Vienna is organized into 23 districts, the first being the city center and the succeeding numbers lying farther and farther on the outskirts.

Housing options in Vienna

For an easy commute to IIASA we recommend you to look at housing options close to the Vienna Central Station (‘Wien Hauptbahnhof’), districts 3, 4, 5, 10, and 12.

Whether you prefer to live on your own or like to bring your family, please find a compiled list of recommended housing options in Vienna below. 

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Staying at the dorm

A limited number of single rooms has also been reserved at a dormitory in Vienna (OEAD Guesthouse Simmering). The dormitory is located in Vienna's 11 district, 2 minutes from the metro line U3 and tram 71 which takes you to Vienna's city center in 10 minutes. 

You would be staying in fully furnished, single rooms within a living community (2-4 other tenants, shared bathroom, and kitchen). A personal kitchen box (dishes, cutlery, and cookware), TV-port, telephone, free internet access and bedding (blanket, pillow, bed linen) will be provided. You will also have access to a fully equipped laundry. 

The monthly rent for the single room is €460 (excl. telephone usage). The rent is payable at the beginning of each month at the Petty Cash office at IIASA (open Monday and Thursday).

NOTE: No need to contact the dorm to reserve your room - we will do that for you.


Getting Around

Commuting by bike

Vienna and the surrounding area offer excellent cycling paths. You therefore maybe want to consider bringing your bike with you if it is your customary form of transportation. 

For those of you interested in biking to IIASA, you can buy relatively cheap, used bikes on the following webpage (it is similar to Craigslist, and under Bundesland/Region you can choose between Vienna and Laxenburg surrounding area).

Besides there are many fleamarkets, both in Vienna and Mödling, where used bikes are sold for about 50-70 EUR.

Here is some more info about cycling in Vienna and the Vienna public city bikes rental system.

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How to get to IIASA

For directions on how to get to our institute please visit the following link.