Hotel Accommodation


tailored to every taste and wallet

The participants in the PA Convention 2004 will find any category of accommodation they desire in Vienna.  The choice ranges from luxury hotels in former palais, international and Austrian chain hotels and family-run establishments through to small, quaint pensions.  Participants may also take advantage of student halls of residence (kind of equivalent to dormitories in other countries, however located outside of the "Campus") which serve as low-cost summer hotels during the summer vacation period (they are very basic, on the other hand they are much more economic than even the lowest class of regular hotels).

  N° of Hotels Categories Rooms Beds
13 * * * * * 3,066 5,651
115 * * * * 10,045 19,709
127 * * * 5,559 9,839
102 * */ * 3,754 5,050


357   22,424 40,249

approx 7 millions overnight stays a year

Hotels/Pensions in the Vicinity of the University

There are several hotels and pensions in the immediate vicinity of the University's Main Building and/or the Campus.  We have blocked a sufficient number of rooms in these hotels at a special discounted rate for the participants of the PA Convention 2004.  Use the code word "Parapsychological Association" when booking in order to qualify for the discount. 

See the updated list providing e-mail-addresses and phone numbers [a .pdf-document opening in a new window].

A more detailed look on a few places (more on the list):
The hotels closest to the "Campus" are the "Pension Excellence" and the "Pension Baronesse" (both 4 stars, "Baronesse" charging for the single room a discount rate of   60,-  instead of normally  75,-, and for the double  90,-  instead of  100,-/115,-).

In the building now housing the 4-star "Hotel Rathauspark" was once the home of famous writer Stefan Zweig. (Current¹ PA discount room rates single € 95,- instead of regular rate € 132,- / double € 133,- instead of € 185,-).  This place is within 10 min's or less walking distance from the Campus (the actual convention venue), it is literally on the next corner from the "New Institutes' Building" (where we had planned to hold the convention in the first place), and it is the 3rd block from the Main Building of the University.  Just recently, the "Hotel Rathauspark" has undergone a thorough renovation (web access by WLAN, rooms on top floor airconditioned - a feature normally not needed in Vienna).

The 4-star "Hotel Regina", a Viennese traditional place since more than 100 years, is located next to the Votive Church, 5 min's on foot to the "New Institutes' Building" and 10 min's to the Campus (current discount rates double room single occupancy € 95,-  instead of  130,-  / double € 105,- instead of  170,-).

Located opposite of the Regina, just across the road, is the 2-star "Hotel Pension Franz", a lovely old-fashioned place, newly renovated and well-kept.  (Current discount rates double room  79,- instead of € 89,-).

If you prefer a location in the very City Center, the "Hotel Astoria" is a highly recommendable choice, a lovely historical building erected just before World Ware I in Art Nouveau style but newly renovated, located on the the n-1 shopping mall "Kärntner Strasse" close to the famous Vienna State Opera and just around the corner from the equally famous Hotel Sacher.  Room rates: single (PA)  99,- instead of  143,- / double (PA)  139,- instead of   203,-.  Read the history of this interesting place!

Some hundred meters away is the "Hotel Europa", run by the same company, Austria Trend Hotels (Astoria, Europa, Rathauspark, and many others).  The "Hotel Europa" is fully airconditioned.

At the low end, there is the 2-star "Hotel Baltic" (current regular room rates single € 29,-  to 40,-/ double € 69,- / PA discount: minus 8%).  Even this one is a historic building:  in the early 1900s, the building housing the "Baltic" was home to once short-time Chancellor (1929) Ernst von Streeruwitz.  The "Baltic" is a small family-run hotel, and it is something between old-fashioned and nostalgic, and very, very basic (no TV, cash only).  This place is some 10 min's walking distance or 2 tram stops (lines no° 43 or no° 44) to the convention venue and 15 min's or 3 stops to the Main Building of the University .

A selection of other economic hotels and pensions:

Hotel Lehrerhaus 
Hotel Rathaus
The next two are located in the "Inner City", i.e. inside the Ring:
Hotel Post 
Pension City (located in the house where Franz Grillparzer, famous Austrian poet, was born)

Luxury Class Hotels and int'l Chain Hotels

The "Hotel Sacher" is world famous for its "Sacher Torte" (Sacher Tart), and so is the "Hotel Imperial" for its "Imperial Tart" preferred by many to the Sacher Tart.  Both of them are located in the City Center.  Unfortunately, the "Hotel Sacher" will undergo major renovation works and thus will be closed just during the period of the convention.

Located close to the University's Main Building (and within walking distance to the convention venue) is the "Hotel de France" ranking 5 stars.  Room rates (all rooms airconditioned): for the single room (at the PA discount rate)  113,- instead of normally from  240,- upwards, and for the double room (at the PA discount rate)  154,- instead of normally  275,-.  WLAN web access.

Hilton, Holiday Inn, Intercontinental, Meridien, Marriott -- all these chains and some others run hotels in Vienna, and there are also hotels belonging to organizations such as Best Western, etc.

Further useful Information:

Hotels online

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1) Updated June 2004