Frequently asked questions

We are, of course, happy to answer all of your questions in person during our opening hours or by telephone. Some questions can, however, be answered straight away. Therefore, here are the most important questions and answers.


What are the rules, regulations and requirements at Viennabase?

Please note that you must be a student to be able to apply for a regular home place. Apply here! Here you can find all information about the admission guidelines as well as our home statutes (part of the contract of use).

Is there an age limit to be admitted to rent a room at Viennabase?

No, there is no age limit.

Where can I find further information about the different types of rooms?

Under the heading “rooms and prices” you can find out what the facilities, sizes and prices of the rooms and apartments look like.

Why do I have to pay a processing fee?

With your application comes an administrative effort for us which we have to offset once to cover our costs. The processing fee has to be payed as soon as you apply for a room.

How much does it cost to rent a room at one of our Viennabases?

This depends on the type of room and on the Viennabase. The overview of all room prices and sizes can be found under the heading „rooms and prices“.

I want to rent a room at Viennabase – how do I apply for it?

In order to apply for a room following steps are necessary:

  • Application/Registration via application form
  • payment of the registration fee
  • upload a copy of an ID (e.g. passport)
  • upload a certificate of study - in case you do not have this certificate by now, a school leaver´s certificate is enough for the moment BUT you need to present a certificate of study before moving in)

To apply, simply fill in the application form with your details. We need this information for your contract of use. Once you have completed all the digital steps and we have a complete application from you, you will receive a room confirmation and your contract of use by e-mail.

How much do I have to pay as a deposit?

The deposit is always the equivalent of 2 monthly installments. As such, this amount varies according to room and Viennabase.

How do I know if there are rooms available?

To find out which rooms are available you can either use the search tool on our welcome page or take a look under the heading “rooms and prices”. Please keep in mind that you’ll need to fill in the specific dates of your stay in order to find out which rooms are available in your preferred base from your desired date on.

How exactly does the booking process work?

After successful registration, we will send you an offer by e-mail. The response time depends on whether you have registered for the current or future semester. So please be patient. We haven't forgotten about you! :-)

Your individual offer will then contain all the important details such as the name of the accommodation, the category, the monthly accommodation fee, any other fees, the amount of the deposit, etc.

In order to accept the offer, you only need to transfer the deposit (2x the monthly accommodation fee) and the booking fee (calculated from the contract duration) to our account within the specified period. The contract is then considered accepted.

Any questions? Then simply get in touch with us!

What do I need to do if I have to cancel my contract before even moving in?

Of course! Something unforeseeable can always happen.

If you withdraw from the contract more than 60 days before the start of the contract, you will be refunded the deposit minus the booking fee.

If you withdraw from the contract between 60 and 30 days before the start of the contract, Viennabase retains the booking fee and a monthly accommodation fee. The remaining deposit will be refunded.

If you withdraw from the contract between 30 days and one day before the start of the contract, the entire deposit remains with Viennabase.

Do I have to apply again every year or is the contract unlimited?

Your contract is always valid for a year. You can extend your contract each year as long as you study.

Will rooms be allocated to non-students as well?

Yes, but only as a „guest stay” - which has other prices - and only if there isn’t a request from a student for the same room category.

I don´t hear from Viennabase, what shall I do?

Please always check your mails and spam-mails for possible messages from us.

What is the Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA)?

The uniformly Euro-Payment Area includes the whole european union as well as the states of the EFTA Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland plus Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City.

You have a bank account outside of Austria within the Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA)?

Please pass the form „direct debit mandate“ which you filled out and already sent to us, to your bank so we can deduct the monthly rent from this account. You will get your „mandate reference“ per mail. Please send your message via your personal mybase platform.

You don´t have an Austrian account and also not in the Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA)?

Unfortunately we cannot deduct the monthly accommodation fee for the first month from your account because our bank doesn´t have a SEPA-agreement with your bank. If you can´t open an Austrian bank account before moving-in please pay the first rent directly to our account before moving-in. Once you moved in and opened an Austrian bank account please upload the account-data to your mybase platform under the headline “Send file” within your first month of living with us so we can deduct the rent from your account automatically from the second month on.

All about living

Is it possible to move to another room/base?

Sure! Wishes change. Notify us of your move request via your mybase-platform. If available, we will send you a moving offer.

How do I get in touch with Viennabase student service?

The best thing to do is to contact your housing coordinator directly or come by the service desk in Viennabase19 during our opening hours. Here we can personally clarify all your concerns.

  • Mondays 9-11 am
  • Wednesdays 2-4 pm
  • Thursdays 9-11 am

Otherwise you can also reach us by phone at +43 1 369 54 90 or via your mybase platform.

How and by when do I need to pay my monthly accommodation fee?

The monthly accommodation fee is collected by direct debit. This means that the amount of money is automatically deducted from your account on the 5th of each month. Please ensure that there is enough money on your bank account at the beginning of each month in order to avoid any additional costs.

I would like to extend my contract. What do I need to do?

We are happy to hear that! You can easily apply for a contract extension for the next academic year through your mybase platform However, if you are in arrears with payments or you are no longer a student, an extension is unfortunately not possible.  

Is there LAN/WIFI?

Every room is equipped with an internet connection via LAN-cable, however there is unfortunately no Wi-Fi. If you have problems with your internet connection please contact .

Which services are included in the usage fee?

The following services are included in the user fee:

  • Internet
  • lighting
  • heating
  • water
  • power
  • cleaning of the shared areas
  • customer service

You can find further information under point 5 in your contract.

What do I have to do when there’s something broken or damaged in my room?

Please inform us through your mybase platform so that no consequential damages result.

What is the deposit for?

The deposit has to be paid before you move in. You’ll get the deposit back earliest two months after moving out. It serves as guarantee if we eventually find damages in your room.

What is the final cleaning fee for?

As soon as you move out of your room we clean and prepare it for it’s next resident. Just like it was when you moved in!

I have a technical problem in my room. Who can help me with this?

Please inform us through your mybase platform.

I have been locked out or lost my key! What should I do?

If you have locked yourself out during the day, please contact our service team immediately. Outside our opening hours, you will unfortunately have to hire a locksmith at your own expense. Please clarify the costs in advance!

Unfortunately, losing a key can be expensive! It is therefore essential to take care of your key. However, if it should happen, we unfortunately have to change the lock for security reasons (approx. EUR 200,--). Contact us immediately!

I would like to rent a parking lot. What should I do?

There are parking lots available at Viennabase19 and at Viennabasedonau. If you are interested in renting a parking lot please contact your housing coordinator.. We can check the availability for you.

Ich möchte einen Musikraum buchen. Was muss ich tun?

There are 14 music rooms available at Viennabase11. If you are interested in booking a music room simply contact directly your housing coordinator.

Cleaning: I would like my room to be cleaned. Is this possible?

Yes - cleaning is possible. However, there will be additional costs for this. If you wish to purchase cleaning simply contact us through your mybase platform and we can organise this for you.

Mail: I ordered something online and now I’m expecting a package. What happens if I am not at home?

If you are expecting a package and you are not at home when it is delivered there are two options: The Austrian postal service can place the package in our post boxes in the foyer. Other delivery services do not have this option. The other option is to use the ‘Hubert’ service. ‘Hubert’ delivers your packages directly to our office at Viennabase19 and you can come by during our opening hours at the service desk at Gymnasiumstraße 85, 1190 Wien.

Can I smoke in the building?

No. There is a complete ban on smoking in all areas of the building due to the smoke detectors and overarching fire protection regulations. You may only smoke in the designated smoking zones and outside by the ash trays.

Please note that triggered fire alarms will be charged to the originator!

When is the night´s rest at Viennabase?

The night rest in all Viennabases is from 10 pm to 6 am in the morning. During this time, we kindly ask all residents to stay quiet in the building and to show respect to other residents. Of course, you should also be considerate during the rest of the day. Playing loud music or instruments is generally not permitted in rooms or shared areas.

I would like to invite friends, is this possible?

Of course, you can invite family and friends. However it is not possible for them to stay overnight or live with you for several days. There is a ban on overnight guests at all Viennabases.

Move in

How and when will I receive my key?

You can always move in on the 1st working day (from 2 pm) of the month in which you move in.

You are free to move in on the 1st working day of the month that you move in. Here’s an example for clarification: If you have a confirmed room from 1st October and this day is a Sunday, you can collect your key on the following day (Monday 2nd October) during the opening times for Viennabase administration. Unfortunately, no keys are given out on weekends.

However, if you are in arrears with payments or are no longer a student, an extension is unfortunately not possible.Unfortunately, no keys are issued at the weekend.

Unfortunately I can’t come and pick-up my key during the office opening-hours. What should I do?

If you can't pick up the key yourself you can send someone else to pick it up for you. The person needs to bring an ID for the pick-up. However, please send us a message beforehand via your mybase platform with the name and confirmation that we may hand over the key.

When is it possible to move in before the semester begins?

It is always possible to move in on the first working day (from 2 pm) of the move-in month. It is unfortunately not possible to move in before the date when the contract starts.

What’s important for the key pick-up?

We need a photo ID from you when you move in. We have already received all other documents and information from you as part of the registration and application process. We do not need anything more from you here.

What else is there to do after I picked up my key?

After you have taken over the keys, we will send you an inventory list. Please use this list to check your room/apartment for completeness and any defects. Should there be any discrepancies, please report them to us within 24 hours via your mybase platformFurthermore, you have to register at the registration office within 3 working days.

What should I do if there are any defects in my room when I move in?

Of course we check all of our rooms on defects and damages before you move in. If, however, anything is broken, we kindly ask you to report this through your mybase platform . To be sure, take a photo of the defect. We will try to repair the damage as soon as possible

Where and within what time period do I need to report my new residence?

When you receive your key you will also receive a confirmed registration form. Within three days after the key pick-up you have to register your residence at the "Meldeamt". If you have more questions regarding the registration office or the registration itself click here.

I’m about to move in – what do I need to bring myself?

Here are some things that might be helpful:

  • dishes, cookware, cutlery, etc.
  • bed linen, towels
  • cleaning devices, ironing board, iron, etc.
  • LAN cable for internet

Move out

I would like to move out earlier. What does the cancellation policy look like?

If you terminate until the end of April, you can move out by the end of June, July, August or September. If you terminate until the end of November, you can move out by the end of February. Pease send us your cancellation request via your personal mybase platform.

What do I have to do before I move out?

When moving out you need to take all your things with you and make sure that the rooms is relatively clean. The move-out day is always the last day of the month. On that day you need to move out of your room by 9 am. Please stick to this deadline – if there’s a delay we have to charge you for it. The key may be placed in the key box in your Viennabase.

Please do not forget to de-register from this address at the registration office. Please also change your postal address everywhere or submit a forwarding order.

I just moved out. How long does it take to get my deposit back?

You will receive your deposit to your account 3 months after moving out.

To what amount will I get my deposit back?

Please note that the final cleaning fee gets deducted from your deposit according to your contract. Damages in the room caused by you will be deducted from your deposit. There shouldn´t be outstanding bills towards Viennabase.

Which account will my deposit be transferred back to?

The deposit will be transferred back to the account where we took your monthly accommodation fee from, about 3 months after moving out. If you want to have the deposit transferred to another account please let us know the bank details (account holder, IBAN and BIC) via your mybase platformPlease note that you will have to pay any bank charges incurred for foreign transfers!