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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 9.4

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Nov 2021
    I visited Hostel Ruthensteiner at the most awkward of times, during the covid lockdown. The museums were closed, there were no tours, but the staff or volunteers at the hostel were very hospitable, making what could have been difficult instead easy. By far the best kitchen of any hostel I've ever been to. Organized, everything labeled and demarcated, two fridges, lots of public spices, and an obvious free section for what fellow travelers chose to leave behind.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Nov 2021
    The Ruthensteiner went above & beyond my expectations. It has soul & community. The guests reflected this culture too. My female dorm was safely separated. All food was vegetarian/vegan friendly, communal & affordable. The bar had nonalcoholic options, and there was a hot tea blend on tap all day. The common areas had various different sections & styles. It was very easy to make friends or work alone. I felt like a local. Above all, the garden was EVERYTHING to me! A perfect peaceful escape.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    03 Nov 2021
    Great place to stay in Vienna. Staff were incredible and friendly. Great in house bar. Overall great place to stay!
    Indonesia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    18 Nov 2021
    One of the best hostels I have ever been to!
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    13 Nov 2021
    A great hostel in Vienna. Beds are super comfy and the staff is very helpful. The only thing is that during my three night stay the bathroom was not onced cleaned, but overall a good stay.
    Mexico, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    10 Nov 2021
    Only stayed one night, but really liked the hostel! Very good hangout areas and friendly atmosphere, friendly staff. Room and bed were comfortable. The kitchen and dining facilities seemed solid.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    03 Nov 2021
    Really nice atmosphere and location. Staff was always very helpful and people there were nice! Maybe it would be good to have a deeper cleaning in the top bunks and recheck the bathroom locks, otherwise really good value for the money.
    Portugal, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    05 Nov 2021
    Loved the atmosphere at this hostel and met alot of great people. I would highly recommend it and the common area is very large with a bar, plenty of seating, and area to meet other travelers. I enjoyed my short stay and would have liked to stay longer based on the great friends I made here. Very close to the transit and easy to get anywhere from the hostel.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    10 Nov 2021
    Small room but very clean. A bit loud during the night but that was expected as it is a hostel. Super nice staff amd the location is good, within a walking distance from basically anywhere. I was super satisfied, would recommend.
    Finland, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    11 Nov 2021
    This is definitely the most chill hostel I’ve ever been to. I always try to book one with a bit of a more social scene to it, which this one didn’t really have too much of. Everyone was very nice though! The hostel was clean and very cozy:)
    Canada, Female, 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
  • 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
Services
  • 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
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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