You are still completing your education, looking for a place to live in the company of peers? Then this is the place for you!

You must have been admitted to a state-run or private school or a proper apprenticeship or internship position or to university. Vacant rooms are also available during blocked training periods at vocational colleges and internships during the summer holidays.


Kolping’s Don Bosco Hostel in Linz offers comfortable living in a central location, just a few minutes from the main railway station and the city centre.

Comfortable living

Our boarding house comprises 95 modern user-friendly residential units:

  • 34 single rooms
  • 50 twin rooms
  • 2 barrier-free twin rooms
  • 9 triple rooms
  • Each floor has a living room with kitchen facilities and a tv room.


No matter whether single, twin, triple, or barrier-free twin: all rooms boast modern furniture and equipment for productive work and cosy living. At HAUS DON BOSCO rooms are equipped as follows:

  • Shower and toilet in each room
  • Large desks, pin walls, and shelves
  • WIFI in the entire building
  • Board (Students and interns block of ten dinner vouchers 70€)

Contributing to a well-balanced diet and positive body awareness is a major objective for us . We hence offer a comprehensive vitality breakfast including fresh fruits and vegetables. For dinner we offer a choice of meat and vegetarian meals. Fresh salads and vegetables are on the menu every day. The kitchen facilities on every floor make it easy to prepare individual snacks between mealtimes. Also available are various machines dispensing hot and cold drinks.

Studying & Free Time

In addition to all your deadlines and duties you also need time-off – let us help you to effectively „manage“ your day-to-day activities through talks and exchange of experience. Our social education workers will help you achieve your personal goals and teach values for professional, academic, and above all social skills.

Recreational offer

  • Sports hall
  • Gym
  • Bowling alley
  • Billard tables
  • Sound-proof music room
  • Fun court with floodlight
  • Party room

In addition to sports activities we organise projects for promoting creative skills and regularly inform you about current cultual events. Each schol year opens with a get-together in a relaxed atmosphere. Daily routine is enriched by celebrations – which we consider important rituals -, join us for the Christmas party, the Don Bosco remembrance acivities, graduation parties, a barbecue at the end of the school year………….just as you like it!



I attend the Vocational College for arts and crafts and for this to be possible I am here at Don Bosco because I come from Germany to be more precise Lower Bavaria. I would have had to drive two hours a day to Linz just to go Linz. The boarding school made a lot of things easier for me. Of course, everything is much more difficult in the corona crisis. Fortunately, Don Bosco has organized everything very well, although there are stricter rules nowadays, I was still able to make very good friends outside of school and enjoy my time here.


I currently attend BAKIP Linz and will take my final exam next year.
However, I have not yet decided whether I will then rather work in a kindergarden or go on to university.
During these past four years at school it was a great help for me to stay at Don Bosco since commuting would not have been an option for me and I would not have been able to go to BAKIP.
At Don Bosco I have made many good friends and since last year I have now been Coach.


I have been at Haus Don Bosco since September 2020, as otherwise I would have to journey 80 km each day to pursue my apprenticeship. Educators pay great attention to academic success. As we get older they expect us to demonstrate greater mental maturity but also grant us more free time. Haus Don Bosco offers lots of recreational options including a fun court in the courtyard or the games room in the basement. In the future I intend to complete my apprenticeship and to get my A-levels, for both of which Don Bosco offers top preconditions.


5 years at Don Bosco. For me it was a very good, but most importantly also a highly instructive time. If you arrive at a boarding home at just 14, without any friends, without experience, and without knowing anything about the city things may easily get too much at the start, but in this setting you quickly meet many nice people and become part of a family. When I decided to go on to university it was quite natural to stay on at Don Bosco and remain part of this large family where everyone is welcome.

Rates and forms

The flat rent for the academic year 2023/2024 includes breakfast, academic and recreational support, and internet connection.
Please make sure to first choose your options and then fill in the online form.

Before fill out the form, please inform yourself about free capacities by phone or email.
*The fee for pupil and apprentices also includes a dinner. For KOLPING non-members a fee of € 25 will be charged once a year with the first rent.

By sending off this form you prove your interest in a boarding place. Any awards of boarding places will only become valid following a positive availabilty check and a confirmation by Haus Don Bosco.

If there is no answer on our part, please call or email us within a few days.


Let us take you on a discovery tour through Haus Don Bosco and click through our digital gallery. Here you will find pictures of our rooms, the communal room, our recreational activities, our comprehensive buffet. and our reception.


Sekretariat – Monika Reiter
Beethovenstraße 13, 4020 Linz
Tel.: 0732/ 65 16 94
Fax.: 0732/ 65 16 94 – 7000
E-Mail: office@don-bosco.at

Päd. Leitung – Ursula Kobler
Beethovenstraße 13, 4020 Linz
Tel.: 0732/ 65 16 94 5544
Fax.: 0732/ 65 16 94 – 7000
E-Mail: ursula.kobler@don-bosco.at

Team Pädagogen
Beethovenstraße 13, 4020 Linz
Tel.: 0732/ 65 16 94
Fax.: 0732/ 65 16 94- 7000
E-Mail: erzieher@don-bosco.at



Responsible for the content of this page:

Kolpingsfamilie Linz,
Kolping Jugendwohnen – Haus Don Bosco
Beethovenstraße 13, 4020 Linz
Tel.: +43 732 651694 | E-Mai: office@don-bosco.at
Vereinsnummer: ZVR 608127069 | UID: ATU 53868701


Photos: C-STUMMER fotografie
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