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wombats CITY HOSTEL VIENNA "The Base"
Ranked #25 of 195 Specialty Lodging in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
Belfast
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very Comfortable and Friendly Hostel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2009

I really enjoyed my time at this hostel although it was short. There was one problem only and it was the heat. there is no air con and it is very hot in vienna so when we wanted relief it was like much sweatier inside. It has a BRILLIANT kitchen facility and laundry. The staff are SO friendly and the dorm rooms are en-suite which is so handy. Breakfast was really good value too.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2009

My friend and I stayed here recently in a private double bedroom.

We found the room to be clean and sufficient - which is really all one can expect in a hostel. When we checked in, we felt rather old (though only in our mid-20s) because of how young the patronage was. That said, they did well to separate the private rooms from the sharing rooms so we heard very little noise within. Additionally, there was internet access in the lobby which was very handy.

It is located right beside the train station. It is probably about a 1-1.5 mile walk to the city center (where are the nice buildings are). The nearest Underground stop is located at the train station -- just a 6-8 min walk away. If availability hadn't been an issue, we would have chosen The Lounge over The Base because it is on a more central street.

You could have breakfast in the restaurant for only 3.50 euro. It wasn't a particularly diverse and spectacular spread, but was a good deal for the cost since eveything in Vienna is expensive!

I don't have any complaints about the hostel itself, though if I return to Vienna, I may try for a better location/more mature setting -- but the price was just right for my trip.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
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Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2009

I agree with the previous poster that this place is mostly suited to backpackers in their early twenties, although my husband who is older than me didn't mind the atmosphere. Be aware that the directions from the hostel do not mention how far the hostel is from the subway. If you have heavy luggage, it is a long walk from Westbahnhof. You can catch a streetcar on Mariahilferstrasse that will get you a block away. We stayed in a private room. The provided sleeping bags were worn out & torn. We stayed 3 nights and it didn't seem like our room was cleaned. Our towels were not changed when we left them in the shower to signal a fresh set was wanted. The bathroom had a badly designed small sink. It was impossible to wash your face or brush your teeth without getting water all over the floor. The bar & street were noisy at night but with the windows closed we had no trouble sleeping. The breakfast was the best feature, lots of breads, cheeses, fruits, yoghurt and cereals at a cheap price. If I am fortunate to visit Vienna again, I will look elsewhere.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2009

Stayed here in a double room with private bathroom. The room smelled funny and the bathroom was NOT clean at all - there was hair all over the sink and shower when we arrived and the whole bathroom smelled like urine. We stayed here for 3 nights and the room was not visited by cleaning staff the entire time. The towels provided were bath mats. The bar on the first floor would appeal to college-age visitors but probably not to anyone else, and it got loud in the evenings (but it is a bar after all!). The laundry room is a few doors down from the hostel and kind of a sketchy place for female travellers to use at night time. The breakfast was good, though, and certain staff members were friendly (i.e. the Canadian/American guy), and it is only about a 7 or 8 minute walk to the train station. Warning: The computers in the lobby were SLOW and occasionally ate coins.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
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Budapest
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2008

My friends were staying at this hostel, when I came to Vienna and joined them, so they booked a bed for me too.
I enjoyed staying there, it's a very good hostel. Very clean, silent and not too far from the "Westbahnhof" train and metro station, so it's very easy to reach the city centre. Staff was very helpful, so I absolutely recommend it to everyone!

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with friends
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passau
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2008

wombat's - the base is situated just a few minutes away from the westbahnhof. you can reach the citiy center easily within some minutes by underground.
the common room is great, you can play billard or table socker there or just sit around (on the sofas etc) and meet other travellers.
there's a big bar with a lot of choice and various happy hours and the breakfast buffet (3,5 €) is great!
you can also cook your own meals in the guest-kitchen, too, or order little snacks at the bar.
the staff is very friendly and helpful and it's a perfect place to meet other young travellers from all around the world and to party with them.
the rooms are very clean and friendly.
all in all perfect for young travellers to have a great time!

  • Stayed November 2008
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2008

This place is great. It is clean, the staff is friendly and helpful, it is in a good location in Vienna, and the map they give you when you check in has spectacular recommendations on it for food and entertainment. A fantastic place to stay in Vienna.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with friends
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Property: wombats CITY HOSTEL VIENNA "The Base"
Address: Grangasse 6, Vienna 1150, Austria
Location: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #25 of 195 Specialty Lodging in Vienna
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Hotel Class:2 star — wombats CITY HOSTEL VIENNA "The Base" 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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