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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Vienna

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“Very good position! Simple, clean and spacious, nice stay! We recommend it!”
Reviewed 14 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

My girlfriend and I just spent a few days at "Universum Vienna", Yuda's apartment, and more precisely from 30.09 - 3.10.2016. We found it as a last-minute solution for our stay as we hadn't planned our trip in avance. We were worried because the price was quite cheap for Wien's standards, and the location had just two (very positive, I must say) reviews: we decided to trust them. We travel a lot, we are used to adapt to different situations, but there was no need at Yuda's place!

We had no difficulties in communicating with him, everything was clear and kind. We haven't met Yuda himself, but his smiling brother instead, who gave us the keys, showed the apartment and provided useful information about the area. Also the wifi password was provided, good connection!

The apartment is quite simple, big and clean. It's located at the third floor, with an elevator and a ramp in the entrance in case of need. The building itself it's a bit dark and old-fashioned, but the stairs are just a transit space, this did not affect our stay, at all!
For a couple the flat is very comfortable: we could sleep in big double bed.. There were also a living room with a sofa where two more people can sleep in case of need, a nice balcony with table and chairs, and of course a kitchen, toilets and bathroom. No problems at all with the shower.

And most importantly the apartment was very close to the U6 stop Dresden Strasse.. literally 2 minutes walking from the house! in 15-20' you can be in the city center, or go to the Prater.. it takes even less to reach the Donau and other points of interest.
Also do not worry about the deposit, as we already had it back (it took circa 10 days as written in the advertisement).

We can easily recommend this place and we will consider it if we go back to Wien!

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Liked best: Position, transparency, comfort
Travelling group: Compagno/a
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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15 Oct 2016
Thanks Gabriel for a wonderful review. We appreciate it. My best regatds.
Yuda
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Quebec City, Canada
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“Excellent in every respect!”
Reviewed 19 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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My wife and I are seasoned travellers, having visited more than 80 countries in the last 35 years. During the last 5 years we have modified our travel formula: preferring either a) all-inclusive resorts (during the winter months) or b) fully-equipped apartment rentals. And, we travel a lot, every six weeks or so we undertake a two-week holiday somewhere. My wife has become an expert travel agent and discovered "Universum" by reading all available reviews.
Initially we hesitated, thinking that it was too far from the city-centre. However, we erred in this respect because Vienna has the best public transportation system we have ever seen anywhere, and inexpensive...trams, the subway, buses and regional trains. They are all well integrated and all virtually right around the corner from "Universum". We never waited more than 5 minutes, usually 2 or 3, and there is always a combination of ways of getting close to wherever you want to go in Vienna without having to schedule anything, except the S7 airport train (every 30 minutes). Even though we are walkers, averaging about 20 km per day, we used the public transport system extensively, giving us more time to discover Vienna and it's countryside.

With respect to "Universum", our host, Yuda Coat, was charming, very helpful and always congenial...and reachable by phone or E-mail for any problem or advice.
The kitchen is very well equipped and hot water is always available. The apartment is large and very clean. It is also very quiet and secure. The street is shaded by large mature trees which make eating on the balcony a pleasant experience (except in the rain of course). The Wi-Fi worked perfectly and on the two TVs there are hundreds of channels in at least 5 different languages if not more! The only thing missing on our perpetual "desiderata" list was an electronic safe....great for safe-keeping of passports, plane tickets, iPads or desktop computers, etc...
The only very negative thing that we encountered, and this has to do with Vienna, not "Universum", is the pervasive stench of cigarette smoke everywhere. For us (from Quebec, Canada) this is like going back in time 30 to 40 years. We estimate that more than 60% of the adult population smokes, as opposed to about 20% back home. We saw pregnant women smoking, parents smoking in the presence of children...etc... Cigarette dispensing machines are everywhere and even accessible to minors! The Viennese are very proud of the fact that they eat biological foods more than anyone (so we were told)...this may add 1 year to their life expectancy (maybe) but smoking will reduce their life expectancy by 10 years with at least 1 year of suffering! Unfortunate.
We stayed at "Universum" for two weeks from June 17th to July 1st 2015, and really felt at home. From a quality/price perspective this is an exceptional holiday rental.
Thanks Yuda, and If we ever return to Vienna, we know where to go...absolutely no hesitation whatsoever.
In closing, we do not always rate our holiday rentals positively but "Universum" was certainly one that deserved a gold medal.

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Liked least: The bedding. We miss our North American bedsheets....but slept well.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Riga, Latvia
Reviewed 3 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Reviewed 10 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Reviewed 26 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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