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Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna Reviews

Robert Hamerling Gasse 24, 1150 Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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91%

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4201 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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97%

wonderful place to stay! staff is super friendly and helpful.


100%

Great hostel with great staff and great atmosphere.


94%

This hostel deserves all these great reviews. It's a few minutes walk from Westbahnhof railway station and about half an hour from the city centre (on foot).


94%

Enjoyed our stay a lot! The staff knew all the best small restaurants and bars nearby. The vibe in the hostel was cool-instruments to play, drinks from the bar and a comfy lounge. Kitchen is large and there are easy laundry machines for pay. Cheap breakfast of: bread, cereal, granola, fruit cocktail and endless coffee. Our room had sturdy bunks and secure lockers. The ensuite bathroom was always clean. The doors we're manual lock so most days people forgot to lock doors. I would stay again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
:) thanks for this lovely review - come back again soon!!!

97%

Great little hostel. Very clean and welcoming. Would stay again.


94%

We just stayed for one night, but it was very nice there and we would definitely visit this hostel again!

  • 1st Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Don't look anywhere else, stay here. These people know how to run a hostel! Right next to a major train station, clean, warm rooms and super friendly staff. Thank you!!


89%

Good place


91%

Great hostel with very helpful staff and a nice relaxed vibe. It's not a crazy party hostel but it's fun. My biggest complaint is that electrical outlets in the dorm rooms are very inconvenient. If you're in the top bunk and you need to charge your phone overnight, good luck. If the person below you has already gone to sleep, you almost have to wake that person up in order to plug in your electronics because the plug doesn't reach far at all. But, it's clean, friendly and close to transit.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, we're very glad to hear that you dug our vibe :). THANK YOU also for the tip about the outlets! We're currently adding double-outlets to each bed in our dorms (to accommodate a reading light + cell phone) - sounds like yours will be next in line for renovation. Thanks for your review, and happy travelling!

91%

Good place. Being near the train station (westbahnof), the location was perfect. Staff recommendations were great! Breakfast system was a little painful. It can be a buffet instead of someone serving portions with many people waiting in queue.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to review us! Yes, we realize that breakfast can get a little overrun at especially busy times - we're dreaming of installing a full-blown buffet in the coming year or two. Until then, we'll continue to offer our affordable breakfast - complete with fresh rolls & bread, fresh yogurt, muesli&cereal, bottomless coffee, etc etc - and for those who are more do-it-yourself, we'll always have our fully equipped kitchen for guest use :). Thanks, & come back soon!

97%

A bit tricky to find initially, however this hostel is a gem in Vienna. Excellent atmosphere with a helpful staff who give out great recommendations-make sure to check out the local eats they suggest! Room was clean and quiet, bar was fun for meeting other travelers. Overall, once you understand the public transport of Vienna, this hostel is a great find and a convenient stay to get to all of the great sights Austria has to offer!


100%

Enjoyed the room and the bar. They have some instruments people can pick up and play and good prices for happy hour. Very great place to chill out. We had a late train, the hostel had free lockers that we could leave our stuff in after we checked out.


80%

Nice hostel with a good vibe just outside the heart of Vienna. The location is closed to subway station which is great, but a bit of a hike away from places if you intend on walking. The showers have a weird timer to them but that might be common for shared bathrooms, I don't know. The hostel was chilled which is a nice break from party hostels. The staff were friendly and provided help whenever asked. I did find it odd they charged for coffee, something I don't experience much elsewhere.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! Yes, our ''eco-friendly'' shower timers may be a bit unfamiliar, but they serve a dual purpose, saving water while also helping to make sure that a shower won't be left to run and cause a flood, not unheard of in the dorms ;). As for coffee - you got us, we do charge for it - but €1 for a bottomless cup of drip coffee or a freshly ground espesso drink isn't too bad, is it? ;) Thanks for your review, and do come again!

100%

Just the best hostel in Vienna!! Amazing staff, bedrooms and localization! Just few minuts walking to the Westbanhoff station. Another great point is the breakfast. Very cheap price and great cost x bennefit ratio! You need to stay at this hostel when going to Vienna!

Owner Comment (Hide)
What an awesome review - thanks, you made our day! :)

94%

One of the best hostels I ever stayed, highly recommended!

  • 26th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
:)!!!! Come back soon!

94%

Really nice hostel with a great a common area and breakfast (delicious and cheap). The rooms and facilities were excellent, as was the staff. The free computers were a great perk. Only downside is that the hostel is a 40 minute walk from most sights, but is really close to a metro stop.


91%

I stayed in the dormitory and we had a private shower/toilet (with access to another if needed) which was awesome. The main building also has a lot of common area, a bar, and there is breakfast available for cheaper than if you go out. Situated near the train station/metro… super easy to get to main part of Vienna and to the bar/hip district as well. I would definitely stay here again next time I am in Vienna.


91%

Top, i loved!


97%

We spent a good time at the Ruthensteiner. It was very quiet at night and the staff was helpful.

  • 24th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

I used the 4 nights for the price of 3 deal on HW and absolutely loved my stay in Vienna. The hostel is located perfectly at Westbahnhof which is an easy access to everywhere and also just a 15 minute walk to Schonbrunn Palace. Rooms and common areas were really clean and it also has a chilled out bar. Staff were super helpful and at reception they leave directions to all the major tourist points to make life easy. Reception is also 24 hours so security is a plus. Would definitely stay again!

Owner Comment (Hide)
THANKS for this fantastic review!!! We'll look forward to your next visit!

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