Where to stay in Vienna

Want to know where to stay in Vienna and not too sure where to start? We created a comprehensive neighbourhood guide with pros and cons to help you pick the best accommodation for your needs. We will explore why certain areas are better than others and how they fit your requirements as a traveller. Whether you like to visit a new destination on a budget, are a luxury traveller or interested in food and culture, our where to stay in Vienna guide will tell you what to pick and why.

We visited Vienna in September to celebrate our one year anniversary. During our time spent in Vienna, we fell in love with the place and decided to move to this beautiful city. We spent months finding out where to stay in Vienna to ensure we are close to amenities, have fun travelling and fits our budget. So, here is how to pick where to stay in Vienna using this guide to the city’s key locations and districts.

Where to stay in Vienna for first-time visitors

Vienna is an incredible city, full of culture, restaurants and cafes where you can relax and admire one of the most gorgeous places in Europe. If your budget allows it, we recommend staying in the Innere Stadt during your first visit. You will be a stone-throw away from most attractions and you will have access to the metro for any trips you may want to take. While the Innere Stadt was designed with tourists in mind, that comes at a cost. Most hotels are lavishing and luxurious, parking spaces are limited and the prices are quite high. If you book in advance, you will find some reasonable discounts.

However, it’s worth noting that Vienna has excellent public transport which runs on time. Therefore, wherever you pick to stay in Vienna, you can always rely on the vast public transport network to take you to all the incredible attractions Vienna has to offer.

Innere Stadt (District 1)

For first time visitors, finding a hotel in Innere Stadt is a great choice. This is the very centre of Vienna with few residents but numerous historical sites. Back in the days, before 1850, Innere Stadt was the actual equivalent of the city of Vienna. Essentially, The Innere Stadt is the Old Town of Vienna, and this is where you are going to spend most of your time finding great things to do in Vienna.

Why stay in Innere Stadt

Being in the very city centre means you don’t have to commute or take public transport to see all the major attractions. The city centre is full of shops, museums and fantastic restaurants. You are literally right in the heart of the Austrian capital. Innere Stadt is the best place to stay in Vienna if the price tag is not an issue.

Albertina View Point Vienna

Why avoid Innere Stadt

Vienna is a fantastic destination but this usually comes with a price. This city is not cheap and it’s difficult to find budget accommodation in the whole of Vienna, let alone its very core. So if you are a budget traveller looking for cheaper options, the Innere Stadt might not be the place for you. Being in the middle of it all, also means it can get quite agitating sometimes. So pick your hotel carefully, or otherwise, you might not be able to get the rest you deserve during your holiday.

Where to stay in Innere Stadt

The Guesthouse Vienna
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

The Guest house Vienna is located in the heart of Vienna, just a 5-minute walk from Saint Stephen’s Cathedral and next to the Albertina Museum. It offers an individual atmosphere and amenities like free WiFi and a bakery on site.

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Das Opernring Hotel
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

Das Opernring Hotel is located opposite the world-famous Vienna State Opera, just off the ring road to the gate to the city of Vienna. Most major sights and shopping streets can be reached in a few minutes’ walk.Kärntnerstraße, the museum district, Shopping Street Mariahilfer, and Naschmarkt are all in the vicinity. The nearest underground station is just a few steps away.

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Aparthotel Adagio Vienna City
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

Located on Vienna’s famous Ringstraße boulevard, the Adagio Vienna City is a 10-minute walk from Saint Stephen’s Cathedral. It offers air-conditioned apartments with free WiFi access, as well as sauna facilities and a fitness center.All studios and apartments come with stylish furniture, modern pictures on the walls and air-conditioning. Each unit consists of a kitchenette with a fridge, heating plates, a dishwasher, a microwave and tea and coffee making facilities.

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Leopoldstadt (District 2)

During our first visit to Vienna, we actually stayed in Leopoldstadt. This is the island between the Danube and the Danube Canal. It’s a large residential area, home to Prater Park and the iconic Ferry Wheel featured in several movies. We picked this location because it was very quiet, with great access to the subway and fantastic connections to the rest of the city. The prices were much friendlier than in the city centre and overall it was well worth it.

Giant Ferris Wheel Vienna

Why stay in Leopoldstadt

Prices here sure play an important role and if you want a location which is quiet at night, with various supermarkets around, then this is the place for you. We were surprised by the number of restaurants and pubs within walking distance from our accommodation. However, to access the city and to enjoy Vienna, you do need to travel by subway. Overall, we very much loved the location and we will pick it again for our next stay in Vienna and for when we move to the city.

Why avoid Leopoldstadt

There aren’t many accommodation options unless you decide to rent a private apartment. There are a few hotels which cost less than right in the city centre, but overall you might struggle to find the perfect place. We were lucky, I’d say, but we didn’t visit during the season. Another downside is the distance. It will take you 15-20 minutes to walk and take the subway on a daily basis, to get to the city centre. If this doesn’t bother you, then Leopoldstadt is definitely a great place which we strongly recommend.

Where to stay in Leopoldstadt

Der Wilhelmshof
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

Behind the Wilhelmshof’s classic façade you will find a modern, family-run hotel with non-smoking rooms. They are all air-conditioned and feature free Wi-Fi and private bathrooms with underfloor heating.

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Hotel Stefanie
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

Over 400 years old, the elegant Hotel Stefanie is the oldest hotel in Vienna. It offers free WiFi access and a breakfast buffet. The Schwedenplatz Underground Station is 300 m away.All rooms have individually adjustable air conditioning, private bathrooms and Sky satellite TV. Some provide views of the courtyard garden.

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Austria Classic Hotel Wien
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

Austria Classic Hotel Wien is only 200 m away from an underground station with direct connections to the city centre. The hotel is entirely air-conditioned and offers free WiFi access.Located close to the Prater amusement park, Hotel Wien has been owned by the same family for 200 years. The modern and spacious rooms all have flat-screen TVs. Most face the quiet courtyard.

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Landstraße (District 3)

West of Innerstadt, Landstrasse is Vienna’s cultural district and home to Viennese artist Hundertwasser’s. Here you will find some of the most unusual creations: the KunstHaus Wien and the Hunderwasserhaus. It’s also here, in District 3 that you will find the gorgeous Belvedere and its beautiful gardens.

Fun Colourful Design House Kunsthaus Vienna

Why stay in Landstraße

This district is very close to the city centre and it has a high proportion of greenery. You will find plenty of things to do and it’s excellent for those interested in cultural activities and sightseeing. There are trams going to the city centre.

Why avoid Landstraße

We didn’t find great subway connections in this neighbourhood. Of course, you have other methods of transportation, just as good and efficient, but perhaps this is a con for our own personal preference. We very much like the idea of taking the subway and making use of its extensive network.

Where to stay in Landstraße

Ruby Sofie Hotel Vienna
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

Opened in spring 2014, the Ruby Sofie Hotel Vienna is housed in the historic Sofiensäle, a former concert hall just a 5-minute walk from the Landstraße-Wien Mitte metro hub and the famous Hundertwasserhaus. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.The stylish rooms at the Ruby Sofie Hotel are air-conditioned and feature hardwood floors, a 40-inch flat-screen TV, extra long beds, a laptop safe, and a bathroom. Guests receive a digital city guide and the hotel’s own music radio channel in each room.

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Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen Vienna
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

Located next to Belvedere Palace with its famous collection of paintings of Klimt and Schiele, the eco-labelled Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen Vienna features a 6-story atrium, a modern spa and fitness centre, garage parking, and free WiFi access.The Ringstraße Boulevard and the very centre of Vienna are just 2 tram stops or a 10-minute walk away. The Rennweg Train Station, offering direct connections to Vienna Airport, is only a 2-minute walk away.

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Hotel Spiess & Spiess
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

Just a 5-minute metro ride from the Stephansplatz square right in the heart of Vienna, Hotel Spiess & Spiess is located in a quiet backstreet. It offers elegant and allergy-free rooms and suites and a savory and premium quality breakfast buffet including mainly organic and regional specialties and products.

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Wieden (District 4)

Wieden is Vienna’s district 4 and it is located in the south of the centre. After WWII, Wieden was part of the Soviet sector for 10 years. This is a great district for anyone wishing to visit Vienna. It has great connections to the centre and plenty to do and see around. It’s also ideal for those interested in taking advantage of Vienna’s magnificent music scene, as Wieden is home to St. Charle’s Church which is known to host some incredible classical music concerts.

Classical Music Concert St Charles Church Vienna

Why stay in Wieden

Staying in Wieden means cheaper prices than right in the city centre but with great options and infrastructure around. It’s a cool area with Art Noveau townhouses and it’s home to Naschmarkt, a great market full of fresh produce. It’s actually excellent for breakfast options as well. We very much loved the vibe in this neighbourhood and enjoyed the cafes here.

Why avoid Wieden

It can get a little busy with the flea market and the food market, especially during the weekend. Although there are plenty of interesting restaurants, cafes and great attractions, you will need to commute to the very centre for the main things Vienna has to offer. However, given the prices and the key location, Wieden is a great place for travellers.

Where to stay in Wieden

Hotel Kaiserhof Wien
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

The traditional Hotel Kaiserhof Wien is located in a quiet side street of Vienna’s vibrant 4th district, only a 7-minute walk away from the State Opera, the Ringstraße Boulevard, and the Karlsplatz Underground Station (lines U1, U2, and U4). Free WiFi is available.All rooms at Kaiserhof Hotel Wien come with air conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV, a multimedia docking station, a mini-bar, a tea and coffee maker, and a bathroom with a hairdryer and a make-up mirror. Allergy-free rooms are available upon request.

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Hotel Erzherzog Rainer
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

Opened in 1913, this traditional Viennese hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the State Opera and the Karlsplatz Underground Station. It offers an Austrian restaurant and free WiFi.The individually furnished rooms at Hotel Erzherzog Rainer feature a flat-screen TV with free Sky channels, a mini-bar, and a bathroom with hairdryer.

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Drei Kronen Hotel Wien City
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

Built-in 1894 by the Art Nouveau architect Ignaz Drapala, this 3-star hotel offers a central location in the immediate vicinity of the Vienna State Opera, the Museum Quarter, and the Naschmarkt (open-air market). Free Wi-Fi is available.In the morning a rich Viennese breakfast buffet is served. An internet terminal is also available.

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Margareten (District 5)

Margareten is a heavily populated area with many workers and residential homes. Margareten is located in the Southwest of Vienna. This district is very close to the centre and has excellent connections. Best to avoid the Gürtel belt as it does not have the best reputation.

Square Vienna

Why stay in Margareten

If you position yourself as close as possible to the 1st district, then this is a great location for first-time travellers who seek to be in the heart of Vienna but don’t wish to pay premium prices. Just make sure to check the map properly and ensure you avoid Gürtel.

Why avoid Margareten

Gürtel which belongs to this district, unfortunately, has a bad reputation. You will find some dodgy individuals, prostitutes and various shady characters. It’s not a bad or unsafe place, it’s mainly not appealing, especially not to a tourist looking to explore the more beautiful sides of the city.

Where to stay Margareten

Falkensteiner Hotel Wien Margareten
Mid-range Hotel8.8

Opened in September 2013, the Falkensteiner Hotel Wien Margareten is just 100 m from the Margaretengürtel U-Bahn (subway) Station and 3 stops from the centre of Vienna. Designed by famous architect Matteo Thun, it includes free Wi-Fi, a sauna, and a steam bath.
The restaurant serves Viennese classics, Austrian cuisine, and Mediterranean dishes.

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Holiday Inn Vienna City
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

In a trendy area of Vienna but off the beaten tourist path and a quarter mile from the next metro stop, the family-run Holiday Inn Vienna City features a lush inner courtyard with dining area and a restaurant serving typical Austrian cuisine. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.Coffee, cocktails and snacks are available at the lounge bar and guests can enjoy a selection of local wines at the restaurant. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

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Pentahotel Vienna
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

Located in Vienna’s 5th district, Pentahotel Vienna offers a trendy café bar, free WiFi, a sauna and fitness room, and stylish rooms designed by Italian architect Matteo Thun. The Pilgramgasse Metro Station, providing access to the State Opera and Naschmarkt, is a 5-minute walk away.The soundproof rooms at Pentahotel Vienna are decorated in warm colours and feature a flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station. A bottle of mineral water per stay is provided free of charge. The private bathrooms have a rainfall shower.

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Mariahilf (District 6)

District 6 is super heavily populated with over 30,000 residents over an area less than 1.5 square km. It is near the city centre which makes it very desirable. It has Vienna’s most important and popular shopping street, Mariahilfer Straße. Same as district 4, it touches the Gürtel belt, so make sure you try and avoid the area.

Vienna From Above

Why stay in Mariahilf

Mariahilf is fantastic for those interested in shopping! There are plenty of restaurants around and also this district is very well connected with the very city centre.

Why avoid Mariahilf

The hotels in the area are not much cheaper than the ones located right in the city centre. Apart from shopping, you will still have to commute to the main attractions in Vienna.

Where to stay in Mariahilf

Boutiquehotel Das Tyrol
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

Combining exclusive design with modern Viennese art, this 4-star boutique hotel is located right on the Mariahilfer Straße shopping street and directly opposite the Museum Quarter. A sauna and steam bath can be used free of charge. Free WiFi is available.Decorated with original works by contemporary artists, Hotel Das Tyrol’s rooms feature interior design elements created by well-known Viennese designers such as Wittmann, Backhausen and Thonet.

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Mercure Hotel Raphael Wien
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

Re-opening in June 2016 after extensive renovations, the Mercure Hotel Raphael Wien is located directly opposite the Raimund Theater and just 450 m from the Westbahnhof Train Station and the Mariahilfer Straße shopping street. Many shops and restaurants are close by.

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Oliver Apartments
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

Oliver Apartments provides accommodations located in Vienna’s 6th district. Free WiFi is available for free throughout the property. The Mariahilfer Shopping Street can be accessed 901 m away. The Gumpendorfer Straße Metro Stop (line U6) is 271 m away.The modernly furnished apartments feature a kitchenette with a dishwasher and microwave are also offered, as well as a kettle, a desk, and a flat-screen TV.

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Neubau (District 7)

Neubau is one of the most sought-after districts in Vienna. It’s a magnet for students, creatives and intellectuals and is home to the Museum Quartier where you will find various museums and art galleries as well as laid-back cafes.

Coffee and Cake Vienna Lunch

Why stay in Neubau

If you like art and want to mingle with the locals this is the place for you. You will find plenty to do and it’s always lovely to be located in a place full of like-minded individuals.

Why avoid Neubau

The downside of upcoming hipster neighbourhoods are the prices. Being so popular and cool, prices are quite high, and despite being a honeypot for students, you will find that it’s not that suitable for a budget traveller.

Where to stay in Neubau

Schreiners Essen und Wohnen
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

In a quiet location in Vienna’s trendy district of Neubau, Schreiners Essen und Wohnen is a 5-minute walk from the Burggasse-Stadthalle Underground Station (line U6). It features a classic Viennese restaurant, a private garden, and free WiFi access.The spacious rooms come with a balcony or terrace overlooking the garden, a king-size bed, a flat-screen cable TV, a seating area, wooden furniture and floors, and a bathroom. A coffee maker, an electric kettle, and a mini-bar are provided.

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Hotel Schani Salon
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

Hotel Schani Salon is a small 4-star hotel right on Mariahilfer Straße, Vienna’s biggest and liveliest shopping street. The Ringstraße boulevard is a 10-minute walk away.Many of Vienna’s historical and cultural sights, such as St. Stephen’s Church, the Museum Quarter and the Hofburg Imperial Palace, are within walking distance of the hotel.

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NH Collection Wien Zentrum
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

Renovated in 2015 and located directly on Mariahilfer Straße, Vienna’s biggest shopping street, NH Collection Wien Zentrum offers spacious, air-conditioned units with free WiFi. The Zieglergasse Underground Station (line U3) is right next to the hotel.The spacious and modern rooms are between 30 and 164 ft² in size. The large bathrooms come with a rain shower. Some rooms feature cooking facilities and many offer views of the pedestrian street or the park.

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Josefstadt (District 8)

Located north of the centre, Josefstadt is yet another great district in Vienna. Josefstadt has a mixture of student and locals and there is a cool vibe to the district. There is something really Viennese about the place, as it is lined with all sort of classy and hipster cafes, theatres and markets.

Time Travel Vienna Streets

Why stay in Josefstadt

If you want to experience Vienna like a local, this is definitely a great place to start. You will still need to commute to the centre, but if you just want a laid back experience in the cultural city of Vienna, this district will make you feel at home.

Why avoid Josefstadt

It’s quite difficult to find any faults with this district apart from some of its prices. It’s the smallest district in Vienna, and in my opinion, one of the loveliest and most authentic.

Where to stay in Josefstadt

Fleming’s Selection Hotel Wien
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

The Fleming’s Selection Hotel Wien-City enjoys a very convenient location in Vienna, just behind Vienna’s Town Hall and only a 5-minute walk from the Ringstraße Boulevard. The Fleming’s offers a modern spa area, free WiFi and luxurious rooms with free-standing showers.Located in the elegant Josefstadt district, the Fleming’s Selection Hotel Wien-City is 400 m from the Burgtheater and 250 m from the Rathaus Metro Station (line U2). Heldenplatz is a 10-minute walk away.

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Hotel Rathaus – Wein & Design
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

Hotel Rathaus – Wein & Design is located in Vienna’s 8th district and has an extensive wine list with over 450 top Austrian wines. Each room is dedicated to a specific Austrian winemaker and offers some of his best-selling wines in the mini-bar. Free WiFi is available.

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Hotel Alpha Wien
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

The air-conditioned Hotel Alpha Wien is in Vienna’s elegant Josefstadt district with its numerous historic buildings and Town Hall, and just under a quarter of a kilometre from the Rathaus Underground Station (line U2). It provides free Wi-Fi and features non-smoking rooms with satellite TV and a minibar.

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Alsergrund (District 9)

District 9 is associated with many notable names of Viennese art and science. Many departments of the university are located in Alsergrund, as well as several government-built houses. In this district, you will find the Sigmund Freud Museum.

Vienna Coffee Cream

Why stay in Alsergrund

Being so close to the city centre, there are so many reasons why you should stay in District 9. There are great links to the very core the centre and in general, you will find a quiet spot, but also a cultural neighbourhood with shops, restaurants and great bars.

Where to stay in Alsergrund

The Harmonie Vienna
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

The family-run Hotel Harmonie Vienna is 500 m from the Servitenviertel, a charming residential area in Vienna’s 9th district, housing a lounge with a bar and library, a fitness room, a 24-hour mini shop and offering free WiFi. The city centre can be reached within a 5-minute tram ride or a 10-minute walk. Entirely re-designed in June 2013 in a dance theme, the rooms at this boutique hotel are fitted with a mini-bar, tea and coffee facilities, a large work desk, laptop-size safe and up to 42“ large flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

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Hotel & Palais Strudlhof
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

In an elegant Neo-classicist building in Vienna’s ninth district, Hotel & Palais Strudlhof is surrounded by a 21528 ft² park. This 4-star hotel has free Wi-Fi access.The air-conditioned rooms were renovated in the summer of 2012 and feature a flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar, a safe, and a bathroom with a bathtub and shower. The breakfast buffet includes fresh juices and homemade yoghurt.

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Hotel Regina
Mid-range Hotel 8.8

Family-run for over a century, this historic 4-star hotel next to the Votive Churchand a small park is just steps from the Ringstraße boulevard and the University of Vienna. Entirely non-smoking, Hotel Regina offers free Wi-Fi and has a restaurant.

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Favoriten (District 10)

This is what locals would probably call a rough district and is characterised by its cheaper housing options. It’s a multicultural district and it is known for its working class. You might find a bit shady at night in certain areas and as a visitor in Vienna, you will definitely have better options than District 10. Although it’s affordable, and a great place for budget travellers who might want to stay in Vienna for a while, I would probably find better options on where to stay in Vienna.

Simmering (District 11)

Another interesting multicultural place is Simmering. This is a bit interesting as I purposely avoided it during my stay in Vienna. I asked one of my friends who has lived in Vienna for over a decade and she told us to kindly NOT visit. She said it’s dodgy, shady and nothing good comes of it. On the other hand, I read on so many other forums that people think this is perfectly safe and nice. As I can’t guide you for sure, I’d say always be on the safe side, and better skip it. I mean, who doesn’t want to be in District 7 with all the cool kids, right?

Beautiful Vienna Austria

Meidling (District 12)

Meidling is a normal district with nothing that truly stands out. It’s full of character and it’s mainly known for its working class but since it doesn’t really have that many great attractions, it’s difficult to justify going here as a first time tourist. Living here, however, it’s a great suburb with good connections.

Hietzing (District 13)

Where do I begin? I loved Hietzing as it contains large areas of the Vienna Woods, along with Schönbrunn Palace. Who doesn’t like the outdoors as well as the glorious Schönbrunn Palace? Ok, this is a relatively rich neighbourhood with beautiful villas. You will find many shops and restaurants for everyone’s liking but you might also be surprised to see quite a few gourmet options for the rich.

Why stay in Hietzing

Because it’s right next to the woods, and you can find some excellent peace and quiet. You will be surrounded by the upper class and you might enjoy an exquisite cup of coffee. You will see an excellent side of Vienna.

Why avoid Hietzing

Well, you have the woods and Schönbrunn Palace. But that’s kinda it. I mean you will need to take the subway and commute to the city centre to actually enjoy what Vienna has to offer. This is great for a recreational time off in the city, but definitely not the place for any traveller interested in experiencing cultural Vienna.

Hike Vienna

Penzing (District 14)

This one is a tricky district. It’s great for outdoors enthusiasts but not for… Vienna enthusiasts. What do I mean by this? Well if you want time away from the city, close to the forest and trail opportunities, then this is the place for your needs. It’s quiet, relaxing and frankly quite incredible. However, it’s far the city centre and there is nothing here to do…apart from walking and hiking. You won’t find any attractions Vienna is known for and you don’t have that many foods and coffee options. So essentially, this is your out of the city vacation, whilst inside the city. I would say no to it for a first-time traveller looking for options on where to stay in Vienna.

Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus (District 15)

This is an unfordable upcoming district with plenty of multicultural markets. There are several cafes and restaurants in the area but in order to actually enjoy Vienna, you will have to commute to the centre. However, there are great transport links which will take you right to the city centre.

Ottakring (District 16)

District 16 is a little far from the city centre, so you will need to rely on public transportation. The area is relatively charming with various markets and a diverse population. Prices used to be relatively affordable here due to the large Turkish and Balkan residents, but in recent times, young families and hipsters alike have been moving here which have been bringing the prices back up. It’s a multicultural district with plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes. It has a unique feel to it and you will find lots of fresh fruits and vegetables here.

If you don’t mind commuting to the centre, I would definitely consider this district for your visit to Vienna.

Vienna City Above View

Districts 17 – 23

Well since you are here to visit Vienna, I would say that it would make sense to avoid these districts. No, not because there is a problem, but they are on the outskirts and you surely want something which is more accessible with plenty of transport links to the centre. These are great places for families with kids who wish to get a house and live in Vienna, but not visit. And just so you know, just because you want to rent something on the outskirts, it doesn’t always mean you will pay less. Some of these districts are actually very expensive.

Where to stay in Vienna

Although we picked District 2 the first time we stayed in Vienna, we would very likely go for district 6 this time. We would love something a little more upbeat and a little bit more hipster. We would love to know which district did you pick and why? Please let us know in the comments section below.

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3 responses to “Where to stay in Vienna”

  1. Irina Avatar

    Hey Cory,

    This is exactly what I was looking for 🙂 Super comprehensive article!

    I was also looking to find out, in terms of safety, which area would be the most recommended ? I have visited cities where the city center is the least pleasant area, and also cities where the center is the most sought-after area. How is Vienna from this point of view ?

    1. Cory Avatar

      Hi Irina,

      We honestly thought Vienna was very safe. We didn’t feel weird at any point. We actually really liked it. Of course, use common sense always…keep your belongings close, especially during the busy season. The city centre was very safe, just perhaps a little expensive that’s all.

  2. Quico Avatar

    Thank you!!! I needed this. After reading and thinking, I decided to stay in District 2 because of Ferry Wheel and other things you said. I hope there’s also one comprehensive review of Budapest…

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