I found Vienna to feel large and small all at the same time. With a lot to see, and little time I was pleased to have found Wombats City Hostel Vienna at the Naschmarkt.
Overlooking the Naschmarkt – the largest outdoor market in Vienna – this hostel is a little outside of the main tourist attractions, but still completely walkable. It’s also steps away from a metro station, which can easily take you to the main train hubs and attractions slightly outside of the city (Schönbrunn Palace for example).
Note: Wombat’s also has a location in Vienna called “The Lounge”. Watch out for this as the location is quite far from the city centre.
Room Type: 6-bed mixed dorm with en suite
Price: EUR15 per night
The beds were comfortable and have in-unit electrical outlets – this has become status quo in hostels over the past few years, but still really nice to have.
I also made a friend who was staying in a private room and whoah was it ever nice! The price of these are typically the same as a hotel room, but you get the same social environment as a hostel, which is great.
Food and Beverage
The breakfast selection was pretty decent and the dining area was comfortable and quite large. As a whole, food is readily available from the market and there is also a grocery store just down the street. You certainly won’t go hungry in this neighbourhood!
The “WOMbar” was ridiculous. Now to be fair, it has been renovated since I stayed, so I’m sure it is much better now. This certainly was NOT the place to be in Vienna when I visited, however. I also didn’t feel like it allowed for the social environment that single travellers thrive off of when staying in Hostels. That being said, I was still able to make friends staying at this hostel, so I can’t complain too much.
The hostel arranges walking tours of Vienna. I would highly recommend participating in this – It’s a great way to see the city sites and it will help you walk off everything you ate and drank at the market the night before!
To say that Vienna was my favourite place in Europe would be false. I would love the opportunity to go back and give it another shot. If you’re planning a trip, however, I would highly recommend Wombats Naschmarkt.
If you’re thinking about visiting Austria, check out my day trip to Salzburg.