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“Just for decent sleep quality” 3 of 5 stars
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Alibi Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Wilhelm Exner-Gasse 4, Vienna 1090, Austria   |  
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Ranked #42 of 172 Specialty Lodging in Vienna
Netherlands
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Just for decent sleep quality”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Pro's: clean, spacious rooms, great and clean private bathroom with excellent shower, brand new interior (all IKEA) and comfortable beds, great sleep quality! I did not get the big desk in the room though.... Although we did not use the kitchens, they looked nice.
Con's: people smoking in common room, no hostel atmosphere at all, only 3-bed rooms so a bit harder to easily meet other people.
Location: average, approximately 20-30 mins by foot to city center, bike station in the near area, not much to do in surroundings.
Conclusion: recommended for a decent night time and budget option, but for a more hostel atmosphere better find something else.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Prague, Czech Republic
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

The room was clean & comfy, equipped with a fridge. The bathroom was large, clean and fine. The staff did their best to be helpful but they were not very knowledgeable about Vienna and there has been a problem with our booking (which was sorted to my satisfaction). Good location for city centre and the price was OK. Right across the street, there is a student hall of residence so not much sleep on Friday and Saturday nights can be expected. Still, it's a decent place to stay for a short Vienna visit (the ZOO was marvelous).

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

The hostel it self was good reachable by tram and metro, we had a triple room with private facilities.
The beds where good for my liking and everything was clean. The staff was very friendly spoke good English and where helpful. The Kitchen was also handy and complete with pan’s and everything you need to cook a decent meal.

Where there any min points? Yes. There was no Wi-Fi in the hostel, only 2 public computers and there were no towels available (at least i didn’t asked and they weren’t in the room.) so all and all a good 7 out of 10. (Because of its value for money, the staff and the cleanness).a recommendation for a city trip.e

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

Nice address in Wien for little budgets (~20 Euros).
As it is a student residence, only open in summer. Thus no dorms, maximum is 3 beds.
Rooms are really comfortable, 3 spaced beds, a big desk and a nice shower.
There is a great kitchen at each floors.
A nice lounge on the ground floor.
Very clean
Location is not the best but still ok: 5 minutes by tram to Inner state.
Helpfull Staff.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wien, Austria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

Very nice hostel, quite close to the centre of Vienna. They have very freindly staff that will help you with every problem/question about the place and about the city. I enjoyed the BBQ qith one of the receptionists and his mates :) I'd definitely recommend the place !

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bratislava, Slovakia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2010

Nice clean hostel with great common room where you can party all night long and staff was really helpful and gave us the best tips what to see, where to go eat when you don't want to spend all your money (which is not so hard in this city) and the most important thing where to go dancing.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2009

I actually spent my honeymoon there. :) We needed some place cheap and all the "better" places were booked by the time we decided. Although it may seem quite far away from the center and places of tourist interest, the public transportation works wonderful and you can get there in less than 15 minutes. The room was very clean and equipped with a refrigerator, which proved to be very useful. The kitchen was larger and well furnished/equipped and the only complaint I have to make is about the other tourists, who were not so kind as to do the dishes after using them. :)) There was always someone at the reception and the staff was really helpful/friendly and spoke good English. The only inconvenience about the room was that they don't any double beds, just twin ones, and we had to move them ourselves, which didn't actually bothered us. The bathroom was really clean and there was running hot water.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Wilhelm Exner-Gasse 4, Vienna 1090, Austria
Location: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 172 Specialty Lodging in Vienna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Alibi Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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