Not quite sure where’s the best place to stay in Vienna? I totally get it. Choosing a place to stay in a big Austrian city like Vienna can be a daunting task.
Considering budget, location, amenities, and other factors, you can sometimes spend hours looking for accommodation that fits your necessities and preferences.
Since I want your travel planning to be easier and stress-free, I’ve gathered a few travel bloggers to share their personal experiences and recommendations about the best places to stay in Vienna.
Whether you’re traveling to Vienna with kids, as a couple, or with a group of friends, here’s a roundup of some amazing accommodations you’ll love!
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*Although the Innerstadt (Vienna’s city center) is the most touristic part of the city, there are plenty of great accommodation options in Vienna’s other districts.
MEININGER HOTEL WIEN DOWNTOWN FRANZ
From graffiti to Gustav Klimt Vienna is a haven for art lovers and although we only had 2 days in Vienna, it was a highlight from our time in Europe thanks to our fabulous accommodation.
Finding arty accommodation that’s affordable is often a difficult task however we were fortunate to find the Meininger Hotel Wien Downtown Franz. At only £40 (about $50 or €44) per night for a private, double room it was perfect for our backpacking budget.
Situated between Augarten Park and the Danube Canal in the up-and-coming Leopoldstadt district, it was the perfect base to explore Vienna.
Schottenring station was very nearby, but it was only a 20-minute walk to Stephansplatz which saved money on public transport. We loved the walk to and from the city via the canal as it was dotted with funky pop-up bars and vibrant street art.
Don’t be fooled by the seemingly ordinary exterior of Wien Downtown Franz, inside is a funky clash of hotel meets hostel. The colorful, contemporary bar leads to a communal kitchen adding bonus points for those cooking their own meals to keep expenditure to a minimum.
Our room was spacious, the bed incredibly comfortable and the décor refreshing and modern. Fingers crossed we return to beautiful Vienna one day and if we do, we know exactly where we’ll book to stay again!
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SUITE HOTEL 900 M ZUR OPER
Suite Hotel 900 m Zur Oper is located within the Wieden district of Vienna. As the hotel is located outside of the Inneresadt area it is more reasonably priced.
Only a 15-minute walk to the Royal Opera House, the hotel is still convenient to the main sights of Vienna. There’s also a tram station almost directly across the street and the underground is a few blocks away as well.
In this more local area of Vienna, there are also some restaurants, stores and a supermarket nearby.
The nice and clean rooms provided us with comfortable accommodations. There is even a little kitchenette with a sink, glassware, and a refrigerator. This is perfect if you want to save money by eating in or need to store leftovers.
Attached to the hotel is a cafe which offers breakfast that can be included in your booking. The ample breakfast provided everything we needed to start our days in Vienna.
The friendly staff is more than ready to help you with any requests, recommendations, or directions. Overall I thought the hotel was perfect for our visit because of the location, value, and quality of our stay compared to similar hotels.
25 HOURS HOTEL
Come join the circus – stay at the 25Hours Hotel Vienna which is conveniently located in Museums Quartier, one of the best contemporary art and culture districts in the world.
The pride of Dreimeta, the Augsburg-based design team led by Armin Fischer, your stay in the 25 Hours Hotel will make you feel that you have stepped into a whimsical world of fantasy where you are surrounded by paintings of circus scenes and vintage furniture.
The fantasyland continues as you step into its spa, The Mermaid’s Cave, where you will be stunned by an exquisite mosaic of a mermaid floating in the sea. Take a seat on one of the hanging chairs with a cup of tea and idly rock away in an oasis of relaxation.
Take the Panorama Suite or stay on its massive rooftop to get a good glimpse of the city’s historic architecture. The hotel can also arrange a bike or car hire that will allow you to visit the various art museums in the city.
Try out some modern furniture pieces or take wacky pictures in front of some street art or maybe check the event page to see what’s on – there is no limit to the vibrant colors and exquisite masterpieces that Vienna’s beautiful art district has to offer.
BOUTIQUE HOTELS IN VIENNA – HARMONIE HOTEL & BEETHOVEN HOTEL
Our trip to Vienna was incredible and one of the reasons why we liked it so much was due to our stay in two lovely boutique hotels.
The first hotel was Harmonie Hotel, which had a modern design and a very good breakfast. It’s located in the Serviten quarter, a central but less touristic area. We got the upgraded room, which was large with a comfortable bed, working area, and a sofa.
One of the highlights of the hotel is the organic breakfast buffet with a lovely presentation and a large variety. Another thing that we liked in the hotel is the afternoon tea with cakes for the hotel guests. The hotel also has a small gym and conference room.
Our second hotel was Beethoven Hotel with a classic vintage design from the 19th century in a central location close to a local food market.
What we liked about this hotel was that every floor had a different style, and every room – a different design. We got the Beethoven room.
The hotel hosts a small concert (with free entrance for the hotel guests) each Sunday. It also has a bistro with local food and a bar. We loved the European experience that it offered and the excellent service.
IBIS STYLES WIEN CITY
This funky hotel is an incredible place to stay in Vienna when you have a few days in the city and are looking for an affordable option.
Ibis Styles Wien City is super modern and colorfully decored, and the rooms are cozy, clean, and comfortable. The hotel also offers an excellent breakfast and free tea and coffee from after breakfast and until 10 PM.
Another huge plus is the smartphone with internet access that’s waiting in your room. The use of it is free of charge, and you can take it with you while wandering the city.
I also have to mention the hotel’s staff which was friendly, helpful, and available 24/7.
Although it’s not located in the city center, the hotel is very well connected to it by public transportation. Two U-Bahn (Metro) stations are only 3 minutes away, and there are several tram stations right in front of the hotel.
For less than 70 Euros per night in a spacious twin room, it was more than great value for money, especially during a busy season like winter in Vienna (BTW this city is a must-visit European winter destination). I would definitely go back for another stay!
HOTEL KAISERHOF VIENNA
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Located on quiet Frankenberggasse, the hotel is just a leisurely 15-minute walk to Kartnerstrasse in Vienna’s Old Town. Alternatively, both trams and trains to the city center are just a couple of minutes away from the hotel.
Hotel Kaiserhof was built in 1896 and has been owned and operated by the same family since 1974. The personal service offered by the staff both on arrival and throughout your stay gives it a real homely feel, which can be hard to find in city hotels.
As well as offering a range of room types – including six allergy-free rooms – the Kaiserhof also features a wellness center with a gym, Finnish sauna, and steam room. You’ll probably be inclined to hit the gym after indulging in the amazing breakfast buffet that’s on offer!
The hotel’s bar is a great place to unwind after a day of sightseeing and you can also enjoy a snack or drink in the afternoon in the cozy winter garden. There are also numerous cafes and restaurants nearby including a good pizza and pasta restaurant.
Hotel Kaiserhof is a 4* hotel with rates starting from around €158 per night for a double room.
HOTEL PENSION BARON AM SCHOTTENTOR
Hotel Pension Baron am Schottentor is a nice and modern hotel in Vienna. We decided to book it for our weekend in the city. It is across the street from Votivkirche, close to public transport which can take you to Schloss Schönbrunn.
It takes only 15 minutes to walk to Stephansdom. You can also walk in 20 minutes to Vienna’s English Theatre to enjoy a nice play in English. Afterward, you can walk home safely.
Also, don’t forget to visit Café Francais, right around the corner! We had a delicious lunch and it was my favorite spot for food in Vienna.
We enjoyed this hotel a lot: spacious rooms with private, modern bathrooms including a shower and toilet. I think I never had a bigger room in any hotel compared to Baron am Schottentor.
If you are lucky, you will get an added bonus: a view over the Votivkirche out of your window.
The price of the hotel depends on the season. If you do not book in high season, you pay around 70 euros a night for two persons.
The breakfast is not included and will cost you 10 euros per person. It was nice, but you could also explore the many nice cafes in Vienna for breakfast.
CARLTON OPERA APARTMENTS
We attribute much of our trip to Vienna to Carlton Opera Appartements.
Although we first wanted the Carlton Opera itself, it turned out that the adjacent apartment hotel was slightly cheaper: 7 nights for 488 Euros (after Booking’s discount), including breakfast.
The Carlton Opera is a 3-star hotel set in an impressive Art Deco building, close to the Museum area and the Naschmarkt.
Although the hotel is not located on Vienna’s Ring Road, the main sites are easily reachable. It’s a 15-minute walk from the opera house and Karlsplatz or Mariahilfer shopping street.
The increasing demand for apartments in the tourism industry apparently caused hotel owners to create an interesting mix between an apartment and a hotel room. The apartment we received was a hotel room, easily converted into a small apartment with a kitchenette and refrigerator.
We’ve decided that on a holiday without children we won’t cook, but cooking lovers will find a percolator, a kettle, a stove, kitchenware, and cutlery.
So, in fact, we enjoyed the feeling of an apartment, but also the services of the hotel: daily cleaning, products such as soaps and shampoos, changing towels, and more.
We found that a 24/7 receptionist is a significant advantage when you’re leaving during the night, or even on Sundays when most stores are closed. Since we didn’t have enough milk for Sunday, we could buy a bottle at the front desk. It was a rescue for travelers like us, powered by coffee energy.
Breakfast was excellent and varied: various kinds of cereals, jams, yogurt, cheeses, eggs, bread, and cakes. And, of course, coffee, tea, and juices.
Looking for tours in or outside of Vienna? The hotel offers various trips, as well as airport transportation.
ARION CITYHOTEL VIENNA
The Arion Cityhotel Vienna is a budget-friendly 4-star hotel in the green Wienerberg area south of Vienna’s historic center.
Our triple room with a balcony overlooking the Wienerberg recreation park was one of the biggest hotel rooms we’ve had in a major city. It was perfect for a 4-night stay for a family of three.
The interior of the Arion Cityhotel Vienna isn’t new, but our room was spotlessly clean and the free Wi-Fi worked well. With a lounge chair, desk, table and chairs, and a big wardrobe, we had all the space we needed for a comfortable stay.
Breakfast is adequate and the restaurant schnitzel, which we had in our room, was good.
The Arion Cityhotel Vienna is a good choice if you’re visiting Vienna with kids. What we liked most about it is the peaceful location on the edge of the Wienerberg recreation park.
It’s great to come back to after a busy day of sightseeing. You can go on a sunset walk around the lake or let the kids play in the park.
Getting to and from the Arion Cityhotel Vienna from the historic center is easy by bus. The nearest bus stop is a 4-minute walk away and takes you to the Vienna Opera within 20 minutes.
Figuring out public transport does get more complicated if you’re heading to other areas such as Schönbrunn Palace. However, this was only a slight inconvenience given the other benefits of staying at the Arion Cityhotel Vienna.
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