Austria

Vienna

Where: Wombats City Hostel Vienna at the Naschmarkt

Verdict: It was quite hard to fault this hostel. Firstly for its size (which is considerably large) I was impressed by how clean and well kept the place was. The bathroom attached to my room was very clean. Your key card acts as your key to your locker too which was pretty cool. The beds were super comfortable and getting into the top bunk was actually achievable. Each bed has its own powerpoint and light (unfortunately mine wasn’t working though!)

The wifi was a little hit and miss during peak times of the day, there is a bar downstairs too and you receive an included drink token on check in which was a nice touch.

Location: The hostel is literally across the road from the subway station and is only one stop away from the main station in Vienna to access the shopping district/a good amount of city attractions. It is also opposite the Naschmarkt which is a popular market with locals and tourists alike but if you happen to be there on the weekend this is the best time to go as there is also a flea market in addition to the food. If you want to walk to the centre of Vienna this will only take about 10-15 minutes.

Price: 22-26 EUR per night (32-38 AUD) for a 4 bed mixed dorm with ensuite. This was the only available room as I booked last minute however there are also 6 & 8 bed dorms available in addition to private rooms. I stayed in October, please remember that prices may vary depending on seasons. Breakfast was not included. 

The details:
Rechte Wienzeile 35, A-1040
Email: office@wombats-vienna.at
Ph:+43 1 897 23 26

Salzburg

Where: Yoho International Youth Hostel

Verdict: I thought this was a pretty charming hostel, it has a lot of wood around the place and just kinda feels like a cabin at times which is suitable considering the beautiful mountains so close to Salzburg. The breakfast room is also essentially the bar, which has great happy hour deals and food available for dinner at reasonable prices, and overall this area was a really social place at night. This hostel is also known for its daily evening screening of the Sound of Music which is awesome and it’s great to watch it after a day of hardcore sightseeing when you can recognise all the sites of Salzburg in the movie.

The beds were really comfortable, no individual power points but there was a personal light. It was raining a lot while I was there and the reception loans decent sized umbrellas.

There are separate men’s and women’s bathrooms on different floors but there was quite a few showers, I never once had to wait to use one and I always found the bathrooms clean. This is also the only hostel I’ve seen that has a selection of hairdryers waiting there at all times for anyone who needs it. I repeat, THERE WERE MANY HAIRDRYERS. FREE TO USE! So rare, so simple, so wonderful.

Location: If you arrive to Salzburg by train it is a very easy 5-10 minute walk from the main train station. To get to the river and the main area of town also takes around 10 minutes by foot. Overall, a really central location and the town itself isn’t overly large which helps.

Price: 19-21 EUR (27-30 AUD) per night for a 6 bed mixed dorm. I stayed in October, please remember that prices may vary depending on seasons. Breakfast was not included. 

The details:
Paracelsusstrasse 9
5020 Salzburg
Email: office@yoho.at 
Ph: +43 662 879649

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