Me and my family stayed there after deciding to stay more days in Vienna and our current hostel did not have more beds available for those nights. I must say I was quite happy with the decision.
The hostel has an excelent location - it's a 3 minute walk to Westbanhof, where you can easily catch the train and the metro (line U3).
It is also located one block away from the main shopping street in Vienna (Mariahilfer Strasse), and, through this street) it is a 20/30 minute walk to the center, which is quite doable.
The hostel is in a very nice building - with big staircases and a very pretty facade. The lift doesn't doesn't work after 22.00, so we had to go up to the 4th floor (where the room was) by stairs, but after a long day walking, what are a few more flights of stairs? :P
The room had 7 beds (3 bunkbeds and a single one), which allowed us all to stay in the same room together, since we were 6. It had a private bathroom which was functional and quite clean. We were also provided with bed linen, and there were lockers in the room - they had no lock (what is normal in hostels), but it shouldn't be a problem if you take your own (as it should be a common practice for travellers expecting to stay in hostels).
There was free internet in the hostel - you just had to ask for the key. There was no coverage in the rooms, very week coverage in the staircase - so the best place to connect was in the common living room which was no problem at all, since that for those travelling alone is the best place to meet people.
The staff was also quite friendly.
Overall, I would definitely stay here once more if I come back to Vienna.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WELCOME TO WESTEND CITY HOSTEL!Our Hostel is the most centrally located youth hostel right in the heart of Vienna. Enjoy your visit in a quiet location with a stylish and charming atmosphere in a beautiful newly renovated historical building (built in 1876). We are located next to the railway and metro station “Wien Westbahnhof” and the most popularshopping street of Vienna Mariahilfer Strasse.The City Center is within 15 minutes walking distance. All major sights, museums, restaurants, cafés and discos can be reached quickly by foot or by public transportation.What we offer:breakfast buffet + free bedlinen + shower & toilet in every room + free lockers in the room and free luggagestorage+ free wifi + free map& travelguides and information + 24h reception + laundry room + Internet access + comfortable common area with satellite TV & table football + simple guest kitchen+ vending machine and coffee machine + courtyard with seats.How to find us:From “Westbahnhof“ (about 3 min):Leave the main hall of the Westbahnhof and cross the main road "Gürtel" towards"Innere Mariahilferstraße" (towards city center). On the „Christian Broda Platz“ take the first right onto "Millergasse", then the first left onto "Fügergasse".From “Wien Meidling“ (about 15 min): Take U6 to „Westbahnhof”.From the “international airport”: Take the CAT or S7 to "Wien Mitte" and then theMetro U3 direction "Ottakring", exit Westbahnhof; or take the bus from theairport to "Wien Westbahnhof".From “Südbahnhof- main train station” (about 20 min): Take the tramway 18 to “Westbahnhof“. ... more less
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