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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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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 9.0

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 May 2019
    Favourite hostel! Friendly staff who try to facilitate people meeting each other, awesome breakfast, clean facilities. Only complaint is the four person room was a little small. Definitely would stay here again and I encourage others to do so as well.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 May 2019
    Amazing stay just loved it. The reception guy helped me to get metro pass. I just love this hostel .. peace and serene
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    14 May 2019
    This is the second time I've stayed here and highly recommend it. Staff are amazing and friendly and the atmosphere is warm amd welcoming with all the facilities you would need.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    20 May 2019
    Safe and quiet hostel with rly nice gardens and good facilities. Me and my friend stayed here for 2 nights and felt very at home. Staff are helpful and thoughtful, there is free water from the alps and homemade lemonade when u come in :) plenty of tourist info available if needed , would recommend a stay here if you’re in Vienna!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    17 May 2019
    Very pleasant one night stay in a single room. Very reasonably priced with a beautiful courtyard, and staff were very nice.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    13 May 2019
    This Hostel really is the Best in Vienna! The beds were clean (we were in a Private Twin), the bathrooms were well maintained & clean. Location was good to restaurants & Westbahnhof, and central for all other inner city trains to get around. My only complaint was it had VERY thin walls, you hear everything going on in the halls & outside the building. Would absolutely recommend this place!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    18 May 2019
    Love this hostel.... probably one of the best I ever stayed in! Spacious with tons of natural light! It’s just a few minutes walk from West Banhof and a 30 mins easy flat walk to the main attractions! Really like staying here..... even if just for the spacious and light layout! A bonus that the staff are lovely too as is the location!!
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    17 May 2019
    I stayed at Ruthensteiner Hostel for one night only, but I felt super comfortable. Stuff was very friendly and warm, they explained every question reagarding Vienna. Facilities were clean and well maintained, I was thirilled about showers, they had a booth for every shower separated. The place had welcoming and relaxed feeling and there were al ot of artsy decor around. if I had more time there, would definetly hanged out in the common areas.
    Slovenia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    17 May 2019
    This hostel had some very unique aspects, I really enjoyed the garden! Most of the major stops are a metro ride (or a pretty walk) away.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    22 May 2019
    Ruthensteiner is a very nice hostel, the bar was great for meeting new people, the kitchen facilities were more then satisfying and the rooms were nice and clean. The location is not that great, like 30 minutes walk from the city center. Shout out to Christof for the bar quiz which was really fun and for all of the stuff for being super helpful and friendly
    Germany, Male, 18-24
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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.