The best places for freelancers and startups to work in Prague
Prague is home to thousands of freelancers, creatives and small startups in need of places to work and collaborate. Whilst the idea of working without having to leave the sanctuary of your bed sounds appealing, in practice most freelancers would agree it’s important to have a designated working space.
For individual freelancers a nice café with free WiFi and plenty of plug sockets might be what’s required, whereas for fledgling startups something more substantial will be needed. Luckily Prague is full of great places which fit every need.
Here are our picks...
Friends Coffee House
Friends Coffee House is a distinctive café a short walk from Wenceslas Square. You will find an a library, great coffee and meeting room which you can hire for whatever business needs you might have. You order your drinks at the bar, so you don’t have to worry about overeager staff badgering you to order more drinks, simply grab your coffee and work in peace. Look out for the interesting water feature!
Oukydouky is a quirky, homely, book-laden café in Prague 7 and is an ideal place to crack on with some work away from the hustle and bustle of central Prague. The theme of this café is most definitely books, and even the most avid readers will find some unknown gems here, with books available in a number of different languages. Overall, a comfortable yet cool place to work in a lovely part of the city.
Cafedu is the ultimate study café, perfect for students and freelancers alike. The premises is split between a spacious, visually impressive coffee shop with ample room to work and free WiFi and a dedicated study area which available to hire for one month, three months or six months with a special rate for students. In the study area you can use the internet, printers or anything else you need for your project.
Kavárna Pražírna’s big selling point is their freshly roasted coffee, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great spot to spend an afternoon working. Located a stone’s throw from I.P Pavlova metro station, this café has a great atmosphere with its subterranean feel. Perhaps not a place you would work every single day, but perfect for a pleasant morning or afternoon, plus the cakes and soups are amazing!
Coworking spaces are places where freelancers or startups can hire a space to work for a day or as an office for months or years. They are ideal for small projects who are looking for collaboration with other like minded people or for business that aren’t big enough yet to have their own offices but need a place to work and bring their ideas for fruition.
The Impact Hub
The Impact Hub in Prague 5 is one of the most well known coworking spaces in the city and is home to a host of creatives, startups and thriving freelancers. You can hire anything from time, a desk, an office or an acceleration program depending on your needs and budget. The Impact Hub also hosts loads of great events, such as networking, meetups and workshops. For a small business or ambitious freelancers it’s a great environment to be in.
Similar to the Impact Hub, Node5 is another large coworking space for freelancers and startups, also based in Prague 5. Node5 has a variety of options whether you just need a place for the day or a regular desk space, they have price options to suit anybody. What’s more, Node5 is also a great place to host your event, be it a party, a film showing or a product launch.
For freelancers and startups on the other side of Prague to the Impact Hub and Node5, Locus Workspace is a fantastic option in the Vinohrady area. Again like the previous two, Locus has a variety of pricing and membership options so it really doesn’t matter if you’re going to be there one morning a month or every day for a month. Locus also puts a focus on being an English language space, making it ideal for those who have yet to master the intricacies and complexities of Czech.