You set up a company to run a few hostels and in the blink of an eye you’re serving coffee to Oscar winners and throwing sold-out concerts in your own bar.
Okay, maybe that “blink of an eye” is a bit more like 25 years… Back in April 1998 Wombat’s founders, Marcus and Sascha, legally established their company. Neither they, nor anyone else had any idea where that journey would lead.
A quarter of a century later, Wombat’s is a multi-award-winning international hostel chain. It’s still run by the same owners and accommodates more than 850,000 overnight stays per year – not too shabby.
After such success hosting travellers from all over the world, we decided to open up to our neighbours too. Our in-house cafés (serving our very own Wombat’s Roast) are becoming increasingly popular with the locals around our hostels – which brings us back to the Oscar winner…
Our newly opened Wombat’s Café in London was graced by the wonderful Dame Helen Mirren recently. To our astonishment, she treated herself to a coffee which she must have really enjoyed because she even asked for a business card before she left. What an honour! Maybe her people will get in touch with ours… Will we see the Golden Globe and Academy Award winner again? Our fingers are crossed for a sequel.
Our anniversary month also saw Wombat’s City Hostel Munich Werksviertel acting as a venue for the famous “Lange Nacht der Musik” festival. It was our first time partnering with the event (through our womBEATS music initiative) and it was a huge success. Thank you to the artists Alex Cumfe, Shane Ó Fearghail (see photo on top), Rebecca McRedmond and Marcus Bruns for packing out our house and creating an electrifying atmosphere.
That wasn’t our only womBEATS cooperation though. On May 10th, we teamed up with Waves Festival Vienna, Austrian Music Export and the Austrian Cultural Forum to bring the fantastic acts Good Wilson and Farce to London. We were delighted to be part of the ‘Austrian Heartbeats’ program and, as always, the womBEATS shows had free admission so that everyone could enjoy such a special night.
Celebrate With Us: 25% Off!
To celebrate 25Years of Wombat’s, we have a special offer for you. Book on www.wombats-hostels.com before 2nd June using the promo code Celebration25 to get 25% off your stay.*
Stay tuned for more surprises!
*Offer valid on reservations made before 02.06.2023, with ‘stay date’ up to and including 31.08.2023. Full payment is required at the time of booking and is non-refundable. The dates of the reservation cannot be changed. Early departure, cancellation or failure to honour the reservation will not entitle you to a refund. Minimum age is 18.