The Absolute Best Hostels in Vienna (2019 • Insider Guide!)

Backpacking Vienna is freaking expensive - so we made this guide to the best hostels in Vienna to help you save money and find a kick ass hostel! Whether you are traveling to Vienna to party or chill, this epic list is designed for one purpose - help you travel Vienna stress free!

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Vienna is widely considered one of the most beautiful European cities, and its energy and culture have bred some of the finest minds (Beethoven, Mozart, Freud, and more). Vienna’s architecture, culture, and overall vibe is the epitome of European sophistication, and will leave you craving more!

But with high sophistication comes high prices. Vienna is the capital of Austria – one of the most expensive countries in Europe, where saving money can be quite a challenge. Which is exactly why I wrote this stress-free guide to the 20 best hostels in Vienna. 

Everyone’s travel needs are different. So to help your specific travel needs, I’ve separated Vienna’s best hostels into different categories. So no matter what you want to do while traveling in Vienna, this guide will help you book your hostel quickly.

Let’s take a look at some of the best hostels in Vienna right now!

 

Quick answer: These are the Best Hostels in Vienna

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tbb2-table__image Overall Best Hostel in ViennaOverall Best Hostel in ViennaHostel Ruthensteiner Vienna

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tbb2-table__image Best Cheap Hostel in ViennaBest Cheap Hostel in ViennaYouth Hostel Hütteldorf

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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Couples in ViennaBest Hostel for Couples in ViennaWombats City Hostel Vienna – the Lounge

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tbb2-table__image Best Party Hostel in ViennaBest Party Hostel in ViennaWestend City Hostel

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tbb2-table__image Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in ViennaBest Hostel for Digital Nomads in ViennaMeininger Vienna Downtown Franz

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coolest Hostels in Vienna

Vienna is gorgeous, and our list of the best hostels in Vienna will help you travel there on a budget

 

The Best Hostels in Vienna

Whether you’re looking for the best Vienna youth hostel for solo travellers, a romantic Vienna hostel for couples, a top Vienna hostel for digital nomads, or the ultimate backpackers’ hostel for partying in Vienna - our list of the top 20 hostels in Vienna has got you covered.

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Overall Best Hostel in Vienna – Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna

Hostel Ruthensteiner Best Hostel in Vienna

With plenty to do at a good price, the top hostel in Vienna for 2019 is Hostel Ruthensteiner

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- Café-Bar
- Travel Desk
- 24-Hour Security

Our winner for the best hostel in Vienna in 2019, the fab Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna has a great location close to Westbahnhoff train station. It typically attracts sociable travellers who are up for plenty of fun times with new buddies. Whether you chill in the garden or jam in the music area, it’s all but impossible not to enjoy yourself here. Share meals in the kitchen, throw meat on the BBQ, or grab a bite to eat from the onsite café-bar. Bikes can be rented for daytime explorations and you can rent a variety of tours. Wi-Fi is free (and the signal reaches the rooms!) and there are computers you can use for free too. Other perks include the three hostelling “L”s: luggage storage, lockers, and laundry facilities.

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Best Hostel for Solo Travelers in Vienna – Wombats City Hostel Vienna

Wombats City Hostel Vienna the Naschmarkt Best Hostel for Solo Traveller in Vienna

Run by travelers, Wombats city hostel has plenty of social vibes and is the best hostel for solo travelers in Vienna

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- Pool Table
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Our pick for the best hostel for solo travellers in Vienna, Wombats City Hostel Vienna is a sociable place to meet heaps of cool and interesting characters. There’ll be no kids running around spoiling the peace either—the hostel has a strict over-18s-only policy. Run by travellers, for travellers, the bar keeps the cheap beer flowing, all guests get a free welcome drink, there’s a free walking tour, the affordable all-you-can-eat breakfast is a perfect start to any day, and the shared areas are pretty funky. Wi-Fi is free and the clean and secure hostel has self-catering facilities and a terrific location next to the biggest market in Vienna.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Vienna #1 - Youth Hostel Hütteldorf

Hostel Hutteldorf Best Cheap Hostel in Vienna

Great bang for your buck, Hostel Hutteldorf is the best budget/cheap hostel in Vienna

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If you're looking for some great bang for your buck, Youth Hostel Hütteldorf is the best cheap hostel in Vienna. Offering a wide selection of mixed and female-only dorms as well as various-sized private rooms, budget backpackers can save even more Euros by preparing their own basic meals in the simple kitchen. In an ideal location, on the edge of a forest, for fans of the great outdoors, Vienna city centre can easily be reached in under half an hour by subway. Freebies include Wi-Fi, lockers (you’ll need your own padlock), luggage storage, maps, and parking. The sociable common room has foosball, a pool table, and cable TV, and there are also laundry facilities and an onsite restaurant.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Vienna #2 - A&O Wien Stadthalle

A&O Wien Stadthalle backpackers in Vienna

A&O Wien Stadthalle is another solid contender for the best cheap hostel in Vienna spot.

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- Bar
- Tour Desk
- Laundry Facilities

A well-equipped, modern, and comfortable Vienna backpackers hostel, A&O Wien Stadthalle has awesome members of staff, a cheap breakfast buffet where you can fill up on as much food as you can eat, free Wi-Fi, a tour desk, laundry facilities, and more. Whether you’re staying in a dorm or private room, the lobby bar is a great place to meet other cool travellers and swap travelling tales. Perhaps you’d fancy a game of pool or foosball too? Housekeeping services and key card access make your stay that little bit sweeter.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Vienna #3 - A&T Holiday Hostel

A&T Holiday Hostel Wien backpackers in Vienna

A&T Holiday Hostel also ranks high on our best cheap hostels in Vienna list...

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Maybe the coolest hostel in Vienna, A&T Holiday Hostel is modern, colourful, and sociable. Mingle with other backpackers and make new pals in the bar, complete with a pool table and foosball. There’s no kitchen, but the café serves up a mean meal, and vending machines help to stave off midnight hunger pangs. Besides, there are plenty of places to eat and drink close by. There are dorms for four and private twin rooms. One room of the hostel is reserved solely for women too.

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Best Hostel for Couples in Vienna – Wombats City Hostel Vienna - the Lounge

Wombats City Hostel Vienna The Lounge Best Hostel for Couples in Vienna

A solid choice for all types of travelers, Wombats City has great prices for private rooms making it especially ideal for couples

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One of the best choices close to Westbahnhof, Wombats City Hostel Vienna - the Lounge is a modern Vienna backpackers; hostel with friendly staff, top-notch facilities, and a brill atmosphere. You can truly kick back here without worrying too much about domestic chores—there are housekeeping services and the kitchen has a dishwasher. There’s an onsite bar that is perfect for mingling or a romantic drink with your other half, and you’ll find foosball, board games, and a pool table. With excellent private double rooms, it’s our choice for the best hostel for couples in Vienna.

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Best Party Hostel in Vienna – Westend City Hostel

Westend City Best Party Hostel in Vienna

Close distance to the nightlife makes Westend City the best party hostel in Vienna

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- Lockers
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Westend City Hostel is a popular backpackers’ hostel in Vienna, close to the main shopping area and public transportation connections. While there are few accommodations in Vienna that could truly be called partying hostels, the selection of bars and clubs within walking distance of Westend City Hostel make this one of the best party hostels in Vienna. Sure, other places may have an onsite bar, but who wants to stay in all the time?! The sociable team will point you in the right direction of the best parties around and, when you come back, you can sink into a cosy and comfy bed to recharge your batteries. The hostel has great amenities too.

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Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Vienna – Meininger Vienna Downtown Franz

Meininger Vienna Downtown Franz Best Hostel for Digital Nomads in Vienna

Solid for all types of travelers, but Digital Nomads will like the free wifi and ample work space

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Meininger Vienna Downtown Franz is a calm and clean Vienna backpackers hostel close to Schottering station. Our choice for the best hostel for digital nomads in Vienna, you can work at the free computers or access the free Wi-Fi on your own devices around the hostel. There are various peaceful spots where you can sit and work and you can get a good night’s sleep in the comfy dorms. Alternatively, if you’re a light sleeper, or need to burn the midnight oil to meet a deadline, there are also private single rooms. All work and no play can quickly get boring, though; head to the kitchen, games room, bar, or lobby for a break.

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Best Hostel with a Private Room in Vienna - Meininger Vienna Central Station

Mieninenger Vienna Central Station Best Hostels in Vienna

Mieninenger Vienna Central Station is one of the best hostels in Vienna with a private room ...

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- Bike Hire
- Wheelchair Friendly

Offering incredibly easy access to public transportation connections and with Vienna’s city centre just a hop, skip, and a jump away, Meininger Vienna Central Station has every right to be proud of its fantastic location. A sociable top hostel in Vienna with cool facilities, play a game of pool, get travel tips and tricks from other guests in the bar, chill in the lobby, and have some light competition in the games room. There are private en suite rooms and dorms with plenty of bathrooms—no hopping around while you wait in a queue!

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More of the Best Hostels in Vienna

Wait for it—there’s more! Here are some additional top-notch youth hostels in Vienna to really make sure you find the ideal city pad:

Are you looking to stay in specific neighborhood? Check out our guide to Vienna's best areas to stay.

 

A&O Wien Hauptbahnhof

A&O Wien Hauptbahnhof Best Hostels in Vienna

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- Bar
- Pool Table
- Tour Desk

A classy recommended hostel in Vienna, A&O Wien Hauptbahnhof is more of a flashpackers’ pad than a budget base. Dorms can accommodate four or six, and there are separate dormitorieos for just female guests. Private rooms are also available. Located in the heart of Vienna city centre, a major drawcard is the stylish SkyBar, which offers fabulous views, delicious drinks, tasty bar snacks, and a sophisticated atmosphere. Perhaps better suited to travelling couples and groups of friends, have a friendly game of pool or foosball, watch TV, and surf the net with free Wi-Fi.

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Palace Hostel

Palace best hostels in Vienna

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- Bike Hire
- Laundry Facilities
- Key Card Access

With plenty to do both within the hostel and just outside the front door, Palace Hostel is a top hostel in Vienna for travellers who like to pack as much into a city break as possible. There’s a leafy park across the road, hiking tracks start nearby, and, in the winter months, the area is transformed into an icy wonderland with the huge Wilhelminenberg Christmas market. Public transport links are close to the hostel. Access is by keycard, keeping things safe and secure, and facilities include an array of free equipment to borrow, such as board games, trekking poles for Nordic walking, and Frisbees, free Wi-Fi, washing machines and dryers, and common areas.

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Westbahnhof Hostel One

Westbahnhof Hostel One Best Hostel in Vienna

- $$$
- Luggage Storage
- Laundry Facilities
- 24-Hour Reception

A great Vienna base for shopaholics, Westbahnhof Hostel One is situated right next to Vienna’s main shopping street: Mariahilfer Strasse. Many places of interest are close to hand, and airport transfers making getting here and away easy; no need to hunt high and low for a Vienna hostel near the airport. There are indoor and outdoor seating areas and the kitchen is spacious and modern. There are power points inside the personal safety deposit boxes, meaning that you can leave your devices charging while you go out exploring. If you’re over climbing ladders you’ll love the beds here—there are absolutely zero bunk beds!

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Chichilli Hostel Vienna

Chichill best hostels in Vienna

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- Café
- Book Exchange
- Laundry Facilities

A friendly family-run youth hostel in Vienna, Hostel Vienna is housed within a handsome historic building in a high-class neighbourhood. Homey and welcoming, the hostel is clean and secure. Whip up a storm in the shared kitchen and catch up with personal chores with the laundry facilities. Airport transfers can be arranged for reasonable prices too, meaning you don’t have to waste nights at a Vienna hostel near the airport—come right to the city centre!

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Hostel Wien - Myrthengasse (HI)

Hostel Wien Myrthengase Best Hostel in Vienna

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- Free Breakfast
- Restaurant
- Pool Table

Hostel Wien - Myrthengasse (HI) is one of the best budget hostels in Vienna. The six-bed dorms are single gender and there are also private rooms for two. Breakfast and Wi-Fi (accessible in common areas) are free, and you can also benefit from free luggage storage on your arrival and departure days and free parking for bicycles. Do note that you’ll need to be a Hostelling International member to stay here.

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Do Step Inn

Do Step Inn Best Hostels in Vienna

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- Bar
- Lockers
- Bike Hire

Do Step Inn is a clean and cosy base in the heart of Vienna, close to the famous shopping street of Mariahilfer Strasse. Basic meals can be bought in the café-cum-bar, but the fully equipped kitchen makes it easy to cook exactly what you crave. The small bar is the hostel’s social hub, though you can also chill in the spacious lounge. Challenge your new pals to a game of pool or perhaps play gigantic chess in the courtyard. There are tons of free things too at this Vienna backpackers hostel, such as lockers, towels, city tours, Wi-Fi, and luggage storage.

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Gartl Apartments and Hostel

Gartl Apartments Best Hostel in Vienna

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- Wheelchair Friendly
- Bike Parking
- Free City Maps

Situated in a quiet area away from the hustle and bustle of city life yet close to public transportation links, Gartl Apartments and Hostel is an all-round top Vienna backpackers hostel for couples, friends, families, and solo travellers. There are female-only dorms as well as mixed dormitories, or you can book one of the private double rooms for more privacy at bedtime. Each dorm has its own bathroom and guests can keep their stuff in secure lockers. The peaceful interior courtyard is a pleasant place to chill.

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Happy Hostel

Happy Hostel Best Hostels in Vienna

- $$$
- Lockers
- Cable TV
- Laundry Facilities

Happy by name and happy by nature, Happy Hostel has a wide selection of private rooms in different sizes for families, friends, solo city explorers, and couples. Some rooms have private bathrooms and kitchens, and others share facilities. Rooms are spacious and well-equipped, with good storage space and cable TV. Wi-Fi is free and the hostel also has laundry services and luggage storage.

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Meininger Hotel Vienna Downtown Sissi

Meininger Vienna Downtown Sissi Best Hostels in Vienna

- $$$
- Bar
- Games Room
- Elevator

A posh place to stay in Vienna, Meininger Hotel Vienna Downtown Sissi has private apartments for one, two, three, and four, though the hostel-like facilities make it feel a bit more sociable than a sterile hotel. The apartments are sometimes rented as shared dorms too. All rooms have a bathroom and a TV and the accommodation has free Wi-Fi, an onsite bar, a lounge with free-to-use computers, a communal kitchen, and luggage storage. Situated in the historic district of Leopoldstadt, you’ll find heaps to do right outside, though public transport links are also close.

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myMOjOvie Apartments

myMOjOvie Best Hostels in Vienna

- $$$
- Free Breakfast
- Book Exchange
- Games Room

You’ll find the comfortable and stylish myMOjOvie Apartments close to Kaiserstraße. There are self-contained apartments, each with a private bathroom, kitchen, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and a living room. It’s an ideal Vienna accommodation for families and groups of friends who don’t want to share their sleeping space with others. All you need to start the day with a filling breakfast is provided: tea, coffee, milk, bread, jam, cereal, fruits … they’re all there! And, laundry facilities are available too.

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Why you should travel to Vienna

Do yourself a favor while in Vienna - grab a cappuccino, and enjoy the world pass by. Vienna will blow you away.

Hopefully with the help of this list of the best hostels in Vienna you can book your hostel quickly, and focus on what matters - exploring this amazing city!

And remember, if you can't pick one hostel, just book at Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna. There's plenty to see and do at this best hostel in Vienna for a good price.

Hostel Ruthensteiner Best Hostel in Vienna

The best hostels in Vienna always have beer!

 

Travel Safety Tips for Vienna

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More Epic Hostels in Austria and Europe

Hopefully by now you’ve found the perfect hostel for your upcoming trip to Vienna.

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Over to you

By now I hope our epic guide to the best hostels in Vienna has helped you choose the perfect hostel for your adventure!

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