Our Vienna Guide
MASSIVE beer selection, a 10 minute walk from the hostel. Despite the name, it's not an(other) Australian bar.
Awesome home-made ice-cream. Hostel faves are 'Biscottino' and 'Bitter Schokolade'. Or try the Rocher Cup if you're feeling especially glutinous. Closed in deepest darkest Winter, otherwise open until late, daily. We are here way too often in Summer.
Local joint with a decent atmosphere and really cheap pizza. If you're lucky the staff will be sober enough to remember to bring it to you :D. You can walk there in about 10 minutes.
Authentic, delicious little place, tellingly popular with Vienna's Korean community. About a 10 minute walk.
Hotel am Brillantengrund
Thoroughly hip place for breakfast! Not the cheapest, but glorious vintage surroundings and wonderful food. Check out the Unicorn Cycling breakfast :D. You can walk there in about 15 minutes.
Heuriger Herrgott aus Sta
Traditional Heuriger - Wine and food! A 5 minute walk from Ottakring U3 station.
Small place, awesome staff, premium quality direct trade coffee from best roasteries in the world. Staff favorite.
Live music from around the world (with a slight Latin bias) + club nights.
Cool Techno club with good vibes. Best part: Food kiosk inside the club and always different interior projections on the wall.
Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
Design and fine crafts are the main features here, with exhibits of furniture, glass, china, silver, and textiles from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Vienna's famous outdoor food market: Cheese, fish, olives, falafel, fruit & veg, etc etc, plus cafes and restaurants too. You can get a legit light lunch from all the free samples you'll be offered, but beware, they're wily businessmen around here! It's particularly worth being here on Saturday mornings, when there's a substantial antiques / fleamarket next to Kettenbruckengasse station. Neighbouring streets on the right side (heading towards Karlsplatz) also house a smattering of Japanese / Korean joints, if you've been craving ramen / sushi / kim-chi.
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
AKA 'Kunsthistorisches Museum'. Enormous (seriously, ENORMOUS) art collection amassed by the Habsburgs and housed in absurdly ornate surroundings. You could spend a week here and not get close to seeing everything.
Another of Vienna's main sights - A collection of Austrian art (including much of Klimt's work), in the grandest of surroundings. The manicured gardens are free to walk through.
Former Summer Palace of the Habsburgs, Schönbrunn is on the UNESCO World Heritage list and is one of the most popular destinations in Vienna. Various tours are available of the Palace itself (priced from €13.30), but wandering around the gardens is free and well worthwhile, particularly the ten minute walk up the hill to the Gloriette, for great views across the city.
The oldest zoo in the world. All the usual suspects, plus the main draw: Giant Pandas. And if you've seen those 'No Kangaroos in Austria' t-shirts in all the tourist shops, you'll find out it's a lie ;)
Museum Quarters Vienna
Hip cluster of museums; highlights including two of the big players in the modern / contemporary art scene, The Leopold & MUMOK, plus the Architecture Center and a few others. Depending on the time of year it can be a popular place for a beer in the evening, too, whilst lazing around on the iconic 'Enzi' chairs.
Something a bit special: An apartment building designed by the fascinating Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, with an emphasis on bold colours, the incorporation of nature, and a rejection of straight lines. There are strong similarities to some of the Gaudi buildings you might've seen in Barcelona. If you like this, check out the nearby 'Kunsthaus' (a few blocks over), also designed by Hundertwasser.
Flatschers Bistrot und Bar
Traditional Austrian food, plus beer brewed in-house, and just a short stagger home afterwards
An old-skool place, now geared up for travelers. Traditional decor and good Austrian food, plus international stuff like burgers. Open 18:00 - 06:00 Friday & Saturday; Until 02:00 the rest of the week. So close, you could literally roll home afterwards.
Gelateria La Romana
With so many ice cream places in Vienna its really hard to decide where to go. But La Romana its definitely one of the best. In walking distance from our hostel you can try here fresh italian ice cream with flavours you cant find anywhere else. The staff is really friendly and they calmly guide you through your decision making. It is so hard to pick even after you know most of the stuff.
Beaver Brewing Company
Excellent choice of craft beers. Very good food including vegan and vegetarian options.
Store and Bistro
A great option for those who prefer vegetarian food. Located close to Naschmarkt but tucked away in this quaint passage it has a fabulous courtyard. The food is lovely and you get chirping sparrows for company.
Dancing Shiva Superfoods
Great place to go if you're looking for a laid back place that serves super healthy organic vegetarian dishes.
Popular Irish pub, an easy 15 minute walk down Mariahilferstrasse (may take longer on the way home ;) )
Popular mega-club with ridiculous sound system. Musical genres vary wildly, so check what's on before going.
Probably the best place for big cheesy old-skool studenty club nights: 90s, rock, r'n'b, etc. Check their website for schedule.
Frequent live Indie / Alternative shows in the week, plus (free) Indie club nights Friday and Saturday. Check their homepage for listings.
Charlie P's Pub and Dining
Charlie P's (Irish Pub)
Fluc und Fluc Wanne
Cool place... Diverse (mostly electronic) club nights, plus frequent live music.
Popular club at weekends in the Volksgarten park. 'House, disco and party hits" .
Oldest jazz club in the city. Live music Monday - Saturday.
1516 Brewing Company
Great craft beer + Viennese food / burgers
Kunst Haus Wien. Museum Hundertwasser
Another building designed by eccentric Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser (see also Hundertwasser House). This one has an equally outlandish appearance, and houses a museum on his life and work. Check out his wikipedia page - He was a cool guy.
One of the Must-Sees in Vienna - A Thirteenth Century former imperial palace, most famously the Winter residence of the Habsburgs. Wander around outside and admire the obscene grandeur for free, or do a tour of the Imperial Apartments, the Sisi Museum and the Silver Collection (Audio guide €12.90, human guide €15.90. Students get a whole Euro off). It's a beautiful place to wander through in the evening, too, when it's all lit up.
Freiraum Restaurant Cafe Bar
Freiraum (fancier bar)
Popular pub / club with an indie bias. Frequent live music + club nights.
Hundred year-old little neighborhood gem, with great Austrian food and friendly staff, on a quiet little plaza. You can walk there in about 10 minutes.
Tunnel Vienna Live
Frequent Live music (often Bluesy / Jazzy) + other random stuff.
Major gallery, the main collection being 'Monet to Picasso', an impressive selection of 19th/20th Century art.
Opened in 1910 and dripping with Viennese coffeehouse charm. Walk there from the hostel in about 15 minutes.
Gerstner K. u. K. Hofzuckerbäcker
A must visit when in Vienna. Delicious cakes (Klimt Torte) and pastries, exquisite interior and awesome location.
One of the most popular coffee houses in Vienna, often with a queue out the door, but you shouldn't have to wait too long. Amazing Apple Strudel and some of the best chocolate cake in Vienna :). A pianist plays daily from 5pm until closing.
Travel Shack Vienna
Popular late-night party bar for travelers and students, within easy staggering distance.
When it was built in the 1920s, the Amalienbad was one of the largest public bathhouses in Europe - today it’s known for its lovely art deco architecture. It includes a large swimming hall as well as men’s, women’s, mixed, and ‘family’ saunas.
Beautiful, tasty... & 100% vegan! More then one location !