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Wombat's City Hostel Vienna - The Base

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Hostelz.com's Review
Wombat's City Hostel Vienna - The Base is located in the neighbourhood of the Vienna west station. This chain hostel is nicely decorated and organised, and you get a free welcoming drink when you check in. However, this hostel tends to charge you extra on top of the bed. They promote the breakfast that actually comes with a cost and when you check in, charge for using laundry, and have a private bar selling drinks and so on. And they even charge you for using their computer. But they are all reasonably priced, so treat all these as tips if you like to.

The Location

This hostel is within walking distance from the west station, but this is not to be mixed up with another Wombat's hostel five minutes from the station. You need to keep on walking for another five minutes, turn right, and walk to the end of the street before you can find this hostel. If you plan to stay in the city for a few more day, you may be tired of the long travel time before you reach the city centre (area I) and all the tourist spots. If not, proximity to the train station is definitely a plus of this hostel.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Rooms are acceptable, with adequate facilities. In-room lockers, door locks, in-room bathrooms, and even hangers are available. Bathroom is clean, beds are bunk beds.

Common Spaces

They've got a bar and a restaurant, definitely sufficient common space to hang out. (And so it ensures when you want to sleep, the social people won't be staying in rooms being noisy.) The bar, where you redeem your welcoming drink, is open late (and there are not other bars nearby). The drinks are reasonably priced, you will definitely prefer it to going out. The restaurant is for breakfast, and is right next to the bar. This hostel is very conscious about needs of backpackers.

Summary

This is a chain hostel in which you can find everything you need -- nice staff, nice facilities, and nice people.

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July 2011

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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
5   Clean, Fun, Great Wifi, Not the Best of Wombats Locations, One Outlet The location of Wombats -- The Base was about a 7 min walk from Wien Westbahnhof and tram station. It's tucked back a bit from the main road on a small alley-like road. You'll pass Wombats -- The Lounge on the way there, which seems like a more ideal location. You'll have to take the tram to/from the main attractions and nightlife. On weekends this isn't a problem as the trams run all night, but on weeknights they stop at 12 and you'll need to figure out a night bus. Rooms were clean with decent beds and good-sized lockers. Showers were hot with good pressure. Bar area and lobby was fun with a lot of activities for guests. The free drink was well received by my group. Wifi wasn't a problem for us at all. Staff was very friendly. Only one outlet per dorm room which can cause problems for 6 people wanting to charge all their devices overnight ... and we also needed to plug in the fan that was provided. I wouldn't go for the 4 euro breakfast. It's pretty basic. Overall would stay here again! Good value for the price!  , age 20, USA ()
5   Great! Excellent hostel with helpful personnel and nice clean rooms. Also by a metro connected very fast to the center of the city. Recommend to everyone!  , age 29, Croatia ()
5   Great! No additional comments. Really great!  , age 40, Rus ()
5   Awesome! This hostel is just awesome. Everybody is very helpful; you get a free drink upon checking in; the breakfast is complete, delicious and cheap. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The location were perfect: near a principal street, near the train station, there were a lot of stores by there; I walked into town almost all the time because train is necessary just to go to some places. I really recommend this hostel!!!  , Brazil ()
4   Always great! Great place, nice staff, awesome facilities and always great atmosphere. This one has a nice location. Clean bathrooms and rooms. Highly recommended!  , Brazil ()
5   Brilliant! this hostel is immaculate! the rooms are spacious and there are free lockers. the beds are solid and comfortable. rooms and bathrooms are kept very clean all the time (never seen a hostel that clean before). staff are helpful and friendly. the hostel bar (with sun terrace) is great and drinks are reasonably priced. if you're visiting vienna, wombat's is definitely the perfect place to stay!  , Switzerland ()
4   Clean! Clean and nice. Staff is not exactly friendly, but that didn't matter. Lockers are spacious and free. Breakfast is so not worth it.  , USA ()
5   Very social and fun This hostel is a party hostel; the bar is awesome (1 Euro beers during Happy Hour!) and you get a free drink upon checking in. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and I felt safe at all times. The only downside is that there was only one outlet in our room, which was pretty inconvenient, but other than that, the place was fun and accommodating!  , USA ()
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