Where To Stay in Vienna | Best Hostels and Hotels in Vienna

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If you’re heading to Europe soon and into art, music, and culture, you should definitely consider Vienna as one of your stops. Considered one of European’s great capitals, it has everything that you’ll immediately take fancy: baroque streetscapes, imperial real estate, and classical music. Vienna’s famous streets are littered with boutique furniture and knick-knacks, hole-in-the-walls, and cafes where you can enjoy a good cup of coffee and a strudel. But to fully experience and enjoy all of these , you would need to know first where to stay in Vienna. Read on for our recommended places to stay in this European capital.

Suggested Hostels in Vienna

Wombat’s City Hostels Vienna At The Naschmarkt

Room Type: Mixed Dorms | Double Room | Twin Room with Bathroom
WI-FI: Yes
Near: U4 metro stop Kettenbrückengasse
Price Range: $16-$68 a night

This stylish, modern hostel is a favorite among backpackers and solo travelers. Upon check-in, guests are provided with a free welcome drink, bed linen, and a city map. The beds, facilities and mixed dorms inspire a sense of comfort, security, and community. Wombat’s City Hostels Vienna is also accessible to the metro stop and several points of interest like restaurants and shops. There are also private rooms available for small groups and families.

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Vienna Hostel Ruthensteiner

Room Type: Mixed Dorm Type | Triple Room with Shared Bathroom | Single Room with Private Bathroom | Double with Shared Bathroom | Double with Private Room | Quadruple with Private Bathroom
WI-FI: Yes
Near: Wien Westbahnhof Railway Station, Raimund Theatre
Price Range: $58-$81 a night

Solo guests have raved about this hostel for its facilities, location, and accessibility. It’s just near the metro station, the famed Raimund Theatre, supermarket, cafe, and several restaurants. Plus, it’s also located in Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus, which is a great place to be for a walk and some sightseeing. The front desk is ready to assist you 24/7 and assist you with requests like luggage storage and tour recommendations. There’s also a shared lounge, a garden and a terrace where you can actually mingle with the other guests.

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Wombats City Hostel Vienna – The Lounge

Room Type: Mixed Dorm | Double Room | Twin Room
WI-FI: Yes
Near: Westbahnhof Train and Underground Station, Mariahilfer Straße
Price Range: $13-$60 a night

Wombats City Hostel Vienna features bright and modern rooms, parquet floors, and rooms with a private bathroom. The best thing about this hostel is that it is walking distance to both Mariahilfer Straße shopping street and the Lugner City shopping center. If you need to explore the Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus district by commute, you can take the Westbahnhof Train and Underground Station, which is 3 minutes away from the hostel.

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Budget Hotels in Vienna

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Meininger Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi

Room Type: Classic Double | Triple Room | Quadruple Room | Small Single Room |
WI-FI: Yes
Near: Schottenring Underground Station
Price Range: $68-$102 a night

If you’re into Old World monuments and city walks, a hotel at Leopoldstadt district would be a great choice. The Meininger Downtown Sissi has soundproofed, modern en-suite rooms that are bright and spacious. If you want to prepare your own meals, there’s a common kitchen you can use. You can also mingle with your fellow guests at the hotel’s modern bar. The Meininger Downtown Sissi is retrofitted with facilities for disabled guests and is considerate with pet owners. If you wish to explore the district, arrange a bike rental with the front desk or walk to popular attractions nearby like the Prater Amusement Park, which has a giant Ferris wheel.

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CH-Vienna City Rooms

Room Type: Double Room with Shared Bathroom | Twin Room with Shared Bathroom | Double Room | Double or Twin Room | Triple Room with Balcony | Apartment
WI-FI: Yes
Near: Westbahnhof Railway Station, Wiener Stadthalle
Price Range: $43-$103 a night

CH-Vienna City Rooms is a minimalist’s dream with its perfect white, modern style apartments. Guests can choose to book an apartment with private or shared bathroom and can avail facilities including luggage storage and a vending machine. This is also a great choice for travelers who are attending a concert or an event at the Wiener Stadthalle, which is just 400 meters away. You can also take the Westbahnhof Railway Station, Burggasse Metro Stop (line U6) or ride on any of the several tram stops nearby should you wish to explore more of Vienna.

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Pension Dr. Geissler

Room Type: Double or Twin with Shared Toilet | Standard Double | Family Room with Shared Toilet | Family Room | Single Room with Shared Bathroom | Standard Single
WI-FI: Yes
Near: Schwedenplatz Metro Station, St. Stephens’s Cathedral
Price Range: $59-$172 a night

Travelers who are into Viennese food, culture, and architecture should consider booking a room at Pension Dr. Geissler in Innere Stadt. Pension Dr. Geissler is set in a typical Viennese building and comes with rooms furnished with traditional furniture, private bathroom, and cable TV. The hotel is close to St. Stephens’s Cathedral and the Danube Canal, which is lined with bars and cafes, artificial beach bars and a public pool on a boat. You can also take a boat trip and explore Bratislava from the canal. At the hotel,

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Mid Range Hotels in Vienna

Ruby Marie Hotel Vienna

Room Type: Budget Double Room | Economy Double Room | Standard Double Room | Superior Double Room | Superior Double with Terrace |
WI-FI: Yes
Near: Mariahilfer Straße, Kaiserstraße
Price Range: $93-$164 a night

Music lovers will appreciate everything at Ruby Marie Hotel Vienna, which is a former Stafa department store renovated as a superbly modern hotel. Located just right at the corner of Vienna’s best-known shopping street, the hotel has a bar as its reception desk, a free guitar rental on site, and guest rooms with hotel furnishings and a modern sound system with Marshall amplifiers. The spring mattresses are a dream, too. You can explore much of Vienna by taking the Westbahnhof Train and Underground Station and the Zieglergasse Metro Station, which are both minutes’ away.

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Vienna Excellent Apartments

Room Type: Standard Apartment | Deluxe Apartment | Deluxe Apartment Rummelhardtgasse 3 | Superior Apartment | Superior Apartment – Hebragasse 5 | Duplex Apartment – Wassergasse 17 |
WI-FI: Yes
Near: Wiener Stadthalle, Raimund Theatre
Price Range: $76-$81 a night

Vienna Excellent Apartments is a great alternative for people who wish to stay in Neubau. The fully-furnished apartment units come with a dining area, a seating area, and some units include a terrace and/or balcony where you can host a barbeque party. A supermarket is just below the property, while the tram and underground transport system is just nearby. The host is quite friendly and responsive, and will not hesitate to walk you through the apartment.

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Motel One Wien-Hauptbahnhof

Room Type: Standard Double | Queen Room
WI-FI: Yes
Near: Vienna’s Main Train Station
Price Range: $83-$101

This pet and disabled friendly hotel just newly opened in 2015, but is a favorite among travelers for its proximity to Vienna’s metro system. The train station nearby itself hosts several shops, restaurants, and supermarkets. It is also a 10-minute walk to Belvedere Palace, which is worth checking out. Inside, guests can enjoy the air-conditioned, modern rooms and Motel One Wien-Hauptbahnhof’s facilities, including the on-site bar.

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Luxury Hotels in Vienna

Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

Room Type: Deluxe King Room | Deluxe Junior Suite | Executive Black Suite | Prestige Suite
WI-FI: Yes
Near: St. Stephen’s Cathedral
Price Range: $288-$581 a night

Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom is a luxury experience you will never forget when in Vienna. The hotel was designed by famous architect Jean Nouvel, and is located right at the heart of the city center, making it easy for you to visit major attractions. Inside, be astounded with the hotel’s facilities, including the gym, spa area, the lobby with video ceilings and a vertical garden. Some of the rooms and common areas offer panoramic views of Vienna, which are sights to behold. The glass-walled Restaurant and Bar Das LOFT located on the 18th floor feature breathtaking views of St. Stephen’s cathedral.

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Hotel Sans Souci Wien

Room Type: Superior Double or Twin Room | Luxury Double or Twin Room | Luxury Double Room with Balcony | Junior Suite | Master Suite |
WI-FI: Yes
Near: Museum Quarter, Ringstraße Boulevard
Price Range: $317-$839 a night

Located directly opposite the Museum Quarter is Hotel Sans Souci Wien, a luxury hotel for guests who want something relaxing to do after a full day of sightseeing. The hotel has its own Sans Souci Spa where they can enjoy the wellness facilities, including an indoor pool, at no charge. The rooms are also something to look forward to, thanks to its hotel furnishings and elegant interiors by well-known artists. Austrian and international cuisine are available at the hotel’s the Veranda restaurant. Guests have the option to commute via the Volkstheater Underground Station (lines U2 and U3) to explore and seek out local attractions in Vienna.

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The Guesthouse Vienna

Room Type: Superior Double | Deluxe Double | Courtyard Suite | Duplex Suite with State Opera View – Top Floor | Superior Courtyard Room Single use |
WI-FI: Yes
Near: Stephen’s Cathedral, Albertina Museum
Price Range: $189-$726 a night

Everythings about The Guesthouse Vienna is chic and stylish: modern, air-conditioned rooms with high-class furniture, the Bang & Olufsen TV and audio system outfitted in each room, the choice of wine, liquor, tea and coffee, and the brasserie and bakery guests can head or order in lightweight dishes, breads and sweets. The best part of The Guesthouse Vienna is its location: it’s literally just next to the Albertina Museum, 5 minutes away from Saint Stephen’s Cathedral, and 3 minutes away from the State Opera and the Karlsplatz Underground Station. The staff also offers personalized service, making you feel at home.

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