Cheap hotels in Mariahilf, Vienna
Mariahilferstrasse is the Champs-Elysees or Fifth Avenue of Vienna. Southwest of the Innere Stadt, it's all about bright lights and shopping along this commercial street. The street is jammed with window shoppers, restaurants, and cafes.
Step off the beaten path and you'll find pleasant local spots—at least until you get to the four lane Gürtel, which provides an unpleasant border to the area. The Westbahnhof train station lies at the very southwestern edge of this district.