Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Vienna Christmas Market
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Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus

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Premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, individually decorated
Daily buffet breakfast for a fee
Daily buffet breakfast for a fee

Overview of Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus

8.8 out of 10 Fabulous
8.8/10 Fabulous

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Pet-friendly
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Air conditioning
Josefsgasse 4-8, Vienna, Vienna, 1080
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Computer station
  • Front-desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

Standard Room (Wiener Klassik)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Superior Room (Wiener Elégance)

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Junior Suite

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Room (Wiener Elégance)

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed OR 1 Double Bed

Superior Room (Moderner Jugendstil)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Room (Moderner Jugendstil)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Josefstadt
  • Vienna Christmas Market - 7 min walk
  • Hofburg Imperial Palace - 11 min walk
  • Vienna State Opera - 17 min walk
  • St. Stephen's Cathedral - 22 min walk
  • MuseumsQuartier - 2 min drive
  • Mariahilfer Street - 3 min drive
  • Spanish Riding School - 4 min drive
  • Naschmarkt - 3 min drive
  • Albertina - 4 min drive
  • Belvedere - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Vienna International Airport (VIE) - 26 min drive
  • Vienna (XWW-Vienna West Train Station) - 27 min walk
  • Vienna West Station - 28 min walk
  • Vienna Franz-Josefs-Station - 30 min walk
  • Rathaus Tram Stop - 3 min walk
  • Auerspergstraße Tram Stop - 4 min walk
  • Rathaus U-Bahn - 4 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Eiles - 2 min walk
  • Dachboden - 5 min walk
  • Foxkaffee - 2 min walk
  • Fromme Helene - 3 min walk
  • Centimeter I - 4 min walk

About this property

Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus

Putting you just a 5-minute drive from Vienna Christmas Market and Vienna State Opera, Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 45 per vehicle. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and buffet breakfast is available daily. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a snack bar/deli, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers say great things about the overall property condition. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Rathaus Tram Stop is 3 minutes and Auerspergstraße Tram Stop is 4 minutes.


Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 164 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 total)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (EUR 25 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–noon
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1903
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Piano


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • 1 on-site accessible parking spaces
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Front entrance ramp
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Magnifying mirror
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 55-inch LED TV
  • Premium TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled) and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


BAR - Onsite bar.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: EUR 50.00 per stay

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 2.291 percent will be charged

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 19.50–19.50 for adults, and EUR 0–19.50 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 45 per vehicle
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 59 (subject to availability)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 15 per pet, per day


  • Self parking costs EUR 25 per day with in/out privileges
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus Vienna
Josefshof Wien
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Mercure Josefshof Wien Hotel Vienna
Mercure Hotel Josefshof Wien
Mercure Josefshof Wien Am Rathaus
Josefshof Am Rathaus Vienna
Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus Hotel
Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus Vienna
Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus Hotel Vienna

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 total. There's a charge of EUR 15 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus?
Yes. Self parking costs EUR 25 per day. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 45 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of EUR 59 (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Wien (4-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus and nearby?
Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus has a garden.
What's the area around Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus like?
Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus is in Josefstadt, a short 3-minute walk from Rathaus Tram Stop and 7 minutes' walk from Vienna Christmas Market.







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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Observations of an old moan.
Breakfast area was too small for the number of guests. It's possible this was due to the outside area not being used because of the inclement weather. The position of the shower should be facing down the bath rather than across. The bath seemed slippery while exiting. While I had no problem I felt that a mat would have made me more comfortable when getting out. I define preferred the soap in the downstairs toilet to the one on my room.
John, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Carole, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Boris, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

kevin, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely Room, Brilliant staff, in a good position for sightseeing loads of good places to eat nearby
Andrew, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hotel manager Laura is amazing
Great location, great breakfast, suitable for 35+ and seniors.We stayed at their junior suite, it has balcony and sky line roof top windows. We will definitely revisit again!
Junior suite
Junior suite
3-night trip
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6/10 Good

average.avoid,find somewhere else
ave'rage hotel, not so clean.horrible wi fi ,small shower , very hard toilet paper .will not visit again ,much better hotel nearby in better price.
ohad, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

An Amazing Experience
I cannot recommend Hotel Josefshof highly enough - it's perfectly located to explore Vienna, but in a super quiet area. The hotel itself is beautifully decorated, and kept spotlessly clean. We were also given an upgraded room, which was an amazing bonus. Perhaps the best part of the experience is the service, though - from Catalin who checked us in, to Anna who checked us out, the team were absolutely charming. Everyone we interacted with was wonderful, but these two deserve a special shout out. We can't wait to come back some day!
Peter, 5-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pleasant stay
The night shift staffs are all helpful and nice. Greatl location of the hotel walking distance to all the attractions. I highly recommend this hotel
Maria C, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent hotel. Walking distance to all the main attractions plus restaurants, cafes and a grocery store down the street. Hotel staff were very attentive and helpful with our late night check in and making taxi arrangements.
Derek, 4-night trip
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