On the good side, the reception staff are friendly and helpful, but...
... the hostel doesn't feel good value for money and I wouldn't recommend it for a pleasant stay in Vienna. Sorry but there are much nicer hostels in the same area.
I paid 25 euros for one night in a dorm, which included a free breakfast. It was the most tasteless, awful breakfast I've ever had at a hostel, nasty muesli, white rolls and instant coffee. I'd have rather opted out but booking online gave me no option to do this. Stuff like juice, cheese, eggs, etc cost extra, no way was I paying for anything more considering the quality of the basic stuff.
The dorm room was very basic and passable, though with a slightly dirty bathroom. There were lockers but no locks were provided. People in my room just slept where they wanted and the reception staff just allowed this, despite assigning you a specific bed when you'd paid. Okay, but a bit pointless then...
The worst thing is, after sleeping one night here I had a small cluster of extremely itchy, lingering bites on my stomach. I didn't see anything creeping in my bed and I was provided with clean sheets. But I really think these were bed bug bites. I've encountered those nasties before and I know what the bites look and feel like. Obviously this just happens in hostels sometimes, but it can be an indicator of lax cleaning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WELCOME TO WESTEND CITY HOSTEL!Our Hostel is the most centrally located youth hostel right in the heart of Vienna. Enjoy your visit in a quiet location with a stylish and charming atmosphere in a beautiful newly renovated historical building (built in 1876). We are located next to the railway and metro station “Wien Westbahnhof” and the most popularshopping street of Vienna Mariahilfer Strasse.The City Center is within 15 minutes walking distance. All major sights, museums, restaurants, cafés and discos can be reached quickly by foot or by public transportation.What we offer:breakfast buffet + free bedlinen + shower & toilet in every room + free lockers in the room and free luggagestorage+ free wifi + free map& travelguides and information + 24h reception + laundry room + Internet access + comfortable common area with satellite TV & table football + simple guest kitchen+ vending machine and coffee machine + courtyard with seats.How to find us:From “Westbahnhof“ (about 3 min):Leave the main hall of the Westbahnhof and cross the main road "Gürtel" towards"Innere Mariahilferstraße" (towards city center). On the „Christian Broda Platz“ take the first right onto "Millergasse", then the first left onto "Fügergasse".From “Wien Meidling“ (about 15 min): Take U6 to „Westbahnhof”.From the “international airport”: Take the CAT or S7 to "Wien Mitte" and then theMetro U3 direction "Ottakring", exit Westbahnhof; or take the bus from theairport to "Wien Westbahnhof".From “Südbahnhof- main train station” (about 20 min): Take the tramway 18 to “Westbahnhof“. ... more less
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