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MEININGER Vienna Downtown Sissi Reviews

Schiffamtsgasse 15, Vienna, Austria

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113 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Really good, only negatives were no fan or air conditioning and no safe in the room

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Hey there! Thank you very much for your rating! We´re glad you had a nice time here in Vienna! We hope to welcome you in a MEININGER Hotel again soon! Greetings from Vienna Your MEININGER Sissi Team


If you are looking for a cheap faceless hotel then this will do the job but if you want a cosy hostel with a common area, sociable kitchen, backpackers vibe then this is NOT what you are looking for. The main backpackers hostels in Vienna are clustered around the Westbahnhof.

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Hi there! Thank you for your honest opinion! You are right, we are definitely more of a hotel than a hostel, we also don´t acommodate too many backpackers - maybe that´s why it was a bit hard to socialise. MEININGER however offers mostly a hybrid combination of a hotel and a hostel - if you look for hostels maybe our hotel at Vienna Central Station would be more suitable for you when visiting Vienna the next time. Best wishes Your MEININGER Sissi Team


Billed as an hotel-styled hostel, but still a bit too much hostel. Facilities were nice. Common area felt more suited to young families with children than the usual hostel-travelers. Overall, would stay again. Though A/C did not exist ~ would be a good addition for summer.


No WIFI in the rooms + no AC made it almost impossible to sleep, and location is not the best.

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Hi there! Thanks for your feedback! We´re not quite sure what you mean with the wifi- it´s also available in the rooms except for when too many people are online at the same time - then it might get a bis slow. Nevertheless, we hope you enjoyed your stay here and we would be happy to welcome you again! Cheers from Vienna Your MEININGER Sissi Team


It is essentially a hotel at hostel prices. Very sheek, nice rooms, vending machines, laundry, secure luggage deposit rooms, self-catering, and breakfast buffet. I recommend it!


Busy kitchen. Wifi was pretty bad. Nice room and bathroom. Atmosphere very hotel like

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Hey there! Thank you for your feedback! We´re glad to hear that all in all you had a nice stay here, even though the kitchen was busy. As for the atmosphere - we indeed are a hotel,perhaps that´s the reason why the character is not so hostel-like. Anyway, we hope to see you in a MEININGER soon - if you´re more into hostels we recommend our house in Munich or Brussels! Best wishes Your MEININGER Sissi Team


Had a brilliant stay here and actually wished we could have stayed longer - fantastic service at reception, rooms were pretty spacious for us and clean. Good location near Schottenring U-Bahn and we just had a wonderful stay.

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Hi there! Thank you very much for your comment! We also wish you could have stayed longer - it´s always great to see satisfied guests! We hope you will be heading to Vienna again soon and stay at our place! Best wishes Your MEININGER Sissi Team


As a graduate student conducting research on German and Austrian art, I've made Meininger my go-to hotels in Berlin and Munich. I've found the entire chain very reliable for value, cleanliness, and friendly staff. However, the Meininger Wien Sissi was absolutely outstanding. My private room with ensuite bath was affordable as well as spacious, well-kept, and immaculately clean. The staff were incredibly helpful, and the atmosphere was lovely. Will definitely stay here again!

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Hey there dear graduate! Thank you very much for this awesome review! We are really happy to hear that you had such a great stay here in Sissi! We hope to see you in a MEININGER again soon! Best wishes Your MEININGER Sissi Team


No air conditioning anywhere in the hostel so our room was a bit warm and the kitchen and common areas were hot but not unbearable. There is maid service. very quiet neighborhood. staff was mostly friendly and helpful. Anneke was very helpful and friendly. wifi slow throughout the hostel.

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Hi there! Thank you very much for your kind words! It is great to hear that you had a pleasant stay here in Vienna even though the temperatures were a bit hot. We will also pass the compliments to Anneke - we are sure she will be happy to hear how helpful she was to you. We would be happy to see you in a MEININGER again! Greetings from Vienna Your MEININGER Sissi Team


More of a hotel than a hostel, which was definitely a good change of pace from the other hostels that we stayed in along our trip. The rooms were very clean and the staff was very, very helpful for anything we needed and for suggestions on what to do in the area. Overall the only bad thing about our stay was the fact that the wi-fi did not work very well, but it was still a great place to stay!

  • 26th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Hey there! Thank you very much for your comment! It´s great to hear that you enjoyed your stay here in MEININGER Sissi even though as you say it´s not a classical hostel. We are sorry about the problems with wifi - we are already working on it and we are sure it´s gonna work better the next time you decide to stay with us! Best wishes Your MEININGER Sissi Team


I stayed in a single room for 2 nights and I have to say that is has beaten many mid-price hotels I've stayed at. The location was perfect, very close to the subway, although you have to be very careful the first time you arrive to get out at the right side of the river. I think I found some very detailed instructions online (the hostel doesn't do a good job here). There is a kitchen and a supermarket nearby (closes early though). Both nights it was quiet.

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Hi! Thank you for your review! We are really glad to hear that you find your way to our hotel and enjoyed your stay! Thanks for the hint on the directions - we will try to improve the description so the travellers won´t have a hard time finding us! Best wishes from Vienna Your MEININGER Sissi Team

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