We are so happy and super excited that Hostelworld has ranked two Wombat’s City Hostels in their Top 10 most Wish-Listed Hostels worldwide! Please check out the official press release:

Wombat’s The City Hostel London AND Wombat’s The City Hostel Vienna Naschmarkt are 2 of the top 10 most Wish-Listed hostels in the world

Hostelworld reveals the most Wish-Listed hostels in the world

29 July 2020: Our Wombat’s City Hostels in Vienna (Naschmarkt) and London are two of the most desired hostels to visit in the world, according to online booking platform, Hostelworld.

Whilst they’ve been stuck at home backpackers have eagerly been searching and saving hostels to their wish-lists for future trips. Representing London and Vienna, Wombat’s was ranked both the 3rd and 6th most Wish-Listed hostel in the world by Hostelworld’s customers as part of a survey carried out over the last three months.

Backpackers are eager to reclaim their passion for travel, and a recent poll has revealed that they will be among the first to do so as 48% plan to travel in the first 60 days after restrictions ease1. Daring to brave the new normal, 7 in 10 are planning on travelling internationally as soon as they can.

The ranking reveals the most desirable destinations for young hostel-travellers, and can be found here.

Notes:
*Wishlist data was compiled from hostels saved over 21,700 times on the Hostelworld app, between March and June 2020
1 Hostelworld customer survey of 2,600 customers, conducted April 2020

About Hostelworld
Hostelworld, the global hostel-focussed online booking platform, inspires passionate travellers to see the world, meet new people and come back with extraordinary stories to tell. Hostelworld customers are not your average tourists; they crave unique experiences that Hostelworld facilitates with the best choice of hostels around the world. It’s the social nature of hostels that turbo-charges their global adventures and empowers them to Meet the World.

Hostelworld has more than 13 million reviews across 17,700 hostels in more than 178 countries, making the brand the leading online hub for social travel. Both the website and mobile app offer multi-lingual experiences and support.

The Hostelworld Group went public in November 2015, listing on the main London and Dublin stock exchanges. Headquartered in Dublin, Hostelworld has offices around the world in London, Shanghai, Sydney and Porto.

HOW TO STAY IN SHAPE – WOMBAT’S HIGH INTENSITY WORKOUT

Maybe you’ve spent the whole day sitting on a train. Or maybe you had a long night at the Wombar. Or maybe you just miss your gym at home.

Don’t worry, we know what you need! A quick bootcamp – Wombat’s style. Here’s a custom workout we designed together with international fitness gurus especially for you. Almost.

It’s a HIIT routine that you can do without any equipment and almost anywhere while you are travelling. Yes, even in a Wombat’s dorm, as long as you comply with our guidelines. 😉

20 Jumping Jacks
👉 Before you start, please look up to avoid the classic mistake of hitting a lamp with your powerful, swinging arms!

20 Squat Jumps
👉 Focus on a soft landing. This is good for both your joints and your reputation as a hostel guest.

20 Mountain Climbers
👉 1 full mountain climber = 1 left leg rep + 1 right leg rep.

15–20 Push-ups
👉 If you prefer to do push-ups from your knees, you should aim for 20.

10 Burpees
👉 Again, if you do the burpee with a jump – see ‘squat jumps’ about landing softly. Think of your knees and your neighbours. You can find a cool instructional video and the right burpee variation for your fitness level here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLBImHhCXSw

(Please don’t forget the blue outfit for a stylish workout!)

Between each exercise leave a 10 second break.

Repeat the whole sequence 5 times.

So, now you are ready for an exciting day, or another fun evening at the Wombar. Enjoy!

London calling! We are so excited and happy to welcome you back to Wombat’s London from August 1st!

Although there are still some pending issues about the city’s reopening to travellers, we at Wombat’s already know exactly which SAFETY FEATURES you can expect:

  • After departure, no check-in to the same room for a minimum of 24h to ensure maximum cleanliness and safety (certified cleaning with disinfection).
  • Guaranteed social distancing with plexiglas shielding and floor markings.
  • Rooms filled to a maximum of 50% capacity (with exceptions for families or small groups traveling together).
  • Pre-packed breakfast.
  • Free face masks.

We are benefiting from the post-Covid experience gained in our other Wombat’s Hostels that have already reopened.
Of course, there will also be a few London specials such as a Corona safe, open-air Yoga class on our roof terrace, as well as our in-house bike rental. Our legendary bar quiz will now be played with an app; that way, you can also join-in from your room to ensure your safety. ;-)

Still not sure? Maybe we can help you with even more FLEXIBLE BOOKING:

FLEX NON REFUNDABLE RATE: Now even our lowest-rate bookings can be rescheduled!
FULLY FLEX: Cancellation possible until 24 hours before your stay!

Please let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you soon! 🤙🏻

190 vintners produce more than 25,000 hectoliters yearly with 700 hectares of vineyards. Did you know that Vienna is the only European capital with a serious wine production within its city limits? One might add that the wine consumption in Vienna is just as serious. It is no coincidence that the words Wien (German for Vienna) and Wein (German for vine) are so similar.

White wine from Vienna

White wine from Vienna has an especially high reputation. The Grüner Veltliner is the popular choice and a no-brainer to order. If you want to show off your knowledge, order the Gemischter Satz. It is another Viennese white wine specialty produced with different grapes. Up to 20 different grape varieties are planted in the same vineyard, then harvested and pressed together. Take a sip and pretend that the difference in taste to a cuvee is more than obvious. 😎

The Gemischter Satz was originally a method to protect vineyards from poor harvests. The higher the variety of grape the lower the risk of an overall bad year. Now, this wine is experiencing something of a renaissance and is the hip traveller’s choice.

Heurigen in Vienna

A special place to drink local wine from Vienna is the traditional Heurigen. It’s a kind of tavern with basic food and a focus on drinking. Sounds good, right? But be aware that visiting a Heurigen in the heart of the most famous Heurigen-district, Grinzing, is similar to visiting the Piazza San Marco in Venice, the Eiffel tower in Paris or Venice Beach in Los Angeles. You will have to find your way between tourist buses.

Take your time and travel to the outskirts of Heurigen-land. The more remote a Heurigen is from the city center, the higher the chance that it will be authentic and basic.

We highly recommend hiking between and along the vineyards. It’s a stunning experience to be in a natural, green environment whilst still in a metropolis. Hiking also offers spectacular views over Vienna. Unforgettable – even with some glasses of Gemischter Satz after the hike.

Go for it! We’ve got some routes for you:

Neustift am Walde – Sievering
Take the bus 35A to Neustift am Walde.
Path length: 1,6 km

Sievering – Gspöttgraben – Winery Cobenzl
From the terminus of bus line 39A.
Path length: 2,3 km

Winery Cobenzl – Grinzing
Approach with bus 38A to parking lot Cobenzl.
Path length: 1,6 km

Grinzing – Nußdorf
Access from the terminus of tram 38: 500 m.
Path length: 5,3 km

Along these routes you may find places where you happen to be the only tourist. 😉
Enjoy!

UNLOCKING BUDAPEST!

 To celebrate our reopening we have prepared a GOOD VIBE SPECIAL, specially tailored for you and for these special times.

👉  Our GOOD VIBE SPECIAL is valid from now on and extends to every new booking until the end of the year!

EVEN MORE FLEXIBLE BOOKING

  • FLEX NON REFUNDABLE RATE: Even bookings with our lowest fares can now be rescheduled!
  • FULLY FLEX: Cancellation possible until 24 hours before your stay!

PHYSICAL DISTANCE – SOCIAL CONNECTION

  • Of course, All HYGIENE RULES are strictly observed
  • Everyone gets their OWN BUNK BED – our dormitories are only half occupied
  • Double private rooms available
  • People who travel together will be accommodated in one dorm
  • À LA CARTE BREAKFAST with advance booking ensures a safe, clean breakfast experience
  • Our WOMBAR is adapted with distance markers – for safer fun and encounters

SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR SPECIAL TIMES

  • Free walking tour / thematic walking tours
  • Bike rental
  • Bike tours to Szentendre
  • Yoga classes
  • Movie night
  • Pub quiz

WOMBAT’S STANDARDS #businessunusual

  • Cleanliness, safety, cool staff & cool vibes – all reasons why we have been voted “Best Hostel Chain” 6 times, by more than 900,000 travellers worldwide
  • Easy arrival by metro – all lines stop at the nearby Deák Ferenc Tér Station

Thank you for your support and your nice messages during the lockdown!
We are very much looking forward to seeing YOU again soon. Stay safe – Üdv újra! 💛

UNLOCKING MUNICH!

 The City Hostel Wombat’s Munich was awarded “Cleanest Hostel Worldwide” in 2004 – a long time before Corona was around.

Our experience and know-how will contribute to a safe stay. To celebrate our reopening we have prepared our GOOD VIBE SPECIAL, tailored for you and these special times.

👉  Our GOOD VIBE SPECIAL is valid from now on and for every booking until the end of the year!

PHYSICAL DISTANCE – SOCIAL CONNECTION

– Of course, all HYGIENE RULES are strictly observed.

– Everyone gets their OWN BUNK BED, our dormitories are only 50% occupied.

– Private rooms available.

– People who travel together will be accommodated in one dorm (100% occupied).

– Pre-ordered À LA CARTE BREAKFAST ensures a safe, clean breakfast experience.

– Our WOMBAR is adapted with distance markers – for safer fun and encounters.

FLEXIBLE BOOKING

-FLEX NON REFUNDABLE RATE: Even bookings with our lowest fare can now be rescheduled!

-FULLY FLEX: Cancellation possible until 24 hours before your stay!

SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR SPECIAL TIMES

FREE WALKING TOURS: Historic City Center Tour, “Englischer Garten wie ein Münchner Kindl”, Pub Crawl, and more to come…       Moreover we offer tours to Schloss Neuschwansstein, Classic Pedals & Pints Experience.

WOMBAT’S STANDARDS #businessunusual

Cleanliness, safety, cool staff & cool vibes – all the reasons we have been voted “Best Hostel Chain” 6 times by more than 900,000 travellers worldwide. Moreover – easy arrival by train, it’s in close walking distance from “Hauptbahnhof” (main station).

SNEAK PREVIEW

Be prepared for autumn 2020. 😁 As Oktoberfest is canceled, get ready for the world’s first WOMTOBERFEST! More info coming soon!

THANK YOU again for your support and your nice messages during the lockdown!
Stay safe & we are very much looking forward to seeing YOU again soon! 💛