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Wombats City Hostel Vienna - The Lounge

Mariahilfer Strasse 137, Vienna, Austria
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  • 83%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

Wombats City Hostel Vienna - the Lounge is located on Vienna's main shopping street and is 'right around the corner from the Westbahnhof, which is where the airport bus stops, and it's a very easy subway right or a walk to the city centre', as one Hostelworld guest said. This hostel has a highly-praised breakfast as well as a popular bar which hosts regular parties while keeping the rooms quiet. They're most frequently praised on our site for their helpful, friendly staff.

Property Information:

Wombats City Hostels were voted as best hostel chain worldwide in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 by guests who booked through this site. We kindly thank every single one of them. We promise to keep it up!

Let's Go Europe said we are a 'Brand-new hostel, immaculate rooms, in-the-know staff'.

Our state-of-the-art building has an imperial facade dating from 1880 - be where technology meets tradition and let us meet your expectations!

We're centrally located and close to the trains and public transport, right on Mariahilferstrasse, the longest shopping street in Vienna, only 50 metres away from the Westbahnhof railway station.

All our rooms come with comfy wooden beds, private shower and toilet facilities. Rates include free bed sheets and towels and there's free lockers in every room.

Our lounge is a giant comfort zone with all standards and extras you need to relax, get informed, communicate, socialize and chill. Our lively Wombar serves cheap drinks and food but is beneath sound-proof brick vaults in the basement, so no noise will keep you from having a good night's sleep.

Cooking some dinner? There's free pasta, tea, coffee, spices and more in our guest kitchen. Please note that our rates don't include breakfast. An all-you-can-eat continental buffet brekkie costs 4.50 EUR. You don't need to reserve breakfast; just come around to the reception in the morning if you're hungry.

The five reasons why wombats city hostels became a destination by their own right is because we have the best cleanliness, the most amenities, the best social atmosphere, we're not dirt cheap and we're the hostel from travellers for travellers.

Cleanliness is not something to take for granted in many other hostels, but we do take this seriously: we have won the 'cleanest hostel worldwide' award. Twice.

We offer maximum security with smartcard access for the front door, the floors, the rooms and your locker.

There's free Wi-Fi in the lobby and bar as well as free travel guide books, free luggage storage, free condoms and a free welcome drink. Other facilities include internet terminals and laundry.

We also have loads and loads of free brochures about tours, sights, accommodation and other destinations in Europe, plus free maps of Vienna, Munich and Berlin.

Reception is open 24hrs and there's no age limit, no curfew, no lockout and no stupid rules. We've travelled the world ourselves - so we know first-hand what you're doing and what you expect from us. We care for you and we care for your feedback.

We make sure that you will feel safe and welcome here. When you've been on the road all day long, seeing sights and walking and walking, it's cool to have a nice scene at the hostel where you can have some beers, talk and make friends. This will make your stay a memorable one! Many traveller stayed quite a bit longer than primarily intended.

You may find an even cheaper place to crash in town, but none where you get more value for your money.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Please note that you need to be at least 16 years old (with written confirmation of your parents) in order to stay in our hostel.

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  • Wombats City Hostel Vienna - The Lounge says

    Most large hostels have comfy modern facilities, but are bland and lack in atmosphere. For us, it´s very important to only hire staff who knows what a hostel actually is, stay in them when they travel themselves and so know from firsthand experience what the guests expect. I think our hostel is ideal for anyone who think hotels are too boring of a place to stay. We have almost all the amenities you expect from a hotel, but a good hostel offers so much more.
    We're right on Mariahilfer St, Vienna's biggest shopping Road, but the Kahlenberg Hill is my favourite place. It's the easternmost hill in the Vienna woods, still inside Vienna's city limits but in the middle of the vineyards, well connected with public transport. When the city is baking in the summer sun, there's always a fresh breeze up there, a superb view over Vienna and a café with good ice cream.
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      Klaus, CFO Wombats
  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    I stayed in two Wombats hostels during my European trip. The one in Munich and the one in Vienna, the Lounge. The staff at both were extremely nice and helpful! The rooms were very clean and I never felt unsafe while there. Will definitely recommend it to friends.
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      Anonymous, USA, Female, 31-40
  • Latest Review

    The staff was so friendly and helpful! Kitchen was great and fully equipped! Lockers in rooms are very secure! Comfy beds, towels included, breakfast was pretty good...everything was pretty great! Couldn't ask for anything more :) would definitely stay here again
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

Hostel Awards

  • 2015 1st Best Large Hostel Chain
  • 2013 2nd Worldwide Large Hostel
  • 2013 1st Best Hostel by Country Austria
  • 2013 1st Most Popular Hostels Vienna
  • 2013 3rd Hostel Chain
  • 2012 10th Worldwide Large Hostel
  • 2012 1st Most Popular Hostels Vienna
  • 2012 3rd Best Large Hostel Chain
  • 2011 1st Best Hostel by Country Austria
  • 2010 1st Best Hostel by Country Austria
  • 2010 1st Hostel Chain
  • 2009 1st Best Hostel by Country Austria
  • 2009 1st Hostel Chain
  • 2008 1st Best Hostel by Country Austria
  • 2008 1st Hostel Chain
  • 2007 5th Worldwide
  • 2007 1st Hostel Chain

Hoscar Nominations
  • 2013 - Worldwide
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  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Please note that you need to be at least 16 years old (with written confirmation of your parents) in order to stay in our hostel. Please note: no check-in before 2pm (we need to clean the rooms first!). You can leave your luggage in our storage room though and come back later. We have a 24hr cancellation policy. No-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night's stay.

Wombats City Hostel Vienna - The Lounge Located at Mariahilfer Strasse 137, , Vienna.
Wombats City Hostel Vienna - The Lounge
Vienna 1150 Mariahilfer Strasse 137
85% 10956
48.1947437 16.3369488
Wombats City Hostel Vienna - The Lounge
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