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Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 & 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:

*24/7 Reception
*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

Overview

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.

Location

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 8.7

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.4


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    14 Mar 2020
    Superb stay, lovely friendly staff and a really nice building. Bed was comfy and guests were good. Had my stay cut short due to the pandemic but the staff were really understanding and even refunded the remainder of my bill. Will definitely be back when this is all over!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 Mar 2020
    Great athmosphere, very easy to get to know new people! Every night they organise an activity. Staff was super friendly and nice! Will go there again if I ever come back to Vienna!
    Switzerland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    11 Mar 2020
    Stayed for a couple days at the beginning of the Corona outbreak. Very helpful and understanding staff. Overall vibe at the hostel was excellent even during the outbreak
    South Africa, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    04 Mar 2020
    Everyone who works here is very helpful. They have useful tips for visitors, from where to go sightsee and how to get there. Rooms are spacious. I really liked the family style dinners, helps you connect with other solo travelers. The hostels location is just a short train ride to the main center of the city. All in all it was a very good pleasant stay!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    07 Mar 2020
    This is a very comfortable and very social hostel. Social because there is a small bar and several social lounges with acoustic guitars, and every evening the hostel staff organizes a game to meet people and then takes people out to one or more bars. It's comfortable because the noise stays confined to these common areas, and the bar closes at midnight as quiet hours begin. The showers were hot, the beds comfortable. I met many people during my stay. Not the most central, otherwise no downside.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    07 Mar 2020
    Great amenities and helpful staff. Always someone around to give tips and great vibe to the whole place. Excellent balance of social without being a loud party hostel. Fab bar.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    28 Feb 2020
    I really enjoyed my stay here, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the activities they provided were fun and inclusive, and the facilities were clean. I appreciated the maps and advice the staff provided us!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    28 Feb 2020
    Easy to access by public transport, main attractions are also easy to reach by foot. Overall good experience! Stayed in a single room and it was quiet at night. Breakfast buffet in the morning is good and cheap!
    Austria, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    06 Mar 2020
    Staff were great, always trying to get everyone to join in with games, pub crawls or the free meals they offer. Nice location too, not too far from a walk into the center and there's a metro right around the corner. Defo worth a visit if your up for meeting some fresh faces!
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    05 Mar 2020
    The staff was amazing at this hostel and they showed me stuff to do in Vienna as well as the nightlife they provided. If you want to be at a hostel where they plan fun events like trivia to get to know other people, this is definitely for you. The location is right by transit stops as well. Also, the happy hour is amazing at the bar. I would highly recommend it.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • 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
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 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
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 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.

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