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ACCOMMODATION GUIDE - HOW TO REQUEST ACCOMMODATION AT CTU

To check-in you need: your passport, one photograph, and to fill in some forms (e.g.housing contract). You’ll have to pay insurance against breakages and losses. So make sure that you have enough Czech money. The banks at the airport give a good rate of exchange.

Sample of the housing contract - please, read it carefully.


  • Masaryk Dormitory (Masarykova kolej)
    Address: Thákurova (street) 550/1, Prague 6
    Phone: (420) 23305 1111
    Accommodation office hours: Mon - Fri 7:30 – 14:30
    Students arriving after office hours will be accommodated, and will register on the next day.
    The Masarykova dorm is newly reconstructed and offers a good standard of accommodation, where 3 rooms share a kitchen and bathroom. There are also TV rooms.
    Services and Facilities: the student is provided with a sheet, pillow, and duvet (changed once every 3 weeks). A laundry room and an iron are available on each floor free of charge, ask the residential assistant for the keys.
    Meals are served in the restaurant: breakfast (6:30 – 10:00)
    lunches and dinners Mon - Fri 11:00 – 22:00 (reasonably priced, but not student canteen prices)
    Pub: Mon - Sun 12:00 – 22:00
    Student club: Sun - Thu 18:00 – 03:00

  • Sinkule hostel (Sinkuleho kolej)
    Address: Zikova 13, Prague 6
    Phone: (+420) 22431 1446
    Accommodation Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8 p.m. - 12 p.m. 13 - 15 p.m.
    Services and Facilities: the student is provided with a pillow, duvet and sheet (changed once a month). The washing machine and iron are free of charge. A kitchen and a bathroom are shared by all the rooms on one floor.
    There is no canteen - breakfast and other meals are served at the nearby Masaryk hostel, lunches also in the student canteens in the Student House or Technická menza.

  • Strahov Dormitories, block 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Address: Vaníčkova 7, Prague 6
    Phone: (+420 2) 25722 4235
    Accommodation Office Hours:
    Mon - Fri 7:00 – 15:00
    Students arriving after office hours will be accommodated, and will register on the next day.
    Block 8 is newly reconstructed and offers a high standard of accommodation, where 2 rooms share a kitchen and bathroom.
    Service facilities
    : the student is provided with a sheet, pillow, and duvet (changed once every 3 weeks). A laundry room and an iron are available on each floor free of charge, ask the residential assistant for the keys. A kitchen and a bathroom are shared by all the rooms on one floor.
    The canteen serves breakfasts, lunches and dinners (also during weekends).

  • Computer facilities: Bring your own computer with you, if possible. All above-mentioned dormitories have direct internet connections in every room. It costs about CZK 800 to get hooked up and have access to the Internet for one semester through fast Internet line. You will need a network card, which you can buy here. Then you can use e-mail and browse the net from your room.

Insurance for personal property
Students are recommended to take out insurance on their personal property. International students are, regrettably, often robbed, both by pickpockets and by thieves in the dormitories.
Students in dormitories sign an insurance agreement. Note, however, that
-  the insurance agreement covers only the most basic items. Any major items, e.g., laptops, must be specified in writing in the agreement
- if windows are left open or doors are left unlocked, or if the owner of the property is negligent, the insurance company will not pay out.

The university does not accept liability for loss of students’ property.

Note that the university offers accommodation only in shared rooms, normally in two-bed rooms. The accommodation is inexpensive and conveniently located, with excellent internet access, but is not necessarily of good quality. The International Office does not administer the university’s accommodation.

Private

The rents for private apartments are considerably higher than those of student dorms. However, it is possible to rent a modest flat for 2 or 3 students for 15 000 crowns/month. You can begin your apartment search on the web at: http://realestate.expats.cz/, http://www.centrumpronajmu.cz/en/, http://www.homesweethome.cz/en/, http://www.youreality.cz/eng/, http://www.hostel.cz/, http://www.czechhostel.cz/ , GIA reality - gia-reality@volny.cz

The Czech-language classifieds newspaper Annonce (B-Edition) is published three times a week. You can put an advertisement in Annonce for free, but if you write an ad in English or German you will get rents quoted in dollars and Euros (which means a higher price). Better to get a Czech acquaintance to translate your classified ad for you.

You might consider renting a room in a Czech family flat. This arrangement can have its drawbacks in terms of freedom or privacy, but it can sometimes work out surprisingly well, and is cheaper than renting your own flat.

If you have the money you might invest in a real estate agent who finds flats and arranges leases. Accommodation services can act as the middleman between a Czech landlord and a foreign client. The rents will be higher and you will probably pay a commission to the rental agent. But if you can afford to pay for this service it can save you a lot of headaches and frustration.