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Reviewed 14 December 2015

I've been travelling around Europe for four months now, and this is the far and away the best hostel I've stayed at. The rooms are warm, the beds are new and clean, and there is nothing the great staff here won't help with or offer advice for. One will not regret choosing this place to stay in Vienna.

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Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Wow, thank you PAtraveller - we love phrases like 'the best'!!! Come and chill with us again the next time you're in Vienna - until then, happy travelling!

Angers, France
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Great place, with real life in it, where you can have a rest after a busy day visiting this great city, have a beer or a cocktail (cheap!) with fellows travelers, playing the guitar, the staff is super nice and helpful and it's a really beautiful and clean! Very well located, just next to Westbahanhoff subway's station.

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Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 9 December 2015

I met another girl traveling solo when I checked in and we had a wonderful time together! The people at the front desk were incredibly warm, friendly, and helpful! I enjoyed the free apple tea and the art in my beautifully decorated room. The bed was comfy, the room/bathroom was the cleanest I've stayed in yet, and the overall aesthetic...

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Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Hey katiesue, thanks so much for this awesome review - we can't hear that phrase ('the best') often enough ;). I'll let our artists-in-residence know that you dug the theme rooms, a lot of love was poured into their art & design! As for the 'spooky' side street - your tip is a good one, as the main street (Mariahilferstrasse)...

Boracay
Reviewed 8 December 2015

The people, the bar, the room... everything about this place was great. We have been traveling pretty quickly through Europe and when we arrived at Hostel Ruthensteiner we were tired and cold. The first guy at reception that greeted us was lovely and the check in was simple. We felt at home and when we saw our room, we felt...

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Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Thank you so much afaustino, we love the love!!! Come back this summer and we'll have a grill-party :). Until then, happy travelling!

Reviewed 8 December 2015

Location is pretty good and easy to find. The rooms and common areas are quite clean. On check-in, you might need to pay 3 euros more if you want to pay with card instead of cash, just be careful with that fact.

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Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Hey there Ezgi D, thanks so much for this awesome review! Just a quick note on paying by credit card - we charge 3 PERCENT extra for credit card payments, not 3 euros!!! In case you're still asking yourself why: we're a small independent business, and the 3% commission that credit card companies charge us on every sale makes a...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2015

This hostel was really nice. I stayed as a solo traveller and met a couple of people at the pub in the hostel, we never went out on a night though and it doesn't have much of a 'pub crawl' place vibe. The rooms were great and the common area was a really nice place to hang out. The breakfast...

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Courtney D, Manager at Hostel Ruthensteiner, responded to this review

Hi there crayola_ferrari, thanks for taking the time to review us! We're really glad to here that you enjoyed your stay, despite the lack of pub-crawling (we do offer a pub crawl, by the way, as well as daily what's-on-in-the-clubs tips etc). As for our breakfast - we do try to keep it as affordable&tasty as possible, complete with fresh...

Brno, Czech Republic
Reviewed 30 November 2015

We booked a Quad Ensuite with our friends and really surprised. Atmosphere is brilliant, vibrant hostel, one can borrow various board games, leave bags in lockers, really nice and convenient convenient accommodation for a reasonable price.

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Ireland
Reviewed 23 November 2015

The location was perfect to get to from the airport as the shuttle bus drops you off in the Westbanhoff and from there its only a five minute walk to the hostel where staff on the door were very helpful , first impressions of the hostel was that it was very clean, I was staying in a 6 bed dorm...

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2015

This is a great hostel, near to Westbahnhof so very conveniently located for public transport. It's a little further away from the city centre if you want to walk, around 30 minutes or so, but the upside of that is that it's very quiet. After staying at a very noisy hostel on my last trip abroad, I was particularly looking...

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malaysia
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Good location, near train station, tram station. Many restaurant, supermarket near hostel. Provide full equipment & clean kitchen. All the dorm have provide bath room & toilet inside the room, room is very clean. Free Wifi is very strong. All the staff very friendly, helpful & proffessional, they can give u very good travel tips in Vienna, they all can...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
* Vienna's original independent backpacker's hostel, Hostel Ruthensteiner is the perfect place to stay - with its friendly, international atmosphere in a smoke-free environment. * "One of a kind" and not "one of a chain", our fun hostel is run by family and good friends and is the ideal hostel for the individual traveller or small friends/family group. * Newly renovated, our early 1800's historical building is just a stone's throw from the Westbahnhof Train Station and equidistant between the City Center and lovely Palace Schoenbrunn. Here, weary travelers can rest their bodies and refresh their souls! * "Cleanliness & friendliness" is our motto, helping you feel at home is our passion! ... more   less 

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Address: Robert-Hamerling-Gasse 24 | 1150, Vienna 1150, Austria
Region: Austria > Vienna Region > Vienna
Price Range: $25 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Ruthensteiner 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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