To save money on hotels, I renovated in 2012 the second apartment in the basement of our house to offer accommodation to artists and performers coming to Stanica Cultural Centre where I work. When it is free, travelers and other visitors are welcome.
The cosy guest apartment in the basement (half-underground) of our house offers to travelers and artists 3 tiny double rooms, kitchen and 1,5 bathroom. The floor area is about 50 square metres, so you can imagine the size.
The apartment is in the center of Žilina, in the quiet quarter with family houses called Malá Praha (Little Prague), five minutes walk from the historical square and all cultural venues. The house was built in 1935 in functionalist architecture style. Together with a designer we have renovated the whole house in 2012 and created in the basement this guest apartment for our friends and artists from Stanica Cultural Centre, where I work.
In the 3 bedrooms there are 6 beds (wth a possibility to join them into 3 double beds), a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom and 2 toilets. All the equipment and beds are new with quality foam mattresses for good sleep. The apartment has separate entrance from the yard. It is small but nice.
The apartment offers budget accommodation if you want to stay in Žilina for couple of days - as a tourist or on a business trip. The historical main square of the town is 5 minutes walking distance, Stanica Cultural Centre with daily live events as well.
Přístup pro hosty
The 3 rooms can accommodate 6 people, but the apartment is best if you are 2 or 4. There is one bathroom and 2 toilets. The apartment has automatic ventilation, so there is always fresh air in the rooms, even if the windows are closed. It is warm, centrally heated and well insulated. There is free wi-fi internet, fridge, microwave and all the equipment you need to prepare your meals at home. Smoking is possible outside in the garden. If you have a car, you can park for free 20 meters from our house, on the parking of a shop. A bike for rent during your stay is also an option, I can arrange it and it doesn't cost a lot.
Vztahy s hosty
I live in the same house with my family, so we are at your disposal if anything needed, but the apartment has a separate entrance, so if you prefer not to meet us, no worry - you won't. The garden of the house is our private area, so please do respect this rule. We will be happy to meet you and show you around, especially for cultural life, contemporary art or hiking tours or skiing in winter around Žilina (the mountains are beautiful here).
Další věci, které stojí za zmínku
I will be happy to invite you to an art event in Stanica Cultural Centre where I work, or to show you the reconstruction of the New Synagogue, exceptional architecture by Peter Behrens from 1931 which is now my main occupation and passion. As well, I am ready to advice you about trips around, hiking in the mountains, skiing or any other outdoor sport as Žilina is really good spot for outdoor adventures.
As we are living in the same house, we ask you not to party too much in the apartment - we can hear it upstairs and anyway the kitchen is too small to party :-). The same I am asking my kids, not to jump over your heads.