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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Happy Hostel is an odd place, it feels more like a homeless shelter than a hostel. It is quite intimidating so I would not feel comfortable there if I was a solo traveler. The amenities are however very good - we had a fully equipped kitchen and a dining room in our area of the hostel which was very useful.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed at Happy Hostel for one night and really enjoyed my stay. I was lucky enough to find a bed quite early at 8:30 am. The place is quite old but I liked their dorms which are more like an independent apartment having everything.. Wifi is quite weak, rather not available anywhere except the reception area.. Simple and lovely breakfast... More 

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014

we stopped here in summer 2012 for 2 nights. we couldn't believe our luck when we got to our room. it had a separate bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and living space! it was clean and everything we needed.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

This place smells strange, the bed in my singleroom too. I payed for a single room with my own shower, still I had to share both shower and one toilet with 4 other persons. It's very easy to hear the neighbours! And traffic outside. My room were three stairs up and there were no lights by the stairs, creepy when... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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18 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We were there for 3 days at the end of December. Had a private double with shared bathroom. We got a room in a small appartment of two locked rooms, a bathroom and a small kitchen corner. We were lucky cause there was noone else in the second room, so it was quiet. The room was clean and warm, a... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2013

This is budget hotel/hostel so adjust your expectations accordingly or you will be disappointed; I paid 35 euros for single room with shared bathroom. Lay out is unusual in that it is rooms in apartment layout being rented; rooms without dedicated bathroom will share kitchen and bathroom with two or three other rooms. I stayed five nights. Pension Kraml is... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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128 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Yes, great location. No, It is not a happy hostel, it is a worst hostel in Vienna, creeper works at the hotel, chases people in the hotel, spiders and spiders web everywhere, loud and noisy, full of drunk people, table full of dirts, blood on radiotors, please, please, avoid this place as it is very unsafe, very noisy, very unprofessional... More 

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Dublin
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34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2013

It was alright for what we paid, a bit grubby. We stayed in a two person apartment. It was very spacious but a bit musty, could definitely do with a revamp. Also the toilet was in a separate room to the shower/sink which was unusual. The shower head fell numerous times and is quite heavy, was lucky not to get... More 

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Considering our twin room cost over 40 euro a night in total (the price of a cheap hotel), we were left disappointed. The hostel is not happy; there is no real communal area to meet people and the staff are helpful enough but seem to go through the motions of reading out places to visit and what time checkout is... More 

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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

This place could have easily been rated 3/5 from me if it weren't for the little things that affected our stay here. When we arrived at the hostel we were greeted kindly by the woman at the desk, who told us how yo get to the rooms etc. One thing we did notice was a lack of communal area in... More 

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Staying in Mariahilf

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Mariahilf
Vienna’s sixth district hosts high street shopping heaven and pedestrian area Mariahilfer Strasse. The weirdest local building is probably the city aquarium Haus des Meeres, housed in one of Vienna’s six remaining World War II defense towers, and topped with a rooftop bar that offers stunning views over Vienna and the centre. One of the most historic sites in the area is the passageway of 18th century Raimundhof with its small shops and cafés. It leads from Mariahilfer Strasse to Windmühlgasse. For a glimpse into the world of early 19th century theater, visit Semperdepot, the former depository for theatre decoration, which now hosts art exhibitions and fairs.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Happy Hostel

Address: Kurzgasse 2, Vienna 1060, Austria
Region: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna > Mariahilf
Price Range: €42 - €72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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“Clean up, change the matrass and with a small investment you have a great room to rent out.”
 of 5 bubbles , 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Request the room 1st floor.”
 of 5 bubbles DarmaGurusinga, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“with the room rate they charge.............one can find a better place to stay”
 of 5 bubbles Geda2721, 21 Mar 2015 | Read review
“if you want privacy, opt for a single or double ensuite.”
 of 5 bubbles SoumitreeG, 14 Apr 2012 | Read review
“If it helps, we were in room 14b. As with many hostels there isn't a lift so I'd request 1st or 2nd floor if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles Ratty1986, 20 Sep 2011 | Read review
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