The Best Hostels in Austria for Students and Backpackers

The Best Hostels in Austria for Students and Backpackers
Vienna | Salzburg | Innsbruck | Graz

Austria is a beautiful and fun country to visit that attracts outdoor enthusiasts, music lovers, and adventurous travelers. There are a wide range of accommodation options, but if you're on a tight budget, a hostel may be your best option.
How much do hostels in Austria cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Austria here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.



An affordable and safe hostel for backpackers, students, and budget travellers.

Dorm Bed from $17.96
Private Room from $21.47
Overall Rating: 95%
Robert Hamerling Gasse 24 1150 Vienna, Vienna
Hostel Rothensteiner Vienna is one of the largest and most popular hostels in Vienna. It's located outside of the city center near a popular pedestrian street and Westbahnhof train station. The hostel is large, and there are a variety of amenities available for guests including a barbecue area, a nice outdoor space, a shared kitchen, and bicycles that guests can rent. The hostel also hosts a happy hour when guests can hang out and get to know each other.

The hostel has six, eight, and ten bed dorms as well as single, double and three or four person private rooms.


One of the best party hostels in Vienna, Austria.

Dorm Bed from $26.45
Private Room from $25.87
Overall Rating: 91%
Rechte Wienzeile 35, Vienna
Vienna isn't exactly a city known of its party hostels, but if you're looking for a fun and social place to stay, then Wombats City Hostel Naschmarkt is one of the most popular. The hostel is centrally located near many of the city's top sights. There's also public transportation nearby, and a lot to see and do in the surrounding area.

The hostel offers a variety of amenities for guests including free wireless internet access, free security lockers, and a free welcome drink. The staff are also helpful and knowledgeable of the city.

There are a wide variety of rooms to choose from. There are dorms that sleep anywhere from three to eight people and there are also private single and double rooms if you want a little more space. The rooms are kept clean and comfortable, so this is a good place to base yourself during your time in Vienna.


An affordable and safe hostel for backpackers and students in Salzburg, Austria.

Dorm Bed from $30.02
Private Room from $43.06
Overall Rating: 86%
Paracelsusstr. 9 A 5020 Salzburg, Salzburg
Yoho International Youth Hostel is one of the most popular hostels for backpackers, students, and budget travelers in Salzburg. It's conveniently located between the train station and the city center and it's just a short walk from the famous Sound of Music Steps.

The hostel is well established and has been around for a long time. It offers the standard amenities for guests including a book exchange, a very basic kitchen, and wireless internet. There's also an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast served every morning.

The hostel has four, six, and eight bed dorms available as well as private double rooms.


Private Room from $34.31
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
St. Martinerstrasse 13 A, Villach
Jugend und Familiengästehaus Villach is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a common room, and cable tv. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast. Luggage storage, parking, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $51.05
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
Meilstrasse 36, Innsbruck
You'll love this hotel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service and a bar. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast and a restaurant. Luggage storage, 24 hour reception, and parking are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $24.71
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
Schelleingasse 36, Vienna
This terrific hotel offers friendly service and bicycle hire. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, towels included, and internet access are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $51.68
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
Hammerschmiedstr. 10, Kitzbuhel
You'll love this guesthouse because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service and cable tv. Wi-fi, security lockers, luggage storage, parking, towels included, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $47.84
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 99%
Lasserstrasse 47, Salzburg
You'll love this hotel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service and a bar. Laundry facilities, luggage storage, parking, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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