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Wombats City Hostel Vienna - The Lounge

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

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 Description

wombat’s CITY HOSTELS Vienna – THE LOUNGE is definitely the place to stay if you want to fully enjoy Vienna. We're located on the famous “Mariahilferstrasse” (the longest shopping street in Vienna) and right next to the “Westbahnhof” railway station close to trains and various public transport options. From here, the city center can be reached within minutes through metro line U3. Our area is surrounded by many super markets, restaurants and bars.
wombat’s CITY HOSTELS is proud to be one of the most experienced hostel chains (20 years of hostel knowledge!) and a background of award winning houses located all over Europe: Berlin, Budapest, London, Munich, Venice and Vienna.
wombat’s CITY HOSTELS offers safe, clean, quality accommodations. Spacious dorm rooms with ensuite bathroom and individual lockers in dorms for personal belongings.

Included
+ Bedding
+ super-fast WIFI in the entire building
+ our own wombat’s city maps
+ fully equipped guest kitchen (plus: free food section, free noodles and rice)
+ luggage room
+ guided walking tours
+ welcome drink

Additional features
+ our lively womBar serves affordable drinks/cocktails/snacks and offers happy hours and regular events (check out the Hostel Events section on this site below!)
+ Breakfast buffet (for an additional fee): bread, muesli, yoghurt, cheese, spread, fruits, orange juice, milk, coffee, tea and much more
+ Coin operated laundry facilities (washing and crying – ups, sorry about the typo, of course we mean drying), so you can re-vitalize your clothes ;)
+ bike rental

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 multiple times.

By travellers for travellers
We have travelled the world ourselves - so we know firsthand what you are doing and what you expect from us. We care for you and also for your feedback.

We make sure that you’ll feel safe and welcome here. When you have 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 relax, have some beers, exchange travel ideas and make new friends.

Among all the lovely details there’s one thing that makes wombat’s special; The hostel atmosphere that we all love, travellers sharing not only a space, but an experience.

This will make your stay a memorable one!


Please be aware that we have a minimum age of 18 years. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Oct 2019
    The staff was excellent! Very informative and helpful with every question. The rooms were clean and spacious and there were plenty of areas to lounge about. Location is close to public transit and walking distance to most everything you’d need.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    02 Oct 2019
    Massive hotel like hostel with all really good facilities. Location is good, close to metro line, not to long of a walk into old town and close to the big palace. Staff have a good knowledge of where to go and what to see in Vienna. Not much of a true hostel vibe but the bar down stairs is a good place to meet people
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    28 Sep 2019
    The location is very good and staffs are kind,
    Japan, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    10 Oct 2019
    Wombats is always a good hostel and this was no exception. Nice rooms, clean kitchen and bathrooms, lots of spaces to hang out and a good bar downstairs. the atmosphere was only ok, there were a couple big tourist groups of teenagers which was annoying but that’s the only downside. Location is very close to westbahnhof station which was handy.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    04 Oct 2019
    Very clean, quiet in the rooms, a bit out of the centre but easy public transport; a nice place to stay for a few nights.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    03 Oct 2019
    Good but not the best location for exploring main area. Little atmosphere.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9

    Good

    06 Oct 2019
    The hostel in near by public transportation witch is good. There was a group of your people (school tri por something) and on the other hand very old people. The kitchen is very small and there is not enough equipment. Overall i felt nice in my room, not much of a traveler environment at all.
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9

    Good

    02 Oct 2019
    Everything was fine, but the wifi. In my entire trip, I stayed at about 8 different hostels/hotels, and everyone had a very good wifi connection. But here the connection was just not good. Rest everything was perfect.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3

    Good

    02 Oct 2019
    I have to tell everyone my body is covered in bed bug bites. It is absolutely awful.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9

    Rating

    11 Oct 2019
    Did not look or feel clean. And it wasn’t but tolerable. If Wombat’s Venice was a 10 this was a 2. It was dark and dingy and breakfast wasn’t any better. Made me think twice about booking another Wombat’s.
    USA, Female, 41+
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2019

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2018

    1st, Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2013

    3rd, Hostel Chain

  • 2013

    2nd, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2013

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Vienna

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Austria

  • 2012

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2012

    10th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2012

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Vienna

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Austria

  • 2010

    1st, Hostel Chain

  • 2010

    1st, Country Winners Austria

  • 2009

    1st, Hostel Chain

  • 2009

    1st, Country Winners Austria

  • 2008

    1st, Country Winners Austria

  • 2008

    1st, Hostel Chain

  • 2007

    5th, Worldwide

  • 2007

    1st, Hostel Chain

Nominations

  • 2013

    Worldwide

  • 2012

    Worldwide Large 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. Klaus, CFO Wombats

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