Apartments in Vienna

Grosse Schiffgasse 20, Backside Door, (Business Address: Im Werd 5), Vienna, Austria, 1020

Overall Rating: 84

Close to city centre! 1st district within 5min walking. All rooms/apartments with kitchen corner & private facilities. Quiet street. Close to Underground Station. LIFEBALL & VIENNA ARTWEEK, dont miss! Charges: Towels per person: 1€. Bedding per person: 2.75€ Local Tax City Tax: 0.60€ per person per night. Photos are samples. Cancellations: must be made to the hostel via e-mail 1 week prior to arrival. Cancellations of bookings over New Years or Easter must be made 1 month prior to arrival.

Al photos shown are just samples. Your actual apartment/room might differ in style and shape. It is a small hostel with only a few studio apartments/rooms. There is no elevator. It is a very old but typical house. The rooms are small. The kitchen corners are basic: 2 hotplates, fridge, sink, some dishes. The bathrooms are narrow and have a shower and toilet. The beds may be single beds or good double bed sofas. There is no TV in the rooms. Most of the rooms have free wi-fi. The single room has also a small kitchen corner and a private shower and toilet, but it is up on the attic and the stairs up there are very high, so it is recommended only for young healthy guests! In summer it might be warm, so there is a good cooling fan. Kitchen equipment: it meets the very basic needs of viennas cooking needs. we do not have any items which might be used in kitchens of other regions. so pleasedo not be upset, wehen you do not find similar items as you use to have at home Beddings: the same applies to beddings, there is different ways of beddings all over the world, we have vienna style of bedilinen and covers and pillows. Prices: for washing and drying your laundry the complete price is 8€. As some guest complained about the price for their laundry, we would like to let you know the reason for the price: *) the price covers both: washing & drying *) water in Vienna is extremely expensive, as it comes from mountains more than 100km away, its clear & pure water from the Alps *) the price of euro 8,- does not even cover all the costs arising from water and energy consumed by washing and drying In other placees the washingmachines reuse allready used water, which we think is unhygenic. Fresh and pure water has of course a different price than reused water.


Facilities at this hostel include:

  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Washing machines
  • High chair


Rating Type
84 Overall
82 Atmosphere
77 Staff
86 Location
87 Cleanliness
82 Facilities
86 Safety
0 Fun
90 Value

Important Information

The house was built in 1805. The rooms and studios are small and simple. They have laminated floors, a small kitchen-corner, shower & toilet. ----- In the house: Washing machine and dryer. (You need 4x2€-coins). WiFi. --- We use only "Green electricity" - water, wind, solar, biomass - energy. We heat with natural gas. Waste is being separated. ---- You can drink the water from the watertaps - itis excellent water coming from the Austrian Alps. --- Please do not expect parties in the house. It is a quiet house in a quiet, safe area close to the city centre! --- There is no reception desk and really no staff.The house is accessible only for guests who are having the keys. --- If you have special requirements regarding general help, special made out invoices for your professional stay, organizational questions, then please do let us know this in detail via email soon after your booking, so that we can handle this. its wise to state this in the header of the email. letting us know such needs upon/after arrival, might be too late! ------- "Guided arrivals" are possible upon appointment only within these hours: Every Day: 15pm to 19pm 1) let us know your time of arrival sufficiently ahead - at least 1 week prior to arrival. 2) arrive to Grosse Schiffgasse 20 3) upon arrival call the phone numbers written there and ring the doorbell. --- "Self entries" are possible: Everyday: 10am to 23pm 1) let us know your time of arrival sufficiently ahead - at least 1 week prior to arrival. 2) we will let you know how to get in by yourself. 3) important: it is agreed, that you rent our bedlinen & towels if you arrive via self entry. 4) arrive to Grosse Schiffgasse 20 5) enter by yourself. ------ After the booking please send an email to get explanations on how to enter; provide your valid email address and phone number for sms-receipt, that we can send you instructions on how to get in. ------ Rooms are ready by 17:00 pm. Before this time you can leave your luggage in the apartment and take the keys. Rooms shall be left by 10:00 a.m. on the day of departure. ------ No credit cards. Payment is upon arrival, cash €. ------ Late bookings (if you have booked only 24h prior to arrival) have a fixed time for arrival: We will wait for you at 19:00 pm and you must ring the phone number displayed in the window beside the door at IM WERD 5 at 19:00pm! **** Information for guests who need a Visum to visit Europe/Austria: Before booking, please contact the austrian consulate and embassy for detailed information! Its necessary to prepare all documents in advance. Mostly its required to have valid booking of an accomodation as well as a return ticket!