Your accommodation in Prato is arranged by the Faculty of Arts*. By making group bookings, we can secure good rates for you. Depending on the time of year, we can usually offer single or twin share options in either hostel/residence or hotel style accommodation. The accommodation is within walking distance of the Monash Prato Centre.
After your international study program application has been endorsed by the Faculty, we will contact you with information about the accommodation options and payment deadlines (you would pay via the Monash ecart using credit card and you would be issued a tax receipt for your records). Accommodation usually costs AUD$35-AUD$65 per night, depending on the venue and the exchange rate.
Accommodation is typically booked from the night before your program starts with check-out the day after your program ends. If you require additional accommodation before or after the program dates, you would need to arrange these extra nights with the accommodation provider directly (but only once we have confirmed your main dates).
*Students travelling with their partner or family are expected to make their own accommodation arrangements as we cannot provide this service. Other students can also make their own arrangements if they wish (but we cannot guarantee that you would be charged Monash rates and accommodation can be difficult to find during the European summer months in particular). If you plan to book your own accommodation, please let us know as early as possible and please note that your accommodation must be located in Prato and you will need to advise us of its name and address.
Some of the accommodation available in Prato
Magnolfi Nuovo is a former orphanage and has recently been restored as a cultural centre and hostel. It is a beautiful historic building and it is within 10 minutes walk of the Monash Prato Centre. The hostel has single rooms with shared bathrooms. There are quiet study spaces, comfortable communal areas, and a communal kitchen and laundry. Breakfast is included.
Residence Manassei is located in the historical centre close to the Monash Prato Centre and offers twin or triple share apartments with great views. A roof-top terrace is the perfect place to share meals and view the countryside. Each apartment has a mini-kitchen and one bathroom.
Calamai by the Riverside
Calamai by the Riverside is just outside the town walls, about 15 minutes walk to the Monash Prato Centre. The apartments are located in a building which housed one of the oldest textile mills in Prato. All apartments have a kitchenette, bathroom and are twin or triple share.
Art Hotel Milano
The Art Hotel Milano is located along the river in the heart of Prato, approximately 10 minutes from the Monash Prato Centre. The hotel regularly hosts exhibitions by local artists and is involved in cultural initiatives. Rooms are standard twin share hotel rooms, with no cooking facilities. Breakfast is included.
Accasa e Accanto al Centro
Accasa e Accanto al Centro is an eighteenth century building which has been renovated to create bright rooms with modern furnishings. A spacious two-bedroom apartment offers twin share accommodation with access to a fully equipped kitchen and private bathroom. This venue is 5 minutes walk from the Monash Prato Centre.
Hotel Flora is located in the historical centre of Prato just a couple of streets away from the Monash Prato Centre. All rooms have a private bathroom and may be single or twin share. A couple of rooms have cooking facilities. Breakfast is included.
Hotel Flora also has some apartment-style accommodation in a different location.