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Where to Stay in Vienna on a Budget – Wombat’s The City Hostel Vienna

A private room at Wombat's City Hostel Naschmarkt

Vienna is a beautiful city, there is no doubt about that, but it can be a little expensive.  However, with a few tips and tricks there is no need to break your budget in Vienna.  So, whether you’re backpacking in Vienna or just want to enjoy the weekend in Vienna on a budget then Wombat’s Hostels have you covered.  With two locations in Vienna I’ll help you to decide where to stay in Vienna on a budget, read on to learn more!

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I had complimentary stays at Wombat’s Vienna as the #wombatsTraveller ambassador for Wombat’s Hostels, but I always share my honest opinions.

Where to Stay in Vienna on a Budget

As any city, generally the closer you are to the main square and city centre, the more expensive accommodation gets.  However, being close to the train station or bus line from the airport is really convenient even if you’re not right in the city centre itself. 

In Vienna, with two Wombat’s Hostels to choose from you can either be next to the famous Naschmarkt market or the Westbahnhof train station depending on your plans while you’re in the city. 

Both locations are close to public transport links and are minutes away from the top things to do in Vienna.  Personally, I loved being next to the Naschmarkt where you can get some delicious food at a great price but staying in Wombat’s The Lounge was handy for getting to and from the train station and airport. 

My personal favourite hostel in Vienna is Wombat’s The City Hostel Vienna Naschmarkt so I’ll focus on that one here, but most of what I cover here also applies to The Lounge too.      

Wagner Wombat outside Wombat's The City Hostel Vienna The Naschmarkt
Wagner Wombat outside Wombat’s The City Hostel Vienna The Naschmarkt

What Makes Wombat’s the Best Place to Stay in Vienna?

I’ve stayed at all the Wombat’s City Hostels in Europe; that is in London, Venice, Munich and Budapest, and I love the vibe at all of the hostels.  They’re great value, have super friendly staff, comfy beds and lots of fun social activities to join. 

Wombat’s staff are all people who have stayed in hostels before, most are or were travellers and backpackers just like us, so they know what guests are looking for when they arrive at a hostel like this. 

Safety at Wombat’s the City Hostel Vienna

As with all other Wombat’s Hostels, Wombat’s Vienna has a 24-hour reception and electronic key cards to open the door to the bedroom levels, your own bedroom, and your locker if you’re in a dorm room.  I felt safe walking around Vienna, even at night and didn’t have any issues while I was there.

Reception at Wombat's the City Hostel - The Best Place to Stay in Vienna on a Budget
Reception at Wombat’s the City Hostel is open 24/7- The Best Place to Stay in Vienna on a Budget

Staff at Wombat’s Hostels in Vienna

After spending 6 months as the #wombatsTraveller ambassador I got to know a lot of the team members at Wombat’s and I loved hanging out with them.  Everyone I met was friendly and fun and loved having a good time with guests.  Even most of the management team have spent time travelling around the world staying in hostels so they know how hostels are and how they should be, inside and out. 

Rooms at Wombat’s The City Hostel Vienna Naschmarkt

Each time I’ve stayed here I’ve been in a private room which was lovely.  If you get a room on the top floor they have slanting rooves and the ones at the front have views over the Naschmarkt market.  Double and twin rooms are available, and dorm rooms vary in size from 3 to 8 mixed dorm rooms, with female-only dorms as well if you prefer those.

A private room at Wombat's City Hostel Naschmarkt - Where to Stay in Vienna on Budget
A private room at Wombat’s City Hostel Naschmarkt – Where to Stay in Vienna on Budget

Every room has its own bathroom, including the dorm rooms.  The rooms are bright and airy, with comfy beds. Dorm beds all have their own light and charging point, as well as a locker which opens using your room key. 

A private bathroom at Wombat's Hostel Vienna with white sink and toilet and shower cubicle
A private bathroom at Wombat’s Hostel Vienna

Facilities at Wombat’s The City Hostel Vienna Naschmarkt

Like all of the Wombat’s Hostels, Vienna has a kitchen for your use, a chill-out area around the reception, laundry and the famous WomBar where you can use the free drink voucher you get on check-in, and join in some of the social events.

The Kitchen

The kitchen isn’t huge but it’s got everything you need to rustle up a meal.  There are hobs and a microwave, and a large fridge where you can store your food.

The compact but well-equipped kitchen at Wombat's
The compact but well-equipped kitchen at Wombat’s

Dining Room

The kitchen is right next to the dining room which doubles as a big TV room where the hostel shows some special events like football matches. It’s upstairs from the bar and is where breakfast is served in the morning.

The WomBar

The womBar is the social hub of the hostel and a great place for meeting fellow travellers.  The free drink voucher helps encourage everyone to go and check it out – you can have a small beer, wine or soft drink – and why not!? 

Get chatting to someone next to you, have a game of pool, try your luck at a pub quiz or one of the other events like live music or jam sessions.  The good news is that the bar is downstairs, so if you want an early night you won’t be disturbed by the music and revelry going on in the bar! 

Playing pool and meeting people at in the WomBar
Playing pool and meeting people at in the WomBar


If you’ve run out of clean pants, never fear, you can wash and dry your clothes in the laundry here – check with reception for costs. 

Breakfast at Wombat’s Vienna the Naschmarkt

The buffet breakfast isn’t included in the standard rate, but you can add it on for a few euros.  The buffet has plenty of options to choose from and is worth the extra cash!  You can choose from cold meats and cheeses, cereals, boiled eggs, bread, jam and spreads (including chocolate spread of course), fruit, yoghurt and juices. 

A Splendid Buffet Breakfast at Wombat's The Naschmarkt including orange juice, yoghurt and fruit decorated with flowers
A Splendid Buffet Breakfast at Wombat’s The Naschmarkt

Social Events at Wombat’s Vienna

There are all sorts of things going on here, from free walking tours to karaoke nights and schnitzel cooking classes!  Check at reception for the calendar of upcoming events during your stay so you can plan what to do in Vienna while you’re here. 

Most are free to attend, but others such as the cooking class charge a minimal fee (like 5 euros), so it’s great value for what you get.  I joined a pub quiz and watched a live music session while I was there and got chatting to plenty of people at the same time.    

Hang out in the reception area - Where to Stay in Vienna on Budget
Hang out in the reception area – Where to Stay in Vienna on Budget

How to Book Wombat’s City Hostel Vienna the Naschmarkt

The easiest way to book is directly on the Wombat’s Hostels website here.  There you can see all of the room types available and take your pick. 

If you want to read some more reviews of the hostel you can also read them on Hostelworld before you book. 


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Where to Stay in Vienna on a Budget

I stayed at the Wombat's Hostel as part of the #WombatsTraveller project. I had a complimentary stay at Wombat's Hostel and planned my own itinerary and activities while I was there.
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Last updated: May 20, 2020

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