An okay place - walking distance from the railway (10-20 minutes depending on your speed) which is 15 minutes from the airport. Pretty close to the old town and the shopping quarter. There's a kitchen but it is locked from 10pm till 8 am. And you can only leave your luggage till 10pm, which is when reception closes. 2 showers only on the main floor, probably not enough in high season. The amount of fun and quality of sleep you'll get depend entirely on who happens to be staying there.
It's a good choice for a night, maybe 2, off-season. There's only 1 shower and 2 toilets per floor, which can be a problem when the place is full. It's very quiet and pretty clean. There's a microwave, a coffee machine and they make you hot water and store your food in a fridge upon request. The staff are nice and provide info if asked. there's a tram stop right next to the entrance which connects you to the railway station directly - it's too far to walk when you've luggage on your hands.
Very clean, good free breakfast, some rooms are better than others. Very close to museums, walking distance to the center but a tram ride away from train station. The kitchen is unavailable from 10 pm till 1 pm which sucks. A supermarket 5 minutes away. The smoking public is all in the special room, so unless somebody gets really high and makes a racket in the room, you can be free from it. Good for a long stay, not ideal if you need to dash in and out of town very quickly.
Very clean and comfortable: ensuite shower+toilet+sink; wifi works everywhere, card access+lockers, kitchen+breakfast option+bar, towels+linen included. But it's part of a chain, part hotel-part hostel ergo pretty impersonal. The hostel doesn't organize any activities. It's not impossible to find somebody to chat and/or go out with but not as easy and natural as in a smaller 'enthusiast-owned" hostel.
It's a bit out of the way but it's not really a downside - being on a quiet canal makes you feel like you're in the countryside. Really peaceful. The staff which includes a cat and a dog living on board is friendly but not overwhelming. No actual kitchen but there's a microwave and a teapot and a light breakfast is included. very good shower/bed ratio. All in all one of the best hostels I've stayed in.
The place is undergoing repairs now and therefor sucks but it feels like even when they're over it won't be ideal. Too few showers/toilets, no lockers at all, the front door lock was brocken, the beroom doors could be locked but never were. The kitchen is tiny, dirty and in bad condition. The music in the common room SUCKS. At least the wi-fi is good and it was cheap
Clean and impersonal. No lockers, no soap, NO KITCHEN. NO TEA/COFFEE MAKING FACILITIES. A Prohibition on bringing drinks/food with you. Breakfast included and pretty good, but I hated paying 1,5 euro for a cup of bad tea which you can't take into your room and have to drink in the bar with bad music. No activities organized by the hostel. Bad for meeting people. Not exactly cheap either.
It's part of a big chain and therefore a bit impresonal, you have to organize your partying yourself. Not good for meeting people. But otherwise it's very nice - clean, affordable, safe. Don't forget a decent sized lock for the locker (or buy one in a All-for-1 Euro kind of store ont he next street). A lot of bars in the area, pretty close to the few attractions that Central Koln has to offer. Recommended.
It's very clean, central and warm in winter. The staff make sure there's something do do every night. The partying can get pretty loud but ends around midnight. The rooms and facilities could use minor improvement - hooks, shelves - there's nowhere to put your stuff other than your locker or bed; private lights - when somebody comes back in the middle of the night or leaves while it's still dark they do it blindly, making an unholy racket. But that's just me grumbling. It's a good place to stay)
we had a nice, cozy, VERY CLEAN and reasonably priced flat for Vienna. It could definitely do with a hairdrier and a teakettle, a full-length mirror would be useful too. It's pretty close to the main shopping street (7-10 mins on foot) but not very close to all the museums & sights (closer to half an hour). It's probably no problem in the warmer periods but in winter the weather can be pretty nasty and public transport is VERY expensive in Vienna.
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The appartment I rented for 3 people turned out to be huge - could easily sleep 8 people, was equipped with: a hairdrier, a stove/oven, a fridge, electric teakettle, washing machine, free wi-fi and a computer, TV, DVD-player not to mention an antique cupboard. It has the most ideal location - the basilica serves as a wonderful lnadmark. It was warm despite the huge windows and tall ceilings. The taxi service is reasonably priced and makes sense if you've a lot of luggage & 3+ people.