From a city centre crash pad just a few metres from St Stephen’s Cathedral to a guest house offering eggs from their own chickens and house-roasted coffee, Vienna has a lot of choice for travellers looking for bed and breakfast accommodation.
For visitors seeking a more personal place to stay in Vienna, bed and breakfasts can be a cheaper option in the city with the added bonus of often being family-run, providing a way to get to know the real Vienna. Whether you are interested in choosing a guest house with its own vegetable patch, herb garden and swimming pool, or are looking for a peaceful location close to the city’s nature, Culture Trip has chosen the best bed and breakfasts in Vienna.
Rooms at Wiener Gäste Zimmer are of an industrial design | Courtesy Wiener Gäste Zimmer / Booking.com
Wiener Gäste Zimmer is located in Vienna’s 10th district, in the same building as a traditional Viennese working vinegar factory, beer brewery and oil press. It’s home to an indoor pool and sauna that can be used free of charge. Breakfast includes homemade products such as coffee from beans roasted in-house and honey from their own bees. Chickens are kept in a coop on the roof terrace, and herbs and vegetables can be gathered from the garden. For those on a budget, Wiener Gäste Zimmer also offers a shared-use kitchen, or a kitchen chef can also prepare meals on request. Rooms have industrial design with exposed pipes and wooden beams, and the beds are made out of stacked wood. The bed and breakfast is just a short walk from Reumannplatz tube stop, and Vienna’s main train station is also within easy reach.
This charming family-run bed and breakfast has just four rooms, and is in a green, quiet location close to the Old River Danube | Courtesy The Rooms Bed and Breakfast
This charming family-run bed and breakfast has just four rooms, and is in a green, quiet location close to the Old River Danube, with the bustling city centre a short journey away by public transport. The newly built building features an eclectic mix of individually designed rooms, including four-poster beds, colourful fabrics and shabby chic furniture. There is a big porch and garden for guests. In summer the bed and breakfast is in a particularly great location for biking, hiking and swimming, and it is also convenient for commuting to the nearby UNO City.
Pension Haus Sanz features whimsical decor and themed rooms | Courtesy Pension Haus Sanz / Booking.com
This eclectic hotel in the 23rd District would suit visitors who plan to travel around by car during their stay in Vienna. The bed and breakfast features whimsical decor and themed rooms, including one celebrating the Ferris wheel at the Prater, and another inspired by the Austrian artist Hundertwasser. An abundant breakfast buffet, friendly hosts, a pretty garden and swimming pool are also highlights of a stay here. The U6 station Erlaaer Straße is just minutes away and the location puts you within easy reach of the Vienna Woods and Schönbrunn Palace.
Rooms at Wienderland Bed and Breakfast are decorated with huge prints of brightly coloured birds, jungle plants or giant butterflies | Courtesy Wienderland Bed and Breakfast / Hotels.com
As its name suggests, Wienderland styles itself as a wonderland in Vienna. Located in the hip 6th district, international restaurants and buzzing bars, the MuseumsQuartier and the Natural History Museum are all just a short walk away, as is the Naschmarkt food market and major shopping areas. Helpful, attentive hosts, rooms decorated with huge prints of brightly coloured birds, jungle plants or giant butterflies and comfy beds makes this a fun place to stay in Vienna.
Privatzimmer Schwarz is an ideal base for hiking the forested hills of the Vienna Woods | Courtesy Privatzimmer Schwarz / Hotels.com
This bed and breakfast is located out of the centre of Vienna in multicultural neighbourhood Favoriten, but it is close to good public transport, making it easy to reach the city centre. Nearby is the beautiful landscaped park Kurpark Oberlaa and huge thermal spa complex Therme Wien. It’s ideal for hiking; the hills of the Vienna Woods, a huge wood that encircles Vienna, can easily be reached. Those interested in Austrian wine can make their way to wine taverns and vineyards in Oberlaa. Rooms are modern and clean, with double or single options.
No-frills Hotel Pension Alla Lenz boasts a swimming pool and sun terrace | Courtesy Hotel Pension Alla Lenz / Hotels.com
A swimming pool, sun terrace and central location tempt visitors to this no-frills pension in a modern building close to Vienna’s Central Library, which boasts a casual rooftop café that hosts film screenings in the summer. Hotel Pension Alla Lenz is located in hip Neubau, with attractions such as the MuseumsQuartier, the pubs and bars of Spittelberg and the magnificent architecture of Vienna’s Ringstrasse a short walk or tram ride away. If you want to escape from the urban centre, the number 49 tram can whisk you away to the Vienna Woods.
Breakfast at Pension Neuer Markt is served in an elegant breakfast room adorned with antique chandeliers | Courtesy Pension Neuer Markt / Hotels.com
Located in the cobbled streets of the historic centre of Vienna, this 1st district bed and breakfast is a great option if you want to be super-central. Just a short distance from St Stephen’s Cathedral, the B&B has excellent tube connections and the rooms are cosy and clean. Hundreds of attractions such as the Hofburg, Spanish Riding School, the Albertina and the Danube Canal are just a short walk away, as well as the best shopping streets in Vienna. Breakfast is served in an elegant breakfast room adorned with antique chandeliers. It’s a good budget option if you want to stay centrally.
A 24-hour airport shuttle serves Das Reinisch, located in the Viennese suburb of Schwechat | Courtesy Das Reinisch
This suburban three-star bed and breakfast hotel is ideally placed for some downtime if you have an early or late flight to catch out of Vienna. It’s located in the Viennese suburb of Schwechat, and a 24-hour airport shuttle serves the bed and breakfast, while the centre of Vienna is just a short train ride away. Guests can use a nearby fitness centre on site, or rent bikes or play a round of golf at the nearby golf course. A buffet breakfast is available in the mornings at extra cost.