Where to stay in Linz [Best Places to Stay for 2024]

Linz is a city of development and innovation. Dubbed the “City of Smart Tourism”, Linz has evolved from an old industrial town into a forward-thinking spearheader of culture, technology, and tourism in Austria. One of many up-and-coming tourist destinations, read on for the best places to stay in Linz, Austria.

The capital of ‘Upper Austria’ and the third largest city in the country, Linz often goes under the radar when you think about travelling Europe, but this city is not to be missed. It has an Old Town, as well as modern areas, and one of the largest main squares in Central Europe.

Map of Linz & Locations to stay in

Think baroque architecture and boutique restaurants lining the river Danube, blended with the cutting-edge Ars Electronica Center (“the museum of the future”) and a harbour that was turned into one of Europe’s biggest graffiti galleries.

Linz won the EU award for European Capital of Smart Tourism in 2019, for their sustainability, accessibility, digitalisation and cultural heritage & creativity. They have a wealth of sustainable policies, good accessibility to public transport and an app to help you navigate the city with ease during your visit.

Top 5 favorites accommodation options for Linz

❤️ Best Area first timersOld Town Linz
💸 Best Luxury HotelCourtyard by Marriott Linz
👪 Best Hotel for For Familiespark inn by radisson linz
🏨 Best Mid-Range Hotelarte hotel linz
🛏️ Best Budget Hotelibis styles linz
✨ Best HostelJugendgastehaus Linz

Tourism hasn’t exploded in Linz in the same way as in many other European cities. Although this means Linz accommodation options are limited, that’s not to say you won’t find something exactly to your taste. This post is packed full of the best hotels in Linz, Austria.

We will cover off all types of Linz accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Linz hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Linz 2024, the best Linz hotels, best places in Linz to visit, the best places to stay in Linz, hotels near Linz attractions, Linz neighborhood guide and many more.

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Innere Stadt (Old Town) – Where to stay in Linz Austria with family

The Old Town of Linz has a relaxed, community feel, with bustling shops and market stalls beneath impressive historical buildings.

Soak up this history and culture wandering through the narrow, cobbled streets and colourful houses. Here you will also find the impressive main square, the old cathedral and incredible views of the river Danube.

Innere Stadt (German for ‘inner city’) is also a great place to stay if you want easy access to the sights.

As its name suggests, this area is the absolute heart of Linz, and within walking distance of many tourist attractions, including the Ars Electronica Center, the Mariendom (the largest church in Austria), Lentos Art Museum and the Castle Museum.

By night, the Old Town fills up with light, atmosphere and family-friendly restaurants. Of course, it is the city centre, so there can at times be noise late into the evening.

Map of Innere Stadt

Best places to stay in Innere Stadt (Old Town)

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Linz Old Town
Jugendgastehaus Linz

Budget Hotels in
 Linz Old Town
ibis linz city
Mama Muh
Hotel Garni Wilder Mann

Mid range Hotels in

hotel schwarzer bär
motel one linz
Limehome Linz Schillerstraße
Comfort Hotel Star Inn Linz Promenadengalerien

Family Friendly Hotels in Linz Old Town
park inn by radisson linz
Harry’s Home Hotel Linz
Star Inn Hotel Linz Promenadengalerien

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Linz Old Town
stadtoase kolping hotel
austria classic hotel wolfinger
Austria Trend Hotel Schillerpark

Self Contained Apartments in Linz Old Town
Apartment 1
Apartment 2

LINZ, AUSTRIA - Holy Trinity column on the Hauptplatz or main square in the centre of Linz, Austria. Linz is the third largest city of Austria.

Outside of the Old Town/Makartviertel – Where to stay in Linz Austria for couples

Just outside of the Innere Stadt (or Old Town) of Linz you can find some real gems. Think more along the lines of romantic strolls down the Danube, visiting graffiti murals on the harbour, and dining in some of the less-touristy spots.

North of Innere Stadt, right there on the Danube harbour, you can find the Hotel Donauwelle, the epitome of affordable luxury. With a wellness sauna and fitness centre included, you can’t possibly go wrong. 

Here you can also find some of the more affordable accommodation options in Linz, if you simply prefer a little peace and quiet away from the bustling city.

Makartviertel, an area just south of Inner Stadt, is full of parks and green spaces. It is also home to a number of Linz’s finer restaurants, making it an ideal location for couples.

Map of Makartviertel

Best places to stay outside of Old Town Linz

Budget Hotels Outside of the Old Town, Linz
ibis styles linz
AMEDIA Hotel Linz
Hotel Zur Lokomotive

Mid range Hotels Outside of the Old Town, Linz
Etagerie Linz
Park Inn by Radisson Linz

Family Friendly Hotels Outside of the Old Town, Linz
Hotel Schwarzer Bar
Hotel Kolping
Arte Hotel Linz
Hotel Prielmayrhof

Affordable Luxury Hotels Outside of the Old Town, Linz
Austria Classic Hotel Wolfinger
Courtyard by Marriott Linz
Hotel donauwelle

Linz -Austria: Cityscape of Linz with Linzer Castle, colorful historical buildings and the Danube river

Auberg – Where to stay in Linz Austria for the Outdoors

Auberg is the area just north of the Danube. Although the range of hotels here isn’t huge, it is the perfect location for those of you who like the outdoors.

Auberg has great access to the city centre and touristic locations, whilst remaining on the outskirts and being close to the countryside. The majority of Linz’s hiking trails start or cover areas north of the Danube, and it’s clear to see why.

With rolling hills in every direction, Auberg is the best place to stay in Linz if you want a hike or bike ride on your doorstep.

Special mention goes to Arte Hotel Linze, for their great location and unique designs. Each room in this hotel is different, so you could come back time and time again for a unique experience each time!

Map of Auberg

Best places to stay in Auberg

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in 
Jugendgastehaus Linz

Budget Hotels in 
limehome Linz Friedrichstraße
Gasthof Wilder Mann
Hotel Zur Lokomotive
Montagehotel Business & City

Mid range Hotels in Auberg 
arte hotel linz
Motel One Linz-Hauptplatz
Gasthof Hotel zum Grunen Wald Wolfsegger
Hotel Schwarzer Bar

Family Friendly Hotels in
Star Inn Hotel Linz Promenadengalerien
Park Inn by Radisson Linz
Gasthof Rothmayr

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Auberg 
Hotel Goldener Adler
Ferienwohnung DANUBIA (luxury apartments)
Hotel Kolping

Linz city view in Austria. Postlingberg and Auberg districts.

Blue Danube Airport – Where to stay in Linz Austria near the airport

If you’re laying over in Linz airport or want to spend a night or two closeby before your flight, you have two hotel options.

The first is in Traun, a small, residential area four kilometres from the airport. Unfortunately, yes, even from the closest hotel you’ll still need to take a short taxi or bus ride to get to the airport. Eee Hotel (yes, that really is its name) is clean, air-conditioned and pet-friendly.

Also on the bus route to the airport is Airotel (these names just keep getting better!). Another great, budget-friendly option for a hotel near Blue Danube Airport in Linz. This hotel is attached to the lavish Gasthof Linimayr restaurant and events space, which is another win for our growing list of affordable luxury in Linz.

Both of these options are parallel to the airport runway, meaning noise disturbance from overhead aircrafts will be minimal at worst!

Map of Blue Danube Airport

Best places to stay near Blue Danube Airport

Budget Hotel near Blue Danube Airport
eee hotel Traun
Haidinger’s Boutique Domizil

Mid range Hotels near Blue Danube Airport
eee hotel Marchtrenk

Airport Tower of Linz, capital city of Upper Austria

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  • Genevieve Horchler

    Genevieve is a dynamic traveler with a passion for adventure, blending travel marketing acumen with hands-on exploration. From the US to Italy and London, she seeks bold experiences like road trips with friends and romantic getaways in Europe. Notable adventures include a solo 5-month journey across South America, trekking to Machu Picchu, and sailing from Cartagena to Panama City. Specializing in Couples Travel, Europe, The Americas, Hiking, and Experiential Travel, she offers valuable insights for immersive journeys.

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