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frequently asked questions



Who are the residents of the dormitories?

The OÖ. HEIMBAUVEREIN offers young people in education an economical living:

  • Trainees -  most of the trainees are living the whole apprenticeship in our dormitories.
  • Vocational students - who are in 10-weeks-internship
  • Pupils (older than 14 years) - staying during their school time in our dormitories and enjoy the all-inclusive offer.
  • Interns - are pleased to use the facilities in our dormitories in Linz, Wels, Ried and Braunau
  • Students - from all over the world living especially in the dorms Linz and Wels

I am not a student or in any other form of education. Is it possible to rent a room?

Yes! If we have free capacities and no applications from people in education. Furthermore you have to pay a guest-fee.

I need a room in one year. Can I make the application now?

The sooner the better! If you apply as soon as possible you have a good chance to get a room in your desired dormitory.



How can I apply?

Please fill out the application form on our homepage www.clever-wohnen.at or follow the link: Apply now!

When can I apply?

You can apply at anytime!  
​​​​​​​If you apply as soon as possible you have a good chance to get a room in your desired dormitory.

Do I have to apply several times if I am not sure in which dormitory I want to live?

Please select your favourite dormitory. You can fill in the field "other informations" several dormitories. 

Can I apply for single room?

If you can choose this type of room you can apply for it. If it is not to choose please select another one.
​​​​​​​You can indicate your favorite type of room in the field "other informations". We will consider your application for a single room if there is one available.

How can I check the availability of rooms?

After your application we will check the availability of your desired type of room. If the choosen room is occupied we will offer you another type of room if available.

What includes the initial payment?

The initial payment includes the first monthly rent, handling fee, final cleaning and the deposit.
​​​​​​​For contracts less then two months, the rent is payable for the entire stay.

When is the room binding reserved?

As soon as we have received the initial payment on the bank account you will get a payment confirmation by e-mail and the room is binding reserved.
Usually the deadline for the initial payment is 2 weeks after getting the offer by e-mail.

Do I have to apply again every year or is the contract open-ended?

All our contracts are fixe-term contracts.
You have to inform us 2 months before the contract ends when you want to extend it.

How can I cancel a binding reservation?

You can cancel the reservation within a certain date which you can find it in our termins of service (Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen).
It depends on the date when you cancel the reservation how much you have to pay.

When can I get the contract?

You will get the contract when you are checking-in the dormitory.
​​​​​​​If you need a confirmation for your stay (for visa, university,...), please drop an e-mail.



What includes the monthly rent?

The monthly rent includes:

  • Costs for heating, electricity, water, several taxes
  • Cleaning the general areas of the dorm 
  • Access to internet (LAN or WIFI)
  • Cabel-TV-Port
  • Using the general areas of the dorm
  • Full furnished rooms (excluded flats in the "Europahaus" - these are half furnished)