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The best Airbnbs in Vienna

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
Camila Karalyte

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. 

The 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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Vienna's Best Airbnbs

The Flowers of Vienna
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1. The Flowers of Vienna

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.

The retro apartment
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2. The retro apartment

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.

The Butterfly Suite
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3. The Butterfly Suite

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’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.

Pretty in pink in Leopoldstadt
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4. Pretty in pink 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.

Bleu-belles apartment
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5. Bleu-belles apartment

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.

The Flying Chairs
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6. The Flying Chairs

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.

Viennese Whirlpool
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7. Viennese Whirlpool

If you’re looking for a home suitable for a family or a larger group - and you always swoon over a boho aesthetic - try here. Just a three-minute walk from a metro stop that will see you in the centre in a quarter of an hour, this flat has been designed with relaxation in mind - and we’re totally here for that. Treat yourself to time in the whirlpool or just lie back and kill some time in the living room hammock. There’s probably a little cake you could bring home in a box to eat while you’re lying there…

Eco-chic Austrian home
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8. Eco-chic Austrian home

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 in or an evening cocktail.

Fabulous family flat
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9. Fabulous family flat

Travelling with kids often means you need to dial back the chic-ometre and settle for something depressingly ‘practical’. Not so with this family flat in hipster Josefstadt. Putting most family decorating schemes to shame, this light-filled apartment has a delightful second bedroom complete with Scandi-inspired toys and a canopy cot. And for the adults? A calm-inducing, high-ceilinged living space, views of the Maria Treu Church and a whole load of nice restaurants, bars and ice cream parlours close by to the house.

Serail homestead
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10. Serail homestead

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.

Orchid opulence
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11. Orchid opulence

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?

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