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Vienna City Hostel Reviews

Dampfgasse 8, Vienna, Austria

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362 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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Nice hostel, guy at the reception desk was a bit rude. There were only three plugs in our four bed room. Some plastic glasses in the bathroom would be nice.

  • 8th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I thought it was closer to the main square, its half an hour walking, so its not that far but if you want to party downtown is not that good, is like 15 minutes away from the belverde museum which is amazing, you can find The kiss from Klimt there!!! If you dont mind taking the tram or the metro all the time then is a good option cause its only 5 minutes away from the hostel. The personal was polite and helpfull, but thats all. You have to pay to use the computers.


The price of 22 EUR per night without breakfast is to expensive. Also, bathrooms are fool of water after showering since there is no drain.


If you just want a bed it's ok. There is no kitchen facilities, the communal area is like a canteen, the bathrooms in the dorms were wet and dirty and the guy on the desk recommended mcdonalds as a good local restaurant. When we were there it was busy with a school camp, so maybe they're used to a different crowd. On the plus side it's close to the metro, good price and the beds are comfy.


The staff were very helpful and when I lost my wallet they helped me find the right persons to contact and even let me call. The 24 hour reception was a blessing since I arrived late at the hostel. Rooms were clean and breakfast was good. Location was also quite close to undergrounds going to the city centre. Would definitely recommend it!


It was just OK, nothing to come back for. Cleaners and maintenance staff very nice and helpful, receptionist not so much.. What puts me off is too many hidden costs. You have to buy the towel for 2,5 and it's not even a brand new one (can't rent it for cheaper if you clearly reuse them?) 4 Euro for breakfast which is bread, cheese and milk, if you want an egg pay 1,5 extra... There are lockers in the room, but hey...BUY a padlock if you want to use them. Or I am spoiled by other hostels....


I was neither inpresswed nor dissapointed in this place. It's right outside Venice and getting there was no problem there just ins't anying around there besides Venice if you doing want to go into Venice be prepaired to be bored. Oh and their maps are very hard to follow.


Con: The room was very small. There was no chair to sit except the lower bunk bed. There is no wifi in the room. Pro: The facilities look clean and modern. The location is close to a metro station.


The hostel was very good in terms of cleanliness. The location is not perfect, but still good and there is a very good metro station. It is big and works like a hotel, systematically. If they offered free (or at least cheaper) breakfast that could be better. But overall I really enjoyed my stay there.


Really friendly staffs and new building. Good breakfast. Location is near big marketplace and metro.

  • 18th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Was a last-minute booking so wasn't expecting much....very clean, safe and with a decent location but completely lacking in atmosphere. Common area is too quiet and nobody there, so hard to meet other travellers. Staff very friendly though.


Everything OK, maybe one more hour of breakfast time would be helpful for the ones who make party until night.


The wifi is only at the reception area. There are plenty of hostels in Vienna who charge cheaper and provide wifi through out the hostel. Overall the hostel is clean, but you should vouch for other hostels instead.

  • 11th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Everything was great, staff is very friendly, the rooms are clean and quiet. I did not like the location even though its very near to the city center because I didnt feel comfortabale going out late at night, all by myself, cuz that is a neighbourdhood with not really good reputation and a lot of imigrants and foreighners so I did not feel really safe. But the Ubahn stop is near to the hostel so you dont really have to walk trough the neighbourdhood for a long time.

  • 15th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Serbia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


it was best hostel that I stayed.

  • 26th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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