Having a comfortable place to relax in after a long day of exploring Vienna’s imperial architecture, visiting museums and wandering through the city’s pretty parks is key to an unforgettable vacation in the Austrian capital. For unique but cosy accommodation in the city, consider picking one of Vienna’s best Airbnbs.
Vienna isn’t short of beautiful hotels, but for a more relaxed and authentic Vienna experience, why not stay in a real Viennese home for your city break? The Austrian capital has hundreds of Airbnbs to choose from where you can experience just that, ranging from those that will suit budget-conscious visitors to child-friendly accommodation and great places for solo travellers. And you don’t have to scrimp on style, as many of Vienna’s Airbnbs boast exceptionally beautiful facades, stunning roof terraces and even private gardens right in the heart of the city. Culture Trip has picked the best Airbnbs in Vienna, which include cosy studios in hipster neighbourhoods, quiet homes overlooking the Vienna Woods and spacious apartments, many of which have the most famous tourist sites right on their doorsteps.
Chic family apartment in the heart of Vienna
Vintage details feature in this Viennese apartment | Courtesy of Ujale / Airbnb
It doesn’t get any more central than this Airbnb, located on a small pedestrian street right around the corner from Vienna’s luxury shopping streets Graben and Kärntnerstraße (think brands such as Armani and Prada), with the famous St Stephen’s Cathedral just a stone’s throw away. The house dates back to 1752 and features the characteristic large windows and high ceilings of the period, while the stylish flat itself boasts a queen-size bed and a spacious living room. With an extendable dining table and a huge couch that transforms into a sofa bed, this Airbnb is ideal for families (a crib and high chair are also available upon request).
Quiet studio apartment on Vienna’s main shopping boulevard
Quiet studio apartment in Vienna | Courtesy of Stefan/Airbnb
Mariahilferstraße is Vienna’s shopping playground, and this stylish studio is located right above the popular pedestrian street and opposite the MuseumsQuartier, making it an ideal base to shop until you drop or hang out in the nearby hipster bars and cafés. The apartment is decorated with modern furniture in black, grey, white and red, and there is a Nespresso machine with free pods. While most of the tourist attractions in the historic centre are within walking distance, the apartment is also just a few minutes’ walk from two metro lines and several tram and bus stops.
This brand-new apartment in the heart of Vienna’s hip Neubau quarter has two bedrooms with king-size beds, an open kitchen with a Nespresso machine and a spacious living room with two sofas, meaning that it can accommodate up to nine guests. Its main selling point, however, is its large garden, which is complete with a dining table, sunloungers and a barbecue. The stylish Airbnb is furnished almost entirely in white, and small Buddha statues decorate the rooms. Ideally located, the apartment is within walking distance of the trendy MuseumsQuartier, where you can find museums, art exhibitions, bars and restaurants. St Stephen’s Cathedral is a short metro ride or a 25-minute walk away.
Located in a quiet residential area in Ober St Veit, part of Vienna’s 13th district, this Scandinavian-style apartment features white furniture throughout, a wood-beamed ceiling and fun decorative details such as a cool vintage clock hanging over the sofa. A homely place away from the crowds of the city centre, the spacious Airbnb is ideal for both couples looking for a romantic hideaway, as well as families. Clara, the owner, has three children herself and provides everything her young guests and their parents could wish for, from toys to children’s books, a cot and tableware. Schönbrunn Palace is only a few metro stops away and all the attractions in the city centre can be reached within half an hour by car, or a little longer by public transport.
Globetrotter Max rents out this stylish and well-equipped rooftop apartment around the corner from Naschmarkt and within walking distance of some of Vienna’s top sights, including MuseumsQuartier, the Natural History Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Burgtheater and Vienna’s main shopping street, Mariahilferstraße. The flat, ideally located for sightseeing as well as for business trips thanks to its quiet location and proximity to the city centre, comes with a king-size bed, a cosy sofa, a brand-new kitchen and a sunny private terrace ideal for an al fresco breakfast or a home-cooked dinner under the Viennese sky. In case you opt for a night in, there’s free Netflix, too. This Airbnb can sleep up to three guests.
This colourful Airbnb, with space for four people, is an art lover’s dream. A few minutes from Belvedere Palace and its world-class painting collection, the apartment itself has been thoughtfully designed and features replicas of famous Austrian artworks such as paintings by Klimt. The heart of the Airbnb is the living room, which is dominated by shades of white, grey and blue with patterned and striped wallpaper, a relaxing couch, two armchairs piled with colourful cushions and an original fireplace. The flat is situated in a quiet, elegant neighbourhood in Vienna’s embassy quarter, close to the Konzerthaus and about a 20-minute walk from St Stephen’s Cathedral. Thanks to the nearby train station, Landstraße, it’s easy to get to and from the airport, too.
This apartment in Vienna's city centre features a balcony | Courtesy of Claudia / Airbnb
Claudia’s Airbnb, which sleeps two guests, is in the centre of Vienna’s youthful Neubau quarter, and one minute away from a metro station. There’s an organic bakery next door and many veggie-friendly eateries, independent shops and shabby-chic bars in the area. The flat features a cosy and quiet bedroom and a natural light-filled living room with a black leather couch to relax on. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with tips on what to see and do in Vienna provided by Claudia, together with a free bottle of Prosecco. The historic centre is a half-hour walk or a quick metro ride away.
Just around the corner from the central station, this industrial-chic apartment is a stunning base for anyone arriving in Vienna by train. It’s well-connected to public transport and just a short stroll to Belvedere Palace, with St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Imperial Palace, Kärnterstraße and Schönbrunn a quick metro ride away. The property has two balconies, an open living room and space for up to four people to sleep. There’s also air conditioning, electronic blinds and a smart lock for check-in, while all the windows are soundproofed. The flat features lots of metal and wood in its sleek, modern design.
Bettina’s attic apartment is a calm oasis in the quiet Währing area of Vienna, surrounded by beautiful 19th-century villas. The place is bright, cosy and modern, but the unquestionable highlight is the sweeping views over the city skyline from the balcony and the huge windows in the living room and bedroom. A small breakfast is included (muesli, milk, yoghurt and coffee), there’s a park nearby and the city centre is accessible by bus in 20 minutes. Please note that the building has no elevator, so you need to carry your luggage up a few flights of stairs.
Andreas’s and Alex’s Airbnb is walkable to most of Vienna’s most popular attractions, including the Vienna State Opera, Naschmarkt and St Stephen’s Cathedral, and is therefore ideal for anyone wanting to stay right in the centre of the action. The flat, which sleeps up to two people, has wooden furniture with a bright and colourful twist, with the armchairs and stools featuring shades of yellow and blue. The place is full of modern paintings and guests will sleep in luxury in the four-poster bed. As a bonus for movie fans, the famous ‘Third Man Tour’ of the city starts almost at your doorstep.
This stunning terrace apartment is the perfect home away from home, and is ideally located to explore Vienna’s nature and history. Learn about Sisi (Empress Elisabeth of Austria) at Schönbrunn Palace which, with its landscaped gardens and historic zoo (founded in 1752, it’s the oldest zoo worldwide), is only a five-minute walk away. The rooftop terrace at this Airbnb is a great place to watch the sunset, with gorgeous views over the city and the Vienna Woods. The open-plan apartment includes a double bed and an L-shaped sofa in the living room that can be turned into an additional bed. There’s a metro and tram stop close by, offering links to the city centre in just 10 minutes.