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Where To Stay In Vienna

What area of Vienna do recommend a first time visitor with only two nights to stay in, and why?

Thanks in advance for your advice!

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Andrea,

I stayed at Pension Suzanne in September and would definitely recommend it. It's not only very comfortable, but also in a great location only a one minute or so walk from the Opera, and within easy walking distance on the pedestrian Kartner Strasse to St. Stephen's Cathedral and other sights including the Hofburg Palace. There's also a Metro stop nearby, and the Hop On/Hop Off Bus tours depart from just in front of the Opera. There's a Vapiano restaurant just across the street, which I quite enjoyed (cook-to-order Italian food).

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4637 posts

Pension Nossek. Big room, high ceiling, very good breakfast, reasonable price. It's on Graben in pedestrian area in the very center of Vienna. Almost everything what you want to see in walking distance.

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6570 posts

I always stay at K&T Boardinghouse, 50' from entrance to the Neubaugasse metro station and around the corner from Mariahilfer Strasse. It's 1 stop or about 3 minutes outside "The Ring," and within walking distance of the Westbanhof train station.

The rooms are huge, incredibly clean and very reasonably priced.
http://ktboardinghouse.at/index.php/en/

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8288 posts

I would like to stay at no more than €100 per night for a double with bath. Less would be better. :-)

Thanks for the suggestions so far. I will look those up.

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191 posts

Motel One is a nice budget chain. In Vienna, I stayed at their Wien-Westbahnhof location. It was very convenient at the station with a quick subway ride into the ring.

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2033 posts

Andrea, we also highly recommend Pension Nossek, in fact It's definitely worth a splurge! I see that doubles beginning in April 2016 will be E136 or E68 for a shower and WC down the hall. We stayed there in 2002 and 2013. Atmosphere, location, comfort and a good breakfast are important to me and that's what Nossek has.

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8288 posts

Thank you all for your recommendations. I submitted a reservation request to Pension Nossek.

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5686 posts

Seconding the K&T -- we stayed in their original place (up 89 steps!) but the current one is more accessible and Tina is a charming host. Lots of bakeries and coffee places nearby. No breakfast, but should fit your budget.

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I've never stayed at Pension Suzanne. Certainly it has its advantages. One obvious advantage is its location off of Kärntner Straße, very close to the Staatsoper and across the street Karlsplatz with it underground passage, and perpendicular to Cafe Sacher as you exit the Pension, also very near the Albertina. You can cover all this and more on foot from Pension Suzanne.

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8288 posts

Pension Suzanne's website indicated the dates I need in late May are unavailable.

I'm seriously looking at K&T. I'll see what I hear from the other place first.

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I was impressed with Pension Wild, which is just outside the Ring to the west, close to the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Rathaus. It's good value, comfortable and has good breakfasts. Downsides are that the lifts stop halfway between the floors, so you still have to walk up or down some stairs, that the cheapest rooms have shared bathrooms and/or toilets, and that the narrowness of the street means that rooms on the lower floors don't get any direct sunlight.

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Andrea,

I would stay within the Ringstrasse which gives you access to St Stevens and Graben and close to the Museums Quarter and Hofburg. as well as Ricks favorite Coffee House,Cafe Hawelka,I might come to the December meeting,we left Paris a week before all hell broke loose,Vienna deserves a minimum of five days,we were there in October for our fourth visit.We stayed in the Museums Quarter this year at the K&K Maria Therisia and two years ago at K&K Palais in the first 1010 near Graben.
Mike.

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I like the Wombats hostels a lot. It's not in this youth hostel style, there are showers in each room and they also have smaller rooms and the locations are just really perfect, next to Mariahilfer Straße and one directly next to the Naschmarkt

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Thanks for your suggestions everyone. I've made a reservation at K&T Boardinghouse. We only have two nights, but we will try to cram in as much as we can during that time.