Living in a new city is an exciting prospect. For many students it’s a first taste of real independence, but we also appreciate that you need to feel secure and comfortable. That’s why PCU offers a wide range of quality accommodation in cooperation with trusted providers. International students who require a visa to study are guaranteed a place to live once their place at PCU is confirmed.
Student House Botič
Located in the popular district of Vršovice, the Student House Botič residence is a convenient home from home. With 24/7 reception and easy connections to the city centre, the location is close to shops, cafes and restaurants. Its ample amenities include a fitness centre, student lounge and free wifi.
Zeitraum Student Housing
Zeitraum offer multiple locations around the city, so you can choose the accommodation to suit you. All locations are conveniently located, near to all Prague has to offer: parks, independent cinemas, and plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars are right on your doorstep, as well excellent transport links to other parts of the city.
ROOMS|5 Student Residence
Designed with the participation of students and young people from the very start, Rooms 5 provides modern accommodation where you can feel at home. In close proximity to a metro stop, it is well connected to the rest of the city.
Prague City University cooperates with the Student Room Flat platform, a one-stop-shop for students to find long-term lets in flat-shares or private apartments, to suit different budgets. If you decide to book through them, please let our Admissions team know, and you can save 10% off the booking fee. For more details, check out their website: student-room-flat.com
Food and Dining
The surroundings of the PCU campus are among the most dynamic and vibrant in Prague, with wide and varied options for lunch, dining, study and café culture. There are dozens of cafes, restaurants and bars, to suit all budgets. Below you will find a number of examples of where our students eat, meet other students and study, all within a very short walk of the university buildings.
Prague 1 - close to PCU Bishop’s Court
The ‘Petrská’ quarter near Bishop’s Court studios is home to one of Prague’s best Indian restaurants, ‘K The Two Brothers’, which offers genuinely fine dining in the atmosphere of a maharajah’s court. It’s not the cheapest place to eat, but perfect for special occasions.
At the other end of the price-range is the popular ‘people’s eatery’ or Lidová jídelna Těšnov. Cheap, cheerful and Czech, this is the place to come for authentic European meat dishes such as schnitzel and goulash, but also a wide range of salads and desserts.
If you’re in a hurry and looking for a coffee and a quick sandwich, try the newly-opened Traffik, who specialize in exactly that. Run by two young entrepreneurs, it feels like a pop-up, but has rapidly become a permanent fixture in the Petrská area.
Prague 9 - close to PCU Pragovka
A good place to start is Pragovka's own cafe, Kafe Pragovka, a restful haven for students, artists and visitors to the area, you can relax with light snacks and a wide arrange of beverages.
Or you can head down to the back of the Pragovka complex to Permanent Beer Fest, a large outdoor makeshift beer garden that advertises itself as the biggest craft beer garden in Central Europe! Burgers and other foods accompany a range of well-known and more unusual tap beers.
Pepř a Sůl (Pepper and Salt) is nearby and offers a modern bistro-style restaurant with good prices and consistently top-flight reviews from satisfied customers. There’s a wide range of Czech and international à la carte meals in the higher price range; but the polední (lunchtime) menu is just as good, and much more agreeable to your wallet!
Coloseum Vysočany is part of the well-known chain of mid-priced Italian restaurants scattered throughout the city. A wide range of pizza and pasta is on offer, along with salads and beautifully-crafted desserts. A loyalty card scheme operates between all locations.
Prague 2 - close to PCU Polska
A taste of PCU: our graduates
We’d like to introduce you to a number of great cafes and eateries whose stories are connected to PCU alumni.
Prague’s four Las Adelitas restaurants in districts 1, 2 and 3 offer exceptional Mexican food and drink in a carnival atmosphere including live Mariachi music. The popular bar-bistros were set up by PCU alumnus Patricio Ibargüengoitia and now form an important part of the city’s Spanish-speaking community. ¡Buen Provecho!
Spižírna 1902 is a fairytale of a bistro located on Korunní Street in Vinohrady, whose name refers to the year of the building and the old Czech word for a pantry or larder. There’s a wide range of cafe fare, and also great breakfasts with vegetarian options. But best of all, you’ll be taking your cappuccino or latte in a room stunningly decorated by PCU art and design graduate Ieva Ozola.