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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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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  • Wonderful 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

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 and offers:
- Bedding
- Towels (excluding dorms)
- Maps
- Guest kitchen use
- Use of luggage compartment even after check out

A few important rules:
- Check In from 3pm
- Check Out by 11 am

And stuff available for a small charge:
- All-You-Can-Eat-And-Drink breakfast buffet for 7,90 Euro per person
- Vienna Card
- Rent your bike with 14 Euro per day
- Tickets for city tours,etc.
- Late check out till 2pm for 10,00 Euro (only private rooms)
- Internet terminals
- Washing machine and dryer
- Pets allowed for 10 EUR per night
- Towels for guests in dormitories for 1 Euro
- Car parking for 19,50 Euro (bookable in advance if available)
- minimum age in dorms: 18 years

PLEASE NOTE: For bookings of several beds in dorms, we do not guarantee accommodation in the same room.

Our young and multilingual team is there for you 24 hours a day with help and advice. Under such circumstances, there is really nothing stopping you from having an unforgettable stay!


1. Bookings for groups of 12 or more: cancellations made by the guest respectively on the part of the intermediary person or organisation are free of charge up to 60 days before expected arrival. For cancellations made within 60 days prior to arrival, the following cancellation fees apply; these fees also apply for bookings made within 60 days of expected arrival:

a) For cancellations made 59 to 30 days before expected arrival, 30 per cent of the agreed-upon total price will be due.
b) For cancellations made 29 to 10 days before expected arrival, 50 per cent of the agreed-upon total price will be due.
c) For cancellations made 9 to 1 day(s) before expected arrival, 80 per cent of the agreed-upon total price will be due.
d) Guests who either cancel on the day of their expected arrival or simply do not show up will be charged the agreed-upon
total price in full.

Above cancellation conditions also apply if the number of persons is reduced at least 10 per cent within this period of time. A
reduction of less than 10 per cent is free of charge until 1 day prior to arrival.

2. Booked meals can be cancelled free of charge until 8 days prior to arrival. Thereafter, a cancellation fee of 100 per cent of the
agreed-upon total price applies. 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 8.6

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    10 Jun 2019
    You get exactly what you pay for, the rooms are relatively small but clean and after all you don't spent your day in a room if you choose a hostel anyway :) The common area remembers a bit more of a hotel than a hostel but beside that it's a good place to spent some time or just relax. Best thing about the hostel is the staff, always friendly and helpful more than they have to be. Will come back for sure.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 Jun 2019
    I loved this place. Although it was obviously a former hotel and it does not have a party vibe, I found it perfect: clean rooms, private tolietes, kitchen and plenty of common space. The only thing I didn't like is that instead of 2 bunked beds, the 4 beds dorm has 1 bunked and 2 single ones in a quite small space, so you can end up sleeping next to someone you don't know. Our room was not full so it was not a problem for us. Staff is great.
    Argentina, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    09 Jun 2019
    Sin lugar a duda, un excelente lugar con excelentes servicios, 100% recomdable
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    08 Jun 2019
    Perfect 👌 No problem at all!
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 Jun 2019
    We are 2 girls who stayed for 3 nights, the room was lovely 6 bed mixed. The only real issue we had, was the bed were so close. So when we had to share with older men, it was like waking up next to them. But we chose to do mixed bed. There was breakfast for a price, shop around the corner, the staff was great, a kitchen, own toilet and shower in separate rooms, so other could use a sink in the other room if the other was taken. Would stay again :)
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.9


    14 Jun 2019
    Very nice, except the rooms get very hot in summer and they don't have extra fans.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    19 Jun 2019
    I only stayed one night. The staff was very friendly and help me out with a problem that came up. As previous reviews have stated, the rooms get incredibly hot and there is no fan available. It is also disappointing that the kitchen is not for guest use. As with any Hostal, make sure you bring earplugs. I would recommend this Hostal anytime except the heat of summer
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    21 Jun 2019
    Good location, everything you'd need is there. Rooms were very hot (no a/c and windows don't open wide so the fan doesn't do much.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    14 Jun 2019
    The rooms are very nice, definitely more comparable to a hostel. The beds were very comfortable. However, in the kitchen and common area with a computer, there was an insane amount of flies that made it very uncomfortable to even cook or sit down. I sat at the computer for 5 minutes and couldn’t stand all the flies everywhere. The location is about a mile from the center. Close to the metro. This “hostel” is not very sociable and not the place to meet people. Not worth it for 45 euros a night
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 4.0


    11 Jun 2019
    I had stayed last week and I checked in again this week.I stayed same number room. Last week,everybody who stayed with me checked out same date. a girl put a pink towel in there cuz she didn’t want to take it. but when I came back to the room 4days later,the towel was in there still.And there wasn’t any vacancy bed. I was shocked cuz I told about the situation to others. They also changed the bed sheet theirselves. But the staff told me the room was cleaned. but every bins were full and messy
    South Korea, Female, 25-30
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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
  • 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


  • 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.