental properties for decent prices. Another option is to join Facebook pages about housing and renting in Prague and ask your university or your friends about it. Students are more likely to find housing thanks to their university or via word of mouth among their friends.
Here are some things to pay attention to when looking for accommodation abroad: