I've left my hostel days far, far behind and must admit I didn't like the sound of the word "hostel" but a group of us, on business, had our ensuite single rooms on the 5th floor - you needed a security card to access our corridor. The room was simple and clean - the sofa was a nice touch in a budget hotel. My advice is to take a travel kettle for your room though there are kitchen facilities near the lobby. It's in a fairly downmarket area - in fact, there is a "peep-show" next door with lurid images outside. Not once though did I feel unsafe, even when returning late - not sure I would have done that alone though. You'll be in the beautiful centre within minutes from the metro stop, one minute walk away. Most metro stations have at least two exits so take the right one - you can walk an extra ten minutes otherwise - important in the Vienna winter. Nothing is open on Sundays but the reception staff gave me a free thermos of milk for tea when we arrived. Though the breakfast room is clean and stylish, the breakfast itself is pretty basic; processed cheese, salami etc and a rather uninspiring bowl of canned fruit cocktail. Lots of fresh bread though. Buffet style so you can have as much (or as little!) as you want. Three supermarkets within a few minutes' walk (but they close at 7pm) - remember to take a carrier bag as they don't give them out - even if you offer to pay. The big plus is the reception staff - all very young (18-25) with a real "can-do" attitude - happy to do anything from booking opera tickets to helping you find something on the map. They booked my taxi to the airport and I was able to pay them instead of the driver, a relief if you've ever been charged more than the quote - you hand the driver the voucher and then have only the tip to pay. To sum up, it's not what I'd choose for a romantic break but if you want a clean, very reasonably priced 3 star, you could do a lot worse.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The MEININGER Hotel Vienna Central Station is situated in the heart of Vienna, directly by Hauptbahnhof station, Vienna's former South Station. The baroque palace Belvedere and the Karlsplatz are only round the corner. It's just a 10-minute train ride to the city centre. In addition to modern rooms, the hotel also offers free WiFi throughout the hotel, a bar and a gamesroom. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Meininger City Hostel And Hotel Vienna