5. March 2024 Viennabase student residences with a strong summer semester

With 99.7% occupancy in the summer, Viennabase, a company of WSE Wiener Standortentwicklung and Wien Holding, is more popular than ever.

Student residences are among the most affordable forms of accommodation for students. In contrast to many other European university cities, with Viennabase the City of Vienna is making an important contribution to affordable student housing in the federal capital. The consistent approach of creating a modern and sustainable infrastructure for future-proof, affordable and liveable housing in Vienna has paid off. Just in time for the start of the summer semester, the Viennabase student residences are fully occupied. The economic challenges such as high energy prices, general inflation and not least the drop in demand during the pandemic were mastered well. 

99.7% occupancy rate in summer semester 2024 - bookings possible again from July

Viennabase has a total of 1,589 places in four houses in attractive locations and facilities in districts 11, 19 and 22 and recorded a high occupancy rate of 99.7% in the summer semester. This confirms the high level of satisfaction with the Viennabase student residences. Students from over 100 different countries currently live under one roof in the single rooms and studio flats. At 53%, the proportion of women among the residents is particularly high. In addition to Austrians, students from the Russian Federation, Ukraine, China, Turkey, Iran, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Bulgaria are most strongly represented in the 2024 academic year. From July 2024, bookings for the autumn semester 2024/2025 will again be accepted online at https://viennabase.at .

Expansion of digital opportunities 

In addition to cooperations with universities, universities of applied sciences and numerous exchange programmes, Viennabase is focusing on increased self-marketing and the digitalisation of processes. Room bookings, the handling of maintenance measures and the general administration of student residences have been made much more efficient thanks to digital student residence management.

"Whether it's about offering residents useful digital solutions or digitalising the organisation with efficient processes: A good digital transformation strategy guarantees Viennabase a high quality of service in the future as well, because well-serviced residents are the best reference for tomorrow's occupancy rates. Improving the customer experience is no longer a nice-to-have, but a necessary measure for sustainable corporate development," says Oliver Stribl, Managing Director of Wien Holding.

Efficiency keeps costs stable

While more and more providers of high-priced luxury student residences have entered the market in recent years, Viennabase continues to focus on affordable living with a good price-performance ratio. From a fitness room, roof terrace and beach volleyball court to attractive study and party rooms, Viennabase offers everything a student's heart desires at a fair all-in price. Electricity, heating and internet are included in the package, making the costs transparent and calculable for residents.

More than accommodation

Co-operations with partner companies offer students many advantages and even more convenience. At all locations, there are environmentally friendly parcel delivery options via post boxes and shared print boxes, which enable environmentally friendly printing and copying at favourable conditions. With the "base benefits", residents can also explore a wide range of leisure activities and offers in Vienna at a discounted price. Partners include the TwinCity Liner, DDSG, Vereinigte Bühnen Wien and educom - the student mobile phone tariff.

"Charitable, sustainable, warm - this is how we characterise life in Vienna for students from all over the world. We do everything we can to ensure that our student residences are not only affordable and safe, but also provide a sense of community and joie de vivre. Our diverse team is committed to this day after day," says Alexandra Radl-Hanzal, Managing Director of Viennabase.

Thomas Lebinger, Managing Director of Viennabase: "Young people's housing requirements are changing. But the well-being of our residents will remain our top priority in the future. We will therefore continue to expand our range of attractive residential units. We are also focussing on visible sustainability such as natural meadows, green façades and PV systems, thereby supporting Vienna's efforts to become a model climate city."

Every Viennabase has its strengths

Not all Viennabases are the same. For example, Viennabase11 in Simmering offers studios and music rooms for intensive rehearsals for students at the music universities, while Viennasbase19 is located in the centre of the charming Cottageviertel, one of Vienna's most beautiful residential areas. The beach volleyball court in the garden is also a favourite pastime among the residents. The Viennabase22 and Viennabasedonau residences in Donaustadt are characterised by their waterfront location and unbeatable leisure facilities. With terraces and gardens, all halls of residence not only offer a breathtaking view over the city, but also the opportunity to spend time outdoors and switch off from everyday student life.

Vienna - the largest university city in the world

With around 200,000 students in relation to its population, Vienna is the largest university city in the world. In a European comparison, Vienna scores highly with a recognised high quality of life, a comprehensive range of courses and affordable tuition fees. In addition, Vienna is internationally recognised as a safe city. This attractiveness draws students from Germany and Central Europe, but also from outside the EU. A low all-in user fee as well as the location and good accessibility are the main reasons why students opt for student accommodation.

About Viennabase

Viennabase offers a total of around 1,600 modern and comfortable flats in four student residences in Vienna. Students of all nationalities and specialisations have been living and studying together at Viennabase since 1963. The four student residences are attractively located in districts 11, 19 and 22 and have excellent public transport connections. There is a choice of different room categories, from single rooms to private mini-apartments, all fully furnished. Viennabase is the first municipal company in Vienna to draw up a common good balance sheet.


Further enquiry:

Mag.a Alexandra Radl-Hanzal

Viennabase Managing Director

T: +43 (0)1 369 54 90

E: alexandra.radl-hanzal@viennabase.at                                                                                        


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