Madebyus: Red Bull Funk Event in Vienna

Madebyus Vienna

The RED BULL FUNK EVENT is happening at Wombats Hostel Vienna–the Lounge this Thursday, 23 August at 10pm. 8 musicians, 4 stops, one bus, and free entrance!

Become a Gustav Klimt Model

Ever considered being a model in a Gustav Klimt painting? An online tool called Klimt Yourself lets you upload a photo of your face and embed it a famous Gustav Klimt painting, like The Kiss: You can then send the photo to friends, or use it on Facebook. Click here to try it out.

Don’t Miss “Europe’s Largest Free Party”: The Danube Island Festival Vienna 2012

Photo from the Danube Island Festival

Come to Vienna this June and join over 3 million visitors in seeing 2,000 performers at the Danube Island Festival! The dates of the festival are 22 to 24 June 2012. Performers will include: Simple Minds, Jennifer Rostock, DJ Antoine, Haight Ashbury, Johnny Logan, Samy Deluxe, and many more. There will also be activities and read more …

Best Travel Apps for Android Phones

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Here are some of my favorite travel apps for Android phones. I’ve focused on travel apps that are most likely going to be used while out exploring a destination, rather than ones that are used for pre-trip planning. I’ve used most of these Android apps over WiFi, so you don’t absolutely require a data plan read more …

10 Vienna Museums Featuring Gustav Klimt in 2012

The Kiss painting by Gustav Klimt

If you’re traveling to Europe in the summer of 2012 and you like Gustav Klimt, it’s a perfect time to visit Vienna. 2012 is the year that would have had Klimt’s 150th birthday. To celebrate, 10 museums in Vienna are featuring his work. Here’s a list: Belvedere: 150 Years of Gustav Klimt The Belvedere has read more …

A First Glance of Our New Hostel in the Centre of Budapest

A First Glance of Our New Hostel in the Centre of Budapest

As many of you already know, we open a new wombats CITY HOSTEL in Budapest in June. As the construction works are on the way, we want to reveal some first facts and pics: The wombats CITY HOSTEL BUDAPEST will be the biggest wombats so far with 461 beds in 112 rooms with bathrooms ensuite. We read more …

Late but Great: the wombats New Year Story

Late but Great: the wombats New Year Story

A few days ago, we got a really lovely thank you letter from Michelle and Drew, two guests from Australia. They were on a two months vacation in Europe, when their belongings and wallets got stolen on New Year. Our staff at our wombats CITY HOSTEL “The Naschmarkt” managed to help them out and saved read more …

Walking in Vienna: Spring Is Waiting for You!

Walking in Vienna: Spring Is Waiting for You!

A few weeks ago, we introduced WildUrb, a Vienna based online community that encourages urban people to discover urban space by walking. As spring is pampering us with sun and warmth these days, it’s time to head outside and discover Vienna’s outdoor secrets! So we asked Doris from Wildurb to give us her personal recommendations read more …

Safety Rules! First Aid Course for Our Employees

Safety Rules! First Aid Course for Our Employees

Rule #1 of the wombats-code: “Our hostel staff shall always be able to help our guests.” In everyday hostel business “help” mostly means to give travel, sightseeing and party information. We have been lucky enough to go through hostel life without grave medical accidents in our houses. But as you can never know what could read more …

Take Me to the Disco! wombats Presents the womCLUB

Take Me to the Disco! wombats Presents the womCLUB

Boom boom boom: After years of awesome party nights in our womBARS we have decided to take the next level of partying: our own clubbing series. Curtains up for the womCLUB in our hostel “The Lounge” in Vienna! The first session starts next Friday the 23rd March. Besides lots of great international party people there read more …

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