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Wombat's Hostels: What should I know before I Book? [A Review]

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November 10, 2021
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As you plan your next adventure, you’ll get to a point where you have to figure out where to stay. Depending on where you’re going, your possibilities could be endless!

One way to save money is by staying in hostels, but if you were to type in your destination on Hostelworld, you might find more hostels than you expected.

How do you choose where to stay? A good way to know you’re staying at a great hostel is to stick with well-reviewed chains. One of those chains is Wombat’s, and we’re going to be giving you the inside scoop so read on for more!

Wombat's city hostel logo.
Image Courtesy: Wombat’s

What is Wombat’s?

Wombat’s describes themselves as “the city hostel,” which makes them great for when you’re visiting bigger cities in Europe, although they do have limited locations. While they are a hostel, they like to use that word to describe their philosophy, rather than just what they are. Staying in a Wombat’s hostel will give you the opportunity to take advantage of affordable accommodation, as well as the travel community Wombat’s strives to create within their hostels.

According to their 2019 performance spreadsheet, the average bed cost in a multi-bed dorm ranged between €13-€25 per night! Talk about an affordable option!

Wombat London city hostel front desk.
Image Courtesy: Wombat’s

Where are Wombat’s Hostels?

If you’re a fan of Wombat’s Hostels, the one downside is that they’re only found in four cities in Europe. At the moment, you can stay with Wombat’s in London, Munich, Vienna, and Budapest, although they do have hopes to expand. 

All of their hostels come with free WiFi, 24-hour reception, laundry facilities, breakfast (under non-pandemic circumstances, you could look forward to an all-you-can-eat breakfast), kitchens, a bar (nicknamed the WomBar), and more! Learn more about Wombat’s four locations below!

Vienna

Vienna is home to Wombat’s first hostel and is located right next to Vienna’s most famous night market: the Naschmarkt. Nightly costs start as low as €14, and room options include private rooms, mixed dorms, single rooms, female-only dorms, and even dorms with a panoramic view!

  • Location: Rechte Wienzeile 35, A-1040
  • How to get there: Take the metro (U4) to Kettenbrückengasse, and exit there. You’ll then cross Kettenbrückengasse and Rechte Wienzeile before turning left and walking 100 meters to Wombat’s
  • Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars from 4427 reviews - excellent!
Wombat Vienna City hostel location and view.
Image Courtesy: Wombat’s

London

If you’re heading to the UK, you’ll be glad to know there’s a Wombat’s in London! The London hostel is designed for any kind of traveler looking to have a “home base” while in London, rather than just a place to lay their head for the night. Nightly rates start at €23 (be aware though that the currency in the UK is not €!), and you can choose between private rooms, mixed dorms, female dorms, or private rooms with a rooftop terrace. Wombat’s in London is located right near Tower Bridge as well so you’re close to a famous landmark, and the South Bank for some great access for exploring London!

  • Location: 7 Dock Street, London E1 8LL
  • Getting there: The closest tube station is Aldgate East, which is serviced by the District, Circle, and Hammersmith, and City lines. 
  • From Heathrow: Take the Piccadilly line, and get off at South Kensington. Change to the District line (heading towards Upminster) and get off at Aldgate East. Take Lemon St and walk towards Dock Street
  • Rating: 4.4 / 5 stars from 2139 reviews - excellent!
Wombat underground London bar and hostel
Image Courtesy: Wombat’s

Munich

If you’re traveling to Germany, Wombat’s runs two hostels in Munich! The original Munich hostel (The City Hostel Munich) is located a stone’s throw from where Oktoberfest is held and offers mixed dorms, female-only dorms, private rooms, and single rooms. Starting in spring 2022, you’ll be able to stay at Wombat’s newest Munich property: Munich Werksviertel! You’ll find yourself staying in one of Munich’s most exciting, and happening neighborhoods, so you’ll have plenty to do both in and out of your hostel.

Location:

  • City Hostel: Senefelderstraße 1, D-80336
  • Munich Werksviertel: Atelierstraße 20, D-81671

Getting there:

  • City Hostel: S-Bahn lines S1 or S8 to Hauptbahnhof, and exit at Bayerstraße Ost. Wombats is the second house on the left on Senefelderstraße
  • Munich Werksviertel: S-Bahn S8 to München Ost, then walk about three minutes

Rating: 4.4 / 5 stars from 2635 reviews - excellent! (reviews are for Munich in general, as Werksviertel has received no reviews at time of publication)

Munich Wombat's City Hostel location and hangout lobby.
Image Courtesy: Wombat’s

Budapest

For a somewhat unique hostel experience in Budapest, Wombat’s is the place for you! Located in a former four-star hotel, this comfy hostel is a perfect place to stay, while also being near the city center for easy access to Budapest must-sees. With prices starting at €12 a night, you can opt to stay in a private room, mixed dorm, or female-only dorm, and the price will be the same whether you opt for a mixed or female-only dorm. 

  • Location: Király u. 20 / H-1061
  • Getting there: there are several ways to get to the hostel, either by bus or by train, which will vary based on departure point. Head here for exact directions!
  • Rating: 4.2 / 5 stars from 1058 reviews - very good!
Budapest Wombat's Hostel hangout area and hostel lobby.
Image Courtesy: Hostelworld

Promo Codes

When you make your Wombat’s booking, there is an option to add in a promo code. While that isn’t something Wombat’s openly advertises, you will get the best rates by booking directly through their website. That being said, you don’t even need one to save money! If you’re looking to do a long stay, and book in a double room, 4-bed dorm, or 6-bed dorm, you could save up to 30% by booking a stay between eight and 28 days. 

Wombat's promo code for staying longer and saving more.
Image Courtesy: Wombat’s Hostels


Jobs

Have you always wanted to work in a hostel designed by travelers for travelers? Wombat’s might be a place you should consider! Wombat’s staff all love to travel and love the hostel life. If that sounds like you, head to their jobs page to see their current openings!

Wombat's City Hostel website search bar.
Image Courtesy: Wombat’s


Plan your stay at Wombat’s today!

As an award-winning Hostel, you can’t go wrong staying at Wombat’s if you find yourself in need of a hostel in one of the cities where they operate. As always, book in advance to get the cheapest rates, and once you’re done that, head on over to the Pilot blog to read up on what to do in your chosen destination!

Whether or not you’re looking into staying at a Wombat’s hostel soon, it never hurts to know where you might want to stay in the future! As a way to dream up your ideal future trips, you can use Pilot’s new travel app to help not only make plans and itineraries for your upcoming trips but to add bucket list destinations.

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