Hostel of the Week: MEININGER Vienna Downtown Franz

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A hybrid between a hotel and a hostel, MEININGER is the ideal candidate for a city break. It’s bright, modern and has a calm but sociable hostel-like atmosphere. However, the crown jewel of this hostel is that it’s in the hippest part of town. Viktoria from Hostelworld is a Vienna local and has given us some insider tips on where to hang…   “Take a stroll or bike ride to Donaukanal where the locals chill. It’s lined with pop-up bars, restaurants and free events such as the Donaukanaltreiben Festival, and it’s also the biggest graffiti zone in Vienna – street art fanatics take note!


Also close is Augarten, a public and very beautiful park. It contains the city’s oldest Baroque park and makes and ideal base to relax when exploring the city. And last, but not least, you must visit the Karmelieter district where you will find contemporary art, authentic Viennese food and Karmelitermarkt – one of the oldest markets in Vienna. Beside the market you’ll find super cool restaurants like Tewa, Pizza Mari (one of my favourite pizza places in Vienna) and a vegan & vegetarian café called Fett und Zucker.


If the outrageous location isn’t enough to wow you, how about the immaculate rooms? Take your pick of single, double or a dorm! They’re all equipped with air conditioning, a shower/toilet, a flat-screen TV, a telephone and a hair dryer! MEININGER also caters to solo travellers with a bar, games area and guest kitchen for mixing with fellow hostellers.

Here’s some delighted customers who certainly did not want to say their Bussi und babas! (the Viennese way to say “kisses and goodbye”)

“I loved this hostel. It was so clean and spacious, the staff was friendly, and I had an overall great experience. It was great having a private double room because it was still fairly cheap, but we enjoyed having our own room.”

“One of the best hostels/hotels I have stayed in!! Price, location, staff… Vienna 🙂 :)”

“Stayed in a mixed dorm. Could not believe the amenities/cleanliness for the price. Staff was super helpful. Bar downstairs with common space made for a relaxing environment. Location was great. Highly recommend.”



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