Terrific Places to stay in Vienna for all the budgets

Choosing where to stay is a daunting task and yet fulfilling when the places stand up to your expectations. This was the case with me, I stayed in Aparthotel Adagio, a part of the Accor group. The hotel turned out to be perfect as I expected, more on that below. If you’re planning to visit Vienna for 2 days or more, you’ll need a great place to crash in this beautiful city. I’ve collaborated with seasoned bloggers about their preferred choice of the best places to stay in Vienna

Hang on with me when I take you through my recommendation about the best place to stay in Vienna, Austria.

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Terrific Places to stay in Vienna – For all suitable budgets

Aparthotel Adagio Vienna City

Aparthotel Adagio is based on the theme of home away from home and it completely justifies the theme. Spacious room size with a huge wardrobe and space for iron rod and stand made my stay comfortable. The in-room mini kitchen facility stood out for me. The kitchen was equipped with all the amenities I could ask for, a microwave, induction stove, pans, and all the basic cutlery. So, the hotel definitely pans out to be one of the best places to stay in Vienna. 


A four-star hotel in the prime location of Innere Stadt district with the connectivity of trams and subway. If you plan to book the hotel, take a high-floor room – that is if not afraid of heights – as the view from there is just mesmerizing. If you like to walk in the city, then you can walk to Saint Stephen’s Cathedral in no more than 15 minutes. The Belvedere Palace can be reached in under 20 minutes by subway and tram.

Price150$ -180$ per night.

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Le Meridien Vienna

I loved my stay at Le Meridien and I recommend it as one of the best places to stay in Vienna. I have stayed at other Le Meridien properties, and as an SPG Gold member, I always look for Starwood properties when travelling. With a prepaid rate, I paid less than $150 USD per night for a spacious room in this five-star luxury hotel. My room was extremely comfortable, with all the amenities I needed for a working vacation. The on-site Champagne Bar is incredibly popular, and the breakfast looked pretty delicious as well. I was too busy sampling Sacher Torte and schnitzel to try the gym and swimming pool, but they are available for the more conscientious traveller.

Le-Meridien (wecompress.com)

With only a short time to explore Vienna, I can’t think of a better location. Le Meridien is right on Opernring, less than five minutes walk from the Vienna Opera House. Some of Vienna’s best attractions, including Naschmarkt, Museumsquartier, Mariahilfer Strasse and Hofburg Palace, are all within ten minute walk of the hotel. Best of all, as a solo female traveller, I felt incredibly safe walking around this neighbourhood, even at night. I did not hesitate to pop out for a late-night kabob or just stroll the streets at night taking in the Viennese culture.

Price230$ – 280$ per night.

Book the hotel and also read reviews of the guests who stayed here – Booking.com

– By Leigh Wilson of Campfires & Concierges.

The Ruby Sofie Hotel

Our favourite place to stay in Vienna is the Ruby Sofie Hotel Vienna. It’s conveniently located near the Landstraße subway, right as you get off the CAT. So after a long flight, it’s so convenient to have a place that’s a stone’s throw from the station. Also, perfect when you need to rush back to the airport to catch that flight out! Another perk is that it’s so close to everything you want to visit, whether it’s Vienna’s famous landmarks or the business district if you’re here for work. It’s in a very safe location, even walking around at night, we never felt like we were in any danger.

Ruby Sophie Hotel bar Vienna Austria (wecompress.com)

The Ruby Hotels chain prides itself on what they call ‘lean luxury’. Focusing on the important things travellers look for and doing away with anything superficial. The rooms are perfectly sized with a bed and sink in the main room, and the bathroom and shower tucked away neatly. In each room, they also include a speaker to play your music, and a piece of vintage furniture, making it feel even cooler.

Our favourite feature was that the room came with a complimentary smartphone, with data so you can roam the city freely, without worrying about getting lost. It’s also a great way to keep in touch with friends if you don’t have data in the country.

The stay at the Ruby Sofie Hotel also includes a delicious breakfast in the main lounge. The buffet features locally-sourced and organic ingredients, and it was the perfect way to start our days. The main lounge is also where you can grab a drink for happy hour, something that they host daily. And you can even catch some live music shows on specific days.

Other fun amenities include a sun deck for the summer months, a meditation room with yoga mats, and complimentary coffee and tea. They also have a fun vending machine on each floor, in case you need some late-night munchies!

Overall, we adored our stay at Ruby Sofie Hotel Vienna. The hotel has everything you need to have an amazing time in the city making it one of the best places to stay in Vienna. 

Price150$ – 200$ per night.

Book the hotel and also read reviews of the guests who stayed here – Booking.com

– By Carine & Derek of We Did it our Way.

Hotel Kaiserhof

When it comes to choosing a hotel for your stay in Vienna, I recommend the 4.5* Hotel Kaiserhof. From the minute I set foot inside the hotel on my first visit to Vienna, I felt at home thanks to the friendly, welcoming staff and the homely atmosphere.

Hotel Kaiserhof Vienna

The Kaiserhof is located on Frankenberggasse, a quiet street just a ten-minute walk from the Vienna State Opera and the Old Town. There are public transport options nearby for those who’d rather not walk to the city centre and a number of restaurants in the area.

Housed in an elegant late-19th-century building, the hotel’s rooms are well equipped with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee makers.  With comfortable beds and luxurious bathroom facilities, the Kaiserhof is the ideal home away from home.

Included in the nightly rate is a full buffet breakfast and when I say full, I mean ‘the works’! The breakfast offering was one of the best I have experienced in Europe.

Other facilities at the hotel include a bar and sunroom, exercise room and sauna but, for me, the caring nature and genuine interest shown to guests by the staff is what sets the Kaiserhof apart. If luxury is your ring, then Kaiserhof is truly one of the best places to stay in Vienna. 

Price180$ – 200$ per night.

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– By Carolyn of Holidays to Europe.

Ibis Wien Hauptbahnhof

This hotel is a great “affordable luxury” option in Vienna because it’s modern, comfortable & conveniently located. The Ibis Hotel Wien Hauptbahnhof has all the modern amenities you’ll need while travelling. That includes high-speed Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, soundproof rooms, blackout curtains, and even a desk! The hotel was built in 2017…so it’s practically brand new. It will impress those who appreciate contemporary design features. Also, the beds were so comfortable!

Another great feature of this hotel is the location. It’s located right off of the Vienna Central Station in the trendy Wieden neighbourhood. Wieden is popular among university students because it is home to Vienna’s University of Technology. At the Ibis Hotel Wien Hauptbahnhof, you’ll only be a 10 minutes walk from Belvedere Palace and a 20-minute walk from the beautiful Karlskirche church. While the hotel is clean, modern and well-located, I was most impressed with how helpful and courteous the staff was. I remember that they went out of their way to help us navigate public transportation. BONUS: Check-out is at 12:00 PM but they also offer reasonably priced late checkout options!

IBIS is always my preferred choice to stay anywhere. So I recommend choosing IBIS as one of the best places to stay in Vienna. 

Price100$ per night.

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– By Valentina Djordjevic of Valentia Destinations.

Hotel Beethoven

Hotel Beethoven is a trendy, luxury hotel perfectly located within walking distance of many of the top attractions. Whether you are a female travelling solo or a family visiting Vienna with kids, safety is a top priority, and Hotel Beethoven’s location on a quiet, safe street will set your mind at ease during your stay. The hotel is bright and colourful and offers complimentary amenities that will make you feel like a valued guest.

Vienna hotel

The breakfast, which is included in your stay is plentiful and delicious. There is a bar downstairs where you can purchase alcoholic drinks and mingle with other travellers. They also offer a complimentary coffee bar 24 hours a day. In the rooms, they even include a full-size Vienna chocolate bar as a welcoming gift. The rooms are beautifully decorated and spacious. Ours even had a separate shower and a large soaker tub in the bathroom. But the best thing about Hotel Beethoven is its location. It’s just a three-minute walk to the popular Naschmarkt where you can grab a meal or buy fresh fruit to snack on while you are sightseeing. The Vienna Opera House is located just across the street, about a 5-minute walk from the hotel. You’ll find a metro station located there, as well, which is an ideal way to get around the city quickly and efficiently. This is especially beneficial if you are only in Vienna for a day or two. Hotel Beethoven is one of the best places to stay in Vienna.

Price200$ per night.

Book the hotel and also read reviews of the guests who stayed here – Booking.com

– By Melissa Smuzynski of Parenthood and Passports

25hours Hotel MuseumQuartier

The 25hours Hotel MuseumQuartier is a chain hotel that has several locations throughout Europe. When you first enter the property, you’ll soon realize that they really pay attention to every minute detail in their furnishing and decor. The one in Vienna features vibrant colours alongside unique vintage furniture (The eclectic theme runs throughout all corners of the property including the lifts!) There will never be any dull moment while at the hotel, I promise!

25hours (wecompress.com)

Located at Volkstheater Station in Vienna where you can find a plethora of transport options a short walk away. Especially for solo travellers where public transport will help bring the costs down, the ability to get to almost anywhere from the hotel was a plus. Furthermore, the property, though in a quieter area of Vienna, is not too dodgy and you’ll take bright wide pedestrian paths alongside the road to get there.

Sometimes when travelling alone gets a little too mundane, your moods would instantly brighten up when you enter the room filled with colourful murals designed by Berlin-based illustrator Olaf Hayek. When the night gets lonely, you could also head up to the rooftop bar. The atmosphere at the rooftop bar was great and you’ll get to enjoy an amazing night view of the city of Vienna. Since it is located within the property itself, you don’t have to worry about drinking a little more than usual; you can easily head back to your rooms even till it’s past late. That certainly helps to manage safety concerns for solo female travellers when staying way past bedtime and having to hail cabs that hopefully drive you safely back to your accommodation. 

Facilities at the 25hours hotel include a gym as well as a sauna in the basement. Entrance is complimentary for all guests and you can even collect towels for your use at the gym. Even if you don’t need the gym or sauna, head down to take a look at the beautiful area and perhaps grab a cup of tea before you head back to your room. In the morning, the buffet-style breakfast at The Foodmakers is also of top-notch quality (an additional 16 euros is chargeable for breakfast). Choose from a wide selection of bread, cheese, cereals, and savoury food like sausages and bacon. There is even an entire honeycomb for guests’ consumption.

All in all, even though the hotel may be a little pricier than most boutique hotels, its location away from the hustle and bustle of Vienna alongside the variety of fun and quirky elements in its décor would be a great fit for solo travellers who still want to pamper themselves! 25hours Hotel MuseumQuartier is one of the best places to stay in Vienna.   

Price150$ – 200$ per night.

Book the hotel and also read reviews of the guests who stayed here – Booking.com

– By Michelle of The Munching Traveller.

Hostel Ruthensteiner

Vienna is one of the best European cities to live in and we wanted to experience the same during our stay. So, we opted to stay in a hostel instead of a hotel, just to be able to meet more like-minded travellers and locals alike to get a taste of the local living. It was indeed a great idea! We stayed at Hostel Ruthensteiner, which was just a couple of minutes’ walking distance from the Westbahnoff Station. Westbahnoff is in the Mariahilf district, and other than being a bustling locality due to the railway station, it is also a great area to stay while exploring the city. It’s a central area in Vienna, making all key tourist attractions extremely accessible. The vicinity has great eateries, popular food chains, supermarkets, and street food options.

The hostel is a spacious and cosy and beautiful place set up with a fun vibe and maximum amenities for young travellers. There are rooms for 4, 8, and 10 with shared bathrooms. Board games, a keyboard, a kitchen, outdoor seating, books, etc. along with a range of beers and snacks and a plush breakfast spread are available at the property. The hostel also runs volunteer programs for travellers which make the experience memorable. Volunteers get to cook meals for the guests, thus, promoting the local culture of where they hail from. There are many other activities and sightseeing options available along with great tips at the reception. In summer and peak seasons, many in-house community activities are conducted here. Finding the perfect accommodation is one of the key ingredients to having a great holiday. After all, it’s always great to come back to a happy place after a long day of exploring.  This is exactly why Hostel Ruthensteiner in Vienna is one of the best places to stay in Vienna while exploring the city! 

Price25$ per night.

Book the hostel and also read reviews of the guests who stayed here – Booking.com

– By Parampara of Awara Diaries.

Hotel Grand Ferdinand

The Hotel Grand Ferdinand is a boutique hotel right on the famous Ring Road, about a five-minute walk from the opera house.  Although it is a relatively new hotel, it is designed in a grand traditional style and the rooms are comfortable and elegant.  There is a schnitzel restaurant on the ground floor where you can see the meals being prepared in their open kitchen and you can even take a class in preparing schnitzel or strudel.  However, the highlight is the Grande Etage on the top floor. 

There is a small pool right on the roof’s edge, an outdoor bar and restaurant area with incredible views over the rooftops of Vienna, and an indoor bar and restaurant with large windows giving more views. You might not regret choosing Grand Ferdinand as the best place to stay in Vienna. 

Breakfast is served in this restaurant as well – a wonderful way to start the day.  The Grande Etage floor is only open to guests and members, so it is a special treat to spend some time over a gourmet meal and/ or a glass of wine (or soda) enjoying the views. 

Price300$ – 500$, depending on the peak season.

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– By James of Travel Collecting.

Airbnb/ Home-stays

There is always the option to stay in Airbnb or homestays when we can’t find an appropriate hotel or hostel. I have stayed in an Airbnb a couple of times, and I loved it every time. I love the feeling of staying in a home in a new destination, the freedom too. The homes on Airbnb are usually in the city and suitable for a family or a group of friends. The plus point is that the cost-effectiveness of the homes can vary from budget to luxury. Next time when you travel to Vienna, try an Airbnb.

Price50$ – 500$, depending on the style & amenities of the home.

So, these are my recommendations about the best places to stay in Vienna for a few days or more.


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  1. Great list! Thanks for sharing this! Incredibly detailed. So helpful

  2. valentinasdestinations says:

    Great list! I love all these affordable luxury options.

  3. We always stay in apartments, because of our family gluten-free diet, but if I can pick two hotels just for me and my spouse (without children 😀 ) it will be:

    Hotel Sacher with it’s roof apartment, IMHO the best place to stay in Vienna and Grand Ferdinand Vienna Hotel, again with roof apartment.

    These are IMHO the most iconic hotels in Vienna and are worth the money 🙂


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