Wombats City Hostel Vienna - The Lounge Vienna Hostel Review and Information

I would definitely recommend this place. The bar is one of the best that I've seen and the staff is very welcoming. - Anonymous
Overall Rating
Beds Starting At $15.11

What sets them apart?

This hostel is affordable and reliable. It's on-site bar and organized activities make it a popular option.

Who's staying here?

This hostel is great for backpackers, budget travellers, party-goers, and anyone who wants a cheap but fun place to stay in Vienna.
  • Solo Travelers
  • Party Goers
  • Female Travelers
  • Couples
  • Young Backpackers
  • Small Groups (<8)
  • Large Groups (>8)

Insider Tip

Grab breakfast at a local cafe. It's cheaper and more filling than what's offered at the hostel.

Wombats City Hostel Vienna - The Lounge

The Wombat's Hostel chain is well known throughout Europe for their on-site bar the Wombar. If you're looking to socialize and meet other guests, then this is the place to go. They have nightly activities and happy hours, so it stays pretty busy, particularly during the peak seasons.

This is a large hostel with a professional staff, large rooms, and nice amenities. It's a reliable chain with a good reputation, and this branch is no exception. The location is convenient for the train station and shopping, but i bit outside of the city center. There's easy access by public transportation though, so this really isn't a problem.

The Facilities

Dorm Bed $15.11
Wombat's offers four, six, and eight bed dorms that are either co-ed or female only. The rooms are large and comfortable and they stay surprisingly quiet given the large size of the hostel. Each room has an en-suite bathroom, security lockers for guests, and some basic furniture. Linens are included.
Private Rooms
Private Room $15.11
The hostel also has private rooms that are great for couples or small groups of friends who are traveling together. The rooms range in size and include single rooms, twin rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, and quad rooms. The rooms are basic but comfortable with a decent amount of space. It's the perfect option if you want the amenities, setting, and affordability of a hostel but the privacy of a hotel room.
This hostel has en-suite bathrooms that are in decent condition. Some guests feel they could be cleaned more frequently, but the hot water is reliable.
The Wombat's chain is famous for it's WomBar, or on-site bar, which can be found at every location. The bar is active and fun with good drink specials and nightly activities. It's a popular place for guests to hang out, particularly during the peak travel seasons when there are plenty of people hanging around. If you're traveling alone, this is definitely the place to go to meet other guests.
Common Areas
In addition to the bar, there is common space where guests can relax on a comfortable sofa, enjoy a good book, or take advantage of the hostel's Wi-Fi (it works best in the common areas). This is the perfect place to unwind after a busy day exploring the city.

The Location

What's Nearby?
This Wombat's Hostel is located near the Westbahnhof Train Station (less than a five minute walk) and on the city's longest and most popular shopping street, Mariahilferstrasse. In the area there are plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops. There are also grocery stores and supermarkets nearby.

The main tourist sights in the city center are most accessible by metro. You can hop on metro line U3 and access many of Vienna's most impressive sights in just minutes.
Nearby Transportation
This hostel is conveniently close to the Westbahnhof Train Station and very close to metro stations, which provide access to the city center. The closest metro station is Westbahnhof Metro Stop, which is on line U3 and line U6.


This is a large hostel is a lively bar, so you can enjoy all kinds of activities in the bar area. From happy hours to trivia nights, there's always something going on at WomBar, particularly during the peak travel months.
  • Trivia Nights
  • Happy Hours
  • Local Walking Tours


Wombats is known for their amenities, which include laundry facilities, secure rooms, and games for guests. There's an elevator, vending machines, and other food options. The hostel also has breakfast available every morning for a small price.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast (Paid)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Board Games
  • 24h Reception
  • Keycard Access
  • Plug Adaptors
  • Housekeeping
  • Bed Linens
  • Reading Light
  • Vending Machines
  • Security Lockers
  • Elevator
  • City Maps
  • Pool Tables / Foosball Tables
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Book Exchange


This is a large hostel with reliable staff. The reception area is open 24 hours a day so don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have, day or night.

Heads Up

Wombats is a favorite hostel chain in Europe. However, for some guests the large size means the atmosphere isn't great. Some guests also complain that this branch isn't cleaned as frequently as some of the other branches, but most guests still enjoy everything that Wombats has to offer.

Wombats City Hostel Vienna - The Lounge

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