Hostel Wien - Myrthengasse (HI) Reviews
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Staff was ok, the facilities looked like it used to be a college dormitory in the 60s. They do NOT have double beds, all beds are bunk beds. They advertise differently on Hostelworld and are aware of this fact yet have no intention of changing it apparently. The atmosphere is also null. Very dead and boring. Lastly, Internet is only in common areas of the first building (they have 2 at least -- so if you're staying in second you have none) and wasn't working either. Do not recommend it.
This hostel is very different from what you would usually expect - it's not so much for young travellers, more of a family-/group place. The staff isn't very friendly, there's only wifi on the groundfloor, and there's close to no power outlets in the dorms (even though the dorms are pretty big). The area is great, so I would recommend for travellers/interrailers to rent an apartment close by.
The receptionist isn't nice, he was not friendly and Was annoyed. There was no atmosphere. We suggest this place to people who doesn't care about meetings.
In general, a good value for the money. Close to main sites, and good breakfast.
Cleanliness: There were stains on my sheets and pillow. They seemed alright though. Facilities: Bad. Lockers too narrow to fit a bag. Shower in each room, which was nice, but ours was wrecked. The door was broken so it wouldn't fit and the shower'head' was attached to the wall far too low so we had to bend knees to wash our hair. Very big rooms though, lots of space and the doors are extremely secure! But it felt like all the hostel cared for was the money and not the guests. Probably true.
Hostel was fine but 0 atmosphere and really frustrating wifi! Really difficult to even book bus tickets to next destination. Need your own padlock for the lockers. Communal spaces weren't great and there is no alcohol allowed in the hostel so not the best for young travellers wanting to socialise. Also difficult to meet people as a solo traveller. Best part about the hostel is the free breakfast - you can eat enough to be full for the whole day!
Cheap prices but don't expect too much from this hostel. We were in the second building and felt quite excluded from the rest of the hostel. Even though, there's not a good atmostphere there and the staff hasn't been so friendly and kind towards us, like asking about tips on the city seemed already too much. Anyway, it's cheap and clean so it really depends on what you're looking for.
The hostel offered a great breakfast with a good variety of foods. The common areas were also reasonably comfortable. The hostel itself is across a couple of buildings. I thought it was a bit of a rabbit warren and any journey from the reception to our room in their building around the corner took about 5mins. This was a a bit frustrating with wifi only in common areas. Also, we booked a 'basic double bed private' and ended up with bunk beds with the explanation 'we don't have any of that room'
Quite a sterile hostel due to its size. We were 2 travellers on our own and not a lot of people wanted to talk or associate which is a shame. Staff were quite stand off-ish and rude sometimes however one lady at the desk(curly hair) was extremely helpful in giving directions. Good free breakfast however the queue was huge so get there early. An OK stay just one night
Great location ,clean bathrooms, with very clean linens. It has a very good location , only a 5 minute walk to all the places the main places. The staff was polite and very helpful in giving me any assistance needed. Breakfast being included is a nice plus point. But I had to pay 3.5 euros extra for hostelling international card. Not a party hostel did not meet many people there very quiet and clean though would recommend staying here.
Really clean, bed's are comfortable, ceerful staff, very quiet... "I'll be back" ;-)
Great hostel for the amount of money you spend! Close walk to the best parts of the city and easily accessible via metro lines and buses... Will definitely be going back!
A youth hostel international. very clean, good breakfast but lacking somewhat in atmosphere. lots of families and older travellers. Also, no kitchen. The hostel is located in a really good area for food and drink. Try Das biero, a studenty bar, Ulrich restaurant and the cafe on the corner of myrthengasse. Location is a little way out from the historic centre but it is easily walkable.
The hostel staff is very unfriendly. No social events were organized at the hostel. People don't even speak to each other, they are very isolated. There was no kitchen- no fridge and the canteen was closed for the weekend. There was no wifi in the room- just in the common area. There could be more showers/toilets. The breakfast was very good and the location is perfect.
This was a very affordable hostel. I stayed en extra night for that reason. I was there a little off season, so I didn't meet anyone really. it was full of mostly high school kids. So I felt a little out of place there. That probably changes over the summer. the place was very clean, limited plugs for charging which kinda sucked. showers and bathrooms were fine. they had large lockers in the rooms too.
Nice place -- many families and older individuals traveling.
A bit far from Centrum. Everything else was ok.
I felt safe staying here. very convenient location. gets very hot even during the night though in june. what more in july-aug?
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
If you are a solo young traveller, don't stay here. There's a weird vibe in the hostel, lot of families, and old people. The last days were full of school kids, and it was really annoying. WIFI only worked in the common areas. Great breakfast and location.