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Tipping in Austria: The Austria Tipping Guide

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Tipping in Austria is common, but can be confusing. This Austria tipping guide will help you navigate when/where you can leave a little extra for great service.

Tipping in Austria

Tipping in Austria is fairly common, but only in certain circumstances. Restaurants and hotels occasionally include a service charge in the final bill, so you’ll want to check before leaving a tip, but in most cases you’ll have to tip separately. If service exceeds expectations, a small gesture of appreciation is always acceptable. One thing to keep in mind is to always hand the tip to the server versus leaving it on the table.

Not sure how much to leave? This Austria tipping guide will help you navigate when/where you can leave a little extra for great service. 

Austria Tipping Guide

Cafe Server: Round up to the nearest euro for great service. If your bill is more than 10 euros, give 10 percent.

Restaurant Server: The tip (anywhere from 10 to 12.5 percent) is occasionally included in the final bill, but not usually. Check the bill first for these inclusions before tipping. Simply say “Danke” (thank you) when paying the bill and servers will know to keep the change. Don’t leave money on the table. Servers sometimes don’t receive tips included on a credit card, so always try to tip in cash whenever possible.

Bartender: There is no hard and fast rule, but feel free to round to the nearest euro for good service.

Tour Guides: The tip amount depends on the length and price of the tour and the quality of the tour guide.  A safe amount for group tours is 5 to 10 euros, or more for high-quality private tours.

Taxis: Round up to the nearest euro or up to 10 percent of the final fare for good service.

Airport Shuttle: It is not necessary to tip your driver, but feel free to give a euro per bag if they help with your luggage.

Doorman: A simple thank you is appreciated when a doorman assists with luggage or hailing transportation, but a tip of one euro for good service is acceptable.

Bellhop: Though service is sometimes included in the hotel bill, it is considerate to tip one to two euros per bag, depending on size.

Housecleaning: Everything is typically included in the hotel bill, but feel free to leave a euro or two per night on the bed for a spotless stay.

Concierge: If the concierge goes above and beyond with helping you book reservations, giving you directions, and/or providing insider recommendations, it’s considerate to tip a few euros in appreciation.

Stylist: Tip 10 percent of the final bill if you love your new look.

Spa Service Provider: A service charge may already be included in the price. If not, leave up to 5 percent for anything that goes above and beyond your expectations.

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