My name is Barbara Lenz. I am a fulltime host, a travel-adict and a family person. I have been running the Stadtnest Bed & Breakfast and Stadtnest Holiday Apartments since 2005  - almost as a one-woman enterprise - with a little help from my family.


I was born and raised in Vienna, studied here and graduated with a master degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. I worked in international development cooperation for  several years, both for NGOs and the UN.  Working for the United Nations Development Program gave me the opporunity to live in Myanmar (Burma) in South East Asia for two years (1994 - 1996).


Travelling is my great passion - apart from my family - and I am curious to experience the beauty and diversity of this world.


Meeting people from different countries and cultures fascinates me. At Stadtnest I have so far welcomed guests from over 30 different countries.  As a traveller I have visited more than 80 countries on all continents (apart from Antarctica, which is high on my list of places to see). Running the "Stadtnest" gives me the chance to share the beauty of my hometown with guests from all over the world.

The Stadtnest is not only my job but my pride and passion. I look forward to offering you my hospitality and local expertise here in Vienna. I hope both will help you enjoy your stay in our fascinating city even more.