Students’ Guide to Vienna

CheckVIENNA tips for those studying in Vienna

Vienna is a city of students. But also in Austria’s capital, the summer holidays are slowly but surely drawing to an end and the new semesters in the universities and institutes of further education will soon be starting. However, in order to have enough time for some free time from studying, we have compiled a students’ guide especially for those new to Vienna. These tips serve as a guideline for the best and cheapest places for students in Vienna.


Restaurant tips – Whoever studies a lot, is also very hungry (with little money!)


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In Vienna there are some brilliant possibilities to go out for some really good and cheap food. The Wiener Deewan is one such example. This Pakistani restaurant not only offers a buffet and food to take away but it also has a unique philosophy: all you can eat – pay as you wish. In this restaurant you only pay as much as you want to and as much as you think your meal was worth.

And anyone who thinks that pizzas are always expensive should definitely pay a visit to the Pizzeria Mafiosi in Vienna’s 15th district. The slogan on its homepage reads: “The best, biggest and cheapest pizza in Vienna”. And indeed, the Margherita pizza here costs an amazing €3.20. Thanks to the long opening hours, you can also eat here even after a long study session.

Finally, mention simply has to be made of the Fladerie, which will have four branches in Vienna from autumn. This restaurant serves a variety of delicious pitta bread at a good price. You can choose from Mediterranean to spicy and to some baked with cheese. Also available to take away!

Our tip:

Some supermarkets offer special student discounts on particular days. For example, students are given a 6% discount every Wednesday in denn’s biomarket. Don’t forget your student ID!

And for those who would like a cheap and delicious breakfast, furniture stores are the perfect choice, For example, Leiner on the well-known shopping mile, Mariahilfer Straße. Here you can enjoy a typical Viennese breakfast with a roll, butter, jam and Melange for only €2.40.

Der Wiener Deewan
Liechtensteinstraße 10, 1090 Vienna
Hillerstraße 4, 1020 Vienna
Krichbaumgasse 27, 1120 Vienna
Opening times:
Monday – Saturday: 11am – 11pm

Pizzeria Mafiosi Wien
Adresse: Reindorfgasse 15, 1150 Vienna
Opening times:
Monday – Sunday: 11am – midnight

Address: Salzgries 15, 1010 Vienna
Opening times:
Monday – Saturday: 11am – 2am
Sunday, public holidays: 5pm – 2am

Address: Bergggasse 12, 1090 Vienna
Opening times:
Monday – Thursday: 11am – midnight
Friday: 11am – 1am
Saturday: 12am – 1am
Sunday, public holidays: 5pm – 10pm

Address: Hugo-Wiener Platz/Mittersteig 2a, 1040 Vienna
Opening times:
Monday – Friday: 11am – midnight
Saturday – Sunday, public holidays: 5pm – midnight


(Cultural) Free-time possibilities in Vienna

The cinema season begins once again! And that many cinemas in Vienna offer discounts for students just makes this fact even better. For example, in De France (close to the main university), or in the traditional Burgkino. You can find more cinemas with student discounts in our blog on cinemas in Vienna.

But in two cinemas you can even watch films for free: the Schikaneder (Margaretenstraße 24, 1040 Vienna) and the Topkino (Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna). Every Sunday, many students and cinema lovers meet here to watch one or the other crime story.

Vienna is also the place to be for those interested in culture. Numerous museums offer special student discounts and are, as such, a precious free-time activity for students. In our two blogs you can find all you need to know about the best museums in Vienna: Museums in Vienna and Museums in Vienna – Part 2.

Fans of the stage will also be happy in Vienna. Some theatres, for example, the Raimund or the Ronacher Theatres offer student tickets for €15 at the evening box office. And you can also purchase a standing ticket at the world famous State Opera from a mere €2. But here again – don’t forget your student ID.


Nightlife in Vienna: party at a good price

Whether you want to celebrate passing an exam or simply wish to spend a fun evening with friends. Vienna offers many opportunities to party. The Bar Loco is one location which proves that this does not always have to be expensive. It is situated at the underground station Nußdorfer Straße, directly in the so-called U-Bahn Bögen (literally “underground arches”), and is, therefore, easy to reach by public transport. The prices for selected cocktails begin at €0.50 and increase to a maximum of €3.50. Also, there is a Karaoke evening every Wednesday.

A second well-known student and backpacker bar is the Travel Shack. Unique shots are available here and football, rugby and co, are broadcast on large screens. In addition, some special events are held here, such as Bad Taste Parties, Beer Pong Competitions or Gaming Nights.

Loco Bar
Address: Währinger Gürtel, U-Bahn-Bogen 172-174, 1090 Vienna
Opening times:
Monday: 8pm – 4am
Tuesday – Saturday: 7pm – 4am
Sunday: 7pm – 2:30am

Travel Shack
Address: Mariahilfergürtel 21, 1150 Vienna
Opening times:
Monday – Sunday: 4pm – 4am


Your course is about to start but you don’t yet have an apartment? Don’t panic! The furnished CheckVIENNA apartments with fitted kitchens and Wi-Fi are economical transitional solutions and are available from € 39 per night and apartment. The apartments, which are close to the universities and colleges, are also perfect for friends and family who visit students in Vienna.


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