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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


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 & 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
*Breakfast for purchase: Freshly cooked with organic local ingredients, offering lots of Vegan and even gluten-free options!
*Well-equipped self-service KITCHEN
*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
*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!
*'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 9.8

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    29 Sep 2022
    Very cozy and social. Met many nice people and the staff was so friendly. Would definitely stay there again!
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    25 Sep 2022
    This was the best hostel I’ve stayed in. The facilities are good and even though the hostel is not in the middle of the center, the metro/train station is very close by. The best part of this hostel is the social atmosphere. The common dinners every night at 8 are a great chance to meet fellow travellers. Would definitely come back.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    23 Sep 2022
    Amazing hostel! Great sense of community and it felt very homey.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    22 Sep 2022
    Loved this hostel. Would definitely stay here again. Beautiful comum areas and rooms, its not the best location but you can easily take the metro thats nearby
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    26 Sep 2022
    Perfect hostel for solo travellers, the common area and bar is great in an evening to meet people and most sociable hostel I have stayed at, family dinner where you pay what you want was good, staff very helpful and knowledgable of area. Nice outside space to have some quiet time. Hostel is only 5 min walk from Westbahnhof station which is easy to reach from central. Nightlife in central isn’t hard to reach and with night bus easy to return to hostel again. Travellers shack bar near is good too.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    26 Sep 2022
    Great place with very helpful staff! They really work to bring people together with activities so it is a great place to go and get to know other travelers.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    25 Sep 2022
    This hostel is tucked away in the suburbs between the main CBD and Schönbonn Schloss, but still very close to a train station, tram stops and lots of shops. I found it best to get a 3 day ticket for the transport network so I could turn jump on and off as I pleased. This hostel has fantastic facilities with lots of little “extras” - coffee machine, laundry, breakfast/dinner, musical instruments lying about. It was a vibrant young crowd but noise restrictions ensured a good night’s sleep!
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    23 Sep 2022
    Had a lovely stay - the communal dinner is such a great way to meet other travellers. They have a kitchen and several washing machines which is always handy. Not very close to the city centre but there is a tram stop right nearby :))
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    25 Sep 2022
    Staff were so lovely and there’s such a nice vibe in this hostel - chill during the daytime and vibrant at night. The free lockers were so helpful after checkout and overall a clean hostel. However, I would have liked the beds to be made on arrival for the price that was paid and a shelf to store belongings on the top bunk since my phone fell during the night
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    23 Sep 2022
    Great place to meet people if you travel alone. Smallest room I ever slept in and everything felt a bit dirty.
    Sweden, 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
  • Meals Available
  • 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.