City + Country Portraits

Pixelhotel Linz, Austria

Pixelhotel invites its guests to spend their stay in Linz residing in not-your-everyday accommodations - in a Pixelhotel providing a very unconventional sort of lodging.

The individual rooms and suites are dispersed throughout the entire city. Here, a room’s situated in an old storefront; there, it’s in a former workshop set on a backstreet courtyard. All over town, there are interesting but unused premises that are being converted into hotel rooms in conjunction with this urban development and architectural project. They’re in nice residential areas, downtown, industrial zones and working-class neighborhoods - after all, every part of town has its stories to tell and the Pixelhotel lets guests experience them right up close.

A Pixel is the smallest unit of the hotel. It offers the features and conveniences of a nice modern hotel room:

double bed, living area, bathroom, minibar, Internet access, TV and daily maid service. For breakfast, though, guests have to leave the premises and make their way to one of the cafés located nearby. Same goes for lunch and dinner: you’re called upon to take city map and transit system pass in hand and discover the culinary pleasures the city has to offer. Thus, the restaurants of Linz serve as the hotel’s dining room, and neighborhood pubs with their local color more than make up for the absence of a lobby bar.

Pixelhotel is a Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture project.It was launched in Fall 2007 with the opening of the first two Pixels: one downtown on  Marienstraße, the other on Wimhölzelplatz in the Franckviertel neighborhood.

Both are individually styled and retain some of the look and feel of the way these premises were previously utilized. The Pixel mit Garten was a working-class at connected to a storefront dating back to the 1920s; the Pixel im Hof used to be a cabinetmaker’s workshop situated on a backstreet courtyard.


It’s already possible for guests to make reservations: either online at or by calling +43 (0)650 7437953.

Upon arrival, you’ll be received by a member of our staff, who will present you with your room key and give you information about your Pixel.

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