Vienna City Hostel

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The Hostelz.com Review

While Vienna City Hostel is a really modern-looking hostel, it is difficult to eat on a budget here, as there is no kitchen.

The Location

The location of the hostel is great and is close to the bus station from Bratislava and the train station. It is only a few train stops away from the major downtown Vienna, where you will find most of the major attractions to see here. A short walk down the road and you will find street kebab stores, cafes, and a supermarket for purchasing food.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Each of the dorm rooms are found on multiple floors. The rooms are all very brightly painted and it looks great. They supply you with a package of sheets and linen at the front desk upon check-in for you to make your own bed. The beds are comfortable and have good quality linen. Within each of the dorm rooms you will find an en suite bathroom. One room contains a toilet, and the other contains a sink and shower. These are cleaned every day by a cleaner who comes in and checks on the room.

Common Spaces

There are very few common spaces for the size of this hostel and this is an issue. They have tables and chairs downstairs in reception in an area where you can pay for an all-you-can-eat breakfast every morning; however, they have no kitchen, no fridge, and nowhere to store food if you opt for self-catering. The only draw card down to these areas are the actual tables and chairs and there are never people here, so it's hard to meet and connect with people outside of those with whom you are sharing a dorm. They also have computers in the reception area that are pay per use, if you don't have a device to access the internet for free.

Summary

The staff are helpful and friendly and will do what they can for you if you need it, including storing some small items in their staff refrigerator. They also have maps at the front desk of the area and the public transport system and can advise you on where to go and how to get around the city to make the most of your stay in Vienna.
by Globetrotter
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2014-01-18
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Location/Contact

Address
Dampfgasse 8, Vienna (Wien), Vienna, Austria
Coordinates
48.180050, 16.372052 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
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Telephone
+43/1/505 88 43
Fax
+43/1/505 88 83
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How is Vienna City Hostel rated on other websites?

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Hostelworld
(709 ratings)
77%
68%
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HostelBookers
(254 ratings)
77%
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HostelsClub
(102 ratings)
90%
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Hostels.com
(8 ratings)
82%
75%
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Average
82%
74%
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77%

Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Good breakfast.
Good breakfast. Young people.
Martin
Age 26
2013-05-12
 
First Class -- visited June 2008
Brand-new, cleaned every day, bathroom/toilet in each room in addition to basement common toilets -- key card security, twenty-four-hour access, nice backyard. what more could you ask for? Visited during Euro 2008 in June for five nights, and can't say enough good things about the place. Very helpful staff, even had very nice cleaning ladies, who cleaned around us when we had a late sleep in morning. Close to the metro, area has plenty of kebab shops, internet cafes, and shops and restaurants. Common area was a little small, and thus may not be best for meeting others if you're shy (my friends and i had no problems), but if you're looking for cleanliness, brand-new, secure facilities that aren't an HI hostel, then this is it. The place is akin to a new, well run hotel. Oh yeah, only two or three stops from central Vienna too.
Danno
(Canadian)
2008-09-03

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