Your washer has broken, and you’re waiting for the new one to be delivered. Or it needs to be fixed, and the repair service can’t send anyone for another week. Or the water in your neighborhood has been turned off for two days. Or you just want that nice, fluffy feeling from machine-dried towels.
Laundromats aren’t as plentiful as they used to be, but there are still a few options. Failing that, you can always take your laundry to a laundry service. Here are a few such places.
This company has two laundromats, one in Prague 3 and one in Prague 5. They are entirely self-service. The website includes instructions for doing laundry – which machine size to use depending on the weight of your laundry, which water temperature to use, and the correct drying temperature and time. Both locations have six washers and three dryers. Laundry detergent, fabric softener, and disinfectant are included in the price. The machines are operated by coins or by tokens, which are available from a machine on the premises; each token costs CZK 25. Both locations have free Wi-Fi. The website is in Czech and English.
Self-service and full service are available at this Prague 2 laundromat. Wi-Fi and drinks (water, coffee, and tea) are free. The staff can wash your duvet, sleeping bag, and other feather-stuffed items as part of the full service. Heavily soiled items will not be accepted. Full service is not provided on the weekends. The website is in English, German, and Czech.
Entirely self-service, this company has three locations in Prague, including one in the center (on Vladislavova Street). The large size of the washers and dryers means that customers can wash oversized items easily. Those outside Prague can also use the facilities; branches are found in other cities, including Louny, Ostrava, Plzeň, and Beroun. As with the other laundromats, this one has free Wi-Fi. The website is in Czech and English.
This is a full-service company that will clean your bedding, tablecloths, curtains, and duvets, among other things. It also provides laundry services for hotels, restaurants, and healthcare. The website is in Czech, English, and German.
You can wash your laundry yourself, or you can drop it off for the staff to do. Self-service, of course, costs less. The company has a branch in Prague 3 and one in Prague 4. Full service is only available Monday through Friday. The website is in Czech and English.
Those living in Brno are in luck; there are many Arbela branches there (and none in Prague). In addition to self-service, customers can have items repaired, dry cleaned, and waterproofed. The full service offer can tackle a wide range of fabric types. The website has a list of laundry symbols, for those who don’t understand the markings on their clothing tags. The website is in Czech and English.