Whether you are staying in Vienna for a week or a weekend, having a great place to base yourself from can made all the difference to a city break. We’ve rounded up the best options to suit any budget and have included our Top 3 recommendations across Luxury Hotels ($200+ per night), Mid Range Hotels ($100-$200 per night), Budget Hotels (<$100 per night) and Hostels (costs per bed/private room). Scroll through our recommendations to find the perfect hotel in Vienna for your next trip!
Where to Stay in Vienna – Top Hotels & Hostels to Suit Every Budget
Related: Check out my guide to 48 Hours in Vienna for ideas of things to do during your stay!
luxury hotels ($200+ per night)
THE GUESTHOUSE (5*)
If you are looking for contemporary luxury, this design hotel oozes the simple elegance that only clean lines, beautiful interiors and state of the art in-room appliances can offer. Each room comes complete with a Bang & Olufsen TV and audio system, an espresso machine and wine fridge. And beer, wine and soft drinks are complimentary throughout your stay.
If you can tear yourself away from your room – which if you’re on the upper floors offer views of the State Opera – there is a bakery on site, which serves all day breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Guesthouse is located in Vienna’s city center, is close to all the main attractions is within a 5 minute walk of St Stephens Cathedral.
PALAIS HANSEN KEMPINSKI (5*)
Heritage-listed five-star-superior Palais Hansen Kempinski is located at Schottenring, right at the famous Ring Boulevard. Originally built as a hotel for the World Exhibition in 1873, this building captivates with contemporary design, modern architecture and luxury.
Not to be outdone on the technology front, the hotel offers an IPAD checking in system and an IPAD in each room as a replacement to the traditional hotel information brochure. Their Luxury Spa boasts 6 treatment rooms, a modern fitness centre and the hydro pool and lounge which is open from 9am-9pm.
Within a 5-minute walk, you can reach the Sigmund Freud Museum and the Danube Canal with and the Schönbrunn Palace is easily reachable by metro from the nearby Schottenring Metro Station.
STEIGENBERGER HOTEL HERRENHOF (5*)
Built in 1913, Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof is located in the center of the first district of Vienna, only a few steps from the Hofburg Imperial Palace.
The sumptuously decorated rooms are bright and spacious, the suites each contain an adjoining living area and the deluxe suites have a rooftop balcony from which you can look out of Vienna’s skyline. The hotel also overs impressive spa facilitates which are spread over 2 floors and includes 2 saunas, a steam room and a fitness center
Located in the center of Vienna, close to major attractions, the luxury shopping district and public transport, visitors are spoilt for choice at the Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof – there’s no wonder it is one of Vienna’s favorite hotels!
Mid-Range hotels ($100-200 per night)
BOUTIQUEHOTEL STADTHALLE (3*)
Boutiquehotel Stadthalle is a family-run and eco-friendly hotel with a beautiful garden and courtyard. They offer 79 individually designed rooms which come with a hairdryer, TV and free WiFi.
Located slightly outside the city center, it is just an 8-minute walk from the Westbahnhof Train Station and Vienna’s main shopping boulevard Mariahilfer Straße.
RUBY MARIE HOTEL VIENNA
They describe their philosophy as ‘Lean Luxury’ where Luxury means laid-back comfort instead of formalities and Lean means not paying for things you don’t need or want.
The modern rooms are air-conditioned and come with a tablet computer, a flat-screen satellite TV, a modern sound system with Marshall amplifiers, a safe, and a bathroom with a rain shower. The Ruby Marie Hotel´s laid back bar and rooftop terrace is open 24/7 and also functions as the property’s reception.
The Ruby Marie Hotel projects funky, modern minimalism at its best, located in the heart of the city and within walking distance of Vienna’s main attractions.
DAS CAPRI (3*)
The Capri is centrally located between Stephansplatz and Prater. You can reach all of the famous attractions (e.g. St Stephen’s Cathedral or the giant Ferris wheel) in a few minutes on foot, or conveniently with the underground.
The spacious and bright rooms feature air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a seating area, and a bathroom with hairdryer and WiFi is provided free of charge.
Budget Hotels (<$100 per night)
HOTEL IBIS BUDGET WEIN (2*)
Offering modern rooms with a flat-screen satellite TV and free WiFi, Ibis budget Wien Messe is located in Vienna’s vibrant 2nd district. The Praterstern Underground Station is a 4-minute walk away and the city centre can be reached within 10 minutes by public transport.
It’s decor is simple, but functional and each of the rooms is air-conditioned and comes with a shower, toilet and towels. A breakfast buffet is offered daily and computer stations with internet access can be used free of charge in the lounge area.
MOTEL ONE WIEN-HAUPTBAHNHOF
Opened in May 2015, Motel One Wien-Hauptbahnhof is located right next to Vienna’s Main Train Station. The modern rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a flat-screen TV and a bathroom and guests can enjoy the on-site bar and benefit from free WiFi. The public areas are spacious, well decorated and offer opportunities for guests to relax in the bar, lounge and terrace areas without every feeling crowded.
Next door to the hotel, the train station features a wide range of shops, restaurants, and supermarkets, as well as an underground station providing direct connections to the city center in just 5 minutes. Belvedere Palace is a 10-minute walk away. Where to stay in Vienna
HOTEL SCHANI WIEN
Opened in April 2015, the stylish Hotel Schani Wien is located in Vienna’s Belvedere Quarter and has excellent public transport links. The Vienna Main Railway Station is 100m away, and a tram (line D) stops in front of the property which provides a connection to the Ringstraße and other major attractions.
The hotel makes use of innovative technologies like a mobile check-in and check-out or the usage of your smart phone as room key and offers complimentary WiFi access in the rooms and throughout the building.
The rooms are clean, modern and comfortable and after a day of sightseeing, guest can relax on the terrace or have a drink or a coffee at the on-site bar and café.
HOSTELS (DORM BEDS + PRIVATE ROOMS)
Vienna Hostel Ruthensteiner has a 24 hours front desk to ensure you receive a warm welcome, whatever time you arrive. They have a garden, terrace, cosy bar area and fully equipped kitchen for guests to use. The nearest supermarket is only 70m away, meaning you are never far from supplies to cook up a storm.
Newly renovated, the hostel is housed in an early 1800’s historic building which is just a stone’s throw from the Westbahnhof Metro&Train Station, with both the historic city center and the lovely Palace Schönbrunn just a quick metro ride or pleasant stroll away. It’s easy to see why Hostel Ruthensteiner is one of the top rated hostels in Vienna!
WOMBATS THE CITY HOSTEL AT THE NASCHMARKT
Opened in 2011, this Viennese hostel is located at the Naschmarkt within a 5-minute walk from the U4 metro stop Kettenbrückengasse. Behind a historic façade guests can find a modern and stylish property with free Wi-Fi at the reception.
Guests can purchase breakfast for as low as 4.50E and are offered a free city map to help navigate the city. There are also locker facilities, a fully equipped kitchen and bar.
WOMBATS CITY HOSTEL VIENNA – THE LOUNGE
Just a 3-minute walk from the Westbahnhof Train and Underground Station, Wombats City Hostel Vienna – The Lounge offers a 24-hour reception, a luggage storage room, and vending machines for drinks and snacks. The kitchen is available to all residents and the nearest supermarket is a short stroll from the building.
And that’s a wrap folks – I hope you’ve found the your perfect hotel for your city break to Vienna – and if I’ve missed your favorite hotel, let me know and I can update the list! Oh, and don’t forget the grab these everyday travel essentials before you go
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