Where to stay in Vienna in 2024: Best hotels and map

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If you’re deciding where to stay in Vienna, you have plenty of options. Large hotel chains, smaller boutique hotels or guesthouses with an authentic atmosphere. Choosing accommodation in Vienna can be quite a challenge.

To make your decision easier, we’ve created a detailed guide to the best hotels and accommodation in Vienna.

Here are our recommendations for where to stay in Vienna. We’ll also add tips on why you should choose the area or accommodation and how to get to sights and attractions in Vienna.

In our guide to Vienna you’ll find useful information on transport, parking, prices and what to see in Vienna (including entrance fees and opening times).

Where to stay in Vienna – the best neighbourhoods

Vienna is known for its beautiful neighbourhoods, which offer a variety of attractions and sights. Vienna’s most popular districts include Innere Stadt, Josefstadt, Neubau, Mariahilf and Leopoldstadt.

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The Innere Stadt is a lively district representing the historic centre of the city, where you will find some of Vienna’s most famous landmarks, such as the Vienna State Opera and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. It is full of historic buildings, beautiful parks, shopping centres and cobbled streets.

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Main street Graben in Innere Stadt

Josefstadt – accommodation in Vienna with an authentic atmosphere

If you’re looking for a livelier atmosphere, stay in Josefstadt – this district is home to some of the best bars, cafés and clubs in the city. In addition, it has excellent public transport links.

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Josefstadt extends behind the Rathaus

Josefstadt is a great choice for those looking for an authentic and local experience. The area is close to the city centre and offers a range of accommodation options from hotels and hostels to apartments and guesthouses.


The Neubau district is known for its hipster vibe – it’s full of trendy shops and restaurants, as well as art galleries and museums. According to many, this is the best neighbourhood to stay in Vienna. It is well connected to the city centre and other attractions in Vienna.


Mariahilf is a great choice for those looking for a more residential environment when visiting Vienna. This district offers convenient accommodation options such as hotels, apartments and guesthouses, all located close to the city centre.

Mariahilf is also easily accessible by public transport, as it is flanked on both sides by metro lines U3 and U4. It is also home to the Haus des Meeres and the Naschmarkt market, where you can shop for local produce and eat delicious food.

Naschmarkt market in the Mariahilf district

Leopoldstadt – the best district to stay in Vienna

Leopoldstadt is one of the best neighbourhoods to stay in Vienna. It is bordered by the Danube Canal and flanked on one side by the historic centre of Vienna and on the other side by Donaupark with the Danube Tower.

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Danube Tower near the Leopoldstadt district

You’ll find restaurants, bars, shops (Lidl, Hofer) and a range of things to do, including the huge Prater Park with its amusement park and the Giant Wheel in Vienna. To the north is the large Augarten Park.

Thanks to its perfect facilities, Leopoldstadt has a wide range of accommodation and is also a good neighbourhood for families with children.

Favoriten – cheap accommodation in Vienna

Favoriten is a large district in the south of Vienna. It is adjacent to the main train station, making it ideal for those arriving in Vienna by train. There are a number of P+R car parks and cheap parking options in the vicinity. Favoriten is also a good choice for those looking for cheap accommodation in Vienna.

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Belvedere Palace is located on the edge of the Favoriten district

Best accommodation and hotels in Vienna

1. Hotel Melia – the best hotels in Vienna

Hotel Melia is a luxury hotel in the tallest skyscraper in Dunai City, where you can enjoy fantastic views from the rooms and rooftop terrace. The rooms/apartments are modern with French windows.

The hotel is a short walk from the Danube waterfront, where there is a small beach, restaurants and a promenade. Donaupark with the Danube Tower is also nearby.

The hotel has a restaurant and a bar. There is a bakery on the corner from the hotel and a Hofer supermarket behind it. The metro stop is just a 3-minute walk away – the U1 line takes you to the Prater or the historic centre in 10 minutes. The hotel is easily accessible from the motorway, yet it is quiet.

2. Prizeotel – accommodation near Hauptbahnhof

Prizeotel is one of the most popular hotels in the mid-price range. On the plus side, its location – just a few minutes from the main train station in Favoriten – means it has excellent connections to the airport and for those arriving in Vienna by train.

The accommodation itself is modern, fun and practical. If you are driving your own car, the hotel offers private parking for a fee.

Belvedere Palace is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. A short walk from the hotel, you can take the underground at Keplerplatz station for a 10-minute ride to the city centre, or you can take the metro to the city centre. even closer is the tram and bus stop. The centre is less than half an hour’s walk away. There are several supermarkets nearby, including Hofer and Billa.

3. Austria Trend Parkhotel – accommodation near Schönbrunn Palace

The 4-star Austria Trend Parkhotel is one of the best hotels near Schönbrunn Palace. It is literally just a few steps to the castle, the zoo and the Technical Museum.

The Hietzing Underground Station is just around the corner from the hotel, and the historic centre can be reached in 20 minutes.

The surroundings are quiet and you will have views of the park from the rooms and the terrace. The hotel is decorated in a modern and traditional Austrian style. There is also a restaurant and a bar.

4. Superbude Wien Prater – the best accommodation in Vienna

Hotel Superbude Wien Prater is a design hotel with great value for money. The hotel is located in the Leopoldstadt district, one of the most popular districts to stay in Vienna.

The street where the hotel is located is quiet, but at the same time provides excellent connections to the city centre – just a 2-minute walk to the nearest metro station. Billa Supermarket is nearby and there are many restaurants serving local and international cuisine in the area.

The Prater Amusement Park is a few minutes’ walk away, while the Kunst Haus and the Hundertwasserhaus Museum are about 15 minutes’ walk away.

5. Lenas Donau Hotel – cheap accommodation in Vienna

Lenas Donau Hotel is a cheap, simply furnished hotel on the Danube, but offers everything you need for a relaxing stay.

Opposite the hotel, you can shop at Billa or visit one of the restaurants in the area. Tram and bus stops are located next to the hotel, and the metro station is a few minutes’ walk away.

The hotel is ideal for those planning to visit the centre of Vienna, the Prater Park or the Donaupark with the Danube Tower (which is only a 10-minute walk away). If you are planning to visit Schönbrunn Palace or the Schönbrunn Zoo, I would recommend choosing a different accommodation, as the Lenas Donau Hotel is located on the other side of Vienna.

6. Bassena hotel – great value for money

Bassena Hotel is located on the corner from Superbude Wien Prater in the Leopoldstadt district with Prater Park at its heart. There is a metro station, supermarket and plenty of restaurants nearby.

The Bassena Hotel itself is stylish and the quality of service fully corresponds to four stars. Rooms are clean, modern and spacious, including private bathrooms.

The hotel has a bar, café and bistro serving a lunch menu and evening tapas.

7. Hotel Brauhof – the best accommodation in Vienna

Hotel Brauhof is a popular hotel on Mariahilfer Strasse, which runs through the entire Mariahilf district. The hotel is strategically located for sightseeing in Vienna.

A tram stops in front of the hotel and takes you to Schönbrunn Palace or Schönbrunn Zoo in a few minutes. A tram runs from here to Belvedere Palace. The metro stop is a 7-minute walk away and takes you to the historic centre in no time.

The hotel is cosy and comfortable. Like previous hotels, it offers private parking for a fee (well priced compared to other hotels) and a restaurant with an outdoor garden.

8. The Social Hub

The Social Hub in the Leopoldstadt district can be imagined as a creative and fun space where individuals, couples and families with children can enjoy a great stay. And it’s fine for a longer stay, because there are also several rooms with kitchenettes.

The hotel has all the facilities – fitness centre, garden, shared facilities, bar, restaurant, evening program, playground and more.

Hofer Supermarket is around the corner and the tram stops right outside the hotel. The Praterstern metro or commuter train stop is a few minutes’ walk away. So is the Prater amusement park or the Augarten park.

9. La Perla Vintage-Apartments – Apartments in Vienna

If you are looking for a private accommodation with all the facilities, La Perla Vintage-Apartments is a great choice. It is located in the Reindorf district, which is well connected to Schönbrunn Palace (15 minutes on foot) and the historic centre (15 minutes by metro).

Meidling Hauptstrasse Underground Station is about 7 minutes from the apartments, and a bus stop is just around the corner.

The apartments are modern, airy and spacious with a private kitchenette and are located in a quiet neighbourhood. There is a choice of smaller apartments for couples and larger apartments for families. The Billa shop is 2 minutes from the apartments, as are several restaurants in the area.

If you are travelling by car, very cheap private parking is included.

Accommodation in Vienna on the map

HOW TO USE THIS MAP: Above you will find a detailed map of where to stay in Vienna. Click at the top left of the map to see separate layers with highlighted locations. You can hide and show the different layers or click on the icons on the map to see the names of the places I mention in my guide to accommodation in Vienna. If you want to save the map, star it. For a larger version, click on the icon in the upper right corner.

Tip: Looking to save money when visiting Vienna? With a tourist card Vienna City Card you get free transport and discounts to more than 200 places in Vienna. I wrote a detailed article about the card so you can get an idea of whether the card is worthwhile for you.

The other option is the Vienna Pass, which includes free entry to most places in Vienna for 1, 2, 3 or 6 days. An alternative is the Vienna Flexi Pass, where you choose the number of attractions you want to visit. More about the Vienna Pass and Vienna Flexi Pass in the previous article.

These were our tips for choosing accommodation in Vienna. Do you have a question? We’ll be happy to answer it in the comments below. Have a safe journey!

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