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Best hostels in Vienna/Austria

Do you plan to go to Vienna – the capital city of Austria? If so, and if you are looking for the best youth hostel, you are in the right place! We are here to introduce the best hostels Vienna offers!

Viena is a city definitely worth to visit – not only due to its historical meaning, Prater – very famous amusement park, or Hundertwasser buildings that takes breath, but also due to its great gastronomy – especially for the cake called Sacher, and of course Wiener Schnitzel (the original one is made from veal, be aware of that).

schönbrunn palace

So, if you plan to go to Vienna, we recommend spending some time there to have enough time to visit and discover also e.g. Belvedere or Schönnbrunn (the best buildings are mostly in the city center of just a few stops by public transport away) and enjoy the atmosphere of city center full of stylish cafés, restaurants and in the evening we recommend to visit Prater – the center of fun and joy (especially if you travel with little kids).

Vienna is quite close to the Czech Republic and Prague, where I live, still, I was there just twice, the last visit was 2 years ago – what I really liked was the Hundertwasserhaus (st. Kegelgasse 36-38) – also very close to city center and you won‘t regret spending your time getting there, because this place is really magical!

Hunderwasserhaus Vien

Don‘t forget to visit the little shops nearby, decorated in the Hundertwasser style – therefore so stylish and cute – you will feel like in another world, I assure you that! The best thing is that it is not all that you can see in relation to Hundertwasser architecture…

…because from the Hundertwasserhouse, you could move to another Hundertwasser building named Kunst Haus (st. Untere Weißgerberstraße 13) with Green Museum and a very pleasant café (I ordered Sacher there and it was like in heaven!).

So, you can see there are places you cannot miss during Vienna visit and also there are places you cannot see anywhere else than in Vienna, therefore is this city full of tourists from Spring to Autumn and we cannot blame them!

Kunst-Haus Vien

If you are curious about the best places to stay for a reasonable price (Vienna is quite expensive), so we are here to show you the best Vienna hostels:

#1 Wombats city hostel Vienna – The Naschmarkt


Wombats city hostel Vienna - The Naschmarkt


Number one in our selection is wonderfully evaluated hostel – Wombats city hostel. No need to be confused – there are 2 Wombats city hostels – one is near Karlsplatz in the city center and the second one is near Westbahnhof, but still in the city center as well and also very well evaluated.

Let us now introduce you to this, probably the best hostel in Vienna, just a 10-15 minute walk to the historical city of Vienna and just by the biggest Vienna market – Naschmarkt. This hostel has its history, it is not a new property and therefore it has been verified by a lot of tourists! There are free walking tours organized by this hostel, which is a great thing if you like to discover Vienna really well! Nearby you can find a lot of clubs and bars and the metro station is just 200 meters away, Hofburg Palace and Vienna Theatre are also very close.

There is a lot of dorms and private rooms available, so it is just up to you if you want to socialize or have your own privacy.  Each bunk has its own reading light and socket.

At check-in, you will be welcomed by a free welcome drink, there is linen available in each room and also free wi-fi. 24 hours reception is opened for you with the possibility to hire towels, hair-dryer or store your luggage. There is no meal included in the price, so be aware of that, but there is a coffee machine and vending machine at your disposal, and you can find there a bar as well.

#2 Vienna Hostel Rutheinsteiner


Vienna Hostel Ruthensteiner

Vienna Hostel Ruthensteiner is located in Wien, close to Vienna Westbahnhof Railway Station and close to Schönbrunn Palace, and offers free Wi-Fi access. At Vienna Hostel Ruthensteiner you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden, and a terrace.

Other facilities offered include a shared lounge, a tour desk, and luggage storage. You can buy breakfast as well, former visitors evaluate it very well and it does not cost much! You can even purchase dinner and join Themed dinner nights. Don‘t forget to take your towel, linen are included in price.

You can easily choose from Family rooms, private rooms or dorms – some rooms/dorms have private and some shared bathroom. Former visitors appreciate this property due to super nice staff and a great atmosphere, a good connection to the city center and cleanness.

#3 Gartl Apartments & Hostel


Gartl Apartments and Hostel

Gartl Apartments & Hostel offers an ideal location in Vienna – you can reach the city center by public transport in a few minutes (the nearest Metro station is Längenfeldgasse, right in front of the apartments), or have a pleasant walk to Scönbrunn Palace.

All apartments are facing an interior courtyard; therefore you will enjoy a quiet and peaceful environment. This property offers private rooms as well as mixed and female-only dorms. In all rooms is free Wi-fi available as well as private bathroom and toilet, equipped kitchen, towels and sheets, area to sit and relax.

If you like to socialize, you can find a common area in the courtyard. There is not breakfast possibility offered, but there is a Supermarket nearby. Former visitors appreciate the cleanness, comfortable beds and great location.

#4 Prime Rooms 2.0 – Boutique hostel


Prime Rooms - Boutique hostel


This unique property is a little bit far from the city center, but still very well evaluated by former visitors for its home atmosphere, great staff, and original decoration. This hostel offers private rooms as well as dorms and also offers private parking, shared lounge, and a garden.

With a shared bathroom fitted with a shower and a hairdryer, rooms at the hostel also have free WiFi. The breakfast is available for a fee, you can also buy dinner. You can join the barbecue or organize yours if you pick some of the family rooms. Towels and linen are included in the price, you don‘t need to take yours!

This property organizes a lot of activities – aerobics, cooking class, walking tours and a broad offer of sports – some for free, some are just for an additional charge only. This property is also wheelchair accessible, which is a big plus!

#5 Wombat City Hostel Vienna – Lounge


Wombat City Hostel Vienna - Lounge


Located in the main Vienna shopping street, just a few steps away from the Westbahnhof offers this hostel privacy as well as party rooms you can socialize enough. This hostel offers single, double rooms and dorms and female dorms all with en-suite bathrooms.

Sheets and towels are included. All rooms have also free lockers for your backpacks. 24 hours reception also offers free welcome-drink by check-in. You can also use laundry facilities, postal service or luggage storage.

This Wombat hostel Vienna received Cleanest Hostel Worldwide twice! In the common area, you can use a vending machine, tea and coffee making facilities and a bar. Free wi-fi is accessible in the whole property, there are also pool table or board games at your disposal.

18 thoughts on “Best hostels in Vienna/Austria

  1. Thanks a lot for such an amazing review of the best hotels in Vienna and explanations are given.

    I plan to visit Vienna so I started looking for accommodations on the Internet, I read many articles but this is the best I have found. I will definitely stay at one of the hotels presented.

    Thanks again and keep in touch.

    1. Hello!

      Thank you very much for your kind comment, we are happy to help you with searching for the best accomodation Vienna offers! If you would have any question regarding ideal hostel accomodation, kindly let us know!

      Wish you a great trip and all the best!

      Bye Renata

  2. Hello. You really got me with this post. 

    I would like to go to Vienna to visit the Christmas fair. I know it’s still open in January and I and my family want to go now because it’s no longer crowded. During this period it is much easier to visit this splendid city and find a place to stay overnight. My favorite is Vienna Hostel Ruthensteiner and we will definitely choose this place. The garden is beautiful with all the greenery, and from what I see inside everyone is having fun and you can do different activities (playing guitar, karaoke or board games). Thanks a lot for sharing with us this amazing hotels from Vienna.

    Wish you all the best! 

    1. Hello and thank you for stopping by!

      Going to Vienna just after the Christmas period is a great idea! The problem is in the Ruthensteiner hostel there won’t be probably many green plants during Winter as it is shown in the pictures, but still, it is a great time of the year to visit Vienna!

      We are happy our post helped with the accomodation choice. We wish you a great time and nice trip!

      Bye Renata

  3. Travelling abroad is something that tourists may want to look at before making a decision. I see Vienna, Austria as a nice choice because you will get to know some amazing places if you intend spending quality time there for sightseeing.

    There are so many things that one could find interesting like the Hundertwasser buildings and the amusement park.

    If anyone is wishing to travel to Vienna then the hostels listed may be the best pick considering the fact that Wombats city hostel organize free walking tours to discover the better parts of Vienna which is great. This is something tourists should consider.

    1. Hello Kell!

      Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment! All the hostel in our list are great, here depends just on what is the purpose of your trip, with whom are you traveling and how you travel (bus, car, airplane) so you can have a great stay close to a railway station or close to stop to transfer to the airport. An, of course, the facilities and everything that the hostel offering is important as well – do not forget to read the reviews of former visitors, it could say a lot about the property.

      Have a great time and wish you all the best!

      Bye Renata

  4. Wow! In Vienna, are there hostels like hotels? If that hostel is in my country, it will be a 4 star hotel! Believe me …

    To be honest, I have never visit Vienna. However, based on the hostel you recommend, it seems very interesting to be able to vacation and visit Vienna. Plus, I just did a price check overnight there. Which turns out, is very cheap when compared to several states in the US.
    Therefore, thank you very much for the reference website (I bookmark this website). I will try to plan a vacation to Vienna and stay at the hostel you recommend.
    By the way, do you have any recommendation for the hostel booking application?

    1. Hello Asmadi!

      We are so happy you find our post useful! I really like to use for all my travels. I believe their overview of the properties is the best of the best and you can rely on them no matter what.

      Vienna is really a beautiful city and quite reachable by train, airplane, bus or car, this is a big plus as well. And if you choose the right accomodation, your trip would could be really great and remarkable.

      Wish you all the best during visit Vienna, have a great Sacher cake as it worths to try!

      Bye Renata

  5. This post just came when i needed it the most. I am someone who traveled a lot and some times i end up in some really bad hotels and suffer from lack of so many things and even the comfort of a good enough bed. On seeing there nice hotels, i am beginning to have interest in paying a visit to Vienna one of these days. The Prime room 2.0 Boutique hotel seem really great and the environment is very simple.

    1. Hello!

      Thank you for the nice comment! We are always happy to show some quality and proven accomodation properties. You are right, there is a lot of different hostels available, not all have proper quality and offering enough comfort to its guests. Vienna could be a great trip target and if you go there, we wish you a nice time!

      Bye Renata

  6. Have never been to Vienna, the capital city of Austria but I must confess I have heard a whole wide lot of things about the place coupled with what have seen on the internet during my research.
    I really want to be at that amusement park, PRATER some day and and I can’t wait to see those beautiful hostels like hotels too.
    My adventure and tourism will definitely bring me to Vienna one day am pretty sure of that.

    1. Hello Carol!

      Prater is really a great place to enjoy a day when you come to Vienna, I have been there once as a child and have a lot of experience even as an adult:). It is one of the oldest fun parks in Europe.

      We hope you will enjoy your trip to Vienna when you come there eventually!

      Thank you for stopping by and your comment and we wish you all the best!

      Bye Renata

  7. I’ve only been to Vienna once, back in primary school, so I can barely remember how it was. After reading your post, I want to visit again. While Prime Rooms 2.0 boutique hostel looks so nice, I have to say that not being in the city center is a minus for me. I prefer central locations and based on your information I will check out Gartl Apartments&Hostel; – I love the fact they even have a courtyard. Now I have to convince my boyfriend why weekend escape to Vienna should be added on our 2020 travel plan 🙂

    1. Hello Katja!

      Thank you for stopping by!

      Hopefully, you will have a chance to visit Vienna and choose some fancy hostel we have recommended and let us know your feeling about that:). Staying in a hostel is not for everyone, but the reality that they offer private rooms as well is really cool – so also couples could stay in a hostel and have their privacy.

      I wish you a great year 2020 and all the best!

      Bye Renata

  8. Thank you for this review on Vienna hotel and hostels for youth; I have always heard of Vienna and my concept of this city is a big city with lots of industries and opportunities, I don’t know if I am wrong.
    I will like to know if there is any major festival celebrated in Vienna and when does this festival take place. I think visiting during the festive period will be very interesting

    1. Hello,

      Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment!

      Yes, there is a big Kultur festival in Vienna named Wiener Festwochen, which takes place around 15th June each year. It shows Opera, Theatre, Dance performance – Austrian as well as international. Other fairs and festivals include e.g. the Art Vienna contemporary art fair, European Street Food festival (both at March´s end) – all the festivals you can find here:

      I hope you will find some you would appreciate and let us know your feelings about the event and the accomodation.

      Have a great time!

      Bye Renata

  9. Hey, I know via your post about Vienna , Vienna is a city definitely worth to visit – not only due to its historical meaning, Prater – very famous amusement park, or Hundertwasser buildings that takes breath, but also due to its great gastronomy – especially for the cake called Sacher. It we got a chance to visit Vienna. We will stay in Vienna Hostel Rutheinsteiner or Prime Rooms 2.0 – Boutique hostel. 

    1. Hello!

      Thank you for your kind comment and for stopping by!

      Yes, Vienna is a city worth to visit and the hostel you would pick is really great for staying in and enjoying a great time in this city. There are a lot more places to discover and food to taste than we have described so hopefully you will also find your favorite.

      Have a great time!

      Bye Renata

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