Woman typing on tablet at self check-in in lobby of Hotel Schani Wien
Our Philosophy

Vienna tradition and modern cool

Why We Are Called Schani

"Schani" is not just a traditional nickname for someone called Johann, taken from the French Jean, but also an old Viennese word which can most easily be translated to »waiter« or »service personnel«. However, the term expresses a lot more than that: warmth, Viennese charm, and hospitality – everything the Schani Hotels stand for.

These Benefits Are No Trifle

What makes our hotel unique

Choose your requested room online

You know best where and how you feel comfortable. This is why you can choose the room you want to stay in our cosy hotel at Vienna’s Main Station. If you book online via our website, you can select whether you would like a room on the first or third floor and, as a special treat, whether you want a view of the garden or the street.

Schani App

Modern travellers like you need things to be simple and practical, right? That’s why we have developed an app that saves lots of time. You can open your room, and find out about the city, public transport and the weather and lots more in the blink of an eye using our Schani App. This lets you concentrate on what’s important – enjoying your stay in Vienna.

Sustainability

We protect nature because we love it

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Host family Komarek sitting in the lobby of the Hotel Schani Wien
The Komarek Family

Hosts with passion

The role of host lies deep in the Vienna blood of the Komarek family: its third generation currently runs the environmentally friendly Umwelthotel Gallitzinberg on the idyllic Wilhelminenberg in Vienna’s 16th District, a hotel which originally opened in 1929. Once a well-loved watering hole for day trippers, today it is considered as being a pioneering sustainability project because it was one of the first hotels with recognised environmental status from the City of Vienna. Families feel well here and that is why it was awarded the title of most child-friendly business in Ottakring by Wirtschaftsbund Wien in 2014.

This successful hotelier tradition, full of ideas and the spirit of innovation, spurred the family’s youngest son, Benedikt Komarek, to set up his own future-oriented concept and Hotel Schani Wien.

The Schani Hotels
House facade of the Hotel Schani Wien with view of the Rooftop Event Space at dusk
The whole Komarek family against a golden background
Hotel hallway with room doors in hotel Schani Wien
Research Institute As Partner

A hotel full of fulfilled guest wishes

Hotel Schani Wien is the first hotel to be conceived and constructed in partnership with Germany’s Fraunhofer IAO institute – and you notice it. We were able to use the results of the FutureHotel guest study even before we began building so that we could include many of the wishes expressed in the research into our hotel concept. One example of a clear request made by survey respondents was the optimisation of booking processes. We have also been able to develop and provide individual room selection, mobile check-in and check-out and smartphone room keys for our guests. Additionally, we have created and introduced other new concepts that were not in the original study on a collaborative basis with the institute and will continue to do this – so we can react quickly to future trends.