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Hostel Ruthensteiner Vienna

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9.5
Superb
11879 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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.

Reviews & Ratings

9.5
Superb
11879 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.8
  • Location
    8.7
  • Staff
    9.7
  • Atmosphere
    9.6
  • Cleanliness
    9.6
  • Value for Money
    9.4
  • Facilities
    9.6

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Latest Reviews

9.7
Superb
Nov 29, 2022
Amazing hostel. Lots of areas to chill out during the day, good bar with great prices and the home-cooked meals and free hot tea were a brilliant touch. The staff organised a salsa night which was awesome. Comfy beds and thick quilts, free lockers (locked using your room card) which also have chargers inside. Also - by far the best shower I’ve ever used at any hostel!
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Male, 25-30
10
Superb
Nov 27, 2022
Probably one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. Hard to find something that is social and yet a high quality place. Family dinners and happy hours were great.
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Male, 18-24
7.1
Very Good
Nov 24, 2022
Nice social vibe. unfortunately most hostels in Vienna seem to be a metro journey away from anything. would be much better if communal bathrooms rather than one shower per room. those showers also needed running for 3-4 mins to get hot water if you were first.
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Male, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Postal Service
    • 24 Hour Security
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

Awards

2020

1st, Country Winners Austria

2020

1st, Most Popular Hostels Vienna

2019

1st, Country Winners Austria

2018

1st, Country Winners Austria

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