Long-term housing

Before starting your quest to find a perfect flat in Vienna, there are some things you should know. Below, we will give you some general information about things you have to take into account when searching for an apartment here. Your budget, for example, might be influenced by the regulations that are in force in Austria, or by the value-for-money that you can get in Vienna.  

Housing options:

You should also think about the type of accommodation you would like to find. Do you want to live in a shared apartment, a student’s dorm or do you prefer to get private housing or maybe even a serviced apartment? You can click each of the tabs above to get more information. 

“Haushaltsversicherung” and “Schadenshaftpflichtversicherung”

After settling down in Vienna for the long term, you will want to take out a household insurance (Haushaltsversichering), which will cover damage to your property. In Austria, it comes together with the liability insurance (Schadenshaftpflichtversicherung), which covers part of the costs if you would accidentally damage someone else’s property.

The Uniqa household insurance covers damage to the apartment’s contents due to fire, natural disasters, water leaks and burglary. Valuables are included, depending on the product. Included in this household insurance, there’s also an insurance covering personal liability. Depending on the insurance you take out, this will cover damage up to € 1.500.000,- and is valid worldwide. You have the option to extend the liability coverage to non-family members within the household. The detailed fact sheet about what is included in Uniqa’s coverage can be found under downloads.

FeelSafe offers its customers the possibility of deselecting unnecessary protections in order to save money. By taking full responsibility for some risks, you can save up to 40% of the premium.

If you switch insurance companies, you should be aware that contracts of a duration of less than 10 years will require an extra cost of up to 20%. This does not apply if you leave Austria!


Short-term and mid-term furnished housing, centrally located, with a personal service and touch by the owner.

With 182 room4rent apartments in the Leopoldstadt, 63 serviced apartments next to Längenfeldgasse and107 serviced apartments in the Leopold Tower, room4rent offers you a home in a convenient location.

The Base– homes for students are all in close proximity to public transport. Residents can reach the center of Vienna or the University in a few minutes.

Located in a breathtaking house made of brickstone, the City Life Apartments give a home to 182 students. City Life Apartments offer room concepts for one or two students.

Living in a student dormitory by Home4students might be your best option if your financial resources are limited. 

Housing Vienna offers student-accomodations in Vienna in the Quick & Easy way. They provide modern and fully-furnished apartments which are equipped with kitchen and bathroom

The OeAD Housing- Office provides accomodation for about 12,000 students in OeAD-Guesthouses and other student accomodations in Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Linz and Klagenfurt.

Wohnheim Wien runs 23 residential hostels (dormitories) with around 900 flats of different sizes and provides a special variety of services which go far beyond the usual measure.