Vienna is a popular destination for culture-vultures, romantic couples and families alike, with plenty of great-value accommodation available from the centre of town out into the leafy hills above the city. It’s best to visit the city over the summer months (June – August) to catch the best weather, but you can go for a Christmas break in December to catch some (possible!) snow and see the Christmas lights too.
Whether you’re on a city break and looking for cheap hotels Vienna, or you’re travelling with friends and are after a backpackers’ hostel in Vienna, you can enjoy the city on a budget to suit your needs. See the guide below to find budget hotels in Vienna as well as recommendations for great hostels.
Hotel Papageno is a smart and friendly three-star hotel, 15 minutes’ walk from Vienna Opera House in the city centre. Rooms have high-speed internet access, and if you get a room on the top floors, you’ll also have really lovely panoramic views of the inner city and Vienna Woods in the distance.
Found in the heart of Vienna, Pension Lehrerhaus is within short walking distance of plenty of the city’s tourist attractions. Main shopping street Maria Hilfer Strasse is just a stroll away, and Vienna’s town hall and Ringstrasse are also close by. Rooms are available as en suite, or with shared bathrooms according to your budget.
A unique urban/rural-feeling hotel in Austria, Hotel Schild sits in the beautiful and dramatic Vienna Woods, but is only a 20-minute bus ride away from the city centre. As well as a café where you can sample a typical Viennes Melange and tuck in to buffet breakfasts, there’s also a fantastic Mediterranean indoor and outdoor spa (indoor spa is free to use). There are 28 rooms, some with their own private terraces – great for drinking in the calm of the surroundings.
Hotel Park Villa
A private, family-run hotel in Vienna in a traditional Art Nouveau building, Hotel Park Villa offers plenty of cultural charm. En suite rooms have free Wi-FI, satellite TVs, mini-bars, telephones and adjoining balconies (in many). You can take buffet breakfasts, coffees or afternoon tea in the salon or hotel garden. The hotel is in a calm neighbourhood a 12-minute bus ride from the centre of Vienna city.
Offering cheaper shared dorm rooms, Hostel Hütteldorf is great-value hostel accommodation a 15-minute underground ride from the centre of town. Great for budget travellers, the hostel offers free buffet breakfasts and free internet access, and is round the corner from popular Vienna club U4.