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 …

Austria’s Next Topmodel and Popstars go wombats!

Austrian Top Model

Last weekend we had some pretty special guests at our wombats CITY HOSTELS in Vienna: At “The Naschmarkt” hostel the finalists of the casting show “Austria’s Next Topmodel” stayed for two nights during the final show and party. Although the young beauties Gina, Lana, Melisa and the winner Antonia were super-busy with all the ceremonies, read more …

The 7 Best Beer Gardens & Beer Halls in Munich

Munich beer garden

For centuries, beer is and has been an important part of the culinary and cultural heritage of Bavaria and Munich. The best choice for having authentic “beer experience” are the traditional beer halls (indoors) and beer gardens (outdoors). To present you the best ones, here is our list with 7 recommendations: 1. Augustiner Bräustuben Off read more …

womTunes: vote for Bensh at the Amadeus Music Award

womTunes: vote for Bensh at the Amadeus Music Award

After winning a lot of hostel awards recently, wombats is now entering the stage of music awards… …well, it’s rather not wombats itself but our lovely receptionist Benjamin-Zsolt Zombori: his music project “Bensh” is nominated for the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards. Due to massive radio airplay of three singles and their recent album release “Clues” they read more …

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