If you are currently in need of a place to stay in Vienna, Budapest or Munich, please contact us!

Wombat’s provides family rooms for war refugees from Ukraine free of charge.
Please contact our booking desks and we will try to accommodate as long as we have rooms available.

Если вам сейчас нужно жилье в Вене, Будапеште или Мюнхене, свяжитесь с нами!

Wombat’s бесплатно предоставляет семейные номера для беженцев войны из Украины. Пожалуйста, свяжитесь с нами, мы постараемся разместить вас, пока у нас есть свободные номера

Якщо вам потрібен прихисток у Відні, Мюнхені чи Будапешті, будь-ласка, звяжіться з нами.

Wombat’s безкоштовно надає сімейні кімнати для біженців війни з України. Будь-ласка, зверніться до нас на рецепції і ми, за наявності, якнайшвидше знайдемо кімнату для вас.


Wombat’s Budapest

Király u. 20, H-1061
Call us: +36 1 883 50 05

Wombat’s Vienna Naschmarkt

Rechte Wienzeile 35, A-1040 Vienna
Call us: +43 1 89 72 336

Wombat’s Munich Hauptbahnhof

Senefelderstraße 1, D-80336 München
Call us: +49 895 998 918-0


We ask you to show us your travel documents so that we can allow you to receive this assistance.

При себе необходимо иметь проездные документы, наличие которых позволят Вам получить эту помощь.

Якщо вам потрібен прихисток у Відні, Мюнхені чи Будапешті, будь-ласка, звяжіться з нами.

Please also check out Hospitality Support online – a platform we have teamed up with where you will be able to find shelter in different cities provided by Hotels & Hostels.

Пожалуйста, также ознакомьтесь с онлайн-платформой-гостеприимства, в которой мы также зарегистрировались, где вы сможете найти убежище в разных городах.

Будь ласка, також заходьте на нашу онлайн платформу,яку ми розробили з командою для того, щоб ви мали змогу знайти прихисток у різних містах від компанії Hotels & Hostels.


Link to Hospitality Helps

Peace – мир


As we have all learned by now, long-term plans are something to be careful with at the moment but being the fearless optimists that we are, we’ve plucked up the courage to give you a preview.

WomBeats

This initiative starting in 2022 aims to further strengthen the – already rather strong – bond Wombat’s has with the international music scene. To further emphasize our cultural responsibility we will not only offer discounted “Shelter for Music Travellers”, but also host live shows and even tours by singer-songwriters across our houses.

Our guests are guaranteed some reliably unexpected entertainment – no admissions charge of course.

womBAR

Our new womBar-Concept has already successfully been implemented in Vienna, and next up is our City Hostel London. Starting within the next couple of months we will be shouting it from rooftops there as well: “It’s toasted, Baby!”

Speaking of food & drinks – The already legendary Wavebreaker, our very own Collab-Brew with the Viennese Ottakringer brewery is currently being bottled!

This time around we have created a very palatable, slightly fruity Ale with Guarana as an energy source for eventful nights ;-) Available at your nearest Wombat’s City Hostel soon…

Tasty Breakkie

At the end of a long night, or the beginning of a long day – two situations all too familiar to people traveling– you need a proper breakfast. A breakfast for people who are hungry for life.

It is exactly those people who will love our new Tasty Brekkie. Classic or vegan with fresh, regional ingredients and a modular setup. At our Wombat’s City Hostel in Vienna we’re currently working on the last small fine-tunings and are expecting to be able to offer our new breakfast concept in our other houses starting in the second quarter of 2022.

The same is true for our Wombat’s Café. In Vienna, we’re already enjoying our Signature Wombat’s Roast and cozy atmosphere. Starting soon, our Viennese coziness-export will be available in our City Hostel London and City Hostel Budapest.

Munich Werksviertel

Our highlight in 2022 however… *drumroll*…… the long-awaited opening of our Wombat’s City Hostel Munich “Werksviertel”. After pandemic and a construction site flooding just days before the initial opening date we’re pretty confident we will actually make it happen this time – Unless Godzilla himself is blocking our entry, that is.

Can’t wait to see you there!

This concludes a rough overview of Wombat’s in 2022 – so long as there’s no virus or anything forcing a change of plans. Here’s to a relaxed and joyful travel season in 2022. Let’s hope we’ll be able to celebrate in our new spacious “Schanigarten” in our Wombat’s City Hostel Vienna.

Cheers & stay safe!

Dear friends,

It was a year full of challenges and surprises, full of long-awaited embraces and painful goodbyes. The next year might not – but could definitely be better. We for one wouldn’t mind.

As we navigate through this mess, time and time again we come to realize:
Business is important, sure. But friends are more important and health, health stands above all else.
Because without health, what business is there to be done anyway?

The occasional party flare ups in 2021 showed us one thing – we still got it. And things will be like they used to, eventually.

We’ll stay the way we are. We will await you and look back on this crazy time together and full of relief. Here’s to being able to be crazy again – the way we want to.

With that said, we want to wish you all happy holidays, a merry Christmas and nothing but the best for the coming year!

We can’t wait to see you all again.


Marcus & Sascha + team at Wombat’s City Hostel Vienna

& the entire teams at…

It’s a weird holiday season coming up. Even though there are lots of restrictions, there are still places where a new normal can be found and where you can enjoy some Christmas kitsch and mulled wine during your city trips.

London: Christmas By The River

Just a 15 minute walk away from our Wombat‘s The City Hostel London (across Tower Bridge!) you can enjoy one of London’s most instagrammable Christmas markets! “Christmas By The River” is set against stunning views of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

It’s the perfect location for a nice stroll between wooden huts packed with original presents, handmade crafts and plenty of delicious food offerings. A steaming cup of mulled wine will help you enjoy the humid London winter beside to the River Thames.

Of course, the whole city of London is sprinkled with Christmas markets during the holiday season. Some highlights include Covent Garden Christmas Village (with igloo style dining!), Southbank Market (with view of Big Ben on the other side of the Thames) and the festively decorated historical Borough Market.

London By The River is open until January, 2nd.

Budapest: Comeback of City’s Tradition

This year, to save me from tears… Budapest has reopened its Christmas Markets after las year’s cancellations due to Corona.

Christmas Markets in Budapest have a strong tradition and are considered among the most beautiful markets in Europe. As they attract hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, you can imagine how important the events are for the city and its population. In order to be able to open the markets’ doors, the city has decided to restrict entry to only vaccinated and recovered persons.

One of Budapest’s most popular and beautiful markets is Advent Bazlica on St Stephan’s. Here, you’ll find a spectacular setting, great atmosphere and an all-day program for all family members.

Advent Bazilika (open until January, 1st) is just a 10 minute walk away from our Wombat’s The City Hotel Budapest!

Munich & Vienna: Please Stand By

Vienna hast just reopened its doors after a 2-weeks-lockdown. Wombat’s City Hostel Vienna is open for bookings from Dec. 27th!

Munich has cancelled all Christmas Markets but outdoor gastronomy is still open (for vaccinated and recovered individuals). Of course, some boundaries are blurred, as is the case for Viktualienmarkt which is currently still open and decorated. You are always safe to have a good night drink at Wombat’s The City Hostel Munich “Hauptbahnhof” ;-) Of course, we will keep you posted about the Corona-related developments in these cities.

Stay safe!

November, 20th, is World Children’s Day!

This special day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day and is celebrated to promote international togetherness and to raise awareness of, and improve children’s welfare worldwide.

November 20th is significant because on this date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. On the same date in 1989 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

We at Wombat’s want to celebrate World Children’s Day with you – and with a very important organisation that’s celebrating its 25th anniversary this year: the “Kindernothilfe Österreich”.

This Austrian non-profit association that was founded in 1996 with the aim of giving as many children as possible in the poorest regions of the world a better life. For 25 years now, they have been operating in more than 30 countries implementing projects for sustainable development, providing humanitarian aid and working towards the elimination of poverty.

Wombat’s City Hostels is a proud long-time partner and supporter of “Kinderhilfe Österreich”. Marcus and Sascha, Wombat’s bosses: “We don’t just talk about social responsibility, we want to live it. We want to accompany children in the long term in order to bring about sustainable change.”

Wombat’s founders Marcus & Sascha

Thanks, Kindernothilfe for this nice blog-entry! And if you want to support them – please click here!

Our Team of Wombat’s City Hostel Munich “Hauptbahnhof”
Heart for kids (and dogs): our team of City Hostel Budapest
We are family: Wombat’s City Hostel Vienna
“We want to live social responsibility”: Wombat’s head office team

Though some prefer to hibernate over winter and wait for warmer weather, we think it’s the perfect time to explore new cities, or perhaps return to an old favorite. Do you love the Christmas season as much as we do? Here’s a few of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful city of Budapest this winter!

Thermal Baths

Stay warm by relaxing in one of Budapest’s many thermal baths. The most famous is Széchenyi in City Park, with 21 indoor and outdoor pools (yes, the majority are heated!) and gorgeous architecture. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, why not try Rudas Baths on the Buda side of the city and unwind in the rooftop hot tub with a view of the Danube river. Can’t get enough of the thermal baths? Return to Széchenyi on Saturday night for Sparty, the only thermal bath party in Europe, featuring electronic dance music.

Rooftop Bar

If you can’t get enough of those rooftop vibes, grab some drinks at 360 Bar. In the winter, heated igloos are installed, ensuring you won’t freeze while you enjoy cocktails and nibbles with a spectacular view. Don’t forget to book your igloo in advance, as space fills up fast!

Christmas Markets

The Budapest Christmas markets are not to be missed, boasting traditional Hungarian food and mulled wine amid handmade crafts and unique gifts sold in sweet wooden huts. The two most famous markets are at Vörösmarty square and St. Stephen’s Basilica, the latter of which was voted “The Most Beautiful Christmas Market In Europe” in 2020 and puts on a surreal 3D light show every evening after sunset.

Ice Skating & Sledding

Feeling sporty? Check out the large ice skating rink at City Park, or take the festively decorated Children’s Railway (Tram 7) and head to the Buda hills of Normafa for some sledding. 

Ballet & Concerts

The Nutcracker fairy-tale ballet is a winter classic, and Budapest’s rendition is not only spectacular, but a good deal cheaper than you’ll find in most other popular tourist destinations. If ballet isn’t your thing, you can check out St. Stephen’s Basilica or Matthias Church for Advent concerts. Alternatively, try to snag tickets for the Christmas Oratorio. This six part series from Bach is played only once per year in December at Müpa Budapest.

As you can see, the Christmas season in Budapest is full of activities you’ll never get to experience if you don’t take advantage of cheap winter flights or allow yourself to be seduced by the stunning Christmas markets and delicious mulled wine. Don’t be put off by the weather, come and experience this magical time in Budapest for yourself!

About the Author:

Olivia Fuller is an American expat, currently residing in Budapest and working as the marketing manager for Ultimate Budapest. She loves sharing travel tips and advice from her travels through 50+ countries. Head to the Ultimate Budapest website for more Budapest recommendations and weekly events in the city.


Photo on top: Alisa Anton / Unsplash

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! 💛