W.e. in vienna, february 2018
Hostel: zum goldenen kegel hostel. I paid 28 euros for a six beds dormitory, shared bathroom. Actually it was shared with more people, but it was ok. The hostel was nice, close to the metro station, but I wouldn't go back there: reception was not 24/7 and i would choose an hostel even closer to the city center.
Transport: the vienna city card worked perfectly for me, i didn't have the time to visit many museums so the pass was going to be more expensive than was worthed. I paid it more or less 20 euros.
Cafeterias: I had every meal in cafeterias, each one is better than the one before for the interior design or the food I had. They really have a culture about it and it's common to reserve tables. Luckly I went to the most famous in the early mornings and I didn't have to wait. Bring cash, card readers are not that common. And be ready, they will ask you about tips. If you have time go to Cafè Deschler, Cafè Sperl, Cafè Hawelka ( nice atmosphere in the evening), Cafè Landtmann, Mathias Szamos Konfiserie and the cafeteria at the Kunst Haus Wien.
Museums: how many choices! As I said i didn't have all the time that it would have required to see all the exhibitions I wanted, but I did my best. I'm against zoo and aquarium, but have a look from outside at the concrete tower that now hosts the aquarium. The leopold museum is breathtaking, instead mumok disappointed me. Belvedere castle requires more time than I planned, each floor is filled with interesting painters.
While i was walking around a poster caught my eyes, Project Polaroids at the photography museum. I squeezed in a visit there and I recommend it, huge space with lot of artworks.
Both the days I woke up early and I visited also the neighborhood outside the historical city center. I saw mullverbrennungsanlage spittelau, I was at The Werk for the closing time and I did a trip to see the gasometers and Kugel Mugel in the the Prater. Vienna has many faces to show, it's wonderful how easy it is to switch from a place to another.
Total expenses: 310euros ( 120 for the flights)