It took me three visits to Vienna to actually fall in love with the city but after this third time I’m finally convinced – Vienna is one of my favorite capital cities in Europe.
However, when it comes to staying in Austria’s biggest city it can be quite daunting finding somewhere to stay with so many different options available.
I was fortunate enough to stay at the quirky and unique 25 Hours Hotel and its charming character along with ideal location would make it one of my top recommendations if you’re looking for the best place to stay in Vienna.
Recently renovated in 2013 the hotel made for quite a memorable stay and it’s the unique vibe and interesting interior design that makes it much more memorable than many of the other choices for accommodation in the city.
All of the staff that I interacted with were cordial, pleasant, knowledgeable about the hotel and local area, and were always willing to help me with any questions or concerns I had.
In this post I want to share the experience I had the 25 Hours Hotel in Vienna as well as provide an in-depth review of my stay.
The 25 Hours Hotel in Vienna: An In-Depth Review
Check-In and Interior
From the outside the hotel is quite unassuming and it looks like many of the other modern glass buildings in the city but as soon as you walk through the automatic glass doors that all changes.
The lobby was designed in a very unique way with lots of interesting design elements and it wasn’t like your typical hotel lobby that doesn’t have any character or style.
We had arrived a bit early so we weren’t able to check in all though it wasn’t a problem at all to leave our bags and we explored the area surrounding the hotel for about an hour until the room was ready.
Before leaving I checked out the lobby and headed downstairs to use the washroom.
In the lobby there was two computers for public use and plenty of comfortable seating for anyone that has to wait to check in or just wants to relax before heading out or up to the rooms.
Even though the hotel was quite big the lobby seemed very personal and it didn’t seem crowded at all or too busy.
Even when I headed downstairs to use the washroom I was also very impressed by the interior design of the washroom itself and how it was possible to tell that there was an attention to detail went into even the smallest aspects of the hotel.
After walking around the nearby neighborhood for a short while I came back and the room is ready so I took the elevator up to the room to see what was in store.
Just like the rest of the hotel the room had a unique design to it and a very interesting vibe unlike anywhere else that I’ve stayed.
While the 25 Hours Hotel doesn’t advertise itself as a specific design hotel it has a lot of the same characteristics that design hotels that I’ve stayed at in the past have exhibited.
The first thing that I noticed right when I open the door was the wacky clown painting on the wall behind the bed.
This fairly unusual painting made the room much more interesting and really helped to brighten it up.
The next thing I noticed was the large window that offered an incredible panoramic view of the city of Vienna down below and I often found myself stopping just to stare out the window to enjoy the scenery.
After admiring the view for a while I began to look around the room.
The bed took up the majority of the space although it didn’t feel too cramped and there was plenty of room beside the bed for charging my phone and additional storage.
One thing I noticed, that’s typically lacking in many of the other hotels I’ve stayed in, was that there were plenty of outlets so that it wasn’t a problem to keep everything charged and I never had to go searching for somewhere to plug in my camera or computer.
The bed itself was quite comfortable and even while laying down there was a nice view out of the window where you could even admire the city lights while falling asleep at night.
Right beside the window was a large desk that offered plenty of room to get some work done and a bluetooth speaker was on the desk as well that could be attached to a smartphone and used to play some music throughout the day.
As for storage space, there was a small storage area right at the entrance to the room and it was possible to hang up some jackets and keep some clothes organized during my stay.
There was even a small waterproof bag that the hotel provided that could be used to carry around anything that you’d want to bring with you during the day if you didn’t happen to have your own daypack.
Also in the storage area was a well-stocked fridge that came equipped with an assortment of different drinks and local snacks as well.
Overall, I found the room to be spacious and well-equipped enough for 2 people and I never experienced any issues or had any concerns about the room during my stay.
The bathroom at the 25 Hours Hotel was very modern and quite spacious as well.
Right away there was an interesting feature that I noticed and it was possible to see through a small window in the bathroom into the bedroom and you could even see the view from the window.
There was a small door that could cover the window if you wanted privacy and although this would be quite awkward if you were traveling with someone that wasn’t your significant other I still found it quite an interesting feature.
Apart from that there were plenty of towels to choose from and I really appreciated the large, spacious stand up shower.
There weren’t any small, travel-sized amenities provided and shampoo, soap, and conditioner were available in squeeze pump bottles throughout the bathroom.
The lighting was optimal and my girlfriend really appreciated the two mirrors that she could use for getting ready in the morning.
Depending on the type of room you choose you can find rates for the 25 Hours Hotel in Vienna starting at around $115 USD.
Not all of the rates include breakfast so I recommend trying to book a rate where is included and be sure to check out the different room types to see which ones you’re most interested in.
I found this price to be quite reasonable, especially with how close the hotel is to the city center as well as the access it provides to public transportation.
Also, given the fact that Vienna is an expensive city to visit this is quite a reasonable price especially if you’re splitting the cost with a travel partner.
As always, I recommend booking as soon as you have confirmed your travel dates in order to secure the best rate possible and to avoid any potential issues with room availability.
One of the things that I really loved about the hotel was its location and how easy it was to get around the city and reach all of the main tourist sites in Vienna.
The ring road was just steps away from the hotel and it was possible to reach the city centre in under 15 minutes on foot.
Also near to the hotel were plenty of restaurants, cafes, and small shops so I never worried about finding a quick snack or grabbing something to eat.
Just down the street are both a bus and tram stop so public transportation is easily accessible and anywhere in the city can be reached quickly and efficiently.
As the hotel is located in the museum quarter there are also a wide range of museums that can be easily accessed on foot.
Breakfast at the hotel was very well done and there were quite a few options available depending on your dietary needs and preferences.
A selection of both cold and hot options were available and there was a variety of different breads, cereal, spreads, juices, drinks, and just about anything you could want for breakfast.
Coffee could be ordered freshly made from the bar attendants and there was even a small breakfast area in the lobby where anyone heading out in a rush or going for a jog could grab a few small items to take with them.
Breakfast itself was held in the restaurants area on the main floor and there was plenty of seating available so even during busy hours I can’t imagine it being too cramped or crowded.
The wireless internet at the 25 Hours Hotel was reasonably fast and I was able to take advantage of a reliable internet connection throughout my stay.
Not only was I able to easily upload photos to Instagram and social media but I could also upload some videos to YouTube and stream movies without any issues at all.
I don’t have any complaints or issues with the Wi-Fi from my end and if you’re looking to stay connected while you’re traveling in Vienna then you shouldn’t run into any problems at all at this hotel.
Parking and Accessibility
While there isn’t any parking available at the hotel directly there is a parking garage across the street and there are plenty of options for parking in the surrounding neighborhood.
As for accessibility, it’s very easy to reach the hotel using public transportation should you be arriving by train or bus and I would also recommend calling an Uber if you don’t feel like navigating around on the public transportation system.
Vienna itself is a very walkable city and it’s possible to reach nearly all of the main tourist sites and areas on foot in less than 45 minutes depending on where you want to go.
The accessibility of this hotel is quite good and I can’t imagine that anyone would experience any issues finding the hotel or making their way around the city.
Overall, I found the 25 Hours Hotel in Vienna to be very well suited for a short-term stay and I would definitely recommend checking it out if you’re ever visiting the lovely Austrian capital.
Many of the rooms are quite spacious, well equipped, and very comfortable and even the well done breakfast makes a possible to start the day off with a full belly and lots of energy.
One of the best aspects of the hotel is the location and it makes it very easy to explore Vienna without being stuck in the city centre and having to navigate through the huge crowds of tourists just to get around.
Especially compared to some of the more higher-priced options available on the city I find that the cost for a night at the 25 Hours Hotel to be very reasonable and it’s definitely one of my top recommendations for hotels in the city.