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Wombats City Hostel Vienna - The Lounge

Mariahilfer Strasse 137 , Vienna, Austria
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

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.

Certainly the best choice if you are up for a state-of-the-art Hostel, cozy common areas, social vibe and friendly local staff.

All our rooms come with comfy 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 is available each morning for an additional fee. You don't need to reserve breakfast; just come around to the reception in the morning if you're hungry.

The five reasons why wombat's 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 whole house as well as free travel guide books, free luggage storage and a free welcome drink. Other facilities include lend out notebooks and laundry.

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

Reception is open 24hrs and there's 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 a 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 18 years old in order to stay in our hostel.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2018
    A fantastic place to stay while in Vienna. Although Wombat's Naschmarkt is much close to all the neat stuff it was no problem for us as Vienna is a very walkable city. Showers were clean, kitchen was well-stocked with free ingredients and provided an exceptionally clean and spacious area for cooking, and the room was cosy and comfortable. The wi-fi was a little spotty on the 4th floor (where our room was) however and we occasionally had to head down to the lobby for a proper connection.
    Canada, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    05 Oct 2018
    Wombat's Lounge is a great option for those staying in Vienna for a few days. The staff was incredibly helpful in regards to transportation questions and recommendations. The rooms were clean and the only critique I have would be to have locks on the lockers in the rooms. It wasn't an issue as we stayed in a four bed but could be for other travelers. The kitchen was a bit dirty but well stocked for those who cook while staying in hostels. Overall, I had a wonderful experience with Wombat's.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    04 Oct 2018
    Staff were great and great location near train station and for getting around Vienna. Room quality a bit run down including mattresses and linens. The rest rooms/showers could have been cleaner.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 5.1


    09 Oct 2018
    The location is really not that central or nice, the people living in the area aren’t the most welcoming and not sure how safe I would feel alone at night there. The facilities in the entrance are pretty run down but the rooms and bathrooms are okay. Staff was nice’
    France, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • 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
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2018

    1st, Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2013

    2nd, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2013

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Vienna

  • 2013

    3rd, Hostel Chain

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Austria

  • 2012

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Vienna

  • 2012

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2012

    10th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Austria

  • 2010

    1st, Country Winners Austria

  • 2010

    1st, Hostel Chain

  • 2009

    1st, Country Winners Austria

  • 2009

    1st, Hostel Chain

  • 2008

    1st, Country Winners Austria

  • 2008

    1st, Hostel Chain

  • 2007

    1st, Hostel Chain

  • 2007

    5th, Worldwide


  • 2013


  • 2012

    Worldwide Large Hostel

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  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

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

Things to Note

Please note that you need to be at least 18 years old 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.

You need a valid photo ID in order to check-in! No ID = No check-in!

We have a 24hr cancellation policy. No-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night's stay.

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