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MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi
Ranked #99 of 361 Hotels in Vienna
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Hyderabad, India
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“Great Budget Hotel!”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

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.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Meininger H, Reception at MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Hello Aditi_k88,

thank you very much for your review.

We are very happy that you have enjoyed your stay at MEININGER Hotel Wien Sissi.

The WIFI in the whole building is for free.

Do you know about our other MEININGER Hotels in Amsterdam, Brüssels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Munich and Salzburg?

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

First of all there are three in Vienna so make sure your going to right one. We got upgraded to a 4 bedroom dorm for our 2 night stay which was nice but as there were 3 of us its like being in a hotel(ps i know its a hotel but you know what it mean) an part of going to a hostel is to meet people so I would give it a miss if you want to meet other traveler types. I would recomend it if you want to wind down because it is very relaxed but be warned they charge for everything. The facitities are good, and hostel is central.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Meininger H, Reception at MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Hello Ralph W,

thank you very much for your review.

We are very happy that you have enjoyed your stay at MEININGER Hotel Wien Sissi.

Do you know about our other MEININGER Hotels in Amsterdam, Brüssels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Munich and Salzburg?

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2012

It is a hotel/hostel for the youth, so there were many young people among guests. At the time we stayed there, the next building was under construction so it was rather noisy starting from 7 a.m. It wasn't a problem for us for we got us early and went to a walk. The hotel is close to UBahn station but didn't use it and it took us 15-20 minutes at a walking pace to get to the centre. The room was rather small for 4 persons and not homely at all. The furnishing is modern, functional. The room is clean and quite ok for 2 nights. But if we would come to Vien again, I wouldn't stay there..

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Meininger H, Reception at MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Hello Natalia F,

thank you very much for your review.

We are very happy that you have enjoyed your stay at MEININGER Hotel Wien Sissi.

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Everything was decent. The room was clean and modern. The room was on the street side and sometimes it could get noisy. Only one of the two windows could be opened which was weird. Wifi is only available for free in the lobby. You have to pay to get it in your room. There is nobody chilling at the bar and if you are looking for a place to meet people, I suggest you find a real hostel. The staff was okay and there was often only one person to take care of the hotel. It was very useful to have access to a washing machine and a dryer, however what nobody tells you is that you have to pay 5 euros to use them. Also, the hotel is very close to the Tarborstr. Ubahn station. Overall, a good experience. I would go back, since on Vienna standards, this hotel is not very expensive.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Meininger H, Reception at MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Hello,

thank you very much for your review.

We are very happy that you have enjoyed your stay at MEININGER Hotel Wien Sissi.

Our WIFI ist for free now in the whole building.

Do you know about our other MEININGER Hotels in Amsterdam, Brüssels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Munich and Salzburg?

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2012

This was one of the hotels we stayed at in Austria. Everything was quite decent. Helpful staff at the reception, clean rooms ... Rates were OK. Not cheap but it was on the edge of a medium-comfy budget trip. Its close (5 mins walk) to Taborstrasse UBahn giving good access to the Innere Stadt. We had a nice room on the 5th Floor. The room was quite good apart from some of the furnishing and decor which was not distasteful... but drew words such as weird and a bit creepy. Not very intrusive to the experience though ...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Meininger H, Reception at MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Hello Effem83,

thank you very much for your review.

We are very happy that you have enjoyed your stay at MEININGER Hotel Wien Sissi.

Do you know about our other MEININGER Hotels in Amsterdam, Brüssels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Munich and Salzburg?

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Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Major building work at back of the building no aircon and windows didnt open in room the handles had been taken off one to make sure you couldnt open it the other one had a note to say it could only be opened a little at the top No one at desk when we arrived or left. Waited 10-15 mins each time. Rude checkin girl who obviously doesn't like her job. Request for a corkscrew met disdain. Go somewhere else. I will.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Meininger H, Reception at MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Hello mosi_10,

thank you very much for your review.

We are very happy that you have enjoyed your stay at MEININGER Hotel Wien Sissi.

Do you know about our other MEININGER Hotels in Amsterdam, Brüssels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Munich and Salzburg?

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Property: MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi
Address: Schiffamtsgasse 15, Vienna 1020, Austria
Location: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna > Leopoldstadt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #99 of 361 Hotels in Vienna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi 3*
Number of rooms: 131
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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