Accommodation

ARCHIP does not have its own dormitories. Our students are thus left with a number of options which are listed below. The prices of housing in Prague are generally not as high as in Western Europe, they are steadily rising nonetheless and we'd recommend our new students to start searching for accommodation as soon as possible since the good or budget offers are gone early.

  • OPTION 1: DORMS OF OTHER UNIVERSITIES.
    Approximate price: EUR 180–250 / month.
    Our students may apply for a place in dormitory of another university. Standard of living may vary and it's common that dorms are situated at the city outskirts or that two students share a room. Some of the dorms may however have an option of a single room and are sometimes located in beautiful historical buildings in the centre or broader center. If applying, also note that some of the dormitories give priority to their own students.

    We recommend Academy of Arts dormitory located few tram stops from ARCHIP. Other options include CTU dormitories or Charles University dorms, or the TVM Tower international dormitory.
  • OPTION 2: PRIVATE STUDENT HOUSING.
    Approximate price: EUR 250–350 / month.
    A number of modern student housing places opened up recently which usually target foreign students and their comfort and facilities are better than dorms. They are however also more expensive and you need to book them in advance. Always be cautious when sending money to these facilities in advance – below we recommend two of them which we know are good and honest.

    ARCHIP has a long-term cooperation with Zeitraum Student Housing, 5 minutes away from our school. This is a newly refurbished modern facility where they speak English and you live in a community with other international students.
  • OPTION 3: PRIVATE RENTED ACCOMMODATION.
    Approximate price: EUR 250–450 / month.
    Wanna live like a local? Try renting a private apartment or move in with other students. The prices are going up pretty fast but there are still student flats that promise a lot of fun and a chill vibe for as low as EUR 250 a month. Again, be very cautious if sending deposit or rent to someone (a landlord or a fellow flatmate) before meeting them. Even though the public transport network is great in Prague, we would still recommend staying in Prague 7 (Letná or Holešovice – where ARCHIP is) or in the broader center (e.g. Karlín, Žižkov, Vinohrady, Nové město, Smíchov, Dejvice, Vyšehrad, Podolí and more).

    It is common that you pay a deposit before you move in (usually one month rent, sometimes double). The rent is usually paid monthly and sometimes does not include fees for amenities (e.g. electricity, internet connection, water and more), depending on your landlord.

    When searching for an accommodation, we recommend following sites and services: Student Room Flat, Spolubydlící, Expats Real Estate, Happyhouse Rentals, Casamundo CZ. Expat, international and Erasmus Facebook groups may be a great source of info and offers as well.

 

If you're a non-EU citizen, you may need a proof of accommodation for your visa. You can find the form attached below so that if the facility does not provide the confirmation automatically (some dorms send it directly to the embassy using an official data storage), you can ask them to fill it out for you. This may be tricky and take longer with private rented accommodation.