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Accommodation

Note: Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, we ask you to be careful when making binding reservations as travel restrictions can be in place and change quickly. Please consider this when making travel arrangements – always check the cancellation policy when booking your flight and accommodation!

Exchange students arriving in Vienna have several options to choose from when booking housing for their stay. These options include student residence halls and private booking platforms, such as Housing Anywhere (see menu below):


Regardless of which accommodation you book, please note that you are responsible for taking the appropriate steps to reserve and secure your own housing. You will find further information about the options below. Please keep in mind that these housing organizations are independent from WU. Therefore, we have no influence on contracts and on terms and conditions. Please make yourself familiar with contract details before choosing an accomodation.

Join our Facebook group WU Incoming & Outgoing Exchange Students where you can get in touch with both fellow incoming and WU outgoing exchange students and discuss your housing options.

OeAD student housing

Typically, WU incoming exchange students book with OeAD student housing. You can find a list of their residence halls in the table below. Students, who would like to make use of this offer, need to register through the OeAD student housing website.

We have made pre-reservations in certain OeAD residence halls. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we do not recommend early booking. The application deadline for winter semester 2021/22 is extended until May 31, 2021.

OeAD housing offers an additional cancelation policy, which costs €130 and covers the following (please check whether your travel insurance already covers these points ):

  • Sudden illness (also COVID quarantine in the home country) or accident of the insured, which prevents the journey. The insurance also covers the cancelation due to exit or entry bans as well as the cancelation due to existing travel warnings issued by the competent authority of the respective home country on the day of arrival (not accepted are warnings for non-essential, touristic trips).

  • Death of the policyholder or of family members

  • Life-threatening illness, accident with danger to life or death of family members (if the presence of the insured person is necessary)

Please note: Vienna is home to many student residence providers. You may not get a room in your first choice of residence, but you will be able to book a room.

Click here to see the booking procedure

The following residence halls have rooms for incoming exchange students in the winter semester:

OeAD-Guesthouse Kandlgasse

Category A (26 rooms available / single room in a living community - bathroom/toilet, kitchenette in the living community),
Category D (5 apartments available / single apartments)
OeAD-Guesthouse Molkereistraße

Category A (150 rooms available / single room in a living community - bathroom/toilet, kitchenette in the living community),
Category D (5 apartments available / single apartments)

Note: In Category A, two living communities are wheelchair accessible. Kitchen and bathroom are designed in a barrier-free manner.
OeAD-Guesthouse Gasgasse

Category A+ (44 rooms available / single room in a living community - bathroom/toilet private, kitchenette in the living community),
Category D (22 apartments available / single apartments),
Category D+ ( 3 apartments available / single apartments with balcony)
OeAD-Guesthouse Tigergasse

Category A (26 rooms available / single room in a living community - bathroom/toilet, kitchenette in the living community),
Category H (8 rooms available / double room)
OeAD-Apartment Obermüllnerstraße

Category J (10 rooms available / double room, kitchenette)
PopUp dorms*

Category A  (single room in a living community - bathroom/toilet, kitchenette in the living community)

The following residence halls have rooms for incoming exchange students in the summer semester:

OeAD-Guesthouse Kandlgasse
 
Category A (20 rooms available / single room in a living community - bathroom/toilet, kitchenette in the living community),
Category D (5 apartments available / single apartments)
OeAD-Guesthouse Molkereistraße

Category A (110 rooms available / single room in a living community - bathroom/toilet, kitchenette in the living community),
Category D (5 apartments available / single apartments)

Note: In Category A, two living communities are wheelchair accessible. Kitchen and bathroom are designed in a barrier-free manner.
OeAD-Guesthouse Gasgasse

Category A+ (50 rooms available / single room in a living community - bathroom/toilet private, kitchenette in the living community),
Category D (20 apartments available / single appartments),
Category D+ (5 apartments available / single apartments with balcony)
OeAD-Guesthouse Tigergasse

Category A (20 rooms available / single room in a living community - bathroom/toilet, kitchenette in the living community),
Category H (5 rooms available / double room)
OeAD-Apartment Obermüllnerstraße

Category J (10 rooms available / double room, kitchenette)
PopUp dorms*

Category A  (single room in a living community - bathroom/toilet, kitchenette in the living community)
Sonnenallee*

Category A (single room in a living community - bathroom/toilet, kitchenette in the living community),
Category H (double room)


*PopUp dorms & Sonnenallee

Please note that at these residence halls, there are no pre-reservations for WU incoming exchange students.

In case of considering this option please note: These dorms are located in the Seesadt Aspern, an area recently developed and rather isolated from the rest of the city. The advantages of this dorm are: it is one of the best option in terms of value for money and the area is well connected. The subway line U2 (purple line) has a direct connection to WU and the city center. Commuting time to WU is approximately 20 minutes to the city center (Karlsplatz 35 min). Please note, Vienna subway system does not run for 24 hours. The last subway runs around 00:15. Afterwards the Vienna nightline busses are the only public option. Seestadt is not yet well connected by night busses and it will take you up to 1,5hours, two transfers and 15 min walk to get home after midnight during the week.

The Student Hotel Vienna

  • Rooms start from €530 per month for a 12 months stay (without the WU discount). For a 3-4 months stay, rooms start from €630 per month (without the WU discount). Rooms include a private bathroom, a study space, gym, bicycle, laundry for free, and other perks.

  • Prices vary and depend on the length of stay and room type

  • Student-friendly cancelation policy (please read their terms and conditions)

  • If you book in September 2021 and until September 30, 2021, you can get a 10 percent discount by using this WU promo code. For bookings after this period, a discount of 5 percent applies.

  • Minimum stay of 3 months

  • Check out their website

  • Note: Six wheelchair-accessible semester rooms are available and the kitchen, which is shared with others, is designed in a barrier-free manner. If needed, a tour to inspect the facilities can be scheduled either online or in person beforehand.  

CoLivi

  • Currently, CoLivi offers 300 rooms in Vienna

  • CoLivi is best suited for you if you are a responsible and independent student: there is no service included and you are expected to clean the common rooms when another person moves in or you move out. A key box can be found in front of all apartments/rooms. 

  • Fully furnished rooms in shared apartments, which include bed linen, wifi, and more.

  • Flexible rental periods (starting from 3 months)

  • The contract can only be signed or canceled on the 1st or 15th of the month

  • The prices depend on room as well as location and range between €360 to €650

  • Deposit: €1.000

  • Check out their website

Viennabase - homes for students

Viennabasedonau

  • 15 minutes to Campus WU via subway line U2 (station Donaustadtbrücke)

  • Only studio apartments (including private bath and kitchen) are available:

    • For stays up to four months €479 per month

    • For stays longer than four months €459 per month

  • 9 wheelchair-accessible studio apartments are available. Access and rooms in the building are designed in a barrier-free manner.

Viennabase22

  • 25 minutes using tramway 25 and subway line U2

  • Studio apartments (including private bath and kitchen) are available...

    • for stays up to four months at €469 per month

    • for stays longer than four months at €449 per month

  • Single rooms in a shared living community are available...

    • for stays up to four months at €401 per month

    • for stays longer than four months at €389 per month

  • 9 wheelchair-accessible studio apartments are available. Access and rooms in the building are designed in a barrier-free manner.

Application

  • Move-in date: September 1, 2021 or October 1, 2021

  • Click on the box "University" and select  "WU – exchange semester – Incomings", then select "Exchange student" under "Study details"

  • If your move-out date is earlier than December 30, 2021, please state so in the box "Is there anything you would like to share with us?"

  • Note that the registration fee is waived for WU incoming exchange students

Further information

  • In addition to the usage fee (rent), there is a booking fee of € 5 per booked month.

  • The deposit amounts to two months rent. A final cleaning fee will be added (see below).

  • Cost of final cleaning fee:

    • Studio apartments: €80

    • Single rooms in a shared living community: €75

  • Laundries are available: washing is possible at a small cost, dryers can be used for free.

  • Viennabase offers a student-friendly COVID-19 cancelation policy (english version available on page 3).

The FIZZ Vienna

  • Rooms start from approximately €587 per month

  • Two loaction: Vienna Brigittenau and THE FIZZ Vienna Main Station

  • Check out their website

Campus Studios (Akademikerhilfe)

  • Long and short term contracts

  • Single and double studios from €518 per month

  • Check out their website

Linked Living Apartments

  • Minimum stay of 6 months

  • Apartments from €599 per month

  • Please note: You need to provide proof of sufficient funds (three months' rent)!

  • Check out their website

MILESTONE Student Living

  • Two different locations each a 5 minute walk from WU campus

  • Apartments from €679 per month

  • Please see their website for details

Room4rent

  • Minimum stay of 2 months

  • Apartments from €960 per month

  • Check out their website

Private accommodation - Housing Anywhere

We partnered up with HousingAnywhere, the international booking platform, to provide additional accommodation options for International students. HousingAnywhere has specialized in helping international students find and book their new room abroad and is doing that for over 150 universities worldwide.

Students of WU are entitled to Priority Access to HousingAnywhere and the rooms available on the platform. You can sign up for this service here.

Have a look at the available accommodation in Vienna. To learn more about the city and the different neighborhoods, we recommend that you check HousingAnywhere’s dedicated city guide for Vienna.

Video HousingAnywhere: how to book

HousingAnywhere: how to book