Vienna is a city of decadence and grand architecture, giving the impression that accommodation can be pricey. There are, of course, many luxury and boutique hotels around town, however, there are plenty of brilliant budget hotels that won’t break the bank and offer equally as comfortable rooms. Here is our pick of the best.
The eye-catching rainbow colored facade of this two-star hotel is reflective of its trendy, relaxed character. Suitable for families, students, and solo travelers, there is the option of both private apartments and dorms. The location is also ideal, with many shops, restaurants, and cafés close by. Conference rooms are available to book for those on business trips.
Located directly in the city center on the buzzing shopping street of Mariahilfastrasse, this charming hotel pays tribute to Vienna’s long-standing relationship with classical music. A great choice for families, with lots of child-friendly areas, it is a friendly and small establishment that is close by to many of the major tourist attractions. Choose from a variety of rooms and apartments.
This is a traditional hotel in one of the trendiest districts of the city. Comfortable and cozy, with a conservative Austrian charm, it is perfect for both solo travelers and families. A breakfast buffet can be added for a small fee.
A three-star hotel, this is located a stone throw’s away from the world-famous Schoenbrunn Palace, but in the vibrant and trendy neighborhood of the 15th district. A warm and welcoming atmosphere is one of its best assets, with a homely ambiance. Choose from a variety of rooms and apartments.
Inside a peach-colored 19th-century apartment building, Hotel Caroline is full of elegant Viennese charm. Located in the 10th district, an unusual and buzzing part of the city, it is close to the U1 U-Bahn station that will sweep you directly to the main tourist attractions. After a day’s sightseeing, you can relax in the hotel’s on-site sauna.
This is a family-run hotel in the beautiful 2nd district, close to the lush green park of the Prater. The breakfast buffet is well worth investing in—a generous spread of home cooked dishes, with a wide selection of sausages and ham, eggs and pastries, and freshly baked traditional Wiener Semmel rolls.
This guesthouse has been accommodating visitors to Vienna for over 100 years. Family run, it is quaint and friendly, with a laid-back atmosphere. The cozy on-site café and spa, complete with a sauna, are just a few of the highlights. It is located in the trendy 6th district and close by to many of the major sights.
The décor of the Praterstern has a 1920s, Art Deco feel, with vintage furniture and a traditional, Viennese facade. The garden is one of the highlights—perfect for relaxing in the sunshine during the warmer months. The team are on hand 24 hours a day, and there is a bar open from midnight until 4 a.m.
The Hotel Altwienerhof is a family hotel with tradition and bursting with charm. Recently restored, it has been furnished to the highest standard to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Breakfast is served in the elegant winter garden; an oasis of calm.
Ruby believes that “luxury means laid-back comfort instead of formalities.” Facilities at the hotels (there are three to choose from—all located in the heart of Vienna) include a trendy bar and café, and rooms fully equipped with all the necessary mod cons.
This is a three-star hotel with a relaxed ambiance and an artsy vibe, with unusual paintings covering the foyer and the communal areas. Fully equipped with all the necessary mod cons and located in a vibrant neighborhood, it is perfect for a long weekend in the city. A continental breakfast buffet (06:30 till 10:00) is also available for a small fee. The hotel also acts as a small gallery, giving guests the chance to exhibit their work for an extra charge.