Finding decent accommodation in Vienna in a busy time like August can be an expensive affair and as a young couple with a slightly restrained budget we found it a difficult to find a hotel which was not very far from the centre and was in our budget. We finally chose Meininger Hotel Downtown Sissi and we were not let down at all. We did not find it easily but that is because we got off at the wrong metro station. The nearest metro station to the hotel is Schoetterling and the hotel is just a two minute walk from there. It is well connected by metro and tram and not too far from the centre of the city (about 5-10mins by tram or train). Everyone at the reception was extremely polite and helpful and cheerfully greeted us each time we walked in and out. The room was basic- sparse though clean and comfortable, not too small and had a well-equipped bathroom which was on the smaller side. The only problem we had was that the windows would not open more than an inch and it was extremely stuffy in the room (this is a problem that one may face only in the peak summer). Nevertheless, we wouldn’t have been able to sleep well if we were not dead tired from all the travelling.
There is no wifi in the room unless you pay for it (I don’t remember the price but it wasn’t cheap). However, there is free wifi available in the lobby. Also, breakfast is not included in the price. You have to pay 5.95 euros for it. We opted not to eat in the hotel. There are many cafes nearby and it works out cheaper. Moreover, we got a chance to sleep in a bit and not rush to make it to breakfast in time. Also, the hotel has a well-equipped vending machine so you can grab a beer or snack whenever you want at a fairly reasonable price.
I’d recommend the hotel to anyone who is looking for decent accommodation at a decent price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi has its own unique allure and is a must for all Empress Sissi fans. Amusing little details radiate contemporary Viennese charm. The hotel is situated in the second district, and the city centre is within walking distance. The colourful Karmeliter market with cafes and restaurants is just around the corner. With its guest kitchen, lounge, bar, gaming area and free WiFi, our Sissi hotel offers much more than just low-cost accommodation. ... more less
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