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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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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 & Schoenbrunn 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
*Relaxed BAR serving our own micro-brewed HOSTEL BEER (Closed from 01/10/22 to 28/02/222)
*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
*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!
*Breakfast for purchase (Not available from 10/01/22 to 28/02/22)
*'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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 May 2022
    This was a great place to stay, the atmosphere was great, room was really clean and secure.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 May 2022
    Best hostel I've ever stayed in! Great community vibe with staff that genuinely cares about the wellbeing of its visitors. Common areas make it easy to meet other travelers. Staff is very helpful as well — I was given a free COVID test upon asking for it during check-in! (I used it to successfully fulfill a testing requirement to fly back to the US) My private room also offered the privacy I signed up for, with a sink in the room. The hostel was clean all around.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 May 2022
    Very friendly hostel with nice communal spaces - perfect me travelling on my own
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    07 May 2022
    I don’t know how to star this review. It’s my first time in Vienna, I came here for a week before leaving for a long term apartment. Since day one I was received very welcomingly. Staff cooks many times per week for guests as a “pay as you wish” experience. The ambient is great, it’s not a party hostel but still gives you a super social vibe that wants to grab a beer and be sociable. One of the bests staff members in hostels, all of them cooperate and work together as friends. Rooms are well equipped and
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    14 May 2022
    Very kind and friendly staff who helped me plan a fun two days in Vienna. Good location, plenty of food nearby and it's near the west bus station which has a bus that runs to the airport even late at night/early in the morning. Bike rental was very easy and affordable. Very social hostel with nightly events, a nice common room and a good inexpensive beer. Breakfast was very tasty.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 May 2022
    In summer it will be bustling with people, and you may have a great time if not the best in Vienna, i would recommend to just lay in the common areas and is easy for meeting other travelers
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 May 2022
    I was welcomed very warmly by the 24/hour reception staff last weekend when I arrived just after midnight. The staff was very friendly and the common area/garden was amazing. The food smelled great but unfortunately I didn't have time to try it, just a coffee. The linens were very clean and the room and bathroom were as well. I stayed in the deluxe female suite which had an amazing shower, but the only downside was the drain was a bit clogged so the rest of the bathroom floor got a bit flooded.
    Italy, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    10 May 2022
    Really nice hostel, the bar was great value, the staff were really friendly and the common areas were always busy at night time and had a great/chill vibe. The room was probably the most spacious I've been in for a 6 person shared dorm and had a good bathroom as well.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    10 May 2022
    Awesome hostel. Great staff, clean facilities. Good offerings as far as the bar and food go. Really enjoyed my stay. Very close to the Westbahnhof, which makes it easy to get around Vienna.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    07 May 2022
    I had a nice stay here. I enjoyed the hostel as it was pretty clean, and a bar. The communal area was very sociable and quiet easy to talk with fellow travellers only thing for me was location. It's perfectly located beside the train station, but to the city centre its about 30/40 min to reach. But it's still a nice walk as the main shopping street is what you pass down through, filled with many places to eat and shop. I would recommend.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
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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
  • Meals Available
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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    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.