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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Room bookings for groups of 12 persons and above:

The deadline for free cancellations is 60 days before the day of arrival for group bookings on the basis of multi-bed rooms. For groups on the basis of single and double rooms, the deadline for free cancellations is 45 days before the day of arrival. These deadlines also apply if the Contract is concluded within the respective deadline. On cancellation after these deadlines, cancellation charges are payable on the following terms:

a) From 59 days (group booking on the basis of multi-bed rooms) or 44 days (group booking on the basis of single and double rooms) to 30 days prior to arrival, 30 percent of the agreed booking price is payable.
b) 29 to 10 days prior to arrival: 50 percent of the total agreed booking price is payable.
c) 9 to 1 day(s) prior to arrival: 80 percent of the total agreed booking price is payable.
d) In the event of a cancellation on the day of arrival or non-utilisation of the service, 90 percent of the total agreed booking price is payable.
e) If the number of persons falls by more than ten percent within these deadlines, the above cancellation charges for the cancelled persons will apply accordingly. Up to ten percent of the number of persons may be cancelled free of charge up to one day prior to arrival.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Unless otherwise agreed, for groups of twelve persons or more a payment of 10 percent of the total booking price shall be due immediately on confirmation of the booking. Unless otherwise agreed, the remaining amount will be due no later than four weeks prior to arrival without the Hotel issuing a separate payment reminder. In the case of group bookings booked less than eight weeks prior to arrival, the first advance payment of 10 percent shall not apply and the total booking price will be due in full in advance immediately on confirmation of the booking.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


MEININGER Vienna Downtown Franz

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Hostelworld guests have said MEININGER Vienna Downtown Franz has an 'atmosphere more like a hotel - very clean, calm, and secure', with the 'facilities and cleanliness of a hotel, but the social aspect of a hostel'. It's located just a short walk away from the Schottering U-bahn station which connects quickly to the city centre, and is surrounded by restaurants and cafes. We like that this hostel is pet-friendly and served an easy-on-the-budget all-you-can-eat breakfast.

Property Description

Welcome to MEININGER Hotel Vienna Downtown Franz

The MEININGER Hotel Vienna Downtown Franz is located in lively Leopoldstadt, Vienna's second district, between the Danube Canal and the Danube. Here, in the former Jewish quarter and one of the town's most popular areas, you can find ample green spaces and the Karmeliter Market with numerous stalls, cafes and restaurants that offer dishes from around the world in addition to local treats. The colourful life of the quarter has its effect on the surrounding alleys with their great number of artists' workshops, ancient perfume stores and various curiosities.

Those who wish to visit the Vienna Hofburg, the Sisi Museum, Schonbrunn Palace and the Prater, or see 'the Kiss' by Gustav Klimt, will be happy to find great public transport links. The Schottenring is right around the corner. From there you can catch the U2, the U4, trams 1, 2 and 31 and no fewer than nine bus lines.

The hotel is located in a modern, straight-edged, fair-faced concrete building. All 131 non-smoking rooms have modern furnishings kept in a clear-cut design. Each room includes a shower/toilet, a flat-screen TV and a hair dryer, and individual stylistic elements radiate Viennese charm. You sleep in single, double, multi-bed rooms or dorms. Bed linen is always included.

In the lobby, the games room and the guest kitchen you can meet other nice guests, play a round of table football, cook your own meal, use our washing machine or surf at one of our internet terminals. There is free WiFi access in all public zones, and drinks, sandwiches and muffins are available at the bar and the reception.

Free services:
- Wi-Fi
- Bedding
- Towels (excluding dorms)
- Maps
- Guest kitchen use
- Game Zone
- Use of luggage room

Services available for a small charge:
- Breakfast To Go
- Packed Lunch
- Tickets for public transport
- Tickets for city tours, musicals etc.
- Late check out till 2 PM for 15,00 EUR
- Internet terminals
- Call Points for telephone calls
- Pets allowed for 15,00 EUR per night
- Towels for guests in dormitories for 1 EUR
- Laundry machine and Dryer
- Bicycles for 14,00 EUR per day
- Paid Parking for 19,50 EUR per day (max. 2,20 m high) View House Rules


At MEININGER Vienna Downtown Franz, we combine hotel style and facilities with feel-good hostel vibes. We're all about being sociable, so take time out to hang out and chat with other travellers in our common areas. There's a sofa-filled lobby, a lounge for slouching and a games room with a pool table. Our guest kitchen means you can put together your own meals, leaving you with extra cash for a few drinks at the bar or snacks from the vending machines. Free Wi-Fi lets you save your data to use when you're out and about.


We're in Leopoldstadt, Vienna's second district, close to the Danube River. It's the popular old Jewish quarter, and is colourful and creative – with lots of green spaces and artists' studios. You'll also find the Karmeliter Market here, with its stalls, cafés and restaurants serving all sorts of food. The hostel's an 11-minute walk from Schottenring underground station, so it's easy to nip into the city centre. It's a 16-minute trip from the airport to Wien Mitte Train Station, then about 15 minutes on the metro to our door.

Rooms and Dorms

Our rooms are really modern and clean. You can choose a private (we have everything from singles to family rooms) or crash in one of our airy mixed or female-only dorms. They all have their own showers and toilets, flatscreen TVs and hairdryers. Bed linen's included – which is always handy – and towels are free in private rooms.

Extras and activities

Our friendly staff speak lots of languages, and are happy to share tips and recommendations. Tuck into our cheap all-you-can-eat breakfast before grabbing a free map and a Vienna card from our 24-hour reception to explore the city by metro. Or, you can rent a bike to get around under your own steam. There's an elevator, so you won't need to haul your backpack up loads of stairs. And if you're travelling with pets, they're welcome too!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Jul 2021
    BOOK THIS HOSTEL. I loved every second of my stay here. The location is quiet, *just* the right distance from the city center, and very close to my favorite park, Augarten. If you need groceries, there is a Penny Markit two doors down! The (24/7)staff were very friendly and accommodating, I felt like I was staying with family rather than at a hostel. A man named LORENZO in particular stood out, he was consistently helpful, and always smiling. I could go on, but I'm at the word limit. 10/10!
    USA, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Jul 2021
    For 3 years I have been visiting the Naschmarkts Wombats for up to 2 weekends a month. While I enjoy the location and atmosphere, it has become increasingly expensive without the offers being expanded. I switched to the Meininger out of curiosity. The prices are cheaper and stable, the location is for equal to the Wombats (near U4 subway stops) and the dorms were more modern/ up to date, and the bathrooms and facilities were cleaner and more well-lit. The staff was also just as friendly.
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Jun 2021
    Great place for short stay in Vienna
    Portugal, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    29 Oct 2020
    Nice stay as many before in Meiningers hotels around the Europe.
    Croatia, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    19 Jun 2021
    Unfortunately the only reason we needed to say anything bad about this hostel is simply we came to Vienna during 90(F) degree temperatures and the A/c in our room felt like nonexistent. I think it was poor travel planning on our part than the hostels issue. Since most places don’t have A/C at all in Vienna. Super clean accommodations. And the staff was super helpful.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    15 Sep 2020
    The staff are very friendly and it is difinitely value for money ... They even made us an upgrade in the room with the same price! Would difinitely stay here again.
    Egypt, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 Sep 2020
    Awesome place. Best location.
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    05 Jul 2021
    The location is great and there is a market around the corner to get all your supplies. It is easy to reach by public transport or just by walking around. The only recommendation I would have is to add some curtain to the bunk beds.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    20 Sep 2020
    perfect location, quite expensive though
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0


    06 Oct 2020
    They put me at a 6-bed dormitory room with 2 other guests and when I asked them why the room is so dirty their answer was " we clean the room only when all guests check out". In covid times.. a hostel in 'elegant' Vienna .. cleans the room once a week. They woke me up early morning and told me that I have to change room. I get into the new room , it was more dirty than the previous. I felt like vomiting. I asked why are u doing that ?? I got no answer from receptionist. So negative experience
    Greece, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Vending Machines
  • Pool Table


  • 2019

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    10th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2014

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain


  • 2014

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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MEININGER Vienna Downtown Franz says

Hostelworld guests have said MEININGER Vienna Downtown Franz has an 'atmosphere more like a hotel - very clean, calm, and secure', with the 'facilities and cleanliness of a hotel, but the social aspect of a hostel'. It's located just a short walk away from the Schottering U-bahn station which connects quickly to the city centre, and is surrounded by restaurants and cafes. We like that this hostel is pet-friendly and served an easy-on-the-budget all-you-can-eat breakfast.