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Happy Hostel

Kurzgasse 2, Vienna A-1060, Austria
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Ranked #101 of 172 Specialty Lodging in Vienna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Tokyo, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

There is a strange smell. Facilities are old and smells. Our bed sheets have lots of hair and is dirty. When I tried to pick up my stuff which fell beside the table, I saw lots of dust. Wifi is FREE but it is not working inside the room.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Although a little dated, our private room was great. It was like a little apartment with separate full kitchen and bathroom. The bed was large and comfy. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There are long termers here and I can see why as it is close to the main shoping area and train stations.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Happy Hostel is an odd place, it feels more like a homeless shelter than a hostel. It is quite intimidating so I would not feel comfortable there if I was a solo traveler. The amenities are however very good - we had a fully equipped kitchen and a dining room in our area of the hostel which was very useful.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Stayed at Happy Hostel for one night and really enjoyed my stay. I was lucky enough to find a bed quite early at 8:30 am. The place is quite old but I liked their dorms which are more like an independent apartment having everything.. Wifi is quite weak, rather not available anywhere except the reception area.. Simple and lovely breakfast... More 

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

we stopped here in summer 2012 for 2 nights. we couldn't believe our luck when we got to our room. it had a separate bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and living space! it was clean and everything we needed.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

This place smells strange, the bed in my singleroom too. I payed for a single room with my own shower, still I had to share both shower and one toilet with 4 other persons. It's very easy to hear the neighbours! And traffic outside. My room were three stairs up and there were no lights by the stairs, creepy when... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We were there for 3 days at the end of December. Had a private double with shared bathroom. We got a room in a small appartment of two locked rooms, a bathroom and a small kitchen corner. We were lucky cause there was noone else in the second room, so it was quiet. The room was clean and warm, a... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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63 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This is budget hotel/hostel so adjust your expectations accordingly or you will be disappointed; I paid 35 euros for single room with shared bathroom. Lay out is unusual in that it is rooms in apartment layout being rented; rooms without dedicated bathroom will share kitchen and bathroom with two or three other rooms. I stayed five nights. Pension Kraml is... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
8 hotel reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Yes, great location. No, It is not a happy hostel, it is a worst hostel in Vienna, creeper works at the hotel, chases people in the hotel, spiders and spiders web everywhere, loud and noisy, full of drunk people, table full of dirts, blood on radiotors, please, please, avoid this place as it is very unsafe, very noisy, very unprofessional... More 

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

It was alright for what we paid, a bit grubby. We stayed in a two person apartment. It was very spacious but a bit musty, could definitely do with a revamp. Also the toilet was in a separate room to the shower/sink which was unusual. The shower head fell numerous times and is quite heavy, was lucky not to get... More 

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