Flat Share


Shared Flats

The advantage of choosing to rent or share a flat with other students is that usually you do not need to pay commission fees. On the other hand, there is  a risk that you won’t  find the right place or even a place at all. However, the Center for International Relations sometimes receives offers of accomadation from students who go abroad with ERASMUS for a semester or a year. These offers are posted on our facebook group "Accommodation Exchange BOKU".


In addition, flat exchanges are a good source for finding a room in Vienna. You can start searching before  you arrive and make contact with the landlady/landlord and/or future flatmates. In general, rooms cost between € 300 and € 450 per month. Please note: Unfortunately there are also a few fake adverts on these websites  - When not using an official institution, such as the OeAD or contacting student dormitories directly, never transfer money (deposit /rent), before you have seen the room in person or have received the key!

Useful links when looking for a flat:

New english search engine for flats: www.zoomsquare.com

Flat Exchange (only in German)

The OeAD Website
The application procedure is the same as for a room in a student residence.
Apartments within agood distance from BOKU:

  • 1080 Wien, Tigergasse 23-27
  • 1020 Wien, Obere Donaustrasse 21/3
  • 1150 Wien, Gasgasse 2
  • 1070 Wien, Kandlgasse 30
  • 1010 Wien, Hafnersteig 5

studieren.at - another possibility to look for accommodation (only in German)

willhaben.at - general website for apartments and more (only in German)

wg-gesucht.de - a German housing portal with a specific section for Vienna

Schwarzes Brett der ÖH - an online notice board provided by ÖH

Facebook - a facebook group about apartments, rooms and flats in Vienna

BOKU-Facebook - Also, our Facebook page for international and BOKU students has a discussion group called "Accommodation Exchange BOKU"

HomeY-homesharing - HomeY-homesharing is a platform that enables a simple, fast and free exchange of apartments.

Youth hostels - perfect for your first days in Vienna

Youth Hostels offer the best temporary accommodation.
Reservation is recommended.

Jugendgästehaus Brigittenau
Adalbert-Stifter-Strasse 73, A-1200 Wien
Tel.: +43 1 332 82 94
Fax: +43 1 330 83 79
E-Mail: jgh.1200wien(at)chello.at

Wombat’s City Hostel
Rechte Wienzeile 35, A-1040 Wien
Tel.: +43 1 897 23 36
Fax: +43 1 897 25 77
E-Mail: bookingvienna(at)wombats.eu

Jugendherberge Myrthengasse
Myrthengasse 7, A-1070 Wien
Tel.: +43 1 523 63 16
Fax: +43 523 58 49
E-Mail: hostel(at)chello.at

Hostel Ruthensteiner
Robert-Hamerling-G. 24, A-1150 Wien
Tel.: 43 1  893 42 02
Fax: +43 1 893 27 96
E-Mail: info(at)hostelruthensteiner.com

Jugendgästehaus Hütteldorf
Schlossberggasse 8, A-1130 Wien
Tel.: +43 1 877 02 63
Fax: +43 1 877 02 632
E-Mail: jgh(at)hostel.at

Hotel Praterstern
Mayergasse 6, A-1020 Wien
Tel.: 43 1 214 01 23
Fax: +43 1 214 78 80
E-Mail: hotelpraterstern(at)aon.at