This hotel is indeed exclusive! Magdas hotel welcomes refugees and ordinary tourists can indeed settle here.
I was checking the prices – let’s say to order the room for a single person would cost 64 euros for one night. You’d be served by 14 people from different countries who speak 23 different languages. Of course, refugees are “thoroughly selected” here, yet the situation is unclear now. For example, one of the workers is a thirty-eight-year woman who ran away from Morocco because she was chased due to her untraditional sexual orientation.
It’s interesting that 1,5 mln euros were dedicated to establish interior by Caritas and this sum was enough! Of course, with the help. Ordinary people who sacrificed 60 000 euros and other necessary materials and furniture helped as well as the hotel staff by its work. Second-hand materials and pieces of furniture were used due to economic considerations giving them the new look which brought history and style to an interior. Such interiors are indeed fashionable now! Each room looks different describing the prevailing interior style as vintage chic style or mid-century modern. It’s worth mentioning that the hotel cooperated with Austrian Art Academy, therefore, pictures that you see on the walls are the works of the students of the Academy. A perfect practice for students and social help at the same time!
78 different rooms are dedicated to tourists, for which they, of course, pay themselves. 25 other rooms are devoted for refugees who are supported by Austrian Caritas. A temporary accommodation is provided for them, they’re taught to work in a hotel, therefore, a lot of members of staff are the refugees themselves – a perfect idea to integrate them! It’s published in Magdas website that it’s tried to figure out social and economic problems, therefore, their business is focused not on pursuit of profit but on openness and humanity. A very welcome initiative!
Some more interesting information. Those who work here, in accordance with local market standards, earn approximately 20 000 euros per year (least qualified). Source.