(This guide is always up to date, the last updated May 2021.)
But, first things first:
Question: Where should you stay in Vienna as a first time visitor?
Answer: Stay Central!
What does this mean?
The great thing about the capital of Vienna is that it is not very big, and public transport is really efficient. You can get pretty much anywhere in a relatively short period of time.
Also, on the weekends the U-Bahn runs all night, so even in the early hours of the morning, you are never too far from home.
The very city center includes these popular districts:
Innere Stadt (1st District)
Mariahilf (6th District)
Neubau (7th District)
Leopoldstadt (2nd District)
We know it is hard to understand the district name when you have never been there. So we created several maps to help you.
Here’s a full map for you to understand the different areas.
Please note: Those are not the absolute borders of each district. I just tried to simplify the information.
So Why do I recommend these areas?
Not only are these areas the popular districts in Vienna but as well as they are the most convenient areas to stay. They have direct access to the airport, public transport and many of the major sights nearby.
The very first thing to consider when traveling with the family is that the kids and adults have different priorities while traveling (also in life). Thus, is great to get a commitment.
While the parents would like to experience the food and culture and go around sightseeing, the kids will always love to play (especially the younger ones).
That is why, for families, I recommend to stay in the following districts:
Innere Stadt (1st District)
This map shows you the areas recommended for families:
Handpicked accommodations for families
Let us have a closer look on the best places to stay in Vienna for families. Location plays a big role in a family that is traveling.
Accommodations are best when it is flexible enough for all the members of the family. That is why I highly suggest that the best option is to stay in the city center and be readily accessible to all.
Also, it is better to find an apartment and feel more at home during your vacation. Prepare your own food as you do at your home.
Find Parkview Residences just right across the street from Stadtpark which is perfect for the kids to play.
This charming apartment features state-of-the-art types of furniture and extremely comfortable beds you will surely love.
Moreover, the property puts you in a very convenient location. Just 5-minutes’ walk from Vienna’s most important landmark, the St. Stephan’s Cathedral while you can reach the Underground station just across the street.
Insider Tip: The hop-on-hop-off bus (which is included in the must-buy Vienna pass) has a station less than 5 minutes walk from the property.