A&T Holiday Hostel Wien

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Description

The Hostelz.com Review

A&T Holiday Hostel Wien is a clean, quiet hostel in a large, conveniently located building with comfortable beds, plenty of bathrooms, and an optional breakfast buffet.

The Location

Easily found, A&T Holiday Hostel Wien is located less than a ten-minute walk from the busy Reumannplatz U1 metro station, and a quick metro or tram ride to the central train station and airport. Besides a Billa supermarket, there are a number of small cafes and restaurants nearby, including famous Tichy Eissalon ice cream shop.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorm rooms are adequately sized with comfortable beds, nice linens, a table and chairs, and individual reading lamps and electrical outlets for each bed. It would have been nice to have a small shelf attached to each bunk bed to store small items while sleeping, especially for the top bunks, since there is no place to put things other than in the lockers or on the table. The mattresses and pillows are very comfortable and linens are provided. The room is furnished with blackout curtains, which help darken the room.

Each room has tall, narrow lockers -- a regular carry-on bag easily fits inside, but a big backpack may need to be partially unpacked to squeeze through the narrow door. The lockers do not accept a standard lock, but you can get locker keys for a security deposit, which is returned at checkout.

The bathroom is clean and has plenty of places to put your things. Soap, shampoo, feminine products, and a hair dryer are pleasantly provided free of charge, but towels must be rented. The room doors block out noise fairly well, and the corridors also have noise-blocking doors at each end to cut down on unwelcome interruptions at night. The dark, quiet room and comfortable mattress gave us the best night's sleep we've ever had in a hostel.

Common Spaces

There are two main common areas in the hostel besides the cellar pub. The reception area has two separate lounging spaces with couches and several computers. The dining room also has a pool table and foosball as well as a snack machine. The cellar pub was closed when we visited. Free Wi-Fi is available and the front desk provides maps, brochures, reading materials, and tour info. Despite adequately sized common spaces, the hostel seems a bit lifeless and feels more like a quiet hotel with less interaction between guests than usual -- great for travelers looking for a restful place to crash after sightseeing.

Summary

Overall, this hostel is clean, quiet, easy-to-find, and conveniently located near transportation hubs. The atmosphere is calm -- a good match for travelers seeking a good night's sleep or wishing a quiet place to rest rather than for party-goers looking for nightlife. This is one of the cleanest, most comfortable hostels we've stayed in, and the extra convenience items provided, decent location, and restful environment make it a place we definitely plan to return to.
by Zondu
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2018-03-08
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View of hostel from street
Brightly lit hostel sign
Main entrance
Reception area
Reception desk and common seating area
Common area with computers
Breakfast buffet area
Pool and fuseball tables in common area
Dining area in common room
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(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "A&T Holiday Hostel Wien" at Leibnizgasse 66.)

Location/Contact

Address
Leibnizgasse 66, Vienna (Wien), Vienna, Austria
Coordinates
48.170318, 16.374629 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.athostel.com
Telephone
0043 16070727 or 0043 664 1011039
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How is A&T Holiday Hostel Wien rated on other websites?

  Cleanliness Location Atmosphere Overall
Hostelworld
(1125 ratings)
90%
73%
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HostelBookers
(96 ratings)
93%
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HostelsClub
(54 ratings)
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Hostels.com
(3 ratings)
86%
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Priceline
(39 ratings)
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Average
90%
73%
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84%

Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Sucks! Horrible attitude and hostels!
I booked three beds at a 4 beds dorm at this hostel from 19th of October till 22nd, however, we just stayed for one night then checked out on next day just because of the unfriendly service and terrible facilities. I’ve contacted Agoda, but they said the hostel is unwilling to waive any refund fee, so I’m wondering why did they deny to waive any refund? We’ve stayed at this hostel for the whole night without electricity, my adaptor was broken when I charged my charger, we saw a flashed firelight then we were all in the dark just because the horrible electricity system, the worst thing was when I told them the problem, and they couldn’t do anything for me, and just said that’s all because of my charger. You know what? As a traveler, I’ve charged the charger at many different hostels and hotels, such as Czech, London, Paris, Rome, Florence, and so on, I’ve never seen things like that, so how can they say that’s my problem? If that’s my problem, how can I use my charger so safely at many other hostels and hotels? Do they really think their answer make sense? Firstly, we just wanted to change to other room, but they told us they can’t do that for us as well, that’s the main reason why I think I have to change to a safer place to stay. Although as a hostel, they don’t need to provide high quality service as a hotel, however, keeping your customers safe is the most basic thing you have to do, and it is the right of each customers as well. Moreover, we found our hair dryer at bathroom was unusable, so we asked the front desk to rent the other hair dryer, and he said “Are you sure the hair dryer is broken?“ We said “You can just go to check it if you don’t believe in us,” and then he said “No, I can’t, I’m now along.” I just thought What the hell is it? If they have no time to solve their customers’ problem, then do not doubt it, just do the things we need, otherwise, just go fix the problem without any excuses. They must have the worst service in the world!
Anonymous
Age 29, Taiwan
2015-12-08
 
Never coming back!
The place is clean. That's about the only positive thing I can say about this place. Location is way too far from the center (in Vienna, Metro tickets are 2.5€). Unlike any other hostels I have stayed at, at check-in, they just gave me a huge map without even telling me where I was on the map. When I asked for directions, they told me they couldn't help me because they were busy. It was one of the guest who offered to help me out, when he overheard our conversation. Next day (a Saturday) I paid for breakfast, which is advertised as TOAST, cheese, jam, coffee and tea, when I asked them to please toast my bread, believe it or not, they said "Sorry, we only toast bread on Sundays!!!!" even though I could see they had the toaster at arms reach! After 10 minutes of arguing, they agreed to toast my bread. Seriously, the worst hostel I have stayed at.
Claudio
2013-09-22
 
Nice Hostel with enough activity
Stay was comfortable and pleasant.
Nishant
Age 24, Indian
2013-04-02
  There are still a few kinks being worked out, as A&T Holiday Hostel Wien is a new hostel, but it is very nice. The Location This hostel is south of the main historic center, quite a walk uphill (in the snow) from the ULF tram stop. There are buses that can take you up the hill, but they are not included in the many options in the directions provided by the hostel. Once you walk up the hill, it is very easy to find, as there is a giant sign on the side of the building that says hostel. It takes about eight minutes walking and seven minutes on the tram to get to the opera area, inside the Ringstrasse. The neighborhood is very nice and quiet, with many shopping discount stores nearby, for grocery or clothing or knick knacks. Rooms and Bathrooms The hostel is brand new, and very nice with new furniture. Included in a four-bed room are two bunk beds, very comfortable mattresses, ladders to the top bunk, and a table with two chairs. The bed is quite comfortable, but remember to ask for sheets at reception. Tall skinny lockers are in the room, but they are not wide enough for a back pack. Each locker does have its own lock. Electronic card keys are used for the rooms, and the hostel requires a deposit, which was not noted on their info page. Also included in the four-bed room is a bathroom en suite. There is a shower curtain, but enough room to move around and actually shower. Otherwise the bathroom is normal size, and there's just enough room to change. There is a shelf above the sink, and only one two-prong hook to hang your towel. Common Spaces There is ongoing construction, and painting going on as this is a new hostel. There are quite a few common areas, which is great because the free Wi-Fi is only available on the common space floor. Because of this, there are always a lot of people in the common area, but there is not much socializing because everyone is concentrating on their internet use. There is no kitchen for use. There is a breakfast area, and a pay-per-use coffee machine. Also in this area is a pool table and foosball table, and lots of seating areas. There is a bar downstairs, but it doesn't seem to be open yet. Near the bar is the laundry room, with reasonably priced machines, and free soap. Summary The hostel's double front doors are great for keeping the cold outside when people come in and out. The hostel info page says there is free Wi-Fi all over, but it is only available in the common rooms. Staff are nice and friendly, and gave us change for bills when needed. We had a nice experience here.
Walking up to hostel Front commune area Directions to commune areas Seating area 4 bed room Sink and shower in room lockers in room Front reception area sink and toilet, in bathroom, in room
Korene
2013-02-14

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