For my stay in Vienna I chose to stay at the Wombats The Base. Wombats have several hostels across Europe including 3 in Vienna. This was the original Wombats Hostel in Vienna.
The hostel is located on Grangasse which is close to the Westbanhof railway station. The hostel is located in a quiet part of the city away from the main tourist areas. There are plenty of supermarkets and cafes nearby.
I arrived early in the morning long before the advertised check-in. The staff on reception offered me the chance to purchase breakfast which was gratefully taken. Breakfast itself was an all you can eat buffet which costed €3.80. It consisted of cereal, cold meats, fruit, salad, toast with juice, tea and coffee. This is a perfect opportunity to fill your belly before the day ahead and it represents good value for money.
The dorms are comfortable. Entrance is by key. There is fresh bedding for you use. You just bring it down to reception when you check out. There are also lockers available to store your belongings. It is operated with a key which is on the same fob as my dorm key. You leave it at reception every time you leave the hostel. My only gripe would be the lack of plug sockets. There was one for six people to share. We were lucky that somebody had brought a multi-plug with them.
There is a small rest area in reception. You cannot miss this as there is an old-fashioned British telephone box in the middle. I believe the phone inside still works. If the rest area gets full you can always sit in the kitchen or bar to use access your email using the free wi-fi.
The kitchen was a popular area. All the equipment you needed to cook a good meal was provided for you. Otherwise you can purchase cooked from the bar. The meals themselves were basic but again represented good value. The bar offered plenty of drinks. I thought the bar was a little quiet but I was staying in March. During the day there is access to a roof garden from the bar.
All the staff were friendly and helpful. This always adds to the experience. While the hostel was not the best I have stayed it does represent good value and is a good base to explore Vienna. Overall you get everything that you would want in a hostel.
Wombats City Hostel Vienna – The Base, Grangasse 6, Vienna
Tel: +43 1 897 2336, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.wombats-hostels.com/vienna/the-base/
This hostel was booked through Hostelworld.com. The views represented are my own.
Until the next post, stay safe, stay healthy and keep smiling.