The owners, Marcus and Sascha, founded Wombat’s in 1998, nearly ten years after they had the crazy idea while Backpacking around Australia together. In 1999, they opened their first hostel in Vienna and now Wombat’s hostels can be found in Berlin, London, Budapest, Munich and coming soon in Venice too (2019).
I couldn’t have summed it up better myself so I will quote directly from the Wombat’s website.
“Wombat’s prides itself on blending the super social atmosphere of a youth hostel with all the amenities you need for a cosy and comfortable stay.”
100% Wombat’s has all the hallmarks of Austrian hospitality, comfy clean rooms, fluffy comforters and pillows and private bathrooms. Plus they have included great communal spaces to ensure a fun, festive atmosphere.
The Wombat’s team scored a wonderful building for their Budapest Hostel. Originally built in 1840, they maintained the original facade of the buidling and designed the hostel within its walls. Kiraly utca or King’s Street is the perfect location. A short walk to all the main Pest attractions. A straight shot down to the river to get to Buda. And in just the right place to access Budapest’s best nightlife and Ruin Pubs.
Behind the big wooden doors, you are greeted with a light and well-designed reception area that immediately flows into the bar and breakfast area. The staff are fun and helpful. Checking in is easy. If you have arrived early they have a luggage storage room so you can drop your stuff and head out and start exploring the city.
TIP: Despite the fact that there is a code of conduct in hostels and your belongings should be safe, we always recommend traveling with a lock for your bag.
The breakfast is comprehensive; cereal, pieces of fruit, different types of bread to toast, juice, coffee, tea, ham, cheese, etc And it is not expensive. So if you are not quite ready to start your day, buy breakfast, grab a comfy chair and take advantage of the free WiFi.
Or sign up for their free walking tour for a great overview of the city.
Choose from 8-bed, 6-bed, quad rooms or private twins or double rooms. Budapest is so affordable that if you don’t want to share you don’t have to. On the other hand, if you do you will truly have a budget weekend away. On top of that you can now use promo code CAMPUS to save an extra 10% when you book directly on the Wombat’s website.
If you are traveling just girls, there is also the option to get a female only room. You will also notice from the photos that they are not skimping on space. Even with the biggest bag or a fully booked room you cannot get under each other’s feet. Although there is only one bathroom, there are mirrors in the room so you can still get ready while someone else is having a shower.
Kiraly is perfectly located in the middle of all of the main attractions. The only thing that is a little bit far away is the castle. But walking there is the perfect opportunity to see all the other attractions along the way and to wander back through the shops and cafes.
The Szechenyi Baths are an easy metro ride away too. And the area is now filled with great restaurants and Budapest’s famous Ruin Pubs.
Wombat’s started 20 years ago in Vienna and has continued to branch out from it’s Austrian origins into new locations. Frequently winning best hostel awards, Wombat’s was around before all the big hostel franchises. This reflects in their style and service. Although you are staying in a hostel with a lot of beds, you feel like you are in a familiar place. They genuinely want to ensure you have a great stay and an amazing experience in their city.
The best prices for beds and rooms can now almost always be found by booking directly on the Wombat’s website. And don’t forget that Campus Florence now also has a promo code that will save you even more.
CAMPUS promo code is expanding to include hostels, tours, local experiences not just in Florence but also when you travel. We want you to SAVE wherever you are!