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MEININGER Vienna Central Station Reviews

Columbusgasse 16, Vienna, Austria

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1736 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Hotel quality for hostel prices! The location was excellent, right next to the central station which was perfect for us carrying our large backpacks, it was easy and cheap to get around using the s-bahn from the central station (which is free with an interrail pass)! The rooms were brilliant with en suite toilets and showers, very convenient! I would 100% recommend staying here!


Close to a U bahn stop, makes it easy to get to the center of Vienna in about 10 minutes.


Some of the staff were friendly and helpful others not so much, and none of them seemed to have an understanding of the facilities offered by the hostel. As the guest 'kitchen' consisted of a microwave, kettle and tepid jug of water. Compared to many of the hostels we have stayed on on our trip, the room was not very clean, there were only 2 lockers in a 6 bed dorm and the toilet smelt constantly of urine. Alongside this the internet consistently logged you out and the signal was poor.

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Hey there! Thank you very much for your feedabck! We are sorry you didn´t enjoy your stay here too much. We will definitely pass your feedback to all our staff to make sure everybody has an understanding of how our hotel works in the future! Perhaps you can check our progress the next time you decide to stay with us! Greetings from Vienna Your MEININGER Team


Excellent location & friendly staff.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thank you very much for your kind words! We´re happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay here and liked the location and most of all our staff! We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Your MEININGER Vienna Team


Fairly nice rooms. No hot plate in the kitchen.

Owner Comment (Hide)
HI there! Thanks for the feedback! The real kitchen is currently under construction - that is why there´s only a provisorial one at the moment, but we are sure the new one will be ready soon and you can check it out during your next stay here in Vienna! Cheers from the Austrian Capital Your MEININGER Vienna Team


Dirty mattress, pillow and blanket. Should be replaced. But clean sheets. No lockers!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to hear about the bed sheets - we will definitely keep a closer look on the cleanliness at our hotel and are sure something like this will not happen again during your next stay here! We hope to see you soon! Best wishes from Vienna Your MEININGER Team


They don't have lockers... Even that way, it is a good hostel, well located and with a good staff. Is is only one block away from the metro station

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thanks for your great review! It´s awesome to hear that you had such a nice time here! Sorry about the lockers though, we will try to install some more to our rooms. Anyway, we hope to see you in a MEININGER again soon! Greetings from Vienna Your MEININGER Vienna Team


Very nice hostel, friendly staff and all together very nice experience. We stayed in a dorm, and the bathrooms could have been a bit cleaner. When it comes to security, they had lockers in the dorm and they offered padlocks for a deposit. The locks weren't any use since they were too small, you could easily open the locker. We reported the problem to the staff and they took it very seriously. Good breakfast for an affordable price, too.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thank you very much for your kind review! We´re glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here! Thanks for the hints on the locks too, we will try to install a bigger ones so that all travellers have enough space for their stuff! We hope to see you again in Vienna soon! Greetings Your MEININGER Vienna Team


This is a very clean hostel. It's not located in the coolest part of town but it's located near a Metro station so it makes getting around the city easier. The staff was incredibly friendly and very helpful. The hostel rooms were very clean and spacious. I would definitely recommend staying in this hostel. It lacks character, but don't let that deter you!


Super close to the station but not near the vienna city center. Super comfy beds and clean showers in room.


Only chose this hostel for the location, turns out it is quite far out of the centre and still a 10 minute walk from the station. There were no lockers in the rooms which wasn't ideal, and there was no atmosphere at all. Would definitely not recommend this hostel, especially for backpackers who want to meet new people.


Location of the hotel is really cool the metro station (u4) is just 5 minutes by foot. So central of Vienna is just 15-20 minutes from the hotel with public transport. Room was clean, the stuff was also helpful when you had quastions. I have only had one little problem i was not able to use viber app but other kind of stuff was available via ther wifi. Next i would also choose them!


Apart from being not that central located, this is a very good hostel. It's actually not a hostel to that ones who would like to party. The staff is amazingly polite, which made me so happy!


They don't have lockers in room. I've never seen this. The bathroom and the toilette are very tiny.


Almost like a typical cheap chain hotel except dorm options available. Can't really beat it for the price and its well located, right next to one of the main train stations and the metro line into the centre. Most of the staff are nice, although the guy that checked us wasn't that helpful, but when I came down later the other guy was helpful giving me a city map and info. Bathroom wasn't as clean as you'd hope, but that was down to the guy staying in the room. Overall good for the price!


It was an alright place to stay. I wouldn't call this a hostel. It's more like a sterile hotel that happens to have bunks.


Simply amazing hostel. Very well designed with large clean rooms and new furniture. I loved the fact that it has a terrace and the common room is more of a cozy hipstery bar, which was amazing. At the bar you can choose from a variety of the drinks which I also liked a lot. It is located near the city centre, just 10 min away from downtown Brussels.


There are no lockers. The wifi is unbelievably bad and they charge you 1€/20 minutes. The redeeming feature of the otherwise awful location is its proximity to the metro station.


Just next to the metro, takes 5min. to get to St Stephans Platz (main square). Big rooms, good shower, no kitchen but there is a fridge and microvawe. The wifi is quite slow and is not working all the time.


This is pretty good hostel/hotel. It's not so close to the city centre but metro station is in front of the building so in ten minutes you can get to downtown. Would recommend it.

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