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Christian Droste

Member since: 2009
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Speaks english, german, russian

art & design apartment, private parking, 10 minutes to historical center!! - TOP 5

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this Leopoldstadt holiday apartment

moderne standard & furniture, sunny, quiet, save, stylish

THE APARTMENTS:: day trip, vacation, work stay. Our apartments offer the ideal starting point for your trip to Vienna. Lovingly looking unique pieces and constantly changing art provide the perfect atmosphere. :: FACILITIES:: The apartments have a modern, minimalistic interior.Real wooden oak floors, modern bathrooms. Satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, Books, Music, DVD. Attention! Parking in the house! :: LOCATION:: We are located in close proximity to the Carmelite market with its numerous restaurants and the weekly Saturday farmers market. The city center is five minutes walking distance. Augarten and the Danube Canal offer recreational and sports facilities around the Ecke.Verkehranbindungen: U2, U4:: SERVICES:: hand-ironed linens, fresh towels as needed. Salt, pepper, sugar and olive oil are part of the basic equipment. For help with your wiener cultural and recreational activities we are happy to provide you with information and tips.

  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Christian Droste (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks english, german, russian

About Christian Droste

My name is Christian Droste, I was born in 1964. I live in this building since I was born. I am a freelance artist and musician. My wife Natalia and I run our holiday apartments since the summer of 2009.

Christian Droste purchased this apartment in 1864

Why Christian Droste chose Vienna City Center

Our house, a 160-year-old 'Gründerzeithaus' comes from family. My grandfather, he was a blacksmith, had his workshop here and lived here also. It is the center of our living and the center of our work. Workshop, gallery, hotel, office.

What makes this apartment unique

I was born here and I grew up here in this house. It's my belly and my brain and I love it with my whole heart. Our building is a 160 year old lady with a lot of charm in one of the most beautiful districts of Vienna.


based on 17 traveller reviews

average rating of 4.529412 based on 17 reviews

Cool Apartment, Great Owner!

  • 5 of 5

I loved this apartment and the beautiful custom artwork provided. Christian was very much available at all times via messaging to answer any question and he worked hard to please. His apartment was very unique. I loved the pine floors, so quaint and old world! Mixed with the modern architecture, the juxtaposition of styles resulted in something totally new and different. My favorite part was the walk along the Blue Danube to get to the City center. It was close by and could be walked comfortably in about 15 minutes. I like to walk briskly so it only took me 10. The were interesting shops and bakeries as well as people sunning themselves along the Danube. The shower did leak a bit but I just put the bath mat at this point and did not point the shower that way. I know Christian can fix this with a slight raise in the floor at this point and I am sure he will. He has all of the necessities, including a hair dryer. We stayed here once 3 years ago and were impressed with how he was always working on his place and improving it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, MI

Vienna apartment

  • 2 of 5

We stayed at Top 5. Location was ok, close to metro and about 25-30 minutes walk to downtown. Aplartment itself was not comfortable at all. Floors are horrible

squeaky, shower cabin leaks all over, toilet resembles one on a train only worse. And bed is located under the stairs in a small niche, makes you clastrophobic. I would not recommend staying here, you can find something much better for the same money.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Petrushka I am very sorry that you felt not so comfotable in our Apartment Top 5. But: 1) I do not no on wich way you tried to walk to the city ceter, normaly for me it takes only max. 10 min. 2) The walls in bath, toilet & shower are made by an proffesional designer, out of waterproofed wooden material (20mm thick). It makes the bath even more spacious. The shower does not leak at all and I cant see what you mean with that it is like in a train toilet but worse??? 4) The bed is definitly not under any stairs. Of cause it is always a matter of taste but nearly every of our other guests liked it very much. Sorry that you could not like it! All the best, Christian I like to ashure all our future guests that the photos from our apartmnet that you can see on the web are absolutly the situation that you will find when you will be our guest.
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Austin, TX

Great place and location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is so close to the metro stop which makes it incredibly easy to get around the beautiful city of Vienna. We enjoyed the roominess of the apartment as well as the cleanliness. I'm not sure the photos accurately capture how roomy this place is. Quite a treat when traveling through this area as most other hotel rooms we stayed in were super small. No complaints here at all as I would definitely stay here again. Christian was super friendly and beyond helpful. Thanks again for your hospitality! :)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Place!

  • 5 of 5

Top 5 was a big plus in our Vienna visit. It was roomy but cozy—with cute furniture—and is conveniently located just across the Canal from the Inner City. It's only three blocks from the subway system, but we found it easy to walk to Vienna's many museums, Christmas markets, opera houses, fantastic pastry shops, and so much more. The owner e-mailed us with helpful advice on local resources and information about how to get from the airport to Top 5 (simple). The apartment was clean—and well-equipped, too: for instance, the kitchen came with a milk foamer and a French coffee press (though you should really go to the city's splendid coffee houses for your cup), the hallway held a shoe horn and umbrellas (which proved handy), and we definitely appreciated the free wi-fi. Heads up: You must climb a set of (small) stairs to get to the apartment, and if you visit in winter, the shower area is on the chilly side. That said, we loved the apartment, would definitely return, and liked what we saw of the neighborhood, too.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week's holiday in this light, airy apartment. Cristian was very helpful and explained everything we needed to know, when we arrived, including the free wi fi.The apartment was very quiet and povided everything we needed. There is secure parking in a courtyard area but transport is good with two u bahn stations close by. We found that you can walk to the inner town, with all its sights, in about 15 minutes.There are also food shops and good restaurants nearby. We highly recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always try to help our guests. We are working constantly to improve our website. With our next update we will bring a map with all our recommodations to our website. Thnx for your review!
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"Wiener Charme"

  • 5 of 5

Wohnung TOP 5 mit besonderem Charme und funktional konzipiert. Zentral gelegen, U-Bahn und Straßenbahn in ein paar Min. zu erreichen (optimal). Ganz in der Nähe das Kriminalmuseum und der Augarten. Das Beste: Der Parkplatz im Hof!

Preis-Leistungsverhältnis: Sehr gut

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Kilometres
Vienna International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Skopik & Lohn
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
Alte Donau
Car: not necessary

Our apartments are located in the 2nd quarter at the “Karmeliterviertel”, only a stone's throw away from the historical city center (10 min walk). In 5 minutes you can walk to the beautiful Augarten, to relax or just visite the world famous Augarten china factory. Also nearby is the Danube Canal, which has developed into a boulevard with nice beach bars and restaurants. We should also mention the Karmelitermarkt - a meeting place for young and old, with it´s weekly Saturday farmers' market, with countless austrian organic cheese, meat and vegetable dishes and many other delicacies. Again, there are many good restaurants, bars and meeting places that are frequented by artists, all kind of people. In the Wiener Prater children and parents find traditional “Rummel” and modern attractions side by side. This is the special charm of the Prater. We have also some museums in our district. We do not write here about all the atractions of the historical center because the are known worldwide.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Leopoldstadt, Austria

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Last Minute
3 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$19 per night, per additional guest
XMAS special
24 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$32 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$43
Refundable Damage Deposit A$215
Tax Rate 13.0%
Stay tax 3.1% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.

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Accommodation and facilities for TOP 5 in Leopoldstadt, Austria

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 47 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Badezimmer 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Schlafbereich - 1 double bed , 140cm x 200cm
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing