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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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4310 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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97%

One of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. Staff was so friendly and helpful, rooms were very clean, and there was a big common area for relaxing and meeting people. Can also rent bikes for 12 euro a day, which I highly recommend! Lots of bike paths so it was a great way to see vienna

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THANKS for this lovely review - we hope to see you here again one day!!!

100%

Great hostel in Vienna. Short ride into the town center. Social without being too loud. They have a nice bar and lounge area, plenty of communal areas, and a nice kitchen. They don't offer free coffee or tea (which I think all hostels should) which is kind of a bummer. Weird thing is the common areas are not in the same building as some dorms. I could imagine that in poor weather having to walk from the common areas to your dorm would would be annoying. Would definitely recommend this hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review! A note on free stuff - we often offer free Elderberry Lemonade (on hot days - an Austrian favorite) or free spiced tea (on cold days) - and our other hot drinks are a pretty good deal too, at €1 for a bottomless cup of drip coffee at breakfast or a freshly ground espesso drink, tea, hot chocolate, etc ;). But we'll keep your suggestion in mind! Thanks again, and happy wandering!

86%

The feel of the dorms was lacking - I felt like I was staying in a hospital. But the common areas had a better vibe to them. Staff was pretty good, though the cleaning staff would disturb us every morning coming in and out to clean, pre 10AM. I was staying in an all female dorm and a male housekeeper just walks in without permission. Not professional. Wifi was good overall, worked everywhere. Clean. Timer on showers was a nuisance. Overall good stay!

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Hi, we're really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay overall! I am SO SORRY however that you were disturbed in the morning - our staff tries to maintain a strict no-noise policy in the dorms before 10am (or when anyone is sleeping), and of course only women should be entering the women's dorm! Thank you for alerting us to these problems - I hope you'll accept the apologies of our cleaning team. THANK YOU for your review, and we hope to see you here again one day!

89%

It's a nice hostel with a quite good location (between Schonburg and Museum Quarter). Staff is very nice and helpful too. It was a good choice.

Owner Comment (Hide)
:) we're very glad you chose us - do come again!!!

89%

Lovely hostel - super clean, great staff and social without being party crazy. The only thing is that the electrical outlets in the dorm room I stayed in could have been more convenient. It's only a small detail though!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your lovely review - and for the comments about the outlets, it's feeback like this that help us find ways to make our house better and better! Do come again!

91%

EVERY THING IS GOOD, PERSONAL AND GUESTS ARE IN GOOD BEHAVIOUR. THE POSITION IS VERY GOOD. DEFINETELY IS ONE OF THE BEST HOSTEL I'VE NEVER BEEN. CONGRATULATION.

Owner Comment (Hide)
You are awesome!!! THANKS for the kind words, not to mention the congratulations :) - come see us again sometime!

100%

Traditional hostel, has plenty of character ( not like the new big chains), with a pleasant and cheery bar to relax in at the end of a long day's sightseeing. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Safe area, only five mins walk from the Westbahnhof transport hub with grocery stores close by.

Owner Comment (Hide)
THANK YOU, for this fantastic review - being ''one of a kind, not one of a chain'' is something we most definitely love about our hostel ;). Drop by and pay us a visit again anytime - and happy travelling!!!

91%

It's out of the hostels control but the walk to the hostel from westbahnhof felt unsafe because it was just obviously not a great area of vienna. But the hostel itself was great, it was like escaping that area of dodgey people and cheap businesses.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for your review! I have to say, we would describe our neighborhood as more ''up-and-coming'' than ''dodgy'' - we are after all just a few minutes walk from the lovely Mariahilferstrasse, Vienna's most popular shopping avenue, newly transformed into a gorgeous car-free urban space stretching from the Westbahnhof to the Imperial Palace. In any case Vienna is one of the safest cities in Europe, if not the world - so you can feel secure during your next visit :). Happy travelling!!!

89%

Staff is fantastic and very helpful. Also, they have plenty of lockers and close to the subway.


100%

Great hostel. I Had a great stay here 10/10


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.

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:) 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!

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