We’re gonna have a party! Sonoras Mil from Columbia have just added another two stops to their European tour: On 28 July 2022 you will be able to experience Sonoras Mil’s freaky funky mix of reggae, dub, rock, salsa, latin and electronica live – with free admission at Wombat’s City Hostel Vienna! And on 4 August at our City Hostel Munich!

Be there and sample some tropical feeling with a whole lot of groove. Taste of Sonora Mils sound & vibe here!

August will bring a sharp contrast: singer-songwriter Viki Rácz is renown for her delicate voice and fine musical shades. Rácz will perform on 2nd of August at our City Hostel Vienna.

Mark Peters, the versatile singer-songwriter from London, will also play Munich on 9th August! Following on from his 5th July performance at our City Hostel Vienna. Mark will be joined on stage at the City Hostel Munich Werksviertel by The Dark Band!

After Columbian funk and poetic songs comes..? You guess it – “the no-hit wonder from the Bavarian Forest”? Karin Rabhansl, the notorious powerhouse of cabaret-meets-Bavarian-non-traditional-songwriting will perform at our City Hostel Vienna. Experience what bird-wild Rabhansl does with a room and with the audience, only using her voice, her guitar and a loop station: You can see Karin Rabhansl on 6 September 2022, like always: free entry!

Karin Rabhansl: Liederbayern strikes back! (Foto: Sven Rödig Bilderbube)

You Are an Artist And Interested in womBEATS?

You offer:

  • Your art
  • You want to perform at Wombat’s
  • Commitment to join us in creating a respectful space to promote art and culture.

We offer:

  • 30% off on accommodation, womBAR, Tasty Brekkie, Minibar.
  • Possibility to perform for a fee and with professional supervision
  • Possible participation in the “Grand Jam Tour” through our Wombat’s City Hostels

Then: Welcome!

Just send us an Email with a short bio and audio samples (social media links are welcome, too). We are looking forward to your message!

Every first Tuesday of the month, renowned performers as well as exciting newcomers await you live in our City Hostels. Enjoy surprising musical encounters with free admission!

About July’s womBEATS Artist Mark Peters:

Singer-Songwriter equals Folk music? Nope. Londoner Mark Peters incorporates influences from Nick Drake to Radiohead, in a style that bears not only the unmistakable imprint of Folk & Jazz, but also blends elements of Rock, Blues and Funk. He is also one of those rare performers with both impressive guitar skills and the songs to match.

Peters is clearly a musician who will attract a wide array of listeners to our Wombat’s family.

On July 5, Mark Peters will perform at our City Hostel Vienna Naschmarkt (start 20:30), musically welcomed by the great Irish singer-songwriter and womBEATS host Shane Ó Fearghail. Surprise guests are – like always – quite likely… ;-)

We are looking forward to welcoming you to this wonderful womBEATS event!


You Are an Artist And Interested in womBEATS?

You offer:

  • Your art
  • You want to perform at Wombat’s
  • Commitment to join us in creating a respectful space to promote art and culture.

We offer:

  • 30% off on accommodation, womBAR, Tasty Brekkie, Minibar.
  • Possibility to perform for a fee and with professional supervision
  • Possible participation in the “Grand Jam Tour” through our Wombat’s City Hostels

Then: Welcome!

Just send us an Email with a short bio and audio samples (social media links are welcome, too). We are looking forward to your message!

Links:

Mark Peters

Shane Ó Fearghail 

A night to remember. Singer-songwriter Agnès Milewski enchanted our guests at Wombat’s City Hostel Vienna yesterday with an outstanding performance. Her crystal-clear voice and extraordinary piano arrangements filled the room with a magical vibe that attracted a very attentive crowd.

The June instalment of our music initiative womBEATS also brought some unexpected guests on stage: hostel guest Christie from Pennsylvania spontaneously contributed two songs and surprised the audience with a rock-solid performance and some itchy lyrics!

Surprise (hostel) guest Christie

And Agnès as well as womBEATS host Shane Ó Fearghail were joined on stage by “Stoney” with some impromptu accompaniment on his violin.

Shane jamming with “Stoney”

Watch out for live performances in our City Hostels and find information about the next artists performing at womBEATS here in our Blog!


You Are an Artist Interested in womBEATS?

You offer:

  • Your art
  • You want to perform at Wombat’s
  • Commitment to join us in creating a respectful space to promote art and culture.

We offer:

  • 30% off on accommodation, womBAR, Tasty Brekkie, Minibar.
  • Possibility to perform for a fee and with professional supervision
  • Possible participation in the “Grand Jam Tour” through our Wombat’s City Hostels

Then: Welcome!

Just send us an Email with a short bio and audio samples (social media links are welcome, too). We are looking forward to your message!

“A Quiet Year” – that’s the title of Agnès brand new album, which has just been released. For our part, we at Wombat’s are not looking forward to a quiet year with our new music initiative womBEATS:

Every first Tuesday of the month, renowned performers as well as exciting newcomers await you live in our City Hostels. Enjoy exciting musical encounters with free admission!

On June 7, Agnès Milewski will perform at our City Hostel Vienna Naschmarkt (start 20:00), musically welcomed by the great Irish singer-songwriter and womBEATS host Shane Ó Fearghail. Surprise guests are quite likely… ;-)

About womBEATS Artist Agnès Milewski:

Agnès has been a fixture on the Austrian singer-songwriter scene for years. Four albums and one EP released have brought the gifted singer and pianist to extensive concert tours throughout Europe. She skillfully combines the singer-songwriter tradition with pop music, sophisticated lyrics, and unusual instrumentation in her music, happier to be hopping generic boundaries and subverting expectation rather than nailing her colours to anyone stylistic mast. Whether it’s in her touching ballads alone at the piano or the rock number with her live band “A Mile Of Sky” – she wanders through the same plaintive piano soundscapes as Tori Amos and the more commercially friendly end of the Kate Bush heyday as easily as she delivers an alt-folk vibe or a haunted pop atmosphere, always crowned by her crystal- clear and irresistible Voice.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to this wonderful womBEATS event!

You Are an Artist And Interested in womBEATS?

You offer:

  • Your art
  • You want to perform at Wombat’s
  • Commitment to join us in creating a respectful space to promote art and culture.

We offer:

  • 30% off on accommodation, womBAR, Tasty Brekkie, Minibar.
  • Possibility to perform for a fee and with professional supervision
  • Possible participation in the “Grand Jam Tour” through our Wombat’s City Hostels

Then: Welcome!

Just send us an Email with a short bio and audio samples (social media links are welcome, too). We are looking forward to your message!

Links:

Agnès Milewski

Shane Ó Fearghail 

O’zapft is’: that’s how you celebrate in Munich. Wombat’s founder Marcus with Werner Fuchs (Hofbräu) opening hostel and beer keg!

From left to right: Josef “Sepp” Glasl (Urkern GmbH), Florian Reif (Communication Werksviertel), Marcus Praschinger (Wombat’s), Werner Fuchs (Hofbräu).

Come with us for a quick tour through the new hostel!

Welcome! The main entrance…

… the reception…

… the outdoor terrace…

… the dorms with the brandnew multifunctional bunkbeds…

… and the breakfast area.

Back to opening eve with womBEATS presenting Paula Carolina live…

… And Shane Ó Fearghail & The Host – As The Music Program’s Host.

Wombat’s City Hostel Munich Werksviertel features a cozy womBAR…

… with selected products from our partners Georg Grohs (Wieninger Wine) and Mike Neureither (Ottakringer Brauwerk).

It’s toasted, baby! Wombat’s great selection of signature toasts is waiting for you in Munich Werksviertel!

Good things come to those who wait. After delays caused by both coronavirus and a burst water pipe on the construction site (which didn’t harm anyone except the schedule), the time has come – Wombat’s City Hostel Munich Werksviertel is finally opening its doors on 5 May 2022.

No one is more excited than us, that’s why Wombat’s will celebrate this significant day together with friends & family, partners & guests, travellers & locals.

It’s only right to commemorate our new hostel the Bavarian way, and so, we will begin with a keg-tapping at 3pm with Werner Fuchs (Hofbräu) and the two founders of Wombat’s, Marcus and Sascha.

Then it’s time for a stroll through the new house. Check out the eclectic design of our vibrant common areas, stylish café/bar and our cosy new rooms. Also on view are our brand-new multifunctional bunkbeds with integrated luggage locker, personal safe, reading lamp with mobile phone charger/holder, fan and curtains for complete privacy.

To introduce Wombat’s new gastro concept, a series of tastings are on the programme:

  • Mike Neureiter, Wombat’s creative partner and head of Vienna’s “Brauwerk” will pour and discuss Wombat’s very own craft beer “Wavebreaker
  • Get to know our cider partners at BlakStoc Cider with Karl Karigl
  • Latte Art – Grandmaster Benji Graf will use professional hardware from “La Cultura del Café” to conjure up frothy creations from our own Wombat’s Roast
  • All this will be accompanied by biodynamic wines from Vienna’s Wieninger winery and gourmet toast creations from our new bar menu

More about the products & partners here.

Crowning the day (and beginning the night) we will introduce our brand-new music and culture initiative womBEATS (more to come this year). We have live music from 20:00 courtesy of Irish singer-songwriter Shane Ó Fearghail & The Host (see photo above) as well as special (local) guest Karin Rabhansl.

Finally, DJ XTOPH will guide you from the open house into the open-ended party.


Stay tuned for more womBEATS to come in 2022!

Earlier this week, the UK said farewell & cheerio to most of the Covid-Restrictions imposed on the country. No more mask mandates, events and nightlife are back – welcoming everybody with doors wide open!

From February 11th onward, fully vaccinated travelers will no longer be required to present a negative COVID-19 test, let alone quarantine – more details on that here.

Naturally this comeback will be celebrated in our Wombat’s City Hostel London as well –

Rather than organizing secret parties with Boris in Downing Street, why not stay with us and do it on the books!  😉 Our womBAR, created for this very purpose, is open to you from Thursday – Saturday, 6PM – 01:30AM.

If you want to take part in the grand re-awakening of the metropolis that is London we have something special in store for you:

You know how our website has the best rates across all platforms anyways? Well, book a stay with us before February 20th and get an extra 15% off using voucher code LONDONCALLING! Valid for all bookings in 2022 😃

A quick outlook on what awaits visitors coming to London this spring:

THE event in February is undoubtably the London Fashion Week taking place from February 18-22. Tons of live-shows, celebrities and consequently glitz and glamor are guaranteed.

It also looks like St Patrick will be able to have a proper comeback this year! The dates for the party including a festival with free performances at Trafalgar Square, tons of irish food and drinks are not carved in stone yet but will take place on one of the weekends around March 17th – stay tuned.

Another free attraction to visit this spring is Battersea Power Station, one of the largest brick buildings in Europe, which serves as an incredible backdrop for this year’s Light Festival 2022 – on for another month until February 27th.



Spectacular light shows, the unforgettable location and a fantastic gastronomic scene (Tapas, Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza, Urban Wine & Craft Beer, you name it!) make Battersea Power Station a definite must-see.

As Wombat’s City Hostel London is perfectly connected with public transportation, even Battersea Power Station is almost around the corner and just a 45 minutes ride. For those of you who don’t feel like taking the Tube to get there – why not consider a ride on UberBoat Line RB6!