About this listing
The location is in a quiet part of downtown and all sightseeing places are reachable by a short walk.
I strive to make the place unique:
★ Perfect location – all sightseeing places are in walking distance.
★ Comfortable arrival – you will get the keys at the front desk, whenever you arrive.
★ My handbook – to get you started, I prepared a leaflet with detailed check in and check out instructions, transportation, contacts and local tips.
★ Guidebooks – you can borrow some printed guidebooks of Prague
★ Luggage storage – if you arrive before check in time, you can leave you luggage in the apartment, go sightseeing and return to your room when it is ready.
★ The Location ★
The location is in a quiet part of downtown, though all sightseeing places are reachable by a short walk (Prague Castle 10 min, Charles Bridge 5 min, National Theatre 10 min, Petrin Tower and park 1 min, funicular 3 min, Infant Jesus of Prague 2 min).
The building is located next to Petrin Hill park. Easily accessible by public transport (tram station Hellichova is 100 meters away; 15 minutes from Main train station, 45 minutes from the airport). There is a 24/7 front desk (where you get and return the keys) and the house is monitored for security (not that it would be necessary).
There is an ongoing reconstruction of the building facade from the end of July to the end of September 2015. There is a scaffold around the building. The inside part of the apartment is not affected. The constructing work is between 7am and 8pm. The price is lowered for this period to compensate for the inconvenience.
★ The Room★
You will be hosted in one of the two private rooms (check out the other room at http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/278732; the main differences are the terrace and size of the bed). The kitchen, toilet and bathroom are shared with the guests from the other room.
There is a king-size double bed, two night tables and two wardrobes in the room.
The room windows are oriented into a quiet private courtyard. You can lock your room by a private key. Towels are provided.
The bathroom and toilet are separated. There is hair dryer in the bathroom.
The kitchen with full equipment (including fridge, but there is no dish washer) is available to you, given you use your own ingredients and clean up after yourselves.
Typical household equipment is available to you. This includes electricity extensions, scissors, etc.
Interaction with Guests
I'm living at my girlfriend's place now and work regular business hours. While I love meeting people from around the world, I hardly manage to meet you in person.
To make your stay as much smooth as possible I prepared a handbook – a leaflet with detailed check in and check out instructions, transportation, contacts and local tips. The handbook will be available to you after booking (I’ll send it to your e-mail).
I’m (almost) always available on the phone and reply to your messages in a timely fashion. In urgent cases the person at the front desk may help you.
Upon your arrival, you will get the keys at the front desk that operates nonstop.
It’s a perfect location to explore the city!
Prague is famous for the high quality of public transport. The location is so convenient, that you will not need to use any transport to get to the sightseeing places – all are available in walking distance. The nearest tram station is 150 m (= 165 yd) away.
To get to your room by the public transport in 40 minutes from the airport, less than 20 from the main bus terminal (Florenc) or main train station (Hlavní Nádraží).
Standard check in time is 6pm and check out time is 10am - that's when you are supposed to enter/leave the room. If you arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage in the hall of the apartment, spend a day sightseeing and return after the check in time (similarly for check out). There is a front desk where you can pick up and return the key anytime.
Parking on street (in so called blue zones) is reserved for residents only (the car must display a permit, no short term permits are issued). As an extra service (500 CZK = 20 EUR = 30 USD per night) you can park your car by the building.
Other Things to Note
The room availability as displayed in the airbnb calendar is up-to-date and you can book immediately.
Extra services available for a fee (payable in cash upon checkout or subtracted from the deposit):
★ Wash machine (100 CZK = 4 EUR = 6 USD per load), includes laundry detergent. The clotheshorse and iron are available.
★ Parking on the street, behind the bar, monitored by security front desk (500 CZK = 20 EUR = 30 USD per night).
I’m always glad for both positive and negative feedback.
★ No smoking in the building.
★ Take off your shoes before entering the apartment (you can put your shoes onto the bench by the entrance door) – that’s a habit in this part of Europe.
★ Respect the basic and mostly unspoken rules of living together.
Jaro's apartment is in prime location when visiting Prague, all main attractions are within walking distance & the tram stops right outside the apartment.
However the apartment has no air conditioning and/or fans which made it extremely hot & uncomfortable when trying to sleep. There was also construction happening during our stay which meant drilling & hammering above our heads at 7am & the wifi connection from the room didn't work at all but works well if in the kitchen area.
The apartment was very spacious & clean with the essentials (minus a toaster & microwave). Both our check in & check out went smoothly & we were able to store our luggage until early evening.
Beautiful, big apartment with everything that a traveller needs. Really clean and bright. Location is wonderfull - close to everything you may want to see. Tram station is 5 minuts from the apartment.
And bed is really really comfy!
Jaro hat sich schnell nach unserer Anfrage gemeldet. Über Email gestellte Fragen wurden von Jaro ebenfalls schnell beantwortet. Unser Bus hatte 5 Std. Verspätung, aufgrund dessen standen wir erst spät am Abend vor unserer Unterkunft. Aber das war kein Problem. Der mit Kamera überwachte Eingang des Hauses hat eine Klingel mit Rezeption. Nach Angabe des Passwortes wurde uns aufgeschlossen und wir erhielten die Wohnungsschlüssel. Was uns nicht bewusst war: es ist eine komplette Wohnung, in der es zwei abschließbare Schlafzimmer gibt. Badezimmer, WC und Küche teilt man sich also mit den jeweiligen anderen Gästen. Das war anfangs etwas ungewohnt, zumal es dem später dazu gekommenen Paar auch nicht bewusst war. Die zwei kamen aus Texas, waren super nett, und es gab überhaupt keine Probleme. Die Wohnung ist gut eingerichtet mit allem was man braucht. In der Küche steht einem alles zur Benutzung zur Verfügung und WIFI funktionierte tadellos. Im Bad gab es Handtücher und Badetücher. Alles war sauber und ordentlich, und vor allem das Bett und die Matratzen waren sauber. Keine bösen Überraschungen wie in so manchen Hotels. Die Lage der Wohnung ist absolut TOP. Angenehm ruhig, direkt am Park, nur ein paar Minuten von der Karlsbrücke , der Altstadt, Restaurants und allem Wichtigen entfernt. Die Straßenbahn Haltestelle ist quasi vor der Haustür. Ein 1oder 3 Tages- Ticket kaufen, und man kann mit allen öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln überall hinfahren. Es waren superschöne Tage mit interessanten Mitbewohnern, und deshalb Daumen hoch.
We've never had as nice a place as with Jaro! Even did our laundry here. Great location. No problems at all; we loved our stay.
The apartment is in a perfect location, near the castle, the historical centre and the New Town. It is also very clean and spacious. Jaro provided us with all the important information. A great experience overall.
Jaro is a very good host as he responds very swiftly to any queries, etc. though we did not get to meet him during our stay.
The location is exactly as described; near Charles bridge (walking distance) and in fact most of the attractions. It is also very close to the church of Child Jesus (in fact just turn the corner within 2 mins). It is very easily accessible by tram or bus.
The apartment is big and clean. Very good for couples or even family to book the whole house (2 bedrooms).
Overall it is a very good and comfortable stay for us.
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About the Host, Jaro
My life dream came true with this apartment - I'd like to spend my life there with my family. However, I'm living at my girlfriend's place now and renting the rooms helps me with the mortgage payments.
I spent the year 2010 studying in USA. Currently, I work as an IT consultant for banks. I enjoy living in the city, but I must get out to nature to relax and get new energy over the weekend. I love sports, especially skiing and sailing!