My short stay in this hotel was fine, but I’m not sure I would recommend it to a tourist, simply because of the somewhat crummy location. The 11th district of Vienna is a drab, working class suburb; it’s not seedy or dangerous, but there’s simply nothing of interest to the visitor. There are a few shops catering to a low budget crowd, a couple of (somewhat grungy) eateries, and the rest is all railway tracks and council estates – Brixton this ain't. The area is completely dead at night – again, not dangerous, but there’s simply no reason to walk around.
On the positive side, the hotel is right next to the tube station, and with Vienna’s excellent public transport, you are in the centre of town in fifteen minutes. The hotel is also very accessible to Wien Mitte station, where you get the fast train to and from the airport – this is the main reason I ended up staying there. So it is definitely a doable alternative to the generally overpriced hotels in the 1st district. Just don’t plan on doing anything in the neighbourhood; you would be staying near in town all the time, eat dinner around there, and only come back to the hotel to sleep. There is a bar on the ground floor of the hotel, but it is hardly a happening place, and there really isn't much reason to go there.
The hotel itself is fine. The rooms are done in a hip, upbeat way; the fittings can be on the cheap side, but nobody promised you a rose garden. The rates are reasonable so you get what you pay for. The wifi is free and is excellent, and the breakfast buffet is pretty good for this price range. All in all I have no real complaints – I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to stay there again, but if all the alternatives were too expensive (as was the case this time), I wouldn’t hesitate either.
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May 1, 2013
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thank you very much for your review to our hotel. Our location is very well because the underground is near by.
Have a good time.
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