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“Gem of a Hostel from a Gem of a Hostel Chain!”

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wombats CITY HOSTEL VIENNA "The Lounge"
Ranked #4 of 196 Specialty Lodging in Vienna
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Indiana, USA
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163 reviews
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“Gem of a Hostel from a Gem of a Hostel Chain!”
Reviewed March 4, 2009

I stayed at Wombats The Lounge in Vienna, Austria for 2 nights on a 3 day stint during my month backpacking in Europe this summer. I stayed at Wombats while in Munich a few days before, and really was impressed by that location. So, I chose to stay at Wombats in Vienna and it to was a good choice. Wombats The Lounge is located very close from the Westbahnhof, and is a great area to catch public transpotation. While the price was moderatly priced, it came with a free drink and the comfort of knowing that the Wombats The Lounge has an excellent staff! Wombats The Lounge has a comfortable yet trendy style to it. IKEA furnishings, Pool Table, Flat screen TV in the lobby, and Internet (fee). They have a cavern-like bar in the basement. The rooms were clean and simple. I shared a 4 bed room with a bathroom/shower (very clean). I enjoyed my stay here and would rate it as a "First Choice" in a backpacking hostel while in Vienna.

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled solo
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed February 19, 2009

Next to the "Circus Hostel Berlin", I would say this is one of my favorites. Staff was extremely pleasent and helpful. Our room was spacious and nice. The breakfast was great. It is also in a great location for ubahn and train travel!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with friends
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Seattle, WA
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Reviewed February 13, 2009

The Wombat's City Hostel was perfect. We had a private room with our own bath and it really could have been advertised as a hotel like room - minus the maid service :) The decor was fresh and modern and the staff was very helpful.

The hostel was located right next to the train station, so it made transfers easy, but it wasn't really located near any of the major city sights. We ended up walking about 30 + minutes just to get to the museum/cultural district area.

The breakfast at the Hostel was a great deal. You purchased a meal ticket and could have your share of all the food you could imagine. They even had fresh fruit, which most hostels and hotels fail to provide.

They had internet access for purchase and an incredible bar in the basement of the hostel. There were kitchen facilities and a lounge type area for hanging out or eating.

I would definitely recommend this hostel!

  • Liked — The modern decor and all the ammenities
  • Disliked — It was a bit far from our areas of interest
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 18, 2009

We chose Wombat for our Vienna trip based on the fact that my boyfriend had stayed there before and we were going for the safe one.

Everything was really ok about the place, we checked in a double room which was very clean and pretty nice and colorful. The staff was really friendly and the room was cleaned everyday, though this is actually a hostel.
Great location next to the train station (we arrived by train) and really close to center.

the breakfast was really ok for 3.5 euros per person and I must mention here the WomBar :) really cool, nice music, average prices (they give you one drink for free with a ticket) and a great way to mingle with everybody else.

We also had access to Internet and that helped a lot when we had to prepare for Budapest.

the only minus I would put here is the noise some people can make in the middle of the night. There were some people that just couldn't respect the fact that one was sleeping at 2 in the morning,
But hey, I think I even expected this when we booked a hostel so it was ok.

  • Liked — the cleanliness, the proximity to the centre, the WomBar
  • Disliked — the noise at night
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed December 6, 2008

My wife and I stayed in hotels everywhere else in Europe, and this was one of the nicest places we stayed. We had a private room with a private bathroom, so the only time we knew we were in a hostel was in the lobby or enjoying the great breakfast (3.50 Euros).

Everything in our room was brand new and really clean. Our room was in a private section of the hostel that you needed a swipe card to access (4 rooms in the section), so we never heard any noise. We were also on the 3rd floor, so far above the bar in the basement.

The location was great, with the train station just a couple minutes' walk away, and situated halfway in between downtown and Schonbrunn.

No complaints at all.

  • Liked — Cheap breakfast, great room.
  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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melb
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Reviewed November 14, 2008

we booked for a private double here for two nights. wasn't very impressed when they doubled booked our room the first night. they offered to put us in another hotel and pay for the different and also taxi cost. we decided to stay in a dorm room for the first night then move to our own the second. glad we stayed. the hostel was located 5 minutes walk to the Westbanhoff. the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. the hostel was very cleaned and secured. the 3.5 euro all you can eat breakfast was a bargain. if you go to Munich, Berlin or Vienna, and looking for a nice place to stay that doesn't cost an arm and leg, Wombat is the place

  • Liked — cleanliness, security and affordable price
  • Disliked — the double booking even though we booked a few months in advance
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2008

I have just arrived home from a 4 night stay at Wombats The Lounge, and absolutely loved it. It was my first experience of staying in a hostel, and I was very pleasantly surprised.

The hostel itself is clean and functional with small clever touches that make your stay easier (e.g. you are given a card for entry to your room which also doubles as a locker key). The staff are knowledgeable and helpful. Only small point I would make is you have to leave some kind of plastic card with your name on it as a deposit for a room key. We hadn't been told this on booking, and although we had something to leave, some other people were caught out!

Breakfast isn't included but for 3.5 euros it is a real bargain.

I would definately recommend this place, and will look to stay in other Wombats hostels in the future.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
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Property: wombats CITY HOSTEL VIENNA "The Lounge"
Address: Mariahilfer Strasse 137, Vienna 1150, Austria
Location: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #4 of 196 Specialty Lodging in Vienna
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Hotel Class:2 star — wombats CITY HOSTEL VIENNA "The Lounge" 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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