Vienna, Austria in 24-hours


Vienna was a quick destination since I only had a 24-hour layover. Since I only had a limited amount of time there, I was planning to spend time when I arrived walking around the city. When traveling, I try not to plan everything out since I know that things can change at the drop of a hat. So this is why when I arrived in Vienna, I was flexible with my plans. After a short flight, I neglected to follow one of the most important rules while traveling, which is to stay hydrated. By the time I landed, I had a big headache and still needed to make it into the city. Plus, by the time I got to the hostel, it was pitch black outside, which didn't make me want to explore.




The reason I stayed at a hostel was that my CouchSurfing host told me a day before I was due to arrive that he couldn't host me anymore. As I was on my way to the hostel, I got a message from the host saying he would be able to host me now. At this point, I had already paid for the hostel, so I decided to stay there. Thankfully the train from the airport to the city has free WiFi, which was super amazing. It was helpful since I had not received the message from the hostel on how to get there before I left. I was very pleased with the hostel I had chosen the staff responded to my messages quickly about how to get to their place. When I was checking in, the receptionist was so friendly, and I found out she was from Taiwan and studying in Vienna. The hostel is Zum Goldenen Kegel the location was perfect, you can easily take a tram to the city center, and the train to the airport is a block away.