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Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

'Spotlessly clean' and 'easy to get to know people', Hostel Ruthensteiner is the perfect place to stay if you're looking for a nice hostel close to the Westbahnhoff train station. Making friends and feeling cosy is what the Hostel Ruthensteiner is all about, with a beautiful garden and music area (they have a guitar, piano and drums) to help you get friendly with their cool international crowd. The location is well connected to the city centre, with all the major attractions just a short tram ride away.

Property Description

Perfectly located between the city center & Schönbrunn Palace, close to the biggest pedestrian street you will find immaculate accommodations, comfy beds, kitchen & BBQ, lovely gardens, musical instruments, affordable bikes for rent, free internet PC's, free wireless (working in rooms), free maps, international crowd & the friendliest staff in town!

Hostel Ruthensteiner, just 4 minutes from Westbahnhof train station and within walking distance of both the City Center and beautiful Palace Schoenbrunn, this is the ideal place from which to explore Vienna! An oasis in Vienna, our hostel is perfect for relaxing and making new friends after a busy day of sightseeing - either in one of our beautiful gardens, lounge or in the cozy bar. Friends and family-run and 'one of a kind, not one of a chain!' We look forward to welcoming you!!!

Special features include:

*Free WI-FI
*Well-equipped self-service KITCHEN and BBQ
*Relaxed BAR serving our own micro-brewed HOSTEL BEER
*Beautiful GARDENS for relaxing, enjoying a drink from the bar, making new friends
and playing oversized chess with our handmade wooden figures.
*Free lockers
*In-house Bike Rental
*Musical instruments library - show off your ukulele skills!
*Book Trade & Games
*Computers for guest use
*Smoke-free environment
*Self-service laundromat
*Book the best walking and bike tours at our reception!
(also the famous all-day 'Grape Grazing/Biking' tour to
the Wachau wine-growing region in the Danube Valley!
*Bicycle Friendly- large room for bike storage, complete with tools!
*Buffet Breakfast for purchase
*'Art from Around the World'

We offer all sorts of accommodations to appeal to everyone from 6 or 10 bed dorms (both mixed and single sex) to private 1-4 bed rooms and intimate doubles, both en-suite and dorm-style. All rooms include crisp linens, free wireless and use of our inviting facilities.

If you cannot find availability for a specific night and want to extend your stay, this is usually possible! Please just remember to ask before or upon check-in! Thanks!

We can't wait to have you stay with us!!!

*** You may arrive anytime, usually the rooms are cleaned and ready for you at 2 pm. Until then you are welcome to use our free lockers and all common facilities.
***Please remember that our hostel is NON-Smoking and no pets are allowed.
***If you are more than 8 people (Group), you must first enquire at the hostel before booking. We are NOT obliged to honor group bookings (that also goes for groups that split their booking)! Thanks for your understanding. View House Rules


Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna is a family-run oasis in the heart of the city. Come to discover our secret garden and stay for a barbecue! Our on-site bar is a great place to make new friends – bond over a beer from our very own micro-brewery. Love a singalong? Head to the music room and play some classic tunes on the piano, finally teach yourself guitar or have a go on the drums. Hang out in the lounge or kitchen if you're more into eating and drinking.


We're just around the corner from Mariahilfer Straße, where you and your travel buddies can enjoy some serious retail therapy. They say a trip to Vienna isn't complete until you've visited the Schönbrunn Palace (a 26-minute walk from our door), so spend a morning exploring the luxurious rooms or have a picnic on the lawns. Coming to us from Vienna International Airport? The Vienna Airport Lines bus runs every 30 minutes and will drop you off at the Westbahnhof train station (the journey takes about 40 minutes). From there, we're a 4-minute walk away.

Rooms and Dorms

Every bed comes with a plug socket and reading light – we can provide adapters too. Whether you book a mixed or single-sex dorm or a private room, you'll get free, fresh bed linen. Depending on which room you choose, you'll either have an en-suite bathroom or access to shared facilities.

Extras and activities

Our friendly staff are always happy to share travel tips – don't forget to ask about festivals happening in City Hall Square. You could also use the free Wi-Fi to read up on hidden gems yourself (like which café makes the best Eismarillenknödel – a typical Austrian pastry). To experience Vienna like a local, rent one of our bikes and zip around the streets. Fancy getting out of the city? Book a bike or walking tour at our 24-hour reception to get to know the surrounding countryside.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Jul 2021
    I’ve stayed in a few hostels in Vienna and this is by far the best! Super friendly and social atmosphere, lovely garden, quiet but well-connected location near the Westbahnhof, where you can also rent bikes. I was even able to check in early because my room was already free. There are also lockers to leave all your stuff, no curfew, and the kitchen is also well equipped with all the essentials. It’s great for groups travelling together, but it’s also full of solo travellers.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Jun 2021
    Such a great hostel so easy to meet others and great overall vibe
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 May 2021
    This is a real Hostel with heartfelt Details but most importantly: Very nice people, be it staff or guests. The beds are stable, fresh, clean like is everything and they maintain a great atmosphere even during all the COVID mess. Momentarily there is no breakfast but they told me they are working on a different concept. WIFI is blazingly fast and works everywhere.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Sep 2020
    Muy bonito hostal, buena atmósfera, excelente ubicación, al lado del metro. Es una buena opción para personas que viajan solas, el personal es muy amable y se preocupa de integrar a todos. Hacen comidas y actividades todos los días buscando que todos lo pasen bien. Piezas y baños muy limpios, 100% recomendado!
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    11 Sep 2020
    Amazing hostel with the nices staff and other travelers. I'll just sign all the previously GOOD reviews. Best hostel soo fare on my trip.
    Norway, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    09 Jul 2021
    When I was there it was Friday and was an amazing concert in the garden of the hostel. Very good atmosphere. Definitely Recommend about this hostel
    Israel, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    06 Sep 2020
    Pretty cool place, I had the entire room to myself. Felt more like a hotel than a hostel, but that’s probably because there wasn’t a lot of people around due to Covid. Overall pretty good stay, would definitely come back.
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    16 Jul 2021
    The one MAJOR problem is have is that the bed and pillow are EXTREMELY uncomfortable and old. I think it might be the worst hostel Ive stayed in in terms of a bed. The Pillow was missing most of its stuffing and I woke up with a sore back which got worse every day. I would end up even more sore after walking around the city all day and it put me in a bad mood. I’d really be willing to pay a bit more. I hope the hostel invests in better bed- I’d come back if they did. Otherwise, it’s a 10.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    28 Sep 2020
    Given the emptiness of Vienna due to Covid, the Hostel had a nice vibe and the staff were very sociable. We had a fun game night in the bar. Would lile to come back in normal times and explore the area more
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    17 Jul 2021
    Staff is great very friendly , the accommodations however were not that great . The rooms didn’t have AC which was very uncomfortable when it’s hot out and you have a full room of people . The WiFi also didn’t work in the room only in the common areas . The entire hostel also looked like it was under construction. Was a bit disappointed to be honest .
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2020

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Vienna

  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Austria

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Austria

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Austria

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Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna says

'Spotlessly clean' and 'easy to get to know people', Hostel Ruthensteiner is the perfect place to stay if you're looking for a nice hostel close to the Westbahnhoff train station. Making friends and feeling cosy is what the Hostel Ruthensteiner is all about, with a beautiful garden and music area (they have a guitar, piano and drums) to help you get friendly with their cool international crowd. The location is well connected to the city centre, with all the major attractions just a short tram ride away.