It is part of the German Meininger Hotel Group -- the first of three to open in Vienna -- and comes with a plethora of perks, including a sizable guest kitchen — where guests can create their own masterful meals — affordable bagged lunches to go, bikes for rent, a washer and dryer, and a popular games space.
Depending on availability, lower rates can be negotiated on the already bargain deals.
Simple, yet brightly designed with a wink of kitsch, the rooms are clean and cheerful. Some come with up to four beds, which families traveling with small children will appreciate.
YOU SHOULD KNOW You can't be guaranteed peace and quiet.
Functional, if a bit dated. Sinks are large, but there is no counterspace. Showers, but no baths.
Hotel has a garage where you can park your car for a fee. Bicycles are available to rent from the hotel.
There are plenty of great eateries nearby, including Schöne Perl, which has become the pearl of the neighborhood. The fare is tasty, with a lot of vegetarian options and an attentive staff. Cash only. Los Mexikas is the place to go for Mexican food in the heart of Vienna. The cozy, vibrant colorful space makes the whole experience even more appealing. If you prefer Korea to Mexico, family-run Kokos is waiting for you around the corner— the food is truly authentic and the ingredients are fresh.
Hammond Bar has great cocktails in an intimate space, where the atmosphere is subdued and relaxed. Known mostly to locals is Katscheli Cafe and Bar at Karmelitermarkt. The bar is small, staff is friendly, drinks will not disappoint. For another local spot and some lovely live jazz, head to Zwe. It’s a twee club with a big sound and lively atmosphere.
WHY WE LIKE IT
For the budget-minded traveler, this lodging is a great find. The rooms are comfortable and well-appointed and the atmosphere throughout is upbeat and community-oriented.