Hotels and hostels in Vienna, Austria
March 28, 2015 9:50 PM   Subscribe

I'll be spending a few days sightseeing in Vienna this June, and I'd appreciate your hotel and hostel recommendations. I'd like a moderately-priced single room with free wi-fi; I'm fluent in German but am unfamiliar with the city. Dankeschön!
posted by smorgasbord to Travel & Transportation around Vienna, Austria (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: I'll also be spending a night in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, if anyone has any recommendations for a place to stay there. Thanks!
posted by smorgasbord at 10:33 PM on March 28, 2015

Best answer: We stayed here. I thought was moderately priced and very central, also with free wifi. Decent breakfast in the morning as well.
posted by chemgirl at 10:45 PM on March 28, 2015 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Mr hgg recommends the Hotel Post--great price, great location and nice staff. You said hostels are OK, so I'm assuming you'd be fine with the shared bathroom setup.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:08 AM on March 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

Best answer: We stayed in the stylish Dann In'N Out and really liked it. The staff are really friendly, the breakfast is simple but good. It's not right in the centre but it's an easy walk to most attractions, and the price is very good for Vienna.
posted by kadia_a at 12:40 AM on March 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Re: my previous comment about the Hotel Post-- it looks like you can get a private bathroom for a higher price. Also, I forgot to mention that there is indeed free wifi.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:41 AM on March 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

Best answer: You can search for hotels all over Austria.
Hostels: I've heard good things about wombat's "Base" hostel:
posted by Omnomnom at 2:29 AM on March 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

Best answer: I stayed at the Altwienerhof. Historical hotel, a couple of minutes from the nearest subway station in a quiet neighborhood. Very pretty courtyard that I didn't get to enjoy properly because I stayed in early November and caught the first snows of the year.
posted by sukeban at 2:30 AM on March 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Recommend you try to find a place within "the ring" (i.e. the Innere Stadt enclosed by Ringstraße). I've been to Vienna twice, once at Hotel Royal and once at Hotel Astoria. Hotel Royal has more stars, but I actually liked Hotel Astoria quite a lot (it's in the middle range, price-wise). Vienna is, generally, a pretty expensive place to visit. But expensive places tend not to bother with charging for WiFi.
posted by kisch mokusch at 3:34 AM on March 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Oh wow -- possibly my single favorite hostel anywhere (after years of budget travel) is in Vienna. Hostel Ruthensteiner.
posted by kalapierson at 5:32 PM on March 29, 2015 [3 favorites]

Best answer: We stayed at the Austria Trend Hotel Anatol Wien in November. The room was OK; the location was excellent. Close to several transit stops, a main shopping drag and several good restaurants. The block itself was quiet which made sleeping easy.
posted by rednikki at 9:57 PM on March 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks to EVERYONE for your wonderful and helpful suggestions!! I appreciate your vouching for all of these great options. (Seriously, if only I could stay at each place for at least a night, right?!) I will finish scheduling my trip and book my flight next week. As soon as that's set, I'll be booking my accommodations.
posted by smorgasbord at 3:16 PM on March 31, 2015

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