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“Clean, cheap, friendly..perfect!” 5 of 5 stars
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Pension Kraml
Brauergasse 5 | Wien, Vienna A-1060, Austria (Mariahilf)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 107 Vienna B&B and Inns
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Clean, cheap, friendly..perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011 via mobile

We just stayed there for a week. The pension hasn't the elevator. There is also free wi-fi connection but didn't reach the signal inside the room, but you can connect on the floor, stairs and the breakfast room. Breakfast is really complete and made up as a buffet, our room was really big and very very clean. The pension is also well placed, is under one of the main street so in 2 minutes by foot you able to catch a bus or the metro.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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44 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

Found Pension Kraml after an extensive search for accommodations in the budget category and it was a mixed experience despite its glowing reviews

It was most unfortunate that the doorbell broke down when we arrived and we were stuck outside with a German/Austrian family. Lucky we had the telephone number and Stephan came down swiftly to let us in. Kudos to him for taking swift action to get the bell fixed by that evening.

There is a small reception room on the 1st floor and after checking in, Stephan will show you to your rooms personally. No lifts though, so make sure you have the strength to lug your luggage up!

The rooms are clean and very spacious, although the decor feels like it was from the 1970s and a little drab, so I personally did not enjoy the room very much. The toilet is also very basic and. Another complaint was that there was wifi available only at the lounge so if you need to go online, you had to exit the building and going to the lounge - a little troublesome.

Location is also a mixed bag. Near Mariahilfer-strasse and mid-point between 2 subway lines so it is convenient in that sense, but not exactly near anything at the same time, especially if you have heavy luggage.

Breakfast is a very nice, cosy affair, also in a room out of the building, with a good continental spread. It's a great feeling when you enter the cheery room first thing in the morning.

In summary, service standards at Pension Kraml are good and the owners try to make your stay comfortable, but the room was less than appealing (for me at least). An option to consider if budget is a major consideration.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

The Pension Kraml is a delightful place for a family to stay. My husband and I stayed there with our son and another couple. We shared a family apartment which had two bedrooms and a bath. The beds were extremely comfortable and the rooms charming. The breakfast room was typically Austrian and the food delicious. It is one subway stop from the main station and then a bit of a walk but well worth it.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

After reading TA reviews we decided to stay at the Pension Kraml. My husband, daughter & I stayed in a family apartment. The cost of the room was an exceptional value in this expensive city. The rooms were quite large which we all enjoyed, particularly after a long day. My daughter liked the privacy of having her own room. The rooms are very clean, nicely decorated, the breakfast is substantial, and there is a separate room to catch up on email if you bring a laptop. We especially liked the location. Eventhough there isn't airconditioning, we opened the windows and enjoyed the fresh air at night. The room was never unbearably warm. The location is quiet and safe. Unlike US hotels, soaps & washcloths are not to be found in the Austrian hotels we used. So be sure to bring these items.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and were impressed by the pension in general. The proprieter was quite helpful and exuberant. We liked the room and the facilities were decent sized and clean. The U4 train station is only a few minutes walk away which gives access to schonbrun schlosse. It takes a good 15 minutes to walk right into the middle of town. There is a Spar supermarket close by also.
We were given recommendations for two local restaurants both of which were good value and excellent. There are also some bars in the area which are worth a visit, e.g., Eberts. We had a fabulous time in Vienna and this pension was an integral part of it.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2011

There's not many words needed to describe the Pension Kraml - familiar, warm, friendly, perfect service and an incredible breakfast buffet. A place to relax after a hard day in town and were you will feel immediately "at home".

I want to personally thank Stephan and his lovely staff for an incredible nice stay at their home. They will help you with anything you need and never lose their smile. I definitely will be back as soon as work allows it!

Furthermore, I want to praise Stephan's recommendation for the Restaurant Salzberg nearby: an exciting experience in an incredible atmoshpere with top range food!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2010

The Kraml family runs a tight operation and standard of service is high. The location is very convenient near Mariahilfestrasse where all the shops, restaurants and subway station are. One negative about this hotel which I don't mind was that it has no lift and we stayed on 3rd floor :). Nonetheless I highly recommend this hidden gem.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Brauergasse 5 | Wien, Vienna A-1060, Austria
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Location: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna > Mariahilf
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Vienna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our family-owned Hotel-Pension (our family does also live there) is located in a small and quiet by-road. Close to one of the most important business and shopping streets of Vienna (Mariahilferstrasse). Within short distance (15 minutes walk) from the railway station Vienna-West and the historical centre (Wiener Ringstrasse) with its monumental buildings and historical places.Next subway stops: U3/ZIEGLERGASSE (3 minutes walk) or U4/PILGRAMGASSE (5 minutes walk). ... more   less 
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