Hostels in Vienna, Austria

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Get to know Vienna (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Vienna.

Guess what? Vienna is also named and spelled Wien - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Vienna is the capital of Austria and Waltz capital of the world. It consists of 23 districts which all have unique features.

If you are looking for a hostel in Vienna, focus on the districts 1 to 9 since they are the inner city ones with most attractions. The most central but also most expensive is district 1 (Inner City) which boasts with shopping, museums and, of course, the famous Staatsoper (state opera). By the way, standing room tickets are sold on the day of performance and will cost you only 2 euros!

If you are looking for a cheaper Vienna hostel option, districts 5 (Margareten), 6 (Mariahilf), and 7 (Neubau) are your best bet. All three of them are equally beautiful and still close to the city center. It will barely take you 10 minutes to get to the center from your hostel by bus or tram. If you have time, visit a Heuriger (a typical Austrian restaurant that serves hearty food and wine) in one of the outlying districts.

Public transport is readily available and a fast and convenient way to get to your Vienna hostel and around. But be warned, you must validate your ticket when you get on the bus or train! It's an unusual system, they don't make that very clear, and they target confused tourists with large fines that you have to pay on the spot if they didn't validate their ticket.

Try walking as much as you can though to enjoy stunning architecture and the Vienna way of live. Another fun way to get around in the city center is to take a horse carriage which is particularly pleasant on a sunny day. To get to your hostel in Vienna from the airport, just take a fast train (CAT) which departs frequently from the city center.

Written by local enthusiast for Vienna hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Vienna hostels Mona

FAQ about Vienna Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Vienna. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Vienna costs $37 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Vienna costs $118. (based on price comparison)
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Hostel Ruthensteiner is the best hostel for partying in Vienna.

It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

11 Best Hostels with Private Rooms in Vienna

11 Best Hostels with Private Rooms in Vienna

Vienna Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Vienna, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
30 Total number of hostels
$37 Average dorm price
$118 Average private room price
$17 Cheapest hostel in Vienna
Nest Hostel is the cheapest
6 Party hostels in Vienna
Hostel Ruthensteiner is the best rated
Most Vienna hostels are located in
Neubau, Alsergrund, Rudolfsheim Reindorf
7.2 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Vienna - from the Community

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