Looking for a hostel in Vienna? Look no further, all the good deals in Vienna are on Dorms.com. Like thousands of other people every month, book your hostel securely at the best price in all neighbourhoods of Vienna. On this site, you can easily find a hostel downtown, in a trendy neighbourhood; a hostel in the student- university district, close to bus or train stations, airports or major attractions of Vienna.
What’s that outside your dorm window? Chances are it’s a palace. It can feel like there's one on every street of Vienna. Once the cultural centre of Europe under the Habsburgs, Austria's capital boasts an embarrassment of architectural riches, with recent centuries seeing the addition of everything from art nouveau classics to elegant coffee houses. Backpackers love it for its walkable centre, its undercurrents of experimental art and electronic music, and – of course – its great range of cheap hostels. While there isn’t quite a youth hostel on every street, there are still loads to choose from. Choose a city-centre hostel to explore the famous Innere Stadt, anchored by towering St Stephen’s Cathedral; or a downtown hostel to enjoy the elegant Leopoldstadt, bordered by the Danube and Danube Canal. It remains one of Europe's most vibrant cities, celebrating its cultural past while embracing a cutting-edge present; a potent mix for any curious hosteller.
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Vienna International airport has good links to the rest of Austria and many European cities. A direct train connection to the central Wien-Mitte station will whisk you to the city centre hostels in just 16 minutes. There are also regular bus services operated by Vienna AirportLines and Eurolines.
There are two main international stations in Vienna: Westbanhof, for northern and western Europe, as well as other parts of Austria, and Südbanhof for Italy, southern Austria and Eastern Europe.
Buses are constantly on the move in and out of Vienna, from all round Austria and the rest of Europe. Backpackers arriving by bus will alight at Vienna International Busterminal (VIB), 10 minutes from the city centre. It is beside Erdberg underground station (U3 line).
Vienna has an extensive and efficient public transport system including trams, buses and underground lines. Tickets (€2.20 for a single, valid on any vehicle) can be bought at any underground station, as well as at tobacconists or on board (for an extra 10 cents). Tickets have to be validated, either in the machines outside stations, or on the bus or tram.
Language: German, but English is widely spoken.
Timezone: CET (GMT+1)
Dialing codes: +43 for Austria, 1 for Vienna
Post Office: Fleischmarkt 19, +43 810 010100
Hospital: Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, 1090 Wien +43 1 404000
Tourist information: Albertinaplatz/Maysedergasse, 1010 Wien, +43 1 24555
Typical opening hours: 9am to 7pm
Emergency numbers: Dial 122 for fire services, 133 for police and 144 for ambulance services.
The A&O Wien Hauptbahnhof is located just 100 meters from the new central station where parts of the operation run since the summer of 2012 and will be fully operational in 2015. With this perfect connection the historic city centre with its numerous sights can be reached by foot in just a few minutes. The central location of the hostel and hotel is ideal for those arriving by car or train.
The A&O Wien is located just 900 meters or one underground station from the Westbahnhof train station. The historic city centre, with its numerous sights, is easy to reach due to the excellent connections. With its central location, the A&O is ideal for those traveling by car or with the train.
The main part of the Mariahilfer Straße shopping street can be reached in a 5-minute walk, and the Lugner City shopping centre is a 10-minute walk away. The Westbahnhof features a public parking garage and direct connections to Vienna’s city centre by underground.
Being set in the midst of a 12ha green park area overlooking the city of Vienna there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy and explore nature by foot or bike. In addition there are also a few typical Viennese restraunts, the Ottakringer open-air pool, observatory, look-out, and various sightseeing venues in close proximity of the hostel, all easily accessible by car, bike, foot, or public transport.
Based in center of Vienna´s second district it is only a few minutes walk to get to Old Town. Once you are there, pick from a multitude of cultural and touristic attractions including the Vienna State Opera. Belvedere Palace and St. Stephen´s Cathedral.
Our hostel is located right at the Central Station and is just a few kilometres from the center of Vienna. It takes you just 5 minutes using public transport to get to Old Town and it is there you can truly absorb the culture of the city- an assortment of museams and tourist landmarks are based here.
The MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Franz is in Vienna's second district of Leopoldstadt between Augarten and the Danube canal. The Karmeliter market with its many delicacies and Vienna's Old Town are just around the corner. Thanks to excellent local transport connections, the city's sites can all be reached quickly.