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Wombat's City Hostel Vienna - The Lounge

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Hostelz.com's Review
The newest Wombat's location -- Wombat's City Hostel Vienna - The Lounge -- is up to the chain's usual standards. The place has a lively atmosphere that is great for meeting people. And you even get a coupon for a free drink when you arrive!

The Location

The hostel is located only a couple of minutes walk from Westbahnhof station, which provides metro, tram, and intercity train access. By transit, the main attractions in the city centre are only ten minutes away. The neighbourhood has many restaurants and a few small bars as well. The hostel is a bit tricky to find, so pay attention to the directions. The sign for Wombat's City Hostel - The Lounge actually says The Place. Be sure that you are at the right hostel, as Wombats other hostel, The Base, is in the same area.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are clean, and include linens and towels. Door locks and lockers use the same card key. The hostel contains mostly four- and six-bed dorms. The bathrooms are ensuite, meaning you could have to wait if someone is taking too long. The washroom has a sink, toilet, and shower. The shower has a soap dish and good water pressure. The bathroom has a hook.

Common Spaces

There is a fully-equipped and clean kitchen available. Lots of lounge space around the hostel, and many Internet computers (not free), and free Wi-Fi. There is also the womBar -- a full bar in the basement, across from the laundry room. There are lots of tables and chairs in the breakfast area. Breakfast is available for a price, and includes various meats, cheeses, breads, salad, boiled eggs, juices, coffee, and tea. Free luggage storage is available as well.

The hostel is big, with a young crowd. It is easy to meet people in the dorms and common areas, but some people also stick to their laptops. Overall, it's easy to party there if you want that. Lots of tourist information is available as well on the side wall to help you plan your sightseeing. A pool table is also available.

Summary

Overall, this is one of the best hostels you'll find in Vienna. It has all the facilities you need, and is suitable for everyone from the quiet reader to the party animal. With good security and emphasis on cleanliness, Wombats City Hostel - The Lounge is a great choice when in Vienna.

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September 2009

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Wombat's City Hostel Vienna - The Lounge Reviews from the Web
Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
5   GREAT PLACE THE HOSTEL IS GREAT. Nice bar, nice breakfast for small price, but internet works just in the reception.  , BRAZIL ()
4   Alright but didn't see what's so great about it Ok -- I may have become a bit biased because of the specific time of my visit -- early/mid-October. I heard that schools over there have a fall vacation, and I guess bunch of high schools from different European countries decided to take advantage of the school break to send their kids to Vienna. Bunch of teenagers running around in addition to the general clinical atmosphere of this large place made feel like I was at an HI hostel. The Lounge does have a great location and really is pretty darn clean, but it got uncomfortable and annoying at times when a huge group of loud kids took over the kitchen and dining and lobby areas and acted like they owned the place.  , USA ()
5   Clean, modern, friendly, cheap! The location is ok, five minutes' walk from the main station, and opposite a great ice cream place! i was robbed while staying here by someone staying in my room, they took my camera (and all my pictures) my phone, and some money. was my fault, i left them in my jeans pocket under the bed and he took them whilst i was sleeping. so use the lockers for everything! The computers are cheap with fast internet. but the staff were great! they gave me all of the details of who i think it was, which i gave to the police, who refused to do anything and wouldn't let me use their phone either. staff tried to track the guy down though. they also have a locked room with a camera for keeping your bag whilst you're out and about. next time i'm in vienna i'll be staying here again!  , England ()
4   Clinical, but nice This was a good hostel (free drink in the wombar, clean rooms, with a bathroom to each room). Its only problem was that it was very clinical, and so didn't have the same welcoming feel that the smaller hostels have. Although we enjoyed our stay there, it wasn't really anything special, unlike some of our other hostels. Still, would recommend it very highly.  , UK ()
5   Great Really nice clean hostel. Staff were really friendly and helpful, rooms were clean and a good size. Location is great for people coming to Vienna by train from the west, and it is right near a major subway and tram station, so a trip to the city center took ten minutes.  , Canada ()
4  It is a clean hostel there is no lockout but they only tell you to stay out of the way if people are cleaning -which I liked. They have tons of big TVs but only CNN International in English. The bar is big but nice and a good place to party or relax (depending on the crowd). The people who work there are friendly and helpful. It isn't in the center of town, but the walk into the center is nice.  , USA ()
5  A great place to stay in Vienna. Great location, clean, safe, and cannot beat the price. We would do it again. Fun, friendly people around. You should give it a chance when you come to vienna.  , American ()
5  More like a hotel than a hostel -- it's super-clean and the staff are awesome.  ()

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