Last week I stayed at the 25hours Hotel Vienna at MuseumsQuartier – the most Fun Crazy Cool Hotel I have ever been to! From someone who sleeps in 3 hotels per week that says something, right…?! Believe me, if you ever get the chance to go to this place, please do it! I mean, Vienna is absolutely one of the most beautiful cities around the globe, so it won’t be a punishment anyway!! I have been there many times before, it just never gets dull…
So let’s have a look at what makes the 25hours Hotel Vienna at MuseumsQuartier so great. In general, every hotel that I book should tick a bunch of boxes:
- Good reviews on websites like Tripadvisor and booking.com (score 8+)
- Clean and noise proof
- Comfi bed
- Private bathroom
- Free Wi-Fi
- Good breakfast
- Central location
- Swimming pool or gym
- Reasonable price/quality ratio
- Authentic details & classy style
25hours Hotel Vienna at MuseumsQuartier
Yep, the 25hours Hotel in Vienna absolutely ticked all my boxes! And more! From the moment I walked in, it felt like this hotel was the right choice. It started with the notable nice smell of the lobby, the cute little kiosk with fun articles, comfy seats & sofas, a retro photo booth and friendly reception staff members who make you feel welcome. What a delight!
Restaurant & Rooftop Bar
A nice, cool restaurant called 1500 Foodmakers is located at the ground floor of the hotel. Some of the most delicious pizzas you’ll ever taste are served here. Try their Grüner Veltliner wine too; typical Austrian and very tasty! Breakfast is also served here. On top of that there is the Der Dagboden Rooftop Bar & Terrace at the 8th floor, open 15:00h – 01:00h, with a unique view over some of the most important highlights of this beautiful city!
Fun Crazy Cool Hotel
What I really like about this hotel is that it has numerous unique features that pleasantly surprised me. It is obvious that the creative staff made efforts to make it to the hip, exclusive hotel that it is today. From the stylish furniture pieces, to the circus freak show wall paintings in the rooms, the prison bars in the elevators, funny postcards, etc.
Furthermore there are small, original details in the room that I appreciate. For example the bottles post with the mini bar prices, the stuffed elephant on the bed, and the bundle of door hangers with 20 different reasons to say you do not want to get disturbed or want your room to be cleaned, such as “Sometimes it’s better not to know…”or “Still naked” – LOL! There are even rooms with a bathtub on the balcony! In conclusion: 25hours Hotel Vienna at MuseumsQuartier is the most Fun Crazy Cool Hotel ever! I absolutely love it.
And there is more…
Not a second I experienced any disappointment here; this is the kind of place where you wish the day would have more than 24 hours. Next time I definitely want to check out the Mermaid’s Cave Sauna as I did not have time for that now. In addition the hotel has good & free Wi-Fi, Bluetooth speakers in all rooms, free bike rental, etc. To be honest I can hardly wait to try one of the 6 other 25hours hotels in Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Zurich. Of course I will let you know when I get there!
How to get there
25hours Hotel Vienna at MuseumsQuartier is very centrally located so super easy to access. If you come by car, you’ll be happy to know that the hotel has an underground parking. Bus and tram stops at the front door, subway stop ‘Volkstheater’ (U2 line) and Vienna Airport Lines bus stop just 3 minutes by foot (2x per hour at 25/55 min, takes 35 min, costs €8 one way).
How I found/picked this hotel, the 25hours Hotel Vienna at MuseumsQuartier? Normally I check out a lot of reviews and chose a hotel based on that. But there is nothing better than a good recommendation from someone you know! Basically it started with a post from Dutch travel blogger Authentic Chica. One of my favorites, with over 40,000 followers on Instagram. After reading her story I knew for sure; whenever I get back to Vienna, I will book the 25hours Hotel Vienna at MuseumsQuartier. Consequently I did! And I enjoyed it BIG TIME. Thanks Naomi!!
Christmas markets nearby
Besides all the great museums, theaters, etc. another good reason to visit Vienna, and book some nights at the fantastic 25hours Hotel Vienna at MuseumsQuartier, is the opportunity to see some of the greatest Christmas villages and markets. Wonderful little shops with handmade gifts, authentic food stalls, drink a glass of glühwein… A great way to get in the holiday mood! With its central location, several Christmas villages and markets are on walking distance from the 25hours Hotel Vienna at MuseumsQuartier.
I visited the Christmas Village on Maria-Theresien-Platz at the MuseumsQuartier, located just a 5 minutes walk from the hotel. It’s actually right in the middle between the wonderful Kunsthistorische Museum (KHM) and the Naturhistorische Museum (NHM), which are beautifully lit in the evening. Those museums are totally worth to spend some hours by the way!
Christmas market tour
Should you be a really big fan of Christmas markets, or just like visiting some other cities in Eastern Europe, you could go from Vienna to Bratislava by train (1.5 hours, €12), and then further from Bratislava to Prague by train as well (4 hours, €25). Or the other way around, whatever you prefer! Read more about my favorite spots in Prague here. Between Bratislava and Prague you can also make a stopover at Brno for example, a nice town in the east of Czech Republic. In the Summer you can also take the boat between Vienna and Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.