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Hotel Pension Museum
Ranked #231 of 361 Hotels in Vienna
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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“Great location”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

This small and cozy hotel provides probably the best location in the city for exploring historical Vienna (the old city inside the walls) on foot, as well as government buildings, the Volkstheater, the Museumsquartier cultural area, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Natural History. Ideal for those who dislike noise. Better bring a map of the area with you on your arrival, as Museumstraße is a small road and it may be difficult to trace it, especially in the evening hours. You should also contact the hotel in case of arrival outside reception hours, so that they open the outside door of the building (opens with a code). Nice breakfast!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

The pension is conveniently located right next to an underground station, the Museum Quarter and Kunsthistorisches Museum. The historical center is quite a walk away though (about 15 minutes to Stephansdom), but you can always take the undergound back if tired. The pension takes up two floors in one entrance of a large historical building, most other space seems to be taken up by offices. An adjacent building sharing an inner court with the one the hotel is in is under heavy and noisy reconstruction right now, so make sure you don't get a court-facing room until the works are finished. We didn't have any noise-related problems in our street corner-facing room #34. The construction equipment parked in the street also makes the hotel sign invisible from a passing car, so don't look for it from the taxi, just make sure you're brought to the right street address. The hotel entrance is next door to the left to the movie theater, no need to go into the courtyard.
We asked for and were given the room 34 - probably the best room in the hotel. It is quite high up (Viennese 3rd floor is Russian 5th), boasts great views from its both windows and was very quiet - even occasional police and ambulance sirens in the street sounded subdued enough not to interfere with the night's sleep. The room is huge (the largest we have ever had anywhere in decades of traveling) and even with a lot of furniture (relatively new, Oriental style, seems like all rooms are firnished in different styles) it seemed a bit empty because of its sheer size and simple white-washed walls. According to the evacuation plan in the room other rooms are not much smaller. The bed (real double, not two singles put together) was unusually high and very hard, but turned out to be very comfortable to sleep. The en-suite bathroom (carved out of the room space making it funny shape) was not huge but quite comfortable. Because of the building being old and not completely taken over by the hotel, they have to use waste pumps to evacuate waste from en-suite bathrooms, so be careful not to throw anything but toilet paper to the toilet bowl. The pump-based system also leads to the water very slowly draining from the shower, but it does drain eventually, no floods.
It was a little bit too cold to our taste in the room when we arrived, but upping the thermostats on the radiators just a bit did the trick to make it absolutely comfortable.
Very fast and reliable Wi-Fi in the room. The breakfasts were very good, but no hot dishes.

Room Tip: Choose a room in the range of 31-34, 34 is the best.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Manila
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

I arrived in this hostel past 8 p.m. and was welcomed by the owner for check in. I received such warm attention from the hotel staff throughout my stay. I was likewise upgraded the following night. Room 34 on the 3rd floor has one huge window with a view of the Volkstheater, the other side a huge glass door leading to a balcony. As with other accommodations in Vienna, there is no airconditioning but opening the windows let the cool air in. Heater was available but as it was summer I had no need to use it.

The hotel is very clean, the beds comfortable, lights are soft. Telephone is available, as were other toiletries in the bath. There was a slight problem with the drain which I had been warned of. I suppose they are remedying it. The door lock is quite rustic - would have been preferable if it were card entry but the lock was a bolt. Good enough I suppose.

Breakfast is very good. There is a good variety of bread, cheese and cold cuts plus cereals and fruits - milk and yogurt. Coffee is nespresso with a lot of variety and as much variety of teas.

You will be given a key which opens the front door so you can come in whatever time at night. If you stay at the 3rd floor, you would need to knock to get into the 1st floor where the breakfast room is. I also liked that the TV even had CNN and BBC as well as many other channels.

Best part of the hotel is its location. It is behind Volkstheater so it is also walking distance to the Rathaus, Burg Theater, Museums Quartier, Mariatheresiplatz, the Hofbug, Volksgarten. The U-Bahn is just outside the door! Also very near are the tram stops. I walked back at night from the Inner Stadt with no problem at all.

Very fast wi-fi is also free.

This hotel is very much recommended - quiet enough but near enough to the best sights of Vienna.

Room Tip: Room 34 has great views and is huge!
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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louisville
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Reviewed 27 June 2011

too hot, too many stairs, elevator slow, very nice helpful staff. good location.

Room Tip: spend more money somewhere else
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Istra, Russia
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 June 2011

We stayed in Hotel Pension Museum for fore nights.
Very big nice room full of light.
Good location – many places of interest can be reached by walking.
Central location and yet quiet.
The stuff is friendly and pleasant.
Nice continental breakfast.
Small problem with water drainer in the shower.
Recommended to families.
About 10 steps to go up by foot in order to reach elevator after entering to the building.
The entrance is a little bit shabby and can be misleading. Do not worry: the hotel floors are all renovated and very clean.

Room Tip: Ask for 3rd floor for better view
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 4 March 2011

Great location - just behind the Volkstheatre, 3 minutes walk to the U2/U3 metro station and 5 minutes to Parking. Very spacious rooms (we took 2 double rooms + extra bed for 5 persons). Really nothing to complain about. If find faults, buffet breakfast wasn't very diverse, but I doubt if one could expect more from a 3 star hotel. :-)

Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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Zürich
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Reviewed 13 February 2011

This hotel has everything, first of all the perfect location for Vienna and its theaters and museums. All rooms are large with high ceilings and splendid beds with hard matrasses, good views from the third floor rooms, just everything was close to perfect. Breakfast was good, although completly self-service. The owner and his employees were extremly friendly and helpful. This is clearly the place we will return to next time we are in Vienna, with the children or without.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Pension Museum
Address: Museumstrasse 3, Vienna 1070, Austria
Region: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna > Neubau , Spittelberg
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#91 Business Hotel in Vienna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Pension Museum 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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