Hi, I'm going to be studying in Brno for a month but will be arriving a bit earlier and staying a bit longer. I just don't know what kind of accomodation is more suitable for a student who is running on meager budget. Hostels? Motels? What's safe? and what are some things i need to do before i go? I know this is a big question, sorry! I just have so many concerns because it's my first time going to somewhere on my own!
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I think it might help to answer some of your questions
Well if you are studying at Brno Uni then they should be able to sort out accommodation in their student halls, which are basic and outdated but safe and convenient. As for Brno, it's ok so long as you see it in its own light, not compare it to Prague or across the border (and only about 2.5hrs away) Vienna. There is an interesting castle and some gruesome skeletons that you'll end up seeing, and there are plenty of bars and czech style clubs. If I was you, I'd take the train on the weekends and explore the likes of Olomouc (only 40 mins away) which is quite stunning (although they were digging up the tram lines in March) and there are also mountains worth looking at.
Enjoy it, the Czech Republic has got to be one of the most student friendly countries in Europe. After you have sunk your 8th Gambrinus (or even Starobrno in Brno) you will start to see why.