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Dampfgasse 8, Vienna, Austria

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478 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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Our stay at the hostel was fantastic. Good location, good staff and nice hostel!


Cool staff, good choice if you need to stay around the main train station, however a little dirty, but I think due to the guests


Good location, near to the train station.

  • 21st Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


No where near the city and there was no atmosphere down in the lounge area


Wifi didn't work, no kitchen, limited no. Of bikes available(wrongly advertised) location not that central


It's a cool hostel it's just a little far from the city center. I ended up taking a couple ubers during my stay. The atmosphere is nice but the wifi doesn't work in the rooms so everyone who was downstairs was just on their phones. Not much socializing for a solo traveler like myself. I was only there for 2 nights though and it did the job! Got to do my laundry which was a major plus.


Lovely and clean, nice location and great staff!


Decent hostel, really good showers and had lockers. Was only here for a quick stop so didn't really use the hostel, staff were helpful and it's close to a tube to get everywhere


The hostel was nice, clean, new. Someone before me commented that 'it is located in turkish district and it is dangerous to walk around at night'. I would like to say that there are many immigrants living there, yes, but they are taking care of each other so it's actually quite safe there and criminal rates are low. They are also very kind and helpful and food in turkish restaurants was absolutely delicious. Night life is fun and worth visiting. Would recommend the hostel and the district.

  • 7th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovenia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


For the price, the hostel was reasonable and not too far from the city centre. However, some members of staff were quite rude and seemed to treat most of the visitors with studied contempt.


Not a bad hostel, but the location isn't too great - you will have to take the metro everywhere.


Helpful and friendly people at the reception. The location is less than 20 min walk to the main train station and less than 10 to the metro. Room was TINY! Was in a 6-bed one and didn't expect much, but it's 5 steps long and 3 steps wide :D (pray not all beds are occupied). NB- the rooms are closed between 10:30 and 14:00. Apart from it, that's a standard hostel experience.

  • 30th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I travelled 9 countries and this was by far the most expensive and worst hostel I stayed in. The was literally zero atmosphere or life about the place. There was no cooking facilities, no social or chill-out and there is tones of extra charges such as bed sheets and to use the internet on the computer downstairs. The hostel rooms were very cramped and it was located far from any where. The staff weren't helpful either.


Disappointing is the breakfast for €4.90 I got warm milk with my cereal and watered down orange juice. Bad form. The staff was great warm, friendly and very helpful. The noise level travels thru the staircase because the security doors are opened all the time especially from the reception area where a billard-table sits. Noises traveled up and down the halls. Better directions from the main station.


The hostel is located a little out of the centre not too much of an issue, but there was no social area so you could only talk to the people you met in your room, the addition of a social area or bar would be helpful. The shower curtain was a little green at the bottom and would clog the drain at times. Overall not bad for a night or two but no longer.


I only stayed for a night, but I had a fine time there. The facilities are nice, there are private bathrooms. Towels aren't included and don't go for breakfast in the morning. Staff was really helpful in describing how to get to certain places, I did not ask for recommendations of places to go though. There weren't outlets near the beds to charge your phone at night which was a minor annoyance. The hostel is really close to the subway too so it's really easy to get around from there.


Overall great stay in Vienna. The breakfast was good. Didn't have any issues, just needed hand soap in the bathroom.


Quite an expensive hostel in comparison to other ones we have stayed at in different countries, especially for shared dorms with no kitchen facilities. However, the room and bathroom was kept very clean, and the location is good as it just a short walk from the train station, but a longer walk (20-30 mins) into the centre of Vienna.


Main drawbacks are the location (45 minute walk or 5-ish minutes on the underground) to the city centre. No guest kitchen eliminates the option of cooking at home. However, good value for money and it is clean so no complaints.


Stayed in a six bed mixed dorm for two nights. Toilet and shower by the room. Great big lockers to keep your luggage in, but bring your own lock. Me and my company was really disappointed at the location. The distance in Wien are very far so the hostel wasn't in the city at all. Gross madrases. Wifi only at reception. Only three wall outlets.

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