I want to take my family in the summer of 2025 and there are five of us. Any suggestions for our lodging arrangements? It’s father, mother, daughter and two sons. Perhaps mom and daughter in one room and the guys in a double room? Or the children in a dorm while the parents stay in a private room? We are visiting cities and the alps in Austria. Thanks.
Ages???? A triple and a double would probably be the best combination. Unlike the US you reserve per person and not per room. I doubt if you would find a "dorm room" in a hotel.
Typically a double room sleeps only two people. Sometimes it’s one bed, about the size of a full in the US. Sometimes it’s two twin size bed, either separate or pushed together. Occasionally there is a sofa bed for the third person. But you will not find rooms with two queen beds, as is commmon in the US.
If you are staying a few nights on each place, look into apartments. Having a kitchen and washing machine can be very nice.
Seven of us enjoyed the Heart of Belgium and Holland tour utilizing 2 doubles for parents and grandparents plus a triple for the three teenage boys. No complaints on the availability of triples.
Get an Airbnb.
I am presently in Vienna having spent a week in Prague and 5 days in Brno. I have done Air BnB and VRBO. Just ensure that you get air conditioning as not all rentals have this. European summers are getting warmer.
Agree with getting an Airbnb. So much better than a hotel with this number of travelers. We have rented wonderful apartments with an elevator and plenty of room to spread out after a day of sightseeing. Just as close to major sights as the hotels.
Do make sure that it is properly licensed.
Vienna doesn’t have the hang-ups that other cities have with AirBnB. I don’t know that local licensing is even a thing. I typically make sure that I rent only from Super Hosts and/or rentals that have more than 15 reviews (and good ones at that).
Look for an apartment - ferienwohnung. If you can stay 5 days in the Salzburg area ( which I recommend ), here is one neuwirtgut,at
You may have a problem with that AirBnb in Vienna. Seems they have developed a hangup over short term rentals in the city.
This probably wont change the number of spare bedrooms that get rented out, but if you want the whole unit, that will probably become hard to find.