Let me start by saying that we really didn't want to stay here once we saw it but neither Appartments in der Josefstadt nor Expedia would refund our stay, despite being unable to give us the room (in terms of #of beds) that we reseved. The aparment complex is not well maintained. A dirty lobby with peeling paint welcomes you. The apartment we had was relatively roomy with a newer kitchen but not very clean. The SILVERFISH INFESTATION in the bathroom was particulary off-putting.
We did not meet any tourists in the building although all the units were full. No doubt there are some as many people have offered reviews. We did meet several refugee claimants (one of whom was also annoyed with his lack of reserved room) and a longer-term resident.
The internet connection was not working for the first few days of our stay and although the manager assured us it was our problem, the receptionist had to admit that she had been unable to connect for several days also, when we asked her to help us book something. She was very pleasant.
Our unit faced Kochgasse and was very noisy, even at night. It was warm while we were there and we left the windows open. Consequently we could hear the taxi drivers just outside chatting and listening to music half the night, along with the bus and traffic noise. A fan would have been nice to circulate the warm air.
Many of the reviews comment on the good location, especially with proximity to transit but the transit system in Vienna is excellent, I think you would have a hard time finding something that was NOT convenient to transit.
In the end we were very unhappy with our $100 phone bill which consisted of THREE LOCAL calls and checked out early, despite being unable to recoup our unused nights.
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