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Review of Vienna Brigittenau - Youth Hostel

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Vienna Brigittenau - Youth Hostel
Ranked #109 of 202 Specialty Lodging in Vienna
Moscow
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Good Value for Money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

Good place to stay - v. clean, v. friendly, no noise from the tourists despite the fact that a lot of young people are staying. Rooms equipped modestly, but well. V. high standard for a hostel. Meals v. good value for money - nutritious, savoury and cheap.
Good tramway connection to the centre from Friedrich-Engels-Platz (closer to the hostel and takes less time to get downtown than the tube - Handelskai).
Only drawback: rooms facing the street are very noisy, impossible to sleep at night. Better ask for a garden-view room (available at same price) when you book.
Will definitely be staying again next time I'm in Vienna.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

Quote: "the 410 bed hostel backs on to the Donauinsel, Europe's longest man-made beach, on the banks of the Danube." This is complete fiction. The location is dreadful. The hostel is located in the middle of a public housing estate, 15 minutes walk from the Donau/Danube which is a dirty, ugly industrial waterway. There is NO man-made beach anywhere here, only a concreted path along the riverbank. When we returned to the hostel, the staff confirmed we had been been to the right place. Dinner is not served after 7 pm, at 6:50 pm the remaining food was overcooked slop, like hospital food, and there was no choice of menu. Furthermore, the guest computers in the hostel lounge are virtually unusable and if you need to do laundry, you have to ride the bus for 25 minutes across the city. Apart from being clean and safe, this was the worst hostel I have experienced in many years, it reminded me of government youth camps in eastern Europe in the 1970s. Brigittenau is not suitable for individual travellers at all, only for big school groups.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank philipgame
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1200vienna, Geschäftsführer at Vienna Brigittenau - Youth Hostel, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Dear Guest thank you for your comments but the hostel is situated exact where shown on google and other maps.

We really don't know how long it took you to walk this maximum 500 to 600 meters. We have of course to accept your personal opinion about the danube and the danube island - million of other people love this area every summer - we wish that every city has such an "ugly industrial waterway".

You are right with your comment about our Dinner times - we serve dinner till 7 p.m - for the prices we charge for lunch and dinner in our hostel we cannot offer a 24 hours restaurant service like a * hotel - sorry for that.

Relating to your complaint about the lack of laundry-service , we can only reply that this service is simply not a part of our service but we never offered it anywhere!

We have of course to accept your opinon about our hostel, many other people like it (compare hihostels.com and hostelworld.com) Best regards from Vienna HI Brigittenau & Brigitttenau Youth Palace
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Buehler
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102 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2012

We were in Vienna for an event and the event organisers put us up here - clean and functional and in easy distance of public transport. Only the rooms in the new wing have internet.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank P_Stibbons
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Santo André, São Paulo
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2012

Starting with the pros, Brigittenau is cheap quite good acommodations. Remember it is a hostel, not a hotel, so you should not expect luxury itens, like room service and TV in the bedroom. The place is really tidy and clean, and you always see staff working to keep things like this. Besides, their efforts to build a `green` hostel are notable. The number of toilets is enough and the water was always hot during my stay. Something really amazing about this place is their breakfast, which is included. It is really worth trying and I would say it is the best breakfast I have ever had in hostels/hotels I visited. Well located (5 minutes away from a train station).

The cons: This place is not a hostel where you come to have fun and meet people. It could be. It has lots of nice things, but it just isnt. I havent seen many young people, like I did in other hostels. It is definitely not a place for partying. Maybe it can be a good thing, it depends on what you are looking for. Another bad point is that they will charge you if you want to use some of their games in the `funny room`. I mean, what is the point of this? They have really nice pool tables, pinball... but nobody uses that because you have to pay at least 1 euro.

I am going to be neutral about the staff. Some are friendly, some are not. In the end, all of them are going to help you if you need, but dont expect lots of kindness from everybody.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NastjaKranjc
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2011

Can't fault this hostel on budget or functionality. Lounge kitted out with plugs and free wifi, lunch and dinner is extremely cheap at only £5 for 3 courses and the free breakfast is also great. We were also so pleased as we had booked a dorm and when we arrived we were given a private dorm! However, don't come here expecting fun. When we were here there was a school trip with loads of children who were quite annoying and really noisy and so we felt a bit like we were on a school trip too.. The location isn't bad but it's not great. Not in the nicest area (not that it's dodgy but there's nothing there) but about 10 minutes from a well served metro station. The staff are really friendly and helpful. Would recommend but wouldn't necessarily stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Daniella S
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new zealand
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2011

We stayed in the new part of this YHA and were thoroughly impressed. It is a modern design and quite beautiful in a functional way. The rooms were very designer simple - quite lovely. It had its own bathroom. The foyer has a large common area attached with pool tables and sofa area for reading or using your laptop/ i-pad on the internet. We found the wi-fi did not travel well through the concrete to the rooms but was good in the foyer area. The dining room is on the mezzanine level and the breakfast provided could not be faulted; it was fabulous! The hostel is not centre-city but is well served by public transport and is very close to a large shopping mall. The only thing the hostel needs that it does not have is a laundry facility, though we did use a laundrette just a short bus ride away.

Room Tip: Stay in the new part of the hostel; it is excellent
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank faderc
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Timisoara, Romania
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19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

A very big, clean hotel with friendly and quick service, rooms with 2 to 6 beds (bunkbeds), mostly equipped with private shower/toilet, catering service, the prices are reasonable, it is little bit far from the center but there are lot of public transports.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank glo d
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Property: Vienna Brigittenau - Youth Hostel
Address: Adalbert Stifter Str. 73, Vienna 1200, Austria
Location: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #109 of 202 Specialty Lodging in Vienna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 200
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