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Area to stay in while in Prague for 4 nights.

Hello all,
My 2 young adult daughters and I are going to be in Prague for 4 nights in September. I have always had good experiences going the vacation rental route rather than staying in hotels in Europe. I am hoping to do the same in Prague. Any suggestions as to great areas to stay when I do my apartment search.

Besides of course a safe area, our wish list would include:
- convenient to Prague main attractions; on foot or close to metro/bus stations
- close to restaurants or cafes
- preferably an area with great architecture around (one daughter's special request)
- under $175 per night
I realize I said my daughters are young adults but we prefer not to be right in the middle of the nightlife, we prefer it to be fairly quiet. Street noise we understand but we would rather not hear bar noise all night long.
Thanks,
Charie

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I rented an apartment in Prague last summer (more like an apart-hotel as there was a manned front desk). It was well located right in the old town, close to the main old town square and walking distance to the Charles bridge. I would definitely recommend trying to find something in that area so you can walk to almost everything. It wasn't anything luxurious but very comfortable and staff was helpful and it was so reasonable (€32/night for a studio for one person). I would stay there again.

Apartments Pushkin
Husova 14, Prague 01
Praha 1, 110 00, Czech Republic
Phone: +420224267500

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May be difficult to find an apartment in the old town Staré Město district but its central and convenient to the sights and activities we were interested in sampling. We walked to everything we were interested in seeing and felt physically safe at night.

PS. Check the RS Prague guidebook. (We gave ours away so I can't check for you). He balancers affordability and convenient is suggesting housing neighborhoods.

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Go to booking.com and select Prague Center as your destination and under 'property type' choose apartments. There are a lot of them out there in all price ranges and you can read reviews. That's how I found my apartment and then I booked it directly through the apartment website (or by email, I don't remember). You don't have to do the booking itself through the booking.com website if you're uneasy about that.

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I have stayed in the Pushkin apartments a few years ago, as nancy says not luxurious but fine for a short stay and certainly well located .I would also agree with using Booking.com. or for apartments or travelcook who are also very good.http://www.travelcook.com/

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http://www.livingprague.com/accapts.htm
have a look at this list there may be something of interest there.
The whole website is very useful and there are sometimes discount vouchers to download.
http://www.livingprague.com/index.html
I am good friends with Jason that runs this website and we meet up when we are both in the city at the same time, missed each other by one day last month, well actually by a few hours I was leaving just before he arrived.
His info is great, and has lived in and around Prague for about 20 years now.

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Charie

We've stayed several times in airbnb apartments in Prague and always had good experiences.

An area you might like to consider is Vinohrady. You're not far from the centre and there are good tram links and a metro line. There are various nice restaurants and bars and a very pleasant park.

Look for somewhere around Manesova Street, which has some really nice art nouveau facades.

http://www.myczechrepublic.com/prague/manesova-street.html

Alan

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Alan's suggestion of Vinohrady is an excellent one .It is a lovely area with lots of nice bars ,cafes and restaurants. There are also some nice green areas to get little peaceful haven .I love the area around Jiriho Z Podebrad, they have a great little market there on weekends and it is so easy to get to all the sights by metro or tram.

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We rented an apartment using Rick's contact Lida Janska and she set us up in an apartment very close to Charle's Bridge. You might want to check with her.

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Thank you everyone! Will definitely look into all suggestions.

Have only used Home Away but will definitely check airbnb, booking.com, Pushkin apartment and other links. Will also try to look in the Vinohrady area. A quick check of pictures looks like it's full of gorgeous Architecture. September can't come soon enough. We plan to soak it all in!

Will keep on checking this and the Budapest forum as it is full of useful info...Thank you all!

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Thanks for the links to the apartments, Unclegus. Im considering that option for when I visit this December. Did you do a trip report of your visit for the beer fest. this year?

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didn't do a report, I sort of did daily reports on my facebook page and posted some stuff from my Smart phone. I spent a fair bit of my time with friends that live in Prague so I doubt info on the barbies we had in the garden would be of great interest . never actually spent time at the beer festival as I have been to so many defore but searched out a few different pubs.
A friend from Kansas was supposed to get over for a few days but due to weather in the US coundn't make it.he relies of free seats ie stand by as he is an ex airline employee and due to all the cancellation in the US because of storms just could not get seats.
hope fully I will be back in Prague later this year but due to a medical issue I am not sure when that will be, will know later on this summer.
nearer your visit I can try an do some recommendations of the pubs I have hit more recently. been to a lot of old favourite but found a few crackers along the way too.