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Wombats City Hostel Vienna - The Lounge

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb 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 The City Hostel – 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 centre can be reached within minutes through metro line U3. Our area is surrounded by many supermarkets, restaurants and bars.
wombat’s CITY HOSTELS is proud to be one of the most experienced hostel chains (20 years of hostel knowledge!) and 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* (please note, we are refurbishing some of our social spaces, including the guest kitchen, but we still offer you a momentary solution, don´t worry!)
+ 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 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

Overview

Come and join in the fun at Wombats City Hostel Vienna – The Lounge. Check in and grab your free welcome drink before heading down to our underground, lively womBAR, where our friendly staff host regular parties. Cheap beers and cocktails are served till late, and our weekly beer happy hour lasts all night long! If you're here to relax, no worries – we've got soundproof bricks so you can chill upstairs in our large comfort zone lounge, or snooze peacefully in your room.

Location

Finding us couldn’t be easier: we’re right in the middle of Mariahilferstrasse, Vienna’s main shopping street. In fact, the airport bus stops at the Westbahnhof, just around the corner. From here, you can reach the city’s must-sees in under 30 minutes. Jump on the underground, just 5 minutes away, and head to the historic Hofburg palace, before moving on to get a shot of the colourful Hundertwasserhaus building. For drinks and street food, head for Naschmarkt market – 15 minutes away.

Rooms and Dorms

We've got mixed and female-only dorms, plus single, twin or double rooms – all with en-suite bathrooms. Sheets and towels are included, so you can free up space in your backpack for extra clothes or toiletries. Safety's important to us: your smartcard will access the front door, the floors, the rooms and your locker (all rooms have free lockers for your backpack). And we take cleanliness seriously too: we've won the Cleanest Hostel Worldwide award. Twice.

Extras and activities

Go ahead and explore the backstreet bars of Mariahilferstrasse: our 24-hour reception is always open to welcome you back. In the morning, recover with our all-you-can-eat continental breakfast, or cook up your own in the shared kitchen. Free pasta, tea, coffee and spices mean you can save pennies for apple strudel later. After dinner, keep it lowkey with a game of foosball or pool in the lounge, or Google your next adventure using our free Wi-Fi.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.3


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    16 Feb 2020
    First time in a hostel. Stayed in a room with 4 beds ensuite. Very clean and tidy. They provide the linen and towels but no soap or shampoo. Good breakfast buffet for 4.90€ Very polite and helpful staff Internet is not working
    Greece, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Feb 2020
    Nice atmosphere. Good laugh and very friendly environment.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    16 Feb 2020
    Always love a wombats hostel! Security could be better (random man off the streets walked in to the bar and then started harassing the guests for hours) Other than that kitchen is clean the bar is nice and staff amazing
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    13 Feb 2020
    The staff was very nice and considerate. I dropped my necklace down the drain, so the front desk kindly helped me retrieve it from the pipes. In terms of the facility, I shared a private room that had a private bathroom, with my friend. I found no problems with it. I did find some dust at the foot of the bed by the wall, but unless you are a clean freak like me, it is not even noticeable. The metro is accessible by 3-5 min walk, but almost everything is at walking distance.
    South Korea, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    30 Jan 2020
    Super helpful and friendly staff, decent sized rooms and good bar area downstairs. Common area is large and comfy. The locker system using your key card is really smart and there are lots of power outlets in the room with one near every bed. A great stay, close to easy public transport to get you into the heart of Vienna in no time at all.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    16 Feb 2020
    Good location near the metro and the Mariahilfen pedestrian shopping street with lots of bars, restaurants, and different neighborhoods around. Also around the corner from the €8 airport bus. Nice bar and good atmosphere. Small but good kitchen. Only thing is I got bites (not bed bugs) in bed (this was in very early spring, so not mosquitoes either).
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    03 Feb 2020
    The location of this hostel is ideal - very close to train/subway station. The staff at reception and in the bar are friendly and helpful. Breakfast is very good and at €5 represents great value. Wifi was not great but ok. HOWEVER .......not all was well, I got badly bitten by bedbugs, I reported this to reception but have had no response from management , an apology would have been the least I expected.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    17 Feb 2020
    I found some staff amazingly helpful and some not that pleasant. The middle aged woman in breakfast that looks at you like your a criminal or in a concentration camp needs to stop doing that. Check people but smile you can do both. I didn't manage to get into a single conversation with anyone staying, maybe encourage opportunities for people to mix more as otherwise people stay in their groups. I'm a single traveller so it's important to me. Good on the whole and I would book again.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Feb 2020
    Good value for money, clean, good location but wifi was pretty much non existent
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9

    Good

    05 Feb 2020
    Cleanliness could have been improved, esp as I stayed a couple of nights ; the day after room service is expected to be better !
    Sri Lanka, Male, 18-24
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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
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • 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, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    3rd, Hostel Chain

  • 2019

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2018

    1st, Hostel Chain

  • 2015

    1st, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 2013

    2nd, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2013

    3rd, Hostel Chain

  • 2013

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Vienna

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Austria

  • 2012

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Vienna

  • 2012

    10th, Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2012

    3rd, Best Large Hostel Chain

  • 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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