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The 12 best Airbnbs in Vienna: from the decadent to the pocket friendly

In a city as stylish as Vienna, you need to stay somewhere with a certain finesse. Check out our guide to the best Airbnbs in the Austrian capital.

Written by
Rosemary Waugh
Contributors
Alex Floyd-Douglass
,
Camila Karalyte
&
Jennifer Banful
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Not called the 'City of Dreams' just for any old reason, Vienna is one of the most historically and culturally rich cities in Europe. Tourists flock here with images of Baroque architecture, operatic arias and delicious kaffee und kuchen floating in their heads. Wander around Vienna’s best museums for more insight into the diverse city or brush up on the musical legacy that the city holds. Cough cough, Mozart. 

Whether you’re here for the first time, or you’re visiting for the weekend for Vienna's boozy nightlife, impressive Museums Quarter and seasonal treasures like the Christmas markets, there's no doubt that this gorgeous city deserves a trip to be admired, so we’ve rounded up the best Airbnbs across Vienna with an eye on flamboyance, quirkiness and something a little bit out of the ordinary. Your Instagram account can thank us later.

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in and review every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on our expert knowledge of the destination covered, editorial reviews, user reviews, hotel amenities and in-depth research to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

Vienna's best Airbnbs

The charming old apartment in Reindorf
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1. The charming old apartment in Reindorf

Situated between the Ringstrasse and the Schönbrunn Palace, this positively blooming apartment is on the 3rd floor of a 1912 Vienna tenement house. It’s been stylishly decorated to include some bold flourishes - we love the bird wallpaper and the repeated use of white and blue throughout. The best thing about it is the way it retains all these little hints of ornate, historic Vienna while still keeping the whole place feeling fresh, modern and not over-fussy. Another plus is that it’s super close to the Westbahnhof, making transport connections a doddle.

What’s the budget range? Just as easy on the eye as it is on your wallet – very backpacker-friendly. 

What’s it like to stay here? Although you're in the heart of Vienna, you've got your own little respite. Best of both worlds.

Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath. Sleeps 4.

The retro apartment in Alliiertenviertel
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2. The retro apartment in Alliiertenviertel

This retro Airbnb in Vienna is only 20 minutes away from the city center by public transport and is situated right by the Danube River. It's super cozy, modern, and stylish, giving you the experience that Vienna is known for. Sleeping two guests in a double bed, it's perfect for a romantic trip to the city. The Airbnb has everything you'll need, from a fully equipped kitchen to a workspace, in case you can't be away from your work emails (come on, it's your holiday, relaaax). The decor is bright, homely, and very cool, it will feel like your home away from home, only better ...

What’s the budget range? So cheap and luxurious, we had to blink twice. 

What’s it like to stay here? Public transport into the city centre is super easy and locally, you can walk to most places with ease.

Rooms: 1 bed, 1.5 baths. Sleeps 2. 

 

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The Oriental-spired butterfly suite in Meidling
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3. The Oriental-spired butterfly suite in Meidling

Puccini is pretty much the only operatic composer not to have a connection with Vienna, but if he were to pitch up in the city in the 2020s, then he might well fancy staying here. This flamboyantly decorated apartment in the 12th district's calling card is surely the gold feature wall in the living space. But it’s also worth considering for its great location between the Old Town, Schönbrunn Palace and Wiener Naschmarket. Oh, and the authentically 1970s orange bathroom is a treat too.

What’s the budget range? All the luxuries without the fortune – from £54 a night. 

What’s it like to stay here? The unique mix of retro and oriental interiors is a real treat. Topped off by cheap parking bays and public transport links. 

Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath. Sleeps 4. 

The blu-belles apartment walking distance to the centre
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4. The blu-belles apartment walking distance to the centre

This achingly classy apartment is located a stone’s throw from the Innerestadt - but you wouldn’t necessarily guess that from how tranquil it is. Thanks to its lovely courtyard setting, this property promises you a good night’s sleep, while still providing excellent access to all the central Vienna attractions you could want. Start the day off with a stroll in Grünoases Stadtpark, just across the road, and then hit the Ringstrasse like you mean it.

What’s the budget range? Super affordable and well looked after. 

What’s it like to stay here? A roomy and elegant base in the heart of the city – walking distance from the local park and close proximity to downtown.

Rooms: 1 bed, 1.5 baths. Sleeps 4. 

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The modern studio in the edgy Margareten
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5. The modern studio in the edgy Margareten

This homely flat is located a little bit further from the centre than some others. But don’t let that put you off - excellent transport links mean you’ll be in central Vienna in less than 15 minutes. The owners of this place have taken some risks with the decor, and it’s paid off. Pops of lime green offset a neutral palette of cream and black, and a set of skeletal black chairs creates a pleasingly ghostly ambience.

What’s the budget range? A pleasantly low-cost stay.  

What’s it like to stay here? There's a very cosy, modern feel. Plus, you're just a quick train ride to the centre. 

Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath. Sleeps 3. 

The pretty in pink apartment in Leopoldstadt
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6. The pretty in pink apartment in Leopoldstadt

This delightfully pink home is located just across the river from the Innerestadt in Volkertviertel. With one double bedroom, it’s the ideal place to spend a romantic long weekend in the city. The highlight is surely that millennial pink living room where stylish post-war modernism is combined with playful femininity. Pour yourself a long drink, grab a book and while away the early evening hours on the sofa before heading out for dinner.

What’s the budget range? A cheap and cheerful couple's stay. 

What’s it like to stay here? With restaurants and a local market within walking distance, this is another side of Venice to explore.

Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath. Sleeps 2. 

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The eco-chic Austrian home in Kaisermühlen
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7. The eco-chic Austrian home in Kaisermühlen

Just one look at the photos and it shouldn’t surprise you to know that this eco-apartment by the Danube is owned and designed by a local artist. It accommodates four people and - unlike most places you could stay in the city - gives you access to a gorgeous garden. Inside, you’ll appreciate the tiny flourishes of colour, texture and pattern. Outside, you’ll discover your own green oasis for enjoying a springtime breakfast or an evening cocktail.

What’s the budget range? Affordable, but with a five-day minimum stay.

What’s it like to stay here? A little slice of nature from big city life. 

Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath. Sleeps 3. 

The first district apartment near Danube Canal
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8. The first district apartment near Danube Canal

Talk about idyllic, this contemporary one-bed apartment has completely nailed the cosy Pinterest aesthetic, while being no more than a five-minute stroll from the canal. Set in a gorgeous period building, the space features high ceilings and large windows, so it's airy and bright. This, accompanied by the light wood furniture and pastel walls gives this place a real charm. And in case you need to crack on with those deadlines, there's also a cute little workspace. When your out-of-office is finally on, you're located right in Vienna's 'Party Mile'.

What’s the budget range? Pretty swell for a few nights in a very tourist-friendly location.

What’s it like to stay here? Guests love it for the straightforward check-in, speedy WiFi, walkability and easy access to travel links.

Rooms: 1 bed, 1.5 bath. Sleeps 2.

 

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The Serail homestead in Meidling
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9. The Serail homestead in Meidling

This snug apartment is in Vienna’s 12th district, which makes it sound like it’s in the middle of nowhere. In actual fact, it’s nicely sandwiched between the Old Town and Empress Sisi’s old haunt, the Schönbrunn Palace. This one made the cut because of that excellent use of turquoise (hard colour to get right) and that rather strange gold palm tree table accessory. We are always here for an unusual gold palm tree table accessory.

What’s the budget range? Splendidly cheap nights in Vienna, here we come!

What’s it like to stay here? Public transport lives nearby, while the need to leave your apartment feels less once you experience how unique it is.

Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath. Sleeps 3. 

The design-centric loft in Leopoldstadt
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10. The design-centric loft in Leopoldstadt

Rest your head in this former factory-gone-stylish architect loft situated in the 2nd district – home of the famous Riesenrad Ferris wheel – with a charming private garden. Though compact, the loft is cleverly designed to make the space feel calming and open, with a kitchen/dining space, study, anteroom and bathroom. Our favourite part is the white high-panelled ceilings that really add an artistic touch. Around the corner, you'll find Augarten Park, U2 and Praterstern for easy access to the rest of the city. 

What’s the budget range? Dirt cheap. 

What’s it like to stay here? The perfect little oasis – close to local cafes, and a walkable distance to the main attractions, or an easy train ride. 

Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath. Sleeps 2. 

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The vintage one in the heart of Old Town
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11. The vintage one in the heart of Old Town

Like something ripped out of an editorial mag, this bright apartment is a cross between vintage glamour and boho chic. A little unusual, but that's why we dig it. Every detail from the golden bird cage to the copper red sofas to the chandeliers to the wicker baskets adds to the novelty of this artsy abode - no doubt influenced by host Wendelin's love for film and travel. If you decide to stay here it means you've got good taste, but you'll also be close enough to the city centre to explore on foot. Pretty cool, right?

What’s the budget range? On the luxury end for a beautifully curated space in a prime spot. 

What’s it like to stay here? An incredibly spacious home, thoughtfully decorated and well-connected. 

Rooms: 3 beds, 1 bath. Sleeps 10. 

The opulent apartment in Leopoldstadt
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12. The opulent apartment in Leopoldstadt

Who said domestic stylishness had to go hand-in-hand with frostiness? This city apartment nails that quintessentially Viennese aesthetic while also delivering just the right amount of plushness to ensure everything is nicely cosy. Imagine - the snow is falling outside as you put on your fur hat and leave this warm embrace of a home for a night at the opera house. Charming, no?

What’s the budget range? Amazingly affordable.

What’s it like to stay here? A cosy base in the heart of Vienna's centre, with easy access to the Opera or Stephansplatz.

Rooms: 1 bed, 1 bath. Sleeps 2. 

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