Like most capitals in the world, Vienna can get a bit pricey. If you don’t want to stay in a hostel or break the bank on a five-star hotel, these are the cheap hotels in Vienna that will give you the most bang for your buck. Book your stay now with Culture Trip.
Once home to some of the most famous composers in the world, including Mozart, Schubert and Haydn, Vienna still has a reputation for glamour and tradition. But, that doesn’t mean that a stay in the capital of classical music needs to be expensive, as the city has a great range of hotels to suit every budget. So, save your pennies for an extra glass of Viennese wine because, whether you feel like waking up with a view of the Schönbrunn or sleeping near Belvedere Palace, Culture Trip has the right hotel for you.
Hotel Viktoria will have you feeling like royalty, without requiring a regal budget. The rooms are lined with red carpets and decorated with chandeliers and dark-wood furniture, giving them an imperial Viennese look, while the bathrooms are sleek and modern. And, you’ll find the famous Schönbrunn Palace only a 5-minute walk from the front door. Though the hotel is located in a quiet neighbourhood, the next subway station is right around the corner, so you’ll still be able to get into town quickly. For a small extra fee, the hotel serves a continental breakfast and coffee in the mornings. The location, spacious rooms and friendly employees make this place great for families.
Each room at the Hotel Resonanz is decorated uniquely with funky artwork and quirky wallpaper, meaning this hotel will give you style and individuality without the cost of an expensive boutique hotel. An impressive breakfast spread with fresh fruit and vegetables, cakes, cheese, sandwich meats and freshly baked bread is included with your stay. The hotel is located in Leopoldstadt, on an island right in the middle of Vienna. This area, surrounded by the Danube, is the historic Jewish quarter. It’s well connected to the city, which is only a 15-minute subway ride away, yet still in a quiet area, so you get a good night’s sleep. If you’re visiting in the summer, make sure to ask the front desk for a fan on hot nights, as there’s no air conditioning.
As you’ll have guessed from the name, the Art Hotel Vienna is centred around all things artistic. The entire outside façade of the building is covered in an impressive mural, and it’s decorated inside with various artworks as well. Each room features a unique piece of art, and some rooms even have their own balcony or direct access to the courtyard. The hotel also offers a number of different cultural events, including wine tastings and art expositions. The in-house gallery is rented by various artists – call in advance if you want to know whose work is being showcased during your stay. The breakfast buffet offers something for everyone: fresh fruit, fried eggs, muesli or bread with ham and cheese. This hotel is only a 30-minute subway ride into the city and in a safe residential area, making it great for families.
The Hotel Liechtenstein building is hard to miss, with its pink façade and typical Viennese architecture. This hotel oozes typical vintage Viennese style, with wood panelling and burgundy-coloured walls giving it a classical Austrian feel. The hotel’s apartments feature bedrooms and kitchenettes that are spread over two floors, providing a good amount of space and flexibility for families. Each room is also hooked up with cable TV and internet. Located in the vibrant Karmeliter District, restaurants and contemporary art galleries are right on your doorstep here.
The Altbau (old building) style of this hotel, distinguished by its tall ceilings and hardwood flooring, is typical of Viennese apartments built before World War II. The large windows provide plenty of natural lighting, and it’s only a short walk away from the famous shopping street of Mariahilferstraße – it doesn’t get much more central than this. The MuseumsQuartier is just a 10-minute walk away, while the Parliament, the Hofburg and the vibrant Mariahilf and Neubau Districts are all within walking distance. The light, bright rooms are set up with seating areas and comfortable beds; some rooms have shared bathrooms. The hotel is pet- and family-friendly and even has a spa and wellness centre that offers massages and has a Jacuzzi. Start the day with breakfast at the cafe downstairs, which serves cakes, fresh bread and other essentials like muesli and fresh fruits.
A more modern option than many of the other hotels in Vienna, though still not overly pricey, the Best Western Plus Amedia is located right next to the famous Belvedere Palace. The brightly decorated and spacious rooms have the option of extra pull-out beds, an ideal feature for young families. The hotel can also organise a babysitter for the little ones. If you feel like staying in for a relaxing day, there is a spa with a steam room, a sauna and massages. The hotel serves an array of fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods, as well as cheese and ham for breakfast in a modern and sleek breakfast room. The staff are multilingual and speak anything from English or German to Spanish or Korean. For guests with disabilities, this hotel also offers rooms that are wheelchair-accessible and have walk-in showers.
This concept hotel intertwines the style of Vienna in the ’50s with a modern aesthetic. “Digital, fair and local” is how the hotel describes the experience it offers, and the entire booking and check-in process are completed via an app, so you don’t have to worry about arriving before the front desk closes. Koncept Hotel Liebelei uses only sustainably produced toilet paper and organic soap in its modern and spacious bathrooms. The rooms are painted a dark grey with splashes of colour, giving them a clean-cut look. The hotel has teamed up with local restaurant Hollerei to offer Viennese, Asian and vegan breakfasts every morning. It’s only a short walk to Schönbrunn Palace, so you’ll be well connected to the classic sights.
Looking for a hotel that doesn’t cost the Earth? Check into Boutiquehotel Stadthalle, the first city hotel in Vienna with a zero energy balance, meaning it produces just as much energy each year as it consumes. The hotel’s green credentials don’t just look good on paper, either: there’s a lush courtyard planted with flowers and herbs, and a dreamy lavender roof that attracts bees – try some of the local honey at breakfast. If you arrive at the hotel, a short walk from the Wiener Stadthalle arena, by bike or train, you’ll also be rewarded with a 10% Green Bonus discount on the price of your room.
Explore the cool canalside beach bars, kosher food scene and green spaces in Leopoldstad from this comfortable downtown hotel. There are single, double and family rooms or super-affordable six-bed dorms – all with Scandi-chic timber finishes and whimsical details, such as illustrated tiles in the bathroom, photographic murals and playful designer furniture. There’s a kitchen, where guests can cook their own meals, a lounge for socialising and even a GameZone with a pool table and foosball. There are also special rates for long stays of more than 30 days.
Affordable accommodation doesn’t necessarily mean lacking in personality. This sustainable art hotel, just a 4-minute walk from Wien Praterstern station, is packed with colourful art by local creatives. There are 21 premium rooms facing the gARTen, 28 deluxe ARTelier rooms featuring large mixed-media prints by Andreas Reimann and 26 classic rooms – each dedicated to a different Viennese celebrity. Looking for something special? Book one of the three SuiteART rooms, which boast evocative abstract artwork by artist Ty Waltinger painted directly onto the walls and ceiling.
The history and culture of Vienna are literally built into this hotel in the 2nd District. Each floor is dedicated to a different aspect of the city – from its cuisine and famous residents to its elegant urban architecture and cityscapes. The comfortable rooms, which range in size from 25sqm (270sqft) to 52sqm (560sqft), feature themed photographs, taken by the hotel’s photographer, alongside fascinating tales about Vienna and quotes from some of its most notable personalities. This celebration of the city’s culture continues in the breakfast salon, where you’ll find a selection of delicacies from local producers, including bread and pastries, organic honey and a floral Viennese Gemischter Satz wine jelly.