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.
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.read full story
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.Details
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.
Best of awards
2020: Best Extra Large Hostels
2019: Most Popular Hostel in Town
2019: Best Large Hostel Chain
2018: Best Hostel Chain Worldwide
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.
Over the years we’ve created more…
…than just a hostel chain. What we’ve built is an opportunity for friendly gatherings in an affordable accommodation, a travel community that comes together to share stories of exploration and not just share a living space for a few nights.
More than 300.000 travellers pass through our Wombat’s City Hostels in Budapest, London, Munich and Vienna every year.
Every one of our hostels sits in the heart of the city so that travellers are right in the thick of things. They are conveniently located with easy access to major transport hubs so that travellers don’t spend too much time looking for the right way. After all, we wouldn’t want them to miss Happy Hour at the famous WomBars.
Gone are the days of simplistic, dirty buildings and cramped 10-bed dorm rooms with squeaky bunk beds. Style is at the fore of Wombat’s, with the unique design of each hostel reflective of its cultural surroundings. And you’ll find no more than eight beds in a dorm.
The spacious dorms and private rooms are decked out with modern interiors and en suite facilities. So no need to wander endless corridors. Locker space and key-card only access ensure extra security, and we are more than happy to boast about our award-winning cleanliness rating.
That’s on top of winning six Hostelworld HOSCAR awards for ‘Best Hostel Chain’. Just saying.
We don’t impose curfews (that would be boring) but instead our receptions are staffed 24/7 and only by travel-loving locals and experienced backpackers. In order to entice you out of your room, our bars remain open until very late at night. Here you can socialize, become a pool champion, play bar games or gather a group to go out and paint the town.
Want to post that selfie of you and your new friends? There’s decent Wi-Fi throughout the entire building. Run out of clean pants? There’s a self-service laundry. Starving or want to impress your roommates? Cook up a storm in the guest kitchen (we even throw in some free pasta). Hungover or needing fuel for a city expedition? There’s an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet to fill yourself up.
Wombat’s has all the facilities needed fora carefree home away from home.
We’ll lift that travelling stress off your shoulders, so you can concentrate on the fun stuff. So drop off your backpack, find your kindred spirits and start your adventure with us.
Hope to see you soon!
What is a Wombat
Wombats are famous mainly for two fun facts: They have a backward pouch. The backward-facing pouch has the advantage that when digging, the wombat does not throw soil over its young.
The second fun fact is the shape of their feces, it’s cubic.