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- Switched from the Czech Koruna to the Euro and saw the price of everything (especially beer), double or triple.
- Laughed when the Canadian backpackers I met in Prague paid 9 dollars for two instant coffees after we'd crossed the border by train into Austria
- Understood the truth of my guidebook when it told me 'in Vienna, if it isn't a …
We arrived in Vienna in the afternoon and I (James) went to find a laundromat because the hostel's dryer was broken. I ended up having to walk 25min to find it and was sad to find out they had energy saving washers; that meant it took two hours to wash a load. Another 1 hour to dry and I was finally done.
Back at the hostel 3 1/2 hours …
So we finally got to see some sunshine and warmth in Vienna yesterday!
After we left our stuff in the hostel, we went to find something to eat and then just roamed the streets of Vienna, following the masses of people to see where they were going. We found St. Stephens and loads of people dressed up like they were from the era of the white wig …
While we were only in Vienna for about a day and a night, we definitely got a great idea of what the city is about! When we arrived, we went straight to a huge palace that made the White House look like a small apartment. This excursion also had an amazing view of the city, and luckily we had beautiful weather. After checking into the hostel we …
Last stop in Austria, the capital..
First day we battled to find a place to stay just in time to go for a quick walk around and thats about it.
Day 2 we hopped on the subway and saw a bit of the city visiting a church, and towards the section of the city where ALL of the museums are, as in dozens of them. Unfortunately it was a …
How has this hostel rated in the past?
Very helpful staff at the front desk - they printed my boarding pass for me and provided other guests with combination locks, extra sheets, info, etc. Atmosphere was lacking though - more of a practical hostel than a party hostel.
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