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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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!
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.
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.
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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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.