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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."

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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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Nov 2019
    It was a fantastic hostel stay! The atmosphere really was nice - the staff were friendly with different events and things to do every night. This hostel is a lovely social hostel with the common areas and the bar being an awesome place to meet people - but you don't have to be there if you don't (you don't feel pressured to be there if you don't want to!) The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. I was on the top bunk and it was really sturdy! Overall, it was the best.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Nov 2019
    One of the best hostels I've been to. This place has staff and guests that carry a great atmosphere. Its easy to just sit and chat with new friends in the common area all night. It's right by a bar that hostels tend to go to every night so if you want to go out that's a convenient option. There are great events at the hostel too every night. The place was clean and showers were nice. Laundry was easy to do too and they had detergent. Right by public transport. Thanks for the great time!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Nov 2019
    Really social, super friendly staff. Super close to a main trainstation and underground. They have events every night, reccomend for solo travelers for sure.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 Nov 2019
    I LOVED my time at Hostel Ruthensteiner. From a warm and inviting atmosphere, to laundry (washer AND dryer), to bike rentals, to home-cooked breakfast and dinner -- it's clear that this hostel truly cares about its guests and their time in Vienna. It reminded me a lot of the cooperative houses I used to live in, where 15-20 of us would share responsibilities of cooking, cleaning, and living together. I would absolutely stay again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Nov 2019
    Pretty good. I booked yet for 3 days in X-mas. Nice stuff. Thank's. See You!
    Ukraine, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    05 Nov 2019
    Loved this hostel!! The family style dinners every night made it easy to meet other solo travelers staying there. There’s also an activity planned for each night, such as trivia or talent shows, and a bar located inside. I really enjoyed the vibes at this hostel and met a lot of cool people. The only downside was the location. I felt as though it was a little far away from the city center, but a short ride on the metro got me where I wanted to go. Either way, I would definitely stay here again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    05 Nov 2019
    Friendly, clean and safe hostel. Just what you need for a couple of days in the city. Great for travelling as a couple or on your own. Staff were super welcoming and knowledgable. The free apple cinnamon tea was a highlight. Would definitely recommend!!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.6


    07 Nov 2019
    This hostel has something for everyone. It can be quiet if you're looking to bring your family but the drinking games and atmosphere does pick up at night time. The location isn't amazing as it's a 20/30 minute walk to any major attractions but there is a city bike station right outside which essentially makes all of your transportation free.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    01 Nov 2019
    Pretty average hostel all the facilities were nice and people were friendly. Not the most social hostel I have stayed at and had quite a few families and older people. But still a good hostel. Also easy to get into Vienna by using the metro.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    06 Nov 2019
    Very basic. The staff are very Nice. It is recommened but you could search for more options.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 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
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games


  • 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.