Where to Stay in Vienna

Where to Stay in Vienna

Vienna isn't the cheapest of cities, but if you look for accommodation in advance you can find great prices for city centre rooms. Discover where's best to stay in the Austrian capital.

As a large city, there are many different districts to choose from when planning your stay in Vienna. In fact, the city is split into 23 numbered "Bezirke", or neighbourhoods - as a rule, the lower the number, the closer it is to the city centre.

The best thing to do is decide what your priorities are during your visit - whether it's budget, proximity to tourist attractions, or having loads of great restaurants and bars nearby.

Best areas to stay

Innere Stadt (Bezirke 1)

The historic heart of the city centre, if you stay in this district you'll be within walking distance of the majority of Vienna's museums, the Cathedral and the Hofburg, and very well-connected to the rest of the city, country and Europe by public transport. Accommodation here will be the most expensive in the city:

  • Hotels: usually between €100 and €250 per night.
  • Apartments: between €70 and €150 per night on average.

Landstrasse (Bezirke 3) 

A central neighbourhood that is easily accessible by metro, tram and bus from the main transport hubs, Landstrasse is home to tourist attractions such as the Belvedere Palaces and the Hundertwasserhaus. Stay here if you want to be near the city centre without paying the highest prices:

  • Hotels: usually between €50 and €150 per night.
  • Apartments: between €50 and €150 per night on average.

Neubau (Bezirke 7)

A hip area full of art galleries and Third Wave coffee shops, Neubau is a great place to stay for those looking to explore indie Vienna. The neighbourhood also backs on to the Museumsquartier, making it an ideal location for families who want to make the most of the child-friendly museums that the city has to offer.

  • Hotels: usually between €50 and €150 per night.
  • Apartments: between €50 and €120 per night on average.
  • Hostels: starting from €20 per night.

Wieden (Bezirke 4)

With a campus of the University of Vienna located here and plenty of hipster cafes, bars and boutiques, Wieden is full of creative energy. The district also borders the Naschmarkt and the Mariahilf area, perfect for shopping and experiencing daily life in the Austrian capital. Prices vary across a wide range but economical options are available:

  • Hotels: usually between €50 and €200 per night.
  • Apartments: between €60 and €160 per night on average.
  • Hostels: starting from €15 per night.
  • Hietzing (Bezirke 13)

Home to the former residences of the aristocracy as well as the iconic Schonbrunn Palace, Hietzing is a quiet neighbourhood that's great for families or anyone looking for a peaceful escape outside of the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Even so, it's only a short metro ride from the central Karlsplatz stop and average prices are lower than the city centre:

  • Hotels: usually between €50 and €100 per night.
  • Apartments: between €30 and €110 per night on average.