Private Rooms in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Because thousands of tourists flock to the area each year, primarily during the summer months, there are literally thousands of private rooms offered for rent in Czech and Slovak homes.
"When I arrived in Prague at the main train station, I was approached by a cheery elderly lady who asked me in broken English if I needed a room for the night. She showed me pictures of the apartment where I could stay and proceeded to explain that I would meet a couple of Spaniards who were staying in the next room. She looked nice, and the price and location seemed good enough, so I rode the subway and bus back to her place. I ended up staying for almost two weeks."
Find out what the daily rate is before you traipse off to have a look at the place. If it meets your needs, decide on a daily or weekly rate before you take the room. If you plan to stay longer than a week, see if you can get a deal. You shouldn't have to pay the same rate as you would on a daily basis because your host is assured occupancy without having to spend time recruiting new guests down at the station.
If your host doesn't speak English, sketch out your intentions on a piece of paper by writing down the dates you plan to stay and the amount you agree to pay. Keep the piece of paper. In case of any later confusion, you can refer to it.