Vienna has long been known as the European centre of culture – walking the streets of this slick metropolis, you’re constantly reminded of its long and infamous history.
Decadence is the order of the day in Vienna. Surrounded by high-fashion boutiques, grand palaces and luxury hotels, it can be difficult for budget travellers to find bargain accommodation.
But don’t fret, your dreams of Vienna aren’t dashed – we’ve found the top 6 budget hotels in Vienna.
Rembrandtstraße 21, 1020
The Meininiger Wien Downtown Franz offers guests all the comforts and modern conveniences of a top hotel with the relaxed and fun feeling of a hostel – perfect for any tired backpackers looking to escape those wearisome 12-man dorms.
The hotel’s common room is complete with a stylish and fully-equipped kitchen, pool table and welcoming seating area. The hotel suites are decorated in a minimalist Scandinavian style, however splashes of Meininiger’s signature red colour bring warmth to the rooms.
Top tip: dining out on a budget? Just around corner, you’ll find the Karmelitermarkt, where you can sample some delicious Austrian delicacies and tuck into a cheap meal.
Breite Gasse 9, 1070
Situated in Vienna’s historical Museum Quarter, this modern four-star boutique hotel has all the trappings of luxury – but without the expensive price tag and if you haven’t guessed from the name, they have a keen interest in modern art.
Conveniently located next to the Museum of Art History – this is the ideal hotel for all burgeoning artists as each room is stylishly decorated with statement wallpaper and bold colours.
Landstrasser Hauptstrasse 28, 1030
The Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier’s traditional Viennese façade and classically decorated interior is ideal for any budget traveller looking for a home away from home. This charming hotel is found just 10 minutes away from St Stephen’s Cathedral and the legendary Hundertwasserhaus.
Guests are sure to enjoy their stay in one of the hotel’s traditionally designed, wood-panelled double-rooms which are equipped with everything a modern tourist needs. Each room is supplied with Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV and a fully stocked minibar.
Kleine Stadtgutgasse 4, 1020
Der Wilhelmshof is the ideal hotel for any art-lover. One of Vienna’s best kept secrets, this chic design hotel is both pleasing to the eye and on the wallet. Found in the heart of Vienna’s city centre, this stylish hotel offers guests a wide variety of attractive rooms to choose from.
The charming ARTelier double-rooms are individually decorated with a unique colour concept and theme and individual pieces of wall-art. Whether you’re backpacking, travelling with family or enjoying a romantic getaway, all tastes and needs are catered for at Der Wilhelmshof.
Josefstädterstraße 10-12, 1080
Situated in Vienna’s fashionable Josefstadt Quarter is the equally upscale Fleming’s Deluxe Wien City. Only a short walk from City Hall, Austria’s Parliament Building and the enchanting Hofburg Palace – no other hotel offers so much Viennese culture on your doorstep.
After a long day exploring, you can look forward to relaxing in your cosy and stylish room. All guestrooms feature a comfortable double-bed, soft white cotton sheets and chic modern bathroom. If that doesn’t take your fancy – check out their blissful spa.
Josefstädterstraße 10-12, 1080
Kaiser 23 is a cheap and cheerful hostel conveniently located near Vienna’s Westbahnhof and is the ideal accommodation for anyone interrailing this summer. The hostel has an array of brightly decorated rooms to choose from and all are equipped with modern comforts including Wi-Fi and a flat screen TV.
Travelling solo? Why not hang out in Kaiser 23’s lounge where you can grab a beer from the hostel’s bar, catch up on your emails or even mingle with other tourists.
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