These hostels are suited to backpackers, female solo travellers and couples to name a few.
This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…
are tired of crappy hostels!
want a social Hostel to actually meet people
are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience
We condensed it all to the 3 coolest hostels in Vienna. Do you want more details on neighborhoods and hotels? Then read this guide to where to stay in Vienna for first-time visitors. It includes maps and recommendations for all types of travelers.
Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Type of hostels: Vienna offers a wide range of hostels. From budget backpackers to upscale hip hostels. There are not a lot of boutique hostels in Vienna, though. Nevertheless, we are confident in this list; you will find the perfect place for you.
These are our favorite hostels in Vienna. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.
Important Note: there is a minimum age requirement of 18 years.
Did you see how spacious the rooms are? Go and have a quick look at the pictures; we’ll wait here. That’s right: you can choose from many mixed/female-only dorms with or without a panoramic view.
Ready-made beds are a luxury, and you’ll find them here. Perfect if you plan to arrive a little late. Note that the beds in the dorm do not have any curtains on them.
There are so many big reasons you should consider staying here.
Let’s look at some of them:
It has been awarded for being clean – twice!
All rooms have their own private shower + toilet.
Reception is 24 hours + you’ll find no stupid rules here
The social atmosphere is second to none
By now, perhaps you are already convinced… but we’ll continue. The WomBAR serves cold beer and a friendly smile. It’s possible to eat here too, and this is where you’ll find an all-you-can-eat buffet breaky for an extra fee.
There are games, three happy hours, and frequent events happening here so
make sure you don’t miss out!
A warm welcome at Wombats goes one step further by handing over a welcome drink as you check-in. Pretty nice, huh?
As we mentioned earlier, this is the best location hostel Vienna has to offer. Walk for a few minutes, and you’ll be in Vienna downtown, surrounded by cool things to see and do and shopping streets.
Wombats City Hostels Naschmarkt is the best hostel in Vienna for:
One of our favorite areas in this hostel is their roof terrace: it’s huge, has a beer garden, and the bar is made out of converted shipping containers – the view of the city is also pretty awesome. There’s always something going on during the evenings, and the drinks and food are delicious.
This is definitely a good option for party hostels in Vienna as well. They have different events and activities organized daily, from DJ sets to live music, beer pong tournaments, and parties.
Location: Vienna hostel on the Westbahnhof (the major railway station). Restaurants, supermarkets, cafes, and small parks surround the area. This is a very well-connected location as the U3 station, and 18/60 tram station are also nearby.
The mixture of cozy vibes, family-style, and art exhibition creates this fantastic Hostel in Vienna for backpackers. There is plenty of social space here, making it a perfect choice for solo travelers looking to meet new people.
The rooms are suitable for all types of travelers.
Whether you choose a dorm, private or intimate private, there’ll be clean linen and fast wireless waiting for you.
You can expect the following:
free lockers (also before check-in and after check-out)
As this is a family-run hostel, there’s no doubt you’ll get a warm welcome. In fact, it’s claimed to be the coolest hostel in Vienna since 1968!
Why? Let’s see…
There are beautiful gardens on-site.
The relaxed bar serves micro-brewed hostel beer
Bikes are available for rent
Musical instruments are waiting to be played
Pretty enticing, we know. But that’s not all there is that makes this hostel a must-see. For one thing, you can enjoy a beer during happy hour for just 2.30 euros!
Art exhibitions are constantly revolving here, too. No need to leave the premises when you’re surrounded by beautiful paintings.
Super cool: musicians and bands are encouraged to get in touch about playing at the hostel.
On a more unique note, Hostel Ruthensteiner has iPads for rent. It’s never been easier to jot down those important travel moments.
This renovated 1800s building is very close to the Vienna central station, just 4 minutes by walk! Also, it is located between the historic city center and Palace Schönbrunn. That’s what we call: the perfect location.
Hostel Ruthensteiner is the best hostel in Vienna for:
As a solo traveler, you’re looking for certain things to have a great hostel experience, right? For example, if you’re a female solo traveler, security, safety, and luxury might be really important to you.
In Vienna, it’s possible to find all of that and more! In fact, we have three great options for adventurous solo travelers.
As mentioned previously, we think JO&JOE Vienna is the best hostel in Vienna for solo travelers looking for safety and quiet surroundings.
It’s a big hostel and really focuses on creating activities and events to facilitate socializing between guests.
But if you prefer peace and quiet, the hostel has dedicated floors where you’re guaranteed privacy as well.
St Christopher’s Vienna is our personal favorite pick for party hostels in Vienna because we love their bar! Hostel guests get a 25% discount on food and drinks which is great because the drinks are cheap to begin with.
The atmosphere is highly social, and you won’t run out of things to do and new people to meet here.
Keep in mind that people under the age of 18 can’t stay at the hostel unless they are traveling with a legal guardian and opt to stay in private rooms. Minors also aren’t allowed in the bar after 8:00 pm.
Welcome to Meininger Vienna Downtown Franz, a lovely stylish hostel in Leopoldstadt, Vienna’s second district near the Danube River. Colorful and creative hostel for those lovely solo travelers out there.
Visitors can choose from female-only dorms and single and private rooms.
If you are looking for a hostel for solo travelers in Vienna, this place is perfect; get social at their artistic lobby with comfy sofas, a lounge, and a game room with a pool table.
Westend City Hostel is right at the doorstep of Vienna’s downtown. This place is perfect for travelers interested in visiting the Imperial Palace, St. Stephen’s, the city hall, and the museum’s quarter. Visitors can choose from mixed dorms, family rooms, and private rooms.
Westend City Hostel is one for groups of travelers and backpackers in Vienna.
If you happened to search for a ‘cheap hostel in Vienna,’ you’re in luck! It can be tempting to opt for the cheap places to stay in and only look for a cheap Vienna stay.
Of course, there are plenty more options for cheap lodging in this beautiful city. Also, bad locations – or seemingly cheap areas to stay in – are often far from the city center and top sights.
Yet, if you’re still set on finding out where to stay in Vienna cheap and cheerfully, here’s an idea:
Open Hostelworld with a full list of where to stay in Vienna on a budget
Order the listing by price
Choose the cheapest hostel in Vienna
Simple as that.
What about the cheapest hostels in Vienna?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Vienna.
Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Vienna
add your dates
Order the listings by price
Simple as that.
Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.
Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Vienna best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
The coolest Hostel App you need comes as well from Hostelworld. It gives you super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand and make plans together. Find more details in our review of the app
Our Favorite Hostels in Vienna put on a map + sights
Prepare for the beauty of Vienna to unfold before your very eyes: on a handy map! It’s always great to know where your chosen hostel will be in relation to everything. Find all of the aforementioned best hostels in Vienna pinpointed below.
The top sights in Vienna included on this map are:
State Opera Vienna
Looking for fun activities and like to plan ahead? Here are some ideas:
Do you have any questions left, maybe doubts? Then please leave it in the comment below. We are very keen to help you - and actually you would even do us a favor!
Your question will help us to improve this Vienna guide.
Last note: Our commitment
This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.
Safe travels, The Hostelgeeks
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