bene's eco: good conscience&comfort

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Schweizertalstraße, Vienna, Vienna 1130, Austria

The Space

Welcome to ecoapartment bene !
Enjoy your holidays in ecoapartment bene with a clear conscience without having to sacrifice comfort.

Enjoy your stay in an sustainably operated apartment within a quaint, quiet and typically Viennese district of Vienna, in Ober St. Veit. The newly adapted apartment on the ground floor of an apartment building looking into the courtyard. Public transport takes you into the city centre in about 25 to 30 minutes. There is a supermarket, backery, and various restaurants (Viennese 'Heuriger', Japanese, Italian) in walking distance.
You find the measures that have been implemented so far here:
•All our apartments receive their electricity from 100% renewable energy
•We are of the opinion that one should live with and not off the environment. Therefore, we donate 3% of our profits to organizations that are active in social and environmental areas. A new organization is elected every year.
•We want to protect the global environment but we do not want our guests to have to sacrifice comfort. A permanent adaptation to the latest technology is just as inefficient (because still functional devices would need to be scrapped) as expensive. So we renew old or broken equipment by energy-efficient electronics step by step.
•We value transparency so there is a transparency folder in each of our apartments where we document our actions with invoices and contracts
•There are three garbage bins for separate waste disposal in our apartments
•We try as often as possible to refrain from printed documents. If it cannot be avoided we use exclusively recycled paper for printed documents
•It is very important to us that each of our apartments are clean when pass on to our guests. For cleaning we exclusively use products from sustainable companies with an Eco-Award.
•This apartment uses only LED lights and does without inefficient incandescent bulbs or energy saving light bulbs containing mercury
•TV and the radio have an A + energy efficiency label
•The dishwasher has an Eco-Mode

Find out more about me and our project in my profile !

FURNISHINGS
The apartment (65 m2), suited for up to 6 persons, consists of...
Living/Diningroom (23 m2): Diningtable for 6 persons, couch (sleeper for 2 adults - 190x190), Cable TV and computerdesk with internet connection
Bedroom 1 (13 m2): one doublebed (200x180) with bedside tables (lamps), chest of drawers, alarmclock.
Bedroom 2 (10 m2): two single beds (200x90) convertible into one double bed, chest of drawers, bedsidetable with lamp
Bathroom (4 m2): with shower washing machine and wash basin
Kitchen (5 m2): completely equiped with dishes, cutlery, water boiler, coffee machine, etc.
Ante-room, wardrobe, and seperate toilet

The Neighborhood

Ecoapartment Bene is an eco-friendly operated apartment within a quiet district - Ober St Veit - near various sightseeing attractions (e.g. Schönbrunn Castle, Schönbrunn Zoo, Palm House, "Lainzer Tiergarten", Sissy's Hermesvilla...) witch are easy to reach by bus und underground. Public transport takes you into the city centre within 25 to 30 minutes. You can relax in one of the various parks (e.g. "Roter Berg", "Tratzer Berg", "Hackinger Schlosspark") around the apartment after a day of sightseeing. There is a supermarket, backery, pastry shop, tobacconist's, Bank with cash dispenser, and many different restaurants in 3 to 5 minutes walking distance.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $640 /week
Monthly Price: $1849 /month
Cleaning Fee: $43
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • We had a wonderful experience at Bene's eco. The apartment is extremely functional, neat, well organized and equipped. It has everything you can think of. We were a family of 4 staying there and quite enjoyed it for a month. The location of the apartment is excellent: All public transport means are very near by. The centre of Vienna is just 20 mns away. Zielpunkt, Spar, 2 bakeries and cafes and restaurants are just 5 mns away by foot. Ober St. Veit is a "Chic" residential area with very nice restaurants and cafes. Therefore, staying there was an excellent value for money. Parking is easy and free around the apartment. Benedikt's mother was a wonderful host providing us with anything we asked for and gave us advice about Vienna (speaking perfect English by the way).
    We highly recommend this apartment for short and long term stay in Vienna. It made our stay there enjoyable.
    Million thanks for our wonderful and extremely kind hosts. We appreciate all the kind help and support they have given us.

    The Gelil family

    February 2014
  • Wir haben uns im Apartment sehr wohl gefühlt und mit zwei Kinder hat man auch reichlich Platz. Die Wohnung liegt im Erdgeschoss und man kann direkt mit dem Kinderwagen hineinfahren. Ober St. Veit ist eine sehr nette ruhige Wohngegend, gleich neben an ist eine Kirche, Bauernladen, Bäckerei, Weinbar, Gourmet Spar usw. einfach ein nettes "Platzerl". Die U-Bahn erreicht man zu Fuß in 15min, oder man nimmt den Bus der gleich um die Ecke losfährt. Ein großer Spielplatz ist auch gleich in der Nähe.

    November 2013
  • Ein grosses Appartment, gut geschnitten, wo man sich auch länger wohlfühlen kann! Alles drin, was man braucht und vor allem sehr ruhig, dennoch im "Ortskern" von Ober St. Veit ( Geschäfte und Bus / 5 min zur U4).
    Exzellentes Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis!
    Gastgeber Benedikt war immer gut erreichbar und sehr flexibel. Danke!

    October 2013
  • Sehr netter Kontakt. Das Appartement ist im ruhigen 13. Bezirk und ein wenig außerhalb der Innenstadt. Mit ÖV ist man aber in 20min beim Karlsplatz. Ansonsten ist die Wohnung gut eingerichtet und man findet alles, was man braucht.

    October 2013
  • Thanks, great stay, nice appartement, clean, well organized. Very nice and helpfull owners. If you are looking for a stay (not in a center) this is a great choise - good value for money.

    August 2013
  • The place is great! It's very spacious and bright, and everything that's listed is correct. The place is clean, shower has great pressure!, great internet connection, kitchen has all the utensils, pots and pans if a guest wants to cook, living room has a sofa to hang out as well...

    The place is slightly removed from the city center (15 minutes walk from the apartment to the train station, and 20 minutes train ride from there to StephanPlatz). However, it worked out really well for my friends and I because we wanted a quieter place after a day of sightseeing in Vienna. Everywhere is pretty close in Vienna, so I don't think this would be an issue for anyone.

    Benedikt was very quick to reply when I was booking the place and had questions, so that was great. We didn't get a chance to meet Benedikt, but he asked someone to pick us up from the train station to go to the apartment, and that was really nice of him.

    Overall, I definitely highly recommend the place for anyone going to Vienna...

    July 2012
  • It was a nice and clean apartment, two bus stations away from the metro station.

    December 2011
  • I quite love Vienna, I must admit. My fiance and I live in Hamburg (he and I are both originally from Los Angeles). He and I brought a friend of mine visiting from San Diego to see the arguably more eccentric Germanic culture that is Austria. Excellent three day trip, and not in small part thanks to Benedikt.

    Excellent host! Benedikt even considers the small touches. The place was beautiful and located in a small community on the west side of Vienna. We had breakfast each morning at Cafe Schwarz on the corner right at the bus stop that takes you to the Ober St. Viet U-Bahn station (a two minute walk from the apartment). There are also two grocery stores to stock up on some essentials if you don't want to eat out. The buses to Ober St. Viet run frequently; the buses to the other close station, Hütteldorf, run a little less frequently, but not to worry, you are (hopefully) on vacation and therefore time is flexible! Benedikt has your back with a folio of maps and bus schedules at the ready.

    One night during our trip we were out late at the Opera and came back for some 6 EUR pizza around the corner at Piccolo's (if you go in and take out most of the pizzas are only 6 EUR each). Highly recommend it for a late night snack.

    Keep in mind, the apartment's location does require a 10 min bus ride followed by a 20 min U-Bahn ride to get to the city center, but if you are like us and enjoy the charming areas outside of the city center this place is for you. You can buy one ticket that lets you ride the buses and the U-Bahn (as well as other transit methods as well, I think, although not the private CAT train to and from the airport) for one low price (we had a 72-hour ticket for 13EUR). But remember if you take the S-Bahn into the city center from the Airport instead of the private CAT train or a car service that the daily transit passes aren't enough--you have to also buy a EUR 1.70 pass to add on (city center + outside trip). But if you forget you can still buy one on the train (with the 2 EUR service charge). Ask anyone at the airport for help if you don't understand the ticket machines. We used the S-Bahn back and forth from the airport (S-Bahn 7 to U-Bahn 4 to Bus to home--sounds like a lot but it isn't), but keep in mind that the schedule with the S-Bahn can be tricky. Long story short, S-Bahn is cheap, but requires a bit of patience :)

    Have fun in Vienna!

    November 2011
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We (two brothers, Benedikt and Leonhard Zecha) commenced our business in 2008 with our first holiday apartment in the 13th district. In the course of time, we realized that we face the same responsibilities towards our environment as we do towards our guests. While we are committed to give our guests a pleasant and relaxing stay in Vienna, we also feel obliged to ensure that this happens in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Of this conviction we developed (website hidden) in 2013. This project enables us to provide our guests with a sustainable holiday in Vienna at a fair price. They can enjoy Vienna without having to compromise on comfort. As a small project we draw on a much smaller budget than big companies. That's why we decided to upgrade our apartments step by step by acquiring environmentally friendly equipment, furniture and energy-efficient electronics. Begonnen haben wir (Benedikt und Leonhard Zecha) 2008 mit der ersten Ferienwohnung im 13. Bezirk. Im Laufe der Zeit wurde uns bewusst, dass wir gegenüber der Umwelt die gleiche Verantwortung tragen wie gegenüber unseren Gästen. Während wir uns verpflichtet fühlen unseren Gäste einen schönen, erholsamen Aufenthalt in Wien zu ermöglichen, fühlen wir uns als Marktteilnehmer ebenso dazu verpflichtet, das auf eine möglichst umweltschonende und sozial vertretbare Art zu gewährleisten. Aus dieser Überzeugung heraus entwickelte sich im Jahr 2013 (website hidden). Mit diesem Projekt wollen wir unseren Gästen ermöglichen einen nachhaltigen Urlaub zu fairen Preisen in Wien zu genießen ohne dabei auf Komfort verzichten zu müssen. Da wir Privatvermieter sind und daher auf ein wesentlich geringeres Budget zurückgreifen können als große Unternehmen, wollen wir mit Hilfe unserer Gäste Zug um Zug die Einrichtung der Apartments auf fair und umweltschonend produzierte Möbel und energieeffiziente Elektronik umrüsten.
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