Living in Vienna: Hip Grätzel and STUWO dormitories in the 22nd district of Vienna

Written by Kerstin Lakits, Sept 29, 2022

The 22nd district in Vienna has the beautiful name “Donaustadt”, which means “Danube City”, and presents the perfect mixture of city and country. Thanks to the fantastic transportation connections to the inner city and great infrastructure including shops and restaurants, you can enjoy the advantages of living in a city. The Danube, the New Danube, the Old Danube, many parks and recreational areas connect you to nature and to the bordering state Lower Austria. In the middle of this paradise, our three dormitories Dückegasse, Bonsaigasse and Seestadt Aspern are located! Today we present to you these STUWO dormitories and the surrounding Grätzel!

A “Grätzel” is the Viennese expression for a special, often hip part of a district that’s defined by particular shops, green areas, bars and restaurants. There are no clearly defined borders and Grätzel are ever-changing.


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STUWO Dückegasse

Address: Dückegasse 3, 1220 Vienna

The dormitory Dückegasse offers you more than just a place for housing. The STUWO Dückegasse is a place to live. In addition to your own four walls in apartments, optionally with a balcony, you can also use the common rooms, such as the party room, music rehearsal room or rooftop terrace. You can enjoy Italian dishes in the in-house pizzeria. Your pet is equally welcome at this STUWO! Especially the amazing public transport connections and the nearby University of Veterinary Medicine are practical.

Bianca: “For me, this accommodation was the best option because I could move in with my dog. It’s a very enjoyable atmosphere in this dormitory and I also like the area.”

Grätzel highlights: Neukagran 1220

  • The centre of this Grätzel is definitely the nearby Kirschblütenpark. There you can enjoy grasslands and the shadows of trees, work out or meet friends. Furthermore, there are regular events such as morning yoga in the Kirschblütenpark. Meeting point: next to the play area; Times: from July, on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30.
  • The Donauzentrum is the perfect place for extensive shopping dates, culinary adventures, cinema nights or a game of pool.
  • One of the biggest highlights is the nearby recreational area “Alte Donau”. In only 15 minutes, you can enjoy the cool water, relax on the beach with your friends or visit one of the many restaurants. In winter, you can go ice skating there.
  • The hip coffee house Koun Coffee is a great spot for a coffee with friends or an extensive study date. Especially impressive are the many fancy coffee creations.

STUWO WG Bonsaigasse

Address: Bonsaigasse 5, 1220 Vienna

We have a completely new housing concept for students in our accommodation in Bonsaigasse in store. In the STUWO WG Bonsaigasse, we have two shared flats with 5 single rooms each and a common kitchen with a balcony for you. There you can found a shared flat with your friends and fellow students without having to worry about paying electricity and heating bills yourself. At STUWO these costs are included in the rent. The shared flat gets cleaned regularly for free and there is a laundrette in the house.

Grätzel highlights: Kagran 1220

  • Sport, nature and relaxation have a place in the Donaupark. On hot days, you can also cool off in the “Alten Donau” (a part of the Danube).
  • For a relaxed afternoon and a delicious hot beverage, you should check out Café Falk. You will also get typical Austrian dishes, sweet and savoury, in this coffee house.
  • Another culinary, but also very local highlight is the Strandcafé at the Alten Donau. You can sit right next to the water, eat the famous “Ripperl” (spare ribs) or enjoy the end of the day with a drink and view of the Alte Donau.

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STUWO Seestadt Aspern

Address: Sonnenallee 24, 1220 Vienna

Our modern dormitory STUWO Seestadt Aspern in the urban area “Seestadt Aspern” offers you everything you need as a student. You can study for hours in the Learning Lounge, relax on the rooftop terrace or in the courtyard and play your instrument in the music rehearsal room. There will be hot matches of football among the residents in the common room.

Dilor: “In addition to various common areas, there is also a roof terrace and a gaming lounge where you can meet friends or get to know new people.”

Grätzel highlights: Aspern 1220

  • An active afternoon is waiting for you in the Boulderbar Seestadt. Whether you are a beginner or expert, you will find a parkour in the indoor climbing hall. It’s even more fun with some friends!
  • Of course, the centre of the Grätzel is the Asperner lake and the Seepark, which is only 5 minutes away from the STUWO dormitory, where you can cool off in summer. But you can relax there all year round.
  • For a relaxed culinary pit stop on beautiful days, you should check out tschau tschau. Drinks and snacks in a smooth atmosphere at the lake – feels like vacation!
  • When you don’t want to cook for yourself, the team of Habibi und Hawara will take care of that. The oriental restaurant has something for everybody. Furthermore, it’s a great spot for relaxed evenings with your friends and STUWO residents!

Our STUWO dormitories in the 22nd district – An overview

Do you like the Grätzel in the 22nd district? Then we have an overview of all our STUWO dormitories in 1220 Vienna, so that you can choose the perfect accommodation for yourself. You are not sure if a dormitory is the right spot for you? Then here are all the advantages of living in a (STUWO) dormitories!

STUWO DückegasseSTUWO BonsaigasseSTUWO Seestadt Aspern
Rent single roomStarting at 449€Starting at 466€Starting at 449€
Rent double roomStarting at 356€nonenone
Rent single apartmentStarting at 499€noneStarting at 549€
Free WIFIyesyesyes
Bicycle storageyesyesyes
Fitness & wellness areayesnoyes
Music rehearsal roomyesnoyes
Party roomyesnoyes
Learning Loungenonoyes
Rooftop terraceyesnoyes
Distance* to the University of Vienna35 minutes30 minutes35 minutes
Distance* to the University of Medicine5 minutes10 minutes40 minutes
Distance* to the Technical University28 minutes25 minutes40 minutes

*with public transport

The 22nd district is a beautiful part of Vienna! That’s why we offer 3 STUWO dormitories there. Discover the advantages of our STUWO dormitories and the Grätzel all around our dormitories! You can find all our dormitories here and if you have already made your decision, you can apply here!


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