Hotel Altstadt Vienna

Wien, Vienna, Austria

None of the rooms or suites in the Hotel Altstadt Vienna are the same - they are all individually designed by well-known artists, architects and designers, who interpret the art of Viennese hospitality here. The hotel offers a wide range of room categories, from the large, light-flooded red salon to the spacious suites with two bedrooms and double rooms in sizes from regular to medium.

The beautiful patrician house from 1902 also houses private apartments, so that the guests live next door to Viennese: inside. Art from the owner's collection hangs in the hallways and in the rooms: a lot of color meets a lot of history. Authentically Viennese and with lots of charm, the guests are treated as if they were guests of friends. In the afternoon, home-made cakes and tea are available in the cozy salons at the invitation of the house. Employees and guests meet at eye level.

The hotel has been family-run for 30 years: Otto Ernst Wiesenthal was a manager in the computer industry and, as a career changer, has fulfilled his dream of owning his own hotel - also to accommodate his extensive art exhibition there. Since then, the hotel has grown steadily, from originally 24 to now 62 rooms. Otto's daughters Lisa and Saskia also work in the hotel.

Otto Wiesenthal discovered the then vacant Pension Bellaria at Kirchengasse 41 in the seventh district by accident. At that time the area was not necessarily considered to be the finest area in Vienna. But the view of St. Ulrich's Church and the morning sun in the premises convinced Otto Ernst Wiesenthal. Today the area has developed into a creative district and stands for the hip, artistic center of Vienna with hip concept stores and modern bars.

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Rooms + Rates

per night
Single roomfrom174 €
Double roomfrom224 €
Suitefrom304 €


ArchitectureRemodeling and renovation work always takes place in cooperation with local architects and sustainable, traditional regional companies, and young artists are encouraged.

FoodThe hotel offers a breakfast with real Viennese classics. When it comes to ingredients, the focus is on regionality and seasonality: milk and eggs naturally come from organic farming. Fairtrade organic tea, organic bread, organic ham, muesli, fruit juices from the Traisental, Viennese honey and jams are also served. Breakfast offers gluten-free, lactose-free and vegan products. In the evening, snacks and drinks are served at the bar - well-selected wines or the in-house gin GinA.

Every day the employees enjoy a freshly cooked, warm lunch that also serves as a common meeting point. Full-time employees receive the Wiener Linien annual ticket for environmentally friendly transport. There is a monthly jour fi xe for social exchange and the annual company outing to another city, which also serves as a team incentive and for training purposes, as other hotels are visited. The team has already come to Barcelona, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Naples, Athens and Madrid. The team works together with a long-term and individual duty and vacation schedule. Employees receive training and the opportunity to actively shape the hotel business. Young people are trained in the Hotel Altstadt Vienna or are allowed to do an internship there. Refugees are also supported by receiving an apprenticeship in the hotel. The management would like to create awareness for diversity and gender equality through various training courses. In addition, there is physiotherapy training and massages if necessary to relieve physical work. The Altstadt Vienna promotes social projects by organizing flea markets for a good cause or sponsoring, for example, by renting free rooms for selected events with a social background. In addition, various social associations are financially supported.

EnvironmentThe hosts: it is important to create an awareness of sustainability: The guests receive information about the hotel's environmental activities and are invited to actively participate in the implementation of the environmental ideas. The Altstadt Vienna continuously optimizes the ef fi cient use of energy and water. The electricity comes from over 100% renewable energy sources; the use of energy-saving devices and the increasing use of LED lamps are also part of it. There are various measures to reduce water consumption in rooms and laundry use. The economical use of environmentally friendly cleaning agents prevents water pollution. The hotel values conscious shopping to reduce waste, traffic routes and support local businesses. In addition, it takes care of the environmentally friendly recycling of unavoidable waste, the promotion of reusable containers in the company, an air conditioning system with individual and central control, the use of sustainable office paper and the production of external printed materials with eco-labels.


  • Art boutique hotel on Spittelberg, in the urban, creative 7th district of Vienna
  • Experience the art of hospitality in a venerable patrician house
  • Inspiring thanks to the owner family's impressive collection of contemporary art in the hotel
  • Family run for more than 30 years
  • Feel the ideal refuge and at the same time feel the Viennese attitude towards life
  • All rooms and suites are individually designed
  • Welcome gift for environmentally friendly travel by train or bike
  • The Museum Quarter and most of the sights of the 1st district are practically on the doorstep and can be reached on foot
  • The art package offers guests a studio visit to an Austrian artist

Hotel62 rooms + suitesBreakfast + cooking facilities in two apartmentsChildren welcomeWi-FiDisabled accessno PoolPets allowed


  • Boutique hotel with 62 rooms and suites
  • Two suites with their own cooking facilities
  • Breakfast with daily changing hot and sweet dishes and sustainable and regional specialities from the buffet, as well as vegan alternatives
  • Rooftop terrace with colorful wall painting
  • Hotel bar in the Red Salon with cake in the afternoon and snacks and drinks in the evening
  • Morning yoga classes - in summer on the terrace
  • Event rooms between 45 m² and 200 m² for two to 90 people


Als der Manager und Kunstliebhaber Otto Wiesenthal vor 25 Jahren ein Hotel am Spittelberg gründet, war seine Idee ein Zuhause für Freunde und Gäste. Heute hat das Altstadt Vienna 58 Zimmer und Suiten, die über einzelne Etagen und Wohnungen des Gründerzeithauses verteilt sind und jeweils einen eigenen Charakter haben. Matteo Thun, die Vorarlberger Architekten Dietrich Untertrifaller, das Wiener Designerduo Polka und die Modegestalterin Lena Hoscheck gestalteten bereits Räume. Neu hinzugekommen sind weitere Zimmer, die ebenfalls mit einem jeweils durchdachten Konzept überzeugen und entsprechend unterschiedlich ausfallen.

Sandra Hofmeister,, November 2021

Das Altstadt Hotel Vienna ist so konzipiert, dass es dort wie in einem ganz normalen Wiener Wohnhaus immer wieder individuelle Zimmer gibt, die von einzelnen Personen gestaltet werden. Ich wurde 2016 eingeladen, so ein Zimmer quasi zu kuratieren – denn es ist ein Zusammenkomponieren der Entwürfe anderer, die unter dem Titel »Österreichisches Design« stehen. Im selben Jahr hatte ich damals auch für das Einrichtungshaus Interio eine Kollektion mit österreichischen Design-Schaffenden kuratiert. Und hier in dieser Suite finden sich Stücke aus eben dieser Kollektion, Unikate und genauso Gallery Pieces, Einzelstücke. Sebastian Menschhorn ist zum Beispiel hier vertreten, Tischleuchten von Carl Auböck oder der Luster von Chmara Rosinke. Und was hier weiters Einzug gehalten hat, ist der alte Loos’sche Spiegeltrick, um das Zimmer optisch zu vergrößern.

Lilli Hollein,, November 2021

Certificates + Awards

Österreichisches Umweltzeichen


Fotos: Marisa Vranješ, Julia Geiter, Manuela Larisegger, Constantin Witt

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Rooms + Rates

per night
Single roomfrom174 €
Double roomfrom224 €
Suitefrom304 €

Location + Directions

With public transport

The Altstadt Vienna is only a 4-minute walk from the U3 "Volkstheater" station. Or directly at the "Kellermanngasse" station on bus line 13A. The exact address can be found on the hotel's website.