One of my dreams is to own a guesthouse or a hostel, because the more I travel the more I see hostels that don’t seem to know what travellers actually want. So when I visited Vienna last week, I was very excited to stumble across MyMojoVie, an absolute gem of a hostel that knows exactly what we want.
Admittedly, I didn’t actually stay in MyMojoVie as I was trying Couchsurfing for the very first time, but my friend was staying there so I went over to hang out for a while.
MyMojoVie is located on an unassuming street in Vienna, and from the outside it doesn’t look like much, but inside the hostel is simply incredible. The first area to greet weary travellers is a cosy common room decorated with cushions, feathers, funky décor, books, and even a copy of Glamour (okay, that might have belonged to a fellow traveller). Two girls were hanging out in the lounge when we arrived, and they admitted that they had been extending their stay daily because they loved the hostel so much they had barely been out to explore Vienna.
The kitchen was small, but well stocked – including a large range of spices and even a syrup bar! I don’t even know what a syrup bar is, but it looked amazing!
Adopting white as the decorative colour of choice, and accessorising with mirrors and metal, the hostel feels clean and modern. The bedrooms featured the comfiest beds I have ever seen, top bunks have staircases leading up rather than tiny ladders favoured by most bunk bed manufacturers. All beds have two large, fluffy pillows—amazing! Games, musical instruments and fitness balls adorn each room, but never enough to make them look messy.
Girls (and some guys) will love the vanity table in each room, especially the use of a hairdryer in each room! I know that I love a hostel that provides a hairdryer! Even better, the plug socket was located by a large mirror—something that should be obvious, but rarely occurs in hostels.
MyMojoVie comprises of 3 rooms—two dormitories and a private. It is small, but very comfortable. At around €24 a night in the dormitory, MyMojoVie is not the cheapest accommodation that you will find in Vienna, but it is not the most expensive either—Vienna is not particularly a cheap city—but I would hazard a guess that MyMojoVie might possibly be the nicest hostel you’ll find. I’m not quite sure whether it’s a reflection on Vienna or MyMojoVie that I found the hostel more interesting than the city!
When I finally own the hostel I desire, I will be looking to MyMojoVie for some inspiration!
What would you include in the perfect accommodation? What can’t you live without in a room when you’re travelling? Please share in the comments below!