We booked a triple room in the hotel through Budgetplaces.com for a very reasonable price. Arriving at the hotel was not difficult as it is only about a 5 minute walk away from the Herminengasse exit of the Schottenring u-bahn/metro station.
The room did not actually match its description - the description of the room at the point of booking was that it comprises single beds. The actual room was identical to a quadruple room I had previously stayed in in Meininger Amsterdam - two single beds joined together with a double-decker bunk bed. We did not mind this difference, and everything else was good. The room was spacious, with ensuite toilet facilities - the shower and toilet were separated which was good. There was a television, table and chair, and towels were provided. The shower was good - hot water was readily available and water pressure was excellent. Everything was very clean. We did not have breakfast at the hotel, but it looked like it was the standard buffet spread.
The only slight downside is the WiFi - the hotel, as with other Meininger branches, uses a username and password system which you can get from the hotel reception. But it apparently gets overloaded very quickly according to the reception, so trying to connect to the WiFi is really a matter of luck and it may take many many repeated attempts before you establish a successful connection. This can be frustrating if you need the internet urgently. However, once connected, the internet worked fine.
The location of the hotel is good - near the metro station, and there are some restaurants and bakeries nearby from which you can get a meal or breakfast. It is walkable to most attractions but note that the walk may be more than 30-40 minutes.
I would recommend this hotel as the rooms and location were excellent for its 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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