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Vienna City Hostel Reviews

Dampfgasse 8, Vienna, Austria

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385 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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A good place to stay for a while, but not for a long time. Nice and clean, liked the service - really helpful.

  • 11th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel is close to the subway and relatively cheap; the room was clean and there was a bathroom and the toilet on the room. The staff was helpful. But there is no kitchen or cooking area in the hostel and because of the fire alarms, you can't use deodorants or other sprays in the room (cooking of course is also forbidden - we had a boiling kettle with us to make coffee/tea, but because of the rules we couldn't use it). Also the atmosphere could be better.


Very nice hostel. The first night we stayed the room wasn't bad. The second night the room we had was clean but the blankets and pillows need to be washed and replaced.


Nice place, near subway station, but some people who checked in are noisy talking outside the hallway. Lockers are noisy that might interfere people sleeping within the shared room. Clean and well maintained. Wifi internet access at 2nd floor are very limited very seldom get connected but in the lobby is fast. All in all it still cheap and nice place.

  • 24th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Really close to a metro stop, and quite clean. 4 bed room was really small though. staff were helpful, perfect for a couple nights.


Staff are nice and location is not too far from the Metro station,but they need to describe the direction to get there a little better because the street name change after crossing to other side of tram track even they are on the same road .


Good, clean hostel. A walk away from the city center or 2 stations if you take U-Bahn 1. Staff was friendly, you can use the underground parking for 10 Euro or park on the streets. WiFi is for free in the rooms which is a plus compared to other hostels of similar prices.


It's good. But it's far from the center... But the room it's good though!


I was not satisfied with the personal. When I did the check-in the guy was rude and during the entire night everytime I asked for some help of information he was not friendly at all. Nevertheless, the following day hte guy in reception was much nicer, so it was only this man...

  • 18th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Staff were one of the best. Vienna is a great place for interrailing in groups or couples due to its location in Europe. Meininger made this stay even easier. Thank you.


The young receptionist that works at night I forgot his name is the most helpful person ever. I just know he studies during the day. He helped suggest why to do ns why to see around Vienna and gave perfect instructions and cheapest way to get there by public transport. Amazing hostel and perfect location


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.

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