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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

****Our Bar and Breakfast services won't be available from 10/01/22 to 28/02/22****

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
*Well-equipped self-service KITCHEN
*Relaxed BAR serving our own micro-brewed HOSTEL BEER (Closed from 01/10/22 to 28/02/222)
*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!
*Breakfast for purchase (Not available from 10/01/22 to 28/02/22)
*'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 8.8

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Dec 2021
    Very nice staff, place was extremely clean. Inviting atmosphere as well.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Dec 2021
    Had a great stay! The hostel atmosphere is so cozy and fun, and the activities were great (Covid restrictions permitting). The location’s a little out of the way, but it’s super easy to catch a tram or metro into town. Would definitely stay again!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    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+
  • 9.7


    25 Dec 2021
    It was my first time in Vienna, and the hostel were amazing, the staff were extremely friendly, the hostel is super clean, has a nice garden, they insist to follow Covid restrictions (masks in the common areas), and finally the location is good!
    Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    21 Dec 2021
    Best hostel I’ve ever stayed in. Thank you to Jelena for being so accommodating!
    Philippines, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    20 Dec 2021
    I absolutely loved my time at Hostel Ruthensteiner. I couldn’t imagine staying anywhere else if I ever return to Vienna. The staff were very professional and compassionate with all travellers during a difficult period of time in the Covid-19 pandemic. The common area is great for meeting people, playing games or sipping the delicious complimentary apple cinnamon tea. Lots of sightseeing suggestions and activities, and the location is handy, being near the U3 underground line
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    22 Dec 2021
    I really enjoyed my time here, the vegan breakfast was delish, the room I had was nicely designed and the atmosphere was so good, I met a lot of people during the Christmas period which meant being away from home was that much easier. The security was the use of both keys and a key card, my 6 bed female dorm had a separate shower and toilet so both could be used at the same time which was great. Also the tube station s so close that with the Vienna travel card, moving around the city is easy!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    18 Nov 2021
    One of the best hostels I have ever been to!
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    22 Dec 2021
    The hostel is nice and is well connected with the tram. The staff is friendly and they help you with everything!
    Mexico, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    20 Dec 2021
    Good spot, didn't think it would be very social, but if you want to meet some new people go to the common area after 6pm and make some nice memories. Also had some nice volunteer staff.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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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
  • Vending Machines
  • 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.