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About Wombat’s What’s behind it all?

Over the years we’ve created more than just a hostel chain. We’ve built affordable accommodation that facilitates friendly gatherings between backpackers and locals. We’ve helped cultivate a travel community to come together and share stories of exploration rather than just sharing a living space for a few nights.

More than 300,000 travellers pass through Wombat’s City Hostels in Budapest, London, Munich and Vienna every year.

We work hard to ensure they all have a great time. Many of them make new, lifelong friends and some of our backpacking guests even found their partners, getting married and starting families.

That makes us extremely happy, proud and motivated to keep following this path and our mission – bringing people together.
Here, we would like to share Wombat’s identity, values and ethos with you.

mission statement
It all
in 1988

The Wombat’s story

“We were travelling through Australia in the late 1980s when we first came into contact with hostels and found ourselves among like-minded people. Immediately, we felt the spark” – Wombat’s founders Marcus & Sascha backpacking their way to 850,000 overnight stays per year.

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Wombat’s has all facilities needed to ensure a carefree stay away from home. We’ll lift that travelling stress off your shoulders, so you can concentrate on the fun stuff. Drop off your backpack, find your kindred spirits and start your adventure with us.



Receiving awards is a great honour for us. It validates our work and the effort we put into it.

Which means that, first off, we owe A BIG THANK YOU to you guys as our guests, because we have been  rated top by you for years.

The HOSCARS (HOStelworld Customer Annual Ratings) Hostel awards are given out every year to recognize the best hostels in the world.

All awards

Best of awards

2020: Best Extra Large Hostels
2019: Most Popular Hostel in Town
2019: Best Large Hostel Chain
2018: Best Hostel Chain Worldwide

Sleep with the best: Over 50 awards

Multiple HOSCAR winner

Wombat’s was awarded ‘Best Hostel Chain’ in 6 occasions and currently holds the Hoscar for ‘Best Large Hostel Chain’.

Working at Wombat’s

For us, a hostel is not just accommodation, but a way of life, a philosophy.
Finding friends, socializing, making great memories – that’s what we’re all about.
Wombat’s is one of the world’s leading hostel brands and a reliable business partner.Our employees are our greatest asset and, together with our international guests, create an exciting atmosphere and a true home away from home.

We value our employees very much and strive to create an exciting work environment with opportunities to learn and grow.

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