Urbanauts: Staying Local in Vienna

The Vienna, Austria based Urbanauts have started a movement that they have dubbed Das Horizontale Hotel. This project is converting vacant neighborhood storefront shops around Vienna into single-room hotels. Their first mini-hotel is housed in a former tailor shop near the fabulous Belvedere Palace Gallery. The amenities include a king-sized bed, tv, coffeebar, computer and two bikes. Breakfast is served at a nearby café. The daily rate is €120.

The Urbanauts —Jonathan Lutter, Christian Knapp and Theresia Kohlmayr—aim to encourage travelers to engage with the local neighbood institutions and to help support local business at the same time.

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One Response to Urbanauts: Staying Local in Vienna

  1. restlessjo says:

    What an excellent idea! This could certainly be taken up in other places.

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